The New England division Human Resources Director of Wegmans, Brien MacKendrick, said, “Unfortunately, with this non-traditional location we are unable to attract enough customers for our business model to work.” However, the company states they are committed to continuing to serve its Natick customers through its e-commerce offerings and other area stores.
In addition to Wegmans, Giant Eagle will also be closing its West Newton location in Pennsylvania this summer due to retirement. Mike and Maryann Bingey, the store's owners, said in a statement, “We have greatly appreciated the support of the West Newton community for these past 35 years, and we thank our team members for their commitment to helping us meet the needs of our customers.”
Meanwhile, Natural Grocers announced they will be closing two of their North Texas locations, Fort Worth-North and Coppell, due to lower-performing sales. Customers at the affected stores can take advantage of the closing sale with a 25% discount on all products. However, the company states they will still remain committed to serving the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex through their neighboring stores.
These closures are only a few among other big-box retailers that have shut down their operations recently. Keep reading to find out which grocery chains, including Wegmans, are closing stores soon.
Wegmans to Close Its Natick Store This Summer Due to Non-Traditional Location Struggles
Wegmans, a popular East Coast grocery chain known for its cult following, announced it's closing its store in Natick, Massachusetts, this summer due to non-traditional location struggles. Despite being its “first multi-level store within a major mall,” and one of its largest locations, the store wasn't receiving enough demand. Brien MacKendrick, the human resources director of Wegmans New England division, says they are unable to attract enough customers for its business model to work. The company states though that they will continue to serve its Natick customers through their e-commerce offerings and other area stores.
Giant Eagle to Close West Newton Store Location in Pennsylvania Due to Retirement
Giant Eagle, a popular grocery chain in Pennsylvania and surrounding states, will also be closing its West Newton store location this summer due to retirement. Mike and Maryann Bingey, the store's owners, expressed gratitude to the West Newton community and their team members for their 35 years of support and commitment.
Natural Grocers to Close Two North Texas Locations Due to Lower-Performing Sales
Natural Grocers announced they will be closing two of their North Texas locations: Fort Worth-North and Coppell due to lower-performing sales. In a statement, Kemper Isely, co-president of Natural Grocers, said, “We made the difficult decision to close two lower-performing stores, Fort Worth-North and Coppell … We remain committed to serving the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex.” The company states though that they have no plans to close any additional stores at this time.
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