Shaw's Supermarkets Opens In Wiscasset, Maine

Company adds 100 New Jobs for Maine Residents

Jun 04, 2004, 01:00 ET from Shaw's Supermarkets

    WEST BRIDGEWATER, Mass., June 4 /PRNewswire/ -- The Wiscasset, Maine
 Shaw's Supermarket, at 670 Bath Road, opened its doors to customers at 7:00
 a.m. this morning.  With the opening of this new store, the Company now has 22
 supermarkets in the State of Maine and 205 stores in total throughout the six
 New England States.
     "We are very pleased to offer the residents of Lincoln County and
 Wiscasset this new and rewarding shopping experience," said Paul Gannon,
 Shaw's President and CEO.  "From the product selection to the store design and
 layout, we strive to tailor our stores to the community and we are pleased
 that the new Wiscasset Shaw's Supermarket achieves that goal."
     The Wiscasset Shaw's will employ approximately 100 associates from the
 Lincoln County area.  Leading the Management Team for the store is Jeff Purdy.
 Mr. Purdy is a 22-year veteran of Shaw's.  Previously he has served as an
 assistant store manager at the Shaw's in Westgate, Falmouth, Saco, Auburn, and
 Lewiston.  A resident of Gray, Maine for the past eleven years, he and his
 wife Julie are the proud parents of a 16-month old girl.
     Store Hours
     The store will be open for business from 7:00 A.M.-9:00 P.M., every day of
 the week.
     The Offering
     At 43,659 square feet, the new store offers customers full-service
 departments including Produce, Bakery, Seafood, Deli, Dairy, Cheese, Frozen
 Foods, Meat and floral.  The store also features Specialty Shops including:
 Wild Harvest, Beer, Wine, Seasonal, Candy, Coffee, Baby, and Kitchen Products.
 In addition, the store will feature an "As Seen on TV" section and a Big Value
 Pack aisle.
     The Environment
     Shaw's is an award winning EPA Energy Star Partner, as well as a Green
 Power Partner with Energy Star Labeled stores across New England.  The Company
 has implemented innovative energy and environmental conservation programs and
 continues to implement best practices for waste minimization, logistics
 efficiencies and resource management.
     About Shaw's
     Shaw's Supermarkets and Star Markets are a division of Albertsons, Inc.
 Throughout the six New England states, there are more than 200 Shaw's and Star
 Market store locations serving over four million customers each week and
 employing approximately 30,000 associates.  For additional information, please
     Shaw's Spokesperson:
      Terrence C. Donilon
      Telephone:  (508) 313-3318
      Pager Service:  1-800-LESHAWS

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