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  • Hannaford Brothers Company

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    Hannaford is a supermarket chain based in Scarborough, Maine. Founded in Portland, Maine, in 1883, Hannaford operates stores in New England and New York. The chain is now part of the Ahold Delhaize group based in the Netherlands.

  • Shaw's and Star Market

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    Shaw's and Star Market are two American grocery store chains under united management based in West Bridgewater, Massachusetts, employing about 30,000 associates in 154 total stores. 133 stores are operated under the Shaw's banner in Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont; while Star Market operates 21 stores in Massachusetts, most of which are in or near the city of Boston. Until 2010, Shaw's operated stores in all six New England states and as of 2017 Shaw's remained the only supermarket chain with stores in five of the six after it sold its Connecticut operations. The chain's largest competitors are Hannaford, Market Basket, Price Chopper, Roche Bros., and Stop & Shop. Star Market is a companion store to Shaw's; Shaw's having purchased the competing chain in 1999. Shaw's and Star Market are wholly owned subsidiaries of the Boise, Idaho–based Albertsons.

  • Big Y

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    Big Y Foods, Inc. (or Big Y) is an American supermarket chain located in Massachusetts and Connecticut. It operates under the trade names "Big Y World Class Market" or "Big Y Supermarket." In 1936, a young entrepreneur, Paul D'Amour, aided by his brother, Gerald, and sisters, Ann Marie, Yvette, and Gertrude, purchased the Y Cash Market in the Willimansett section of Chicopee, Massachusetts, at a Y-intersection. On December 12, 1936, the brothers began Y Cash Market, the forerunner of Big Y. The company is headquartered in Springfield, Massachusetts. Big Y now is run by cousins Charles and Donald D'Amour. Big Y is one of the largest independently owned supermarket chains in New England, and it employs over 12,000 people. In 2005 Big Y was the 268th-largest private company in the United States, according to that year's Forbes magazine "500 Largest Private Companies" list. Big Y is the fourth largest supermarket chain in New England after Quincy based Stop & Shop, Scarborough based Hannaford, and West Bridgewater based Shaw's Supermarkets. Big Y is the second largest in Southern New England after the aforementioned Stop & Shop.

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