BALTIMORE (AP) — State officials say Superfresh is warning of hundreds of layoffs if the grocer cannot sell nearly all of its stores in Maryland and they have to close.

Officials said Monday that Superfresh wants to sell 22 of its 24 stores in Maryland. Two stores in Ocean City are not for sale.

Superfresh says the closings could start as soon as July 6. If buyers can’t be found, nearly 1,500 employees could be laid off.

Sixteen of the stores are in the Baltimore area.

Superfresh’s parent company is the Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co., based in New Jersey.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Comments (9)
  1. Doug says:

    That’s what happens with mismanagement in a saturated market.

  2. Lady Shirley says:

    Close some but keep the busiest ones. I love SuperFresh & would hate to see the one in Rosedale close!

  3. Minerva says:

    Yea! I need mine in Elridge and Hampden!

  4. Sally says:

    Rosedale?? Isn’t that where that notorious McDonalds is where people get beaten up and the management laughs and takes videos of it??

    1. drboomer says:

      SAlly, that was a little in=mmature. The perps in the Mcdonalds casehave been indicted by Balto County grand jury, arrested and are currently in jail awaiting trial. Why do you trash an entire community because of the actions of a couple of misfits?? They will get what is comming to them.

  5. Everett Rees says:


    1. Employee #8 says:

      NIce to see you understand the situation and are not just pushing some ridiculous far-right rhetoric.

      Angry, unaware bloggers like yourself crack me up. I’m just shocked to see how many of you around.

      Failed business practices=”state of tax hell.” It’s always nice to have someone else to blame….

  6. ed says:

    Too many stores in bad locations & dumb management plus all the spoons stealing.

  7. D.B. Lawrence says:

    Loosing Super Fresh is not going to be a great loss. They are the most expensive stores usually winding up in last place. They are also known for firing probational employees just before their period is over as the Union that represents do not have to represent them until they are permanent emplories

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