Martin’s announced on Wednesday plans to shutter its eight remaining Richmond area stores over the summer. The move comes as the grocer looks to exit the market after parent company Ahold Delhaize purchased the Food Lion brand. Publix is currently renovating the rest of the Martin’s grocery store portfolio. The first of those locations is expected to open over the summer as well.
On July 10th, the following three Martin’s stores will close:
- 6401 Centralia Road, Chesterfield
- 5201 Chippenham Crossing Center, Richmond
- 11361 Midlothian Turnpike, Richmond
On August 2nd, the following five stores will follow:
- 253 North Washington Highway, Ashland
- 12601 Jefferson Davis Highway, Chester
- 200 Charter Colony Parkway, Midlothian
- 7045 Forest Hill Avenue, Richmond
- 5700 Brook Road, Richmond
“We want to thank our associates for their hard work and dedication over the years, and we are grateful for the loyalty of our many customers,” Martin’s president Tom Lenkevich said in the news release.
“Throughout this difficult process, our top concern has been to take care of our associates and treat them fairly and with respect. We know our associates’ continued dedication to our customers will provide excellent service in the coming weeks. We are also making a best in class commitment to take care of our people with a strong severance package.” No details on the severance packages were immediately available.