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Six Shaw's and Star Market locations in Mass. and RI to close


( – Six Shaw's and Star Market locations in Massachusetts and Rhode Island will be closing its doors no later than August 3, 2013.

Shaw's and Star Market made the announcement Monday saying they will be closing four stories in Mass. and two in R.I. because the locations were not meeting company goals.

In a statement, a spokesperson for the brands said despite the best efforts of the company and their associates, they "have not been able to reposition them to better compete in the marketplace and don't anticipate being able to change this trend."

The spokesperson said while the decision to close was difficult, it is the best for the company's ongoing success and future growth.

The stores in Mass. that will be closing are located at 465 William S Canning Blvd in Fall River, 11 Berdon Way in Fairhaven, 666 Washington Street in Stoughton, and 280 Winthrop Street in Taunton.

The two stores closing in Rhode Island are located at 100 Franklin St. in Westerly and 1500 Diamond Hill Road in Woonsocket.