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The Exchange

New Hampshire’s Supermarket Shuffle

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Shaws and Stop and Shop recently announced plans to shutter stores in the Granite State leaving hundreds of workers unemployed…and loyal customers wondering where they’ll pick up their groceries! But some say the closures are actually good for the state’s consumers, leading to lower prices, new players and greater choice.

Guests:

  • John Dumais: President and CEO of the New Hampshire Grocer’s Association
  • Kathleen Callahan: Assistant editor for NHBR who has been following the closure of New Hampshire supermarkets and other food related issues.
  • Jim Hertell:  managing partner of Willard Bishop, a food retailing consultant who works with the parent company of Stop & Shop, among others. 

We'll also hear from:

  •  Charlie Sherman: Executive director of New Horizons, an emergency shelter, soup kitchen and food pantry in Manchester  
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