One Shaw’s customer told the Boston Globe that the store’s prices are higher for basics like eggs, milk and bread.
Customers going to other grocery stores for cheaper prices have become a problem for the company. Shaw’s sales fell from $5.3 billion to $3.8 billion in 2012.
In Barnstable the company has faced tough competition from new stores in Hyannis and Sagamore.
Market Basket, a company known for its cheap prices, opened a store in Sagamore in June 2012. The store is a huge draw for Cape residents who often drive far distances to cut down the grocery budget.
Stop and Shop opened a new 65 thousand square foot store in Hyannis further drawing customers from Shaw’s.
Shaw’s will face even more competition this winter. Wholes foods announced in November they plan to open a new store in Hyannis in the former Border’s on Iyannough Rd.
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