Ahold to Lay Off Thousands as the Result of Martin's Closures
RICHMOND, VA - As Ahold’s Martin’s Food Stores looks to shut its doors following an acquisition by Publix, it looks like the total number of employees who will be displaced by the move is reaching the thousands.
In addition to the first 1,100 employees that were laid off during the first phase of the Publix deal in November and February, the Richmond Times Dispatch is reporting an additional 1,200 will be saying goodbye to the Ahold family. Some reports, including one from the Virginian Pilot, pin the number at closer to 1,600.
As reported by the Times-Dispatch, these are the following locations to close and their corresponding layoff numbers:
- 6401 Centralia Road, Chesterfield County, 114 layoffs
- 5201 Chippenham Crossing Center, Chesterfield, 92 layoffs
- 11361 Midlothian Turnpike, Chesterfield, 168 layoffs
- 4660 Monticello Ave., Williamsburg, 183 layoffs
- 253 N. Washington Highway, Ashland, 110 layoffs
- 12601 Jefferson Davis Highway, Chesterfield, 107 layoffs
- 200 Charter Colony Parkway, Midlothian, 164 layoffs
- 7045 Forest Hill Ave., Richmond, 127 layoffs
- 5700 Brook Road, Henrico County, 121 layoffs
- 7035 Three Chopt Road, Henrico, 138 layoffs
- 9645 W. Broad St., Henrico, 141 layoffs
- 3522 W. Cary St., Richmond, 99 layoffs
Originally, the sale of the first 10 Martin’s stores was brought on by the need for Ahold to divest locations in order to get Dutch approval for its merger with Delhaize. While the merger was completed in late July, Martin’s later decided to close or sell its remaining stores as well.
How will Virginia’s retail market be shifting as Martin’s says goodbye and Publix enters the picture? ANUK has our ear to the ground.