TAMPA, Fla. — Sweetbay plans to close seven Florida stores in the next six to eight weeks, encompassing three locations in the Tampa Bay area, two in Sarasota and one each in Fort Myers and Englewood, a spokeswoman for the chain told SN last week. Sweetbay currently operates 108 supermarkets, all in Florida. Meanwhile, the chain plans to open three new stores in 2009: one each in Tampa, Tarpon Springs and Clermont, Fla. Sweetbay’s parent company, Brussels-based Delhaize Group, announced the ...
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