The strong are only getting stronger in the Tampa, Fla., market, where Delhaize America-owned Sweetbay Supermarkets in February closed 33 of its locations. “I don’t think it shocked people locally to see Sweetbay go down,” said John Crossman, president of Orlando, Fla.-based Crossman & Co. “They were one of those grocers who it is hard to say what demographic they are going after.” While Sweetbay continues to operate 72 supermarkets in Florida, its ...
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