Shaw's to close 2 RI stores

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – A couple Rhode Island grocery stores are about to close. Shaw's has announced it's closing five stores: three in Massachusetts and two in Rhode Island.

The Rhode Island stores affected are in Warwick and Johnston. The Massachusetts locations are New Bedford, Stoneham and Revere.

In a press release the company said the closures were prompted by today's "difficult economic environment." The company did not say how many workers will be affected but said they will be offered jobs at other Shaw's locations when openings come up.

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