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Shaw’s says it’s laying off 700

Blaming a weak economy and fierce competition from other retailers, Shaw’s Supermarkets of West Bridgewater said Friday that it’s laying off 700 workers.

“We are operating in a tough competitive landscape, a challenging economy, and we’ve experienced sales losses,” said Shaw’s spokesman Steve Sylven. Jobs will be cut at each of the 169 Shaw’s and Star Market stores in New England, said Sylven, leaving the company with a total of 17,000 employees after the layoffs are completed.

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