Hannaford Supermarkets Proposes Store for North Berwick | Business
Hannaford Supermarkets today announced a proposal to build the first full-service supermarket in North Berwick, bringing convenient grocery shopping and jobs to the community. The proposed supermarket and pharmacy would be located at 33 Somersworth Road, near the intersection of Route 9 and Route 4.
Hannaford will hold a community meeting on Nov. 7, 2012 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Noble High School Auditorium, located at 388 Somersworth Road in North Berwick, to provide a preview of the proposal and solicit feedback from local residents.
“Even before we get into the formal permitting and zoning process, we want to hear from the community,” said Eric Blom, Hannaford spokesman. “We are excited about the concept of bringing a Hannaford supermarket and pharmacy to North Berwick and look forward to speaking with local residents about the proposal.”
The proposed store would have a full-service pharmacy, as well as a butcher shop, produce and seafood departments, a bakery, deli and a wide variety of organic/natural and gluten-free offerings. Hannaford supermarkets are built with environmental concerns in mind, using construction and operating practices that reduce energy use, cut waste and increase sustainability. The store would employ about 100 full- and part-time associates.
Hannaford regularly supports local farms and agricultural businesses through its Close to Home program, which focuses on the sale of locally produced food. The company also is active in the communities it serves, with local involvement and ongoing programs such as Hannaford Helps Schools and Hannaford Helps Fight Hunger.