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Hannaford announces purchase of Durham Marketplace

Jul. 08, 2015

Store has been a wholesale customer of Hannaford for more than 20 years.


News Release: 
July 8, 2015

Eric Blom
(207) 885-3132 

Hannaford announces purchase of Durham Marketplace

SCARBOROUGH, Maine – Hannaford Supermarkets today announced that it has reached an agreement to purchase Durham Marketplace, 7 Mill Road, Durham, N.H.
Durham Marketplace has been a wholesale customer of Hannaford for more than 20 years. The agreement with owners Chuck and Betsy Cressy is expected to be complete early this fall.
The Cressy family and representatives of Hannaford were on hand at the store early Wednesday to announce the agreement. The market employs about 77 full- and part-time associates.
Chuck Cressy and his wife, Betsy, have owned and operated the Durham Marketplace place since 1994. They have been pioneers in the “buy local” movement.  Chuck’s initiatives have led to outstanding meat and seafood departments and exceptional prepared specialty foods for the most discerning palates, as well as to accommodate special diets (i.e., gluten free, organic, ethnic and much more.)  
"Hannaford intends to work closely with the store team as we transition the ownership and to maintain the market's legacy as a strong employer and reliable community partner," said Eric Blom, Hannaford spokesperson. "Chuck Cressy has forged an impressive reputation as a store operator.  He has truly been a big heart in a small community." 
“Aside from sincere gratitude to the greater Durham community, most important is my grateful thanks to the staff at Durham Marketplace.  They are responsible for the store’s success.  Everyone who shops at Durham Marketplace is treated as someone special through courtesy and great customer care," said Chuck Cressy, owner of the Durham Marketplace. "It’s hard to say good bye, but I believe the time is right and that Hannaford will be successful in serving Durham as it continues to grow.”  
About Hannaford Supermarkets
Hannaford, based in Scarborough, Maine, operates 186 stores. Stores are located in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts and New York. Hannaford employs more than 27,000 associates. For additional information, visit