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Longtime Retailer Mars Super Markets To Exit July 31

Last updated on June 13th, 2024 at 05:06 pm

On the heels of its deal to sell five stores to Weis Markets, Mars Super Markets has notified its employees that the remaining eight stores would close by July 31 unless it can find a buyer for them.

On May 24, Weis Markets announced plans to purchase the five Mars stores in Baltimore County, Maryland, including two in Dundalk and individual units in Essex, Arbutus and Carney. A few days later, Mars CEO Chris D’Anna informed his employees that despite cutting costs, the stores would close.

“We have tried cutting costs everywhere we can while preserving jobs and benefits, but it has not been enough,” he said.

D’Anna said Mars is actively working to find owners for the remaining stores and maintaining as many employment opportunities as possible.

“We are determined to do the best we can for all of our employees. Closing now ensures our ability to offer severance pay and to help foster new job opportunities.”

On Friday, May 27, each Mars employee received a letter with information on severance pay and benefits. The letter also serves as a 60-day WARN notice, required by the Maryland Department of Labor.

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