© Thomas Becker - Amherst News
Sign reads - Store now permanently closed. Sorry for your inconvenience.
AMHERST – Earlier this week The Needs store located on South Albion Street closed their door permanently.
The eastern Canadian convenience stores are owned by Sobeys Inc. and operated by independent franchisees.
The decision to close the store was made by Sobeys headquarters after assessing the business needs in the area.
“We had a number of locations in close proximity and determined that the remaining two would be sufficient to cover the needs our customers,” Shauna Selig, Manager of Communications and Corporate Affairs for Sobeys Inc. said.
Several employees were affected by the closure but Sobeys haven’t forgotten about their dedicated employees.
“We are assisting all employees in pursuing employment in the Amherst area within our Sobeys, Lawtons and Needs locations,” Selig said.