Hannaford Supermarkets Purchase Blue Hill Tradewinds
Tradewinds Marketplace opened in Blue Hill in 1999, and Chuck and Belinda Lawrence have decided to retire and have sold the business to Hannaford Supermarkets.
This is an example of coming full circle as both Chuck and Belinda worked for Hannafords before buying the Tradewinds. And that Tradewinds sells Hannaford brand products.
We’ve long been committed to bringing the Blue Hill community the high-quality, fresh products and exceptional service that are synonymous with Hannaford,
said Hannaford Supermarkets Vice President of Retail Operations Todd Bullen.
We look forward to further deepening our ties with the Blue Hill community as we officially welcome the store to the Hannaford banner.
The release from Hannaford also mentioned the amount of philanthropy the Lawrences continue to provide on the Blue Hill Peninsula, through the Lawrence Family Foundaation and the Lawrence Family Fitness Center which opened in 2020
The second phase of the fitness center, which includes an indoor walking track, recently opened. The YMCA operates the center.
The Lawrences and their business also support other local organizations, and they have done so all along.
Energy North purchased the Tradewinds locations in Ellsworth, Orland, Veazie, Hampden, Brewer, Old Town, Eddington and Bangor.
The Blue Hill store will mark Hannaford’s 186th store following the acquisition, including 65 in Maine, and is expected to be operating as a Hannaford within a couple of months