The Shaws Supermarket in Fairhaven is among 6 Southern New England locations closing by Aug. 3. A company spokesman says the stores have not been profitable for some time. Along with the Fairhaven store, Shaw's and Star Markets in Fall River, Stoughton, Taunton and Westerly and Woonsockett, R I. will also be closed.

A week ago Shaw's did away with their loyalty cards and said at the time it would lead to lower prices. Shaw's in Dartmouth and Wareham will be remain open.