Shaw's Supermarkets is the #3 grocery bagger in New England, behind Stop & Shop and Hannaford Bros. The company operates about 155 stores (with a heavy presence in the Boston area) under the Shaw's and Star Markets banners in five New England states. Most Shaw's stores feature Wild Harvest departments, which offer organic, preservative-free foods. About 90 locations house in-store pharmacies. The company also markets products under its own brands, such as Equaline, Happy Tails, HomeLife, and Shaw's. Shaw's Supermarkets, which traces its roots to 1860, is owned by AB Acquisition LLC, an entity controlled by the private equity firm Cerberus Capital Management.