Stop & Shop New York Metro Division brings back pumpkin Limited Time Originals private label items

Back by popular demand with new items for limited time only

Purchase, NY, 2015-9-3 — /EPR Retail News/ — Due to customer demand and just in time for September, Stop & Shop New York Metro Division is bringing back pumpkin Limited Time Originals private label items. More than 50 seasonal pumpkin-packed products in both the non-perishable and fresh departments can be found in all stores beginning August 28. However, these pumpkin products are only available for a short time, so grab them before they’re gone.

With a limited launch last fall, Stop & Shop is introducing some new and unique pumpkin products while bringing back some customer favorites. Items range from pumpkin-infused everyday products like pasta sauce, ice cream, waffles and hummus to specialty meal solutions like pumpkin fully cooked organic chicken, pumpkin & sage ravioli and pumpkin bisque. Or pick up pumpkin cheesecake cookies, pumpkin cinnamon rolls or pumpkin gelato for your next autumn celebration!

“Last year, Stop & Shop’s Own Brands Pumpkin items were a hit with customers and we are excited to usher in this season with an expanded offering of pumpkin-inspired items for them, said Arlene Putterman, Manager of Public and Community Relations at Stop & Shop New York Metro Division. “The Own Brands Pumpkin collection is another example of Stop & Shop’s commitment to providing both exciting gourmet options and affordability for our shoppers.”

For more fall recipes, including pumpkin-related recipes, visit Savory, Fast, Fresh & Easy™ on Stop & Shop’s website www.stopandshop.com.

About Stop & Shop
The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company LLC employs over 59,000 associates and operates 395 stores throughout Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York and New Jersey. The company helps support local communities fight hunger, combat childhood cancer and promote general health and wellness – with emphasis on children’s educational and support programs. In its commitment to be a sustainable company, Stop & Shop is a member of the U.S. Green Building Council and EPA’s Smart Way program and has been recognized by the EPA for the superior energy management of its stores. Stop & Shop is an Ahold company. To learn more about Stop & Shop, visit Stop & Shop

Contact:
Arlene Putterman
(914) 251-2834
arlene.putterman@stopandshop.com

Stop & Shop donates $930,000 to schools through its simple school fundraiser A+ School Rewards for the 2014-15 school year

Purchase, NY, 2015-6-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company LLC today announced a $930,000 donation to 1,702 public and private schools through its simple school fundraiser, A+ School Rewards for the 2014-15 school year. Since launching the program in 2007, Stop & Shop has donated more than $4 million to local schools throughout the communities it serves.

“We are proud to support educational initiatives and know that this year’s participating schools will be able to use these monies to enhance their students’ learning experience,” said Arlene Putterman, Manager of Public and Community Relations for Stop & Shop NY Metro Division. “We recognize that these students are our future leaders and we’re proud to make this investment in the communities where we operate.”

Through Stop & Shop’s A+ School Rewards program, participating schools earn cash for technology, scholarships, school programs, field trips, playgrounds and other educational needs. After customers designated the school(s) of their choice last fall, A+ School Rewards points were accrued with each purchase made using a Loyalty Card from October 5, 2014 through March 21, 2015. Customers can sign up and designate up to two local schools to participate in next year’s A+ School Rewards this fall.

St. Charles School in Staten Island, New York was the top earning school this year, receiving $23,532. The other top earning schools included:

  • Nathan Hale Middle School (Norwalk, CT) – $10,709
  • St. Clare Elementary School (Staten Island, NY) – $8,078
  • Mohegan School (Shelton, CT) – $7,007
  • St. Padre Pio School (Ridgefield, CT) – $6,833
  • Blind Brook School (Rye Brook, NY) – $6481

For a complete list of participating schools and the Stop & Shop A+ School Rewards donation they earned for the 2014-15 school year, visit www.stopandshop.com/aplus.

About Stop & Shop
The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company LLC employs over 59,000 associates and operates 395 stores throughout Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York and New Jersey. The company helps support local communities fight hunger, combat childhood cancer and promote general health and wellness – with emphasis on children’s educational and support programs. In its commitment to be a sustainable company, Stop & Shop is a member of the U.S. Green Building Council and EPA’s Smart Way program and has been recognized by the EPA for the superior energy management of its stores. Stop & Shop is an Ahold company. To learn more about Stop & Shop, visit www.stopandshop.com or www.facebook.com/stopandshop.

Contacts:
Arlene Putterman
Stop & Shop NY Metro Division
(914) 251-2834
arlene.putterman@stopandshop.com

The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company kicks-off the New Year with the launch of its A+ School Rewards Fighting Hunger Challenge

Participating Schools to Host Food Drives for Local Food Banks, Pantries or Soup Kitchens and submit creative displays to win prizes

Purchase, NY & Quincy, MA, 2015-1-7 — /EPR Retail News/ — To help provide hunger relief to those in need, The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company LLC is kicking-off the New Year with the launch of its A+ School Rewards Fighting Hunger Challenge, a contest calling on participating schools to host food drives benefitting local food banks, pantries and soup kitchens, with prizes going to those creating the best displays utilizing the donated goods.

The Challenge runs from January 1, 2015 to February 13, 2015 and is open to ALL schools (public or private) in CT, NY, and NJ that are currently registered in the A+ School Rewards Program, which can be found at www.stopandshop.com/aplus.

“As part of Stop & Shop’s commitment to being a better neighbor in each of the communities we serve, the A+ School Rewards Fighting Hunger Challenge is an ideal way to support both local schools and feeding those in need,” said Arlene Putterman, Manager of Public and Community Relations, Stop & Shop New York Metro Division.

To participate in the Challenge, each school registered in the A+ School Rewards Program is asked to choose a local not-for-profit food bank, pantry or soup kitchen, conduct a food drive at their school and collect non-perishable goods. Each participating school builds a unique and creative Fighting Hunger Display using donated products and placed in a prominent area of the school. The food items will be donated to the designated food bank, pantry or soup kitchen at the conclusion of the Challenge.

Coordinators and/or Principals must submit a photograph of their Fighting Hunger Display, indicating the name of their designated recipient. Schools are divided into three brackets based on enrollment size, with the top two schools in each bracket winning $1,000 each. The winning Fighting Hunger Display photos will be placed on the Stop & Shop social media pages (www.facebook.com/stopandshop, https://twitter.com/StopandShop and https://www.pinterest.com/stopandshop/).

Online Entries must be submitted by February 13, 2015 at askaplus@cranecommunications.com. Mailed Entries must be postmarked by February 13, 2015 and received by February 19, 2015 and sent to:
A+ Fighting Hunger Challenge
c/o Crane Communications
111 Presidential Blvd, Ste. 252
Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004

For full Challenge rules visit www.stopandshop.com/aplus.

About Stop & Shop’s A+ School Rewards Program
The A+ School Rewards Program is a fundraising initiative that enables customers to help earn money for their local schools when they shop for groceries at Stop & Shop. There is no limit to what schools can do with their A+ School Rewards, including earning cash for technology, scholarships, school programs, field trips, playgrounds and other educational needs. A+ School Rewards are accrued with each purchase made using one’s Stop & Shop loyalty card from October 3, 2014 through March 19, 2015.

About Stop & Shop
The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company LLC employs over 59,000 associates and operates 395 stores throughout Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York and New Jersey. The company helps support local communities fight hunger, combat childhood cancer and promote general health and wellness – with emphasis on children’s educational and support programs. In its commitment to be a sustainable company, Stop & Shop is a member of the U.S. Green Building Council and EPA’s Smart Way program and has been recognized by the EPA for the superior energy management of its stores. Stop & Shop is an Ahold company. To learn more about Stop & Shop, visit www.stopandshop.com or www.facebook.com/stopandshop.

Contacts:
Arlene Putterman
Stop & Shop NY Metro Division
(914) 251-2834
arlene.putterman@stopandshop.com

Annmarie Seldon
Stop & Shop New England Division
(617) 276-7756
aseldon@webershandwick.com

The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company LLC and Nabisco to support the Food Bank of the Hudson Valley in their efforts to provide meals this holiday season

Purchase, NY, 2014-12-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — Nabisco and The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company LLC joined forces today to support the Food Bank of the Hudson Valley in their efforts to provide meals this holiday season. Representatives from both organizations were on hand to donate thousands of pounds of Nabisco food items to the food bank’s warehouse in Cornwall-on- Hudson at a time of need for the holiday season.

1 in 6 residents of Hudson Valley struggle with hunger on a daily basis, and 1 in 4 children in the area may not know where their next meal is coming from. In the 6 counties served by the Food Bank of Hudson Valley, more than 60,000 people are requesting food assistance each week.

“The Food Bank is seeing record numbers of people in need of help this holiday season,” said Jan Whitman, executive director, Food Bank of the Hudson Valley. “This generous donation by Nabisco and Stop & Shop will help our food bank provide hundreds of meals to Hudson Valley families, making their holiday season a little brighter.”

“We are grateful to continue this partnership with Stop & Shop and the Food Bank of the Hudson Valley to help fight hunger in our local communities,” said Daniel Shiner, customer business lead, Nabisco. “The 10 pallets of Nabisco food products we’ve donated are the result of a joint effort across Stop & Shop stores in the New York Metro area. This is an important part of our joint mission and a collective effort to support those with food needs during the holidays and throughout the year.”

“We are proud to partner with Nabisco to raise more awareness in support of hunger relief efforts, particularly during the holidays,” said Arlene Putterman, Manager of Public and Community Relations for Stop & Shop New York Metro division. “With today’s generous donation, the Food Bank of the Hudson Valley can help brighten the holiday season for even more local families struggling to make ends meet.”

About Stop & Shop
The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company LLC employs over 59,000 associates and operates 395 stores throughout Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York and New Jersey. The company helps support local communities fight hunger, combat childhood cancer and promote general health and wellness – with emphasis on children’s educational and support programs. In its commitment to be a sustainable company, Stop & Shop is a member of the U.S. Green Building Council and EPA’s Smart Way program and has been recognized by the EPA for the superior energy management of its stores. Stop & Shop is an Ahold company. To learn more about Stop & Shop, visit www.stopandshop.com or www.facebook.com/stopandshop.

About the Food Bank of the Hudson Valley
The mission of the Food Bank of the Hudson Valley is to alleviate hunger and prevent food waste. We work toward this mission by ensuring that all products available for donation reach the Food Bank and are distributed judiciously to our member agencies; by practicing responsible stewardship; and by actively participating in the community to increase awareness of hunger and poverty.

About Mondelez International
Mondelez International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MDLZ) is a global snacking powerhouse, with 2012 revenue of $35 billion. Creating delicious moments of joy in 165 countries, Mondelez International is a world leader in chocolate, biscuits, gum, candy, coffee and powdered beverages, with billion-dollar brands such as Cadbury, Cadbury Dairy Milk andMilka chocolate, Jacobs coffee, LU, Nabisco and Oreo biscuits, Tang powdered beverages and Trident gum. Mondelez International is a proud member of the Standard and Poor’s 500, NASDAQ 100 and Dow Jones Sustainability Index. Visit www.mondelezinternational.com and www.facebook.com/mondelezinternational.

Contacts:
Arlene Putterman
Stop & Shop NY Metro Division
(914) 251-2834
arlene.putterman@stopandshop.com