White’s Bakery & Cafe, Salsa’s and The Sausage Guy open at the Hingham, MA Stop & Shop

Customers Can Sit and Eat In Daily or Purchase Meals To Go From White’s Bakery, Salsa’s and The Sausage Guy

Quincy, MA, 2015-1-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company LLC is now offering customers an exciting, varied assortment from three well-known local restaurants at the Hingham, MA Stop & Shop. Customers will have a place to sit and eat in or can order food to go from favorite local restaurants White’s Bakery & Cafe, Salsa’s and The Sausage Guy. “This is a great opportunity to offer our customers a better shopping experience through a broader selection of restaurant quality foods prepared for our customers on the spot.” says Joe Kelley, president, Stop & Shop New England Division. “We’ve been local for 100 years and are excited to partner with other local brands that customers know and love.”

The café area is located near the front of the store and is open daily from 11:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. White’s Bakery is open at 8:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.

All three restaurants will offer a variety of specialties:

  • White’s Bakery & Cafe, with stores in Brockton, Mansfield and Hingham, will offer muffins, cupcakes and pastries as well as calzones, pasta salads and dinners to go to satisfy any sweet or savory craving.
  • The Sausage Guy, a well-known Fenway Park vendor brings sandwiches of sausage, peppers and onions.
  • Salsa’s in South Boston and Hingham, will offer favorite Mexican dishes.

Store Hours

The Hingham Stop & Shop, located at 400 Lincoln Street, Lincoln Plaza (RTE 3A), is open 7 a.m. – 11 p.m., six days a week (7 a.m. – 9 p.m. on Sundays). For additional information please visit Stop & Shop’s web site atwww.stopandshop.com or www.facebook.com/stopandshop.

About Stop & Shop
The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company LLC employs approximately 59,000 associates and operates 394 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.

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

The Super Stop & Shop stores in Hyannis, Hyde Park and Wayland, Mass. received LEED Silver certification from the U.S. Green Building Council

Hyannis, Hyde Park and Wayland, MA stores Awarded LEED Silver Status As the Company Continues its Commitment to the Environment

Quincy, MA, 2015-1-9 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Stop and Shop Supermarket Company LLC and its parent company Ahold USA recently achieved another milestone in their commitment to building greener sustainable stores. The Super Stop & Shop stores in Hyannis, Hyde Park and Wayland, Massachusetts have each received Leadership in Energy and Efficient Design (LEED) Silver certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), the national accepted benchmark for the design, construction, and operation of high performance green buildings. Stop & Shop has 13 superstores which are LEED certified, with 4 of these having received LEED Silver certification.

There are four levels of LEED certifications; Certified, Silver, Gold and Platinum. The number of points a project earns determines the level of LEED certification that the project will receive. The three Super Stop & Shop stores received innovative credits in the LEED certification process and were able to obtain the distinguished LEED Silver rating based upon increased environmental benefits.

Starting with the site design, all three stores implemented storm water management techniques to treat storm water runoff and remove pollutants. The Hyannis, MA store used permeable pavers and bio filtration islands in the parking areas to reduce and treat runoff. The Wayland, MA store was able to significantly reduce the quantity of storm water runoff leaving the site by using Low Impact Development (LID) techniques, thereby reducing runoff impacts to surrounding areas. The site lighting design for the Hyannis, MA store achieved the Light Pollution Reduction credit reducing light trespass and minimizing negative impacts of nighttime light pollution.

The Wayland, MA store is the first store to achieve the LEED credit for On-Site Renewable Energy. 627 photovoltaic panels on the roof use the sun’s energy to generate electricity for the store. The panels generate renewable energy that offsets 12.6% of the store’s total energy costs and reduces carbon emissions as well.

The Wayland, MA store is also the second store to install a CO2 refrigeration system and thereby achieve a LEED Innovation credit for ‘Innovative Refrigeration for Food Storage and Display. The state-of the-art refrigeration system improves energy efficiency of this equipment by about 40% and reduces global warming impacts by nearly 50%.

All three stores achieved several Materials and Resources LEED credits by utilizing an average of 26% recycled content materials, 45% regional materials and nearly 90% certified wood. In addition to the standard Ahold palette of environmentally-friendly interior materials that achieve a number of the credits for materials and healthy indoor air quality, two of these stores, Hyde Park and Hyannis, achieved a credit for installing ceiling and wall systems that meet stringent indoor air quality standards.

In addition to building LEED certified stores, Stop & Shop is also committed to reducing its energy consumption in all its stores as part of its goal to reduce its carbon footprint by 20% by 2015 using 2008 as a base line. The company is also focused on reducing its cardboard, plastic, organic and food waste and has set a goal to reach zero waste by 2020. This means that at least 90% of its total waste will be diverted from landfills.

Joe Kelley, president of the Stop &Shop New England Division commented, “We are utilizing innovative green building technologies, and building our new stores according to the LEED standards, this is part of our commitment to environmental stewardship and our promise to be a Better Neighbor. We are very proud to have achieved the distinguished LEED Silver certification status in our Hyannis, Hyde Park and Wayland stores. Stop & Shop has been building energy efficient stores for over 15 years and we are committed to using less energy in our operations. We are constantly working at reducing our greenhouse gas emissions and the environmental impact of our operations on the communities we serve.”

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

Carol Ann’s Bake Shop, Fisherman’s Net, Salsa’s and The Sausage Guy open at Stop & Shop McGrath Highway Somerville Store

7 Days a Week Customers Can Sit and Eat In or Purchase Meals To Go From Carol Ann’s Bake Shop, Fisherman’s Net, Salsa’s and The Sausage Guy

Quincy, MA, 2014-12-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company LLC is now offering customers an exciting, varied assortment from four well-known local restaurants at the Somerville, MA Stop & Shop. Customers will have a place to sit and eat in or can order food to go from favorite local restaurants Carol Ann’s Bake Shop, Fisherman’s Net, Salsa’s and The Sausage Guy.

“This is a great opportunity to offer our customers a better shopping experience through a broader selection of restaurant quality foods prepared for our customers on the spot.” says Joe Kelley, president, Stop & Shop New England Division. “We’ve been local for 100 years and are excited to partner with other local brands that customers know and love.”

The restaurant area is located near the front of the store and is open seven days a week from 11am – 7pm.

All four restaurants will offer a variety of specialties:

  • Carol Ann Bake Shop, with a storefront at Faneuil Hall in Boston, will offer fresh pastries,
  • The Sausage Guy, a well-known Fenway Park vendor brings sandwiches of sausage, peppers and onions.
  • Fisherman’s Net, with a storefront at Faneuil Hall in Boston, will sell fried seafood, fresh cut fries, and chowder.
  • Salsa’s in South Boston and Hingham, will offer favorite Mexican dishes.

Store Hours

The Somerville Stop & Shop, located at 779 McGrath Highway, is open 6 a.m. – Midnight, seven days a week. For additional information please visit Stop & Shop’s web site at www.stopandshop.com orwww.facebook.com/stopandshop

About Stop & Shop
The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company LLC employs approximately 59,000 associates and operates 394 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.

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

Progressive Grocer named Stop & Shop and all of the Ahold USA businesses as 2014 Retailer of the Year

Recognized for company’s better neighbor efforts

Purchase, NY & Quincy, MA, 2014-11-14— /EPR Retail News/ — Progressive Grocer, a leading retail food industry trade publication, has named Stop & Shop and all of the Ahold USA businesses as 2014 Retailer of the Year. The recognition was given for the company’s exceptional philanthropic contributions and community outreach efforts. Stop & Shop is profiled in the October 2014 issue which can be found at www.progressivegrocer.com.

“Stop & Shop is enormously proud of this award,” said Don Sussman, president of Stop & Shop New York Metro Division. “It is our honor and privilege to be able to give back to each and every community that we do business in. It is essential that Stop & Shop set an example of what it means to be a responsible corporate citizen. The support we receive in our efforts from our customers and associates to make a difference is a source of great pride to Stop and Shop.”

Progressive Grocer’s profile highlights Stop & Shop’s community efforts related to charitable giving, health and wellness initiatives and associate engagement. In 2013, Stop & Shop New York and New England divisions donated over $20 million to help the communities they serve.

“This is the highest honor to be bestowed on a retailer and we are humbled yet honored to receive the Retailer of the Year award,” said Joe Kelley, President of Stop & Shop New England Division. “We would not have achieved this without the support and hard work from our associates who do an outstanding job serving our customers and of course our customers who support us on a daily basis to further emphasize that we are a great place to work and shop. The award is also a testament to our better neighbor programs and we are grateful to be able to give back to the communities in which we serve on a continued basis.”

“We are delighted to have the opportunity to celebrate the ongoing commitment and vital role Stop & Shop’s family of stores and associates play not only as a better neighbor but also as an exceptionally responsible retailer in countless meaningful ways,” said Progressive Grocer’s Editor-in-Chief Jim Dudlicek. “Their caring culture and commitment to good corporate citizenship have been at the forefront of the company’s success through the years.”

As the voice of the retail food industry for 90 years, Progressive Grocer’s core audience targets top management at headquarters and key decision makers at store-level from chain supermarkets, to regional and local independent grocers, supercenters, wholesaler distributors, manufacturers and other supply chain training partners.

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 celebrated its 100th birthday commemoration at stores throughout Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island

The store’s centennial weekend celebrated with special in-store activities and events

QUINCY, Mass., 2014-9-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — On Saturday, Sept. 6, The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company LLC celebrated its 100th birthday commemoration at stores throughout Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island. In honor of the anniversary, all stores welcomed customers, served cake and gave out 100th anniversary balloons.

Many of the stores hosted other activities including food samplings, balloon artists and face painting for kids, and five stores had special appearances by New England Patriots alumni and cheerleaders. In addition, all customers who shopped on September 6th and purchased products with their Stop & Shop card were automatically entered into the Stop & Shop 100th Anniversary Patriots Sweepstakes. More than 80 winners will be chosen for Patriots game tickets, signed merchandise, and more.

Shop & Stop New England president Joe Kelley visited the Somerville store on McGrath Highway to join in the celebration with customers and associates. Founded in Somerville in 1914, Stop & Shop is now one of the most successful grocery retailers today.

“We were thrilled to see our customers turn out for the 100th anniversary celebrations,” said Joe Kelley, president of Stop & Shop New England. “For the past 100 years and today, our company is dedicated to serving the community, and we will continue this commitment for years to come.”

At the Somerville store, the company awarded a surprise $1,000 donation to William Murphy, the Executive Director for the Somerville YMCA. It was part of the company’s 100 Days of Giving program to support the Y’s commitment to strengthening the lives of individuals and families in the community.

“It was a wonderful surprise to hear that the Somerville YMCA was chosen to be a part of Stop & Shop’s 100 Days of Giving program,” said William Murphy, Executive Director, Somerville YMCA. “It’s an inspiration to our staff and board to be chosen by a community business, such as Stop & Shop, for such a generous donation. We will be utilizing this grant to provide scholarships to underprivileged boys and girls from Somerville and Medford, so they will be able to participate in our youth programming.” For more information about Stop & Shop’s 100th Anniversary, visit www.stopandshop.com/celebrate100 and a www.facebook.com/stopandshop. Join the conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #stopshop100 @stopandshop.

About Stop & Shop
The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company LLC employs approximately 59,000 associates and operates 394 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.

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