Stop & Shop Supermarket Company: third wave of A&P stores conversions in New York

Stores being converted to the Stop & Shop banner in waves

Purchase, NY, 2015-10-26 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company LLC today announced it will continue the conversions of 25 A&P stores it is acquiring with a third wave beginning on Thursday, October 22nd. During this process, each wave of stores will temporarily close for approximately 7 days however the pharmacies and banks within these locations will remain open during the conversion process.

During this third wave, Stop & Shop will replace the current Butler store – located at 1506 State Route 23 – with the new store located in Kinnelon at 25 Kinnelon Road. Prescription records will be transferred to the new Kinnelon location. All associates from the Butler store location will be given the option to transfer to another Stop & Shop store in New Jersey.

The third wave schedule is below:

Store Expected Closure Date Expected Opening Date
Howard Beach, Queens – 156 01 Cross Bay Blvd. Thursday, October 15th Friday, October 30th
Huntington, Long Island – 60 Wall Street Thursday, October 22nd Friday, October 30th
The Bronx – 2136 Bartow Avenue Thursday, October 22nd Friday, October 30th
Brooklyn, New York – 2965 Cropsey Avenue Thursday, October 22nd Friday, October 30th
Flushing, New York – 3106 Farrington Street Thursday, October 22nd Friday, October 30th
Kinnelon, New Jersey – 25 Kinnelon Road Thursday, October 22nd Friday, October 30th

“Our store conversion team did a great job on opening the first wave of stores and customers are very pleased with the results. We can’t wait to open the second wave of stores to our customers on Friday, October 23rd in Greenvale, Springfield Gardens and Bronx, New York as well as South Orange, New Jersey,” said Don Sussman, president of Stop & Shop New York Metro Division.

While the extent of the remodels and addition of new amenities will vary by store, each store will reopen as a Stop & Shop store and be refreshed with modern décor, updated refrigeration systems, new lighting, state-of-the-art technology, and other improvements. New and vibrant signage will show Stop & Shop’s low prices and exciting promotions.

Stop & Shop’s signature fresh departments including the Produce, Bakery, Meat & Seafood Departments will be featured throughout the converted stores as key destinations. Other exciting offers include an extensive assortment of natural and organic products, including over 1,400 Nature’s Promise products as well as gluten-free and special diet selections. The Stop & Shop Card will offer customers automatic access to thousands of savings every time they shop plus Gas Extra Rewards. Peapod, the country’s leading Internet grocer, will also be available to service customers in all five New York City boroughs, in addition to Long Island, New Jersey and Connecticut markets.

About Stop & Shop
The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company LLC presently employs over 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 stopandshop.com or www.facebook.com/stopandshop.

Cautionary notice

This press release includes forward-looking statements, which do not refer to historical facts but refer to expectations based on management’s current views and assumptions and involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results, performance or events to differ materially from those included in such statements. These forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements as to the closing of the transaction. These forward-looking statements are subject to risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from future results expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. Many of these risks and uncertainties relate to factors that are beyond Ahold’s ability to control or estimate precisely, such as factors discussed in Ahold’s public filings and other disclosures. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this press release. Ahold does not assume any obligation to update any public information or forward-looking statements in this press release to reflect subsequent events or circumstances, except as may be required by applicable laws.

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

Stop & Shop Supermarket Company to honor New York area WW2 veterans

Memorial Day tributes are among the programs to be sponsored

Purchase, NY, 2015-3-2 — /EPR Retail News/ — As we observe the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II this year, The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company LLC has announced that the company will be honoring New York area veterans and those returned from active duty at events scheduled throughout the year at the American Airpower Museum at Republic Airport and the Museum of American Armor at Old Bethpage Village Restoration.

Long Island hosts one of the largest veteran’s populations in the United States with approximately 210,000 men and women living in the bi-county area who have worn the uniform of the American military. “Stop & Shop is proud to support our local communities around issues that are meaningful to them, to support the American Airpower Museum, which is a local treasure, and veterans of today and yesterday who continue to protect our freedoms,” said Arlene Putterman, Manager of Public and Community Relations for Stop & Shop New York Metro division. Stop & Shop will be among the sponsors supporting the arrival of the Thunderbirds aerobatic team scheduled to fly over Jones Beach this Memorial Day weekend along with a squadron of World War II fighters and bombers including the iconic B-17 Flying Fortress.

In addition, Stop & Shop will be underwriting 70th anniversary programs at the Museum of American Armor on the grounds of Old Bethpage Village Restoration this spring that include a tribute to those who liberated the death camps of the Nazi Third Reich and Marines who stormed enemy held Pacific beaches.

A longtime supporter of the Museum of American Armor, Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano stated, “Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano stated, “Stop & Shop’s sponsorship of these programs provides another opportunity to pay tribute to the heroes in our own families. Their support helps ensure we all are afforded an opportunity to honor those who have risked their lives on behalf of our nation.”

New York State Assemblyman Charles Lavine observed, “We have learned through much heartache and sacrifice that democracies must be strong enough to defend the very principle of freedom. These sponsorships by Stop & Shop are not only timely but crucial if we are to remain focused on what has been required to protect our nation.”

Jeff Clyman of the American Airpower Museum said, “We hope the families of every vet join us in tipping our hats to Stop & Shop for providing the financial resources needed to create the programs that publicly thank our military. These are the kind of efforts that remind all of us that whether it was 70 years ago or today, freedom demands courage, valor and sacrifice.”

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