The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company LLC announces the grand opening of new Nantucket Mid Island Stop & Shop on May 1

Bigger store offers expanded meat, seafood and produce, even a salad bar to better serve island customers

Quincy, MA, 2015-4-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company LLC is announcing the grand opening on May 1 at 6:00 am of the newly-built Mid Island Stop & Shop at 31 Sparks Avenue.

This new store footprint is 36,000 square feet and offers new full service meat, seafood and bakery departments and a larger selection of natural and organic products, including more fresh produce and Nature’s Promise items.

The new store will also feature a salad bar, long desired by Nantucket shoppers, as well as a Nantucket Coffee Roasters coffee bar.

“Stop & Shop wants to thank everyone on the island for their patience, ideas and dedication as we built this wonderful new store,” said store manager Ronald Foti. “We are thrilled to continue to offer the residents of Nantucket great product offerings and great customer service in a bright and modern new store.”

Construction continues outside the store. Paving of a new parking lot and landscaping will continue over the next several weeks. When completed, there will be 182 spaces available (171 on site and 11 spaces on Pleasant Street).

The current Mid Island store closes for good at 6pm on Thursday, April 30th. Some products from the existing store will be donated to Nantucket Food Pantry.

While the store officially opens to the public at 6:00 am, throughout the weekend, from 11 am to 3 pm, there will be opportunities to sample Stop & Shop Simply Enjoy and Nature’s Promise foods. Roving waiters will offer shoppers food samples in the aisles.

Store Hours

The new Nantucket Stop & Shop, located at 31 Sparks Avenue, regular store hours are 6 a.m. – midnight, Monday through Saturday, and 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Sunday.

For additional store details, information about in-store offerings and savings or Stop & Shop’s community partnerships, visit www.stopandshop.com or www.facebook.com/stopandshop.

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.

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

The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company LLC announces the groundbreaking of its first anaerobic digester at its Distribution Center in Freetown, MA

State-of-the-Art “Digester” is Part of Company’s Goal to Reach “Zero” Waste by 2020

Quincy, MA, 2015-4-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — As Earth Day approaches, The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company LLC announces the groundbreaking of the company’s first anaerobic digester at its Distribution Center in Freetown, MA. The state-of-the-art digester is part of the company’s long-term goal to divert 90% of waste going to landfills. As part of these sustainability efforts, Stop & Shop aims to donate and divert as much unsold food as possible, while helping those in the communities in which they serve.

The anaerobic digester, which breaks ground on April 17th, uses innovative technology to turn organic material into clean, sustainable power. Food from stores that goes unsold, or is unable to be donated to regional food banks or local farms, is transported to the distribution center. Then, by recreating the natural process of anaerobic digestion (an organically occurring water purification system found in wetlands) carbon in the organic material is cleanly and efficiently converted into a biogas and used as a power source.

“We are excited to begin the groundbreaking of this facility, as it’s a clear proof point of our commitment to reducing waste across our supply chain,” said Jihad Rizkallah vice president of responsible retailing for Ahold USA. “Once operational, the anaerobic digester will create approximately 1.25 megawatts of clean, based load electricity, which would offset up to 40% of the Freetown facility’s energy use. This is just one of the ways we strive to be a better neighbor, and a responsible retailer in the communities we serve.”

Stop & Shop continues its efforts to reduce waste in stores and divert safe, consumable food to area food banks through its Meat The Needs Program. Through this program, Stop & Shop safely freezes, and then donates protein rich meat that is pulled from sale before its sell-by date to food banks.

“We are so fortunate to partner with Stop & Shop on this program as protein is a much needed staple for our network of food pantries and the individuals and families they help,” said Jean McMurray, executive director of the Worcester County Food Bank. Since the implementation of the program Stop & Shop has donated 716,624 pounds of meat.”

With “Meat the Needs,” Ahold USA and its retail divisions donated more than $30 million in 2014 to regional food bank partners, 85% of which would otherwise been thrown away.

The digester is anticipated to begin full operation by the first quarter of 2016.

About Stop & Shop
The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company LLC employs approximately 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.

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

The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company LLC completed major remodel of its store located at 2160 South Merrick Mall in Merrick, NY

Highlighting larger store, expanded natural and organic products, produce area and new technology

Purchase, NY, 2015-1-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company LLC has completed a major remodel of its store located at 2160 South Merrick Mall in Merrick, NY and will reopen on Friday, January 9th at 8:00 a.m. The store closed in September 2014 and underwent a four month major remodel to provide customers with a larger store, an expanded product selection and special features for a more convenient shopping experience.

“With this remodel, our customers will find the everyday savings and value they expect from Stop & Shop along with an expanded product assortment and customer service including full- service deli, meat and seafood,” said Rob Altenburger, store manager of the Merrick location. “We thank our customers for waiting and hope they are as excited as we about an improved shopping experience in our store.” The store has been freshened with new décor and fixtures along with an increased variety of new products.

New to the Merrick store is SCAN IT! technology where a hand held scanner will help Stop & Shop customers simplify their shopping experience by allowing them to scan and bag groceries while they shop. The device keeps a running tally of the total bill, which allows customers to price-check and manage their budgets as they shop. SCAN IT! MOBILE offers a mobile, in-store shopping experience where customers can shop, tally and check out through their mobile phones. With SCAN IT! shopping is affordable, fun and helps customers save time and money.

Deli Vision is another new technology tool for making deli shopping easier and faster at the Merrick store. Customers select what they want, get a printout of their choices and cost and then pick up their order at the Deli when they’re ready to go.

With an eye on energy conservation, LED lighting was newly installed in many areas of the store, including overhead track lights, spotlights on specialty areas & displays, and in the frozen food cases. LED lights are longer-lasting and are expected to reduce wattage by half.

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

The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company LLC recalls Bell & Evans gluten free breaded chicken products due to potential Staphylococcal enterotoxin contamination

Purchase, NY & Quincy, MA, 2014-10-30— /EPR Retail News/ — Following a recall by Murry’s Inc., The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company LLC announced it removed from sale Bell & Evans gluten free breaded chicken products due to potential Staphylococcal enterotoxin contamination.

The following products are included in this recall:

  • Bell & Evans Gluten Free Breaded Chicken Breasts, 10.5 oz., UPC 3898527201, best by date of August 9, 2015
  • Bell & Evans Gluten Free Breaded Chicken Nuggets, 12 oz., UPC 3898527729, best by date of August 9, 2015

Stop & Shop has received no reports of illnesses to date. Staphylococcal enterotoxins are fast acting, sometimes causing gastrointestinal illness in as little as 30 minutes. Symptoms usually develop within one to six hours after eating contaminated food. Individuals typically experience several of the following: nausea, vomiting, stomach cramps, and diarrhea. The illness is usually mild and most people recover after one to three days.

Customers who have purchased the product should discard any unused portions and bring their purchase receipt to Stop & Shop for a full refund.

Consumers looking for additional information on the recall may call Murry’s customer service at 717-273-9361. In addition customers may call Stop & Shop Customer Service at 1-800-767-7772 for more information. Customers can also visit the Stop & Shop website at www.stopandshop.com.

About Stop & Shop
The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company LLC employs approximately 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