about us

Our commitment starts and ends with you, our customers. For a 100 years, we’ve operated our business with a single goal in mind: delivering unmatched selection, quality and value.

original Stop & Shop store front

our history

Our story starts in 1914 when the Rabinowitz family opened a corner grocery store in Somerville, MA. Four years later, they introduced the modern self-service supermarket, and by 1947, our company had grown into a flourishing chain of 86 supermarkets.

Since then, we’ve continued to grow and innovate, pioneering the superstore concept and opening over 375 stores throughout New England, New York and New Jersey.

milestones for the last 100 years


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a legacy of diversity

We’re here in your neighborhood, and draw upon your rich culture to make our stores better. We’ve also made it a point to ensure that our suppliers are representative of the communities we serve.

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retailer of the year

We have been presented with the 2014 Retailer of the Year award by Progressive Grocer for our commitment to philanthropy in our local communities. Thanks to our associates, vendors and customers, we are able to stay committed to fighting hunger, improving the lives of children and building healthier communities.

Read more about this honor and what we are doing in our communities here.

Ahold USA's COO, James McCann, was featured in the July issue of Supermarket News. He discussed their journey from good to great and how we are making your Stop & Shop store the best place to shop, a great place to work and a great neighbor in the community. Read more about the programs and what we have been doing to better serve our customers here.