March 9, 2016
Stop & Shop NY Metro Division
All Stop & Shop stores now offer 100% sustainably sourced fresh seafood
Purchase, NY & Quincy, MA (March 9, 2016) – The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company LLC today announced that all of the seafood sold from its in-store service counters is now 100% sustainably and responsibly sourced. In addition, 100% of Stop & Shop’s Nature’s Promise and Own Brand seafood products are also sustainably sourced, including frozen shrimp and canned tuna. In total, customers will find more than 200 sustainable seafood items at Stop & Shop stores.
“Sustainable seafood is the right consumer choice and is also better for the health of the aquatic ecosystems that produce it,” said Marissa Nelson, senior vice president of responsible retailing and healthy living, Ahold USA, Stop & Shop’s parent company. “We work with seafood suppliers who share our same values of respect for the environment and responsible product sourcing. By supporting these environmentally responsible fisheries and fish farms, our division stores provide high quality seafood that is not only good for our customers, but ensure the same quality seafood will be available for years to come.”
In order to make smart seafood purchasing decisions, Stop & Shop created a standard that follows leading industry practices and certifications such as Marine Stewardship Council, Aquaculture Stewardship Council or Best Aquaculture Practices. The retailer’s program ensures seafood has been farmed or fished in an environmentally responsible way meeting strict criteria. As part of this initiative, a comprehensive training program has been designed to further teach store associates about responsible sourcing and sustainable seafood, including species specific origin and sustainability criteria.
For more information and to view a video on Stop & Shop’s commitment to sustainable seafood, visit www.stopandshop.com.
About Stop & Shop
The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company LLC employs over 61,000 associates and operates 419 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.