press release

January 9, 2015

Contacts:
Arlene Putterman
Stop & Shop NY Metro Division
(914) 251-2834
[email protected]

STOP & SHOP COMPLETES REMODEL AT MERRICK, NY STORE

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

Purchase, NY (January 9, 2015) – 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.