press release

March 18, 2015

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

STOP & SHOP TAKES CUSTOMERS ON A GLOBAL TOUR OF ITALIAN AND ASIAN FLAVORS WITH LAUNCH OF ITS NEW WORLD MENU LINE OF INTERNATIONALLY INSPIRED MEALS

Purchase, NY (March 18, 2015) – Stop & Shop is inviting customers to bring the tastes from around the world to their dinner tables in just minutes with the launch of its brand new World Menu line. These internationally, inspired products feature quality ingredients and easy preparation, including many Italian and Asian favorites to offer a new take on take-out.

“Stop & Shop’s new World Menu line of meals offers our customers the convenience and value of a home cooked meal,” said Arlene Putterman, Manager of Public and Community Relations for Stop & Shop New York Metro Division. “The variety of available meals provides an ideal alternative for families that are on the go.”

More than 50 World Menu products can be found throughout the store with a large assortment in the frozen department. With the World Menu Italian line, bring the bold flavors of Italy home with a trip to your local Stop & Shop. Starting with classic pastas, cheeses and herbs - all imported straight from Italy - the products feature additional fresh, peak quality ingredients like broccoli rabe, spicy red peppers and wild forest mushrooms. Products include a variety of frozen pastas, eggplant parmiggiana, broccoli rabe risotto, spicy arrabbiata or forest mushrooms with wild porcini among others.

With World Menu, you can also invite the flavors of Asia to your table with Asian-inspired frozen meals and condiments featuring tender seafood, chicken and pork paired with fresh vegetables and savory sauces for mouthwatering flavors. Items include potstickers, egg rolls, Mandarin orange chicken, shrimp lo mein, General Tso chicken, sesame chicken with brown rice or chicken tikka masala in addition to other varieties.

For customers looking for new flavors to liven up their favorite sauces and pasta dishes, a selection of World Menu seasonings is available on the spices aisle. Flavors include bruschetta mix (salt, garlic, black pepper and chili pepper), agilo e pepperoncino (garlic and chili pepper), aribbiata mix (tomato, garlic, chili pepper, parsley and black pepper) and amatriciana mix (onion, tomato and chili pepper).

Like all of Stop & Shop’s Own Brand products, World Menu items have been subject to a rigorous testing program, which includes customer feedback to ensure that the grocer is consistently delivering on quality and value. For more information on World Menu products, stop into your local Stop & Shop or visit www.stopandshop.com.

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.