press release

April 29, 2015

Contact:
Annmarie Seldon
Stop & Shop New England Division
(617) 276-7756
[email protected]

STOP & SHOP TO CELEBRATE GRAND OPENING OF NEW NANTUCKET, MASS STORE ON FRIDAY MAY 1ST AT 6:00 AM

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

Quincy, MA (April 29, 2015) – 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.