October 29, 2015
Stop & Shop NY Metro Division
STOP & SHOP CONTINUES CONVERSION OF 25 FORMER A&P STORES IN GREATER NEW YORK Stores being converted to the Stop & Shop banner in waves
Purchase, NY (October 29, 2015) – The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company LLC today announced it will continue the conversions of 25 A&P stores it is acquiring with a fourth wave beginning today, October 29th. During this process, each wave of stores will temporarily close for approximately 7 days however the pharmacies and banks within these locations will remain open during the conversion process.
|Store||Expected Closure Date||Expected Opening Date|
|Closter, New Jersey 400 Demarest Avenue||Thursday, October 29||Friday, November 6|
|Bayside, New York 213-215 26th Avenue||Thursday, October 29||Friday, November 6|
|Baldwin, New York 905 Atlantic Avenue||Thursday, October 29||Friday, November 6|
|Massapequa, New York 702 Hicksville Road||Thursday, October 29||Friday, November 6|
|Seaford, New York 4055 Merrick Road||Thursday, October 29||Friday, November 6|
“We continue to work around the clock to convert the newly acquired A&P stores to Stop & Shop stores. We’ve completed the grand opening of nine stores to rave reviews and look forward to opening the third wave of stores to our customers on Friday, October 30th in Huntington, Bronx, Brooklyn, Whitestone and Howard Beach, New York as well as Kinnelon, New Jersey,” said Don Sussman, president of Stop & Shop New York Metro Division.
While the extent of the remodels and addition of new amenities will vary by store, each store will reopen as a Stop & Shop store and be refreshed with modern décor, updated refrigeration systems, new lighting, state-of-the-art technology, and other improvements. New and vibrant signage will show Stop & Shop’s low prices and exciting promotions.
Stop & Shop’s signature fresh departments including the Produce, Bakery, Meat & Seafood Departments will be featured throughout the converted stores as key destinations. Other exciting offers include an extensive assortment of natural and organic products, including over 1,400 Nature’s Promise products as well as gluten-free and special diet selections.
The Stop & Shop Card will offer customers automatic access to thousands of savings every time they shop plus Gas Extra Rewards. Customers using the Stop & Shop Card can also accrue points to help local schools earn money through our A+ School Rewards Program.
Scan It! and Weigh It! technology are time saving tools to benefit the customer’s shopping experience in Wave 4 stores (excluding the Bayside, NY store). Peapod, the country’s leading Internet grocer, will also be available to service customers in all five New York City boroughs, in addition to Long Island, New Jersey and Connecticut markets.
About Stop & Shop
The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company LLC presently employs over 59,000 associates and operates 403 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 stopandshop.com or www.facebook.com/stopandshop.
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