press release

December 1, 2014

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

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

Stop & Shop Makes Holiday Entertaining Quick, Easy and Affordable With Menu Booklet, Recipe Center and Holiday Meal Ideas

Offerings from Boneless NY Strip Roasts to Simply Enjoy Brand Products Saves Time on Party Preparation

Purchase, NY & Quincy, MA (December 1, 2014) – The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company LLC is helping customers save both time and money this holiday season with entertaining and food- related gift ideas at all of their stores. From holiday roast suggestions to one-of-a-kind products at affordable prices and ready-made party trays for time-crunched customers, Stop & Shop is your one-stop shop no matter the festive occasion.

For many, the centerpiece of one’s holiday table is a roast. Even Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch enjoyed the roast beast! This month Stop & Shop is featuring a wide breadth of holiday roasts from ham, pork, lamb and beef to cater to any budget and taste. New this year, Stop & Shop is offering Boneless NY Strip Roasts and has developed plenty of savory preparation ideas available both in-store and at www.stopandshop.com. For customers unsure of the best way to carve a roast, Stop & Shop also put together a video tutorial offering techniques available here http://youtu.be/18CUNQvUY1E.

Stop & Shop is once again helping shoppers create memorable holiday meals with its exclusive Simply Enjoy brand. This collection of gourmet food items is back this season with even more new products that are all foodie approved and made with the finest ingredients. Stop & Shop works with specialty suppliers who hand-craft their items to bring customers a unique selection not typically found in the traditional supermarket. Featured Simply Enjoy products this holiday include frozen appetizers and desserts, deli pastas, seafood sauces, dipping oils, sorbetto/gelato, chocolates, hummus, crackers and sparkling sodas to name just a few.

Customers can also pick up a free Simply Enjoy Memorable Menu Ideas booklet at any Stop & Shop store for recipes, entertaining ideas featuring the Simply Enjoy products, and valuable coupons. Simply Enjoy products also make a great gift for the foodie or hostess on your list.

For customers who may need an extra hand, Stop & Shop makes party preparation easy with a selection of Great Entertaining party trays, fully prepared dinners, desserts and more all available to order. Visit www.stopandshop.com and click the ‘Entertaining Orders’ link under the ‘Shopping’ header to start your order or stop into any Stop & Shop to order in-store at the deli, bakery, seafood or meat departments.

Stop & Shop also recently launched its new Recipe Center at http://stopandshop.com/recipes- and-meals/recipe-center with more than 2,500 every day and special occasion recipes. Fresh content is added weekly and all recipes are made even more affordable by utilizing sale items and Stop & Shop’s Own Brand products. How-to videos and nutrition information are also available. Once registered and logged-in to Stop & Shop’s Recipe Center, customers can browse recipes and create their own meal plans too.

Make sure to add a trip to your local Stop & Shop to your holiday to-do list for all of your entertaining needs this holiday. Stop & Shop’s website (www.stopandshop.com) also features plenty of menu ideas and recipes from cocktail parties to festive sit-down dinners. p>

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.