press release

August 29, 2013

Arlene Putterman
Stop & Shop NY Metro


No appointment necessary; Available anytime in-store pharmacy is open

Purchase, NY (August 29, 2013) – In preparation for the upcoming flu season, The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company LLC has begun offering flu vaccinations at all of their in-store pharmacies. No appointment is needed and vaccinations are provided any time the pharmacy is open by Stop & Shop’s trusted in-store pharmacists.

“Our pharmacists provide our customers with a robust health and wellness experience, make an effort to acknowledge and counsel them on all new therapy and therapy changes and communicate the value we provide”, said Anthony Ponzio, Director of Pharmacy at Stop & Shop New York Metro Division.

The cost for the flu shot is $25 in New Jersey stores and most major insurance plans along with Medicare are accepted. Stop & Shop has also partnered with various vendors to offer a free coupon book worth more than $40 in savings to promote better living, while supplies last, to all customers who receive a flu shot. In addition, Stop & Shop pharmacists are available to provide on-site flu clinics at workplaces and businesses throughout the community. For more information or to schedule an on-site flu clinic for your office, please call Andy Markievich at 877-439-1313.

As a full-service pharmacy, all Stop & Shop stores are taking steps to ensure its pharmacies and health departments are well stocked to handle flu-related prescriptions and over-the-counter medications throughout the fall and winter seasons. Additionally, Stop & Shop pharmacists offer several “no appointment needed” adult vaccinations including those for pneumonia and shingles. Customers should feel free to stop in to speak with their friendly Stop & Shop pharmacist anytime with questions regarding medications, vaccinations or general health related questions.

For more information or to find the Stop & Shop pharmacy nearest you, please visit If interested in signing up for a Stop & Shop prescription savings card, ask a pharmacist on your next visit.

About Stop & Shop

The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company LLC employs approximately 60,000 associates and operates 400 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; has been awarded LEED (EB) certifications for 54 of its existing stores; 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 and