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About Us

We’ve been around for more than 100 years and counting. A lot has changed in all that time; for example, we’ve grown in size and in scale. We operate more than 400 stores throughout New York, New England and New Jersey. Who runs all of those stores? More than 60,000 associates. But there are a lot of things that haven’t changed, like our commitment to making our stores better every day for our Associates, customers and the community.

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Our History

Stop & Shop has been around for more than 100 years. We started small, back in 1914 when the Rabinowitz family opened a small grocery store in Somerville, MA. Four years later, they came up with the modern self-service supermarket and by 1947, the company had grown into a flourishing chain of 86 supermarkets. A real-life American dream come true.

And the dream’s still going strong. Stop & Shop has become a household name to customers and a leader in the retail grocery industry, pioneering the superstore concept that everyone loves. We’ve accomplished a lot, like expanding and offering new products and technologies and providing top-level service to all of our customers. We will continue to do all of this, and more, far into the future.

Milestones for the Last 100 Years
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A Legacy of Diversity

We’re here in your neighborhood, and draw upon your rich culture to make our stores better. We’ve also made it a point to ensure that our suppliers are representative of the communities we serve.
Learn More About our Commitment to Diversity