Press Release

Stop & Shop Announces New Paid Parental Leave Benefits

Full-Time Associates of Any Gender and Gender Identity Now Eligible For Six Weeks Fully Paid Leave

QUINCY, Mass. – January 16, 2020– Stop & Shop, a neighborhood grocer for more than 100 years, today announced new parental leave benefits that will provide qualifying full-time associates of any gender and gender identity with six weeks of fully paid leave during the first 12 months following the birth, adoption or legal placement of a child. The new policy, which went into effect on January 1, 2020, is designed to support parents and caregivers during an important time of transition in their family.

With the new benefits, full-time associates of all genders and gender identities can take six weeks of paid parental leave within the first 12 months of a child’s birth, adoption or other legal, custodial placements. The benefits will be offered in addition to Stop & Shop’s other time off plans, including paid time off and short-term disability.

“We’re proud to introduce these additional benefits for parental leave - and to better support our associates during this important time in their lives,” said Maria Silvestri, Senior Vice President of Human Resources at Stop & Shop. “We hope this brings meaningful change by delivering more flexibility and financial assistance for qualifying full-time associates of all genders and gender identities to support their growing families.”

Stop & Shop prides itself on being an inclusive workplace, believing diverse people, ideas and experiences make Stop & Shop a better, more interesting place to work and shop.

About Stop & Shop

A neighborhood grocer for more than 100 years, today’s Stop & Shop is refreshed, reenergized and inspired, delivering new conveniences for customers. Committed to helping its communities enjoy better food and better lives, Stop & Shop has a longstanding history of giving back to the neighborhoods it serves with a focus on fighting hunger and helping children to enjoy a healthy lifestyle. The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company LLC is an Ahold Delhaize USA Company and employs more than 61,000 associates and operates over 400 stores throughout Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York and New Jersey. To learn more about Stop & Shop, visit stopandshop.com.