The Stop & Shop Supermarket Co. has completed a major remodel of its store located at 2160 South Merrick Mall in Merrick, New York. The store reopened earlier this month.
The Merrick store closed in September 2014 and underwent a four-month remodel to provide customers with a larger store, an expanded product selection and special features for a more convenient shopping experience.
“With this remodel, our customers will find the everyday savings and value they expect from Stop & Shop along with an expanded product assortment and customer service including full-service deli, meat and seafood,” said Rob Altenburger, store manager of the Merrick location. “We thank our customers for waiting and hope they are as excited as we are about an improved shopping experience in our store.”
The store has been freshened with new décor and fixtures along with an increased variety of new products.
New to the Merrick store is Scan It! technology—a hand-held scanner that allows Stop & Shop customers to scan and bag groceries while they shop. The device keeps a running tally of the bill, which allows customers to keep to their budget as they shop. Scan It! Mobile offers a mobile, in-store shopping experience where customers can shop, tally and check out through their mobile phones.
Deli Vision is another new technology tool; this one makes deli shopping easier and faster at the Merrick store. Customers select what they want, get a printout of their choices and cost and then pick up their order at the deli when they’re ready to go.
Additionally, LED lighting was newly installed in many areas of the store, including overhead track lights and spotlights on specialty areas, displays and in the frozen food cases. LED lights are longer lasting and are expected to reduce wattage by half.
Three local restaurants open in Hingham store
In other Stop & Shop news, the company said this week that it’s now offering a variety of items from three local restaurants at its Hingham, Massachusetts, store at 400 Lincoln Street in Lincoln Plaza. Late last year, the grocer made a similar announcement for its Somerville store on McGrath Highway.
At Stop & Shop Hingham, customers will have a place to sit and eat in or can order food to go from White’s Bakery & Cafe, Salsa’s and The Sausage Guy.
“This is a great opportunity to offer our customers a better shopping experience through a broader selection of restaurant-quality foods prepared for our customers on the spot,” said Joe Kelley, president of Stop & Shop’s New England division. “We’ve been local for 100 years and are excited to partner with other local brands that customers know and love.”
The café area is located near the front of the store and is open daily from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. White’s Bakery is open from 8 a.m.-7 p.m.
All three restaurants offer a variety of specialties:
• White’s Bakery & Cafe, with stores in Brockton, Mansfield and Hingham, offers muffins, cupcakes and pastries as well as calzones, pasta salads and dinners to go.
• Salsa’s of South Boston and Hingham serves favorite Mexican dishes.
• The Sausage Guy, a well-known Fenway Park vendor, brings sandwiches of sausage, peppers and onions.