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Stop & Shop Begins Converting 25 Former A&P Stores In Greater New York

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Last updated on June 14th, 2024 at 10:08 am

The Stop & Shop Supermarket Co. said Oct. 8 that it has begun converting 25 A&P stores it is acquiring. During this process, groups of up to five stores will temporarily close for approximately seven days and all of the conversions are expected to be completed by Nov. 13. The first wave of Stop & Shop grand openings is planned for Oct. 16 and will include the East Hampton store at 67 Newtown Lane, Southampton at 167 Main Street, The Bronx at 961 East 174th Street, Ozone Park, Queens at 92 10 Atlantic Avenue and Brooklyn at 625 Atlantic Avenue.

Pharmacies and banks within these locations will remain open during the conversion process. While the extent of the remodels and addition of new amenities will vary by store, each store will reopen as a Stop & Shop and be refreshed with modern decor, updated refrigeration systems, new lighting, state-of-the-art technology and other improvements, according to the Purchase, New York-based company. New and vibrant signage will show Stop & Shop’s low prices and exciting promotions, the company adds.

“We are very excited to begin the store conversion process, and we will strive to minimize the inconvenience to customers,” said Don Sussman, president of Stop & Shop New York Metro Division. “Stop & Shop is committed to improving the overall shopping experience in these 25 stores to meet the quality, selection and savings that customers have come to expect from us.”

Stop & Shop’s signature fresh departments will be featured throughout the converted stores as key destinations. Produce departments will feature an assortment of fresh and locally-grown fruits and vegetables and a variety of organic produce. The Butcher Shoppe and Seafood Markets will feature Certified Angus Beef, 100% USDA Choice Grade Beef, All-Natural Pork, Grade A Chicken and a vast selection of steaks, filets and shellfish. Deli departments will feature Boar’s Head products and specialty cheeses. Customers also will find ready-to-eat sandwiches and salads, fresh rotisserie chicken, pasta, soups and delectable entrees.

Other offerings will include:

• An assortment of natural and organic products, including more than 1,400 Nature’s Promise products as well as gluten-free and special diet selections.

• A range of offers to customers who sign up for the Stop & Shop Card. The card will offer customers automatic access to thousands of savings every time they shop, plus Gas Extra Rewards. For every $100 spent on food and other eligible purchases using the Card, customers receive 10 cents off per gallon of gas (up to $2.40 off in total) at participating Shell stations.

• Internet grocer Peapod also will be available to customers. Peapod recently expanded its service in the New York metro area and operates in all five New York City boroughs, in addition to the Long Island, New Jersey and Connecticut markets.

“Stop & Shop is committed to being a good neighbor in the communities where it does business,” said Sussman. “At each store grand opening event, Stop & Shop plans to make a charitable donation to a local nonprofit organization that makes a positive impact on the lives of children. We’re also pleased to welcome approximately 3,000 former A&P store associates to Stop & Shop, so shoppers should look forward to seeing many of the same friendly face

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