Home » Stew Leonard Wants ‘I Love New York’ Tourism Signs

Stew Leonard Wants ‘I Love New York’ Tourism Signs

Stew Leonard Love NY sign

New York Reps. John Faso and Elise Stefanik were joined by their four New York upstate Republican Congressional colleagues to urge New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to remove the controversial “I Love New York” signs in the face of a $14 million fine from the Federal Highway Administration. Stew Leonard Jr., CEO of the family-owned Stew Leonard’s Grocery Stores, has offered to take the signs off the state’s hands and display them in his supermarkets.

Leonard urged the state to not let these iconic and colorful blue signs go to waste. Leonard, who sells locally grown produce and goods, wants to recognize and honor the hundreds of New York farmers who supply produce, dairy and meats by displaying these signs.

It recently was announced that the signs are illegal and must be removed along New York State highways by this summer. The controversial signs cost New York State taxpayers upwards of $8 million to be put up for their less-than-five-year life span. Critics of Gov. Cuomo have called the “I Love New York” sign program “wasteful.”

Stew Leonard’s is a chain of six supermarkets in Connecticut and three in New York (Yonkers, East Meadow and Farmingdale) that sells products grown and produced in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. Beginning with its first store in 1969, Stew Leonard’s is supplied by 100 Tri-State area farms and sells milk from an upstate New York dairy.


Keep reading:

Stew Leonard’s Offers 10K Burgers For Trump/Jong-un Peace Summit

Amazon, Whole Foods Now Delivering In More Florida, New York Areas

Tops Extends Instacart Delivery To Nine New York Communities

Fresh Intelligent Forecasting: The Superpower Against Labor Shortages?

Can automation and digitization of fresh operations help retain frontline workers, maximize scarce labor hours and minimize labor expenses, errors, and disruptions? Invafresh discusses the role fresh food retail technology plays in achieving this goal.

Learn More

3 Methods For Reducing Grocery Store Shrink

Grocery store shrink has been at an all-time high, costing the retail industry around $61.7 billion in sales. It’s a problem that can be mitigated. Storewise explains how.

Learn More

Featured Photos

Featured Photo Fresh Produce and Floral Council Expo, April 6
Anaheim Convention Center
Anaheim, California
Share via
Copy link
Powered by Social Snap