Executive Vice President
Stop & Shop Supermarket Company
Barry Berman, Executive Vice President of Stop & Shop, has been inducted as a charter member into the Food Industry Hall of Fame for his leadership and innovation at Stop & Shop Supermarkets and its subsidiary, Bradlee’s Department Stores, and has been a key figure in their growth and success since 1967.
Born in Boston, Mr. Berman graduated from Northeastern University. Following service in the Armed Forces, he joined Stop & Shop’s business office, becoming Assistant Controller in 1972 and subsequently Manager of Administration. In 1974 he was assigned to the chain’s New Jersey division as District Manager, returning later to the Boston headquarters as a Manufacturing Manager.
In 1984, he was selected to lead the winning Connecticut Division of Stop & Shop, and later was part of the internal team which created the company’s Super Stop & Shop division.
In 1990, Barry was selected to manage Stop & Shop’s sister company, Bradlee’s Department Stores, initially as Senior Vice President for merchandising and marketing, and then as President the following year. He led Bradlee’s public offering, ultimately serving as CEO and Chairman of the Board of Bradlee’s 130 store chain with annual revenues of $2.2 billion.
Following a brief “retirement”, Barry was welcomed back by Stop & Shop to help face the challenges facing traditional food retailers from drug, convenience and box stores in the critical role of Executive Vice President.