Stop & Shop Approaching Final Conversion of 25 Former A&P Stores in Greater New York

Store conversions expected to be completed in time for the holidays

Nov 05, 2015, 14:06 ET from The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company LLC

PURCHASE, N.Y., Nov. 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company LLC today announced it is nearing the conclusion of its conversion of 25 A&P stores it is acquiring with a fifth wave beginning today, November 5th.  During this process, four stores will temporarily close for approximately 7 days, however the pharmacies and banks within these locations will remain open during the conversion process.   

The fifth wave schedule is below: 

Store

Expected Closure Date

Expected Opening Date

Staten Island, New York

1351 Forest Avenue

Thursday, November 5

Friday, November 13

Long Beach, New York

85 East Park Avenue

Thursday, November 5

Friday, November 13

Belle Harbor, New York

112-15 Beach Channel Dr.

Thursday, November 5

Friday, November 13

Franklin Square, New York

460 Franklin Avenue

Thursday, November 5

Friday, November 13

"We've completed the conversion process of more than half of the 25 newly acquired A&P stores to Stop & Shop stores.  This has been a monumental task for all those involved and look forward to opening the fourth wave of stores to our customers on Friday, November 6th in Bayside, Baldwin, Massapequa and Seaford, New York as well as Closter, New Jersey," said Don Sussman, president of Stop & Shop New York Metro Division. "We are expecting to close the Mt. Kisco, New York store located at 195 N. Bedford Avenue on Friday, November 13 and open as a Stop & Shop store on Thursday, November 19th," added Sussman.

While the extent of the remodels and addition of new amenities continue to vary by store, each store will reopen as a Stop & Shop store and be refreshed with modern decor, updated refrigeration systems, new lighting, state-of-the-art technology, and other improvements.  New and vibrant signage will show Stop & Shop's low prices and exciting promotions.

Stop & Shop's signature fresh departments including the Produce, Bakery, Meat & Seafood Departments will be featured throughout the converted stores as key destinations.  Other exciting offers include an extensive assortment of natural and organic products, including over 1,400 Nature's Promise products as well as gluten-free and special diet selections.  

The Stop & Shop Card will offer customers automatic access to thousands of savings every time they shop plus Gas Extra Rewards.  Customers using the Stop & Shop Card can also accrue points to help local schools earn money through our A+ School Rewards Program.

Scan It! and Weigh It! technology are time saving tools to benefit the customer's shopping experience in Wave 4 stores (excluding the Bayside, NY store).  Peapod, the country's leading Internet grocer, will also be available to service customers in all five New York City boroughs, in addition to Long Island, New Jersey and Connecticut markets.  

About Stop & Shop
The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company LLC presently employs over 59,000 associates and operates 403 stores throughout Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York and New Jersey. The company helps support local communities fight hunger, combat childhood cancer and promote general health and wellness – with emphasis on children's educational and support programs. In its commitment to be a sustainable company, Stop & Shop is a member of the U.S. Green Building Council and EPA's Smart Way program and has been recognized by the EPA for the superior energy management of its stores. Stop & Shop is an Ahold company. To learn more about Stop & Shop, visit www.stopandshop.com or www.facebook.com/stopandshop.

Cautionary notice
This press release includes forward-looking statements, which do not refer to historical facts but refer to expectations based on management's current views and assumptions and involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results, performance or events to differ materially from those included in such statements. These forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements as to the closing of the transaction. These forward-looking statements are subject to risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from future results expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. Many of these risks and uncertainties relate to factors that are beyond Ahold's ability to control or estimate precisely, such as factors discussed in Ahold's public filings and other disclosures.  Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this press release. Ahold does not assume any obligation to update any public information or forward-looking statements in this press release to reflect subsequent events or circumstances, except as may be required by applicable laws.

SOURCE The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company LLC



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