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06/10/2022

Stop & Shop launches store remodeling program in New York City

Marianne Wilson
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The remodeled Stop & Shop Bay Plaza now offers a ‘Global Market’ with 1,000 items from 14 different countries and regions.

Stop & Shop is making a major capital investment in its New York City store portfolio.

The company is investing $140 million in a store remodeling program to improve the shopping experience at its NYC stores, with a renewed emphasis on value and a more “culturally relevant” assortment, along with more items locally made in the New York Metro area. The upgrades will take place during the next two years.

The remodeled will offer more sale bins and special values on relevant products that will be highlighted in a New York City-specific weekly circular ad. In addition, Stop & Shop will be the first retailer in New York City’s five boroughs to offer the Flashfood program, which offers customers access  — via a mobile app — to fresh foods nearing their best-by date at discounts up to 50% off.   

The mobile app not only helps regular shoppers save over $500 a year on their grocery bills, it advances Stop & Shop’s commitment to reduce food waste by 50% by 2030, the retailer said. Other retailers that have signed on for the Flashfood program include Giant Food, Meijer and Hy-Vee.

The upgraded stores will feature thousands of new items from around the globe in an effort to ensure the assortment at each individual store reflects the diversity of the neighborhood it serves.

Stop & Shop’s Bay Plaza store in the Bronx, for example, will feature a new ‘Global Market’ with authentic products from 14 different regions tailored to its neighbors, including items specific to Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, and Jamaica, plus Halal meat, dairy, and grocery items.

As part of the Maspeth, Queens, remodel, Stop & Shop will expand its Chinese and South American offerings, and Sheepshead Bay customers will enjoy more Eastern European and Kosher foods.

Stop & Shop’s Bay Plaza store in New York City’s  Bronx borough is the first to be remodeled and celebrated its grand reopening June 10. In addition to the investment in its stores, Stop & Shop has committed $1 million to fight food insecurity across NYC this year through several local initiatives and community partnerships.

Stop & Shop began operating in New York City more than two decades ago and currently operates 25 stores in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island – and home delivery in all five boroughs.     

“We’re proud to make such a significant investment in New York City, and we’re excited to show customers that we can be the one-stop shop for everything they need and that we’re delivering great value, particularly in this current economic environment,” said Gordon Reid, president of Stop & Shop. “We’re also committed to fighting hunger in the boroughs and as part of our $1M commitment, we’re investing nearly half a million in the city’s public schools and colleges to ensure local students have consistent access to healthy food so they can succeed in the classroom and beyond.”

Stop & Shop is also launching a new food security initiative in partnership with Montefiore Hospital & Quincy Asian Resources set to begin at PS199X in South Bronx - and is significantly expanding the Stop & Shop School Food Pantry Program in the boroughs. The program was established to help limit barriers impacting students’ ability to succeed in the classroom by making sure that they have consistent access to food. By year-end, Stop & Shop will support more than 30 in-school pantries across NYC.

The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company LLC is an Ahold Delhaize USA Company and and operates more than 400 stores throughout Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York and New Jersey.