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Stop & Shop is a chain of supermarkets and general commodity stores operating in New England, New York, Connecticut, and Rhode Island. It was established in 1914 and is the fourth largest supermarket business in the United States. At present, it is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Dutch global food retailer Ahold Delhaize. 

There is a wide variety of food products and everyday goods sold in the company's Super Stop & Shop Superstores. This includes convenience and specialty sections like full-service drugstores, gas services, portrait studios, office equipment, and photoshops.

Stop & Shop History

The origins of Stop & Shop can be tracked back to 1892 when a supermarket shop known as 'Greenie Store' was opened in Massachusetts. Rabinowitz family established Stop & Shop in 1914 as an economy grocery store chain, and it adopted a new self-service four years following. Its next store was inaugurated in late 1914, while many new stores opened in the coming years. By 1917, the Stop & Shop chain had 15 stores.

After the store opening in Natick, Massachusetts, in 1959, Stop & Shop had 100 stores. In 1961, it acquired the department store chain Bradlees. After conquering Connecticut and Rhode Island, it entered New York in the early 1960s. 

Stop & Shop supermarket business was acquired in the late 1980s and was held private. In 1996 the chain was bought by Ahold USA, which earlier bought the first public supermarkets. Stop & Shop was merged in 2016 with Delhaize group, and its new holding company name is Ahold Delhaize.

Mission and Vision

Stop & Shop believes in offering fresh, safe, and quality assured products to its buyers in its modern, tidy and engaging retail locations. The company focuses on nurturing customer confidence. Stop & Shop is very effective in developing safe and reliable products by reinforcing policies and methods continuously through education and associate training.

When sourcing food products for their store label, Stop & Shop makes sure to focus on the product quality, safety, conditions, well-being of the animals, and operating conditions. The organization also has the vision to offer helpful knowledge to its customers interested in nutrition, safety, and handling of the goods.


What kind of company is Stop & Shop?

It is a chain of supermarkets established in the Northeastern regions of the USA. It has been split into two regional groups by Ahold Delhaize to position the company for growth. One is the Stop & Shop Metro New York, with about 185 stores in New York, New Jersey, and Southwestern Connecticut. The other one is Stop & Shop New England that runs about 220 stores.

Does Stop & Shop offer online shopping?

Stop & Shop offers online grocery delivery pickup for its shoppers. 

Where is Stop & Shop headquartered?

The headquarters of Stop & Shop is at 1385 Hancock Street, Quincy, Massachusetts, 02169 United States.

Typical Hours of Operation

Mo 10:00 - 22:00
Tu 10:00 - 22:00
We 10:00 - 22:00
Th 10:00 - 22:00
Fr 10:00 - 22:00
Sa 10:00 - 22:00
Su 10:00 - 22:00

Locations: 711 locations in 43 states and 495 cities.


Specialties: Radiators, Batteries, Fuel Injectors, Air Conditioning, A C, Transmissions, Cooling, Antifreeze

Services: Oil Change


  • Pharmacies
  • Grocery Stores


  • accepts credit cards

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