Stop & Shop Announces Plans to Remodel 21 Long Island Stores
QUINCY, MA - 2019 has proved to be a bumpy year for Ahold Delhaize’s banner Stop & Shop. The retailer endured a 10-day workers strike this spring, one that cost Ahold Delhaize an estimated $345 million in losses. But Stop & Shop is ready to bounce back, setting its sights on the East Coast. The retailer has recently announced plans to invest $133 million in store remodels in 21 of its Suffolk County, Long Island locations.
“The remodeling of our Long Island stores is a key milestone in our journey to refresh the Stop & Shop brand for the future and to strengthen our position as market leader,” said Stop & Shop President Gordon Reid. “We’re excited for local customers to enjoy the changes we’ve brought to Long Island like even more fresh produce, lower prices, and new solutions to help make things easy for our customers to get their shopping done and get back to what matters most.”
This series of remodels is part of the retailer’s Reimagining Stop & Shop multi-year initiative to refresh the brand’s 400+ stores across the Northeast, according to a press release. The remodels in Long Island are intended to improve the in-store experience for customers, offering more fresh, healthy, and convenient options than ever before.
The planned remodels are set to include:
- Expanded produce sections
- More prepared foods options
- In-store cafes
- SCAN IT! mobile checkout
- Same day online pick-up
- Expanded selection of local and craft beers and specialty cheeses
- Dedicated Italian section
Earlier this summer, Stop & Shop had announced plans to hire nearly 400 new employees in the Long Island region, but was close-lipped about the specifics. The new employees will join almost 100 more internally promoted team members who will continue to deliver excellent customer service as the retailer embarks on its ambitious remodel.
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