Stop and Shop*
Stop and Shop* supermarket is the largest chain of food retailers based in New England. It operates more than 355 supermarkets and combination supermarket-general merchandise stores in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, New Jersey, and Rhode Island. Stop and Shop's* roots go back to 1892 in Boston's North End. According to the company's web site one shop, the Economy Grocery Shop, became a multiple store company in 1914, known as the Economy Grocery Stores Company it was headquartered in Somerville, Massachusetts. In 1918 the company brought a new concept that began in Southern California to retailing in New England: the self-service market. The concept proved to be successful because it was based on customer appeal to rock-bottom prices, increased product selection, self-service (the customer selected the items and the store clerk checked them out at a cash register), and intensive marketing.
Prior to the self-service market the Economy Grocery Stores Company followed the pioneering efforts of the A&P chain’s introduction of the "economy store," using efficient management and smaller store size to offer lower prices on a cash-and-carry basis--no credit, and no home delivery. Following World War II the company went public and became Stop n Shop*, Inc and in turn furthered the innovation in supermarket shopping by introducing the Superstore in 1982, the first being built in Springfield, Massachusetts. Known as Super Stop and Shop*, the stores were immense, averaging over 55,000 square feet in size, with all the traditional supermarket offerings, plus bakeries, pharmacies, expanded deli departments, cafes, salad bars with some stores featuring a bank, expanded liquor and beer, video rentals, etc. Superstores were planned around a "street of shops" concept of well-defined and suitably decorated segments of the store defined for each class of product. The butcher, bakery, deli, cheese shop, general merchandise, fruit stand, etc were under one roof much like the 1800s when families shopped a series of neighborhood stores, each specializing in a different products.
In 2002 these superstores were further enlarged and expanded to offer full service departments such as Foods-To-Go, full-service pharmacy, florist, salad bar, full-service branch banking, bakery, delicatessen, and gas stations, photo processing , portrait studios, bookstores, and small appliances.
Stop and Shop* has introduced many technological innovations to the supermarket industry including internet connected Peapod home delivery and handheld iPhone scanning capacity for customers.
Today Stop n Shop* is headquartered in Quincy, Massachusetts and employs over 57,000 people and has sales of over 12 billon dollars a year.
Stop and Shop* Supermarket Locations
Stop & Shop* operates more than 355 supermarkets in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New York, New Hampshire and New Jersey .
The Stop & Shop* Card is a reward card required to purchase weekly card specials listed in the circulars and may be used for in store and internet purchases. The card is also used to track reward points used to purchase reduced price gasoline at Stop and Shop* stores and select Shell gasoline stations. In addition you may receive checkout coupons and cash back for school offers when you use your Stop n Shop* card.ets you enjoy:
Peapod, the home delivery of system that utilizes and internet account to select and receive home or business delivery of grocery items available in the current circular. This service is available in limited areas and there is a cost of $6.95 per delivery. New subscribers are offered a 60 day free delivery service after the first delivery. You must have a Stop n Shop* card to activate an account.
Stop and Shop* apps are available for iPhone and Android devices. These apps allows customers to see the current circular and weekly specials, locate the nearest Stop n Shop*, and check reward points balances.
Scan It! – You may use the hand held device or your iPhone at select three pilot Stop n Shop* stores to scan and bag as you shop. You can view your spending and savings that automatically come off your order as you shop.
Order It! – Check in at the deli to select and get a print out of your deli selections and leave it with the deli. You may pick up your prepared order at the Deli when you're done shopping.
When you use your Stop n Shop* card in store or on Peapod and you receive one point for every dollar spent (after coupons and savings). For every 100 points you earn, you'll receive 10¢ off per gallon up to a maximum of 35 gallons of fuel per vehicle per purchase. There's no limit to the amount of Gas Rewards you can earn. Gas rewards are redeemable at Stop & Shop* or select Shell gasoline stations.
Stop and Shop* sales cycles begin on Fridays and end on Thursdays.
Stop and Shop Circular*
The Stop and Shop circular* appears in the Thursday edition of most major and local newspapers and can also be found on line at the Stop & Shop* website. The stop and shop circular* has some great grocery deals.
Coupon Policy – Matching
Stop n Shop* accepts manufacturers’ paper and internet coupons.
Only 1 manufacturers' coupon may be redeemed per item; No substitutions are allowed.
The exact item stated on the coupon be must be purchased in order to redeem the coupon.
Coupons cannot be redeemed after the expiration date stated on the coupon. The total redemption value of the coupon may not exceed the retail value of the item purchased.
Any coupons for "free" products will be honored for the value of the item only. "Free" coupons cannot be doubled or tripled.
Stop and Shop* will double the savings marked on manufacturers' cents-off coupons up to 99¢. Any coupon $1 and over will be redeemed at face value of the item purchased. In cases where the double coupon total exceeds the value of the item, the offer is limited to the retail price.
You may double a maximum of 4 identical manufacturers' coupons.
Up to an additional 12 identical manufacturers' coupons/items will be redeemed at face value for a total of 16 identical manufacturers' coupons.
Stop & Shop* does not accept competitor's coupons.
100% price accuracy guarantee. Stop and Shop* Supermarket guarantees that all items will scan accurately and if not, any item that scans higher than the price marked (advertised, unit price tagged or signed) you are entitled to one unit of the item free. Any additional items of the same product in the order will be honored at the lower price.