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March 3, 2014

Peapod last week announced the opening of a new fulfillment facility in Agawam, Mass., to better serve the needs of consumers from Hampshire and Hampden counties.

QUINCY, Mass. — Peapod last week announced the opening of a new fulfillment facility in Agawam, Mass., to better serve the needs of consumers from Hampshire and Hampden counties.

December 23, 2013

Hannaford will be opening a new store this spring in the old Stop & Shop location in Exeter, N.H., the Portsmouth Patch reported Friday.

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. — Hannaford will be opening a new store this spring in the old Stop & Shop location in Exeter, N.H., the Portsmouth Patch reported Friday.

The Exeter Hannaford will feature a pharmacy with a consultation room for those who need extra privacy when talking with a pharmacist or getting a flu shot.

The 65,000-sq.-ft. Stop & Shop closed in August. 

December 3, 2013

Paula Price is stepping down as Ahold USA's EVP and CFO, the supermarket operator said Tuesday.

CARLISLE, Pa. – Paula Price is stepping down as Ahold USA's EVP and CFO, the supermarket operator said Tuesday.

November 18, 2013

The Environmental Protection Agency has recognized Ahold USA for its efforts to reduce food waste, the agency said.

HARRISBURG, Pa. — The Environmental Protection Agency has recognized Ahold USA for its efforts to reduce food waste, the agency said.

November 14, 2013

Dutch supermarket operator Royal Ahold will sell its Slovakian business to Slovakia-based retailer Condorum, Ahold said Thursday.

ZAANDAM, Netherlands — Dutch supermarket operator Royal Ahold will sell its Slovakian business to Slovakia-based retailer Condorum, Ahold said Thursday.

November 8, 2013

Ahold USA is encouraging pork suppliers to start using open housing for pregnant sows by 2022, the supermarket retailer said Friday.

CARLISLE, Pa. — Ahold USA is encouraging pork suppliers to start using open housing for pregnant sows by 2022, the supermarket retailer said Friday.

The company, which owns the Stop & Shop, Giant-Landover and Giant-Carlisle chains, as well as the Peapod online grocery service, said it wanted suppliers to transition from gestation crates to open housing, with the option of using gestation crates during appropriate times to keep sows and piglets healthy and safe.

November 8, 2013

Higi ‘scores’ with kiosks

Through its biometric screening kiosks, its smartphone application and its website, Higi encourages users to take a more holistic approach to their health. True wellness, its creators insist, springs not just from such physical metrics as blood pressure, glucose readings and body mass index, but from lifestyle choices and connections to family, friends, neighbors and coworkers.

November 4, 2013

Activate Drinks will expand distribution of its line of nutrient-enhanced waters to East Coast grocery retailers Stop & Shop and Shaw's.

LOS ANGELES — Activate Drinks will expand distribution of its line of nutrient-enhanced waters to East Coast grocery retailers Stop & Shop and Shaw's, the company announced on Monday.

Beginning in November 2013, 400 Stop & Shop locations will carry six varieties within the Activate portfolio, which includes Activate Beauty: Exotic Berry, Activate Defy: Pomegranate Blue, Activate Defend: Orange, Activate Charged: Grape and Lemon Lime and Activate Balance: Fruit Punch.

November 1, 2013

Stop & Shop hopes to raise $2.5 million for hunger relief during the holiday season, the Ahold USA-owned supermarket chain said Friday.

PURCHASE, N.Y. — Stop & Shop hopes to raise $2.5 million for hunger relief during the holiday season, the Ahold USA-owned supermarket chain said Friday.

October 23, 2013

Ahold USA has won accolades for working with diverse and women-owned businesses, the supermarket operator said Wednesday.

CARLISLE, Pa. — Ahold USA has won accolades for working with diverse and women-owned businesses, the supermarket operator said Wednesday.

Ahold, which owns the Stop & Shop, Giant-Carlisle and Giant-Landover supermarket banners and the Peapod online grocery service, said Professional Woman's Magazine had named it among the "Top Supplier Diversity Programs for Women" for 2013. The magazine has ranked companies in this way for 14 years.

September 24, 2013

Oral care brand hello has announced that it is expanding its national footprint from 7,800 stores to more than 18,000 stores across the United States by the end of September.

MONTCLAIR, N.J. — Oral care brand hello has announced that it is expanding its national footprint from 7,800 stores to more than 18,000 stores across the United States by the end of September.

September 23, 2013

Royal Ahold supervisory board member Tom de Swaan will resign as of the end of this month, the company said Monday.

ZAANDAM, Netherlands — Royal Ahold supervisory board member Tom de Swaan will resign at the end of this month, the company said Monday.

Netherlands-based Ahold, the parent company of Ahold USA and U.S. supermarket banners Stop & Shop, Giant Food of Landover, Md., and Giant Food Stores of Carlisle, Pa., as well as the online grocer Peapod, said de Swaan would resign effective Sept. 30.

September 3, 2013

Stop & Shop has announced that customers can help earn money for their local schools when they grocery shop through Stop & Shop's school fundraiser dubbed "A+ School Rewards."

PURCHASE, N.Y. and QUINCY, Mass. — Stop & Shop has announced that customers can help earn money for their local schools when they grocery shop through Stop & Shop's school fundraiser dubbed "A+ School Rewards."

There is no limit to what schools can do with their A+ School Rewards, including earning cash for technology, scholarships, school programs, field trips, playgrounds and other educational needs.

August 28, 2013

Walmart will begin offering health insurance and other benefits to unmarried domestic partners, including same-sex partners, next year, according to published reports.

NEW YORK — Walmart will begin offering health insurance and other benefits to unmarried domestic partners, including same-sex partners, next year, according to published reports.

August 26, 2013

Peapod is opening nine new pickup locations at Stop & Shop stores around Massachusetts and Rhode Island as part of an expansion push in New England, bringing its total number of sites in those states and Connecticut to 27.

The way Americans shop for groceries is undergoing a rapid and dramatic change. Supermarkets will likely continue to exist for a long time, but a growing amount of shopping for food is happening online.

Peapod is opening nine new pickup locations at Stop & Shop stores around Massachusetts and Rhode Island as part of an expansion push in New England, bringing its total number of sites in those states and Connecticut to 27.

The way Americans shop for groceries is undergoing a rapid and dramatic change. Supermarkets will likely continue to exist for a long time, but a growing amount of shopping for food is happening online.

August 26, 2013

Stop & Shop is launching nine new pickup locations in Massachusetts and Rhode Island as part of its partnership with online grocer and sister company Peapod.

QUINCY, Mass. — Stop & Shop is launching nine new pickup locations in Massachusetts and Rhode Island as part of its partnership with online grocer and sister company Peapod.

The two retailers, owned by Carlisle, Pa.-based Ahold USA, said the new pickup spots would allow shoppers to order groceries online for easy pickup. The stores included are in Braintree, Mass.; Cohasset, Mass.; East Weymouth, Mass.; Harwich, Mass.; Milford, Mass.; North Attleboro, Mass.; Providence, R.I.; Pawtucket, R.I.; and Cranston, R.I.

August 26, 2013

Nearly half of families rely on recipes that are fast and easy to make for dinner, according to a new survey of shoppers by supermarket chain Stop & Shop.

QUINCY, Mass. — Nearly half of families rely on recipes that are fast and easy to make for dinner, according to a new survey of shoppers by supermarket chain Stop & Shop.

August 23, 2013

Stop & Shop recently sponsored a "Healthy Kids Summit" in Pawtucket, R.I., with help from local community health experts, the company said.

QUINCY, Mass. — Stop & Shop recently sponsored a "Healthy Kids Summit" in Pawtucket, R.I., with help from local community health experts, the company said.

August 22, 2013

Abbe Luersman has been appointed as chief human resources officer of Ahold, the Dutch supermarket-operating company said Thursday.

ZAANDAM, Netherlands — Abbe Luersman has been appointed as chief human resources officer of Ahold, the Dutch supermarket-operating company said Thursday.

August 16, 2013

Ahold stores, including Giant Carlisle, Giant Landover and Stop & Shop, will introduce a new coffee product to select store shelves compatible with the Keurig single-serve K-cup machines.

DENVER — Ahold stores, including Giant Carlisle, Giant Landover and Stop & Shop, will introduce a new coffee product to select store shelves compatible with the Keurig single-serve K-cup machines, the coffee maker announced today.

August 7, 2013

Grocery chain Stop & Shop has announced plans to close its six Stop & Shop stores and three gas stations in New Hampshire on or before Sept. 21.

QUINCY, Mass. — Grocery chain Stop & Shop has announced plans to close its six Stop & Shop stores and three gas stations in New Hampshire on or before Sept. 21.

August 6, 2013

“We're asking the pharmacists to be proactive in their communication rather than reactive.”

That’s Andrew Markievich, manager of pharmacy clinical programs for Ahold USA, the big Dutch-based owner-operator of U.S. supermarket chains like Stop & Shop and Giant Food in the Northeast and mid-Atlantic region. Speaking to Drug Store News’ Alaric DeArment, Markievich was describing a new campaign at Ahold USA’s more than 560 food-store pharmacies “to take a more active, deliberate role in communicating with our patients.”

“We're asking the pharmacists to be proactive in their communication rather than reactive.”

August 1, 2013

As pharmacy organizations tout the pharmacist as the face of neighborhood health care, one retailer is encouraging its own pharmacists to be more proactive.

NEW YORK — As pharmacy organizations tout the pharmacist as the face of neighborhood health care, one retailer is encouraging its own pharmacists to be more proactive.

Ahold USA has launched ACT! in an effort to get its pharmacists to build closer relationships with their patients. ACT! stands for "Acknowledge," "Coach" and "Thank." Ahold USA owns the Stop & Shop, Giant Food of Landover, Md., and Giant Food Stores of Carlisle, Pa., chains in the Northeast.

July 19, 2013

Stop & Shop, owned by Ahold USA, said the Local Route program guides customers to locally grown produce while they shop, highlighting local farms and featured fresh items in the produce departments.

PURCHASE, N.Y. — Stop & Shop is relaunching a program designed to promote locally grown produce, the chain said.

Stop & Shop, owned by Ahold USA, said the Local Route program guides customers to locally grown produce while they shop, highlighting local farms and featured fresh items in the produce departments.

The chain also participates in Jersey Fresh, Connecticut Grown, Grown on Long Island and Harvest New England.

July 16, 2013

Stop & Shop is expanding a program to educate children about nutrition, the Ahold USA-owned supermarket chain said.

PURCHASE, N.Y. — Stop & Shop is expanding a program to educate children about nutrition, the Ahold USA-owned supermarket chain said.

The chain announced that it would update and expand the Passport to Nutrition program to organizations that educate and work with children, such as schools, summer camps and scouting groups. The announcement follows a similar announcement last week by Landover, Md.-based sister chain Giant Food.