Ahold Delhaize banner Stop & Shop has had a rough year—a 10-day workers strike this spring cost the retailer an estimated $345 million in losses. But Stop & Shop is taking the hit in stride and turning its thoughts towards growth and innovation. The retailer has revealed 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,” Stop & Shop President Gordon Reid commented. “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.”
According to a press release, the series of upcoming remodels is part of the retailer’s Reimagining Stop & Shop multi-year initiative to refresh the brand’s 400+ stores across the Northeast.
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:
Earlier this summer, Stop & Shop had announced plans to hire nearly 400 new employees in the Long Island region, as we reported in our sister site AndNowUKnow, but the retailer 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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