Stop & Shop


Longtime New England chain owned by Ahold. Many stores are former First National locations.

History from Stop & Shop’s Media Kit:

Stop & Shop’s roots can be traced back to 1914, when the Rabinovitz family founded the Economy Grocery Stores Company in Somerville, Massachusetts. Four years later, family member Sidney Rabb introduced an idea new to retail: the self-service, modern supermarket. By 1947, Economy Grocery Stores had grown into a flourishing chain of 86 supermarkets and the name of the company was changed to Stop & Shop, Inc.

In the 1980s, Stop & Shop pioneered the superstore concept in New England, opening the first Super Stop & Shop in 1982. In 1996, Stop & Shop was acquired by Ahold, one of the largest food retailers in the world. Worldwide, Ahold employs 450,000 people and services the needs of 40 million customers in 28 countries every week.

Updated on 26 November 2022

One thought on “Stop & Shop

  1. Michael Gallant

    March 24, 2021 at 6:12pm

    You know folks, as far back as I can remember….. The Stop and Shop chain always had locations here in Springfield Massachusetts, same with Big Y which is of course a local chain, and of course Food Mart and Shop Rite were around……

    Permalink  ⋅ Reply

Your email will not be published. Name and Email fields are required. Comments are moderated and may not appear immediately.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.