press release

December 3, 2013

Arlene Putterman
Stop & Shop NY Metro Division
(914) 251-2834
arlene.putterman@stopandshop.com

Stop & Shop to Close Orange Store

Purchase, NY (December 3, 2013) - The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company LLC today announced the company will close its store located at 259 Bull Hill Lane, Orange, CT. The store will close at the end of January. Exact date has yet to be determined.

"After a thorough review of the operating performance of our stores, we made a business decision to close our Orange store location," said Don Sussman, Stop & Shop's New York Metro Division President. "We regret any inconvenience this will cause and encourage our customers to shop at our West Haven store located at 460 Elm Street which is 2 miles from our Orange store."

All 123 associates from the Orange store location will have the opportunity to be transferred to our other Stop & Shop stores in New Haven County. Prescription records will be transferred to the nearby Stop & Shop at 460 Elm Street in West Haven.

The Stop & Shop fuel station located on the property will remain open after the store closing.

For additional information on Stop & Shop store locations, visit Stop & Shop's website at www.stopandshop.com.

About Stop & Shop
The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company LLC employs approximately 60,000 associates and operates 400 stores throughout Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York, and New Jersey. The company helps support local communities fight hunger, combat childhood cancer and promote general health and wellness - with emphasis on children's educational and support programs. In its commitment to be a sustainable company, Stop & Shop is a member of the U.S. Green Building Council and EPA's Smart Way program; has been awarded LEED (EB) certifications for 50 of its existing stores; and has been recognized by the EPA for the superior energy management of its stores. Stop & Shop is an Ahold company. To learn more about Stop & Shop, visit www.stopandshop.com.