press release

April 19, 2013

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

Stop & Shop New York Metro Division partners with Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center to help fight pediatric cancer

(Purchase, NY) April 19, 2013 – Beginning today through July 18, 2013, The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company LLC customers will have the opportunity to help support pediatric cancer research at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) through Stop & Shop’s annual Triple Winner Game®. Customers who make a $1 contribution* receive a Triple Winner scratch ticket and could be an instant winner of either a free product, gift card or cash prize up to $10,000, or could receive a product coupon.

Through the Triple Winner Game, our customers and associates have raised in total more than $74.6 million for the fight against childhood cancer. In the New York Metro Division, over $11 million has been donated to the Department of Pediatrics at MSKCC since 2001.

The Triple Winner Game has become a national model of how corporations and consumers can partner together successfully to raise millions of dollars to make a difference in the fight against pediatric cancers. Stop & Shop, with support from the New York Yankees in the New York Metro Division, has pledged to raise $1.5 million this year.

“Stop & Shop is proud that we are able to assist the doctors at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center as they treat children who have been stricken with cancer and look for ways to find a cure,” said Don Sussman, President of Stop & Shop’s New York Metro Division. “Triple Winner has given families hope that their youngsters will receive the care needed so that they can lead long and productive lives. We are so appreciative of the generosity of each of our customers who help to make this campaign a success. By working together we are proud that Stop & Shop and our customers can make a difference.”

Edy’s Grand Ice Cream is teaming up again with Stop & Shop for a special fund-raising day on Saturday, April 27, 2013 to support the Triple Winner Game. Several of Edy’s brands including single-serve ice cream cups, shakes and smoothies will be part of a special promotion benefitting MSKCC. Additionally, Edy’s will donate $.05 for every single-serve cup, shake or smoothie sold between April 19 and June 13, 2013 to MSKCC, with no limitation on the amount donated during this time frame. Last year, Edy’s raised approximately $55,000 for the New York Metro Division and hopes to raise even more this year with the community’s support.

“For more than twelve years now, Stop & Shop has provided critical support on behalf of children with cancer,” says Paul Meyers, MD, Vice Chair of Academic Affairs in the MSKCC Department of Pediatrics. “I can’t stress enough how crucial this kind of consistent funding is for the ongoing research enterprise devoted to eliminating childhood cancer. When you hear about the next dramatic Memorial Sloan-Kettering research breakthrough that will save precious young lives and change the course of pediatric cancer treatment all over the world, please remember that Stop & Shop played an invaluable role in making that happen.”

About Stop & Shop
The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company LLC employs approximately 62,000 associates and operates more than 400 stores throughout Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, 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.

About Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center is the world’s oldest and largest private institution devoted to prevention, patient care, research and education in cancer. Its scientists and clinicians generate innovative approaches to better understand, diagnose, and treat cancer. Its specialists are leaders in biomedical research and in translating the latest research to advance the standard of cancer care worldwide. For more information, go to www.mskcc.org.

*No purchase/contribution necessary. Legal residents of NY, NJ and CT 18 or older are eligible. Valid from 4/19/13 to 7/18/13 (or when all tickets are distributed/termination announced). Odds of winning instant prize are 1 in 6. Odds of winning 2nd Chance Sweepstakes depend on number of entries. Restrictions apply. See stores for details or go to www.stopandshop.com.

Triple Winner® is a registered trademark of The Hutton Company, Inc.