press release

May 30, 2012

Suzi Robinson
Stop & Shop New England
617-276-7756
suzi.robinson@stopandshop.com

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

CUSTOMERS CAN NOW FILL THEIR PET PRESCRIPTIONS AT STOP & SHOP

Quincy, MA and Purchase, NY (May 30, 2012) - With more than 60% of its grocery shoppers having at least one dog or cat in their household, Stop & Shop today announced the launch of a new service for pet owners. Stop & Shop has partnered with accredited pet pharmacy PetCareRx to help fulfill the prescription needs for pet owners. Customers can now have their pet prescriptions filled at their local Stop & Shop pharmacy.

"At Stop & Shop, we recognize that pets are members of the family and their health and well-being are of great importance to our customers," said Suzi Robinson, manager of public and community relations, Stop & Shop New England Division. "We're pleased to offer this great convenience for shoppers to pick up prescriptions for their pets when they pick up prescriptions for others in their family."

With its new partnership with PetCareRx, Stop & Shop will be able to offer three of the most popular pet prescription items that had previously only been available from veterinarians and online vet pharmacy providers. These include Heartguard Plus, Rimadyl and Frontline Plus. For prescriptions that cannot be filled at a local Stop & Stop pharmacy, the pharmacists will work with PetCareRx to fill and ship the pet medication directly to the owner's home address, arriving within a 2-3 day timeframe.

Customers will also receive Gas Rewards points for prescriptions purchased at the pharmacy and through home delivery via PetCareRx when conveniently filling their pets' prescriptions.

Pet owners can visit their local Stop & Shop pharmacy for more information.

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 54 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 and www.facebook.com/stopandshop.