press release

September 4, 2012

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

Stop & Shop to Close a Bridgeport Store

Purchase, NY (September 4, 2012) - Stop & Shop Supermarket Company today announced the company will close its store located at 2600 Madison Avenue in Bridgeport, CT. The store will close at 6 p.m. on Thursday, September 20, 2012.

"After a thorough review of the operating performance of our stores, we made a very difficult decision to close one of our Bridgeport locations," said Don Sussman, Stop & Shop's New York Metro Division President. "We encourage our customers to shop at one of our other two Bridgeport locations including our nearby, newly-remodeled Stop & Shop located one mile away at 4531 North Main Street."

All associates from the Madison Avenue location will have the opportunity to be transferred to our North Main Street store or to other Stop & Shop stores in Fairfield County. Prescription records will be transferred to the nearby Stop & Shop at North Main Street.

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 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.