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« Reply #630 on: February 07, 2017, 11:13:12 AM »

As expected, the New York Metro division of Stop & Shop will be consolidated with the New England Division
http://www.supermarketnews.com/retail-financial/ahold-delhaize-announces-brand-centric-structuring
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« Reply #631 on: February 16, 2017, 05:49:31 PM »

http://www.theshelbyreport.com/2017/02/15/stop-shop-mixed-use-development/
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« Reply #632 on: February 24, 2017, 07:08:34 PM »

I was at both the Southington and Forestville stores in Connecticut this week. They still have the same music they always have playing, but now there's a generic announcer every so often that says "You're listening to the in-store audio network." What is the "in-store audio network?"
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« Reply #633 on: February 25, 2017, 10:36:53 AM »

The network that the corporate offices regulate for audio in-store. They also might be controlled at the store itself.
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« Reply #634 on: February 25, 2017, 04:45:06 PM »

I was at both the Southington and Forestville stores in Connecticut this week. They still have the same music they always have playing, but now there's a generic announcer every so often that says "You're listening to the in-store audio network." What is the "in-store audio network?"
I've noticed the same thing at WalMart. The company Muzac, maintains the system at Stop & Shop. There is a receiver that gets updates wirelessly, so they can upload things such as Christmas music or ads for certain products throughout the year.
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« Reply #635 on: March 16, 2017, 11:02:53 AM »

This weathered exterior has seen better days, but it was pretty snazzy back in the day. The old-school S&S labelscar is clearly visible behind the current "fruit bowl" logo
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« Reply #636 on: April 27, 2017, 08:00:27 PM »

A woman was arrested for defrauding the Forestville Stop & Shop of thousands of dollars between November 2016 and January 2017 by using fake bar codes.

http://www.bristolpress.com/BP-Bristol+News/280804/bristol-woman-defrauded-grocery-store-out-of-thousands-of-dollars-using-wrong-barcodes-police

This really makes me angry. Even though I'm no longer employed by the company, I'm sill friends with many employees who still work there. This will hurt them.
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« Reply #637 on: May 16, 2017, 03:44:56 PM »

A woman was arrested for defrauding the Forestville Stop & Shop of thousands of dollars between November 2016 and January 2017 by using fake bar codes.

http://www.bristolpress.com/BP-Bristol+News/280804/bristol-woman-defrauded-grocery-store-out-of-thousands-of-dollars-using-wrong-barcodes-police

This really makes me angry. Even though I'm no longer employed by the company, I'm sill friends with many employees who still work there. This will hurt them.


Fake bar codes?? How did she do that?
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« Reply #638 on: August 04, 2017, 04:29:52 AM »

A woman was arrested for defrauding the Forestville Stop & Shop of thousands of dollars between November 2016 and January 2017 by using fake bar codes.

http://www.bristolpress.com/BP-Bristol+News/280804/bristol-woman-defrauded-grocery-store-out-of-thousands-of-dollars-using-wrong-barcodes-police

This really makes me angry. Even though I'm no longer employed by the company, I'm sill friends with many employees who still work there. This will hurt them.


August 2017 update:

This is complete and utter  b u l l s h i t. The woman is not going to jail and was allowed to enroll in an Accelerated Rehabilitation program for first time offenders. She also has to pay restitution to Stop and Shop and is banned from all locations. Turns out she was doing it for a lot longer than November-January, but the camera footage they had only went back to November.

http://www.bristolpress.com/BP-Bristol+News/295839/bristol-woman-accused-in-grocery-store-scheme-granted-program
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« Reply #639 on: August 05, 2017, 08:55:19 PM »

A hip-hop clothing store called Citi Trends has opened in the former Stop & Shop at 1245 Dixwell Avenue in Hamden, CT. I don't know how much of the store they took as I haven't been down there yet. Their Waterbury store in the plaza with Big Lots and Red White and Blue is just around 12,000 Square Feet.

http://www.cititrends.com/
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« Reply #640 on: August 06, 2017, 11:57:52 AM »

A hip-hop clothing store called Citi Trends has opened in the former Stop & Shop at 1245 Dixwell Avenue in Hamden, CT. I don't know how much of the store they took as I haven't been down there yet. Their Waterbury store in the plaza with Big Lots and Red White and Blue is just around 12,000 Square Feet.

http://www.cititrends.com/

They are about 12,600 sq ft

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« Reply #641 on: August 29, 2017, 04:58:46 PM »

I was at both the Southington and Forestville stores in Connecticut this week. They still have the same music they always have playing, but now there's a generic announcer every so often that says "You're listening to the in-store audio network." What is the "in-store audio network?"
The "In-store audio network" is distributed by Compass Media Networks, which also distributes radio shows to hundreds of radio stations. I only found that out because I was looking up Compass Media Network for a totally unrelated purpose. The "In-store audio network" has hundreds of stores as "affiliates."

http://compassmedianetworks.com/index.php/advertisers/instore-audio/
http://instoreaudionetwork.com/
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« Reply #642 on: September 01, 2017, 09:25:13 PM »

A hip-hop clothing store called Citi Trends has opened in the former Stop & Shop at 1245 Dixwell Avenue in Hamden, CT. I don't know how much of the store they took as I haven't been down there yet. Their Waterbury store in the plaza with Big Lots and Red White and Blue is just around 12,000 Square Feet.

http://www.cititrends.com/

 CitiTrends is an interesting store...I been in it and I bought some stuff from there. Mostly it is an urban  (African American) store, but sneakers there got great prices.
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« Reply #643 on: September 14, 2017, 02:26:14 PM »

They remodeled the bathrooms in the Stop & Shop on Farmington Avenue in Bristol. The store is 13 years old. Now if only they would remodel the bathrooms at the Pine Street store in Bristol (Forestville) and fix the damn broken clock.
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« Reply #644 on: September 17, 2017, 06:52:58 AM »

They repainted the inside of the Hamden, CT Stop & Shop. The walls are now all dark gray and the department signs are written in large white letters with a wood color background. The overall look reminds me more of a warehouse than a supermarket. Is your local Stop & Shop or Giant being repainted in this way too?
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« Reply #645 on: September 17, 2017, 12:33:20 PM »

The last major remodel they did at Farmington Avenue in Bristol was in 2013 when they moved the floral department, built the cafe seating area, moved the bottle redemption area, and changed some of the astetics. Changing some of the colors, changing the design of the aisle signs, and adding fake "wood" on the walls. (Minor remodeling including some changes to the Bakery and Produce Departments in late 2015/Early 2016).

New Britain also has the new colors, fake wood, and new design of the aisle signs. Southington and Pine Street Bristol do not have these changes, but Southington and Pine Street got the changes they did to the Produce and Bakery Departments).

Pine Street Bristol and Centennial Plaza (the smaller store) in Meriden both need top to bottom remodels. Last time I was in the Centennial Plaza store in 2015 it looked like something out of the 80s. Plus they tried to cram too much stuff into too small of a space.
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« Reply #646 on: September 22, 2017, 12:35:56 PM »

They repainted the inside of the Hamden, CT Stop & Shop. The walls are now all dark gray and the department signs are written in large white letters with a wood color background. The overall look reminds me more of a warehouse than a supermarket. Is your local Stop & Shop or Giant being repainted in this way too?

Southington Connecticut did this. Sometime within the last week. My Mom was in there last week and it wasn't done. Today we were there and it was. We also think they moved stuff around.
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« Reply #647 on: October 01, 2017, 09:06:13 PM »

Stop & Shop is attempting to build a 38,000 Square Foot Store in Litchfield, CT.

http://www.registercitizen.com/general-news/20150602/appeal-to-block-stop-shop-construction-in-litchfield-dismissed

There is already a location on West Street in Litchfield.


Okay. The new Stop & Shop in Litchfield, CT opened in June 2017. It replaced the West Street location which was only 24,000 Sqaure Feet. The map I saw shows its around the corner from their former location.
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« Reply #648 on: October 02, 2017, 07:27:03 AM »

Here's this Stop and Shop in Willimantic, renovated in the late-2000s.

Willimantic, Connecticut by JJBers, on Flickr
The Friendly's had to be renovated post-Hurricane Sandy due to heavy damage

Willimantic, Connecticut by JJBers, on Flickr
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« Reply #649 on: October 03, 2017, 08:35:36 PM »

Here is some merchandise of the old Stop and Shop logo:

Some old Jell-O packets by JJBers, on Flickr
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« Reply #650 on: October 30, 2017, 10:18:19 AM »

Another massive rain and windstorm swept through Connecticut Sunday with the heaviest rain and wind occurring late Sunday night and into early Monday Morning. A video on Channel 3 shows damage to the Fenn Road Newington Stop & Shop. The ceiling fell down in places and the several inches of water cover the floor.

http://www.wfsb.com/story/36715519/storm-damages-newington-stop-shop?autostart=true

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« Reply #651 on: January 02, 2018, 12:05:23 PM »

An employee who wishes to remain anonymous told me yesterday that the Forestville Stop and Shop is in a death spiral. He told me sales have been down the past six months, lots of employees have jumped ship, and all the new full-time positions were eliminated.

Part of the new Union Contract that was ratified in 2016 stated Stop & Shop create 1000s of new full-time positions company wide starting in January 2017. At the Forestville store all those employees were cut to part time and subject to pay cuts including this employee. He was making $14.75/Hour Full-time and he got cut to $12.50/Hour part time. That in itself is bulls**t because 14 months ago when he was part time he was getting $13.25/Hour. (Nice way to treat an employee who has been there almost 6 years). He hopes to jump ship by his next birthday which is in 4 or 5 months. He's already changed his appearance so he looks better going on interviews.

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