Stop & Shop was founded in 1914 in Somerville, Massachusetts by the Rabinowitz Family as the Economy Grocery Stores Company. Four years later, the store introduced a new concept to retailing: the self-service, modern supermarket. The chain had grown to 86 supermarkets by 1946, when the name was officially changed to Stop & Shop, Inc.
Since then, we’ve continued to grow and innovate, pioneering the superstore concept and opening over 410 stores throughout Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York, and New Jersey. For more than 100 years, we’ve operated our business with a single goal in mind: delivering unmatched selection, quality, value and service.
For over a century we have been committed to our original principles, translated today into helping our customers save money, save time and eat well.