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Stop & Shop closures

Posted: April 25th, 2022, 10:08 am
by marketreportblog
https://hudsonvalleypost.com/stop-shop- ... rk-stores/

Recently announced closures of Stop & Shop locations in LIC (Queens) and Islandia (Long Island). This comes right after closures of Little Neck (Queens), Dayton, and Paramus. The Eastchester Road location in the Bronx is also supposed to close, but apparently its closure was pushed back by a year. Meanwhile, there haven't been many (or any?) openings of new Stop & Shops that aren't replacements.

Stop & Shop has many newly-renovated stores, but many of their older stores are in pretty sad shape. Looks like their remodel efforts have to date been focused on Long Island and Connecticut, but New Jersey and Massachusetts are a little behind. But some of the remodels have been pretty half-hearted compared to the other Ahold Delhaize remodels.

Re: Stop & Shop closures

Posted: April 25th, 2022, 11:28 am
by BatteryMill
marketreportblog wrote: April 25th, 2022, 10:08 am https://hudsonvalleypost.com/stop-shop- ... rk-stores/

Recently announced closures of Stop & Shop locations in LIC (Queens) and Islandia (Long Island). This comes right after closures of Little Neck (Queens), Dayton, and Paramus. The Eastchester Road location in the Bronx is also supposed to close, but apparently its closure was pushed back by a year. Meanwhile, there haven't been many (or any?) openings of new Stop & Shops that aren't replacements.

Stop & Shop has many newly-renovated stores, but many of their older stores are in pretty sad shape. Looks like their remodel efforts have to date been focused on Long Island and Connecticut, but New Jersey and Massachusetts are a little behind. But some of the remodels have been pretty half-hearted compared to the other Ahold Delhaize remodels.
May be hard to open completely new stores as the chain's territory is boxed in by sister chains Giant-PA and Hannaford.

Re: Stop & Shop closures

Posted: April 26th, 2022, 1:28 pm
by mbz321
I don't think Stop & Shop has ever done particularly well in NJ except for a handful of locations. Hard to compete in ShopRite's home turf.

Re: Stop & Shop closures

Posted: July 29th, 2022, 7:53 am
by marketreportblog
Returning to this topic with another NJ closure — this one the extremely outdated Highland Park store.
https://www.mycentraljersey.com/story/n ... 385771007/
Here’s my tour from 2020:
https://www.marketreportblog.com/2021/1 ... rk-nj.html

While I don’t think the closure of one small outdated store signifies a failing chain, I think the repeated closures with no openings (and almost no replacement stores) do. Compare what Giant is doing in Philadelphia to Stop & Shop in NYC. As pointed out elsewhere, Giant isn’t far from #1 in Philadelphia and is opening too many new full size and small-format stores to count. Stop & Shop, meanwhile, is all but giving up on NYC. I doubt they’ll fully leave the area anytime soon (Long Island is a huge moneymaker for them) but I suspect Stop & Shop’s performance in the NJ-NYC area is very poor at this point.

Re: Stop & Shop closures

Posted: July 29th, 2022, 7:07 pm
by mjhale
If Giant-MD is any indication, perhaps Ahold is culling out the low performing, older Stop and Shop locations. Also, locations that have high rent. Down here in Northern Virginia Ahold has renovated, relocated or closed the older, outdated Giant-MD locations. I can't think of a Giant-MD location that isn't what we would call modern. They still have some smaller locations but they have been renovated to one of the recent store prototypes.

As for Stop and Shop in NJ, I recall in the mid 2000s Ahold rebranded the Super G locations in NJ over to Stop and Shop. These Super G stores were ones Ahold was able to keep after the Giant-MD buyout. The reasoning was that the Stop and Shop name was more recognizable and would improve sales. Lasted a couple of years before Ahold sold off the stores to other operators, ironically mostly ShopRite operators. The NJ Stop and Shop stores I've been in are very bland and corporate. Its hard to compete against a cooperative (ShopRite) of local owners.

Re: Stop & Shop closures

Posted: July 30th, 2022, 5:52 am
by buckguy
Back in the 70s or 80s, Stop & Shop had an earlier, unsuccessful launch in northern NJ. Apparently they couldn't make the pricing work there and left after a few years.