Stop & Shop and its parent company Ahold USA donate $2.5 million for Hurricane Sandy clean up and recovery efforts

Stop & Shop and its parent company Ahold USA donate $2.5 million for Hurricane
                     Sandy clean up and recovery efforts

Microsites are launched to give customers a trusted way to contribute

PR Newswire

PURCHASE, N.Y., Nov. 7, 2012

PURCHASE, N.Y., Nov.7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --The Stop & Shop Supermarket
Company LLC and its parent company Ahold USA, today announced donations
totaling $2.5 million from the companies and their charitable foundation, Our
Family Foundation, to the American Red Cross. The donations are being made to
support Hurricane Sandy disaster recovery and clean up efforts helping
families affected by the recent storm, with an emphasis on the hardest hit
areas in New Jersey, New York and Connecticut. In addition, Stop & Shop
stores in New York and New Jersey will serve as drop-off points for canned and
packaged food.


"Stop & Shop is pledging support to our customers, neighbors and associates
who have been so drastically impacted in our area by Hurricane Sandy," said
Don Sussman, president, Stop & Shop New York Metro Division. "It is our hope
that our effort helps ease the pain and speed the recovery of those who have
lost so much, and we hope that others will be encouraged to assist in the
relief effort and rebuilding process in any way they can."

Stop & Shop and the other supermarket companies of Ahold USAhave partnered
with the American Red Cross to establish microsites that provide a trusted way
for associates, customers and vendors to designate a donation to local Red
Cross disaster relief efforts underway in their respective communities.
Individuals are encouraged to visit and click on the Red
Cross link if they are interested in making a donation. All of the monies
collected will be donated to local hurricane relief efforts.

All Stop & Shop stores are also collecting cash donations at check-out
counters to assist regional food banks and pantries in their efforts to
support local communities. With millions impacted by Hurricane Sandy, regional
food banks and pantries are crucial to the communities they serve. These
hunger relief agencies urgently need the assistance of company initiatives
such asStop & Shop's Food for Friends program.

"Other local efforts are underway to support additional communities up and
down the East Coast that were impacted by Sandy," said Joe Kelley, president,
Stop & Shop New England Division. "We have many communities that will be
recovering for many weeks to come andStop & Shop will be shoulder to shoulder
with them."

"One of the main charitable giving missions of Ahold USA and its companies is
building healthy communities and today's donation will go a long way to
helping customers rebuild disrupted lives and devastated communities," said
Carl Schlicker, chief operating officer, Ahold USA.

"We are extremely thankful to our associates and vendors who went above and
beyond to help us serve our customers before, during and now in the aftermath
of the storm."

Stop & Shop and Ahold USA also announced a $500,000 donation to the Stop &
Shop/Giant Helping Hands fund, which provides funds to the companies'
associates in times of need. This donation will be used to help associates
whose lives have been disrupted by Hurricane Sandy.

About Stop & Shop

The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company LLC employs approximately 62,000
associates and operates more than 400 stores throughout Massachusetts,
Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, 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 50 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

SOURCE The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company LLC

Contact: Arlene Putterman, Stop & Shop New York Metro, +1-914-251-2834,; Suzi Robinson, Stop & Shop New England,
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