Stop & Shop and Its Parent Company Ahold USA Pledge $500,000 to The One Fund Boston

  Stop & Shop and Its Parent Company Ahold USA Pledge $500,000 to The One Fund

       Grocery retailer supports the City of Boston to recover and heal

Business Wire

QUINCY, Mass. -- April 18, 2013

The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company LLC and its parent company Ahold USA,
today announced donations totaling $500,000 from the companies and their
charitable foundation, Our Family Foundation, to The One Fund Boston
( Formed by Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick and Boston
Mayor Thomas Menino, The One Fund Boston was created to aid victims of the
tragic events that occurred during the Boston Marathon.

“Words cannot express the tragedy that took place at the Boston Marathon. We
mourn with all of those who were affected. Our thoughts and prayers are with
the City of Boston and our local and global communities as the details of this
tragic event continue to unfold,” said Joe Kelley, president, Stop & Shop New
England Division. “Stop & Shop is here for our associates, our communities,
and to support the local, state, and federal responders working around the
clock. We’re proud to see the spirit of people coming together in support of
the victims and for the great city of Boston. We’re glad to support The One
Fund Boston to help families and the city recover.”

“One of our promises as a business is to be better every day and this extends
to our neighbors,” said James McCann, chief operating officer, Ahold USA.
“Many of our associates live, work, and give back in New England, and these
events have truly affected us all. Through The One Fund Boston, we hope to
help in the healing process for so many whose lives have been forever

About Stop & Shop

The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company LLC employs approximately 63,000
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 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

About Ahold USA

Ahold USA is part of Ahold, a Dutch-based international food retailing group
that operates quality supermarkets in the United States and Europe. Ahold USA,
with office locations in Carlisle, Penn., and Quincy, Mass., supports four
regional Divisions – Stop & Shop New England, Stop & Shop New York Metro,
Giant Landover, and Giant Carlisle – which together operate nearly 775
supermarkets with approximately 120,000 associates in 14 states and the
District of Columbia along with Peapod, the nation’s leading online grocery
shopping/delivery service.

For more information, visit


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