The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company recently welcomed customers to its new Andover, MA, store. Located in the Shawsheen Plaza, 209 North Main St., the modernized store will employ 150 associates and boast full-service departments including meat, seafood, deli, bakery and floral. In addition, the store includes prepared foods and cheese departments and a wide selection of natural and organics. The new store also offers a variety of high tech shopping solutions and energy-efficient features.
"For nearly 100 years, customers have relied on Stop & Shop to have quality products at a good value," said Mark McGowan, president, Stop & Shop New England Division. "In preparation for the opening, we worked to bring our signature value and community spirit to Andover. We believe the community will enjoy this fresh shopping experience as well as the quality, selection and customer service they have come to expect from Stop & Shop."
In addition to the full-service departments, the new store was built with a range of energy-efficient features intended to modernize the facility. Features include:
ECM motors in the refrigerated fixtures and walk-in coolers
Low-mercury energy efficient T5 HO fluorescent light fixtures with occupancy sensors in the storage areas and offices
LED lights for accent lighting (also in the refrigerated display cases and interior/exterior signage)
An Energy Management System to monitor the performance of the lighting, refrigeration, and HVAC systems
Low flow fixtures in the bathrooms and prep areas to reduce water consumption
The new store also offers a variety of innovative shopping solutions for customers, including Check It! self checkout lanes, Scan It! hand held devices that allow customers to scan and bag groceries while they shop, and Order It! deli kiosks where shoppers may pre-order deli items. Red Box and Coinstar kiosks are also available.