Stop & Shop opens third store in Cranston, R.I.

QUINCY, Mass. — Stop & Shop is opening the doors of its third store in Cranston, R.I., this weekend, the supermarket chain announced Friday.

"We value the relationship we have with our Cranston area customers and community partners and are pleased to open another store to help further serve the community," Stop & Shop New England division president Mark McGowan said.

The new store, which will pursue LEED certification in the coming months, was built with a range of energy-efficient features including:

  • New DuctSox (fabric duct) ventilation system — a first of its kind use for Stop & Shop — to provide more uniform airflow;

  • 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; and

  • Low flow fixtures in the bathrooms and prep areas to reduce water consumption.

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