Stop & Shop opens Andover, Mass., store
QUINCY, Mass. — Stop & Shop opened a new store in Andover, Mass., on Friday, the company said.
The new store, which touts several full-service departments, also features Check It! self checkout lanes, Scan It! handheld devices that allow customers to scan and bag groceries while they shop, as well as Order It! deli kiosks, where shoppers may pre-order deli items. Redbox and Coinstar kiosks are also available, the company said.
Additionally, the store also boasts a variety of energy-efficient features, including:
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.
"For nearly 100 years, customers have relied on Stop & Shop to have quality products at a good value," Stop & Shop New England division president Mark McGowan said. "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."
Brita’s FilterForGood movement hits the road with Dave Matthews Band
OAKLAND, Calif. — Water filter brand Brita has tapped its FilterForGood team to encourage consumers to reduce their bottled water waste through a series of three-day music festivals headlined by Dave Matthews Band.
The first-ever Dave Matthews Band Caravan will take place in Atlantic City, N.J., from June 24 to 26; Chicago, from July 8 to 10; New York, from Aug. 26 to 28; and the Gorge Amphitheater in George, Wash., from Sept. 2 to 4. As part of the promotion, the Brita FilterForGood team is offering fans exclusive opportunities to stay connected with Dave Matthews Band Caravan prior to each festival date. Fans can "like" the Brita FilterForGood page on Facebook to view giveaway announcements and learn more about how they could win three-day general admission or VIP festival passes to attend 1-of-the-4 Dave Matthews Band Caravan stops, Brita said.
Founded in 2007, the FilterForGood movement was developed by Brita and reusable bottle maker Nalgene to encourage people to reduce their bottled water waste by switching to reusable bottles filled with filtered water.
For more information, visit Filterforgood.com.
Former Walgreens executive named AMS president
VERNON HILLS, Ill. — George Riedl has been named president of Advanced Marketing & Sales, AMS announced Thursday.
Riedl, a 27-year Walgreens veteran, will be actively involved in all areas of the company and will have all sales and marketing departments reporting to him, according to a statement released by AMS.
At Walgreens, Riedl served as the drug store chain’s EVP marketing and merchandising from 2003 until late 2008 before being shifted to SVP pharmacy innovation in March 2009. Riedl retired from Walgreens at the end of that year.