Stop & Shop opens Mount Kisco store

By Westfair Online

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The Stop & Shop Supermarket Co. LLC this month opened a Stop & Shop grocery in the former  A&P location at 195 N. Bedford Ave. in Mount Kisco.

The Quincy, Massachusetts-based supermarket chain closed the A&P store Nov. 13 and re-opened Nov. 19.

Stop & Shop, which operates a regional office in Purchase, bought 25 former A&P, Pathmark and Waldbaums stores throughout the New York metropolitan area for $146 million after The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co. declared bankruptcy in July. The Mount Kisco store, A&P’s most profitable Westchester location, was Stop & Shop’s sole Westchester acquisition.

The Stop & Shop chain, owned by Dutch retailer Ahold, broke the conversions of former A&P stores into five waves; the Mount Kisco location is part of the final wave, which also includes stores in Queens, Staten Island and Long Island.

Stop & Shop New York Metro Division President Don Sussman said recently that despite the rapid turnover, all store conversions were expected to be completed by the holiday season.

“We’ve completed the conversion process of more than half of the 25 newly acquired A&P stores to Stop & Shop stores,” Sussman said. “This has been a monumental task for all those involved.”

Other former A&P stores in Westchester were acquired by Pennsylvania-based Acme Markets Inc.; Staten Island-based Key Food Stores Co-operative Inc.; CVS Pharmacy; Mount Vernon-based PSK Supermarkets Inc.; CW A&P Mamaroneck LLC; and Queens-based LLC Shanghai Enterprises.

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