Clifton Quit & Shop 1st New Jersey shop to renovate

The opposition amongst North Jersey’s supermarkets is intense. There’s ShopRite, Trader Joe’s, Aldi, Lidl, Wegmans, Whole Foods and the shortly-to-open up 1st Amazon Contemporary, all competing with End & Shop for North Jersey’s grocery dollar.   

With that in brain, Clifton’s Cease & Store just completed a renovation of the 47,000-square-foot keep at Broad Street and Allwood Road.

It is the 1st reworking of the 60 suppliers that Stop & Shop operates in New Jersey. Its mother or father organization is Ahold Delhaize, a Belgium-primarily based organization that is amid the major supermarket proprietors in the U.S.

Store Manager Craig Szymanski and crew at Friday's ribbon cutting for the revamped Stop & Shop in Clifton.

“With the all of the competitiveness heating up in North Jersey, it built perception to get started with Clifton,” mentioned Stefanie Shuman, Cease & Shop spokesperson, adding that upcoming thirty day period transforming will be comprehensive at the Bloomfield and Union retailers.

Up coming up are Pompton Plains and Dumont.

A new fish department awaits customers of Clifton's revitalized Stop & Shop.

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As it is, within a number of miles of the Clifton retail store are two ShopRites, a person in Small Falls and a single in Passaic and Aldi as effectively as the quickly-to-open up Amazon Contemporary in Woodland Park. That isn’t going to choose into account the Clifton Trader Joe’s or BJ’s, also nearby.

To stand out, Keep Supervisor Craig Szymanski reported Stop & Shop began to revamp the store last April, performing at night time to expand the create office, add a sushi station and scorching prepared meals, and overhaul the seafood and meat section. 

Barbara Pieroni, a long-time customer, said renovations Clifton's Stop & Shop is a welcome change. She especially likes  the wider aisles and the renewed commitment to customer service.

“People desired extra prepared foodstuff to seize and go,” Szymanski said. “It is all about time these days.”

The store also included a curbside pickup alternative, repainted and included track lighting to give the retail store a far more modern day truly feel, he stated. 

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For Clifton’s Barbara Pieroni, a longtime client, the improve was welcome.

“They designed the aisles broader in the produce spot,” which would make it much easier for her to navigate. She is impressed with the client company, specifically all through the redesign, when at situations items were moved about.

To commemorate the remodel and further support the Clifton community, Stop & Shop will donate $1,000 in gift cards to St. Peter's Haven, which runs a food pantry that provides meals to more than 800 people each month and a shelter that provides short term housing for homeless and at-risk families.

“There was one younger man who aided me when I could not obtain an product,” she claimed. “He chased me down. Good management starts at the top rated and can make its way down. I am truly impressed with the work ethic of the youngest personnel right here.”  

The manager couldn’t concur extra. “What separates us from everybody else is our associates and the high-quality of solution,” Szymanski mentioned. 

As component of Friday’s unveiling of the freshly transformed retail outlet, and to help the Clifton community, Halt & Store donated $1,000 in present playing cards to St. Peter’s Haven, which operates a foods pantry and a shelter that delivers limited-expression housing for homeless and at-danger households.

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