Grocery Store in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Stop & Shop's roots can be traced back to 1914, when the Rabinovitz family established the Economy Grocery Stores Company in Somerville, Massachusetts. Four years later, family member Sidney Rabb introduced an idea new to retail: the self-service, modern supermarket. By 1947, Economy Grocery Stores had evolved into a flourishing chain of 86 supermarkets and the name of the firm was changed to Stop & Shop. In the 1980s, Stop & Shop pioneered the superstore concept in New England, opening the 1st Super Stop & Shop in 1982.