QUINCY, Mass. -- Stop & Shop has moved itself to the head of the class with its Staples-branded office and school supply sections.
According to Peter Hettinger, the chain's vice president of nonfood items, establishing the branded sections gave Stop & Shop access to Framingham, Mass. based-Staples' category, procurement and brand expertise.
"We've always had a basic assortment [of office supplies], and devoted a lot of space to stationery and art supplies. We were very