Supermarket News has named Stop & Shop and Giant of Landover, Md., the winner of SN's 2009 Retail Excellence Award. The chains were selected based on their performance in the current economy and their industry leadership in marketing, health and wellness, and other areas.
SN's annual Retail Excellence Award recognizes a retailer who demonstrates innovative strategies that set it apart from the competition, a deep understanding of its customer base, and has had a positive impact on the food industry in developing new solutions to grow its business.
Past winners were H.E. Butt Grocery Co. in 2003, Kroger in 2004, Hannaford Bros. in 2005, Hy-Vee in 2006, Safeway in 2007 and Kroger again in 2008.
The selection of Stop & Shop and Giant-Landover was made by SN editors after consulting with industry analysts and other observers.
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