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STOP & SHOP ANNOUNCES SENIOR MANAGEMENT APPOINTMENTS

 BRAINTREE, Mass., March 9 /PRNewswire/ -- The Stop & Shop Companies, Inc. (NYSE: SHP) today announced a series of senior management appointments. Lewis G. Schaeneman, Jr., chairman and chief executive officer, stated, "These changes form an integral part of our overall succession plan which will insure our continued success throughout the 90s and into the next century."
 Robert G. Tobin, president and chief operating officer, will be nominated for election to the board of directors of The Stop & Shop Companies., Inc. at the companies annual meeting in May 1993. Schaeneman noted, "I have long regarded Bob Tobin as a key member of our senior management organization. His many years of experience in food retailing will enable him to provide valuable insights to the board."
 William J. Grize has become executive vice president, retailing. Grize will direct all sales and procurement activities while increasing his responsibilities for the company's current and future marketing strategies.
 Marc E. Smith has become senior vice president of sales and marketing responsible for the procurement of all perishable, grocery and general merchandise products, as well as advertising, market research and consumer affairs.
 Richard A. Baird, technical services; Robert A. Manson, information systems; and William M. Vaughn, support services, have become senior vice president in their respective areas.
 In addition to these changes, Harold F. Alston has been appointed vice president of perishable sales and procurement, with responsibility for all perishable departments.
 The executive and senior vice presidents named today, together with the four senior vice presidents currently in place, will provide Stop & Shop a leadership team with over 200 years of combined industry experience.
 The following is biographical information on the promoted executives:
 -- Robert G. Tobin, 54 -- president and chief operating officer, began both his industry and Stop & Shop career in 1960. Since then he has held various positions throughout the company, including grocery sales manager and general sales manager, both in the Connecticut Division. In 1979, he was promoted to vice president of sales and in 1983, assumed the additional responsibility for marketing services. Tobin was appointed executive vice president of sales and marketing in April 1985 and then chief operating officer in October of the same year. Tobin became president of The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company in 1989. He will continue to report to Schaeneman. Tobin graduated from Cornell University with a bachelor of science degree in agricultural economics.
 -- William J. Grize, 46 -- executive vice president, retailing, began his career at Stop & Shop in 1967 and has held a variety of positions in the Connecticut Division, including director of operations and general sales manager. In 1986, he was promoted to vice president/general sales manager for the Connecticut Division. Grize became senior vice president and general sales manager for the company in 1990. He will continue to report to Tobin. A graduate of Southern Connecticut State College, Grize holds a bachelor of arts degree in economics.
 -- Marc E. Smith, 39 -- senior vice president of sales and marketing, joined Stop & Shop in 1988 after 17 years of food retailing experience. In 1989 he became vice president of general merchandise sales and procurement, and in 1990, became vice president of perishable sales and procurement. As senior vice president, he will report to Grize. Smith graduated from the State of University of New York at Albany with a bachelor of science degree in history.
 -- Richard A. Baird, 51 -- senior vice president, technical services joined Stop & Shop as assistant controller in 1972. He since has held numerous positions including director of analytical support and director of inventory replenishment. In 1985, he was appointed vice president, technical services with the added responsibilities for construction and engineering. He will continue to report to Tobin. Baird holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Massachusetts.
 -- Robert A. Manson, 46 -- senior vice president, information systems began his Stop & Shop career in 1972 as a programmer/analyst and held a variety of management information systems positions including manager, supermarket systems planning and director of supermarket information systems. He became a vice president in 1985 responsible for all information systems for The Stop & Shop Companies, Inc. He will continue to report to Donald J. Comeau, senior vice president, administration. Manson graduated from Southeastern Massachusetts University with a bachelor of arts degree in business administration management.
 -- William M. Vaughn, 52 -- senior vice president, support services began his career with Stop & Shop in 1971. In 1973, Vaughn worked for the Cost of Living Council in Washington D.C. as executive director of the Food Industry Wage and Salary Committee. Following his return to the company in 1974, he held various positions in distribution and labor relations, including director of transportation and director of corporate personnel. Vaughn became vice president of support services in 1986. He continues to report to Tobin. Vaughn received a doctorate in economics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a bachelor of arts from Williams College.
 -- Harold F. Alston, 61 -- vice president of perishable sales and procurement, began his career at Stop & Shop in 1959. Before becoming vice president of produce sales and procurement in 1984, Alston held several sales and operations positions, including director of operations support. He also has been involved in the planning and design of superstores. He continues to report to Smith. Alston holds a bachelor of science degree from American International College.
 The Stop & Shop Companies, Inc. is New England's largest supermarket chain and operates 118 stores in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and New York.
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 /CONTACT: S. Terry Vandewater of Stop & Shop Companies, Inc., 617-380-7043/
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