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STOP & SHOP CONTRIBUTES TO AIDS RESEARCH

 QUINCY, Mass., Nov. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- The Stop & Shop Supermarket Video Centers will join thousands of video retailers across the country to participate in "A Penny For Aids," the video industry AIDS Action Committee's (VIAAC) national AIDS fundraiser.
 Stop & Shop will contribute one penny for every video tape or laser disc rental or purchase between Nov. 24 and Dec. 1.
 Funds raised during the "A Penny For Aids" campaign will be distributed by VIAAC to community based organizations across the nation that educate, conduct research and provide basic services to people with HIV and AIDS.
 VIAAC was founded as an all volunteer organization in 1989 by video industry members and has raised and distributed over $500,000.
 The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company (NYSE: SHP) is the largest supermarket chain in New England with 122 store. Fifty-four of these stores operate video centers.
 Stop & Shop has video centers at the following locations:
 Connecticut Massachusetts Rhode Island
 Ansonia Bedford Bristol
 Branford Beverly Coventry
 Bristol Braintree Narragansett
 Danbury Cohasset Westerly
 Engield East Springfield West Warwick
 Groton Falmouth
 Hamden Franklin
 Middletown Gardner
 Milford Greenfield
 Naugatuck Hadley
 Newington Hyannis
 Newtown Medford
 North Haven Natick
 Old Saybrook New Bedford
 Orange North Adams
 Stratford Quincy
 Torrington Pittsfield
 Wallingford Somerset
 Waterford Springfield
 Waterbury (2) Stoneham
 West Danbury Stoughton
 Wethersfield Swampscott
 Westport Westboro
 Willimantic West Springfield
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 /CONTACT: S. Terry Vandewater of Stop & Shop, 617-380-7043/
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