Stop & Shop
Robomart, a San Francisco company, says Stop & Shop will roll out its robogrocery vehicles in the Boston area later this year. Read more.
The Washington Post reports a googly-eyed robot named Marty is now roaming the Stop & Shop in Seekonk, reporting spills and other problems - via a control center in the Philippines - at least until somebody knocks Mr. Smartypants over in a fit of rage or it kills itself like that robot in DC because people keep calling it Mahty or because it quickly despairs of its spending its life searching for fallen price signs.
Roving UHub leafy-greens photographer Jed Hresko reports the romaine was just the tip of the iceberg at the Jamaica Plain Stop & Shop tonight - they also rooted out the arugula.
H/t Ana Crowley for the headline.
Andrew Applegate reports the Stoneham Stop & Shop had Halloween candy out yesterday, which, let's check the calendar here, was July 18.
Police are looking for a guy who walked out of the Stop & Shop on American Legion Highway in Roslindale with about $125 worth of purloined frozen shrimp around 3 p.m., then pedaled away on a mountain bike towards Hyde Park Avenue. At these temps, he probably had to hurry.
A man now driving an Infiniti stolen from Herb Chambers in Allston has robbed the Citizens Bank branch inside the Everett Street Stop & Shop twice now - and has also knocked over Citizens Bank branches in Stop & Shop stores in Somerville and Revere, the FBI's Bank Robbery Task Force reports. Read more.
UPDATE, 4/4: Store passed a re-inspection and was allowed to re-open.
A city health inspector today shut the Stop & Shop at 1025 Truman Parkway after wastewater and sewage began coming up through floor drains in the bakery, produce and deli departments and meat and produce storage and preparation areas. Read more.
If you celebrate Passover and live anywhere near Dedham, you probably know that the Dedham Stop & Shop has a pretty large Passover-food section - everything from kosher-for-Passover coconut milk to, of course, all sorts of matzoh (they've got shmurah matzoh, gluten-free matzoh and triangular matzoh with which to make pizza matzoh). But there is one item they have this year that is completely unnecessary, in fact, kind of an abomination: Matzoh brei in a box. Read more.
Right now, you can split Boston-area supermarkets into two groups: The bunch where they have plenty of bananas and the ones where, yes, they have no bananas. Read more.
Stop & Shop and New England Development recently filed their formal plans to turn the current Stop & Shop property on Everett Street in Allston into "a vibrant mixed-use neighborhood focused on healthy living and eating," with up to 1,050 apartments and condos, a state-of-the-art "urban-style grocery store," office and retail space and a half-acre "community green." Read more.
The eggman got to the egg case at the Dedham Stop & Shop just in time, in this case around 4:30 p.m. The store was pretty crowded, as were the Star Market and Roche Bros. in West Roxbury.
The Dedham Stop & Shop has sliced open one of each type of fruit so shoppers can see what the insides of them look like.
Well, what do you know? There were several close calls, but no actual storrowings this weekend on either river road, at least as far as we could tell. One of the close calls came late tonight, when the driver of a Stop & Shop 18-wheeler, who you really would think would know better, started to turn towards Storrow Drive, before realizing the goof and backing up, as Ari Ofsevit shows us.
Spotted today at the Dedham Stop & Shop. They were also selling window appliques reading "HAPPY THANKSGIVING, Y'ALL!" for all their Southern customers.
M. Mantis exclaims:
Convening emergency anti-pumpkin/spice mtg bc i saw this at stop&shop TODAY WTF
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