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Stop & Shop Announces Opening Date, Manager, Hiring Details

Stop & Shop will be among the first businesess to open in the Wayland Town Center development and has begun hiring for the location.

Wayland residents will have an additional option when it comes to stocking up for Thanksgiving dinner.

Stop & Shop has announced that it plans to open its doors on Friday, Nov. 16 at 6 a.m. Mike Bussell, most recently manager of Stop & Shop's Shrewsbury store, will serve as manager for the Wayland Town Center location. Bussell has been with the company since 1981.

The store will create about 125 new jobs with a total employee count of nearly 150, according to Stop & Shop spokeswoman Suzi Robinson. Robinson said hiring has begun and interested individuals can apply online before following up with Melvin Jones at the Natick Stop & Shop location, where interviews will be conducted.

According to a press release from the company, the 45,000 square foot store, located at 400 Boston Post Road, will be LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified. Though plans for wind turbines in the parking lot did not meet Wayland's zoning requirements, the store will still feature a number of green initiatives, including complimentary electric car charging stations, rooftop solar panels to supply about 11 percent of the store's energy needs, LED parking lot lights, drought-resistant landscaping and other elements.

“We are truly excited to serve the Wayland community. It has so many dedicated citizens who take great pride in their town,” said Joe Kelley, president, Stop & Shop New England Division.

"We feel confident that with the store’s energy-efficient features and full complement of services, this new Wayland Stop & Shop will serve the region well. We look forward to forging lasting relationships with our new customers and supporting the area in fighting hunger, promoting healthy families and protecting the local environment."

The store will offer fresh produce, natural and organic products and full-service meat department. Shelf labeling "will help shoppers identify truly healthy foods across the store and gluten-free tags will help shoppers find products to meet their dietary needs."

On opening day, the store will be open from 6 a.m.-11 p.m. Regular store hours will be 7 a.m.-11 p.m., Monday through Saturday and 7 a.m.-9 p.m. on Sunday.

wilson paul October 19, 2012 at 10:11 PM
it is sad to see stop and shop in waylland, not very exciting or thrilling. so blah....
CAS October 21, 2012 at 04:38 PM
I am looking forward to another option in Wayland. Whole Foods frustrates me everyday. I HATE the music they play, the loose carts in the parking lot. The produce that while expensive is often filthy. The constant requests for charitable donations in the check-out and often at the door. I do shop there most days. I like their friendly staff. But another option is welcomed. Now, if I can't get what I need at Whole Foods I have to go to another town to shop. Not convenient or thrifty.
Richard P Turner October 21, 2012 at 05:18 PM
I think that stopandStop may be a nice addition to the town over the years Wayland seen a variety of grocery stores that don,t seem to stay long the only that has lasted is Whole foods because it is a different type of store
Cheryl Kreinbring October 24, 2012 at 05:08 PM
Seems like many of you are forgetting about Donelan's in Cochituate.
CAS October 24, 2012 at 06:44 PM
I live closer to Donelan's in Lincoln than the store in Cochituate. They are more expensive than Whole Foods for many items. But they do sell products that Whole Foods does not. I'm hoping that Stop & Shop will offer the same items for less. CAS
bryan roi October 25, 2012 at 01:50 AM
LOVE the fact that it will be LEED certified. Really wish the town didnt block the wind turbines (they are actually a cool looking feature that is good for the environment). SInce we now have competitors vying for our grocery needs, hopefully food prices will be more reasonable!
Choices, competition, and jobs! Great for Wayland; looking forward to Town Center filling up@

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