The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company operates a chain of more than 370 stores throughout the New England, New York and New Jersey. Growing from a single corner grocer, founded in 1914, Stop & Shop is a multibillion-dollar corporation and among the largest food retailers in New England. The company pioneered the superstore concept in the Northeast, opening the first Super Stop & Shop in 1982. The modern Super Stop & Shop averages 65,000 square feet and combines specialty food shops with a selection of general merchandise, offering the convenience of one-stop shopping. The store s house brands include the Sun Glory, Care One, Acadia, Nature's Promise, Clear Splash, Javana, Companion, Mi Casa, White Gem and Cottontails. In 2002, Stop & Shop partnered with Dunkin Donuts, the world s largest coffee and baked goods chain. It has more than 100 full-service Dunkin Donuts restaurants in its stores. Stop & Shop employs more than 58,000 associates in its network of stores, distribution centers, manufacturing plants and offices.