Posted on Apr 26, 2017 in News

El supermercado “Stop and Compare” recibe el premio por ser una de las mejores empresas familiares del año en Massachusetts

Posted on Jul 14, 2015 in News

El supermercado “Stop and Compare” recibe el premio por ser una de las mejores empresas familiares del año en Massachusetts

Peter, Ted, Stop and Compare FamilyEl día 11 de junio El Centro para Empresas Familiares de la Universidad Northeastern anunció los ganadores del Premio para las mejores empresas familiares del año en Massachusetts. El evento se celebró en Centro Fenway de la Universidad.

La red de supermercados “Stop and Compare” opera en las ciudades de Chelsea y Lynn y obtuvo el galardón para la mejor empresa familiar en la categoría de empresas medianas – de 25 a 100 empleados.

El ganador en la categoría de empresas pequeñas resultó ser el lavadero de coches “Belmont Car Wash and Detailing”; la compañía eléctrica “ Interstate Electrical Services” situada en North Billerica obtuvo el premio en la categoría de empresas grandes.

Cada año el Centro para Empresas Familiares de la Universidad Northeastern otorga El premio para las mejores empresas familiares de Massachusetts. El panel que decide los galardonados es formado por jueces independientes usando los siguientes criterios: el éxito empresarial, la existencia de vínculos positivos entre la empresa y la familia, el involucramiento de varias generaciones de la familia en el negocio, las contribuciones aportadas a la industria y a la comunidad y prácticas y estrategias empresariales novedosas.

Para obtener más información sobre el programa de otorgación de premios por favor acceda al siguiente enlace: o contacte con Katelyn Husereau, Northeastern University Center for Family Business, correo electrónico, tfno. 617.373.3718.

Stop and Compare Featured in English For New Bostonians Video

Posted on May 15, 2015 in News

Interviews with Boston-based ESOL students, parents, community leaders, and business owners on the vital role English language education has played in their lives and the lives of the people they serve.

English Works – Stop and Compare

Posted on Feb 9, 2015 in News

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We Were Featured in the Boston Globe

Posted on Jan 13, 2015 in News

We were featured in a recent globe article 20 of Boston’s best new big ideas and fresh faces.

From the Globe article:

Traffic Signal Labeling in Supermarkets

We all know that green means go and red means stop. So when customers were zooming into his store to buy drinks, Alberto Calvo wanted them to make healthier choices. Calvo, president of the Stop and Compare Supermarket in Chelsea, partnered with Mass. General doctor Anne Thorndike and Eric Rimm from the Harvard School of Public Health to implement food labels that give a green light to the lowest calorie beverages, yellow signs for less healthy choices, and red for drinks filled with extra sugars. Both store employees and customers are making healthier choices, says Calvo. More supermarkets should follow suit.

Mayor Walsh, Sec. Kaprielian and English Works Recognize Businesses and Labor-Management Partnership for English Classes

Posted on Nov 10, 2014 in News

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At the October 15 “Raising Our Voices: Recognizing ESOL Leadership in Business and the Community” English for New Bostonians (ENB), and the English Works Campaign honored 20 businesses and labor management partnerships that have joined together with government and the non-profit sector to offer their immigrant workers the chance to learn English. Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh and MA Secretary of Labor and Workforce Development Rachel Kaprielian joined ENB and an audience of more than 200 state officials; business, labor and community leaders; and ESOL students for the event at Northeastern University.

ENB also recognized the 26 community ESOL programs in Boston who were recently selected to receive an ENB grant to provide ESOL classes for over 1100 adult immigrants hailing from more than 50 countries and speaking over 25 languages.

“The City of Boston is a proud city of immigrants, and it is work by community partners, like English for New Bostonians, that makes Boston a more inclusive community,” said Mayor Walsh. “We must continue to work collaboratively to increase the number of high-quality English language classes offered in Boston. By working with local programs and businesses, we will continue to increase economic opportunities, grow our workforce and promote Boston as a welcoming world-class city.”

“The Patrick Administration has made record investments in innovation, infrastructure and education such as these English language programs so that no worker is left behind in the economic development of the Commonwealth,” said Labor Secretary Kaprielian.  “Employers who participate in these workplace programs connect immigrants with good jobs that not only strengthen their workforce but also help make our economy grow.”

The 20 business partnerships were selected based on their leadership in making English classes available for workers on the job. Unions also were recognized for their work at the bargaining table and on the ground to institutionalize English classes and many other resources for their members. The ESOL providers —community organizations, community colleges and others—bring significant expertise and resources to bear—doing what they do so well: providing high-quality education and training programs for residents of the Commonwealth.

As a result of the 20 partnerships, a total of 869 workers have received an average of 131 hours of ESOL instruction each, customized to their particular industries and work responsibilities. The businesses recognized include health care, hospitality, grocery chains, manufacturing and others.

The businesses honored stressed the great impact the English classes are having on their employees and their business operations. “The Kayem team has benefited greatly from the in-house ESOL program we created with our Supervisors and ESOL Instructors,” said Kayem President Ralph Smith. “Team members feel more comfortable and confident contributing their ideas and several have been promoted to new positions since they started the program.” Kayem first secured a state grant to offer English classes to their workers in 2011, and has sustained them even after the grant ended.

Unions’ role in forging opportunities for their members to learn English was also highlighted. The 1199SEIU Training and Upgrading fund is a jointly negotiated fund covering 35 employers and 40,000 Massachusetts 1199SEIU health care workers. “Certified Nurses Assistants have become Registered Nurses; entry level clerical workers have become Medical Record Coders,” said Enid Eckstein, 1199SEIU Vice President and Fund Trustee. “Our members have dreams of going to school, climbing the career ladder and improving their ability to deliver care and creating lives for themselves, their families and communities. The fund makes dreams a reality.”


  1. 1199SEIU Training & Upgrading Fund – Labor/Management Healthcare Workforce Partnership (Boston, Lawrence, Malden, Springfield)
  2. Accutech Packaging (Foxboro) in partnership with Bristol Community College
  3. Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (Boston) in partnership with JVS
  4. Boston Children’s Hospital (Boston) in partnership with JVS
  5. Brigham and Women’s Hospital (Boston) in partnership with JVS
  6. Brooksby Village (Peabody) in partnership with North Shore Community College
  7. Cambridge Health Alliance (Cambridge) in partnership with Cambridge Community Learning Center
  8. Churchill Linen Services (Brockton) in partnership with Massasoit Community College
  9. East Boston Neighborhood Health Center (Boston) in partnership with YMCA International Learning Center
  10. Egleston and Hyde Jackson Square Main Streets (Boston) in partnership with YMCA International Learning Center
  11. Greater Boston Hospitality Employers and UNITE HERE Local 26 Partnership (Greater Boston) in partnership with BEST Corp. Hospitality Training Center
  12. Kam Man Food (Quincy) in partnership with Quincy Asian Resources, Inc.
  13. Kayem Foods, Inc. (Chelsea and Woburn)
  14. Legal Sea Foods (Boston) in partnership with JVS
  15. MultiGrains, Inc. (Lawrence) in partnership with Northern Essex Community College
  16. Nypro, Inc. (Clinton) in partnership with Clinton Adult Learning Center
  17. Royal Hospitality Services, Inc. (Somerville) in partnership with Worker Education Program
  18. South End Community Health Center (Boston) in partnership with United South End Settlements
  19. Stop and Compare Supermarkets (Chelsea and Lynn) in partnership with Mujeres Unidas Avanzando
  20. Whole Foods Market North Atlantic Kitchen (Everett) in partnership with JVS

World Cup Contest: Pick & Win!

Posted on Jun 24, 2014 in News

1) Register at one of our stores
2) Bring the game sheet with your selections and deposit on box in the front desk
(we will publish the teams and games before the knockout round)
3) Saturday June 28 at noon is the deadline for the 1st knockout round
4) Enjoy the tournament and will announce the winners on Wednesday July 2nd.

1) Visite una de nuestras tiendas y registrase para el concurso
2) Complete su hoja de juego y la deposita en la caja en el frente de la tienda
(publicaremos los equipos que participara en el octavo de final)
3) El Sabado Junio 28 at mediodia es la fecha limite para participar en el concurso de octavo de final)
4) Disfrute los partidos y anunciaremos los ganadores el miercoles 2 de Julio.

Grand Prize Raffle on Saturday July 12th

Root for your favorite American team and win prizes!
Ten out of 32 teams from our hemisphere are competing in the World Cup in Brazil.

  1. Argentina
  2. Brazil
  3. Chile
  4. Colombia
  5. Costa Rica
  6. Ecuador
  7. Honduras
  8. Mexico
  9. Uruguay
  10. USA

We will be rooting for the American teams by celebrating a favorite dish of the country each time it plays and giving out $5 off coupons. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Enter the contest during the elimination games and win BIG prizes
Contest Rules:
For each correct pick of the game winner, get 10 points
For each game, guess the score and if correct get an extra 10 points
After each knockout round we will add the points for each constant
The first 3 highest scorers get a prize (World CupT-shirts, soccer ball, Gift certificates)

First Round Contest –  8 games / 16 teams

(Saturday June 28th to July 1st)

1) Visit any of our Stop and Compare stores and register for the contest.

2) Pick the winner and the score and accumulate points

3) Submit your picks at the store by Friday June 28th

4) We will calculate the points for each contestant on July 2nd

and publish the winners

5) The three highest scores will receive prizes

Second Round Contest – 8 teams

(Saturday July 4th and Sunday July 5th)

Same rules as the first round apply. Prizes will be given to the first 3 highest scores.

Semi Final Contest – 4 teams

(Tuesday July 8th and Wednesday July 9th)

Same rules as quarterfinals apply. Prizes will be given to the first 3 highest scores.

Contest Rules & Entry Form


Nueve de los 32 equipos de nuestro hemisferio están compitiendo en Brasil para la Copa Mundial. Estos son:

  1. Argentina
  2. Brazil
  3. Chile
  4. Colombia
  5. Costa Rica
  6. Ecuador
  7. Honduras
  8. Mexico
  9. Uruguay
  10. USA

Los supermercados Pare y Compare (Stop and Compare) estarán celebrando cada victoria de uno de estos equipos con sus platos favoritos. SÍGUENOS EN FACEBOOK Y TWITTER.


Reglas de Puntuación:
Por cada equipo ganador que acierte, recibe 10 puntos.
Si acierta los goles de cada partido, recibe unos 10 puntos adicionales
Después de cada torneo (1/8, 1/4 y semi final) se suman los puntos de los participantes
Los tres primeros ganadores (por puntos) recibirá el premios (camisetas del World Cup o de su equipo favorito, pelota de fútbol y certificados para Compare).

Estas son las reglas del concurso:

1. Visite una de nuestras tiendas de Pare y Compare y regístrese para el concurso

2. Acierte el ganador de cada juego y el margen de resultado y acumule puntos

3. Entregue su boleto en la tienda ANTES DE QUE COMIENCE LA RONDA DE JUEGO

4. Nosotros calculamos los puntos y anunciamos los ganadores del concurso de la ronda

5. Los tres concursantes con puntos mas altos ganan premios

6. Entre en el concurso de la próxima ronda

Concurso del Octavo de Final – 8 juegos / 16 equipos

1. Comienza Sábado Junio 28 hasta Martes Julio 1ro

2. Entregue su boleto antes del Sábado 28 a las 12 del mediodía

3. Durante el periodo de juego no podrá participar

4. Anunciaremos los ganadores el Miércoles 2 de Julio

Concurso del Cuarto de Final – 4 juegos / 8 equipos

1. Comienza Viernes 4 de Julio hasta Sábado 5 de Julio

2. Entregue su boleto antes del Viernes 4 1(2 del mediodía)

3. Durante el periodo de juego no podrá participar

4. Anunciaremos los ganadores el Lunes 7 de Julio

Concurso del Semi Final – 2 juegos / 4 equipos

1. Comienza Martes 8 de Julio hasta Miércoles 9 de Julio

2. Entregue su boleto antes del Martes 8 (12 del mediodía)

3. Durante el periodo de juego no podrá participar

4. Anunciaremos los ganadores el Jueves 10 de Julio

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Father’s Day Grilled Food Photo Contest

Posted on May 29, 2014 in News

Win a Meat Value Pack!

Dads love grilling and enjoying the good food that comes from the grill. We will honor Dads and make you hungry with our Father’s Day Grilled Food photo contest. Take a digitalphoto of something tasty from the grill, and describe how this favorite food is prepared. Share that photo and description to our Facebook Wall or by email to by Friday, June 13. Include your name as you want it to appear along with the photo and description.

All of the photos & entries will be posted on our Facebook page for you to vote for your favorites. The entry with the most votes by then end of June will receive a free meat value pack. The top vote getter will receive the “El Grande” pack ($79.99 value), 2nd place receives “El Enano” ($39.99 pack), and 3rd prize gets a $25 store gift certificate.

Be sure to vote for something that is very tasty, because we will grill up the winning food for you after the votes are in!

The meat value pack is a popular item currently available at our Providence store only. We invite all of our friends and customers to participate in the contest, but you will need to visit our Providence store to pick up your value pack if you win.

This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. By participating in your contest, you release Facebook of an responsibility for the contest activity and results.

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