Woodmere, LI… A new 66,000 sq. ft. Stop & Shop recently opened at 253-01 Rockaway Blvd with a magnificent focus on kosher. According to Stefanie Shuman, External Communications Manager for Stop & Shop, the store is destined to be the flagship of many other stores that will be increasing their kosher offerings. The store, which was a former K-Mart that was completely renovated and modernized, offers a huge section of kosher with dry goods, frozen and refrigerated. In fact, the store carries more than 2000 items of every sort and is destined to be a major destination for kosher shoppers in the area. Special features include a flatbread pizza station (make your own pizza) , a hot bar and grab and go. The store is already gearing up with special foods for Chanukah and will have a very robust Passover selection. Ms. Shuman, who oversees community and public relations for 136 stores, predicts that many other Stop & Shop stores will also increase their kosher offerings. Stop & Shop has a dozen stores with expansive kosher offerings that extend across all departments. “We are currently in the process of not only reassessing and expanding the offerings of those dozen stores, but also finding more stores to revamp and grow their kosher assortment,” said Ms. Shuman. The stores are benefitting from the counsel of veteran kosher expert Kevin O’Brien. Some of the kosher providers in the Woodmere store include Kayco, Galil, Paskesz, A&L, Sprinkles, Wein’s, Klein’s Naturals, Sprinkles Frozen Desserts, Empire, Meal Mart, and Tuv Taam.