Author: Scott Andersen

  • February 2024

    Around The Store With StewFebruary 2024Items That Will Double And Triple For The Super BowlChicken Wings with 8 different sauces. Buffalo wings are still your #1 favorite.St. Louis Pork Ribs. Right now, I wish we were getting them from Kansas City!Pigs-in-a-Blanket. They’re handmade with croissant dough in our bakeries.Shrimp Cocktail and Grilled Shrimp Platters.Lobster Roll…

  • December 2023

    Around The Store With StewDecember 20, 2023What’s Our Number One Selling Item During The Holidays?Filets from our Midwest ranchers are going strong. You can either buy the untrimmed filet for $13.99/lb. or the trimmed filet for $18.99/lb. Why is one more expensive than the other? They both net out to be the same price per…

  • November 2023

    Around The Store With StewNovember 29, 202310 Items That Surprised Us At ThanksgivingOf course, the purple sweet potato was extremely popular this year! They’ve been promoted on the Netflix series Live to 100. They are loaded with antioxidants. Even more than blueberries.Turkey in a box – Dinner for 8. Our catering business was up 20%…

  • October 2023

    Around The Store With StewOctober 27, 2023Clifton Groundbreaking For Our New StoreThis will be our 8th store, and our second food and wine store in New Jersey. It was a successful day. We had all the local officials attend, many of our suppliers, and many of our Team Members. We also smashed a 356-pound pumpkin! Most…

  • August 2023

    Around The Store With StewAugust 19, 2023How To Shop SmartWe are really trying hard to keep our prices low at Stew Leonard’s. Since we are 80% fresh products (most supermarkets 40%) we ride the supply and demand curve. For instance, they are having a pork shortage right now and bacon prices have jumped again. But,…

  • January 2023

    Around The Store With StewFeedback From You… Do I Really Write This?I try to recap things happening around the store but, I don’t hit the “send” button right away. Rich Lung (Creative Director, 40 years at Stew’s) adds pictures. Then Meghan Bell, Director of PR, 12 years, lightly reviews but leaves in my voice. Then,…

  • February 2023

    Around The Store With StewI MET THE “STEVE JOBS” OF WINEOn my losing weight pursuit (pretty much every Jan/Feb), I’m not drinking wine. Then, Paul Hobbs visits us. First wine maker at Opus One (at over $400 a bottle). Forbes called him the “Steve Jobs of wine,” and he’s one of the world’s top wine…

  • April 2023

    Around The Store With StewApril 2023I wish I didn’t have to write this, but… Yesterday, my dad passed away at 93-1/2 years old while holding my mother’s hand. They had been married for 70 years. I knew this day would come but I’m still trying to wrap my head around it. Just a month ago,…

  • Swim School Update

    *|MC:SUBJECT|* *|MC_PREVIEW_TEXT|* We opened with 400 and it’s been growing. Why is this? Word-of-mouth is the best form of advertising. Thanks to the great job our swim school Team Members are doing with our customers, they are telling their friends! I met a customer that drove all the way from the Bronx. “Why?” I asked.…

  • May 2023

    Around The Store With StewMay 27We’re Feeding 5,600 VeteransIn honor of Memorial Day, all seven of our stores hosted the first-ever “Stew’s for Soldiers” event on Friday to thank veterans and remember those who died in service to our country.  Altogether, we donated 5,600 meals to local VFWs and American Legions. Thank you to our…