FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Meghan Bell, (203) 948-7374
Director of Public Relations
1969 WORLD SERIES CHAMPION NEW YORK METS TO HONOR ICONIC CONNECTICUT INSTITUTION FOR 50TH ANNIVERSARY
STEW LEONARD’S FARM FRESH FOOD STORES BEGAN IN NORWALK IN 1969 AND HAS GROWN TO BECOME $400-MILLION/YEAR COMPANY
NORWALK, CT — MARCH 25, 2019 — Players from the 1969 World Champion New York Mets will visit Norwalk on Monday, March 25, 2019 at 2PM, and join Stew Leonard Jr. and local government officials in honoring the 50th Anniversary of Connecticut icon, Stew Leonard’s farm fresh food stores.
Beginning as a small dairy store in Norwalk in 1969, Stew Leonard’s has grown to be a $400-million company with six locations and was named the “World’s Largest Dairy” by the Guinness Book of World Records. Stew Leonard’s welcomes more than 11 million shoppers annually and generates millions in revenues for the State of Connecticut, State of New York, and soon-to-be State of New Jersey, when the company will open its seventh location in the fall of 2019. On average, Stew Leonard’s employs twice the number of employees as other supermarkets, and supports Connecticut businesses through selling produce, poultry, fish, meats, and dairy products, from local farms.
New York Mets legends Art Shamsky, Ed Kranepool, Cleon Jones, Ron Swoboda, Jim McAndrew, and Duff Dyer will join Stew Leonard’s for the celebration of its 50th Anniversary in business, while also celebrating the 50th Anniversary of their “Miracle Mets” World Series Championship in 1969. Stew Leonard’s in Norwalk will invite hundreds of local baseball fans to meet the Mets legends. The 1969 Mets World Series Championship is perhaps the most improbable championship in the history of Major League Baseball, as they became the first expansion team to win a World Series just seven years after the franchise’s first game.
Stew Leonard’s is a Connecticut institution, growing to statewide prominence in the late 20th Century while remaining a family-owned institution. While national trends show the retail industry failing, Stew Leonard’s is thriving through nontraditional and contemporary, 21st Century retail methods that keep shoppers engaged and comforted with a farmer’s market-like atmosphere for people of all ages to enjoy.
Monday, March 25, 2019
Stew Leonard’s, Norwalk
100 Wesport Avenue