The family-owned and operated store, nicknamed the “Disneyland of Dairy Stores” by The New York Times, was founded as a dairy store in 1969 in Norwalk, Conn. and has grown to include four other locations in Danbury and Newington, Conn. and in Farmingdale & Yonkers, N.Y. The company has received worldwide acclaim for excellence in customer service, and was included for ten consecutive years on FORTUNE magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work for” list. The store also annually donates tens of thousands of dollars to their local communities via the in-store Wishing Well as well as through gift cards, Team Member volunteerism, and food donations
Once opened, new store in East Meadow will provide up to 400 jobs, a portion of which will be fulltime, offering a full array of benefits. Unlike traditional grocery stores that sell an average of 30,000 – 60,000 items, each Stew Leonard’s store carries only 2,200 items, chosen specifically for their freshness, quality and value.
Recognized as “The World’s Largest Dairy Store” by Ripley’s Believe It Or Not, Stew Leonard’s is best known for its farm fresh food, dedication to customer service and a fun, family-friendly atmosphere. The store also offers farm-fresh milk, which comes directly from family owned dairy farms in the New York metro area, a “from scratch” in-store bakery, cut-to-order butcher shop, and fresh seafood department, while sourcing many other products from local farms, suppliers, and other vendors on Long Island and throughout the States of New York and Connecticut. Most notable is an in-house kitchen, where throughout the day a 50-person culinary team prepares a variety of hot foods for the in-house catering department, buffet bar, and refrigerated meals to go.
Last Updated: September 2016