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Stew Leonard's Staff
Stew Leonard's is a chain of four supermarkets in Connecticut and New York which Ripley's Believe It or Not! deemed "The World's Largest Dairy," with Fortune magazine listing Stew Leonard's as one of the "100 Best Companies to Work For."
Founded in 1969 with seven employees in Norwalk, Connecticut, there currently are also stores in Danbury, Connecticut; Yonkers, New York; and Newington, Connecticut. The latter opened on May 5, 2007. The original Norwalk store was previously a farm whose owner required prospective purchasers to take care of all the farm animals. No one was willing to do that except for Stew Leonard, who thought that he could make the farm an attraction at his store. As Stew's previous occupation was as a milkman (working alongside his father), the store began just as a dairy store. The store became more popular because of the farm and the animals, which he employed in a children's petting zoo, still in existence.
The store is also known for its customer-service policy, which greets shoppers at each store's entrance etched into a three-ton rock: