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Encyclopedia > Stewart's Shops
Stewart's Shops
Type Private
Founded 1945
Headquarters Saratoga Springs, New York
Key people Chairman: William Dake
President: Gary Dake
Treasurer: David Farr
Industry Retail (convenience stores)
Products Ice Cream, Coffee, Gasoline (most),
Revenue $1 billion
Net income $30 million
Employees 3,800+
Website http://www.stewartsshops.com/

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Headquartered in Saratoga Springs, the company is something of a modest regional institution, particularly in the Capital District. Within New York, its stores and their distinctive maroon signs can be found as far north as the Canadian border towns, as far west as Oswego and as far south as Washingtonville at the northern fringe of the New York metropolitan area. Its Vermont outlets can be found in Rutland and Bennington counties. Saratoga Springs redirects here. ... The Capital District is an imprecise regional definition (much like Upstate New York) that generally refers to the four counties surrounding Albany, the capital of New York: Schenectady County, Albany County, Saratoga County and Rensselaer County. ... Look up Oswego in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Downtown Washingtonville, New York Washingtonville is a village in Orange County, New York, United States. ... The New York metropolitan area is the most populous in the United States and the fourth most populous in the world (after Tokyo, Seoul, and Mexico City). ... Rutland County is a county located in the state of Vermont. ... Bennington County is a county in the state of Vermont. ...


Known for branded ice cream, milk, coffee and other drinks, the stores often include gasoline pumps. In addition, most also feature a small dining area, rather unusual for U.S. stores of this type, which generally do not have any public seating. Missing image Ice cream is often served on a stick Boxes of ice cream are often found in stores in a display freezer. ... A glass of cows milk. ... A cup of coffee Workers sorting and pulping coffee beans in Guatemala Mature coffee fruit still on the plant Coffee is a widely consumed beverage prepared from the roasted seeds — commonly referred to as beans — of the coffee plant. ... Gasoline or petrol is a petroleum-derived liquid mixture consisting mostly of hydrocarbons and enhanced with benzene or iso-octane to increase octane ratings, used as fuel in internal combustion engines. ...


History

Stewart's has always been a business of the Dake family, which traces the chain's origins to Percy and Charles V. Dake making Dake's Delicious Ice Cream beginning in 1921 at the family farm in Greenfield. Year 1921 (MCMXXI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar). ... Greenfield is a town located in Saratoga County, New York. ...


Fourteen years later, the brothers started Saratoga Dairy in an old barn in Saratoga Springs. It was a serendipitous move, since New York began requiring that year that all milk be pasteurized. Without the local plant available, many local dairy farmers would have had to go out of business, and they were grateful vendors. 1935 (MCMXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar). ... A dairy farm near Oxford, New York in the United States. ... A glass of cows milk. ... Pasteurization (or pasteurisation) is the process of heating food for the purpose of killing harmful organisms such as bacteria, viruses, protozoa, molds, and yeasts. ...


In 1938 they expanded into the city's old water works, and then went into making cheese, powdered whey and casein two years afterward, following yet another new property purchase, this time in Greenfield. That and the milk this plant produced were sold all over the Northeast, as far south as Maryland. Year 1938 (MCMXXXVIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... Waterworks may mean: Waterworks (card game) Sewage ... Cheese is a solid food made from the milk of cows, goats, sheep, and other mammals. ... Percentages are relative to US recommendations for adults. ... Casein is the most predominant phosphoprotein found in milk and cheese. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Regional definitions vary The Northeastern United States is a region of the United States defined by the U.S. Census Bureau. ... Official language(s) None (English, de facto) Capital Annapolis Largest city Baltimore Area  Ranked 42nd  - Total 12,407 sq mi (32,133 km²)  - Width 90 miles (145 km)  - Length 249 miles (400 km)  - % water 21  - Latitude 37°53N to 39°43N  - Longitude 75°4W to 79°33...


As the war ended, the brothers bought an ice cream production facility in Ballston Spa from Donald Stewart. Charles S. Dake, newly discharged from the military and looking for something to do, decided to start selling Stewart's Ice Cream to the public fresh off the line. This is considered to be the first Stewart's Shop. Year 1945 (MCMXLV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar). ... Ballston Spa is a village in Saratoga County, New York in the USA. The population was 5,556 at the 2000 census. ... The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ...

Stewart's alludes to its Adirondack origins with ice cream flavors that play on regional place names. These reference Mount Marcy and Kayaderosseras Creek.

Two others quickly followed, in Saratoga Springs and South Glens Falls. They were popular since ice cream and other sweet foods had been tightly rationed during the war. In 1948 the company introduced the folding paper ice cream carton so customers could bring home fresh ice cream more cheaply. The more notable innovation of the year, however, came from the younger Charles Dake's wife Phyllis, who suggested allowing people to make their own sundaes from a choice of toppings, a practice which continues today and has been widely imitated. Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... The Adirondack mountain range is located in the northeastern part of New York that runs through Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Fulton, Hamilton, Herkimer, Lewis, St. ... A pun (also known as paronomasia) is a figure of speech, or word play which consists of a deliberate confusion of similar words within a phrase or phrases for rhetorical effect, whether humorous or serious. ... Mount Marcy is at 5,344 ft the highest mountain in the Adirondack Mountain Range and the highest point in New York State. ... South Glens Falls is a village in Saratoga County, New York, United States. ... Rationing is the controlled distribution of resources and scarce goods or services: it restricts how much people are allowed to buy or consume. ... 1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1948 calendar). ... French milk carton Carton is the name of certain types of containers typically made from paperboard which is also sometimes known as cardboard. // In art history, the carton (pronounced the French way) was a drawing on ordinary cardboard, used as life-size design for the manufacture in an atelier of... Strawberry Sundae In the United States, one of the most familiar ice cream desserts is the ice cream sundae. ... Look up Topping in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


Saratoga Dairy and Stewart's Ice Cream were formally incorporated with the state in 1950, and ice cream production was moved back to the Greenfield facility, which could handle the increased demand. By 1955 there were over 50 Stewart's Shops. Incorporation (abbreviated Inc. ... Year 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


1957 saw a regulatory battle between the companies and the U.S. Department of Agriculture for the right to sell the company's own milk in its own stores. It was resolved in Stewart's favor, and as a result of this vertical integration, retail milk prices in the stores dropped by 25%. Year 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1957 Gregorian calendar). ... The U.S. Department of Agriculture, also called the Agriculture Department, or USDA, is a Cabinet department of the United States Federal Government. ... It has been suggested that Vertical expansion be merged into this article or section. ...


The younger Dake took over the company from his uncle in 1959 and the following year brought his brother William in. The holder of a graduate degree in engineering from Cornell University, William was able to solve some production problems at the dairy, and as a result it began running at a profit. Over the course of the 1960s, the new Dake brothers turned the company into one of the East's largest private dairies. 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A graduate school or grad school is a school that awards advanced degrees, with the general requirement that students must have earned an undergraduate (bachelors) degree. ... Engineering is the design, analysis, and/or construction of works for practical purposes. ... Cornell University is a university located in Ithaca, New York, USA. Its two medical campuses are in New York City and Education City, Qatar. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... The 1960s decade refers to the years from January 1, 1960 to December 31, 1969, inclusive. ... Red shows states east of the Mississippi River, pink shows states not fully eastern or western The U.S. Eastern states are the states east of the Mississippi River. ...

A typical Stewart's
A typical Stewart's

Charles died of cancer in 1978, leaving William to carry on the business for six years until his son Gary could join the company. A decade later, the company built a new dairy facility and bought the Bonfare chain, adding 40 stores at a single stroke. In the late 1990s, it began aggressively expanding out of its base in the Saratoga area, pushing south into the mid-Hudson Valley for the first time. There are currently (as of 2006) 322 shops. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 380 pixelsFull resolution (918 × 436 pixel, file size: 431 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Photographed by Daniel Case 2006-08-05 I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 380 pixelsFull resolution (918 × 436 pixel, file size: 431 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Photographed by Daniel Case 2006-08-05 I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under... Cancer is a class of diseases or disorders characterized by uncontrolled division of cells and the ability of these to spread, either by direct growth into adjacent tissue through invasion, or by implantation into distant sites by metastasis (where cancer cells are transported through the bloodstream or lymphatic system). ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full 1994 Gregorian calendar). ... For the band, see 1990s (band). ... It has been suggested that Mid-Hudson Region be merged into this article or section. ...


William retired to become chairman of the board in 2003, and Gary became president of the company. A Chairman is the presiding officer of a meeting, organization, committee, or other deliberative body. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


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