About Us Welch’s Stop and Shop was established in 1953 by Edward Welch in Griffith, IN. The Welch family prides themselves on their eye for detail when it comes to selecting and cutting our meats for your family. We have become one of Northwest Indiana's most trusted stores to shop for your meat, produce, and grocery needs. Our customers enjoy and have come to appreciate quality, freshness and a friendly smile. Voted "The Times Best of the Region" for over 14 years in a row!