LAKE RONKONKOMA, N.Y. — ShopRite recently a new supermarket in this Long Island community. The 45,000-square-foot store is in a building that formerly housed a Waldbaum’s supermarket, but that has been completely renovated to reflect ShopRite’s take on a convenient grocery format with a focus on fresh food.
The store was outfitted with the latest energy-saving and sustainable technologies, including LED lighting and environmentally friendly refrigerant systems. The parking lot was refreshed with newly installed landscaping and lighting. The store’s amenities include a from-scratch bake shop with special occasion cakes and freshly made bread; a meat department with trained butchers; a full-service seafood department with daily, fresh catch deliveries; a floral shop; a full-service deli with Boar’s Head products; and a prepared foods department with grab-and-go items, freshly prepared hot entrees, salad and olive bars, and made-to-order sandwiches. The new ShopRite in Lake Ronkonkoma also offers a large selection of organic, local and gluten-free foods, and fresh produce.
“We are very excited to bring ShopRite to Lake Ronkonkoma with the opening of this state-of-the-art shopping destination,” said Charles Gallagher, president of Gallagher Family Markets, which owns and operates the store. “The new supermarket will be dedicated to providing low prices and outstanding service to the local community.”
To celebrate the store opening, the Gallagher family joined ShopRite Partners In Caring, ShopRite’s community-based, hunger-fighting initiative, in making a donation to Long Island Cares food bank.
ShopRite is the registered trademark of Wakefern Food Corp., a retailer-owned supermarket. Keasbey, N.J.-based Wakefern is the nation’s largest supermarket cooperative, with more than 270 ShopRite supermarkets located throughout New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Delaware and Maryland.