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ShopRite recognized for “green” efforts

ShopRite recognized for “green” efforts

KEASBEY, N.J. – ShopRite was named the recipient of EarthShare New Jersey’s 2019 Environmental Leadership Award, just in time for Earth Day. EarthShare New Jersey, a 25-year-old organization that works with 400 environmental groups across the state and country, recently recognized ShopRite for its commitment to sustainability through key initiatives with customers and associates, recycling, waste

ShopRite, RWJBarnabas Health launch free wellness classes

ShopRite, RWJBarnabas Health launch free wellness classes

KEASBEY, N.J. – ShopRite and RWJBarnabas Health are expanding their partnership to provide a new education program designed to help shoppers to manage their weight and improve their overall well-being. Titled, “Eat Well. Be Happy,” the six-week program will be offered free of charge to customers starting this month, and taught in-store by ShopRite’s team of

ShopRite opens new Long Island store

ShopRite opens new Long Island store

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

Industry mourns loss of Wakefern icon James Sumas

Industry mourns loss of Wakefern icon James Sumas

KEASBEY, N.J. — Wakefern Food Corp. and ShopRite are mourning the loss of James Nicholas Sumas, the longtime patriarch of Village Super Market Inc., which owns and operates 30 ShopRite supermarkets in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York and Maryland. Sumas died Saturday in his hometown of Morristown, N.J. He was 84. In addition to helping

Wakefern names Erik Keptner SVP of marketing

Wakefern names Erik Keptner SVP of marketing

KEASBEY, N.J. — Wakefern Food Corp. has tapped supermarket industry veteran Erik Keptner to serve as senior vice president of marketing. Keptner brings nearly 20 years of experience to his new role at Wakefern, the nation’s largest retailer-owned cooperative. He will be responsible for developing marketing and merchandising strategies for the cooperative, whose member companies own

Wakefern to host store brand sourcing event

Wakefern to host store brand sourcing event

KEASBEY, N.J. — Wakefern Food Corp. plans to host a store brand sourcing event on Thursday, May 17. The one day exclusive supplier program at the New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center in Edison, N.J., will pair potential new vendors with Wakefern buyers and category managers in private, 20-minute meetings. ECRM (Efficient Collaborative Retail Marketing)

Crenshaw, Colalillo are honored by FMI

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Food Marketing Institute (FMI) has honored two supermarket veterans for their contributions to the industry. Ed Crenshaw, chairman and former chief executive officer at Publix Super Markets Inc., was named winner of the Sidney R. Rabb Award, FMI’s highest honor, for excellence in serving the consumer, the community and the industry. FMI

Grocery shopping reenergized

Grocery shopping reenergized

Many of the exciting new supermarkets appearing throughout the country these days are not coming from the usual sources. Rather, they’re products of retailers not normally associated with new, different, exciting or groundbreaking. Examples abound. Kroger’s newest supermarkets — like the recently opened stores in Cincinnati — are large superstores with a complete assortment of