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The Fresh Grocer

Wakefern grows The Fresh Grocer banner

Wakefern grows The Fresh Grocer banner

KEASBEY, N.J. — Wakefern Food Corp.’s The Fresh Grocer brand is boosting its presence in New Jersey this month with the conversion of four Foodtown stores to the banner. The move involves supermarkets operated by Nicholas Markets Co. in Cedar Grove, Colonia, North Haledon, and Washington Township, N.J. The Maniaci family, which operates Nicholas Markets,

Nicholas Markets joins Wakefern cooperative

Nicholas Markets joins Wakefern cooperative

KEASBEY, N.J — Nicholas Markets, which operates four grocery stores in New Jersey, has become the 51st member of the Wakefern Food Corp. cooperative. Owned by the Maniaci Family, Nicholas Markets operates stores under the Foodtown banner in North Haledon, Cedar Grove, Colonia and the Township of Washington, N.J. The stores will be rebranded as

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)