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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)

Wakefern names Chris Lane as exec vice president

Wakefern names Chris Lane as exec vice president

KEASBEY, N.J. — Wakefern Food Corp. has promoted Chris Lane, senior vice president of product divisions, to executive vice president of the company. Lane, a 13-year veteran of Wakefern, will guide day-to-day operations and strategy planning. Wakefern comprises 50 member companies that own and operate supermarkets under the ShopRite, The Fresh Grocer, PriceRite and Dearborn