Wakefern Food Corp.

Wakefern appoints two to C-suite posts

Wakefern appoints two to C-suite posts

KEASBEY, N.J. – Wakefern Food Corp. has named Neil Falcone chief financial officer and Karen Meleta chief communications officer. Falcone, formerly vice president of ShopRite Financial Services (SFS) and corporate finance, replaces Doug Wille, who retired recently after 43 years with the company. Meleta, Wakefern’s vice president of consumer and corporate communications for 13 years,

Beyond the Bag group names challenge winners

Beyond the Bag group names challenge winners

NEW YORK — The Consortium to Reinvent the Retail Bag has picked the nine winners of its Beyond the Bag Challenge, which is designed to find more sustainable alternatives to the traditional plastic retail bag. The winners are: ChicoBag, Domtar, Eon, Fill it Forward, GOATOTE, PlasticFri, Returnity, SmartC and Sway. The winning solutions fall into

FMI announces Gold Plate, Supper Bowl winners

FMI announces Gold Plate, Supper Bowl winners

ARLINGTON, VA – The FMI Foundation on Tuesday announced the winners of its the 2020 Gold Plate Awards, which are given to highlight outstanding food industry programs that promote family meals. The award recipients were recognized during the foundation’s first-ever Supper Bowl — a family meals cooking competition being held in conjunction with the FMI Midwinter

Wakefern taps CitrusAd for e-commerce ads

Wakefern taps CitrusAd for e-commerce ads

NEW YORK — Wakefern Food Corp. has tapped retail media technology from CitrusAd to handle sponsored products and display ads across its e-commerce platform. Using the CitrusAd technology, Wakefern can offer brands the ability to launch sponsored product campaigns and display media across its desktop and mobile web e-commerce platforms and enhance the shopping experience

ShopRite honored for ‘Best In-State Customer Service’

ShopRite honored for ‘Best In-State Customer Service’

KEASBEY, N.J. – ShopRite has been named to Newsweek’s 2020 America’s Best-In-State Customer Service for New Jersey, which recognizes companies for building key relationships with customers and providing extraordinary shopping experiences. The magazine surveyed thousands of American customers, asking each participant about retailer accessibility, range of services, communication, competence and customer focus. The publication also

Wakefern store brands win Vertex awards

Wakefern store brands win Vertex awards

KEASBEY, N.J. – Two store brands introduced last year at ShopRite supermarkets have been recognized in a global competition devoted to private-brand package design. Wakefern Food Corp., owner and operator of supermarkets under the ShopRite and other banners, said judges of the Vertex Awards had honored its Bowl & Basket and Paperbird store brands. Individual items

Video Forum: Chris Lane, Wakefern Food Corp.

Video Forum: Chris Lane, Wakefern Food Corp.

In the latest installment in our Video Forum, Chris Lane, executive vice president of Wakefern Food Corp., discusses the company’s success in maintaining the food supply chain during COVID-19, the benefits of early investments in omnichannel capabilities and the need to be agile as consumer behavior changes, as well as his recent term as NACDS

Wakefern builds data collection portal with S4RB

Wakefern builds data collection portal with S4RB

KEASBEY, N.J.  — Wakefern Food Corp. is teaming up with Solutions for Retail Brands (S4RB) to provide new information sharing software that will allow the retailer-owned grocery cooperative to work more closely with its own brand vendors. S4RB’s Affinity platform for Wakefern will allow the retailer to use a proprietary online portal and database to

ShopRite launches #EssentialThanks campaign

ShopRite launches #EssentialThanks campaign

KEASBEY, N.J. — ShopRite has kicked off a campaign to thank health care workers, first responders and supermarket associates everywhere who are serving communities through the COVID-19 crisis. The campaign, called Essential Thanks, gives everyone an opportunity to show their gratitude by posting a thank you note to COVID-19 frontline workers. “The COVID-19 pandemic has

Wakefern adds two new executive posts

Wakefern adds two new executive posts

KEASBEY, NJ – Wakefern Food Corp. on Wednesday promoted Steve Henig to the new role of chief customer officer and named Bryant Harris chief merchandising officer. Henig has spent nearly three decades at Wakefern progressing through various procurement roles as well as holding leadership positions in corporate merchandising and marketing. He most recently served as

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,