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Wakefern Food Corp.

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,

FMI rebrands as Food Industry Association

FMI rebrands as Food Industry Association

ARLINGTON, Va. – The former Food Marketing Institute on Tuesday officially rebranded itself as FMI – The Food Industry Association. The change reflects a strategy to “more broadly represent the food marketplace and embrace a more interconnected supply chain, the trade association said. “FMI provides the most productive forum for connecting and holding constructive dialogue

Wakefern wins accolade as Regional Grocer of the Year

Wakefern wins accolade as Regional Grocer of the Year

KEASBEY, N.J. — Wakefern Food Corp. had its start in 1946, during a challenging time for independent food retailers. The problem back then was that independent operators were seeing their loyal customers lured away by the big self-service supermarkets of the day, which could offer lower prices. To compete, eight grocers in the Newark, N.J.,

Wakefern posts sales of $16.6 billion

Wakefern posts sales of $16.6 billion

KEASBEY, N.J. — Wakefern Food Corp. reported retail sales of $16.6 billion for the 52-week fiscal year ending September 28. That is a 0.7% increase from the prior year. Wakefern opened five new ShopRite stores and also welcomed a new banner, Manhattan-based Gourmet Garage, during the fiscal year. “It’s a time of great change and

Grocers go mobile

NEW YORK — Food retailers continue to bolster their grocery pickup and delivery capabilities as a growing proportion of shoppers buy at least some of their food online. Kroger Co., Walmart, Giant Food, Wakefern Food Corp. and Weis Markets Inc. were among the food retailers announcing grocery fulfillment-related developments in July. Kroger chief executive officer