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Wakefern Joins On-The-Job-Training Initiative as Employer Committed to Employee Union County Residents
May 05, 2014

Wakefern Joins On-The-Job-Training Initiative as Employer Committed to Employee Union County Residents

In March and early April Wakefern hosted job recruitment fairs at two of its warehouse locations including Keasbey, NJ and Elizabeth, NJ. Both locations attracted more than 40 Union County applicants hoping to land on-the-job-training (OJT) opportunities in the warehouses. The unemployed applicants were seeking jobs in warehousing through an OJT initiative administered by the Elizabeth Development Company in partnership with the Union County Workforce Investment Board and City of Elizabeth.


WAKEFERN FOOD CORP. UNVEILS NEW ELIZABETH WAREHOUSE
April 18, 2014

WAKEFERN FOOD CORP. UNVEILS NEW ELIZABETH WAREHOUSE

Making a triumphant return to its roots, Wakefern Food Corp. celebrated the opening of its new Elizabeth warehouse with a historic ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday afternoon. 


WAKEFERN FOOD CORP. SET TO UNVEIL NEW ELIZABETH WAREHOUSE
April 15, 2014

WAKEFERN FOOD CORP. SET TO UNVEIL NEW ELIZABETH WAREHOUSE

Wakefern Food Corp. announced today that it will celebrate the opening of its newest warehouse facility in Elizabeth, NJ with a ribbon cutting ceremony scheduled for Thursday, April 17 at 12:30 PM. Scheduled to attend are Wakefern Chairman and CEO Joseph Colalillo, Wakefern President and COO Joe Sheridan, New Jersey Lieutenant Governor Kim Guadagno, Elizabeth Mayor J. Christian Bollwage, Senator Ray Lesniak, Elberon Development Co’s Chairman and CEO Anne Evans Estabrook and President Dave Gibbons. 


Wakefern Food Corp. Receives EPA Food Recovery Challenge Award
January 30, 2014

Wakefern Food Corp. Receives EPA Food Recovery Challenge Award

Wakefern Food Corp., the largest retailer-owned cooperative in the U.S., announced today that it has been recognized by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for its numerous efforts in food recovery and waste reduction. The 2012 Food Recovery Challenge Award for Endorsers is awarded to companies that create a foundation of innovation and achievement that can serve as a model for other organizations as they pursue sustainable business practices. 


Wakefern Launches Sustainable Seafood Program
January 17, 2014

Wakefern Launches Sustainable Seafood Program

Wakefern Food Corp., a retailer-owned cooperative whose members own and operate ShopRite and Fresh Grocer branded supermarkets, announced today that in its ongoing effort to achieve seafood sustainability, it has partnered with the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) and Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) and will increasingly source wild-caught and farm-raised seafood for processing in its facility that meets one of these certification standards. 


Wakefern Supports Deborah Heart and Lung Center with $1 Million Donation
December 06, 2013

Wakefern Supports Deborah Heart and Lung Center with $1 Million Donation

As part of its ongoing commitment to supporting those served by the Deborah Heart and Lung Center, Wakefern Food Corp. presented a $1 million donation to the hospital at a special presentation ceremony earlier this week. This contribution will go directly towards patient aid to help provide cutting edge cardiac care to those who need it, regardless ability to pay for treatment.


Wakefern Food Corp. Announces $14.1 Billion in Retail Sales
October 24, 2013

Wakefern Food Corp. Announces $14.1 Billion in Retail Sales

Wakefern Food Corp.’s chairman and CEO, Joseph S. Colalillo, and president and COO Joe Sheridan, addressed Wakefern’s shareholders, store management and staff at the company’s annual shareholder meeting in East Brunswick, New Jersey on October 24, 2013.


THE FRESH GROCER® TO JOIN WAKEFERN COOPERATIVE
July 31, 2013

THE FRESH GROCER® TO JOIN WAKEFERN COOPERATIVE

Keasbey, NJ (July 31, 2013) – Wakefern Food Corp. announced today that The Fresh Grocer® will join the cooperative effective October 1, 2013.


November 21, 2012

WAKEFERN FOOD CORP. AND NJR CLEAN ENERGY VENTURES ANNOUNCE SOLAR PROJECT FOR WAKEFERN DISTRIBUTION CENTER IN KEASBEY

Keasbey, NJ (November 21, 2012) – Wakefern Food Corp. and NJR Clean Energy Ventures (NJRCEV), a subsidiary of New Jersey Resources (NYSE: NJR), have begun work on the installation of a rooftop solar system at a Wakefern Food Corp. distribution center in Keasbey, New Jersey. The 2.4 megawatt solar system will supply power to a refrigerated warehouse, helping lower Wakefern’s long-term electricity costs and its greenhouse gas emissions.


November 07, 2012

Wakefern Food Corp. Donates $1 Million to Assist in Sandy Relief Efforts

Keasbey, NJ – November 7, 2012 –Wakefern Food Corp. announced today that on behalf of its ShopRite and PriceRite stores, it will donate up to $1 million in both funds and in-kind donations to assist in the relief efforts for those struggling in the wake of super storm Sandy.




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