May 19, 2010


Keasbey, NJ (May 19, 2010) – Wakefern Food Corp. has been chosen as the 2010 recipient of the prestigious Harold R. Hawkey Exceptional Employer Award. This annual recognition is given to a New Jersey company of distinction by the Employers Association of New Jersey (EANJ). The award will be presented at the EANJ 94th Annual Meeting on Wednesday, May 19, 2010 at The Imperia in Somerset, NJ.

May 13, 2010

Wakefern Food Corp. Donates Personal Hygiene Kits to Assist in Alabama Disaster Relief Efforts

Keasbey, NJ – May 13, 2010 – Wakefern Food Corp. announced today that on behalf of its ShopRite and PriceRite stores, it will donate 1,000 personal hygiene kits to those affected by the recent tornados in Alabama. With a value of nearly $20,000, these kits will provide personal care essentials such as shampoo, soap, toothpaste and toothbrushes to displaced Americans suffering in the nation’s South. Wakefern associate volunteers gathered Monday evening to assemble the 1,000 kits which will be loaded onto a ShopRite trailer headed to the West Alabama Food Bank for distribution to those affected by the disaster.

May 13, 2010


Keasbey, NJ (May 13, 2010) – Executive Women of New Jersey (EWNJ) will honor Ann Marie Burke, vice president of Human Resources at Wakefern Food Corp., at its Salute to the Policy Makers 2010 Awards Dinner on May 13, 2010, at the Hyatt Regency New Brunswick in New Brunswick, NJ. Currently celebrating its 30th anniversary, EWNJ holds the biennial fund-raising event to recognize women of professional distinction in New Jersey.

March 31, 2010


KEASBEY, N.J. (March 31, 2010) – Wakefern Food Corp. announced that it will now include grocery products and consumer-packaged goods in its wholesale agreement with New York City-based Gristedes Markets. Since 2008, Wakefern has worked closely with Gristedes to provide the 33-store chain with its ShopRite private label brand, as well as health and beauty aids, dairy, frozen and specialty grocery product offerings.

February 26, 2010

Wakefern Food Corp. Welcomes Two New Members To Its Retail Cooperative

February 26, 2010 – Keasbey, N.J. – Wakefern Food Corp. announced today that two new members have joined its retail cooperative. Upon the successful completion of the acquisition of 11 Shaw’s stores, the two new members will operate three of these locations. The remaining location will be owned and operated by existing Wakefern members.

February 12, 2010

Connecticut Gains Ten New ShopRite Stores and One New PriceRite Store

February 12, 2010 – Keasbey, N.J. – Wakefern Food Corp. and its cooperative members announced today that they have entered into an agreement with Minnesota-based SuperValu to purchase eleven Connecticut locations of Shaw’s Supermarkets, a wholly owned subsidiary. The projected closing date for the deal is expected late March/early April subject to certain terms and conditions.

January 27, 2010

ShopRite’s Jeff Brown Honored During State of the Union Address

Keasbey, NJ; January 27, 2010 – In honor of his accomplishments in bringing ShopRite supermarkets to urban “food deserts” in and around Philadelphia, Jeff Brown, of Brown’s Super Stores was invited by President and Mrs. Obama to attend tonight’s State of the Union Address.

January 14, 2010

Wakefern Food Corp. Donates $250,000 to Assist in Haiti Earthquake Relief Efforts

Keasbey, NJ – January 14, 2010 – Wakefern Food Corp. announced today that on behalf of its ShopRite and PriceRite stores, it will donate $250,000 to The American Red Cross to assist in the relief efforts for the earthquake victims in Haiti -- further reinforcing the company’s commitment to community service.

December 31, 2009

Wakefern Food Corp. Announces Record $11.7 Billion in Retail Sales

Keasbey, NJ, December 31, 2009 – Wakefern Food Corp., the retail merchandising and distribution company that supplies and supports ShopRite and PriceRite supermarkets in the states of Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York, Connecticut, Rhode island Massachusetts, announced combined retail sales results of $11.7 billion for the fiscal year ending October 3, 2009.

October 28, 2009

Wakefern Food Corporation/ShopRite Dedicates Wing at Deborah Heart and Lung Center

BROWNS MILLS, NJ (October 28, 2009) – Officials from Wakefern Food Corporation/ShopRite officially dedicated a brand-new, state-of-the-art electrophysiology suite today at Deborah Heart and Lung Center in Browns Mills, New Jersey. Funded with more than one million dollars raised through Wakefern/ShopRite’s fundraising efforts, these monies will help continue Deborah’s on-going mission of never billing a patient, because “there is no price on life.”

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