October 28, 2009

Wakefern Food Corp. Launches Health & Wellness Program Series of Health and Fitness Initiatives Designed to Promote Healthy Living

Keasbey, NJ; October 28, 2009 – As part of a series of health and wellness initiatives, Wakefern Food Corp. kicked off a cardio campaign at the company’s 2-day inaugural Fitness & Wellness Celebration recently.

October 28, 2009

Wakefern/ShopRite Donates Funds to Refurbish Training Facility for New Community Corp. of Newark

Keasbey, NJ — October 28, 2009 — Officials of Essex County’s Division of Training and Employment joined ShopRite, Wakefern and New Community Corp. (NCC) today for the re-opening of the New Community Corp. ShopRite training center in Newark. The new and improved NCC training facility was made possible through support from Wakefern/ShopRite.

October 26, 2009

Wakefern/ShopRite Named “Corporate Sponsor of the Year” by The Hope Chest Scholarship Foundation

Keasbey, NJ — October 26, 2009 — Wakefern Food Corp./ShopRite has been named the 2009 “Corporate Sponsor of the Year” by the Hope Chest Scholarship Foundation (HCSF). HCSF provides financial assistance to minority New Jersey students attending a college, university or trade school. The Foundation’s recipients are chosen based on demonstrated academic achievement and financial need.

October 26, 2009

Wakefern/ShopRite Presents BRAG Scholarship to Centenary College Student

Keasbey, NJ — October 26, 2009 — Wakefern Food Corp./ShopRite once again presented a Black Retailer Action Group (BRAG) scholarship to a deserving student from the New York metropolitan area this year. Nneka Covington, a senior at Centenary College in Hackettstown, NJ, received this award, the recipients of which are chosen both for academic achievement as well as financial need, on Friday, October 23 at the 39th Annual BRAG Scholarship and Awards Dinner in New York City.

September 14, 2009


Keasbey, NJ, September 14, 2009 – Wakefern Food Corp. has recently been informed by the New Jersey Better Business Bureau that the Wakefern name has been misused by unauthorized individuals for fraudulent purposes and is alerting its stakeholders to this scam.

June 03, 2009


Keasbey, NJ (June 3, 2009) – Wakefern Food Corp., the distribution and merchandising arm of ShopRite supermarkets, has announced that Rich McMenamin was elected to its Board of Directors.

May 27, 2009

Wakefern Food Corporation Announces Record $10.6 Billion in Retail Sales

Keasbey, NJ, May 27, 2009 – Wakefern Food Corp.’s chairman, Joseph S. Colalillo, Dean Janeway, president and COO and Joe Sheridan, executive vice president, addressed Wakefern’s membership, store management and staff at the company’s annual meeting in East Brunswick, New Jersey on May 21. “Wakefern’s focus is to help the independent retailer do what they could not do if they were going it alone,” stated Colalillo in his opening remarks. “Wakefern is dedicated to helping our members, on a store-by-store basis, achieve the results they require and respond to any competitive threat they may face.”

October 29, 2008


Keasbey, NJ (October 29, 2008) – Wakefern Food Corp., the marketing and distribution arm of ShopRite supermarkets has named Ken Capano to its 22-member Board of Directors.

January 02, 2008

New York City-based Gristedes Markets Added to Wakefern’s List of Wholesale Customers

KEASBEY, N.J. (January, 2, 2008) – Wakefern Food Corp. announced that it has entered into a wholesale agreement with New York City-based Gristedes. Wakefern Food Corp. is making available its ShopRite private label brand including its line of ShopRite Organic products, health and beauty care and imported specialty items to the 40-store chain located throughout New York City, Westchester and Long Island. Wakefern will also be servicing Gristedes with branded non-food products.

July 12, 2007

Wakefern Announces Acquisition of Ten Stop & Shop Stores

July 12, 2007, Elizabeth, NJ – Wakefern Food Corporation announced today it has entered into an agreement with the Stop & Shop Supermarket Company , Quincy, Massachusetts, to purchase the store fixtures and assets of ten Stop & Shop Supermarkets. The projected acquisition is expected by August 15.

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