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.

Mr. Capano, the president and owner of Five Star Supermarkets, Inc., which operates two ShopRite stores in Connecticut – the ShopRite of Norwich and the ShopRite of New London, was elected to the Board of Directors of Wakefern Food Corporation on August 21, 2008.

“Ken’s dedication to Wakefern and to the community he serves has not only been recognized by us, but also by our industry,” said Joe Colalillo, Chairman and CEO at Wakefern Food Corp. “Recently, Ken was recognized by the Connecticut Food Association when he received their 2008 Man of the Year award. I welcome Ken to the board with great pleasure and look forward to tapping into his insight and vision as we move the cooperative forward,” added Colalillo.

Mr. Capano’s affiliation with Wakefern spans over three decades starting in 1972 when he joined Wakefern as a store services supervisor. Capano became a Wakefern member in 1996 when he purchased the ShopRite of Norwich.

“I’m thrilled to join the Board of Directors and look forward to contributing to Wakefern’s continued successes,” expressed Mr. Capano. “This is truly an honor for me and a joyous moment in my career.”

Mr. Capano was also the recipient of The Eastern Connecticut Citizen of the Year award in 2006 from the Chamber of Commerce. Born in Paterson, N.J., Mr. Capano earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Upsala College in East Orange, N.J. and resides in Old Saybrook, Conn. with his wife Jean.

About Wakefern Food Corp.

From a small, struggling cooperative with eight members – all owners of their own grocery stores – Wakefern Food Corporation has grown into the largest retailer-owned cooperative in the United States and one of the largest employers in New Jersey. The cooperative is comprised of 44 members who individually own and operate supermarkets under the ShopRite banner. Today, Wakefern, the merchandising and distribution arm of the company, and the more than 200 ShopRite stores located throughout New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Pennsylvania and Delaware, employ more than 47,000 people.

About ShopRite

ShopRite supermarkets are members of Wakefern Food Corporation, a retailer-owned cooperative. Through the 200 stores ShopRite serves more than four million customers each week. A long time supporter of key community efforts, ShopRite was named America’s Second Harvest Grocery Distributor of the Year for its ShopRite Partners In Caring program, a year-round initiative dedicated to fighting hunger in the communities served by ShopRite stores. Since its inception, ShopRite Partners In Caring has donated more than $18 million to more than 1,400 worthy charities.