Wakefern Food Corp. Clarifies Member Acquisition of Two New Locations

Keasbey, NJ, May 26, 2011 – Recent media reports have identified ShopRite® as the winning bidder of 10 Superfresh locations in the Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan area. Wakefern Food Corp., owner of the ShopRite trademark, announced today that it seeks to clarify those reports in an effort to correct any misinformation reported by the media.

“As a cooperative with 47 members who own and operate their own stores under the ShopRite banner, our membership frequently identifies new possible ShopRite locations,” stated Karen Meleta, vice president of Consumer and Corporate Communications. “In this case, one of our members, Village Super Market, Inc., was part of a bidding group that successfully bid on 10 Superfresh stores in the Maryland market as part of the A&P bankruptcy reorganization.”

Of the 10 stores included in the bid, two stores — White Oak and Timonium — have been identified by Village Super Market, Inc. as locations it would operate as ShopRites. The bid is subject to bankruptcy court approval and other conditions and the closing is expected in approximately one month.

Wakefern has not bid on or entered into any agreement with another retailer or other party to bid upon or purchase any Superfresh locations.


About Wakefern Food Corp.

From a small, struggling cooperative with eight members – all owners of their own grocery stores – Wakefern Food Corp. has grown into the largest retailer-owned cooperative in the United States. Founded in 1946, the cooperative is comprised of 47 members who today individually own and operate more than 230 supermarkets under the ShopRite banner in New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Maryland and Delaware. In 1996, Wakefern introduced PriceRite stores, extending the company’s reach into Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Today, there are 45 PriceRite stores in five states. As the merchandising and distribution arm of both ShopRite and PriceRite, Wakefern, together with its member companies, employ more than 50,000 people; making it one of the largest employers in New Jersey. In addition, Wakefern also distributes products to other supermarkets throughout the northeastern United States and Bermuda. Wakefern was recently named one of the Best Places to Work in NJ by NJBIZ Magazine. For more information, please visit www.Wakefern.com.

About ShopRite

ShopRite is the registered trademark of Wakefern Food Corp., a retailer-owned cooperative, based in Keasbey, NJ and the largest supermarket cooperative in the United States. With more than 230 ShopRite supermarkets located throughout New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Delaware and Maryland, ShopRite serves more than five million customers each week. A long-time supporter of key community efforts, ShopRite is dedicated to fighting hunger in the communities it serves. Through its

Wakefern Food Corp./ShopRite (732) 906-5363 karen.meleta@wakefern.com

ShopRite Partners In Caring program, ShopRite has donated more than $24 million to 1,700 worthy charities and food banks since the program began in 1999. As a title sponsor of the LPGA’s ShopRite Classic, ShopRite has raised more than $23 million for local schools, hospitals and community groups. For more information, please visit www.ShopRite.com.