Keasbey, NJ  (October 20, 2014) – Dale Carnegie Training®, one of the world’s leading human resources and management consulting organizations, recently presented its prestigious Leadership Award to Wakefern Food Corp., the largest retailer-owned cooperative in the U.S.  Wakefern is comprised of 50 members who individually own and operate more than 250 supermarkets under the ShopRite, Price Rite and The Fresh Grocer banners across the Northeast.Cached – SimilarYou +1’d this publicly. Undo

Dale Carnegie Training® established the international award in 1985. It is given to a company that places special emphasis on the development of its human resources, innovation and organizational creativity for the purposes of achieving its business objectives. Awarded companies recognize and use human resources management in tandem with their technology and are major contributors to the development of their countries’ economy and society. Syngenta and Hearst Newspapers are among past award recipients.

“We  have collaborated with Wakefern through ShopRite University to help them build the skills necessary to be successful in a fast-paced environment, build stronger relationships with not only their colleagues, but also with their customers.” saidd Anita Zinsmeister, the Managing Director of the local Dale Carnegie Training office.

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 50 members who today individually own and operate more than 250 supermarkets under the ShopRite and The Fresh Grocer banners in New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Maryland and Delaware. In 1996, Wakefern introduced PriceRite stores, extending the company’s reach into Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Virginia.  In 2014, Wakefern extended rights to the PriceRite banner to cooperative members. Today, there are more than 50 PriceRite stores in eight states.  As the merchandising and distribution arm of ShopRite, PriceRite and The Fresh Grocer, Wakefern, together with its member companies, employs more than 70,000 people, making it one of the largest employers in New Jersey.  Wakefern also distributes products to other supermarkets throughout the northeastern United States and Bermuda.  Wakefern was named one of the Best Places to Work in NJ by NJBIZ Magazine in 2011 and again in 2012. In 2011, Supermarket News gave Wakefern its Retail Excellence Award and The Griffin Report named Wakefern Retailer of the Year. Supermarket News also recently awarded Wakefern the 2013 Technology Excellence Award.   For more information, please visit www.Wakefern.com.

About Dale Carnegie Training®
Dale Carnegie Training® partners with middle market and large corporations as well as organizations to produce measurable business results by improving the performance of employees with emphasis on leadership skills, sales, team building and interpersonal relations, customer service, public speaking and presentations and other essential management skills. The courses are available in 30 languages throughout the world; they cover the entire United States and reach over 85 countries. Approximately eight million people throughout the world have experienced Dale Carnegie Training®, and includes 400 of the Fortune 500 companies as its clients. Dale Carnegie Training® was recently included in the prominent list of 20 companies as one of the Top Leadership Training Companies by TrainingIndustry.com. In honor of its 100th Anniversary, Dale Carnegie Training® commissioned an extensive study on Employee Engagement in the United States. The study, which unearthed vital factors that contribute to workplace success in relation to engaged employees, establishes the emotions of enthusiasm, empowerment, inspiration and confidence integral to positive engagement.

Dale Carnegie’s corporate training specialists work with individuals, groups and organizations to design solutions that unleash your employees’ potential, enabling your organization to reach the next level of performance. Dale Carnegie Training® offers public courses, seminars and workshops, as well as in-house customized training, corporate assessments, online learning and one-on-one coaching.