Wakefern Food Corp. Extends Premium Pay
Keasbey, NJ (May 5, 2020) – Wakefern Food Corp., the retailer-owned cooperative, announced it is extending its temporary wage premium for its members’ retail store associates through May 30. The program helps thousands of dedicated associates working across ShopRite, The Fresh Grocer, Price Rite Marketplace, Dearborn Market and Gourmet Garage stores during the COVID-19 public health emergency.
The temporary wage premium, that first went into effect on Sunday, March 22, increases pay by $2.00 per hour.
Wakefern and its members continue to recruit to fill a variety of positions across its warehouses and stores. The goal is to keep stores fully staffed during this challenging time and continue to provide the best possible customer service to shoppers and the communities where stores operate.
Members of the Wakefern cooperative employ nearly 80,000 associates collectively across nine states, and represent one of the largest employers in New Jersey. The retailer-owned cooperative comprises 50 family-owned businesses, including many that have been in the grocery industry for generations.
About Wakefern Food Corp.
From a small, local cooperative that began with eight grocery store owners, Wakefern Food Corp. has grown into the largest retailer-owned cooperative in the United States. Founded in 1946, the cooperative comprises 50 members who today independently own and operate 354 supermarkets under the ShopRite, The Fresh Grocer, Price Rite Marketplace, Gourmet Garage and Dearborn Market banners in New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island. For more information, please visit www.wakefern.com.