Four New ShopRites To Open In Connecticut

Keasbey, NJ (May 17, 2010) – ShopRite announced today that it will celebrate the opening of four new stores in Connecticut next week. The brand-new ShopRites of Canton and Enfield will celebrate their grand openings with ribbon cutting ceremonies at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 26th. The ShopRites of Stratford and Hamden will open their doors with ceremonies at 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 26th and Friday, May 28th, respectively.

All four stores have undergone complete renovations to bring their respective communities state-of-the-art supermarkets with some of the industry’s most sustainable technologies, including energy-efficient lighting, a storewide recycling and composting program and shopping baskets made from recycled materials.

At more than 65, 000 square feet, each store will bring more than 200 jobs to their local communities. The new stores will also offer area residents a wide selection of quality products and services at ShopRite’s traditional low prices. In addition to a broad array of groceries and fresh produce, the stores will have several services that ShopRite customers have come to expect, including: a fresh bake shop; full-service butcher; fresh seafood delivered seven days a week; a full-service floral department; a coffee bar and a wide variety of gourmet cheeses; a prepared foods department featuring salads, sandwiches, soups, pizza, and other specialties for dining in or taking out, as well as a fresh-made sushi bar.

The Stratford store will also offer a full-service catering department and the exclusive ShopRite From Home® delivery service. Additional services at the ShopRite of Hamden will include a full-service catering department, as well as a full-service Pharmacy and an on-site Registered Dietitian. Consultation with the Registered Dietitian is a free service that offers customers the opportunity to discuss their health and dietary needs with nutrition professional to create customized meal plans.

The ShopRite of Canton, conveniently located at 110 Albany Turnpike within the Shoppes at Farmington Valley, is owned and operated by Joseph Family Markets, headed by Chuck Joseph and his wife Debbie. The ShopRite of Enfield, situated at 40 Hazard Avenue, is owned and operated by the Miller family – Miller Farms Family Markets. Both the Miller and Joseph families have recently relocated to their respective communities in order to better serve their new customers and neighbors.

The ShopRites of Stratford and Hamden are owned by Milford Markets, which is owned and operated by Harry Garafalo and his wife, Ann. Life-long Milford residents, the Garafalos also own the ShopRites of Milford and West Haven. The ShopRite of Stratford is located at 250 Barnum Avenue Cutoff; The ShopRite of Hamden is located at 2100 Dixwell Avenue.