Saker family cuts ribbon at state-of-the-art supermarket in Middletown, NJ
Saker ShopRites today announced the opening of its newest store, the ShopRite at Kings Commons in Middletown, where the supermarket will serve as the anchor tenant in a brand new retail development. The World Class store, a 91,624 -square-foot ShopRite, located along Route 35 and Kings Highway opened on Wednesday, June 23 at 7 a.m. with a ceremonial ribbon cutting.
“We have a long commitment to Monmouth County and Middletown and look forward to opening this new shopping center with our World Class ShopRite as the centerpiece. We thank our customers and the community for their support as we built this new modern market,” said Richard Saker, President and CEO of Saker ShopRites, Inc. “We are excited to expand our offerings, especially our fresh prepared foods and gourmet grab-and-go meals, while providing all the quality, value and service our customers expect. We also look forward to welcoming new tenants to the site to serve the Middletown community.”
The supermarket features favorite ShopRite departments including:
• Saker ShopRites World Class Bakery with special occasion cakes and freshly made bread
• Meat department with butchers available to custom cut orders
• Full-service seafood department with daily, fresh catch deliveries
• Nutrition center
• Floral shop
• Full-service deli
• Produce department featuring a variety of organic and locally grown produce.
Customers may also enjoy the 20,000 square-foot ShopRite Wine and Spirits store stocked with an extensive variety of beer, wine and spirts that is open next to the new ShopRite.
The new ShopRite also features a grab-and-go prepared foods department with a selection of 1,000 freshly made items from both World Class Kitchens and Dearborn Farms, including an assortment of hundreds of cheeses from all over the world and a salad and olive bar. Customers will find a large selection of organic and gluten-free products and new and innovative items from ShopRite’s award-winning store brands, Bowl & Basket, Paperbird and Wholesome Pantry, all at ShopRite’s low, everyday prices.
The new supermarket also has local favorite items such as Jones Bars, made in Manasquan; No Whey Vegan Chocolates crafted in Lakewood; Glenda’s Kitchen gluten-free, gourmet cookies, which are baked nearby in the Atlantic Highlands, and Grown in Monmouth plants from local farms like Louis Davino Greenhouses.
Other store amenities include a pharmacy, full-service catering department and ShopRite from Home pick-up and delivery service. The state-of-the-art store is also outfitted with the latest energy-saving and sustainable technologies in refrigeration and lighting, including glass doors on the dairy and freezer cases, LED and T-8 lighting and environmentally friendly refrigerant systems.
The supermarket employs approximately 320 employees. Those interested can apply in-store or check out the careers section at https://www.shoprite.com/careers.
Saker ShopRites owns 32 ShopRite supermarkets, 30 pharmacies, and Dearborn Market and Garden Center in New Jersey. Additionally, the Saker organization owns, and or operates three liquors in the Monmouth County area. The fourth and fifth generation family-owned company employs over 9,000 associates and is the largest member-owner of Wakefern Food Corp., which is the largest retailer-owned supermarket cooperative in the United States. Saker ShopRites maintains a century long family tradition of giving back to the communities in which they work and live. Over 1,300 Central Jersey organizations have benefited from the company’s charitable donations, including the Joan Dancy & PALS Foundation. Saker ShopRites supports ShopRite Partners In Caring, ShopRite’s year-round hunger-fighting initiative. Since its inception in 1999, ShopRite Partners In Caring has donated nearly $50 million to food banks that support more than 2,000 charities.
The existing store location on Route 35 in the Middletown Plaza closed at 9:00 pm on Tuesday, June 22, and the new store opened the next morning at 7 a.m. The new store on State Highway Route 35 and Kings Highway, in Kings Commons, is open seven days a week from 6 a.m. to midnight.
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 nearly 280 ShopRite supermarkets located throughout New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Delaware and Maryland, ShopRite serves millions of customers each week. Through its ShopRite Partners In Caring program, ShopRite is dedicated to fighting hunger in the communities it serves. Since the program began in 1999, ShopRite Partners In Caring has donated nearly $50 million to food banks that support more than 2,200 worthy charities. As a title sponsor of the ShopRite LPGA Classic Presented by Acer, ShopRite has donated $34 million to local organizations, hospitals and community groups. For more information, please visit www.shoprite.com