Keasbey, NJ (March 8, 2019)
– ShopRite today announced the opening of its newest store, a state-of-the-art, full- service supermarket in Port Jefferson, NY.
Located at 5145 Nesconset Highway in Port Jefferson Station, the 68,000-square-foot supermarket will be operated by the Gallagher family. To celebrate the store opening, the family will join ShopRite Partners In Caring, ShopRite’s community-based, hunger-fighting initiative, in making a donation to Long Island Cares food bank. The family also presented a check for $1,000 to the Veterans of Foreign Wars Rocky Point Post during a ribbon cutting ceremony at the store.
The existing retail space was completely renovated to make way for a new ShopRite with a convenient shopping format. The store was outfitted with the latest energy-saving and sustainable technologies, including LED lighting and environmentally-friendly, energy efficient refrigerant systems. The parking lot was refreshed with newly installed landscaping and lighting. The store will employ approximately 250 people, many of them local residents.
An on-staff, registered dietitian will provide free nutrition and wellness counseling to customers, associates and the community, and the new store will also offer a large selection of organic, local and gluten-free foods and fresh produce at ShopRite’s low, everyday prices. Expanded Gluten-free options are available in grocery, bakery and the frozen aisle, and the store also offers a refrigerated dairy-free section.
“We are very excited to bring ShopRite to Port Jefferson with the opening of this state-of-the-art shopping destination. This new supermarket is committed to providing low prices, outstanding service and health and wellness options to the local community,” said Charles Gallagher, president of Gallagher Family Markets. Charles and his wife, Judith, also own and operate the ShopRite of Selden and ShopRite of Lake Ronkonkoma and will be joined by other members of the family in running the new store in Port Jefferson Station.
Visitors to the store will find favorite ShopRite departments such as the from-scratch bake shop with special occasion cakes and freshly made bread; meat department with trained butchers; full- service seafood department with daily, fresh catch deliveries; a floral shop; full-service deli with Boar’s Head products and prepared foods department with grab-and-go items, freshly prepared hot entrees and a salad bars. The new ShopRite in Port Jefferson will also offer a large selection of organic, local and gluten-free foods and fresh produce at ShopRite’s low, everyday prices.
The ShopRite of Port Jefferson will be open daily from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.
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 270 ShopRite supermarkets located throughout New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Delaware and Maryland, ShopRite serves more than six million 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 $48 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 $31 million to local organizations, hospitals and community groups. For more information, please visit www.shoprite.com