Keasbey, NJ (Aug. 3, 2018)
– ShopRite today opened a state-of-the-art, full- service supermarket in Lake Ronkonkoma, NY, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the store at 601 Portion Rd.
The 45,000-square-foot supermarket will be operated by the Gallagher family, who celebrated the store opening by making a donation to Long Island Cares food bank. Local community leaders also attended the 9 a.m. ribbon cutting and presented proclamations of appreciation to ShopRite and the Gallaghers.
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 refrigerant systems. The parking lot was refreshed with newly installed landscaping and lighting. The store employs approximately 250 people, many of them local residents.
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, salad and olive bars, and made-to-order sandwiches. The new ShopRite in Lake Ronkonkoma also offers a large selection of organic, local and gluten-free foods and fresh produce at ShopRite’s low, everyday prices.
“We are very excited to bring ShopRite to Lake Ronkonkoma with the opening of this state-of-the-art shopping destination. The new supermarket will be dedicated to providing low prices and outstanding service to the local community,” said Charles Gallagher, president of Gallagher Family Markets. Charles and his wife, Judith, own and operate the ShopRite of Selden and will be joined by other members of the family in running the new store on Portion Road.
The ShopRite of Lake Ronkonkoma 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 $43 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