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Wakefern Food Corp.

Wakefern will utilize the Inmar Intelligence Retail Cloud

Wakefern will utilize the Inmar Intelligence Retail Cloud

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Inmar Intelligence announced Wakefern Food Corp. is expanding its use of Inmar’s Retail Cloud to offer targetable and attributable offsite media at scale for its brands. The New Jersey-based cooperative reported $16.6 billion in retail sales in 2019. Wakefern’s 50 cooperative members independently own and operate supermarkets under the ShopRite, Price Rite Marketplace,

ShopRite awarded Newsweek’s “America’s Best In-State Customer Service”

ShopRite awarded Newsweek’s “America’s Best In-State Customer Service”

KEASBEY, N.J. – ShopRite has been named to Newsweek’s 2020 America’s Best-In-State Customer Service for New Jersey, which recognizes companies for building key relationships with customers and providing extraordinary shopping experiences. The magazine surveyed thousands of American customers, asking each participant about retailer accessibility, range of services, communication, competence and customer focus. The publication also asked customers how

Wakefern’s own brands win Vertex Awards

Wakefern’s own brands win Vertex Awards

KEASBEY, N.J. – Wakefern Food Corp., the nation’s largest retailer-owned cooperative, with member companies that own and operate supermarkets under the ShopRite, Price Rite Marketplace, Fresh Grocer, Dearborn Market, Gourmet Garage and Fairway banners, announced Monday that Bowl & Basket and Paperbird – two innovative store brands introduced in 2019 at ShopRite – have won Gold,

Wakefern partners with S4RB to build data collection portal

Wakefern partners with S4RB to build data collection portal

KEASBEY, N.J.  — Wakefern Food Corp. is teaming up with Solutions for Retail Brands (S4RB), a global, consulting-led software business, to provide new information sharing software for Wakefern and its own brand vendors. S4RB’s Affinity platform for Wakefern will allow the retailer to use a proprietary online portal and database to provide real-time data and

ShopRite launches #EssentialThanks campaign

ShopRite launches #EssentialThanks campaign

KEASBEY, N.J. — ShopRite has kicked off a campaign to thank the important healthcare workers, first responders and supermarket associates everywhere who are serving our communities through the COVID-19 crisis. The campaign, called Essential Thanks, gives everyone an opportunity to show their gratitude by posting a thank you note to COVID-19 frontline workers. “The COVID-19

Wakefern Food Corp. implements enhanced safety protocols at stores

Wakefern Food Corp. implements enhanced safety protocols at stores

KEASEBY, N.J. – To help protect its associates and shoppers, members of the retailer-owned supermarket cooperative, Wakefern Food Corp., have initiated its latest measure to enhance the safety of its customers and associates. Beginning next week, stores will implement a temperature monitoring program. As part of the initiative, stores will use Non-contact Forehead Infrared Thermometers to

Wakefern announces programs to enhance benefits and compensation 

Wakefern announces programs to enhance benefits and compensation 

KEASBEY, N.J.– Wakefern Food Corp. has rolled out two programs for its cooperative members’ retail store associates that provide a temporary wage premium and enhanced sick and leave benefits. The program would impact tens of thousands of dedicated associates working across ShopRite, The Fresh Grocer, Price Rite Marketplace, Dearborn Market and Gourmet Garage stores during

Wakefern appoints two new executive posts

Wakefern appoints two new executive posts

KEASBEY, N.J. – Wakefern Food Corp. has  promoted Steve Henig to the new role of chief customer officer and named Bryant Harris chief merchandising officer. Henig has spent nearly three decades at Wakefern progressing through various procurement roles as well as holding leadership positions in corporate merchandising and marketing. He most recently served as vice

Retail Forecast 2020: Chain Drug Execs Look Ahead

Retail Forecast 2020: Chain Drug Execs Look Ahead

DIR fees are again top of mind for pharmacy operators beginning another year without relief from these “phantom” expenses. At the same time hope springs eternal for retailers looking to broaden affordable and accessible health care offerings when such services from more traditional providers can be out of financial reach for many people. Chains also

Keptner named Rite Aid chief marketing and merchandising officer

Keptner named Rite Aid chief marketing and merchandising officer

CAMP HILL, PA. — Rite Aid Corp. announced on Thursday that Erik Keptner, a proven leader with more than 20 years’ experience in retail marketing, has been named to the newly created position of senior vice president and chief marketing and merchandising officer, effective June 24, 2019. In this position, Keptner will be responsible for

Wakefern and ShopRite associates receive 2019 YWCA TWIN Awards

Wakefern and ShopRite associates receive 2019 YWCA TWIN Awards

KEASBEY, N.J.  – Wakefern Food Corp. announced the Wakefern, ShopRite Supermarkets and ShopRite of Carteret recipients of the 2019 YWCA “Tribute to Women and Industry” (TWIN) Award. The YWCA TWIN Award Dinner May 16 recognized the achievements and significant contributions made by women within their industries in managerial, executive, supervisory and/or professional roles, and was