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Wakefern Food Corp.

Wakefern Food Corp. joins Consortium to Reinvent the Retail Bag

Wakefern Food Corp. joins Consortium to Reinvent the Retail Bag

KEASBEY, N.J. – Wakefern Food Corp. is joining the Consortium to Reinvent the Retail Bag and its Beyond the Bag Initiative, a collective effort that aims to identify, test and scale design solutions to make a more consumer-friendly, sustainable retail bag. “For more than four decades the Wakefern Cooperative has supported sustainability through efforts such as

Wakefern to close 62 ShopRite pharmacies

Wakefern to close 62 ShopRite pharmacies

KEASBEY, N.J. – Wakefern Food Corp. announced it will be closing underperforming pharmacies in 62 ShopRite supermarkets in Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey and New York  during the next month and transferring customer prescription files to CVS locations in the vicinity of the affected stores, according to a spokesperson for the East Coast retailer-owned cooperative. The

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