Brown’s Super Stores Named Top Employer in Philadelphia Business Journal’s 2008 Best Places to Work

 Keasbey, NJ (January 7, 2009) – Brown’s Super Stores, took First Place in the Philadelphia Business Journal’s fifth annual Best Places to Work Contest. Brown’s Super Stores, comprised of 11 ShopRite supermarkets located in the Greater Philadelphia area, was named a top employer in the extra large category of the Delaware Valley by company workers.

The contest results were entirely decided by company employees who participated in an online questionnaire administered by Quantum Market Research, an independent surveying firm in Wichita, Kansas.

Employees of nominated companies were asked to complete a 37 question, online survey that uses a scale of one to six from “strongly disagree” to “strongly agree.” Survey participants were asked to rank categories including: team effectiveness, trust in senior leaders, feeling valued, manager effectiveness, and compensation and benefits.

“It is a wonderful feeling to know that my staff highly regards the company they work for. Being happy at your workplace is invaluable and I’m thrilled to be able to provide an enjoyable and fulfilling work experience at all of my stores, stated Jeff Brown, Brown’s Super Stores chairman and CEO. “Behind a great company is a great team that works hard to support it. My daily goal is to serve the needs of the people – that includes the customers visiting my ShopRite stores and the associates working here,” said Mr. Brown.

According to the questionnaire results, the Brown’s Super Stores’ commitment to the neighborhood is one of the elements that helped propel it in the top winning spot. The Brown family has held a strong presence in the community since 1989 when their first ShopRite store was founded. According to Mr. Brown, the store associates are equally committed to serving the community – a hallmark of their corporate culture.

More than 200 companies were nominated this year in five categories based on company size or geographic location.

All winners were announced at an awards ceremony on Oct. 15 at the Top of the Tower in the Bell Atlantic Building in Center City.