New ShopRite Opens in Howell New Jersey

Howell, NJ (April 13, 2015) – ShopRite announced today that its newest store will open in Howell, New Jersey on Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at 7 am. To celebrate the anticipated opening, a ribbon cutting ceremony will take place on Monday, April 20th at 11:30 AM. Local politicians, dignitaries and community leaders are scheduled to attend. Media are invited to attend.

Located in the Friendship Plaza, 4594 Route 9 South, the new 80,000 square foot ShopRite of Howell will be operated by Saker ShopRites, Inc., a family-owned business comprised of third and fourth generation grocers.

To commemorate the opening of this new, state-of-the-art location, the Saker family will present a special donation to the Food Bank for Monmouth and Ocean at Monday’s ribbon cutting.
Saker ShopRites, Inc. also owns and operates 29 additional ShopRite stores in New Jersey.
In addition to a broad array of groceries and fresh produce, this store will have several services that ShopRite customers have come to expect including: a fresh bake shop, fresh meat cut to order, a floral department and fresh seafood delivered daily, as well as a broad selection of natural and organic products in every department.  All  “World Class” Saker ShopRites also offer customers a hot buffet bar, as well as a wide variety of freshly prepared entrées and gourmet delicacies, including fresh-baked pizza, fresh-made sushi, a cold buffet bar, a Mediterranean olive bar and cheeses from around the world.
The ShopRite of Howell will have a pharmacy, an in-store café, a specialty Cigar Shoppe, and a full-service catering department to complement any occasion, from an intimate dinner for two to a full-scale gala event.
In addition to the free services of an in-store Health and Wellness associate to assist customers in choosing healthy foods for their families, an onsite Beauty Advisor will be available to assist customers with skin care needs and cosmetic information.
The store’s opening will also introduce ShopRite From Home® to the Howell community. ShopRite from Home allows customers to place online orders from their home computer or mobile device and have the order personally shopped for them, so they can pick up their packaged groceries at a convenient time.
Another feature at the new ShopRite of Howell is the Culinary Workshop. These hands-on cooking classes are taught by area professional chefs. For a minimal fee, guests attend a 2-hour class and fully participate in the preparation of an entire meal.
The ShopRite of Howell has been outfitted with the latest energy-saving and sustainable technologies in refrigeration and lighting, including glass doors on the dairy and freezer cases, LED and T-8 lighting and environmentally-friendly refrigerant systems.
“We are very excited to extend our service to our Monmouth County neighbors with the opening of this state-of-the-art shopping destination,” said Richard Saker, president of Saker ShopRites, Inc. “The new ShopRite of Howell will represent the traditional low prices and outstanding services that ShopRite has always been famous for, in a brand new 80,000 square foot ‘World Class’ Store.”
ShopRite of Howell: 4594 Route 9 South, Howell, NJ 07731. (848) 299-0080. Hours: 6 AM – Midnight daily.

About ShopRite
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 250 ShopRite supermarkets located throughout New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Delaware and Maryland, ShopRite serves more than five million customers each week.  A long-time supporter of key community efforts, ShopRite is dedicated to fighting hunger in the communities it serves.  Through its ShopRite Partners In Caring program, ShopRite has donated $33 million to 1,700 worthy charities and food banks since the program began in 1999.  As a title sponsor of the LPGA’s ShopRite Classic, ShopRite has raised more than $27 million for local schools, hospitals and community groups.  For more information, please visit Progressive Grocer named ShopRite its 2011 Retailer of the Year and Supermarket News awarded ShopRite its 2011 Retail Excellence Award.