Keasbey, NJ – March 16, 2011 – ShopRite announced today that a new 70,000 square foot store will open in Somerville, New Jersey in the Fall of 2011. A groundbreaking ceremony to kick-off construction of this new store will take place on Tuesday, March 22 at 4:00 PM. Scheduled to attend are local politicians and community leaders.

Located at One South Davenport Street, and filling a space left vacant by Pathmark, the new ShopRite of Somerville will be operated by Saker ShopRites, Inc., a family-owned business. Comprised of third and fourth generation grocers, the Saker family also owns and operates 27 additional ShopRites in central New Jersey. With this new store, they will bring more than 300 jobs to the community.

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, fresh seafood delivered daily and a floral department, as well as a broad selection of natural and organic products in every department. All “World Class” Saker ShopRites also offer customers a wide variety of freshly prepared hot foods and gourmet delicacies, including an authentic Chinese buffet, brick oven pizza, fresh-made sushi, a salad bar, Mediterranean olive bar, and cheeses from around the world.

The ShopRite of Somerville will have a pharmacy, an in-store café and a full-service catering department to provide anything from an intimate dinner for two to a full-scale gala event.

The ShopRite of Somerville will be built 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 excited to extend our commitment to central New Jersey by bringing the value and service of a World Class ShopRite to the Somerville community,” said Richard Saker, President of Saker ShopRites, Inc. “As lifelong residents of this great state, my family and I are better able to serve the unique needs of our new neighbors and look forward to having a positive impact on the community.”