ShopRite Brings More of Everything to Maryland Shoppers

Keasbey, NJ; March 2, 2009 – More variety, more freshness, more savings and more value comes to Maryland when ShopRite celebrates its grand opening on Sunday, March 8. This day marks the official transition of the Klein’s Family Markets to the ShopRite banner with simultaneous grand openings of all of their seven stores.

The transition represents the next phase of growth for the Klein’s supermarket business. “Our family has a long and proud tradition of delivering personalized, family-oriented service with exceptional value to our customers and secure, competitive employment opportunities to our associates. We are very confident that our move to the ShopRite banner will allow us to enhance and extend this tradition into the next generation,” stated Howard Klein, vice president & general council of Klein’s ShopRites of Maryland.

Owned and operated by the Klein family, the seven Maryland-based ShopRite stores will offer a multitude of expanded services that will afford customers new ways to save through ShopRite’s promotional programs. Some of those programs include: a 14-day supply of 35 commonly used antibiotics FREE to customers, ShopRite’s 90-day generic drug program that allows customers additional savings for more than 375 commonly prescribed generic drugs, a Holiday promotion for a FREE ham or turkey dinner, hundreds of weekly circular specials, the Baby Bucks program that offers $10 off a shopping trip when customers spend $100 on baby items, and added value via the ShopRite Price Plus® Club loyalty discount program. Our award-winning private label line will also provide added value and taste.

The Klein’s long-standing commitment to the community will also be enhanced through the ShopRite Partners In Caring program, a year-round, community based hunger-fighting initiative. The program supports 23 regional food banks and more than 1,400 charitable agencies with food or meal components in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Delaware, Pennsylvania and now, Maryland. More than $20 million has been donated to date in the fight against hunger since the program’s inception in 1999.

The seven stores opening for business under the ShopRite banner on Sunday, March 8 are located in Maryland at:

• ShopRite of Aberdeen; 949 Beards Hill Road, Aberdeen • ShopRite of Bel Air; 223 N Main Street, Bel Air • ShopRite of Festival; 5 Bel Air S Pkwy, Bel Air • ShopRite of Jacksonville; Jarrettsville Pike, Phoenix • ShopRite of Cardiff; 1606 Dooley Rd, Whiteford • ShopRite of Forest Hill; 2101 Rock Spring Rd, Forest Hill • ShopRite of Riverside; 1321 Riverside Pkwy, Belcamp