ShopRite Opens in Whitman Plaza in Philadelphia
Keasbey, NJ (Sept. 1, 2016) – ShopRite today cut the ribbon on its newest full-service, state-of the-art supermarket in Philadelphia, Pa.
Located at 330 Oregon Ave., the 60,000-square-foot ShopRite of Whitman Plaza will be operated by the Colligas Family and their Colligas Family Markets, LLC. The family’s new store features a large selection of freshly prepared foods, international and domestic cheeses, an in-store café, catering and store dietitian. Customers will also find a wide variety of fresh produce and natural and organic products – all at ShopRite’s low, everyday prices.
Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney joined the family for the morning ribbon cutting and shoppers lined up outside the store in anticipation of the store opening.
“We are honored to be part of this community and serve South Philly neighborhoods with our ShopRite store, and we look forward to continuing our purpose of providing our customers with an exhilarating, pleasurable experience in our new, expanded ShopRite on Oregon Avenue,” said Jennifer Colligas-Moyer.
The new space was extensively renovated and includes a fresh bake shop with store made special occasion cakes; meat cut to order by trained butchers; seafood department stocked with same-day catches; cheese, prepared foods and catering departments, and grab-and-go meals such as sandwiches, heat and eat entrees, hot bar, salad bar, Asian cuisine and Sushi.
Associates will be able to take advantage of new, expanded break and training rooms and an on-site dietitian will be available to offer free, one-on-one consultations, store tours or meal planning to customers and associates. The convenient online ShopRite from Home® service will also be available to customers in a greatly expanded space convenient for store pick-ups or delivery. Store associates personally shop ShopRite from Home online grocery orders and customers can pick up their groceries at the store or have them delivered to their doorstep. The new store, which is outfitted with the latest energy-saving and sustainable technologies in refrigeration and lighting, will also compost to reduce waste.
The ShopRite of Whitman Plaza will employ more than 300 full- and part-time workers and will be open Monday through Saturday from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sundays 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. The store location at 29 Snyder Ave. closed on Sunday Aug. 28 and reopened Thursday, Sept 1 in the new location at 330 Oregon Ave., immediately following the ribbon cutting ceremony.
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 260 ShopRite supermarkets located throughout New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Delaware and Maryland, ShopRite serves more than six 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 $40 million to 2,000 worthy charities and food banks since the program began in 1999. For more information, please visit www.ShopRite.com.