Colonie, NY, March 15, 2012 – ShopRite Supermarkets, Inc., which operates 32 ShopRite stores in New York and New Jersey, including three recently opened locations in the Capital Region, today announced that the grand opening of its new 65,000 sq. ft. full-service ShopRite of Colonie, located at 1730 Central Avenue, will take place on Sunday, April 7, 2013. The store will be owned and operated by ShopRite Supermarkets, Inc. (SRS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Wakefern Food Corp., the largest supermarket cooperative in the United States.
In addition to a broad array of groceries, fresh produce and locally sourced products, the store will have the services that ShopRite customers have come to expect including: a fresh bake shop; fresh meats; fresh seafood; full-service floral department; and pharmacy, as well as a broad selection of ethnic foods and natural and organic products in every department. The store will also offer a wide assortment of prepared foods including a Gourmet Coffee Bar, fresh salad bar, hot food and Mediterranean Olive bars and a selection of Japanese and Chinese specialties for dining in or taking out, as well as freshly made sushi.
The ShopRite of Colonie will offer customers the convenience of grocery shopping from their computers or mobile devices with ShopRite from Home and having their orders ready for pick-up at the store. In addition, the free services of an on-site Registered Dietitian will be available to help customers shop for healthy choices or specific diets. A unique feature of the ShopRite of Colonie will be the presence of a Wi-Fi lounge, where shoppers can have lunch or enjoy a cup of coffee while browsing the Internet on their personal devices.
The new store will feature 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. ShopRite of Colonie will also feature electric car charging stations in front of the store, which will be located in specially-marked parking spaces.
“We want to thank the Capital Region for welcoming us to Niskayuna, Slingerlands and Albany and we look forward to bringing the same level of customer service, variety, value and low prices to this new location in Colonie,” said Dave Figurelli, president and chief operating officer of ShopRite Supermarkets, Inc. “We’ve been warmly received and we are proud to bring another great ShopRite store to our friends and neighbors in the community.”
More details on the grand opening celebration will be announced shortly.