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October 26, 2009

Wakefern/ShopRite Presents BRAG Scholarship to Centenary College Student

Keasbey, NJ — October 26, 2009 — Wakefern Food Corp./ShopRite once again presented a Black Retailer Action Group (BRAG) scholarship to a deserving student from the New York metropolitan area this year. Nneka Covington, a senior at Centenary College in Hackettstown, NJ, received this award, the recipients of which are chosen both for academic achievement as well as financial need, on Friday, October 23 at the 39th Annual BRAG Scholarship and Awards Dinner in New York City.


September 14, 2009

WAKEFERN FOOD CORP. ALERTS STAKEHOLDERS TO MISUSE OF COMPANY NAME FOR FRAUDULENT PURPOSES

Keasbey, NJ, September 14, 2009 – Wakefern Food Corp. has recently been informed by the New Jersey Better Business Bureau that the Wakefern name has been misused by unauthorized individuals for fraudulent purposes and is alerting its stakeholders to this scam.


June 03, 2009

RICHARD MCMENAMIN ELECTED TO WAKEFERN FOOD CORP. BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Keasbey, NJ (June 3, 2009) – Wakefern Food Corp., the distribution and merchandising arm of ShopRite supermarkets, has announced that Rich McMenamin was elected to its Board of Directors.


May 27, 2009

Wakefern Food Corporation Announces Record $10.6 Billion in Retail Sales

Keasbey, NJ, May 27, 2009 – Wakefern Food Corp.’s chairman, Joseph S. Colalillo, Dean Janeway, president and COO and Joe Sheridan, executive vice president, addressed Wakefern’s membership, store management and staff at the company’s annual meeting in East Brunswick, New Jersey on May 21. “Wakefern’s focus is to help the independent retailer do what they could not do if they were going it alone,” stated Colalillo in his opening remarks. “Wakefern is dedicated to helping our members, on a store-by-store basis, achieve the results they require and respond to any competitive threat they may face.”


October 29, 2008

KEN CAPANO ELECTED TO WAKEFERN FOOD CORP. BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Keasbey, NJ (October 29, 2008) – Wakefern Food Corp., the marketing and distribution arm of ShopRite supermarkets has named Ken Capano to its 22-member Board of Directors.


January 02, 2008

New York City-based Gristedes Markets Added to Wakefern’s List of Wholesale Customers

KEASBEY, N.J. (January, 2, 2008) – Wakefern Food Corp. announced that it has entered into a wholesale agreement with New York City-based Gristedes. Wakefern Food Corp. is making available its ShopRite private label brand including its line of ShopRite Organic products, health and beauty care and imported specialty items to the 40-store chain located throughout New York City, Westchester and Long Island. Wakefern will also be servicing Gristedes with branded non-food products.


July 12, 2007

Wakefern Announces Acquisition of Ten Stop & Shop Stores

July 12, 2007, Elizabeth, NJ – Wakefern Food Corporation announced today it has entered into an agreement with the Stop & Shop Supermarket Company , Quincy, Massachusetts, to purchase the store fixtures and assets of ten Stop & Shop Supermarkets. The projected acquisition is expected by August 15.


May 25, 2006

Wakefern Cooperative Members Celebrate 60 years of Success At Its 2006 Annual Meeting

Elizabeth, NJ, May 25, 2006 – On Thursday, May 18, 2006, Wakefern Food Corp.’s Chairman, Joseph S. Colalillo addressed the cooperative’s members, store management and staff at the company’s annual meeting in Whippany, New Jersey. The meeting falls on the occasion of the company’s 60th anniversary.




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