FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Keasbey, NJ (May 18, 2019)
– ShopRite today opened a state-of-the-art, full-service supermarket at 45 Shunpike Rd., Cromwell, Conn, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by community leaders.
Representatives of the local Council, Chamber of Commerce and area non-profit groups attended the grand opening of the supermarket, which is owned and operated by the Garafalo family and the family’s company, Garafalo Markets.
The 67,000-square-foot supermarket includes special new features such as a community room and culinary center for cooking demonstrations and workshops. An on-site registered dietitian will provide free nutrition counseling services for customers and staff, and the pick-up and home delivery online service ShopRite from Home will also be available daily. The new store will offer freshly prepared meals and customers can choose custom salads and delicious dishes at stops such as the Grill, Sizzling Wok and Sushi, House Smoked BBQ, Go Bowls and Natural Foods. Those meals can be taken home or enjoyed at the in-store café.
“We are very excited to bring our ‘Fresh Marketplace’ ShopRite to the residents of Cromwell with the opening of this state-of-the-art shopping destination,” said Harry Garafalo, whose family also operates ShopRite stores in Milford, East Haven, Stratford, Orange and Hamden, CT. “We really believe the store will become an important part of the fabric of the local community.”
The ShopRite of Cromwell will employ approximately 280 people and hiring continues to take place at the store. The convenient shopping format also incorporates the latest energy-saving and sustainable technologies, including LED lighting and environmentally friendly refrigerant systems.
Visitors to the ShopRite of Cromwell will find favorite ShopRite departments like the from-scratch bake shop with special occasion cakes and freshly made bread; a meat department with trained butchers; a full-service seafood department with daily, fresh catch deliveries; the floral shop; and a full-service deli and prepared foods department with a grilling station and grab-and-go items, freshly prepared hot entrees, salad and olive bars, and made-to-order sandwiches. The new ShopRite of Cromwell will also house a pharmacy and offer a large selection of organic, local and gluten-free foods and fresh produce at ShopRite’s low, everyday prices.
The ShopRite of Cromwell will be open daily 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and Sunday from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
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 276 ShopRite supermarkets located throughout New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Delaware and Maryland, ShopRite serves more than six million customers each week. Through its ShopRite Partners In Caring program, ShopRite is dedicated to fighting hunger in the communities it serves. Since the program began in 1999, ShopRite Partners In Caring has donated $48 million to food banks that support more than 2,200 worthy charities. As a title sponsor of the ShopRite LPGA Classic Presented by Acer, ShopRite has donated $31 million to local organizations, hospitals and community groups. For more information, please visit www.shoprite.com