Wall, NJ (May 19, 2021)
– Saker ShopRites today announced the opening of its newest store, the ShopRite of 18th
Avenue and Route 35, in Wall Township in Monmouth County – home to generations of the Saker family and their ShopRite stores. The state-of-the-art, 71,500-square-foot ShopRite supermarket is located at 1732 State Highway Route 35.
“We are very proud to continue to serve local residents with the opening of this new, World Class supermarket,” said Richard Saker, President and CEO of Saker ShopRites, Inc. “We’ve been part of the community for more than 58 years and we thank our customers for their patience as we built this new modern market. It’s our promise to continue to offer our customers the best possible quality at the best price and to make every customer a satisfied customer.”
The new supermarket includes favorite ShopRite features such as a Saker ShopRites World Class bakery with special occasion cakes and freshly made bread; a meat department with custom cut specialty meats; a full-service seafood department with daily, fresh catch deliveries; nutrition center; floral shop; full-service deli, and produce department with organic and locally grown produce. The store also features gourmet grab-and-go prepared foods with a selection of 1,000 freshly made items from both our own World Class Kitchens, and Dearborn Farms, including a cheese monger with a selection of hundreds of cheeses from all over the world, and an extensive salad and olive bar. Customers will find a large selection of organic and gluten-free products and new and innovative items from ShopRite’s award-winning store brands, Bowl & Basket, Paperbird and Wholesome Pantry, all at ShopRite’s low, everyday prices.
The store will also stock local favorites such as Jones Bars, made in Manasquan; No Whey Vegan Chocolates crafted in Lakewood; Glenda’s Kitchen gluten-free, gourmet cookies, which are baked nearby in the Atlantic Highlands, and Grown in Monmouth plants from local farms like Louis Davino Greenhouses.
The store also houses a pharmacy, full-service catering department and ShopRite from Home pick-up and delivery service. Additionally, the state-of-the-art store is outfitted with 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.
The supermarket will employ approximately 320 employees. Those interested in positions at the new store location can apply in store or check out the careers section at https://www.shoprite.com/careers
Saker ShopRites owns and operates 32 ShopRite supermarkets, 30 pharmacies, two liquor stores, and Dearborn Market and Garden Center in New Jersey. The fourth and fifth generation family-owned company employs over 9,000 associates and is the biggest member-owner of Wakefern Food Corp., which is the largest retailer-owned supermarket cooperative in the United States.
Saker ShopRites maintains a century long family tradition of giving back to the communities in which they work and live. Over 1,300 Central Jersey organizations have benefited from the company’s charitable donations, including the Joan Dancy & PALS Foundation. Additionally, Saker ShopRites supports ShopRite Partners In Caring, ShopRite’s year-round hunger-fighting initiative. Since its inception in 1999, ShopRite Partners In Caring has donated nearly $50 million to food banks that support more than 2,000 charities.
The new store be open seven days a week from 6 a.m. to midnight.
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 nearly 280 ShopRite supermarkets located throughout New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Delaware and Maryland, ShopRite serves millions of 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 nearly $50 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 $34 million to local organizations, hospitals and community groups. For more information, please visit www.shoprite.com