Keasbey, NJ, 2014-6-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — The New Road School of Parlin hosted a grand opening today Friday, June 6th for its ShopRite Supermarket Careers program.
Students who enroll in the program train for retail jobs by working in a supermarket learning lab modeled on a ShopRite store and located right inside the school.
Located at 3071 Bordentown Avenue, the specialized New Road School of Parlin serves students aged five to 21 by offering a variety of programs for those with special needs.
“The New Road School of Parlin is proud and excited to be partnering with ShopRite and its ShopRite Supermarket Careers Program,” said Russell Hudson, assistant principal at the school. “We believe that this program will bring many new educational opportunities to our students and enhance our school’s program as a whole.”
Friday’s grand opening will mark the 16th ShopRite Supermarket Careers Program for ShopRite and the second for the New Road School system. Another ShopRite Supermarket Careers program opened last year in the New Road School of Somerset. The Somerset County Educational Services Commission also recently hosted a groundbreaking for its new career center, which will house a ShopRite Supermarket Careers Program.
“At ShopRite we have great prices and we have great products, but what really sets us apart is our people,” said Ann Burke, VP of Human Resources for Wakefern Food Corp. “We are really thrilled to work with these students in another Supermarket Careers program, which has helped train nearly 3,000 students for careers in retail over the last 25 years.”
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 250 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 $33 million to 1,700 worthy charities and food banks since the program began in 1999. As a title sponsor of the LPGA’s ShopRite Classic, ShopRite has raised more than $27 million for local organizations, hospitals and community groups. Progressive Grocer named ShopRite its 2011 Retailer of the Year and Supermarket News awarded ShopRite its 2011 Retail Excellence Award. For more information, please visit www.ShopRite.com