Keasbey, NJ, 2017-Jan-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — ShopRite Supermarkets, Inc. (SRS), which owns and operates 34 ShopRite stores in New Jersey and New York, has named industry veteran Brett Wing president of the company. SRS is a wholly owned subsidiary of Wakefern Food Corp., the largest U.S. retailer-owned cooperative with members who own and operate hundreds of supermarkets in the northeast under the ShopRite, the Fresh Grocer, Price Rite and Dearborn Market banners.
Wing brings nearly four decades of experience to his role as president of SRS, where he will guide day-to-day operations and strategy planning for ShopRite stores in the Hudson Valley and Capital regions of New York State, as well as ShopRite stores in New Jersey.
Wing arrived at SRS in 2015 and was named executive vice president. He replaces Dave Figurelli, who retired this month after 15 years with the company.
After starting out working as a bag boy at Safeway, Wing forged a career in the supermarket business and rose to executive positions by becoming an industry leader and innovator creating next generation store formats, enhancing customer experiences and leading store expansions.
“Brett is uniquely qualified to take the reins at SRS and move the company forward in a challenging and competitive environment. He has spent his career in the supermarket business and brings to SRS a broad and deep knowledge of the industry,” said Joe Colalillo, chairman and CEO of Wakefern Food Corp.
Prior to joining SRS, Wing served as vice president of FoodMaxx, a division of Save Mart Supermarkets in Northern California. He also spent 25 years with Cub Foods, a division of SUPERVALU, working in different roles at locations across the country.
He is a past board member of the Multiple Sclerosis Society, past president of Cub Cares Community Foundation and a former United Way chairman.
Wing received his bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in business administration from California Coast University. He resides in Warwick, NY with his wife Toni and the couple has three sons.
About SRS, Inc.
ShopRite Supermarkets, Inc. owns and operates 34 ShopRite stores in New York and New Jersey. SRS is a wholly owned subsidiary of Wakefern Food Corporation, the largest supermarket cooperative in the United States with more than 270 ShopRite supermarkets located throughout six states. SRS builds and maintains Shopper Loyalty by connecting with customers through outstanding customer service, supporting the core needs within the communities we serve and by executing merchandising and operational standards. SRS partners with local communities to support many organizations, including veteran, children and faith-based groups.
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 270 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 $40 million to 2,000 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 $30 million for local organizations, hospitals and community groups. For more information, please visit www.shoprite.com.
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