More stores in New York and New Jersey joins ShopRite’s free fruit program

Keasbey, NJ, 2018-Jan-31 — /EPR Retail News/ — Thanks to a program aimed at encouraging youngsters to enjoy healthy snacks, kids have a new reason to be excited about shopping at ShopRite –  they’ll receive free fruit when they are at the supermarket.

ShopRite continues to expand its free fruit program, first launched in 2016, with 35 more stores now offering free fruit to children at select locations in New Jersey and New York. The program now exists in more than 75 ShopRite stores in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Maryland.

Under the program, kids 12 and younger receive a free banana, clementine or other seasonal fruit while shopping with a parent or guardian. The fruits are located in the produce aisle, and the program is overseen by the supermarket’s team of in-store dietitians.

“We are committed to providing healthier food choices for children while shopping in our stores,” says Natalie Menza-Crowe, Director of Health and Wellness at ShopRite. “We believe that teaching children to develop good eating habits at an early age is extremely important. We’re happy to provide our customers with an easy way to demonstrate to their children that fruit is fun and delicious.”

The free fruit program is part of ShopRite’s ongoing commitment to providing health and wellness offerings to its customers. ShopRite stores offer an extensive line of natural and organic products, and (in most locations), provide dedicated in-store registered dietitians who are on hand to assist customers at no cost.

ShopRite recently announced that 35 more stores in New York and New Jersey have joined the free fruit program and now offer a free healthy snack to their youngest customers.  The newest store locations offering the program, listed by state, are:

In NJ: in Middlesex County: ShopRite of Spotswood; in Sussex County: ShopRite of Montague; in Union County: ShopRite of Clark.

In NY: in Albany County: ShopRite of Albany, ShopRite of Colonie and ShopRite of Slingerlands; in Columbia County: ShopRite of Hudson; in Dutchess County: ShopRite of Fishkill, ShopRite of Lagrangeville and ShopRite of Poughkeepsie; in Orange County: ShopRite of Chester Plaza, ShopRite of Dolson Ave. and ShopRite of Wallkill in Middletown, ShopRite of Monroe, ShopRite of Montgomery,  ShopRite of Newburgh, ShopRite of Vails Gate, and ShopRite of Warwick; in Putnam County: ShopRite of Carmel; in Rensselaer County: ShopRite of North Greenbush; in Schenectady County:  ShopRite of Niskayuna; in Sullivan County: ShopRite of Liberty, ShopRite of Monticello; in Ulster County: ShopRite of Ellenville, ShopRite of Kingston, and ShopRite of New Paltz; in Westchester County: ShopRite of Bedford, ShopRite of Cortlandt, ShopRite of Croton, ShopRite of New Rochelle, ShopRite of Scarsdale, ShopRite of Thornwood, ShopRite of Greenway Plaza and ShopRite of Tuckahoe Rd. in Yonkers, and ShopRite of White Plains.

The above 35 stores in New York and New Jersey join dozens of other ShopRite stores already participating in the free fruit give away. Those stores, listed by state, include:

In NJ: in Atlantic County: ShopRite of Galloway, ShopRite of English Creek, ShopRite of Somers Point, ShopRite of Absecon, ShopRite of Hammonton; in Burlington County: ShopRite of Marlton, ShopRite of Union Mill Road, ShopRite of Mt. Laurel; in Camden County: ShopRite of Evesham Road, Garden State Pavilion; in Cape May County: ShopRite of Marmora, ShopRite of Rio Grande; in Cumberland County; ShopRite of Landis; in Essex County: ShopRite of East Orange, ShopRite of Livingston, ShopRite of Essex Green, ShopRite of Millburn; in Hunterdon County, ShopRite of Flemington, ShopRite of Clinton; in Middlesex County: ShopRite of Old Bridge; in Morris County: ShopRite of Greater Morristown, ShopRite of Chester, ShopRite of Chatham, ShopRite of Stirling; in Somerset County: ShopRite of Hillsborough, ShopRite of Somerset, ShopRite of Berndardsville, ShopRite of Watchung; in Union County: ShopRite of Garwood, ShopRite of Elizabeth, ShopRite of Union, ShopRite of Springfield; in Warren County; ShopRite of Greenwich, ShopRite of Washington.

In MD: in Baltimore County: ShopRite of Timonium; in Montgomery County: ShopRite of White Oak.

In NY: in Bronx County: ShopRite of Bruckner Blvd.

In PA: in Bucks County: ShopRite of Yardley; in Monroe County: ShopRite of Stroudsburg; in Northhampton County: ShopRite of Bethlehem.

Contact:

Karen O’Shea
Maureen Gillespie
Phone: 732-906-5295
Manager

Source: ShopRite

ShopRite launches in-store campaign “Go H2O” to help customers stay hydrated this summer

Supermarket Program Helps Shoppers Stay Healthy and Hydrated All Season Long

KEASBEY, NJ, 2017-Jul-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — With summer heat advisories on the rise, consumers are continually searching for ways to keep cool and hydrated during the hot summer months.  With this in mind, ShopRite has announced the launch of “Go H2O,” an in-store campaign aimed at helping consumers find easy, delicious and unique ways to stay hydrated during the dog days of summer.

“Staying properly hydrated is so important to our overall wellbeing, especially during the summer when we tend to spend more time outdoors and run the risk of becoming dehydrated,” says Natalie Menza-Crowe, RD, MS, director of Health and Wellness at ShopRite. “Our new Go H20 campaign is all about educating shoppers on ways they can take advantage of our entire array of healthy beverages, water-rich fruits and vegetables. Plus, by consuming a variety of fluids, fruits and vegetables, shoppers can hydrate and fuel up with essential vitamins, minerals, electrolytes, and carbohydrates, at the same time.”

While young children and the elderly are particularly susceptible to the hazards of dehydration, experts advise that everyone should aim to fill up on fluids and water-rich foods during the hot summer months.  Extreme dehydration can cause possible medical issues such as heat exhaustion and, in some cases, heat stroke.

“Some of the hydrating products we are featuring might be items that everyone knows and loves, like watermelon, which is 92% water,” says Menza-Crowe, “But other products might be more surprising. For instance, we are highlighting drinks like unsweetened coconut waters and flavored seltzers, and suggesting other solutions, such as enjoying the ease of using frozen or canned vegetables and fruits, to stay satiated and hydrated.”

Officially set to launch on July 23, “Go H2O” is the latest entry into ShopRite’s Well Everyday themed initiative. The eight week campaign features fun colorful signage throughout the store, as well as messaging in the supermarket’s website, social media channels, and weekly circulars.

As part of the Go H2O program, ShopRite’s team of Registered Dietitians will be hosting in-store events and activities, plus offering recipes to drive home the message about the importance of staying hydrated during the season.  To see a complete list of events, visit here: http://www.shoprite.com/health-events/

Contact:

Karen O’Shea
Phone: 732-906-5932
Communications Specialist

Maureen Gillespie
Phone: 732-906-5295
Manager

Source: ShopRite

ShopRite launches complementary dietitian services and ongoing cholesterol/glucose health screenings

Supermarket Announces Full Slate of Community Offerings

Keasbey, NJ, 2017-Jan-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — Think you can’t get healthy at a supermarket? Think again!

Free support groups, complementary dietitian services and ongoing cholesterol/glucose health screenings are just a few of the ways that ShopRite is bringing health and wellness education and inspiration to customers in 2017.

“We’re excited to offer these programs to our shoppers, our associates and our local communities,” says Natalie Menza-Crowe, MS, RD, director of ShopRite’s Health and Wellness department. “We want our customers to know that we’re committed to helping them accomplish their individual health and wellness goals, and we’re going to be with them every step of the way.”

The supermarket’s efforts reflect the increasing amount of Americans who say they are committed to leading a healthier lifestyle. According to a recent survey, the top resolutions made by Americans this year was “getting healthy” and “losing weight.”

While specific program offerings, dates and times vary from store to store, Menza-Crowe suggests that interested participants speak to their store’s dietitian, or go online to ShopRite.com/wellness for more information and updates on upcoming events.

“Our programs are designed to educate, inform and inspire our shoppers to live their best lives,” says Menza-Crowe. “We’ve brought together our team of in-store dietitians, chefs and pharmacists to create a comprehensive assortment of health and wellness services, and we’re proud to offer them to our customers.”

Upcoming events include:

  • Free Eat Well, Be Happy Weight Management Classes – This six-week class kicks off in 2017 and teaches portion control, label reading, better-for-you cooking techniques and lifestyle maintenance.
  • Free Diabetes Classes – Runs throughout the year and features one-hour long sessions focusing on several aspects of diabetes. Held in partnership with ShopRite Pharmacy.
  • Free In-Store Dietitian Services – ShopRite offers free one-on-one counseling, store tours and year-round events held by its team of over 130 Registered Dietitians. To see a calendar of events near you, visit Shoprite.com/health-events.
  • Free Cholesterol and Diabetes Screenings – ShopRite stores conduct annual free cholesterol and diabetes screenings for customers, the first screening is set to take place in February.
  • Culinary Workshop Classes – Select ShopRite stores offer monthly culinary workshops for both kids and adults looking to sample new recipes while having fun and learning new cooking techniques taught by professional chefs.

About ShopRite
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 more than $39 million to 1,700 worthy charities and food banks since the program began in 1999.  For more information, please visit www.ShopRite.com.

PR Contacts:

Karen O’Shea
Communications Specialist
Email: karen.oshea@wakefern.com
Phone: 732-906-5932
Fax: 732-906-5160

Karen Meleta
Vice President
Consumer and Corporate Communications
Email: Karen.meleta@wakefern.com
Phone: 732-906-5356

Source: ShopRite