Price Rite Supermarkets introduces Wholesome Pantry, a new private-label line of free-from and organic products

Price Rite Supermarkets introduces Wholesome Pantry, a new private-label line of free-from and organic products

 

Keasbey, NJ, 2017-Jul-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — Price Rite Supermarkets, known for its everyday low prices and shopper friendly format, is making it easy for customers to find affordable organic and nutritious products.  The supermarket today (June 30, 2017) announced the addition of Wholesome Pantry, a new private-label line of free-from products, including a variety of USDA-certified organic products, available at all of its more than 60 Price Rite stores in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Maryland, Virginia and New Jersey.

The Wholesome Pantry line features food items made with simple, clean ingredients without artificial additives, flavors, colors and preservatives and packaged with easy-to-read labels. Wholesome Pantry includes organic foods that comply with standards set by the USDA National Organic Program, and the entire product line-up offers shoppers more wholesome, nutritious options to fuel their families at the affordable price points that Price Rite is known for.

“Price Rite is committed to providing our customers with outstanding customer service, variety, value and low prices,” said Neil Duffy, president of Price Rite Supermarkets. “With the introduction of Wholesome Pantry to our stores, we are able to give shoppers accessible, convenient products that they can feel good about giving to their families, without breaking the bank.”

From snacks to frozen foods to pantry staples, Wholesome Pantry extends across the store, with over 30 products currently available on shelves – including almond butter, peanut butter, milk and a variety of frozen fruit and leafy greens – with more slated to be introduced over the course of this year.

Price Rite stores feature a wide selection of fresh produce, organic products and a variety of private label and national grocery brands – at about half the cost of a traditional supermarket. The supermarket chain employs a shopper-friendly, convenient format, including packaged meats; baked goods; a variety of private label and national grocery brands; and dairy and frozen food.

For more information, please visit www.PriceRiteSupermarkets.com.

About Price Rite
Price Rite is a registered trademark of Wakefern Food Corp., a retailer owned cooperative based in Keasbey, NJ and the largest supermarket cooperative in the United States. Price Rite opened its first store in West Springfield, MA in 1995 and currently operates 63 grocery stores while employing more than 4,000 people in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Maryland, and Virginia. Price Rite offers expanded produce departments and a curated selection of quality food products at exceptional prices. Through its support of local food banks, the annual Check-Out Hunger fundraising campaign and partnership with Feed The Children, Price Rite is a committed member of its local community.  For more information, please visit www.priceritesupermarkets.com.

Contact:

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

Maureen Gillespie
Phone: 732-906-5295
Manager

Source:  Price Rite Supermarkets

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Price Rite Supermarkets opens its new Utica store

Utica, NY, 2017-Jun-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — Price Rite Supermarkets today (June 25, 2017) opened its new Utica store, located at 501 Bleeker St., where the first 200 customers received complimentary $25 gift cards to shop the 32,000-square-foot store.

Known for its everyday low prices, Price Rite’s shopper-friendly format features a wide selection of fresh produce, natural and organic products and a variety of private label and national grocery brands – at about half the cost of a traditional supermarket. The store also adds approximately 85 jobs to the local economy.

Price Rite executives marked Sunday’s grand opening with donations to Feed Our Vets food pantry, Hope House in Utica and Rescue Mission of Utica, in keeping with the company’s mission to fight hunger and give back to the local community.

Additional activities and product giveaways were available throughout the day, and volunteers from Feed Our Vets staffed a hot dog stand at the store. All proceeds from the hot dog sales will benefit the food pantry.

“We are pleased to announce the opening of our new Utica store, and we are privileged to be part of this community,” said Neil Duffy, president of Price Rite. “We look forward to providing local shoppers with the outstanding customer service, variety, value and low prices that Price Rite is known for. Our company is built on the philosophy that customers should not have to sacrifice quality to save on price, and we are excited to deliver on that promise to offer a great shopping experience to the Utica community.”

“Our administration has worked diligently with Price Rite representatives, and we are thrilled they are opening a new grocery store in downtown and welcome them with open arms,” said Utica Mayor Robert Palmieri. “When speaking with current and prospective downtown and Baggs Square residents, there is a universal desire to have everyday amenities readily accessible, and Price Rite’s presence is a major step forward in our mission to make downtown a fully-fledged neighborhood.”

The new Price Rite of Utica employs the supermarket chain’s convenient format featuring a broad array of groceries containing both private label items and national brands, including deliveries of fresh produce from around the corner and around the world six days per week, with a wide variety of ethnic products to cater to Price Rite’s diverse customer base; packaged meats, including a selection of organic and natural items, grass-fed offerings, Grade A poultry and USDA Choice cuts; baked goods; and dairy and frozen food, along with a large selection of organic and natural offerings including the new Wholesome Pantry line, a private label line of free-from and organic products void of 110 ingredients and containing no artificial additives, flavors or preservatives.

Price Rite of Utica also features some of the industry’s leading “green technologies,” including glass doors on dairy cases and energy-efficient lighting and refrigeration throughout the entire store, and the new Utica store is the first store to debut Price Rite’s fresh, updated logo, which will be rolled out to additional stores in the coming months.

For added convenience, the store will offer My Price Rite, a free service that allows customers to receive special offers and savings on their personal mobile device (iOS or Android), and customers can also take advantage of Price Rite’s partnership with Ibotta, a free mobile shopping app that offers users cash back on everyday purchases, allowing them to earn cash rewards, bonuses and store extras as they shop.

Price Rite is an American company whose mission is to provide customers with a clean, fresh and friendly shopping experience while offering the same quality foods as traditional supermarkets at a bargain price, providing customers with the convenience of warehouse club-style shopping without the membership fees or bulk-buying requirements. The supermarket chain takes a variety of different approaches to help keep costs down and pass along those savings to customers, including spending less on advertising and store décor than conventional stores, encouraging customers to bring their own bags or purchase a reusable bag for 10 cents and fine-tuning product assortments while maintaining diversity within each category by providing a choice of private label and national brand selection. By streamlining operating costs, Price Rite can focus on providing great buys in-store. Price Rite regularly features specials and amazing values on food and non-food items alike.

The new Price Rite of Utica will be open Sunday 8:00 am – 8:00 pm and Monday through Saturday 8:00 am – 9:00 pm. For more information, please visit www.PriceRiteSupermarkets.com.

About Price Rite
Price Rite operates 63 stores in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Maryland and Virginia. Price Rite stores offer customers an expanded produce department and quality food products at savings up to 50 percent less than traditional supermarkets. The typical Price Rite store is about 35,000 to 40,000 square feet in size and employs anywhere from 75 to 150 associates. The first Price Rite opened in West Springfield, MA in 1995. For more information, please visit www.priceritesupermarkets.com.

Contact:

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

Maureen Gillespie
Phone: 732-906-5295
Manager

Source:  Price Rite Supermarkets

Price Rite seeks applicants to fill up 85 positions for its new Utica store

Utica, NY, 2017-May-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — Price Rite Supermarkets announced that it is accepting job applications for its 64th store, the 32,000-square-foot Price Rite of Utica, located at 501 Bleeker Street, scheduled to open in June 2017.  The supermarket chain, known for its everyday low prices, is looking to hire approximately 85 employees for full- and part-time positions including cashiers, stocking clerks, produce and meat department team members and supervisory roles.

Interested candidates are encouraged to apply online by visiting www.PriceRiteSupermarkets.com/Join-Our-Team, clicking “apply today” and selecting Utica, NY from the dropdown menu to view available positions and fill out an online employment application. Prescheduled interviews will be conducted Tuesday, May 16 and Wednesday, May 17 at Utica Working Solutions, so candidates are encouraged to apply today to ensure applications are reviewed in time to be scheduled for these sessions. Price Rite is seeking applicants with the personality to provide customers with friendly, efficient service, and previous supermarket or other retail experience is preferred, but not required. A great place to shop and work, Price Rite offers its employees flexible scheduling, competitive pay rates, holiday, sick and vacation pay and over 30 career opportunities.

“Price Rite greatly values its associates, as it takes a team effort to deliver a great shopping experience for our customers,” said Neil Duffy, president of Price Rite Supermarkets. “We look forward to welcoming new team members to our Utica store and making them a part of our tight-knit Price Rite family,”

The new Price Rite of Utica will employ the supermarket chain’s convenient format featuring a broad array of groceries containing both private label items and national brands, including deliveries of fresh produce from around the corner and around the world six days per week, with a wide variety of ethnic products to cater to Price Rite’s diverse customer base; packaged meats, including a selection of organic and natural items, grass-fed offerings, Grade A poultry and USDA Choice cuts; baked goods; and dairy and frozen food, along with organic and natural including the new Wholesome Pantry Organic line, a private label line of free-from and organic products void of 110 ingredients and containing no artificial additives, flavors or preservatives. Price Rite of Utica will also feature some of the industry’s leading “green technologies,” including glass doors on dairy cases and energy-efficient lighting and refrigeration throughout the entire store.

For more information, please visit www.PriceRiteSupermarkets.com.

About Price Rite
Price Rite is a registered trademark of Wakefern Food Corp., a retailer owned cooperative based in Keasbey, NJ and the largest supermarket cooperative in the United States. Price Rite opened its first store in West Springfield, MA in 1995 and currently operates 63 grocery stores while employing more than 4,000 people in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Maryland, and Virginia. Price Rite offers expanded produce departments and a curated selection of quality food products at exceptional prices. Through its support of local food banks, the annual Check-Out Hunger fundraising campaign and partnership with Feed The Children, Price Rite is a committed member of its local community.  For more information, please visit www.priceritesupermarkets.com.

Contact:
Phone: 1-877-352-8850

Source: Price Rite Supermarkets

Price Rite’s Driving Park Avenue store in Rochester, NY recognized by Foodlink as top donor to its Retail Store Donation program in 2016

Keasbey, NJ, 2017-May-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Price Rite Supermarkets today (May 5, 2017) announced its Driving Park Avenue store in Rochester, NY was recognized by Foodlink as the top Price Rite donor to its Retail Store Donation program in 2016. A regional food hub and Feeding America food bank, Foodlink serves Allegany, Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Orleans, Seneca, Wayne, Wyoming, and Yates counties, distributing food to a network of human service agencies, providing meals through its commercial kitchen and offering more than 30 food-related  programs.

“We continue to be impressed with Price Rite, and in particular its Driving Park store, for their overwhelming support of our Retail Store Donation Program,” said Marc Goldfischer, Foodlink’s Partnership Develpment Coordinator. “Getting local retailers engaged with our anti-hunger efforts is one of the many ways we can combat hunger as a community and serve more nutritious food to those in need.”

During 2016, Price Rite of Driving Park Avenue donated more than 26,500 pounds of food – the equivalent of $45,000 in fresh food, including produce and dairy – providing 22,156 meals for people in need within the local community. In recognition of the store’s efforts to fight food insecurity, representatives from Foodlink presented a plaque to the store, honoring its team as the top Price Rite donor to the food bank last year.  Store Receiving Manager Dan Lawler and Store Manager Mark Leslie, both of whom worked closely with Foodlink, are credited with helping lead the way in food donations from Price Rite.

The three Foodlink-area Price Rite stores combined for a total of 59,900 donated pounds of food, which provided 50,000 meals overall in the community.

“Price Rite is committed to supporting the fight against hunger within the communities we serve,” said Neil Duffy, president of Price Rite Supermarkets. “Food insecurity is a year-round issue, and through programs like Foodlink’s retail donation program we are able to alleviate some of that pressure. We are proud of the team at our Driving Avenue store, along with all of our associates, for their continued commitment to helping our neighbors in need.”

In addition to its participation in Foodlink’s Retail Store Donation program, Price Rite of Driving Park Avenue also serves as a host site for its Nutrition Education programs. These include Cooking Matters at the Store, a course that teaches participants how to select nutritious and low-cost ingredients, and prepare them in ways that provide the best nourishment possible to their families; and Just Say Yes to Fruits and Vegetables, a program designed to help improve the health and nutritional status of SNAP-eligible residents in New York.

Price Rite, known for fresh quality products at low everyday prices, contributes approximately $500,000 annually to local food banks and food pantries benefiting families within the communities where Price Rite stores operate. For more information, please visit www.PriceRiteSupermarkets.com.

About Price Rite
Price Rite is a registered trademark of Wakefern Food Corp., a retailer owned cooperative based in Keasbey, NJ and the largest supermarket cooperative in the United States. Price Rite opened its first store in West Springfield, MA in 1995 and currently operates 63 grocery stores while employing more than 4,000 people in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Maryland, and Virginia. Price Rite offers expanded produce departments and a curated selection of quality food products at exceptional prices. Through its support of local food banks, the annual Check-Out Hunger fundraising campaign and partnership with Feed The Children, Price Rite is a committed member of its local community.  For more information, please visit www.priceritesupermarkets.com.

About Foodlink
Foodlink is a regional food hub and the Feeding America food bank serving Allegany, Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Orleans, Seneca, Wayne, Wyoming, and Yates counties. Our operations target the root causes of hunger.  We do this by distributing food to a network of human service agencies, serving meals through our commercial kitchen, and offering more than 30 food-related programs. In 2016, Foodlink distributed 19.3 million pounds of food — including 5.7 million pounds of produce, offered more than 200 nutrition education courses, and created new access points for healthy foods in underserved communities. Our innovative approach directly addresses health disparities related to food insecurity.

Contact:
Phone: 1-877-352-8850

Source: Price Rite Supermarkets

Price Rite Supermarkets opens store at the South Side of Syracuse, NY

Syracuse, NY, 2017-Apr-04 — /EPR Retail News/ — Price Rite Supermarkets on Sunday opened its new 35,000-square-foot store at 611 South Ave. — a long awaited addition to the South Side of Syracuse.

Price Rite’s shopper-friendly format features a wide selection of fresh produce, natural and organic products and a variety of private label and national grocery brands – at about half the cost of a traditional supermarket. The much-anticipated store brings 100 jobs to the community and a service oriented supermarket featuring a wide selection of fresh groceries and perishable products to an area with limited access to fresh food.

In celebration of its official grand opening, a ribbon cutting ceremony with Price Rite executives and local community leaders took place Sunday. Price Rite of South Ave also donated $3,000 to the Syracuse Model Neighborhood Facility Inc., in the name of the Southwest Community Center, a nonprofit multipurpose neighborhood center.

“We are pleased to announce the opening of our new Syracuse store on South Avenue, and we are privileged to be part of this community and all the great new development that is happening along the southwest corridor,” said Neil Duffy, president of Price Rite. “Local residents have been waiting for a supermarket for a long time, and we look forward to becoming a vital part of the community and being a good neighbor while providing local shoppers with the outstanding customer service, variety, value and low prices that Price Rite is known for. Our operation is driven by the philosophy that customers should not have to sacrifice quality to save on price, and we are excited to deliver on that promise.”

Price Rite has worked closely with Jubilee Homes of Syracuse Inc., a local nonprofit, and its Executive Director, Walter Dixie, as well as city, county and state officials to bring the new store to an area designated as a food desert, providing a service oriented supermarket and serving as a retail anchor tenant along the South Avenue corridor.

The day before the store’s opening, Price Rite hosted a pep rally and pizza party for the store’s new associates.

Price Rite of South Avenue relies on a convenient format featuring a broad selection of groceries containing both private label items and national brands, including daily deliveries of fresh produce and a wide variety of ethnic products to cater to Price Rite’s diverse customer base.

The new store also features packaged meats, including a selection of organic and natural items, grass-fed offerings, Grade A poultry and USDA Choice cuts; baked goods; and dairy and frozen food, along with organic and natural including the new Wholesome Pantry Line, a private label line of free-from and organic products void of 110 ingredients and containing no artificial additives, flavors or preservatives. Price Rite of South Ave. will also feature some of the industry’s leading “green technologies,” including glass doors on dairy cases and energy-efficient lighting and refrigeration throughout the entire store.

For added convenience, the store will offer My Price Rite, a free service that allows customers to receive special offers and savings on their personal mobile device (iOS or Android), and customers can also take advantage of Price Rite’s partnership with Ibotta, a free mobile shopping app that offers users cash back on everyday purchases, allowing them to earn cash rewards, bonuses and store extras as they shop.

Price Rite is an American company whose mission is to provide customers with a clean, fresh and friendly shopping experience while offering the same quality foods as traditional supermarkets at a bargain price, providing customers with the convenience of warehouse club-style shopping without the membership fees or bulk-buying requirements. The supermarket chain takes a variety of different approaches to help keep costs down and pass along those savings to customers, including spending less on advertising and store décor than conventional stores, encouraging customers to bring their own bags or purchase a reusable bag for 10 cents and fine-tuning product assortments while maintaining diversity within each category by providing a choice of private label and national brand selection. By streamlining operating costs, Price Rite can focus on providing great buys in-store. Price Rite regularly features specials and amazing values on food and non-food items alike.

The new Price Rite of South Ave. will be open Sunday 8:00am – 8:00pm and Monday through Saturday 8:00 am – 9:00 pm. For more information, please visit www.PriceRiteSupermarkets.com.

About Price Rite
Price Rite operates 63 stores in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Maryland and Virginia. Price Rite stores offer customers an expanded produce department and quality food products at savings up to 50 percent less than traditional supermarkets. The typical Price Rite store is about 35,000 to 40,000 square feet in size and employs anywhere from 75 to 150 associates. The first Price Rite opened in West Springfield, MA in 1995. For more information, please visit www.priceritesupermarkets.com.

Contact:

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

Maureen Gillespie
Phone: 732-906-5295
Manager

Source: Price Rite

Price Rite Supermarkets to hire nearly 100 employees for its 64th store located at South Ave., Syracuse, NY

Syracuse, NY, 2017-Feb-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Price Rite Supermarkets today (Feb. 21, 2017) announced that it is accepting job applications for its 64th store, the 35,000-square-foot Price Rite of South Ave., located at 611 South Ave. in Syracuse, scheduled to open in April 2017.  The supermarket chain, known for its everyday low prices, is looking to hire nearly 100 employees for positions including cashiers, stocking clerks, produce, deli and meat department team members and supervisory roles.

Interested candidates are encouraged to apply online by visiting www.PriceRiteSupermarkets.com/Join-Our-Team, clicking “apply today” and selecting Syracuse, NY from the dropdown menu, then Price Rite of South Ave., to view and fill out an online employment application. Price Rite is seeking applicants with the personality to provide customers with friendly, efficient service, and previous supermarket or other retail experience is preferred, but not required. A great place to shop and work, Price Rite offers its employees flexible scheduling, competitive pay rates, holiday, sick and vacation pay and over 30 career opportunities.

“Price Rite greatly values its associates, as it takes a team effort to deliver a great shopping experience for our customers,” said Neil Duffy, president of Price Rite Supermarkets. “We look forward to welcoming new team members to our South Avenue store in Syracuse and making them a part of our tight-knit Price Rite family,”

Price Rite has been working closely with Jubilee Homes of Syracuse Inc., a local nonprofit, and city, county and state officials to bring the new store to an area designated as a food desert, providing a service oriented supermarket featuring a wide selection of fresh groceries and perishable products to an area with limited access to fresh food. The store will also serve as a retail anchor tenant along the South Avenue corridor.

The new Price Rite of South Ave. will employ the supermarket chain’s simple, convenient format, including fresh produce delivered daily; packaged meats; baked goods; a variety of private label and national grocery brands; and dairy and frozen food, along with organic, natural and gluten-free products. Price Rite of South Ave. will also feature some of the industry’s leading “green technologies,” including glass doors on dairy cases and energy-efficient lighting and refrigeration throughout the entire store.

For more information, please visit www.PriceRiteSupermarkets.com.

About Price Rite
Price Rite operates 63 stores in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Maryland and Virginia. Price Rite stores offer customers an expanded produce department and quality food products at savings up to 50 percent less than traditional supermarkets. The typical Price Rite store is about 35,000 to 40,000 square feet in size and employs anywhere from 75 to 150 associates. The first Price Rite opened in West Springfield, MA in 1995. For more information, please visit www.priceritesupermarkets.com.

Jubilee Homes of Syracuse, Inc. Mission Statement
Jubilee Homes of Syracuse, Inc. is a not for profit organization that has been a catalyst for revitalizing the Southwest side of Syracuse since 1987 by 1. providing home ownership and/or rental opportunities for low and moderate income people through the construction and/or rehabilitation of permanently affordable owner-occupied homes and rental units in the neighborhood; 2. building shared values and a sense of community in the neighborhood by empowering neighborhood residents to develop, engage in and/or promote neighborhood building activities and events, in order to continue to build neighborhood cohesiveness; 3. supporting and/or increasing small business and commercial development on the Southwest-side through economic development initiatives; as well working to address poverty through workforce and economic development initiatives; and 4. preparing our area youth for future leadership, employment and entrepreneurship through innovative youth development programs.

Contact:

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

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

Source: Price Rite