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.


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

Source: ShopRite

Wegmans Food Markets ready to open new store in Montvale, New Jersey on Sunday, September 24

New Wegmans employees are ready to deliver exceptional service beginning at 7 a.m. on Sunday, September 24

MONTVALE, NJ, 2017-Sep-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Paul Jordan can’t hide his enthusiasm about the grand opening on September 24 of Wegmans Food Markets’ new 108,000 sq. ft. store in Montvale, New Jersey, where he’s the store manager. It’s as if his 28 years of working at Wegmans were warm-ups for this moment.

The new Montvale store employs 500 people, 450 of whom are new to the company. Employees have spent the last several months training and preparing for the opening. For Jordan, the most exciting part of opening a new Wegmans store is “getting to know all the fantastic new people we have – every single person has a great story to tell.”

One of Jordan’s most important responsibilities, he says, is to ensure that every member of his team has the kinds of opportunities he had in his own career.

Jordan grew up in Liverpool, New York. By the time he was 16, he’d set his sights on Wegmans, where his brother had a part-time job. By high school graduation, Paul had earned a Wegmans employee scholarship that provided tuition assistance for him to earn a bachelor’s degree from John Carroll University in Cleveland. He graduated in 1996 and went back to Wegmans, working as a night manager in Upstate New York. Then he was invited in 2001 to become a management trainee in the produce department at the Bridgewater, New Jersey store. He was assigned a mentor and began learning not only how to make the produce department an irresistible part of the store for customers, but also how to foster the career development of his team members.

His next managerial assignment was to open the produce department at the Woodbridge store in 2003. The following year, he became the service manager at Bridgewater, and then gained additional experience as the perishable manager at the Woodbridge, Princeton and Manalapan stores. He returned to Princeton in 2014 as store manager.

While Jordan has helped open other Wegmans stores, the Montvale store is the first he has opened as the store manager, overseeing hiring for the entire store as well as ensuring that everything stays on track as opening day approaches.

“There’s so much for our people to learn,” says Jordan. “We carry hundreds of produce items every day, imported and specialty cheeses, foods from around the world, and approximately 65,000 products in all. We will teach customers about cooking techniques, we have a 250-seat Market Café, and The Burger Bar will serve fresh-cooked meals for families to enjoy.”

The new employees also learn about Wegmans’ culture of mutual support. They see in action what it means to respect and care about those you work with and how team members empower each other to be their best.

“One of the first conversations we have at orientation is about empowerment. I want our team to know that it’s okay to do what they think is right to take care of the customer, and I’ll support them. When our folks know that their decisions will be respected, they don’t hesitate to act on behalf of the customer – and that’s powerful.”

The new Montvale store is Wegmans’ ninth in New Jersey and its 94th store overall.

Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. is a 94-store supermarket chain with stores in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia, Maryland, and Massachusetts. The family-owned company, recognized as an industry leader and innovator, celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2016. Wegmans has been named one of the ‘100 Best Companies to Work For’ by FORTUNE magazine for 20 consecutive years, ranking #2 in 2017.

Press Contact:

Valerie Fox
Media Relations Coordinator

Source: Wegmans Food Market

Kimco: Target to open at Westmont Plaza in Haddon Township, New Jersey in July 2018

The addition of the brand’s small-format concept will spark a transformative repositioning of this New Jersey shopping center

NEW HYDE PARK, N.Y., 2017-Jul-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — Kimco Realty Corp. (NYSE: KIM) announced that it has signed a lease with Target for a 48,000-square-foot, small-format store at Westmont Plaza in Haddon Township, New Jersey, set to open in July 2018. The addition of Target is the first step in a larger repositioning of the 173,000-square-foot, open-air center.

“The addition of Target opens the door for some exciting changes that will significantly enhance the retail and service offerings available in Haddon Township,” said David Jamieson, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Kimco Realty. “Quality attracts quality, and we’ve seen that time and time again across our portfolio as we redevelop assets and execute on our 2020 Vision. Residents can look forward to additional changes in the near future, with Target setting the tone for Westmont Plaza’s revitalization.”

The Westmont Target, which is the brand’s third small-format store in the state of New Jersey, will provide residents with a quick-trip shopping experience featuring Target’s curated assortment of apparel and accessories, grocery and grab-and-go items, beauty products, electronics, toys, and more. The store will also offer a CVS Pharmacy and Target’s Order Pickup service for added convenience.

“We’re thrilled to bring the convenience of Target and its robust assortment of offerings to the residents of Haddon Township,” said Tom Simmons, President of Kimco’s Mid-Atlantic Region. “This addition is the perfect fit for the community, and we look forward to providing more best-in-class brands that will transform the shopping experience at Westmont Plaza.”

About Kimco

Kimco Realty Corp. (NYSE: KIM) is a real estate investment trust (REIT) headquartered in New Hyde Park, N.Y., that is one of North America’s largest publicly traded owners and operators of open-air shopping centers. As of June 30, 2017, the company owned interests in 510 U.S. shopping centers comprising 84 million square feet of leasable space across 32 states and Puerto Rico. Publicly traded on the NYSE since 1991, and included in the S&P 500 Index, the company has specialized in shopping center acquisitions, development and management for more than 50 years. For further information, please visit, the company’s blog at, or follow Kimco on Twitter at

Jennifer Maisch
Director, Corporate Communications

Source: Kimco Realty Corporation

Starbucks to open in Dallas, TX and Trenton, NJ as part of its initiative to invest in underserved communities across the U.S.

Starbucks to open in Dallas, TX and Trenton, NJ as part of its initiative to invest in underserved communities across the U.S.


  • Starbucks new stores in Dallas, TX and Trenton, NJ are part of the company’s strategy to invest in at least 15 underserved communities across the U.S. by 2018
  • Similar stores are open in Ferguson, MO; Englewood in Chicago; East Baltimore; Phoenix and Long Beach, CA; three more locations to open in 2017 in Birmingham, Seattle and Miami

DALLAS, TX and TRENTON, NJ, 2017-May-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — Starbucks today (May 23, 2017) announced two new locations in Dallas, TX and Trenton, NJ in its national initiative to invest in at least 15 underserved communities across the U.S. by 2018. In Dallas, the company will join the ongoing redevelopment and revitalization of the iconic Red Bird shopping district in southern Dallas with a unique new store aimed at creating economic opportunities by hiring locally, providing in-store training opportunities for youth, and working with local minority owned businesses. The store in Trenton, NJ, located downtown on South Warren Street, will have a similar mission in the community when it opens in late 2017. Six such Starbucks® stores have already opened in Ferguson, MO, central Phoenix, the Jamaica neighborhood of Queens, NY, Englewood in Chicago’s Southside, East Baltimore, and Long Beach, CA, demonstrating that long-term investment in underserved communities can help drive opportunities for Starbucks business and the community.

Creating Economic Opportunities in Southern Dallas

Starbucks plans to work with local women- and minority owned contractors for the construction of its upcoming Red Bird store, and is evaluating minority owned suppliers in southern Dallas for a locally sourced product to feature in the café. Set to open in Spring 2018, the company hopes the new store will help spotlight local businesses, support their growth, and invest in the community. The Red Bird Starbucks will also be the first in the Dallas metropolitan area to have a unique in-store training space. Working with a local nonprofit organization, Starbucks will provide southern Dallas youth the opportunity to take part in a free multi-week job skills training program – based on Starbucks own renowned customer service curriculum. When trainings are not in session, the room will be available for local groups to use for meetings and dialog – serving as a vital hub for members of the community.

“While parts of southern Dallas continue to lack economic opportunity, there is a robust potential customer base, and a strong business and community led movement underway to revitalize those parts of the area that need it most,” said Traci York, regional vice president for South Central Operations for Starbucks. “We want to be a part of this effort, and show that with meaningful investment and a creative business model that reflects the needs of the community, we can create the kinds of economic opportunities that have the potential to generate long-term impact. This is both an opportunity to grow our business by reaching new customers, and to be part of a local solution for social change.”

Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings added, “Starbucks is known for being a great corporate citizen and today’s announcement is a prime example of why.  But make no mistake about it: Starbucks is not opening a store in Red Bird for charity.  They recognize an unmet demand and they are investing in southern Dallas. This is what GrowSouth has long been about. Thank you, Starbucks, for your vision and leadership.”

Starbucks plans to work with local women- and minority owned contractors for the construction of the Red Bird store, and is evaluating minority owned suppliers in southern Dallas for a locally sourced product to feature in the café. In this way, the company hopes to shine a light on local businesses, support their growth, and invest in the community.

The Starbucks initiative is closely aligned with Red Bird owner Peter Brodsky’s broader vision to support the community, drive business investment in the area, create local jobs, and bring quality entertainment, dining and shopping options to southern Dallas.

“This Starbucks store represents exactly what we are trying to accomplish at Red Bird by providing a high-quality amenity to southern Dallas residents and simultaneously investing in the community to make a difference,” said Brodsky. “Starbucks is an ideal partner for the Red Bird development – a company with a first-class product, first-class service, and a deep commitment to the communities where it does business. I am proud to welcome Starbucks to Red Bird.”

Dallas Deputy Mayor Pro Tem Erik Wilson added, “It is a very exciting time for District 8, Red Bird, and Starbucks. Starbucks will have a new home at Red Bird coming soon. Red Bird and Starbucks represent a major economic turnaround in Dallas. We can see them all come to life, but it takes dedicated individuals and partnership from the community to help achieve its goals.”

For Starbucks, the store at Red Bird marks an important milestone in a series of initiatives the company is championing to create greater economic opportunities for young people in Dallas. An estimated 13% of youth in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area are unemployed, a challenge that is compounded in southern Dallas where 25% of youth are not in school or employed[1]. Most recently on May 19, as part of Starbucks broader nationwide commitment to hire at least 100,000 Opportunity Youth – 16-24-year-olds who face barriers to employment and opportunity – by 2020, the company worked with more than 50 top U.S. companies to host the Dallas Opportunity Fair – an unprecedented, day-long, free job fair that brought together nearly 2,000 youth to interview with more than 30 employers including Starbucks, JCPenney, FedEx, HMS Host, Walmart, Macy’s, Pizza Hut and more. With hundreds of on-the-spot job offers – it was Texas’ largest hiring event ever geared towards young people who are disconnected from the Dallas economy, many from neighborhoods in southern Dallas.

First Starbucks in Trenton, NJ Part of National Initiative to Support Economic Revitalization

Starbucks is proud to also announce its first store in Trenton, NJ. Located on South Warren Street in downtown Trenton, the store, like the location planned in southern Dallas, is part of the company’s latest initiative to deepen investment in underserved neighborhoods in at least 15 communities by 2018. The goal is to contribute to ongoing economic development and revitalization in low to medium-income communities and create job opportunities for local youth. Starbucks is currently evaluating local minority owned vendors in the community to supply product for the store, and nonprofit organizations in the community to support its in-store job training program for opportunity youth. The store is expected to open in late 2017.

“We considered the impact Starbucks could have in this part of Trenton, and whether it would be a viable site in terms of driving our business and being profitable, while also serving the needs of the community with new jobs and economic investment,” said Camille Hymes, regional vice president for Mid-Atlantic Operations for Starbucks. “Both of those considerations – community impact and impact on business –led to this site being right for us. We could not be more proud of opening our very first Starbucks store in Trenton. As a Trenton native, this is undoubtedly a deeply personal project for me, and my team and I look forward to working with the community as we get ready to open later this year.”

Trenton Mayor Eric Jackson added, “Starbucks will be a welcome addition as we continue revitalizing our downtown business corridor. Through this store’s unique model of investing in local contractors, suppliers and youth, Starbucks is stepping up and investing in our community in a way that will open up exciting opportunities for all. We hope more businesses will appreciate Trenton’s resurgence as we work together to drive economic development locally.”


Phone: 206 318 7100

SOURCE: Starbucks Corporation


BJ’s Wholesale Club to open new Club in Hanover Township, New Jersey in 2018

Newest location to offer families up to 25% savings on groceries

WESTBOROUGH, Mass., 2017-May-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — BJ’s Wholesale Club today (May 16, 2017) announced that the company is opening a new Club in Hanover Township, New Jersey in 2018, which could save local shoppers nearly $40 million. The Hanover Township Club will be located along Hanover Avenue and just off Horse Hill Road.

“Hanover Township is a thriving and vibrant community and we’re excited to bring the BJ’s Wholesale Club experience to the area’s families and shoppers,” said Chris Baldwin, president and CEO, BJ’s Wholesale Club. “BJ’s is the perfect one-stop shopping destination, offering unbeatable value and quality on a wide selection of items from fresh produce, deli and bakery to the latest in tech, health and beauty and apparel.”

The BJ’s Wholesale Club is scheduled to open in Summer 2018 and will provide affordable fresh food options to the community, saving families up to 25 percent compared to grocery store prices. It will mark the company’s 216th club and will feature a BJ’s Gas® station, saving Members even more.

Based on the Bureau of Labor Statistics consumer surveys on household spending, the BJ’s Wholesale Club could save area shoppers nearly $40 million a year.

The project is being developed by RD Management LLC, one of the nation’s largest privately held real estate development and management organizations, and partner JMF Properties, a leading New Jersey development company specializing in transit-oriented projects, urban retail centers and commercial office parks.

The Hanover Township Club will bring a number of benefits to the community:

  • BJ’s offers excellent value.
    • BJ’s beats supermarket prices on national brands every day, saving families up to 25 percent or more.
    • The company is the only major wholesale club that accepts all manufacturers’ coupons, offering families another great way to save.
    • Its exclusive brands, Berkley Jensen and Wellsley Farms, let families save without sacrificing quality or fun.
  • BJ’s biggest advantage is fresh food – produce, dairy, meat and deli.
    • BJ’s offers Members much more fresh food variety than other clubs.
    • BJ’s is the only major wholesale club to offer a full-service deli with premium meats and cheeses.
    • Members can have fresh meats cut to their specifications. BJ’s butchers will recut and repackage at no additional charge.
  • A BJ’s Membership is filled with added convenience.
    • BJ’s offers the most payment options of any major wholesale club.
    • Members can research, shop and install electronics with help from BJ’s Tech Advisors.
    • BJ’s Pick Up & Pay® program allows shoppers to stock up by reserving items online and then picking up in-club.
    • Members can save time and money by filling up their tanks at BJ’s Gas. The company’s gas prices are among the lowest around.
    • Members approved for a My BJ’s Perks® Mastercard® earn up to 5% cash back1 at BJ’s and beyond, plus earn 10¢ off/gal. at BJ’s Gas® every day.

Additionally, through BJ’s Feeding Communities® Program, the Club will donate unsold produce, meat, poultry, seafood, dairy and bakery products on a daily basis to reduce food waste and provide wholesome, fresh food to neighbors in need.

Shoppers can learn more about BJ’s Wholesale Club by going to

1Subject to credit approval. My BJ’s Perks Program is provided by BJ’s Wholesale Club, Inc. and its terms may change from time to time. Some exclusions apply. Visit for Program Terms. Cash back is in the form of electronic awards issued in $20 increments that are used in-Club at the register and expire 6 months from the date issued. Cash back can be requested in the form of a check prior to awards expiring by contacting Member Care at 800-BJs-CLUB.

My BJ’s Perks® Mastercard® is issued by Comenity Capital Bank pursuant to a license from Mastercard International Incorporated. Mastercard and the Mastercard Brand Mark are registered trademarks of Mastercard International Incorporated.

About BJ’s Wholesale Club, Inc.
Headquartered in Westborough, Massachusetts, BJ’s is the leading operator of membership warehouse clubs in the Eastern United States. The company currently operates 214 clubs and 132 BJ’s Gas® locations in 16 states.

BJ’s provides a one-stop shopping destination filled with top-quality, leading brands, including its exclusive Wellsley Farms and Berkley Jensen brands, along with USDA Choice meats, premium produce and delicious organics, many in supermarket sizes. BJ’s is also the only major membership warehouse club to accept all manufacturers’ coupons and, for greater convenience, offers the most payment options.

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BJ’s is wholly owned by affiliates of Leonard Green & Partners, CVC Capital Partners and its management team.

Media Contacts:
Jennie Hardin

Kristy Houston

SOURCE: BJ’s Wholesale Club

Whole Foods Market opens new location in Newark, New Jersey

Newark, N.J., 2017-Mar-06 — /EPR Retail News/ — Whole Foods Market, America’s Healthiest Grocery store®, will celebrate the opening of its much anticipated Newark, New Jersey, location on Wednesday, March 1. The 29,000-square-foot store is located in the recently renovated Hahne and Company building at 633 Broad St. in the city’s Central Ward.

Opening day will feature samplings, sales, and more. Festivities will begin at 8:30 a.m., with a bread-breaking ceremony and remarks from Mayor Ras Baraka, company leaders and representatives from Whole Cities Foundation.  Doors will open at 9 a.m.

“It’s long been the belief of Whole Foods Market that each and every community deserves access to fresh and healthy food,” said Christina Minardi, president of Whole Foods Market’s Northeast Region. “When we had the opportunity to open a store in Newark, we knew that we wanted to build long-lasting and powerful relationships with our neighbors, community organizations and local partners. We are proud to now call Newark home and look forward to expanding our local partnerships and delivering the highest quality food and service to the community.”

The store is Whole Foods Market’s third location in Essex County and its 17th in New Jersey. The store will create 145 new jobs for the Newark community.

In an effort to increase access to fresh, healthy food in Newark, local organizations were invited to apply for Whole Cities Foundation’s Fresh, Healthy Food Access Grant. After reviewing applications, 11 Newark-based organizations were selected to receive grants ranging from $5,000 to $15,000. Each recipient’s work helps strengthen the local food system and supports community self-sufficiency and self-determination. Grant recipients include:

Al’Maidah Organic Community Garden – Aldine Street Community Garden –

Bedrock Gardening Solutions – Center for Court Innovation – Elegant Bouquet Kitchen Project, Garden of Worker Bees – International Youth Organization –

Newark Science and Sustainability –

Planting Seeds of Hope – Rabbit Hole Farm – Unified Vailsburg Services Organization

“The opening of a Whole Foods Market in our historic Hahne and Company Building is a significant event for our City, as it addresses so many of the goals that we are working to achieve,” said Newark Mayor Ras Baraka. “The store will provide nearly 150 jobs, enhance the luster of our downtown for tourism and business, help bring a great building back to life, empower local organizations like AeroFarms and GlassRoots, and most importantly, bring new and healthier eating choices to residents, workers, and visitors alike, improving the overall public health of Newark. This is more than the opening of a supermarket. This is a day that defines to the world the excellence of Newark in many ways and demonstrates our resurgence and transformation. I congratulate the entire Whole Foods team on today’s opening.”

Additionally, select vendors have committed to donating a portion of sales from nearly 800 products during the first two weeks of the opening to Whole Cities Foundation, which will support community healthy-eating initiatives and education in Newark.

What’s in store?

Shoppers will see a variety of familiar local brands and items throughout the store:

  • Delicious treats from Newark’s own Bean Pie Café, Viera’s Bakery, and Keeping You Sweet in the store’s bakery department
  • Fresh salad greens from AeroFarms, the world’s largest vertical farm, which is based in the city
  • Specialty items, like the Antonio Mozzarella Factory’s Oaxaca cheese, and coffee from T.M. Ward Coffee, a local favorite since 1869
  • Jewelry from Aspiring Artists of the Earth, and hand-blown glass housewares from GlassRoots, including a “Newark Made” collection sold exclusively at the store.

In addition to these local vendors, the store is continuously seeking new community partners and vendors. Newark-area businesses that would like to become a potential vendor partners should contact

The prepared foods department makes Whole Foods Market Newark an ideal dining destination for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The store will offer wide variety of chef made creations including: soups, sandwiches, sushi, and rotating seasonal and international cuisine featured on the store’s salad and hot bar. Additionally, the department has developed concepts unique to this location including: Rita’s Cocina, a Peruvian inspired offering, a New Jersey bakery-style pizza station and a venue offering unique twists on classic hot dogs.

The store will also boast all the features that shoppers have come to expect from Whole Foods Market: high-quality meat free of antibiotics and added hormones; sustainably sourced seafood; the finest selection of artisan-produced, hand-cut cheeses sourced locally and from around the world; a wide selection of premium personal care and beauty items in the Whole Body department; an on-site floral department, and much more.

For more announcements from Whole Foods Market, visit


Whole Foods Market Newark
633 Broad Street
Newark, NJ 07102
Store Hours: 7 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Phone Number: (973) 755-5080

Source: Whole Foods Market

Whole Foods Market to open at the historic Hahne & Company building in Newark, NJ on Wednesday, March 1

Newark, NJ, 2017-Feb-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — Whole Foods Market is excited to announce the opening of its newest location in Newark, NJ situated in the recently renovated and historic Hahne & Company building at 633 Broad Street on Wednesday, March 1 at 9 AM. Whole Foods Market Newark will boast 29,000 square feet of space providing the Newark community access to the highest quality produce, meat, seafood, baked goods, body care, grocery offerings and healthy eating resources in the area. The store marks Whole Foods Market’s third location in Essex County and 17th overall in New Jersey.

The Newark store, in collaboration with the Whole Cities Foundation, aims to improve individual and community health through partnerships, education, and broader access to nutritious food. Local organizations were invited to apply for the Fresh, Healthy Food Access Grant. The foundation will offer funding between $5,000 and $15,000 to each selected organization and hopes to support projects in all five wards of Newark. Winners for each grant will be announced on the store’s opening day

Opening day will begin with the company’s traditional bread breaking ceremony at 8:45 AM, followed by a wide range of exciting giveaways, vendor samplings, sales and more!  For additional information and announcements about Whole Foods Market Newark, please visit the store on Instagram @wholefoodsessexnj.

Michael Sinatra
Whole Foods Market

Beverly Basiga
Sharp Communications
212.829.0002 x.113

Source: Whole Foods Market

Walgreens installs its drug take-back kiosks at 16 Walgreens drugstores in New Jersey

Governor Chris Christie joins Walgreens at today’s launch to help fight prescription drug abuse

DEERFIELD, Ill., 2016-Dec-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — Walgreens today (December 22, 2016) is launching its safe medication disposal kiosk program in New Jersey with the installation of drug take-back kiosks at 16 Walgreens drugstores in New Jersey. The launch is part of Walgreens effort, announced earlier this year, to install safe medication disposal kiosks at more than 500 of its drugstores around the country.

Walgreens will be joined today by Governor Chris Christie at an East Brunswick store to kick off the drug take-back program in New Jersey.

“Many times, the disease of addiction begins at home in a person’s medicine cabinet, in New Jersey I have made it a priority to target this source by implementing, expanding and promoting programs such as Project Medicine Drop and the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program,” said Governor Chris Christie. “Misuse of prescription drugs is a major pathway to addiction, and this safe disposal program will go a long way to eliminating adults’ and children’s accessibility to these dangerous unused drugs.”

The kiosks provide a safe and convenient way year-round to dispose of unwanted, unused or expired prescriptions, including controlled substances, and over-the-counter medications at no cost.

“By making safe medication disposal kiosks available in select New Jersey stores, as we have done in other states this year, Walgreens is taking an important first step to reduce the misuse of medications throughout the country and curb the rise in overdose deaths,” said Kim Treece, Walgreens regional vice president in New Jersey. “Everyone has a role to play in minimizing prescription drug abuse, and we are committed to being part of a comprehensive solution to reverse this epidemic.”

Safe medication disposal kiosks are currently available in more than 500 Walgreens pharmacies across 43 states and Washington D.C. The kiosks are available during regular pharmacy hours (24 hours a day at most kiosk locations) and offer one of the best ways to ensure medications are not accidentally used or intentionally misused by someone else.

Drug abuse continues to be a public health and safety risk. More Americans die every day from drug overdoses than from motor vehicle crashes, according to the Office of National Drug Control Policy.

According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s 2015 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, nearly 19 million Americans misused a prescription drug in 20151.

In addition to offering a year-round solution for individuals to dispose of their medications, all of Walgreens New Jersey pharmacies can dispense naloxone, a life-saving opioid antidote, without requiring a prescription in accordance with state regulations.

To learn more about Walgreens efforts to combat drug abuse visit

Select New Jersey Walgreens with Safe Medication Disposal Kiosks:

Carlstadt – 637 Hoboken Road
East Brunswick – 421 Ryders Lane
East Orange – 508 Main St.
Elizabeth – 600 Newark Ave.
Elmwood Park – 100 Broadway
Hamilton – 1096 Highway 33
Jersey City – 110 Newark Ave.
Millville – 1111 N. High St.
Neptune – 1905 State Route 33
Parsippany – 200 Baldwin Road, Ste. 200
Pennsauken* – 4601 Westfield Ave.
Perth Amboy – 520 Convery Blvd.
Somerville – 129 Somerset St.
Toms River – 1311 Route 37 W
Union – 2148 Morris Ave.
Waldwick – 72 Crescent Ave.

*Installation complete by December 30, 2016.

About Walgreens

Walgreens (, one of the nation’s largest drugstore chains, is included in the Retail Pharmacy USA Division of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (NASDAQ: WBA), the first global pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing enterprise. More than 10 million customers interact with Walgreens each day in communities across America, using the most convenient, multichannel access to consumer goods and services and trusted, cost-effective pharmacy, health and wellness services and advice. Walgreens operates 8,175 drugstores with a presence in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Walgreens omnichannel business includes and Approximately 400 Walgreens stores offer Healthcare Clinic or other provider retail clinic services.

1 Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s 2015 National Survey on Drug Use and Health

Phil Caruso
Phone: 847-315-2962

Source: Walgreens

Nordstrom Rack to open at Chimney Rock Crossing in Bridgewater, New Jersey

SEATTLE, 2016-Dec-02 — /EPR Retail News/ — Seattle-based Nordstrom, Inc. (NYSE: JWN) announced today (Dec. 1, 2016) plans to open Nordstrom Rack at Chimney Rock Crossing in Bridgewater, New Jersey. The approximately 36,000-square-foot store is scheduled to open in 2018. The property is owned by Regency Centers.

When the new store opens, it will be the eighth Rack in New Jersey. The company also operates five full line locations at The Mall at Short Hills, Garden State Plaza, Freehold Raceway Mall, Menlo Park and Cherry Hill.

“We look forward to expanding our presence in New Jersey and offering customers in Bridgewater a more convenient location to shop,” said Geevy Thomas, president of Nordstrom Rack. “Nordstrom Rack Chimney Rock Crossing will offer the great brands our customers have come to expect at great Rack prices.”

Nordstrom Rack will join Saks Off Fifth, Whole Foods, Container Store and more. Chimney Rock Crossing is conveniently located just off of Route 22.

“Our retailers are a big part of what is going to make Chimney Rock special,” said Jack deVilliers, Vice President of investments for Regency Centers. “Nordstrom Rack is a top-tier operator whose presence will fit the needs and wants of the surrounding community, while enhancing the center’s merchandising strategy as a whole. We are proud to have them as a part of our development.”

Nordstrom Rack is the off-price retail division of Nordstrom, Inc., offering customers a wide selection of on-trend apparel, accessories and shoes at an everyday savings of 30 to 70 percent off regular prices. The Rack carries merchandise from Nordstrom stores and, as well as specially purchased items from many of the top brands sold at Nordstrom. The Rack is designed to provide the ultimate treasure hunt to style-savvy customers.

About Nordstrom
Nordstrom, Inc. is a leading fashion specialty retailer based in the U.S. Founded in 1901 as a shoe store in Seattle, today Nordstrom operates 349 stores in 40 states, including 123 full-line stores in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico; 215 Nordstrom Rack stores; two Jeffrey boutiques; and two clearance stores. Additionally, customers are served online through, and HauteLook. The company also owns Trunk Club, a personalized clothing service serving customers online at and its seven clubhouses. Nordstrom, Inc.’s common stock is publicly traded on the NYSE under the symbol JWN.

About Regency Centers Corporation
With more than 50 years of experience, Regency is the preeminent national owner, operator and developer of high quality, grocery anchored neighborhood and community shopping centers. The Company’s portfolio of 307 retail properties encompasses over 42.1 million square feet located in top markets throughout the United States, including co-investment partnerships. Regency has developed 223 shopping centers since 2000, representing an investment at completion of more than $3 billion. Operating as a fully integrated real estate company, Regency is a qualified real estate investment trust that is self-administered and self-managed.

Jessica Canfield
Nordstrom, Inc.
(206) 303-4250

Eric Davidson
Regency Centers

Source: Nordstrom, Inc.

Carvel announces plans to open up to 20 additional locations across New Jersey

ATLANTA, 2016-Sep-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Carvel… America’s Freshest Ice Cream®, has announced a significant expansion initiative across New Jersey, with plans to open up to 20 additional locations in the coming years. The iconic ice cream brand, which currently operates 51 franchised New Jersey locations, is looking to attract qualified franchisees across the state.

“We have an extremely loyal customer base in the tristate area, and New Jersey represents an important region for us,” said Scott Colwell, President of Carvel. “We’re looking forward to finding qualified franchisees who will contribute to the record growth and momentum Carvel is experiencing.”

Carvel is searching for highly motivated people who are looking for a stable business to build and who would like to own a Carvel franchise. Interested candidates are invited to attend a Discovery Day event on Tuesday, October 4th at the Saddle Brook Marriott at 138 New Pehle Ave. in Saddle Brook from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. to learn more about the franchise opportunity and meet one-on-one with company executives. To register for the event, please visit

“The fact that Carvel continues to grow in the face of the ever-changing frozen treat industry speaks volumes to the passion that consumers and franchisees have for the brand,” said Colwell.

Carvel experienced a record increase in same-store sales growth in 2015 and is in the midst of an ongoing roll-out of its new shoppe design. The Carvel that many consumers grew up with now has a more contemporary look with wood-finished floors, vibrant colors, digital menu boards and new brand imagery. The new retail layout is designed to enhance the guest experience and spur a new wave of growth for Carvel.

The total initial investment for a full-service Carvel shoppe ranges from approximately $250,000 to $380,000 and varies based on location, square footage and equipment package. Full-service Carvel shoppes typically range in size from 800 to 1,600 square feet.

As the first retail ice cream franchise operation in the country, Carvel has become one of the most recognized names in ice cream. Since it began in 1934, Carvel has expanded its menu to include an extensive line of hand-dipped and soft ice cream, take-home novelty treats, and premium ice cream cakes. Carvel currently operates over 400 franchise and foodservice locations worldwide and has been ranked in Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500 and The Franchise Times’ Top 200+ lists.

For more information, visit

Carvel®Ice Cream Shoppes
Toll Free: 1-800-322-4848
5620 Glenridge Dr. NE
Atlanta, GA 30342
Hours: M-F, 8 am-6 pm EST

Supermarket/Club Store
Toll Free: 1-800-356-7094
Rich Products Corporation
One Robert Rich Way
Buffalo, NY 14213
Hours: M-F, 8:30 am-5 pm EST
If you are dissatisfied with your purchase please contact

Source: Carvel®Ice Cream

PREIT: Dick’s Sporting Goods to open at Cumberland Mall in Vineland, New Jersey

Store will backfill former JC Penney location

PHILADELPHIA, 2015-12-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — PREIT  (NYSE: PEI) announces its plans to open a Dick’s Sporting Goods at Cumberland Mall in Vineland, New Jersey. The sports and fitness retailer, which offers brand name, high-quality sporting equipment, accessories, apparel and footwear at competitive prices, will occupy the former JCPenney Department Store space in a 50,000 square foot location.

PREIT CEO Joseph F. Coradino says this transaction demonstrates PREIT’s continued success in replacing anchors with in-demand retailers. “The addition of Dick’s Sporting Goods will improve the merchandise mix and solidify the tenant roster at Cumberland Mall. This transactions cements Cumberland Mall’s position as a dominant retail hub in the area and adds to its appeal catering to a wide variety of consumers.”

Cumberland Mall, currently anchored by Boscov’s, Burlington Coat Factory, Marshalls, ULTA and Regal Cinemas, features more than 90 specialty retailers and dining establishments including Applebee’s, American Eagle Outfitters, Bath & Body Works, Chick-Fil-A, Kay Jewelers, Old Navy, Red Lobster, Red Robin, Rue21, Starbucks, and Victoria’s Secret.  The property is also home to several big box retailers including BJ’s Wholesale Club, The Home Depot,  Toys ‘R’ US/Babies ‘R’ US and Michaels.

About Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust
PREIT (NYSE:PEI) is a publicly traded real estate investment trust specializing in the ownership and management of differentiated shopping malls.  Headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the company owns and operates approximately 27 million square feet of retail space in the eastern half of the United States with concentration in the Mid-Atlantic region’s top MSAs. Since 2012, the company has seen a transformation guided by an emphasis on balance sheet strength, high-quality merchandising and disciplined capital expenditures.  Additional information is available at, on Twitter or LinkedIn

About DICK’S Sporting Goods
DICK’S Sporting Goods, Inc. is an authentic full-line sports and fitness specialty omni-channel retailer offering a broad assortment of high quality, competitively-priced brand name sporting goods equipment, apparel and footwear in a specialty store environment. For more information, visit

Heather Crowell
VP, Corporate Communications and Investor Relations
(215) 454-1241