Tractor Supply Company starts construction of new distribution center in Frankfort, NY

BRENTWOOD, Tenn., 2017-Aug-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — Tractor Supply Company (NASDAQ:TSCO), the largest rural lifestyle retail store chain in the United States, announced today ( Aug. 09, 2017) it has officially begun construction of a new distribution center in Frankfort, NY.

“The addition of our new distribution center in New York is important to our continued growth, as the facility will provide Tractor Supply the capacity we need to further our store expansion in the Northeast Corridor of the country,” said Greg Sandfort, Chief Executive Officer. “We are always looking for new ways to reach our customers as quickly and efficiently as possible, and this distribution center will play a critical role in our digital fulfillment strategy. We’re excited to begin the building process and look forward to a longstanding partnership with the great Frankfort community.”

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo said, “We have invested more in the Mohawk Valley in six years than the region had seen in decades and it’s paying off.  Unemployment is down, while private sector jobs are up and we’ve successfully attracted Tractor Supply Company to Herkimer County, which will soon create 350 good jobs for hard-working Upstate New Yorkers. This is a huge win for Herkimer County and the entire region, and we look forward to a long, successful partnership with the company.”

Tractor Supply executives and local government officials held a ceremonial groundbreaking event earlier today, August 9, at the site of the Frankfort distribution center located in the Frankfort 5S South Business Park. The facility is expected to begin shipping by the end of 2018 and will be approximately 930,500 square-foot in size, with the potential to create more than 350 new full-time jobs over the next six years.

“This groundbreaking is the result of several years of work and dedication by many to bring a tenant to the Frankfort 5S South Business Park,” said Chairman Bernard Peplinski, Sr., of the Herkimer County Legislature. “As the walls go up and the doors open later next year, the residents of Herkimer County and the surrounding area will benefit from the additional jobs and resulting economic growth as we work with Tractor Supply.”

Senator James L. Seward said, “Whenever I discuss economic development for the Mohawk Valley, the conversation inevitably turns to the Frankfort 5S South Business Park, also known as the Pumpkin Patch.  Tractor Supply’s arrival is great news and the project will stimulate our regional economy leading to future growth and more good paying jobs for our families.”

Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi of Utica said, “Tractor Supply Company will be an outstanding tenant and will bring job opportunities to many area residents, which will help businesses in surrounding communities as well. Through securing state funding toward the cost of a new water tower and infrastructure improvements, we were able to help make this project a reality. I want to acknowledge the Herkimer County Legislature, the Herkimer County IDA, and everyone else who partnered on this very significant investment in our community.”

Tractor Supply currently operates 1,630 stores in 49 states across the country and seven distribution centers in various locations including Casa Grande, AZ, Franklin, KY, Hagerstown, MD, Macon, GA, Pendleton, IN, Waco, TX, and Waverly, NE.  Upon completion of the Frankfort facility in late 2018, Tractor Supply will operate eight distribution centers in total.

For more information on Tractor Supply Company, or to shop their products online, please visit www.tractorsupply.com.

About Tractor Supply Company
Founded in 1938, Tractor Supply Company is the largest rural lifestyle retail store chain in the United States.  At July 1, 2017, the Company operated 1,630 Tractor Supply stores in 49 states and an e-commerce website at www.tractorsupply.com.  Tractor Supply stores are focused on supplying the lifestyle needs of recreational farmers and ranchers and others who enjoy the rural lifestyle, as well as tradesmen and small businesses.  Stores are located primarily in towns outlying major metropolitan markets and in rural communities.  The Company offers the following comprehensive selection of merchandise: (1) equine, livestock, pet and small animal products, including items necessary for their health, care, growth and containment; (2) hardware, truck, towing and tool products; (3) seasonal products, including heating, lawn and garden items, power equipment, gifts and toys; (4) work/recreational clothing and footwear; and (5) maintenance products for agricultural and rural use.

Tractor Supply Company also owns and operates Petsense, a small-box pet specialty supply retailer focused on meeting the needs of pet owners, primarily in small and mid-size communities, and offering a variety of pet products and services.  At July 1, 2017, the Company operated 160 Petsense stores in 26 states.  For more information on Petsense, visit www.petsense.com.

Media:

Alecia Pulman/Brittany Rae Fraser
ICR
(203) 682-8200

Source: Tractor Supply Company/globenewswire

ShopRite opens store in Country Pointe Plainview, NY

ShopRite opens store in Country Pointe Plainview, NY

 

Plainview, NY, 2017-Jul-31 — /EPR Retail News/ — Local leaders and ShopRite today (July 27, 2017) cut the ribbon on a state-of-the-art supermarket, the ShopRite of Country Pointe. The 68,000-square-foot supermarket also serves as a retail anchor for Country Pointe Plainview, a development that will include a mix of housing and retail shops when complete.

Located at 1675 Old Country Road in Plainview, the full-service ShopRite store is owned and operated by the Greenfield family, third- and fourth- generation grocers who own four other ShopRites on Long Island.  The family’s newest store offers a prepared foods department with restaurant-quality meals and a café along with a large selection of fresh produce, organic, gluten-free, local and Kosher products at ShopRite’s everyday low prices.

“We are thrilled to open another ShopRite store on Long Island, this time as the supermarket anchor at the innovative development Country Pointe Plainview. We are a family business and we are excited to be part of this great new development and the larger family at Country Pointe,” said Seth Greenfield, who often works alongside his dad, Jon, in the family’s ShopRite stores.

Visitors to the store will find fresh bake and floral shops; a seafood department stocked with daily deliveries and a meat department staffed with trained butchers. Customers can also take advantage of the full-service pharmacy and an in-store dietitian who will be available to offer free, one-on-one consultations, store tours or meal planning to customers. The new ShopRite will also include a kosher bakery and separate kosher meat, deli and prepared food departments under the supervision of KOF- K Kosher Certification.

“ShopRite has been a pillar of the Plainview community for 45 years. We are delighted a new, state-of-the-art ShopRite will be our supermarket anchor at The Shops at Country Pointe Plainview for years and generations to come,” said Michael Dubb, founder and CEO of The Beechwood Organization, developer of the residential lifestyle community Country Pointe Plainview.

Joseph Saladino, supervisor for the Town of Oyster Bay; Arnold Drucker, District 16 Legislator in Nassau County, and Oyster Bay Councilman Louis Imbroto also attended Thursday’s ribbon cutting and recognized the Greenfield family and ShopRite for their longtime commitment to the community.

With an emphasis on reducing its eco-footprint, the new store incorporates energy efficient refrigeration and LED lighting throughout.  Customers will also find self-checkout lanes, wider aisles and freshly prepared meals including sushi, salad and olive bars, made-to-order sandwiches, international cheeses, and a café with seating and free Wi-Fi access.

The convenient online ShopRite from Home® service will also be available to customers. ShopRite associates personally shop those online grocery orders and customers can pick up their groceries at the store.
The new store replaces the former location at 1054 Old Country Road, and the new store is open daily from 7 a.m. to midnight.

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 260 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 $39 million to 1,700 worthy charities and food banks since the program began in 1999.  For more information, please visit www.ShopRite.com.

Contact:

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

Maureen Gillespie
Phone: 732-906-5295
Manager

Source: ShopRite

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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