5 Things You Didn't Know About ShopRite
- One of the original members of the ShopRite group, Supermarkets General, branched off on its own to become one of the company's biggest rivals, Pathmark.
- There are over 350 ShopRite supermarkets in South Africa, but they are a completely different company and do not capitalize the "R."
- The store's "Can-Can Sale" promotions, featuring a French artiste and animated dancers, have been hugely popular for the franchise since the 1970s.
- Black Bear, one of the most successful premium lines in the deli industry was actually created by ShopRite to compete with Boars Head.
- Unlike many supermarket retailers, ShopRite does not have a specific, cooperative design. Store designs usually align with their era and locale.
How to Redeem a Coupon Code at ShopRite
You can, of course, walk into any ShopRite and use coupons to save money. But the supermarket also offers convenient shopping from home. From artisan breads to decorative poinsettias, you use the service to have all your groceries hand-selected by a ShopRite personal shopper. You get the same quality, variety, and low prices, but there's no waiting on lines and 24/7 availability. There is no shopping minimum so get what you need and only what you need. Use any number of payment methods to complete the transaction. Afterward, pick the items up at your local store or have them delivered to your door.
You can also use your coupons when shopping online. Find them on the store's website or on a coupon site. Just make sure any coupon you use follows the store's guidelines.
You will have to have an online account with ShopRite to use their service. Open one and log in. After you've loaded up your shopping cart, begin the checkout process. After the Online Payment verification, you will come to the Payment screen. Here there will be a box for promotion codes. Copy and paste any coupon code here and complete the checkout.
ShopRite likes to see itself as a family serving families. Much like its competitors Acme and Stop & Shop, the franchise has grown from the classic corner "Mom and Pop" stores of the past and become one of the most recognizable franchises in the country. ShopRite believes their family has been in service to generations of families. Many of the organization's operations are family owned, even being passed down from anywhere between second to fourth generations.
Wakefern Food Corporation was built on the ambition and dreams of a small group of people associated with groceries. It was 1946 when a Del Monte Foods sales rep gathered a group of Newark, New Jersey, grocers who were dissatisfied with their wholesale goods prices. They were convinced their independence made them vulnerable to stubborn distributors and unflinching price negotiations. The sales rep convinced seven grocers to pay $1,000 each to consolidate and launch Wakefern Foods Corp. Much like the grocer model started by Piggly Wiggly decades earlier, the new company planned to use volume to manage lower prices. In 1951, the name ShopRite was created.
ShopRite has become the largest employer in its New Jersey home state and the biggest retailer-owned cooperative in the country with over 50,000 employees across the Tri-State area, Delaware, Maryland, and Pennsylvania. The company is comprised of members who own and independently operate supermarkets under the ShopRite name.
In the late 1960s, one of the company's larger members, Supermarkets General, left Wakefern. In 1968, that fraction of stores became Pathmark. Feeling the loss, Wakefern focused on recovery, expanding aggressively. Within a decade, they restored the numbers lost by Supermarkets General's departure.
Since the beginning, Wakefern Food Corp. has been buying, storing and transporting goods for its stores, ensuring their grocers get top products at reasonable prices. Wakefern's participation provides peace of mind for grocers who know they are getting good prices, allowing them to focus more on ShopRite's mission to support its communities with an exemplary customer experience.
Still headquartered in New Jersey, Wakefern has over 2.5 million square feet of non-food and grocery warehousing. They have a fleet of over 2,000 trailers and 400 tractors that travel over 35 million miles a year, making this one of the largest private fleets on the East Coast.
In order to complement its success, ShopRite strives to support its customers and communities in the best ways. They have long been involved in food banks, donating services, food, and money, as well as hundreds of volunteer hours a year, to feeding the less fortunate. They also support an array of education and training programs for special needs students, preparing them for careers in the supermarket industry. Created in 1989, Supermarket Careers was noted as groundbreaking and innovative. It is currently a part of dozens of school curricula throughout the company's regions. Supermarket Careers has been recognized with many local, state, and national awards, among them the Secretary of Education Award, the country's highest honor for vocational programs.
ShopRite also brings this entrepreneurial spirit to the New Jersey and Connecticut Special Olympics, sponsoring the events with volunteer, logistical, and food support for the thousands of athletes and tens of thousands of attendees.
Commercially, ShopRite has built a rep for the best prices and shopping through initiatives like online shipping, its Price Plus Club Card and innovative ads like those for its regular Can-Can promotions.
With its family-friendly service, ShopRite remains a leader in grocery and shopping experiences.
ShopRite Social Media Links
ShopRite on Facebook: Discover what ShopRite's keeping on its wholesome pantry shelves. Catch a video on preparing the perfect ham. Weekly specials, promotions, events; they're all here.
ShopRite on Twitter: From fully prepared holiday dinners to beauty tips and the benefits of low-sodium chicken broth, connect with the best of ShopRite's services in short posts and video content.
ShopRite on YouTube: Catch a video that celebrates the return of the company's famous Can-Can ads. Check out a video on preparing grilled mango or get the scoop on the ShopRite Dietitian Program. ShopRite YouTube has a wealth of info.
ShopRite on Pinterest: Tons and tons (and tons) of images of food, produce picks, idea gifts for Mom or Dad, outdoor living and inspirations for living well, grilling, vegan dishes, and enjoying a good cup of joe.
ShopRite on Instagram: Get your goodies for game day or learn the latest about the store-sponsored contest for seeing the Rockettes at Radio City Music Hall. There's also a video of employees doing the store's Can-Can dance.
ShopRite Blog: The corporation's blog has articles on how to take full advantage of food and entertaining. Content is regularly updated, so check in often. Today, see how to dress up a holiday table. Tomorrow, get a dietitian's advice on how to create meals that make all tastes happy.
ShopRite Contact Info
Wakefern Food Corporation