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What are some facts about Saker ShopRite stores?

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Saker ShopRite, Inc. owns and operates 29 ShopRite supermarkets in New Jersey. The company was founded by the Saker family in 1916 with a single grocery store. It opened its first supermarket in 1956.

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Saker ShopRite is one of the 45 members of Wakefern Food Corp., a retailer-owned cooperative. The Wakefern Food Corp is the largest cooperative in the U.S. and the largest employer in New Jersey. Wakefern is the merchandising and distribution arm for ShopRite. ShopRite stores are individually owned and operated by the members of the cooperative.

Wakefern buys, stores and delivers products to ShopRite stores. It also provides other support services. By operating within the Wakefern cooperative, the owners of ShopRite stores enjoy economies of scale associated with volume buying that they would not otherwise get on their own.

Saker ShopRite owns the ShopRites of Aberdeen, Belmar, Bordentown, Boundbrook, Branchburg, Bricktown, East Brunswick, East Windsor, Editor, Ernston Road, Ewing, Freehold, Hamilton, Hamilton Square, Hazlet, Lakewood, Marlboro, Mercer, Middletown, Montgomery, Neptune, North Brunswick, Pennington, Piscataway, Route 37 in Toms River, Smoerville, Wall, West Long Branch and Woodbridge.

In addition to operating a successful retail business, Saker ShopRite also supports and partners with the Community Food Bank of New Jersey.

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