KEASBEY, N.J. — Wakefern’s ability to cater to the specific needs of its consumers and to create a one-stop shopping destination has not only resulted in a 4% boost in revenue, but also has placed the grocer in the top spot on this year’s NJBIZ Top 100 Privately Held Companies list, NJBIZ has reported.
“I’m most proud of our ability to meet the changing needs of the consumer and our associates,” Joseph Colalillo, Wakefern’s second-generation CEO, was quoted as saying in the NJBIZ article. “As we go into each community, we take notice of what’s different about them. … So a store in Newark may have different merchandise than one in Flemington.”
One example, cited by NJBIZ, is its ShopRite store in Morristown, N.J., which includes a health-and-wellness center, a fitness studio, a European food hall, a liquor store, child care and in-house cosmetologists for its beauty department.
(To view photos, visit Drug Store News' ShopRite store tour published earlier this year.)
Going forward, the company will set its sights on perfecting ShopRite’s online presence, NJBIZ reported.