NEW YORK — Gristedes stores have joined Wakefern Food Corp.’s burgeoning wholesale business, the companies said Wednesday. The deal allows Gristedes, a division of Red Apple Group here, to buy more than 7,000 ShopRite private-label items, as well as branded nonfood items, at its 40 stores in metro New York. “We were looking for a supply agreement that would allow us to be more competitive in today’s environment,” John Catsimatidis, chief executive officer of Red Apple, told SN. He said the ...
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