CAMDEN, N.J. — ShopRite on Tuesday unveiled plans to build a new store here, described as the first new supermarket in Camden in more than 30 years.
The store, to be located in a 20-acre development known as Admiral Wilson Plaza, will be owned and operated by Supermarkets of Cherry Hill, a Cherry Hill, N.J.-based member of the Wakefern Food Corp. cooperative run by the Ravitz family. The Ravitz group operates five other ShopRites in New Jersey. The Goldenberg Group, Blue Bell, Pa., is developing the center, which officials said would open in 2015. The area has been declared a “food desert” by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
“This is a historic day for Camden,” Camden Mayor Dana L. Redd said in a statement. “Bringing two reputable entities such as the Goldenberg Group and the Ravitz family to open a ShopRite in our city is long overdue. I am so proud and happy to share this wonderful news today with our residents because this is the type of development project they have been asking for — one that will create jobs and opportunities for them. I truly thank the Goldenberg Group and the Ravitz brothers for their commitment and vision to making this dream a reality.”
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The new store will offer many amenities ShopRite customers have come to expect, including a fresh bake shop that can create custom wedding cakes; custom cut fresh meats; fresh seafood; a full-service floral department; a pharmacy with free nutritional counseling and a broad selection of ethnic foods, including a diverse selection of groceries from around the world. “
My brothers and I are proud to be bringing a ShopRite store to Camden. We recognize that there is a great need for a full-service supermarket in the city and have been trying for years to find the best location to serve the community. Now is the right time,” Jason Ravitz, vice president, retail operations, for Supermarkets of Cherry Hill, said in a statement.
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