Independent members of the Wakefern Food Corp. cooperative have a potentially powerful new growth vehicle at their disposal. Confirming longstanding industry speculation, Wakefern last week said that it was now allowing its independent members to own and operate the PriceRite discount format in addition to ShopRite conventional stores. The first such independently owned PriceRite — and the first PriceRite discount store in New Jersey — will open later this year in Garfield, N.J., ...

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