KEASBEY, N.J. — Three of the 11 Shaw’s locations in Connecticut that are being sold to ShopRite operators will be owned by new members of Wakefern Food Corp., the cooperative said Friday.
Charles Joseph and his family, of Joseph Family Markets, will own the Canton and West Hartford locations, and Raymond Miller and his family, of Miller Farms Family Markets, will own the store in Enfield.
Joseph previously was general manager of ShopRite of Hunterdon County, a three-store Wakefern member in New Jersey. He had spent 12 years in that position. Miller spent 34 years at Wakerfern Food Corp. in various positions, most recently as manager of retail operations.
Miller's responsibilities will be assumed by Paul Gotthelf, a 14-year Wakefern veteran who had reported to Miller as manager of retail initiatives. Gotthelf's title will be director of retail initiatives.
The remaining eight acquired stores in Connecticut will be owned and operated by the following Wakefern members:
- Clinton: Five Star Supermarkets of Clinton.
- East Hartford: Waverly Markets.
- Fairfield and Southbury: Grade A Markets.
- Hamden and Stratford: ShopRite of Milford.
- Wallingford: Drust Markets, which currently owns the ShopRite of Meriden that will be replaced by the opening of the newer, more modern store in Wallingford.
- Willimantic: PRRC Inc. (will operate as PriceRite).
Currently, Wakefern has 13 ShopRite stores and eight Price Rite stores throughout Connecticut.
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