A new PriceRite store set to open next week in Camden, N.J., marks the first new supermarket to open in the city in nearly 40 years, Wakefern Food Corp. said Thursday in a release.
The store, set to open Oct. 15, will be owned by Ravitz Family Markets, and will become the second PriceRite location to be opened by an independent cooperative member, following a Garfield, N.J., PriceRite owned by Inserra Supermarkets that opened in July. The Ravitz family currently owns five ShopRite stores in Burlington and Camden counties, and intends to open a separate ShopRite in Camden in 2016.
The new PriceRite is located at the site of a former Pathmark store that closed a year ago. The 43,000-square-foot store will bring more than 80 full- and part-time jobs to the community.
“My family and I are so pleased to be bringing a new Price Rite store to Camden and have been overwhelmed with the warm welcome and support we have received from the community,” Jason Ravitz, VP of retail operations for Ravitz Family Markets, said. “Partnering with the city to bring local residents not one but two brand new supermarkets is a tremendous privilege and we look forward to continuing to make a positive impact on the community.”
The discount PriceRite banner provides customers with a “clean, fresh, and friendly” shopping experience and with the convenience of warehouse club-style shopping without membership fees or bulk-buying requirements. It employs a self service format that includes fresh produce; packaged meats; baked goods; a variety of private label and national grocery brands; as well as dairy and frozen food products. To further reduce costs and pass along those savings to customers, Price Rite does not advertise or publish a weekly circular. Customers are encouraged to use their own bags or to buy them as needed for 10 cents each.
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