Local leaders, developers and ShopRite officials on Thursday cut the ribbon on ShopRite of Country Pointe, a replacement supermarket in the New Country Pointe center in Plainview, N.Y.
The 68,000-square-foot supermarket is owned and operated by the Greenfield family, third- and fourth-generation grocers who own four other ShopRites on Long Island. The new store replaces a former ShopRite located on the same street.
“We are thrilled to open another ShopRite store on Long Island, this time as the supermarket anchor at the innovative development Country Pointe Plainview. We are a family business and we are excited to be part of this great new development and the larger family at Country Pointe,” said Seth Greenfield, who often works alongside his dad, Jon, in the family’s ShopRite stores.
ShopRite operators are members of the Wakefern Food Corp. co-operative.
The store offers a prepared foods department with restaurant-quality meals and a café along with a large selection of fresh produce, organic, gluten-free, local and kosher products, Greenfield said. It incorporates energy-efficient refrigeration and LED lighting throughout. Customers will also find self-checkout lanes, wider aisles and freshly prepared meals including sushi, salad and olive bars, made-to-order sandwiches, international cheeses and the ShopRite from Home online service.
The store will employ close to 350 full- and part-time workers.