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Storm-Damaged ShopRite to Reopen Feb. 9

HOBOKEN, N.J. — A ShopRite store here that closed last fall as a result of damages from Hurricane Sandy will reopen Feb. 9, officials of Wakefern Food Corp. said Friday.

The store, owned and operated by Inserra Supermarkets, underwent an extensive renovation including new flooring, fixtures and lighting utilizing energy-efficient technologies to help reduce waste and protect the environment, including glass, LED and T-8 lighting, environmentally friendly refrigerant systems and a storewide energy reduction system. Officials said they expect energy usage is expected to be reduced by as much as 50% as a result of the new technologies.

“My family and I are extremely excited to reopen our doors to serve our Hoboken neighbors once more,” Larry Inserra, president of Inserra Supermarkets, said in a statement. “We have enjoyed being a part of this tight-knit community for more than 10 years; we are happy to be home again and look forward to helping in the rebuilding of this resilient city.”

Read more: Storm Damaged Stores Eye 2013 Reopenings

The new ShopRite will offer several new features including expanded organic, natural and gluten-free products integrated into all departments of the store; an extended prepared foods department; quick and easy lunch or dinner options including a sushi bar, fresh-baked pizza, and Asian specialties; a full service gourmet coffee shop. Additional new features include a gourmet, homemade cupcake bar, and fresh frozen yogurt in a variety of flavors, available all year long.

The store’s reopening will also reintroduce ShopRite From Home, a service that allows customers to place online orders from their home computer or mobile device for store pickup or delivery.

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