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Old 01-12-2019, 04:49 PM
 
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There is an Acme in Midland Park (NW Bergen County). It's one of the ones that used to be an A&P. It's a pretty nice store, but with a renovated, bigger Stop & Shop and a brandy-new ShopRite in neighboring Wyckoff, it will get some competition. There's also a King's in Midland Park.


I admit I like Kings ,they do everything right.
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Old 01-13-2019, 06:58 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Wow.. we have 3 Acmes within 10 miles of my house.. and 3 shoprites... (I live in food store overkill)... and the Acmes are much nicer and cleaner....
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Old 01-14-2019, 02:25 PM
 
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Wow.. we have 3 Acmes within 10 miles of my house.. and 3 shoprites... (I live in food store overkill)... and the Acmes are much nicer and cleaner....
Most Shoprites are very nice, but I've realized they have different owners.
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Old Yesterday, 06:37 AM
 
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Most Shoprites are very nice, but I've realized they have different owners.
I learned about the independent ownership when my son worked at one when he was in high school. I had wondered why I could buy a product at one store and not the other.
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Old Yesterday, 07:01 AM
 
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I learned about the independent ownership when my son worked at one when he was in high school. I had wondered why I could buy a product at one store and not the other.
Yup!
ShopRite is essentially a buying co-op to which many different store owners belong. What they have in common is that they all display the ShopRite sign and they all carry ShopRite's house brands. Where they differ is in the architectural style, the layout of the stores, their product selection, and--sometimes--the cleanliness.

In Central NJ, the two dominant ShopRite "chains" are Saker and Village Supermarkets. You can tell which ones are owned by the Saker folks because they tend to be larger, they call themselves "World-Class", and they look like a Turkish bazaar because of the myriad of scattered displays and the handmade signs. I much prefer the slightly smaller Village Supermarkets stores because they tend to be much neater than the Saker stores.
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Old Yesterday, 08:37 AM
 
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For those who live in Jersey City, you should be aware of the filthy conditions at this supermarket:
https://www.nj.com/hudson/2019/01/supermarket-closed-after-city-reports-finding-expired-baby-formula-black-mold-dirty-meat-slicer.html

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Old Yesterday, 05:29 PM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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I learned about the independent ownership when my son worked at one when he was in high school. I had wondered why I could buy a product at one store and not the other.
Ah, that explains it.

There is ONE thing that I would drive to West Long Branch to buy at the ShopRite there--Amy's Vegetable Pot Pies.

When they opened the new ShopRite near me, I went to look. They have a freezer case full of Amy's products, but not that one. They had a notebook set up so that you could request something you didn't find in the store, and you could leave a phone number and email and they would contact you when it came in.

Well, that was two months ago. They still don't have it, and they didn't contact me.

I stopped by the Customer Service Desk one day about a month ago because there was a manager there. He told me, "Oh yes, I can get that."

Never did. I mean, I would have bought a few and stuck them in my freezer. So they lie about this, which is dumb. If you can't get it, just say so.

Fortunately, I since found the pot pies at a Dean's Natural Market that is closer than the WLB ShopRite.
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Old Yesterday, 11:22 PM
 
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Ah, that explains it.

There is ONE thing that I would drive to West Long Branch to buy at the ShopRite there--Amy's Vegetable Pot Pies.

When they opened the new ShopRite near me, I went to look. They have a freezer case full of Amy's products, but not that one. They had a notebook set up so that you could request something you didn't find in the store, and you could leave a phone number and email and they would contact you when it came in.

Well, that was two months ago. They still don't have it, and they didn't contact me.

I stopped by the Customer Service Desk one day about a month ago because there was a manager there. He told me, "Oh yes, I can get that."

Never did. I mean, I would have bought a few and stuck them in my freezer. So they lie about this, which is dumb. If you can't get it, just say so.

Fortunately, I since found the pot pies at a Dean's Natural Market that is closer than the WLB ShopRite.
I don't think that they care. I know that they didn't care at the time in the place where my son had a problem. He found some glass chips in his China Express (or whatever it was called) take out. The lawyers were all over me telling me that they'd pay for any medical expenses. He had spit out the small glass pieces and had no problems. I told them that it would nice if they gave him a gift certificate. He got a gift certificate to China Express. Seriously? They were an independent vendor in the store, and probably got hammered by the group.

I never shopped there or in any of their other stores again. There were plenty of other places to buy groceries.
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Old Yesterday, 11:55 PM
 
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I don't think that they care. I know that they didn't care at the time in the place where my son had a problem. He found some glass chips in his China Express (or whatever it was called) take out. The lawyers were all over me telling me that they'd pay for any medical expenses. He had spit out the small glass pieces and had no problems. I told them that it would nice if they gave him a gift certificate. He got a gift certificate to China Express. Seriously? They were an independent vendor in the store, and probably got hammered by the group.

I never shopped there or in any of their other stores again. There were plenty of other places to buy groceries.
Yikes!!
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