ShopRite will open its newest state-of-the-art, full-service supermarket, the ShopRite of Sparta, on Wednesday, Oct. 23, with a ribbon cutting ceremony set for 10 a.m. at the store at 18 North Village Boulevard. The Sparta High School Marching Band will perform to add festivity to the event.
The grand opening celebration will include local office holders and the RoNetco Supermarkets team, including Dominick J. Romano, RoNetco’s Vice President & COO; David Romano, RoNetco’s Vice President & CFO, and RoNetco supervisors, merchandisers, managers, and Sparta ShopRite associates. Prior to the ribbon cutting, the Sparta High School Marching Band will perform and the local VFW will conduct a flag raising ceremony. The store will open to the public immediately following the 10 a.m. ribbon cutting. The opening day celebrations will also include samples throughout the store, promotional items and giveaways, live music, and a photo booth and circus entertainers from noon to 5 p.m..
ShopRite of Sparta is owned by RoNetco Supermarkets, Inc., a family-owned company with nearly a century in the grocery business and seven ShopRite stores in northwestern New Jersey. The new ShopRite will offer one-stop shopping with a wide selection of groceries including both store and national brands, locally sourced foods and a variety of fresh prepared and restaurant-style meals. The store will employ 250 full- and part-time associates.
“RoNetco Supermarkets has a long history of commitment to the communities where our ShopRite stores operate, and we look forward to officially becoming a part of the great Sparta community,” said Dominick J. Romano, Vice President & COO of RoNetco Supermarkets, Inc.
With an emphasis on reducing its eco-footprint, the new ShopRite of Sparta also features energy-efficient refrigeration and lighting, with LED lighting throughout the store and its parking lot.
Featured Departments Include:
· Fresh, Walk-In Seafood Market
Seafood Market features dozens of varieties of fresh seafood delivered daily, including seafood flown in overnight from Alaska and Hawaii. Seafood specialists at the counter can help with selection and recipe ideas and steam orders for free while customers shop.
Full-Service Meat Department
Featuring beef fresh ground daily, a variety of organic and natural selections and grass fed offerings, ready-to-cook signature items and simply sourced products including Certified Angus Beef. Certified Journeymen Butchers can also custom cut meat for customers.
Prepared Foods and Deli Department
Prepared foods and grab-and-go items including sandwiches made to order, freshly prepared take home entrees and Pan-Asian and sushi offerings. The new store also houses a dine-in cafe with a fireplace, television, and WIFI.
Health & Wellness Services
ShopRite of Sparta’s in-store registered dietitian, Samantha Cifelli, will offer complimentary health and wellness services to customers, including individual nutrition counseling, shop-a-long store tours, wellness events and recipe and product recommendations. Customers can make an appointment with the dietitian by calling or stopping in the store.
ShopRite of Sparta will be open seven days a week from 8 a.m.-10 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, and 8 a.m.-7 p.m. on Sundays.