Old Bridge gets new ShopRite with state-of-the-art store and inspired shopping experience

Village Markets ShopRite of Old Bridge, NJ Grand Opening.

Village Super Market‘s new ShopRite of Old Bridge opened Sunday with thousands of premium and specialty items, as well as global flavors.

At the supermarket located in the Glenwood Green Shopping Plaza at the intersection of Route 9 and Schulmeister Road, a ribbon-cutting grand opening celebration took place, which included sampling stations, face painting, raffles, a DJ, Irish step dancers and a bagpiper to mark St. Patrick’s Day.

The first 200 customers received a special swag bag, free coffee and pastries. A graffiti artist was also on site to customize hats and shirts, along with a caricature artist for drawings of customers.

The new store incorporated suggestions from its customers, including 24-hour service and a café with a name — the Knight’s Loft — that was inspired by Old Bridge High School athletic teams.

“It was important to us that the community be part of the planning, and Old Bridge residents told us they wanted premium quality and inspiration,” Perry Blatt, director of e-commerce and business development for Village Super Market, said. “We offer all the value and variety of ShopRite with lots of special surprises we believe customers will love.”

Encompassing more than 80,000 square feet, the new ShopRite of Old Bridge offers customers a curated, elevated shopping experience that is unmatched in the area. Expert butchers and fishmongers staff the meat and seafood counters, and an expanded produce department offers a colorful bounty of organics, fresh cut fruit and vegetables and specialty grapes and berries.

And the store will continue to seek input from customers with the “Gotta Have It” online suggestion form here.

Customers can also find chef-prepared grab-and-go options, including hand-rolled sushi, gourmet meals and sandwiches, a Shuk Kosher kitchen and prepared meals, over 600 varieties of cheeses, and specialty soup and coffee bars that incorporate the popular Gourmet Garage and Fairway Market brands. The store also includes a pharmacy.

Th new store was designed with a focus on sustainability and a refrigeration system that reduces the store’s carbon footprint by half. The store also meets GreenChill standards and incorporates EcoVision glass doors and EcoShine LED lighting throughout to reduce energy consumption by more than 80%. High efficiency heating and air conditioning and water reclamation systems further reduce energy consumption.

Village Super Market, a member of the retailer-owned supermarket cooperative Wakefern Food Corp., remains true to its roots as a family-owned grocery business committed to serving local communities, with third-generation members of the Sumas family operating the stores and continuing the family tradition of caring for and supporting local communities.