Customers flock to grand opening of ShopRite of Hadley Commons in South Plainfield

Hundreds of customers lined up outside the new ShopRite of Hadley Commons on Wednesday for a ribbon-cutting and grand opening of the supermarket in South Plainfield.

Located at 6781 Hadley Road, the supermarket hired an additional 200 full- and part-time employees ahead of the store’s opening. The new store replaced the ShopRite of Piscataway at 1306 Centennial Ave.

Members of the Saker family, which owns and operates the state-of-the-art store, greeted customers, and the first 200 people received special grocery gift bags filled with product samples and coupons. The day’s celebration also included in-store samplings and outdoor food trucks and a grill station.

South Plainfield Mayor Matthew Anesh, Council President Rob Bengivenga, Councilman Derryck White, Councilman Joe Wolak and Councilwoman Christine Faustini joined the Saker family for the ceremony.

The Sakers also presented representatives from the Community FoodBank of New Jersey with a $10,000 donation.

“Opening a new store is always a big moment for us, because it represents our commitment to provide fresh, quality products and exceptional service in a state-of-the-art store,” Richard Saker, CEO and president of Saker ShopRites, said. “We’re excited to welcome our customers to this new location and are kicking it off with a great celebration that will include special store happenings throughout the month of May.”