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Value grocery chain PriceRite, a wholly owned subsidiary of Keasbey, N.J.-based Wakefern Food Corp., will open its second Maryland store, in District Heights, with a grand opening celebration and ribbon-cutting ceremony slated for Wednesday, Nov. 28. PriceRite offers warehouse club-style shopping without the membership fees or bulk-buying requirements.
The 47,000-square-foot location will bring 130 full- and part-time jobs to the Washington, D.C., metro area, while the average PriceRite store is about 30,000 to 40,000 square feet in size and employs 50 to 150 associates.
“At PriceRite, it is our philosophy that our customers shouldn’t have to sacrifice quality to save on price,” said PriceRite spokeswoman Kathy Freedman. The chain’s first store in Maryland opened on Security Boulevard in Baltimore last year.
The state-of-the-art store features such green technologies as glass doors on dairy cases, and energy-efficient lighting and refrigeration. PriceRite employs a self-service format that includes fresh produce delivered daily; packaged meats; baked goods; a variety of private label and national grocery brands; and dairy and frozen food products.
To further reduce costs, the chain doesn’t advertise or publish a weekly circular. Customers can use their own bags or buy them as needed for 10 cents each, which helps the environment while keeping costs low.
Besides Maryland, PriceRite operates stores in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island. Wakefern is a retail cooperative whose members operate ShopRite stores in the Northeast.