Who We Are

A leader in food and beverage retailing, Wakefern’s unique cooperative structure allows independent grocers to compete, and succeed, against multinational chains. While many might think it’s impossible for family-owned businesses to deliver a customized, community-specific experience AND the competitive pricing and product variety customers have come to expect from large chains, Wakefern has proved that it’s not only possible, but it has allowed us to be a strong force in the grocery industry.

In fact, with 51 member families who independently own and operate 354 retail supermarkets under the ShopRite, Price Rite Marketplace, The Fresh Grocer, Dearborn Market, and Gourmet Garage banners, Wakefern Food Corp. is the largest retailer-owned cooperative in the United States.

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Our Brands

By providing cooperative members with exceptional services and outstanding value while adhering to our core values — integrity, innovation and teamwork — Wakefern has cultivated success since its founding in 1946. Learn more about our brands and products. Click here to learn more about all of Wakefern’s brands.


Helping Small Business Succeed in a Big Business World® means giving entrepreneurs and independent retailers the support they need to thrive in a competitive market. Click here to see how we provide members of the Wakefern cooperative as well as our wholesale client base with the tools that are required to stay a step ahead of the competition.


At Wakefern, we strive to make the world a better place. By reducing our environmental impact through our business practices, policies and daily decision-making, and by being actively involved in the neighborhoods that we serve, we are making a difference in our communities.

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Together with our member companies, Wakefern employs more than 70,000 people. Discover why generations of associates have been proud to be members of the Wakefern family — and see what opportunities may exist for you — by visiting our Careers page.

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