ShopRite to End Grocery Drought in Orange

The New ShopRite of Orange will open its door to shoppers on Saturday, October 30 at 8AM at 259 Bull Hill Lane. According to owner Harry Garafalo, the new supermarket will feature an expanded hot food department with options to eat-in or take out hot meals. Though smaller, the store will be similar to the ShopRite that opened in Milford last spring.

The store will also feature ‘ShopRite from Home’ an ordering service where orders are placed online, filled in the store and ready for customer pickup at the front of the store. In addition the store will also offer an on-staff dietician who will offer services like diabetic counseling to customers who need help with food choices. The Garafolo’s own six ShopRite stores in Connecticut and the new orange location will employ 230 full and part-time employees.

Make sure to come to the grand opening on Sunday and check it out!

C & S Hunger Action Month 2016

C & S Wholesale Grocers, Inc. Announced grants to 12 food banks in or near communities where the company has a presence. The grants are focused on child hunger, primarily through the BackPack Program. The program alleviates weekend hunger among food-insecure children by quietly filling back packs with nutritious food on Fridays. More than 19,000 children at 145 elementary schools or other sites will be provided with food through the grants.

Donations were made in 10 different states. In Connecticut, the Foodshare food bank will receive a grant for the BackPack and School Pantry Program for two academic years. The program will involve eleven schools and is expected to reach 1,800 children.

Read the press release for more information: 2016-cs-hunger-action-month-press-release-002


Price Chopper and Market 32 Launch New Pharmacy App to Help Customers Manage Prescriptions

Price Chopper recently introduced a new mobile app in partnership with mscripts so that customers can now manage their prescriptions on the go. The app allows for medication refill reminders, prescription orders, access to medication records and more. In addition, you can manage family accounts, doctor information and find pharmacy locations all from the app. The app is available in the Apple App Store and Google Play store and can be found by searching Price Chopper Pharmacy.

Recall Watch: Pork, fruit spreads among pulled products


Brookwood Farms of North Carolina is recalling approximately 126,570 pounds of pulled pork products due to a soy allergen not declared on the product label. The recalled pork was produced between June 2014 and October 2016 and distributed nationwide. There have been no confirmed reports of injury or illness due to the recalled product.


Brownwood Farms in Michigan also announced a recall. They are recalling approximately 260,000 total units of fruit butters and preserves for containing undeclared milk. Those who have an allergy to milk run the risk of serious allergic reactions if they consume this product. The recalled butters and preserves were distributed across the United States but there have been no reported illnesses due to its consumption.

Big Y Honored By Conn. Food Bank for Providing 1M Meals

The Connecticut Food Bank is recognizing Big Y World Class Markets for providing food and funds for more than 1 million meals since 1998. On average Big Y delivers more than 20,000 pounds of food weekly to the Connecticut Food Bank to be distributed amongst its member programs. In addition, Big Y has also made significant financial contributions to the Food Bank and their employees volunteer weekly at the Connecticut Food Bank’s Wallingford Distribution Center.

Big Y leadership and 35 volunteers from local stores will attend the Food Bank’s presentation and spend the evening helping sort products in the distribution center.