Large Supermarket Operator Acquires 7 More ShopRite Stores in N.J.

One of New Jersey’s largest supermarket operators is increasing its footprint throughout the state.

Saker ShopRites acquired seven ShopRite stores, located in Toms River, Lacey, Berkeley, Manchester, Jackson, Waretown and Stafford, according to the Asbury Park Press.

The stores, which were previously owned by Perlmart Inc., will retain Perlmart’s 800 employees.

“We’re very pleased obviously that we, collectively, all the local unions involved, managed to place all our people from Perlmart with Saker,” John Niccolai, president of Local 464A of the United Food and Commercial Workers, told the Asbury Park Press. “No one will lose their jobs.”

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