An investment in technology is giving Wakefern’s northeastern Glass Gardens ShopRite a considerable boost in meeting its meat department objectives. In 2016, the supermarket group installed METTLER TOLEDO 880 Auto Wrappers in four of its stores. As of May 2017, the four machines had weighed and wrapped more than 1.5 million packages.
Glass Gardens ShopRite is a family-owned group of supermarkets operating under the Wakefern banner in the densely populated and highly competitive Northeastern corridor. The company was founded 80 years ago when two Glass brothers started a small produce business. In 1955, the brothers opened their first store, and today operate eleven ShopRite stores under the umbrella of Wakefern – a member-owned cooperative which boasts 335 supermarkets in a nine-state area stretching from New England to the Mid-Atlantic states.
A model of efficiency
Glass Gardens’ mission is simple yet ambitious – to quietly become the uncommon best: with an atmosphere that encourages productivity, job satisfaction, safety and cleanliness; with continuous growth fueled by competitive pricing and without compromising on the commitment to quality; and with an ever present goal of exceeding customer expectations and providing them with peace-of-mind.