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April 14, 1986 | By Jennifer Lin, Inquirer Staff Writer
Abbotts, Harbisons, and Lehigh Valley are dairy names as synonymous with the Philadelphia area as Tastykake and Campbell Soup. But the fact is, all those milk brands come from the dairies of one company: Johanna Farms of Flemington, N.J. Johanna Farms has been steadily expanding its milk business, and in February bought its chief competitor, Atlantic Processing Inc. (API), an Allentown dairy that sells the Lehigh Valley brand of milk. In a deal estimated at $17 million, Johanna Farms bought all the milk plants run by API and took over all its business accounts.
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July 11, 1993 | By Nathan Gorenstein, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The ShopRite supermarket at the Lawrence Park Shopping Center, a fixture to local food shoppers for 14 years, has been sold to Acme Markets Inc., and about 100 employees are temporarily - and possibly permanently - losing their jobs. The 30,000-square-foot ShopRite was scheduled to close yesterday, according to the disheartened employees. "It is like a family, the customers and the employees," said Patti Miller, 45, of Springfield, who has worked at the ShopRite since it opened in 1979.
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August 29, 1997 | by Mike Kern, Daily News Sports Writer
The ShopRite LPGA Classic will have a new home next year, and a larger purse. The tournament, scheduled for June 26 to 28, is moving from Greate Bay Resort and Country Club in Somers Point, N.J., where it has been for the last decade, to Marriott's Seaview Resort in nearby Galloway Township. Seaview was the site in 1986 and '87, the event's first two years. Back then, the purse was only $225,000. Next year it will be $1 million, a $100,000 increase from this season. Only one non-major on the LPGA tour has a larger pot. "This dramatically underscores the extent of the growth of our tournament," said event chairman Larry Harrison.
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September 30, 2015 | By Jane M. Von Bergen, Inquirer Staff Writer
Wakefern Food Corp. of Edison, N.J., the parent organization of ShopRite supermarkets, has bid $40 million to buy a dozen grocery stores, including seven local Pathmarks, from the bankrupt A&P chain. A New York bankruptcy judge will decide during an auction on Oct. 8 whether it's acceptable. Wakefern's bid includes Pathmarks on Monument, Aramingo and Oregon Avenues in Philadelphia, as well as Pathmark stores in Wyncote, Glenolden, Brookhaven and Upper Darby. Since A&P, the Atlantic and Pacific Tea Co. in Montvale, N.J., filed for bankruptcy in July, saying it would exit the supermarket business, seven of its area Pathmark, Super Fresh and Food Basic stores have already closed or will soon close.
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June 29, 2011 | By Maria Panaritis, Inquirer Staff Writer
After years of watching competitors cut into its local lead in supermarket sales, Acme Markets fell into second place over the last year, dethroned by ShopRite, according to an annual survey published by Food Trade News. ShopRite, ringing up $1.7 billion in sales across the eight-county Philadelphia region, grabbed the top spot from Acme, which has struggled to cut costs by shutting down underperforming stores and recently laid off 900 part-time employees. The survey studied the period from April 1, 2010, through March 31. During that time, Acme's sales were $1.6 billion, a drop from $1.8 billion a year earlier, according to data published this week in the trade publication's June editions.
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March 23, 2011 | By NAOMI JAGODA, jagodan@phillynews.com 215-854-5926
Maurice Brown, 49, bought hoagies and soda yesterday at a corner store on Allegheny Avenue, down the road from where he lives. But for a full grocery trip, he has to travel about a half hour by bus to get to the nearest supermarket. It's no wonder, then, that Brown and other Tioga residents are excited by plans for a ShopRite in their neighborhood. "It's more convenient for the neighborhood," said Brown, 49, who works at a moving company. "We need a supermarket around here," said Franklin Cooper, 51, who worked for PepsiCola Bottling Co. "I bet everyone's saying they're glad.
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August 11, 2016 | By David O'Reilly, Staff Writer
The owner of the ShopRite supermarket in Cherry Hill's Garden State Pavilion center will appeal the Township Council's vote Monday to allow gas stations in certain business zones, saying the ordinance illegally favors a proposed Costco store, his lawyer said. "We're making many legal objections to this ordinance," Stuart Platt said Tuesday, "but the primary defect is that this is illegal spot zoning" intended solely to favor Costco, a chain of members-only discount stores. Platt represents Steven Ravitz, president of Racetrack Supermarkets L.L.C., which operates the affected ShopRite near the proposed Costco.
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June 20, 2008 | By Maria Panaritis INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Anyone with a competitive bone knows that there are times when being No. 1 is a blessing of achievement, and times when it is a burden to defend. For Acme Markets these days - top dog in the race for the $10 billion that Philadelphia-area shoppers spend in supermarkets each year - front-runner status has become a bit of a watch-your-back game. The massive supermarket chain, whose year-after-year dominance has made it as much a regional fixture as soft pretzels on a Philadelphia hot dog cart, lost market share in the last year as the competition picked up ground, according to an annual survey by Food Trade News.
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December 20, 1998 | By Juan C. Rodriguez, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Two companies that do business in the township have donated $60,000 to a local youth association - the first contributions to a capital campaign for improvements to Hartford Crossing Park. After heated debate over the summer, the Township Council reduced a bond proposal that had included money to complete the park. The council approved a $2 million version of the bond, a plan that reduced spending on the park by $300,000. The trim sent township officials looking for corporate donations to fund some items that were cut. Among them: new lighting for the fields, an announcer's booth, and storage and restroom facilities.
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September 12, 2016 | By Jane M. Von Bergen, Staff Writer
Three years ago, on the Saturday before Labor Day, Louis Eni, 63, Dietz & Watson chief executive, was kayaking near his beach home in Ocean City, N.J., when his wife came out on the dock and motioned him toward the house. His brother was on the phone. There was a fire at the Philadelphia deli company's warehouse in Delanco, Burlington County. "It was bad. As I'm driving up from the Shore, you can see the smoke from miles away. You go numb," Eni said. The refrigerated warehouse held all of Dietz & Watson's inventory ready for shipping.
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August 11, 2016 | By David O'Reilly, Staff Writer
The owner of the ShopRite supermarket in Cherry Hill's Garden State Pavilion center will appeal the Township Council's vote Monday to allow gas stations in certain business zones, saying the ordinance illegally favors a proposed Costco store, his lawyer said. "We're making many legal objections to this ordinance," Stuart Platt said Tuesday, "but the primary defect is that this is illegal spot zoning" intended solely to favor Costco, a chain of members-only discount stores. Platt represents Steven Ravitz, president of Racetrack Supermarkets L.L.C., which operates the affected ShopRite near the proposed Costco.
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June 9, 2016 | By Jacob Adelman, STAFF WRITER
Eatontown, N.J.-based Wharton Realty Group has acquired a 108,600-square-foot shopping center in Glenolden for $17.2 million, James Galbally, a managing director at real estate services firm JLL in Philadelphia, said in an e-mail Tuesday. The property at 140 N. MacDade Blvd. was purchased from MCB Real Estate and Alex Brown Realty, both of Baltimore, according to Galbally, who was lead broker on the deal. The shopping center features a newly renovated ShopRite supermarket and is at 100 percent occupancy, Galbally said.
SPORTS
June 7, 2016 | By Mike Kern, Staff Writer
GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP, N.J. - The 28th ShopRite LPGA Classic probably deserved better. We're not talking about Sunday's weather forecast, which prompted tournament officials to move up the final-round tee times to early morning in order to finish before the nasty stuff was projected to arrive. That meant no live coverage on the Golf Channel. Only tape-delayed instead, from Stockton Seaview Hotel and Golf Club. Not the same. But when Mother Nature happens . . . Sometimes it's simply your turn to take a hit. The field was another matter.
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June 7, 2016 | By Joe Juliano, STAFF WRITER
GALLOWAY, N.J. - Anna Nordqvist started playing golf at home in Sweden when she was 12 years old, while Annika Sorenstam - another Swede - was well on her way toward dominating the LPGA Tour, where she finished with 72 wins, including 10 major titles. The achievements of Sorenstam, who retired in 2008, were remembered Sunday at the ShopRite LPGA Classic when Nordqvist tied her record for lowest 54-hole score and posted a 1-stroke victory in the tournament at Stockton Seaview Hotel and Golf Club.
SPORTS
June 6, 2016 | By Joe Juliano, STAFF WRITER
GALLOWAY, N.J. - Karine Icher kept making birdies in bunches Saturday at the ShopRite LPGA Classic, but she chose not to keep track of them, preferring rather to count them up as soon as her final putt hit the bottom of the cup. Once she did count them up, the score came out to a 9-under-par 62, tying the tournament course record and moving the 37-year-old citizen of France into a 1-stroke lead after two rounds of the $1.5 million event over the Bay...
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June 4, 2016 | By Joe Juliano, STAFF WRITER
GALLOWAY, N.J. – Brynn Walker is absolutely thrilled to have qualified for the ShopRite LPGA Classic, her first career event on the women's tour. But she knows that she needs to find a way to temper that excitement and stay focused when she tees off on Friday. Walker, who celebrated her 18th birthday on Wednesday and graduates from Radnor High School next Wednesday, has been seeking to find that balance since she shot a 2-under-par 69 to grab one of two available spots in the field for the event at Stockton Seaview Resort's Bay Course.
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June 3, 2016 | By Marcus Hayes, Daily News Columnist
GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP, N.J. - You see golfers getting hugged all the time as they celebrate moments on this green or that. This one was different. This was an international event, the Solheim Cup, where it's usually just teammates hugging teammates. This was a husband hugging his wife, and doing it in rural Germany, instead of, say, Jason Day embracing Ellie at Sawgrass. This wife, Gerina Piller, had just made a crucial putt for the United States that staved off defeat and paved the way for an epic comeback; this wife, who had come from golf's deepest shadows to bring her country glory.
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May 18, 2016 | By Mike Kern, STAFF WRITER
GALLOWAY, N.J. - From June 3-5 on the Bay Course at Stockton Seaview Hotel and Golf Club, Sweden's Anna Nordqvist will try to do what's never been done in the three-decade history of the ShopRite LPGA Classic, which is successfully defend her title. And in August at the Summer Olympic Games in Brazil, she'll try to do what no female golfer has even had the chance to do since 1900, which is win a medal. Nordqvist, who turns 29 next month, is one of the two women who will be representing her homeland in Rio de Janeiro.
NEWS
February 22, 2016
Body is found in fire debris of Burlco condo A body was found Saturday morning in the debris of a two-alarm fire that struck a condominium complex Friday night in Burlington County, authorities said. The blaze was reported just after 9:30 p.m. in the first block of Florence Tollgate in Florence Township, a county dispatcher said. A dispatch supervisor Saturday did not have details about the person who was found dead. A man who answered the phone at the Florence Township Fire Department said he could not release any information.
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