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A&P Expands Bergenfield, N.J., Store to Offer Fresh Kosher Foods

The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co. has completed the renovation of its Bergenfield Pathmark store in New Jersey.

Now neighborhood residents can get fresh, high-quality kosher foods in a store staffed by a certified Mashgiach responsible for supervising the production of all things kosher. With triple the assortment of kosher products and the availability of fresh kosher meat and seafood, Pathmark’s upgraded Bergenfield store is a one-stop shop for kosher shoppers and also offers a wide selection of non-kosher grocery items, according to A&P.

The 54,000-s.f. store, located at 80 New Bridge Rd. in Bergenfield, N.J., is designed to make shopping easier for local residents.

“We are committed to serving kosher customers in the Bergenfield community,” said Sam Martin, A&P’s president and CEO. “This remodeled store offers added convenience, a friendlier store environment and a wider selection of items to meet the specific preferences of our neighborhood shoppers.”

A&P’s Kosher Category Manager Barry Eizik added: “From fresh glatt kosher meats to an expanded assortment of kosher grocery items, this revamped store puts everything kosher right at our customer’s fingertips.”

In addition to new kosher meat and deli departments, the Bergenfield Pathmark offers prepared kosher foods, including egg rolls, fried chicken, stuffed cabbage rolls, kugel and knishes. Customers also can find kosher appetizers, including a new assortment of kosher cheeses. The re-merchandised kosher bakery offers kosher bread and a selection of kosher sweets, such as chocolate and cinnamon babka.

The Bergenfield Pathmark store is open 24 hours a day and is staffed by specially trained associates. In adherence to community practices, the kosher meat, deli and seafood departments close two hours prior to sundown on Fridays and stay closed all day Saturday. However, kosher meat and seafood products are still available for purchase in refrigerated cases and displays.

“It is wonderful to see A&P embrace different ethnic cultures and address their grocery needs,” said Shmuel Sophar, who is serving as the store’s certified Mashgiach. “This revamped store shows A&P’s commitment to the diverse communities it serves, and I’m excited to be a part of this innovative neighborhood store.”

In addition to offering an expanded kosher selection, the Bergenfield Pathmark continues to offer shoppers a variety of specialty brands and non-kosher items as well.

Founded in 1859, A&P is one of the nation’s first supermarket chains. The company operates 336 stores in six states under the following trade names: A&P, Waldbaum’s, Pathmark, Best Cellars, The Food Emporium, Super Foodmart, Superfresh and Food Basics.

 

About the author

Kristen Cloud

A former newspaper editor and publisher who has handled digital duties for The Shelby Report since 2011. She once enjoyed leisurely perusing the grocery store aisles but, since having a baby in 2016, is now an enthusiastic click-and-collect shopper.

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