Allegiance Retail Services (ARS), a member-owned supermarket co-op, has opened a Bloomingdale Supermarket by Foodtown in Bloomingdale, New Jersey.
The township’s name was merged with the Foodtown banner to reflect the significance of the community in which it opened. Previously, the space was occupied by an IGA supermarket.
The ribbon cutting ceremony for the 8,000-square-foot store, held on Jan. 5, was attended by local residents and elected officials.
Bloomingdale Supermarket by Foodtown is the second grocery store to be opened by ARS members and store co-owners Adam and Erica Shapiro. The first store the Shapiro’s opened was a Green Way Market banner in Maplewood, New Jersey.
As a member of the ARS co-op, Bloomingdale Supermarket by Foodtown will offer natural and organic choices, value-based lines, garden fresh fruits and vegetables, specialty meats and cheeses, fresh baked goods, grab-and-go meals and fresh flowers.
Bloomingdale Supermarket by Foodtown is known for its close connection to the communities it serves by being “Locally Owned, Family Operated” stores that offer high quality products and perishables at affordable prices. The stores offer a full line of ARS’ Green Way private label brand of natural and organic foods and products and Rancher’s Legend beef.
“Prior to becoming an owner and operator of his own supermarkets, Adam Shapiro worked in the industry for many years, overseeing operations for some of our member stores,” said Joseph Fantozzi, chief operating officer and president of Allegiance Retail Services and Foodtown.
“It is heartening to see what the Shapiros have accomplished in a short time and their commitment to offering diverse and quality lines in their supermarkets.”
Currently, ARS supports more than 125 member-owned supermarkets with future growth, indicating a positive trajectory for the co-op and its members in the grocery retail sector.
About Allegiance Retail Services
ARS supports independent supermarkets, such as Foodtown, Freshtown, D’Agostino, Gristedes, Morton Williams, Pathmark, LaBella Marketplace, Brooklyn Harvest, Market Fresh, Big Deal Food Market, Green Way Markets, Brigidos Fresh Market, Olive Tree Marketplace, Bloomingdale Supermarket by Foodtown and Shop n’ Bag.
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