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Liberty, NY - Newly Enlarged Catskills ShopRite Hopes To Woo Kosher Customers

Published on: June 21, 2015 04:15 PM
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Liberty, NY - A seven and a half month long expansion at the Liberty ShopRite store will offer Catskills shoppers an even fuller selection of kosher dairy, frozen foods, deli, chicken, meat, bakery items and groceries.

“You will definitely see the difference as soon as you go in there,” Sarada Bernstein, Shop Rite’s manager of branding and customer experience, told VIN News.  “There’s lots of good stuff going on and so far the renovations have been very well received.”

An additional 15,000 feet of shopping was added to the store during the $14 million renovation project which began last fall.  While the official ribbon cutting took place at the beginning of June, final touches are still being put in place in the parking lot, offering additional spaces for shoppers.

The store’s grocery selection will now include products by Yumtee’s Natural Snacks, Haddar Foods and Lieber’s and additional fixtures have been added to allow even more bakery items with products by Stern’s, Green’s, Beigel’s, Reisman’s, and Zomick’s.

The dairy section will include 20 feet of kosher items including cholov yisroel milk, cheese, a full line of J&J products, 12 flavors of Gevina yogurt and a wide selection of Mehadrin yogurt, Greek yogurt and leben. 

The store will feature Empire chicken, Solomon’s meat and a full line of deli items including chumus, herring, smoked fish, pickles, kishka and Meal Mart and Abeles and Heyman cold cuts.

Two separate freezer areas will be stocked with over six doors of kosher products including an assortment of regular and soft serve cholov yisroel ice cream, blintzes, frozen fish, ravioli, pizza, pizza bagels, fish sticks, French fries, chicken nuggets and more.  A full end cap at the front of one of the freezers will be dedicated to Mehadrin novelties throughout the summer season.

The store also plans to offer a larger number of sales on many kosher products.

“We look forward to serving our kosher customers and we hope that customers will let us know if there are other products they would like us to carry,” said Kevin Oboyski Perishable Manager at ShopRite.

Other improvements to the store include a Shop from Home department, newly constructed restrooms and an indoor bottle room.


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 Jun 21, 2015 at 04:34 PM ShmutzVesh Says:

Good . Now hopefully the Koller store will be quiet and relaxing

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 Jun 21, 2015 at 05:56 PM Anonymous Says:

Yummy....and many of the these products have a good chassideshe hashgacha which will provide assurance for mehadrim

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 Jun 21, 2015 at 07:36 PM getitright Says:

Monticello is by far the biggest kosher selection and better priced than walmart on many kosher items.

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 Jun 21, 2015 at 07:39 PM mewhoze Says:

i'm sure the locals will have complaints about that too.
another reason for them to hate us some more

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 Jun 21, 2015 at 08:26 PM ayoyo Says:

The big chain stores look for opportunities to put the little man out of business , There are hardly any neighborhood stores left in the city .The feel of a close neighborhood with the corner candy store, tailor butcher, fish store have mostly disappeared Today we have mega chain stores all over

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 Jun 21, 2015 at 10:36 PM Anonymous Says:

Most of the items in the photo are JUNK FOOD with empty calories. Feed your little Velvel this stuff for the summer and he will come back as Chubby Velvel in August.

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 Jun 21, 2015 at 11:47 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #5  
ayoyo Says:

The big chain stores look for opportunities to put the little man out of business , There are hardly any neighborhood stores left in the city .The feel of a close neighborhood with the corner candy store, tailor butcher, fish store have mostly disappeared Today we have mega chain stores all over

I dont know where you live but here in boro park almost all the mom and pop stores I grew up with 30- 40 years ago are still around. Some expanded, some under new ownership but they are still there.16th ave Einhorn, Mittllmans Bochner Kaff fishmans !8th ave Landaus, Appetizing plus, Kerpel went to Goldbergs

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 Jun 22, 2015 at 12:25 AM Anonymous Says:

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mewhoze Says:

i'm sure the locals will have complaints about that too.
another reason for them to hate us some more

This may invoke the hatred of the rabid antisemites and antireligionists who so liberally populate the mountains.
So, not a reason for haters, maybe an "excuse".

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 Jun 22, 2015 at 12:42 AM REALIST Says:

Reply to #7  
Anonymous Says:

I dont know where you live but here in boro park almost all the mom and pop stores I grew up with 30- 40 years ago are still around. Some expanded, some under new ownership but they are still there.16th ave Einhorn, Mittllmans Bochner Kaff fishmans !8th ave Landaus, Appetizing plus, Kerpel went to Goldbergs

Kerpel - 48/16.
Scharf - 55/18.
Achim - 59/18.
Lefkowitz - 47/18.
No name - 56/17.
All closed as groceries.
Mittelmans, Einhorn, Solomon's, and even Goldbergs, and the five on 13th Avenue had to spend shvere toizenters to keep up with the grocery Jones'. (Pomegranate, Kollel, Moishe's, Gourmet, Breadberry, etc. )

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 Jun 22, 2015 at 08:31 AM city girl Says:

Chassidim & most Chareidim won't touch Empire products. Why don't they carry a more widely-accepted hechscher, even a few, to give consumers some choice?

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 Jun 22, 2015 at 10:25 AM Anonymous Says:

They really do need more chassideshe hashgachos, although there are plenty already represented. As the cognoscenti already know, there are a small number of Litvish hashgachos that are beginning to demonstrate the same skills and expertise of the top of the line Chassideshe hashgachos and someday will be right up their in terms of the acceptability to those who are machmir in matter kashruth.

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 Jun 22, 2015 at 03:49 PM ohkay Says:

When I leave for the mountains I usually go to Appetizing Plus on 18th Avenue to shop there and bring it to the country. It's probably the cheapest store in Boro Park and about 30% cheaper than the mountains

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 Jun 22, 2015 at 04:21 PM exyeshivaman Says:

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city girl Says:

Chassidim & most Chareidim won't touch Empire products. Why don't they carry a more widely-accepted hechscher, even a few, to give consumers some choice?

You are living in the past, Empire is jat the name it is a totally different company, Meal Mart Alle Packing owns it and it has the s the hechsher of the Nirbartor Rov, There are other chasidishe shechita's that also use these facilities. The are now so many 'mega' kosher stores in the Catskills that Shop Rite may have lost it's niche. But, competion is healthy all these 'mega' stores charge from 15 to 20% more than what a comparable item cost in the city. Some of the 'mega' stores have stores in the city and they charge a premium price in the country. If Shop-Rite can keep the prices lower they will have won the battle.

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