Inserra Supermarkets
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Mahwah, New Jersey 07430

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Inserra Supermarkets ShopRite Honors 151 Associates for Collective 2500+ Years of Service
Family-Owned Chain Owns and Operates 22 ShopRite Stores in New Jersey and New York

MAHWAH, N.J., May 26, 2017 – To mark its 63rd anniversary, Inserra Supermarkets ShopRite recently honored 151 associates, who have a collective total of 2,500+ years of service, at its Associate Anniversary Dinner at The Venetian in Garfield, N.J. The honorees were recognized for their milestone anniversaries – ranging from 5 to 55 years of service – at the family-owned chain’s 22 ShopRite stores located in New Jersey and New York.

“At Inserra Supermarkets, many associates start, find a home here and stay for years, often decades,” said Ron Onorato, president and COO of the Mahwah, N.J.-based company. “That loyalty is a reflection of the inspired leadership of each generation of the Inserra family as the company has continued to grow and implement successful change through the years.”

Established in 1954 by Patsy Inserra as a privately-held family business, Inserra Supermarkets remains true to its roots as a family-owned grocery chain. With the entrepreneurial guidance of the late Lawrence Inserra, the company expanded to 14 ShopRite stores by 1981. Today, under the direction of the Inserra family’s third and fourth generations and Onorato, that family and community focus continues at all of its 17 stores across New Jersey’s Bergen, Hudson and Passaic Counties, and 5 stores in Rockland County, New York.

“Every year, this is one of those special nights for my family and me as we celebrate the many dedicated associates who help in making our company as strong as it is today,” Lawrence Inserra, Jr., chairman and CEO of Inserra Supermarkets. “On behalf of my family, I thank each of you for your continued hard work and commitment to Inserra Supermarkets.”

At the celebration, honorees were treated to a buffet dinner with expansive, gourmet offerings before the awards ceremony, during which each honoree’s name was announced. After the ceremony, a Viennese table – filled with cakes, tarts, fruits, mousses and much more – was enjoyed by all in attendance.

Event Spotlights Bill Gordon with 55 Years of Service

At the age of 19, Bill Gordon joined Inserra Supermarkets, working for the late Lawrence Inserra. Gordon started as a butcher in the Meat Department, bringing seven years of experience with him (He started cutting meat at 12 years old in small shops in Brooklyn!) and was quickly promoted to Meat Manager. Through the years, Gordon held a variety of leadership positions at Inserra ShopRite stores, including ShopRites of Hasbrouck Heights, Ramsey, West Milford and Emerson.

“The Inserras are truly good people, who take care of their associates,” said Gordon at the recent celebration. “You rarely see that type of loyalty and caring from companies these days. As you can understand, it is a main reason so many of us stay for years and years.”

As one of the region’s largest employers, Inserra Supermarkets provides full- and part-time positions to more than 4,800 associates. The company is also widely acknowledged as a good corporate citizen committed to improving the lives of local residents and those in need.


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