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ShopRite - North Bergen, NJ

Welcome to the North Bergen ShopRite! A while back we saw the brand-new Food Bazaar in North Bergen. It is located just up Kennedy Blvd, but with the traffic it's a good 10 minute drive!

The ShopRite here in North Bergen is a pretty bland store. There's nothing really wrong with it, but it sure was a letdown after visiting the Food Bazaar for the first time. According to Styertowne, this location has been in business since the 1960s, but was renovated around 1998. It's currently owned and operated by the Inserra family, whose stores I am not a huge fan of (although that might be changing, as I visit some of their newer stores). This particular store does not look to have been renovated since that 1998 remodel, and it's beginning to show its age.

As with many Inserras, there is an entrance/exit combo on either side of the store. The left side will bring you first to bakery/hot food, the right side will bring you to dairy/frozen.

Above: The bakery department immediately inside the left-side entrance.

Looks like some bakery service (maybe fresh bread?) used to be here and has closed, with displays in front of the counter. Maybe it was just a bad day or a bad time, but the bakery department was almost empty in many places.

Past bakery is the hot food/food court area, which is pictured here looking towards the front of the store. While Food Bazaar has a small hot food counter, there is no in-store seating. Produce is in the back corner behind bakery/hot food.

In the above photo, we're looking towards the back of the store, where deli/seafood are located in an alcove.

Both produce and deli/seafood are located underneath these cool lit ceilings. They would be significantly cooler if all the lights actually worked.

Let's take a look in some of the grocery aisles, where the customer service and pharmacy counters are located in islands along the front-end, but in the grocery aisles.

And of course, I have to take out a little bit of time to make fun of this store's organization. This is a display in the first or second aisle!

The islands including pharmacy and customer service are to my right here; the checkouts are past them to the right. The grocery aisles are to the left.

Along the back wall.

Dairy is in the far back right corner.

Again, maybe it was an off-time, but this store was really a mess in a lot of the departments. A ShopRite shouldn't have this mess, no matter who owns it or what time of day it is.

Frozen foods are in an alcove along the front wall and continue along the last aisle.

Looking from frozen along the front-end, with checkouts to the left ahead.

Above: the front-end, with checkouts to the right and customer service and pharmacy to the left.

These baskets caught my eye on the way out. I really doubt they're referring to ACME Super Saver of the 1970s, since (1) they didn't look that old and (2) the color scheme is all wrong. However, I really have no idea what Super Saver they might be from!

One more look before we head out of North Bergen!

So I don't really know what to say about this ShopRite. If you've been to pretty much any other Inserra store, it's virtually identical. It was a little bit of a mess, but maybe I was there on a bad day. But the prices were great, of course, and it was fairly clean. I don't know that it's worth a trip for itself.

ShopRite

3147 Kennedy Blvd, North Bergen, NJ 07306
Open Daily 7AM-Midnight
http://www.shoprite.com/

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  1. Those domes look mighty interesting indeed--- it would look way better if the lights worked! And maybe someone looted the meat before you got there?

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    1. Maybe I missed the All Meat 75% Off sale the days before...

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