Friday, February 08, 2019

Snapshot: ShopRite - Mount Pocono, PA

Our last installment in the Northeastern PA week series is barely even in Northeastern PA. Mount Pocono, PA is about 30 miles south of Scranton and is a much less remote location than any of the others we've seen this week. And, we're looking at an old friend, a ShopRite!
This store, at 89 PA-940, is owned by William Bracey, who previously ran this store and another in Daleville as ShurSave stores. However, although he switched to the Wakefern cooperative around 2005, his company is still Bill's ShurSave Supermarkets! Both locations have gas stations and convenience stores as well, and the Daleville store even features a drive-through pharmacy. The store here in Mount Pocono was recently remodeled, and it looks fantastic.
The ShopRite-branded gas station and convenience store is just around the corner from the supermarket. The two Bill's ShopRite gas stations join a corporate SRS-owned gas station up in Albany, NY, as well as a Klein's ShopRite Gas-N-Go in Bel Air, MD. Wakefern corporate doesn't have a gas station program, but their members are free to run their own if they want.

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  1. Actually 2 gas stations in the Albany market - one is separate from their Albany store (just down the street and one that existed before they did and they just took over) and one at the Colonie store that was built with the store.

    One might guess that they never went into this as much being based in NJ with the rules that still require full service, although one could say the two in NY are sort of corporate (being those stores are a corporate subsidiary...).

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    1. Interesting, thanks for the correction.

      Right, I think that the corporate ownership has a role in the gas station presence, since there are only three corporate SRS stores in New Jersey. As for the full service part, this article says the Albany location also offers full service -- I wonder whether they have kept this or cut it for cost reasons. Do you know?

      https://www.bizjournals.com/albany/blog/2012/10/shoprite-gas-station-offers-1950s.html

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