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Dining with Susan: Shoprite from Home 2016

Dining with Susan: Shoprite from Home 2016

I am thrilled to report that the new state of the art Shoprite of Milford officially opened on Sunday, June 5, 2016 to rave reviews; Owner Harry Garafalo along with his very dedicated and loyal staff (including my sister Ronney Pascale) have worked tirelessly over the past few months to get this beautiful new store up and running.

This 68,000 square foot flagship store features all the modern grocery store amenities including a pharmacy, an expanded prepared food section with a hot grill, hot food buffet, burrito and sushi bar. The 2nd floor mezzanine (complete with elevator) offers a culinary center for cooking classes and demonstrations. The upstairs seating area overlooking the store includes tables and chairs for dining.

I want to focus on the great service that is also offered from this new location and the Hamden Shoprite (also owned by the Garafalo family). “ShopRite from Home” is not only for the elderly or handicapped, but also busy families or just anyone in general that doesn’t have the time to spend in a grocery store. “ShopRite from Home” offers the service in two ways. Once you place the order online you can select option 1 to pick-up at the store. The staff will bring the order right to your vehicle. Option 2 is to have it delivered to your home. The driver brings it right into your kitchen. The fee for either option is $10.00 (delivery is free on every 5th order). Milford ShopRite delivers to Orange and Hamden Shoprite delivers to Woodbridge. You can select a convenient time for the delivery within a 2 hour time frame (9a-11a, 11a-1p, etc.). The website shows the days and times available.

The personal shopper assigned to your order carefully selects all items (all perishable foods such as meat and produce must be inspected by a manager before leaving the store). If the store is out of an item ordered, the personal shopper calls you to see if you would like a substitution. If you have any last minute instructions or additions to your order, just call the store and speak with your shopper. The quality of everything I have ever ordered has always been outstanding. The staff is very well trained paying great attention to detail for each order. “ShopRite from Home” offers over 30,000 unique items online, compared to 9,000-10,000 offered by its competitors. If you have a catering order, party platters can also be delivered to your home or office.

At ”ShopRite from Home”, you pay the same everyday low prices as you would in the store. You can take advantage of the same sale items and specials featured in its weekly circular (the entire circular can be viewed online). The competition charges higher prices online for a selection of their items. “ShopRite from Home” customers enjoy all the benefits of their Price Plus Club Card, including discounts and savings on featured items, points towards free turkeys & hams, Baby and Pet Bucks, etc. “ShopRite from Home” welcomes and applies your ShopRite and manufacturer coupons savings to your order. When your order is delivered just give the staff your coupons and they will be deducted from your next order. There is no minimum order for shopping online. If you spend $20.00 or $200.00, you still receive the same courteous, efficient service along with top notch quality. You may pay for your ShopRite from Home pick-up order just as you would any shopping trip to the store with cash, check, credit card, debit card or gift card. For delivery you can pay by check (with prior approval), credit, debit or gift card.

Shoprite of Milford and Hamden owners Harry Garafalo and his lovely wife, Ann, are truly special people and give so much back to the local community. Harry has received numerous awards for all his charitable work and community service. The Garafalos also own ShopRite of West Haven, East Haven & Stratford.

Orange residents are looking forward to “ShopRite of Orange” (Harry’s new project) due to open this fall at the former Stop & Shop location at 259 Bull Hill Lane in Orange. The website for shopping online: www.shoprite.com – You can now order your groceries with the ShopRite App for iphone & Android.

ShopRite of Milford

935 Boston Post Road, Milford, CT 06460 – phone 203-876-7868

ShopRite of Hamden

2100 Dixwell Avenue (just off Route 15-Exit 60) Hamden, CT 06514 – phone 203-230-5000

Hours: Monday-Saturday 7:00am-11:00pm – Sunday 7:00am-10:00pm

Final notes: Harry, Ann and their dedicated staff make grocery shopping a pleasure whether you shop online or at one of their stores. ”ShopRite from Home” has delivered everything to my home including live lobsters, fresh flowers, sandwich platters, ice melt, greeting cards, candles, vitamins, storage containers, gift cards; the list goes on & on. Again, if getting to the store is difficult or you just hate shopping or just too busy, “ShopRite from Home” is a perfect solution for you and your family. Remember to support our locally family-owned businesses.

If you have a favorite restaurant, please e-mail susan@orangetownnews.com or susan@woodbridgetown.news.com.

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