The Fresh Grocer

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The Fresh Grocer
Retailers' cooperatives
Industry Grocery
Founded 1996 (21 years ago) (1996) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Founder Patrick J. Burns
Headquarters Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Number of locations
Area served
Philadelphia, PA, Delaware
Key people
Patrick J. Burns (President and CEO), The Fresh Grocer
Joseph S. Colalillo (Chairman and CEO, Wakefern Food Corp.
Number of employees
Parent Wakefern Food Corporation

The Fresh Grocer is a supermarket chain that operates seven stores in Delaware and in the Greater Philadelphia region of Pennsylvania.[1] Founded in 1996 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, as an independent company, the company joined the Wakefern Food Corporation, a retailer's cooperative, in 2013.[2]



Wakefern members Patrick Burns and Jeff Brown will open four new Fresh Grocer stores in March 2016, all in former Pathmark stores that were purchased at auction. The stores will be opened in Wyncote, Upper Darby, Brookhaven, and Monument Avenue in Philadelphia.[3]


  1. ^ About the Fresh Grocer
  2. ^ Springer, Jon. "Fresh Grocer Joins Wakefern Co-op". Supermarket News. Retrieved 23 November 2014. 
  3. ^ "Wakefern Reports Record Sales; 16 New Units In Real Estate Plan". Food Trade News. 2 August 2013. Retrieved 25 January 2016.