ShopRite to Host ‘Grand Tasting’ Event at the Food Network New York City Wine & Food Festival

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Specialty Products Available Exclusively at ShopRite Stores Featured in Premier Food Festival

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Now in its eighth year as a presenting sponsor, ShopRite will once again host The Grand Tasting Presented by ShopRite at the Food Network New York City Wine & Food Festival.

Open to the public on October 17 & 18 and located at Pier 94 at 55th Street and West Side Highway, the 130,000 square foot culinary wonderland is the centerpiece of the Festival each year. ShopRite chefs will feature a sampling of original recipes using ingredients and special edition products found exclusively at ShopRite stores. This year’s event will showcase ShopRite Kitchen entrées, which are packaged in the perfect sizes to take home and call your own. Samplings of these new products, on their own and as the focal point of unique original dishes, will be available for tasting at the ShopRite booth, which is centrally located on Pier 94.

In addition to ShopRite’s offerings, attendees will have the opportunity to meet the greatest food stars in the country and sample food from local New York City restaurants, representing cuisine from around the world, all paired with premier wine and spirits.

In addition to its celebration of food and drink, the focus of the festival once again is the fight against hunger. Proceeds from the event will benefit hunger relief initiatives through the Food Bank for New York City and Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry Campaign. The New York City Wine & Food Festival is hosted by The Food Network, Food &Wine and Travel and Leisure magazines. To date, the Festival has raised more than $8.5 million to help fight hunger.

ShopRite customers who present their Price Plus Club Card at checkout will receive a 10% discount on tickets to the event purchased at http://www.nycwff.org.

The Grand Tasting also offers ticket-holders the opportunity to meet members of ShopRite’s Potluck blogger panel, and share recipes and cooking tips. Potluck is a community of writers on ShopRite.com that posts recipes, reviews and cooking demonstrations using ShopRite Private Label products. Potluck bloggers share their unique perspectives on new products, food, cooking and shopping with their fellow ShopRite customers. Visit Potluck at blog.shoprite.com.

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About ShopRite
ShopRite is the registered trademark of Wakefern Food Corp., a retailer-owned cooperative, based in Keasbey, NJ and the largest supermarket cooperative in the United States. With more than 250 ShopRite supermarkets located throughout New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Delaware and Maryland, ShopRite serves more than seven million customers each week. A long-time supporter of key community efforts, ShopRite is dedicated to fighting hunger in the communities it serves. Through its ShopRite Partners In Caring program, ShopRite has donated $39 million to 1,700 worthy charities and food banks since the program began in 1999. As a title sponsor of the LPGA’s ShopRite Classic, ShopRite has raised more than $27 million for local schools, hospitals and community groups. Progressive Grocer named ShopRite its 2011 Retailer of the Year and Supermarket News awarded ShopRite its 2011 Retail Excellence Award. For more information, please visit http://www.ShopRite.com.

About the Food Network New York City Wine & Food Festival presented by FOOD & WINE
After seven successful years, the Food Network & Cooking Channel New York City Wine & Food Festival presented by FOOD & WINE (NYCWFF) is gearing up to once again pay homage to one of the greatest dining cities in the world while fighting to end hunger! It is the only Festival in New York to bring together both legendary culinary icons from around the globe and America’s most beloved television chefs.

NYCWFF began as a one-night event, SWEET, in the fall of 2007. In 2008, Festival Founder and Director, Lee Brian Schrager (Vice President, Corporate Communications & National Events at Southern Wine & Spirits of America) launched the inaugural NYCWFF that has quickly grown to mirror the success of its sister Festival, the Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival presented by FOOD & WINE.

The 2015 Festival will once again bring together the world’s greatest chefs, winemakers, spirits producers and personalities to educate palates and entertain attendees in high style.

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