Our History

    • Purchased corner market


      Located in Woodlynne, NJ. Offering everything from sandwiches to fresh cut meats to produce and lottery tickets.
    • Purchased first supermarket


      A small neighborhood supermarket located in Bellmawr, NJ, operating as an IGA food store.
    • Operated three IGA stores


      Operated three IGA stores in Bridgeton, Salem and Washington Township
    • Joined the Wakefern group


      Wakefern/ShopRite is the largest member owned retailer cooperative in the country.
  • Built first Shoprite


    Built their first ground up Shoprite supermarket in Upper Deerfield, NJ. A 60,000 square foot state-of- the-art supermarket.
  • Millville Shoprite


    Opened the Millville Shoprite.
  • First Shoprite liquor store


    Opened our first Shoprite liquor store in Washington Township, NJ.
  • Delsea Shoprite


    Opened the Delsea Shoprite and Shoprite liquor store.
  • Succession Plan


    The second generation purchased company.

In 1977, Bill and Pat Bottino opened a small corner mini market in Woodlynne, N.J, with very little money and no experience. By the early eighties, the success of the mini market allowed the Bottino family to expand by purchasing a retail bakery and a catering business.

In 1985, as more family members entered the business, the Bottino’s decided to purchase an IGA supermarket in Bellmawr N.J. After a few challenging years, things turned around and the company began to grow again.

By 1993 the Bottino family had purchased and was operating three IGA supermarkets. Recognizing they needed larger stores to compete with chain stores, the Bottino’s, in 1996, decided to join the Wakefern/Shoprite group. After purchasing the Delsea Shoprite in 1998, the Bottino family built their first new Shoprite supermarket in Upper Deerfield, N.J. in 2000. After years of relocating and building new stores, the Bottino family now operates four state-of-the-art Shoprite stores in Upper Deerfield, Millville, Washington Township and their newest store in Vineland. They also operate two Shoprite liquor stores.