This morning was the much anticipated opening of the ShopRite of Yardley on Big Oak Road. This shopping center site has been vacant for about 5 years, and once I heard that it was going to be a ShopRite, I made sure to drive by frequently to find out when the store would be open!
With all three kiddos by my side, we attended this mornings ribbon cutting, and then checked out the store for our selves.
Emily & David wanted to check out Scrunchy’s Playhouse, the FREE childcare that is open daily from 9am-8pm for children ages 3-8 years old. They each received their wrist bands, which were linked to my wrist band so that I was the only person who could get them out of the room, while my contact information was taken. David changed his mind and wanted to check out the store, but Emily hung out there coloring and watching a movie.
As we entered the store, I was given a store map/aisle directory of where everything could be found. It was most helpful!
The store is very bright & inviting. There is a lot to be said for a well lit shopping experience! The aisles are wide and spacious, and the layout of the store “makes sense.”
One thing you can’t see from the floor plan, just past the floral department, on the same wall as produce, is the entrance to Wine & Spirits. While this is a separate entity, this is a major convenience for shoppers who want to pick up alcohol on the same trip as grocery shopping.
I really liked that all of the dairy cases are glass front doors. We are used to seeing those types of cases for frozen foods, but I just feel like the refrigerated items will stay cooler in a closed case than in an open one.
A few other little things that I had noticed:
- There is a huge organic section, unlike anything in the other local grocery stores.
- A real cheese department! They will take any piece of cheese you are interested in, and cut it to the portion you would like to buy.
- All baby products are in 1 aisle – diapers, baby food, bath items. They also have all of the Stage 1 foods together, then Stage 2, Stage 3, and Toddler foods. Sorting by developmental stage is a nice change from digging through jars.
- Self Checkout! I really prefer self checkout counters, so the fact that they have a section of them, makes me very happy.
- ShopRite from Home! Shop from your computer, and either pick your order up at the store or have it delivered.
Now for the coupon policy … Unfortunately, it wasn’t posted anywhere in the store, but I had a nice chat with the woman at Guest Services (who is from the Clinton, NJ store). Here’s the scoop:
- Double Coupons up to $.99 – which means a $.99 coupon will save you $1.98
- Limit 4 like coupons per transaction (but you of course need to be buying the number of items indicated on those 4 coupons)
- Both coupons from the newspaper, as well as internet coupons, are accepted
- Coupons MUST say manufacturer’s coupon – no competitor store coupons
- Manufacturers coupons that have another store’s logo are ok
I told the woman at customer service about the coupon policy of the other local ShopRite, and she promised to pass the information along to the owner.
Overall, I am very impressed with the store. I think I will be doing a real shopping trip there sometime in the next week or so, and I’ll let you know if anything has changed.
Have you checked out the newest ShopRite to our area? What are your thoughts?