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TOUR: Market Basket - Franklin Lakes, NJ

Market Basket Owner:  Anthony Chernalis Opened:  1988 Cooperative:  none Location:  813 Franklin Lake Rd, Franklin Lakes, NJ Photographed:  July 2020 We've previously taken a quick look at this store over on The Market Report, but I returned for a tour this past summer and oh boy, was it worth it. The store is amazing with extremely high quality products, all of it homemade or specialty that you really can't find anywhere else. The store is only about 15,000 square feet, but they pack in an amazing selection. The prepared foods department runs along the right side of the store, with deli at the back of the first aisle. Meat, seafood, and bakery take up the rest of the back wall, with a few grocery aisles in the middle and then floral, dairy, and produce at the far end of the store. Check out that beautiful butcher shop! Chicken even gets its own service case. Grocery aisles are tight but compact, with a very solid selection. Market Basket foc

TOUR: Giant Farmers Market - Waldwick, NJ

Giant Farmers Market Owner: Sang Kim Opened:  2018 Cooperative:  none Location:  19 Wyckoff Ave, Waldwick, NJ Photographed:  December 2020 The largest of three Giant Farmers Markets, the Waldwick location opened in 2018 in a former Stop & Shop which, in turn, replaced a Grand Union that closed in 2001. Acme Style actually captured the Stop & Shop just before it closed back in 2017, which you can see here . At 22,000 square feet, the location is rather large for a perishables-focused operation like Giant Farmers Market. So much of the store is taken up by regular grocery aisles, although the selection is still fairly limited and there is no storebrand, except for a few Parade items in nonfoods that I saw. The produce department, which is in an expansion at the far left side of the store, seems to have been expanded from its original layout into the former grocery aisles and bakery department. Today, the left 1/4 of the store or so is produce, with sushi, bakery, deli, butcher,

TOUR: Uncle Giuseppe's Marketplace - Ramsey, NJ

Uncle Giuseppe's Marketplace Owner:  Phillip DelPrete Opened:  2016 Cooperative:  Associated Supermarket Group Location:  1 Triangle Plz, Ramsey, NJ Photographed:  February 2017 and December 2020 Today we have a tour at this Pathmark which was converted to Uncle Giuseppe's first New Jersey location in 2016. The 60,000 square foot space has been gut-renovated for the Italian specialty store and looks great inside, despite feeling a bit like the Pathmark that once occupied the building. Despite being a member of the Associated Supermarket Group , Uncle Giuseppe's uses a combination of a few different storebrands. In addition to ASG's Avenue A brand, they use Essential Everyday from UNFI and Full Circle for organic items from C&S. The facade still has the bones of the Pathmark facade, but has been nicely upgraded. The interior feels like a completely different store -- and almost not a supermarket, but a theme park. Come on, kids, let's get on