history

Brown’s Super Stores is a family owned and operated supermarket chain of 11 Philadelphia area ShopRite supermarkets and was founded in 1988 by President and CEO Jeffrey Brown. Brown’s is headquartered in Westville, New Jersey. The Company is also well known for its state-of-the-art supermarkets that are spotlessly clean, offering a wide variety of fresh food, low prices and friendly customer service. Brown’s has been well recognized for its dedication to the communities it serves and was recognized for the past two years as “The Best Employer” in the Philadelphia region by the Philadelphia Business Journal. The White House has also acknowledged Brown’s for its efforts in serving urban communities who lack affordable, fresh and healthy food.

Significant Dates in Brown’s Super Store History

June 1989 Opened the ShopRite of Roxborough
May 1995 Opened the ShopRite of Brooklawn
May 1999 Opened the ShopRite of Fairless Hills
March 2000 Opened the ShopRite of Cheltenham
January 2001 Opened the ShopRite of East Norriton
2004 Creation of Pennsylvania Fresh Food Financing Initiative
August 2004 Opened the ShopRite of Island Avenue
June 2005 Opened the ShopRite of Oregon Avenue
June 2005 Opened the ShopRite of Haverford Avenue
August 2005 Opened the ShopRite of Bensalem
2006 Introduction of Halal Meat and Halal products in Brown’s operation
May 2008 Opened the ShopRite of Parkside
2009 Created non-profit UpLift Solutions
September 2011 First American Heritage Credit Union opened-ShopRite of Parkside
December 2011 Opened first Health Clinic – ShopRite of Cheltenham
August 2013 Opened the ShopRite of Fox Street
August 2013 Introduction of Brown’s Authentic Fire Grilled Chicken concept

 

Brown’s Super Stores in the news

Jeffrey Brown was honored to join First Lady Michele Obama in her box at the State of the Union address by President Barak Obama in 2010. Highlights of this honor are in the attached article:

http://articles.philly.com/2010-01-27/news/24956063_1_commerce-secretaryunion-address-agriculture-secretary

http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/guest-list-first-ladys-box-2010-stateunion

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZkNhyDiXn9k

In 2010, Brown’s created a Mission and Core Values program to reinforce our commitment to our associates, their future growth and success. Here is the link to those ideals:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XJ9D8IQroQI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mVYzx_TWPGQ

Jeff Brown has been honored numerous times, however her are two links to recent awards and accolades:

Babson Hall of Fame

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-WOo7CEAq48

http://www.bizjournals.com/prnewswire/press_releases/2012/10/09/DC89729

NHS honors Jeffrey Brown

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RnGZ-MxB1Ic

Golden Slipper honors Jeffrey Brown

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4OQaRMbxEqo

In 2009, Jeffrey and Sandy Brown created a 501C(3) called UpLift Solutions. The nonprofit would be dedicated to improving access to basic needs for low income communities through grocery store development and assisting with this goal across the country. More information for UpLift Solutions can be found at http://www.upliftsolutions.org/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wbHhiernZSA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F6ctGYt0VeQ