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PA biz owners’ fund helps 1,000 entrepreneurs cut off from government aid

As the first wave of the pandemic was raging and businesses were reeling from the shutdown, a group of Philadelphia-area business leaders brainstormed ways to help. While state and federal financial aid were supposedly available, many mom-and-pop enterprises struggled to access the money. With experience in industries ranging from supermarkets to corporate law, the group came up […]

Bensalem ShopRite remodeled, owner offers small business assistance

The 50,000-square-foot space was completely remodeled and recently celebrated a grand reopening. Updates include wider, well-lit aisles; a fully renovated deli; made-from-scratch baked goods; grab-and-go meal options; a full beer and wine selection; and the ability to shop from home and have groceries delivered or available for pick-up. According to Brown, there have also been […]

Brown’s ShopRite Partners grant a wish

Brown’s ShopRite of Roxborough, in collaboration with U.S. Global Glow and the Make-A-Wish Foundation, granted a special little boy an exciting wish. Jared, a 9-year-old boy with cancer received his wish for an above ground pool this summer through Make-A-Wish Foundation, long known for the charitable wishes they bestow on children with life-threatening medical conditions. […]

Brown’s Super Stores Shoots for Zero Waste While Putting Food to Use

Brown’s Super Stores throws out almost no food from any of its 12 Philadelphia area grocery stores; it doesn’t even have dumpsters for food. That’s because what started as a relatively small food donation project years ago, in partnership with nearby churches and other community organizations, scaled to an effort involving two food rescue organizations […]

Brown’s Super Stores Opens Crab House in N.J. ShopRite

Brown’s Super Stores opened an outpost of Philadelphia-based Chickie’s & Pete’s crab house in a ShopRite store here, the retailer announced on its Facebook page. The Chickie’s & Pete’s Express menu includes the restaurant’s signature crabfries, crab pretzel and Lisa’s blonde lobster pie pizza, as well as crab legs, mussels and chicken wings. The restaurant also […]

Former Juvenile Lifers Get Fresh Start With Re-Entry Workforce Program

They were known as “juvenile lifers” — teens once sentenced to mandatory life without parole, but on Monday they were given a fresh start. This special program helps these teen, along with other ex-offenders, find a second chance at life. “So today is a good day. It’s a fantastic day,” said Paulette Carrington the first woman […]

ShopRite owner Jeff Brown forms partnerships with Philadelphia’s Black-owned food businesses

The coronavirus pandemic was ravaging companies and government money was nowhere in May 2020, when a group of business leaders created the Pennsylvania 30-Day Fund to offer grants and forgivable loans to small businesses. Jeff Brown, who owns a dozen supermarkets in the Philadelphia region, said he and other fund founders took the vetting process […]