Gerrity’s To Give Employees Appreciation Bonus Gerrity’s Supermarkets has spent the past two months transitioning its stores to The Fresh Grocer banner. The project is now close to wrapping up and the owners of Gerrity’s The Fresh recently surprised their 1,300 employees with a bonus of up to $250. “This has been a major effort for our teams. It’s a change that we know makes us better, but it’salso a challenge that involved our entire staff and we’d like to say thanks with this bonus,” saidJoyce ‘Mom’ Fasula, President of Gerrity’s Supermarkets. “Ultimately, we know the conversion isworth it because it will help our customers find even more great products and lower their grocerybill.” The Fresh Grocer specializes in serving high quality, fresh prepared foods to communities inPennsylvania and New Jersey, and is a registered trademark of the retailer owned cooperativeWakefern Food Corp. The transition to the Fresh Grocer format means Gerrity’s customers canexpect new products, services and lower prices but can rest easy that their favorite aspects of theGerrity’s experience will remain, including Gerrity’s ownership, recipes, people, and service. Thestores have converted one at a time each week since August. The Fasula’s have recognized that the process has required everyone to go above and beyond thecall of duty. To show their gratitude for everything their team has done to help Gerrity’s rebrandfrom Shursave to The Fresh Grocer, the Fasula family is giving associates a bonus. Anyoneemployed for the four weeks of each store’s conversion is eligible for an appreciation bonus of upto $250. Full-Time employees will receive $250, and part-time associates is receiving a proratedamount based on how many hours they worked. The amounts received will be prorated based on a40-hour workweek for each of the four weeks. The total investment Gerrity’s is making in theirteam will be over $350,000.