Glass Gardens ShopRite is a family-owned group of supermarkets operating under the Wakefern banner in Rochelle Park, N.J. The company was founded 80 years ago when two Glass brothers started a small produce business. In 1955, the brothers opened their first store, and today, operate 11 ShopRite stores under the Wakefern umbrella – a member-owned cooperative that boasts 335 supermarkets in a 9-state area stretching from New England to the Mid-Atlantic.

Glass Gardens’ mission is simple yet ambitious—to maintain an atmosphere that encourages productivity, job satisfaction, safety and cleanliness; fuel continuous growth with competitive pricing and without compromising on quality; and exceed customer expectations.

That’s why Glass Gardens ShopRite selected the 880 Auto Wrapper from METTLER TOLEDO, Columbus, Ohio.

From an efficiency standpoint, the department personnel have been understandably impressed by the speed of the wrapper. But, they have also observed a number of additional advantages, including ergonomic benefits, noise reduction, reduced manpower needs, space savings, a tighter and more professional-looking wrap and less time spent on film roll replacement, cleanup and repackaging.

“It’s a lot more efficient, and saves a lot of time,” says Bill Scorzetti, meat department manager.

Department associates also marvel at how such a complex machine, which offers layers of advanced functionality, can be so easy to learn and operate. On-screen tutorials guide novice users through the various processes, while the 880’s tactile keyboard, internal memory and visual display enable quicker, more reliable shifts when changing stock. Customizing labels and pinpointing their location on the packages is just one more advantage.

Perhaps the most critical advantage pointed, however, is the ease of troubleshooting when minor mishaps occur. Thanks to the clear, visual and easy-to-understand instructions, operators can take care of every situation themselves during the 6 months’ post-installation.

Clearly, the combination of next-level functionality with intuitive ease-of-use makes the METTLER TOLEDO 880 Auto Wrapper a piece of equipment that ShopRite associates agree are fortunate to have the opportunity to use.