About Waverly Markets

As an eight year old, Rich Cohen was a fixture in his grandfather’s market in Springfield, MA, adding up grocery orders on a paper bag – a first indication of his love of numbers and the business. That market, Waverly Market, would become the foundation and inspiration for his company, Waverly Markets, LLC/ShopRite of Manchester. Following the example of his grandfathers and his father Stan, Rich and his wife Kye have made it their business to continue the tradition of families feeding families. For 19 years, two of their four children — daughter Jordan and son Alex – have been the fourth generation in the food business with Jordan being named President in 2018. The family’s second store opened in the summer of 2010, and third in the winter of 2020. As a member of the Wakefern/ShopRite cooperative, the Cohen Family believes in the successful partnership created by large company buying power and local, family owned business. Their company is dedicated to providing an “Exceptional Experience” for its associates, customers and community. This culture of mutual respect is key to the family spirit of the company; and works to establish long term careers for its associates and meaningful relationships with its customers. Associates at Waverly Markets ShopRite stores in Manchester, East Hartford, and Vernon are presented with exciting opportunities to grow with the company, extensive training and skill development and a commitment to helping all associates nurture their individual talents..

Community Outreach

The Cohen Family believes they have a responsibility to fight hunger in the communities they serve and it is evident in their steadfast commitment to Foodshare and other local food banks and schools. In addition they are passionate about workforce development and have served in various capacities on several workforce investment boards and nonprofits, as well as the CT Food Association. They continue to be active in the CT River Valley Chamber of Commerce, the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce and the Tolland County Chamber of Commerce.

The following ShopRite stores are owned and operated by this member.

ShopRite of Manchester
ShopRite of East Hartford
ShopRite of Vernon at Tri-City Plaza