Press Room

Metro Philly Management Welcomes Flashlight Marketing to Our Family of Businesses

APRIL 8, 2021

Metro Philly Management is proud to announce the launch of our newest company, Flashlight Marketing, a full service creative marketing and digital services agency.

Led by Carly Spross, an accomplished marketing veteran, Flashlight Marketing will continue to support the internal marketing, communications and community relations efforts for Metro Philly Management and its affiliated businesses.  Additionally, the team at Flashlight will help companies outside of the Metro Philly Management organization advance and excel through strategic marketing, advertising, digital services and public relations solutions….


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Burns’ Family Neighborhood Markets Receives 2021 Outstanding Independent Award

FEB. 17, 2021

Burns’ Family Neighborhood Markets was chosen as an Outstanding Independent by Progressive Grocer Magazine. The award recognizes the excellence of independent food retailers during an unprecedented year that required many businesses to pivot in unexpected ways to better serve their communities.


The Fresh Grocer building with large sign.

Fresh Grocer Partners with Drexel Men’s Basketball to Fight Hunger in Philadelphia

February 22, 2020

The Fresh Grocer and Drexel Men’s Basketball celebrated another successful ‘Three’s for Hunger’ program to help fight hunger in Philadelphia. For every three-pointer made during the basketball season, The Fresh Grocer committed to donating one case of food to Philabundance to give out to those in need. This season, the team scored over 200 three-pointers and the fundraiser was able to provide over four thousand meals for the hungry.

Three's for Hunger Fresh Grocer Food Drive

Burns’ Family Supermarkets Raise 10K for Red Cross

Channel 6 ABC Action News (April 29, 2019)

Nine local Fresh Grocer and ShopRite supermarkets, owned and operated by the Burns family, raised $10,000 for the American Red Cross during their seventh annual fundraiser held in March in honor of National Red Cross Month.  The month-long fundraiser was supported by both corporate and customer donations.  All proceeds will help the Red Cross deliver on its mission of preventing and alleviating human suffering in the face of emergencies.

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Governor Wolf Names Pat Burns Chair of Semiquincentennial Commission

Gov. Tom Wolf Press Room (Oct. 17, 2018)

Governor Tom Wolf announced regional supermarket magnate and philanthropist Patrick Burns will chair the Pennsylvania Commission for the United States Semiquincentennial.

“As the birthplace of American freedom, Pennsylvania will play a critical role in the celebration of this major milestone,” said Gov. Wolf. “With a strong leader like Pat heading the commission, Pennsylvanians can expect their heritage to be at the forefront of the recognition of America’s 250th birthday.”

Gov Wolf Pat Burns

New hotel ready to open in Marple


Marple’s first hotel sits atop of what owner Pat Burns called a great beacon. The 110-room Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott looks over the Blue Route from its address at 100 Lawrence Road.

PFMA Announces New Officer & Board of Directors

PFMA (Jan. 22, 2018)

Patrick J. Burns joins the Pennsylvania Food Merchants Association (PFMA), a statewide trade association advocating for the retail food industry, as a new board member.

Fresh Grocer and Temple Basketball Team Up to Fight Hunger

The Fresh Grocer, Facebook (May 9, 2017)

The Fresh Grocer of Progress Plaza and Temple Men’s Basketball partnered up in the fight against hunger, delivering 278 cases of food to Philabundance.  The Fresh Grocer donated one case of food for every 3-pointer made by the basketball team during the ’16-’17 season.

New Fresh Grocer in Grays Ferry

CBS3 (Dec. 9, 2016)

The new 57,000-square-foot store employs over 200 people and offers a wide variety of fresh prepared foods, beer and wine, made to order hoagies and sandwiches, fresh produce, full service deli, bakery, meat and seafood departments, and more. Local elected officials joined in the celebration. Fresh Grocer marked the event with a $10,000 check to Philabundance to reinforce their commitment to the community and to support local hunger relief efforts.

Fresh Grocer Opens in Upper Darby

NBC10 (Sept. 30, 2016)

The new Fresh Grocer supermarket in Upper Darby had its grand opening on Friday morning. The store presented a $10,000 check to Philabundance to show their commitment to fighting hunger.