As a part-time cashier at the ShopRite of Somerville in 1960, Jim Colligas enjoyed the supermarket industry and dreamed of owning his own store. In 2005, he realized his dream when he became the president and CEO of Colligas Family Markets and the owner and operator of the ShopRite of Front & Snyder. Today, wife Suzanne and daughter Jennifer also work in the family’s store. Jim brought with him more than 30 years experience in the supermarket industry, 28 years of that was spent working for another ShopRite owner. The sale of the previous owner’s stores in Philadelphia, prompted Jim to explore his options. When he took over the Front & Snyder store in 2005, he knew it was essential to quality customer service that the store reflected the needs of the neighborhood it was located in – South Philly. A renovation not only added 5,600 square feet to the previously 48,000 square foot store, but also a natural and organic department, a new seafood department and an enhanced appetizer department including products the community expects in a typical South Philly deli. His bakery is also well-known in the community for specialty pastries and custom wedding cake and dessert orders. The store also provides catering services for all occasions complete with a professional full time florist who has an impeccable talent and flare for custom design bouquets and other floral arrangements for weddings and special occasions. Customers can also take advantage of a convenient delivery service that offers delivery of grocery orders shopped in store or for those customers using the store’s on-line ordering feature — ShopRite from Home. Delivery is provided to the South Philly and Center City areas of Philadelphia.