Mike Davidson is Buehler’s VP of Operations

Buehler’s Fresh Foods Names Mike Davidson, VP of Operations

Buehler’s Fresh Foods has selected Michael (Mike) Davidson Vice President of Store Operations. Mike will work closely with Buehler’s leadership team and store managers, reporting to President and COO, Dan Shanahan.

“We welcome Mike to the Buehler team,” stated Dan Shanahan, President and COO. “His extensive experience and broad knowledge of retail grocery operations made him a natural fit for this position.”

Mike brings nearly 30 years of operational leadership experience, including brand development/execution, operations management, merchandising experience, customer service, and food service execution with retailers as Price Chopper Supermarkets, Tops Friendly Markets, Finast and Ahold USA.. He has significant experience in training, food service and fresh goods, as well as team building.

Mike and his wife, Joanna, have three grown children; Danielle (Mike), Robert (Marie), and Nathaniel (Julia), and five grandchildren. The couple is in the process of moving to the Wooster area.

Bob Buehler, Executive Vice President of Marketing and Fresh Goods added, “We are pleased to bring Mike onboard and look forward to his contributions and expertise to Buehler’s continued success and growth.”

Buehler’s Fresh Foods is celebrating 87 years as a family-owned and operated supermarket. Industry peers and officials have given recent recognition to Buehler’s accomplishments by awarding: 2016 Leadership Partner and 2015 Harvest for Hunger Check Out Hunger Partner of the Year by the Akron-Canton Regional Food Bank, 2015 “Store of the Month” by Progressive Grocer, 2014 Retailer of the Year (Cleveland Food Dealer Association), Ohio Business Profile (Jon Husted, Ohio Secretary of State), Resolution – food and agriculture (John Kasich, Governor of Ohio), and GreenChill Partnership and Achievement Awards for sustainability and environmental practices.

Watermelon Queen Coming to Buehler’s

2016 Alabama Watermelon Queen to visit Buehler’s

Buehler’s Fresh Foods.Wooster Milltown and Nobles Pond Canton locations will host Madison Laney, recently crowned 2016 Alabama Watermelon Queen. Madison brings her product knowledge, recipes, and customer giveaways to Buehler’s, just in time for the holiday weekend. Everyone is welcome to come and meet Madison at Wooster Milltown on Friday, May 27, noon to 2:00 p.m. and 3:00 to 6:00 p.m., and at Nobles Pond Canton on Saturday, May 28, 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.   

“We are excited for our customers to meet Madison and learn more about the benefits of eating watermelon,” stated Jeff Tomassetti, Buehler’s Director Produce and Floral. “Madison will be offering watermelon tastings, recipe demos, and sharing stickers and coloring books with the kids.”

The Alabama Watermelon Queen is a public relations representative for the watermelon industry. Madison represents the Alabama Watermelon Association, sharing her knowledge on the nutritional benefits and versatility of watermelon.  She visits schools, farms, farmers’ markets, televisions stations, grocery stores, and watermelon festivals. Once her reign is complete she will compete for the 2017 National Watermelon Queen title in Lake Tahoe, Nevada where she will have the opportunity to share the watermelon message throughout the United States and abroad.

Miss Madison Laney of Ariton, Alabama was crowned at the annual Alabama Watermelon Association Convention held in February.  She is a student at the University of Alabama, majoring in fashion and retail design.

To learn more about the Watermelon Association, visit www.watermelon.org .

Employee Awards

Congratulations go the winners in our annual staff awards!

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Buehler’s Opening New Philadelphia Liquor Agency

Buehler’s Fresh Foods Announces Opening of New Philadelphia Liquor Agency

Buehler’s Fresh Foods in New Philadelphia, Ohio, makes plans for the official opening of the New Philadelphia Liquor Agency, inside of the supermarket, for late afternoon Tuesday, May 10, 2016. This completes the transfer and relocation agreement with Wine Rack, to purchase the New Philadelphia Liquor Agency.

Dan Shanahan, President, and COO of Buehler’s Fresh Foods stated, “With the highly successful opening of our Ashland, Wooster and Coshocton State Liquor Agencies, this move continues the establishment of Ohio Liquor Agencies inside Buehler’s supermarket locations.”

Ron James, Buehler’s Director of Beer, Wine and Liquor added, “We are proud to offer our customers the convenience of one-stop shopping, and have strived to respect customers’ considerations by keeping this a “store within a store.”

Buehler’s New Philadelphia has a strong beer and wine offering, with over 500 beers and 1,000 wines available daily. There is a 10% discount on wine case purchases, and liquor agency customers may now use their credit or debit cards. Buehler’s New Philadelphia Liquor Agency hours will be Monday through Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Sundays.

“We would like to thank the Wine Rack and the Ohio Division of Liquor Control for their assistance to complete the transfer and relocation of the liquor agency. We would also like to extend a special thank you to the New Philadelphia community for their patience during the process,” added Doug Wills, Store Manager, Buehler’s Fresh Foods in New Philadelphia.

Buehler’s, founded in 1929, is celebrating eighty-seven years as an independent, family owned and operated grocer. Buehler’s is recognized as a pacesetter in the industry, and is positioned for growth as a trusted business partner.

Wooster Milltown Recycle Event – May 14

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See a list of our 2016 Recycle Events: click here.

RECALL: Hickory Harvest Sunflower Kernels

Hickory Harvest Sunflower Kernels

  • Date of recall: 5/6/2016
  • UPC codes: see link below
  • Lot codes: see link below
  • Manufacturer of item: SunOpta
  • Toll free number of manufacturer for information & questions: 952-820-2518
  • Reason for recall: may contain Listeria
  • PLEASE return products to any Buehler’s location for a refund or replacement

http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm499557.htm

RECALL: Our Family select Protein Bars

Our Family Sweet & Salty Bars & Various flavors of Our Family Chocolate Protein Bars

  • Date of recall: 5/4/2016
  • UPC codes: see link below
  • Lot codes: see link below
  • Manufacturer of item: Tree House Foods
  • Toll free number of manufacturer for information & questions: 1.800.756.5781, Monday – Friday, 7:00 a.m.– 6:00 p.m. (CST).
  • Reason for recall: may be contaminated with Listeria
  • PLEASE return products to any Buehler’s location for a refund or replacement

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/treehouse-foods-issues-voluntary-product-recall-due-to-possible-health-risk-300262111.html

Ace Hardware Coming to North Olmsted

Family owned E&H Hardware Group, part of a team of nearly 4,700 locally-owned and independently operated Ace stores across the globe, is in the process of finalizing details to open an Ace Hardware store at 23200 Lorain Road, North Olmsted, Ohio 44070, late next month.  This store will be located in the former Sears building, next to Levin Furniture.

North Olmsted Ace will feature renowned products from Stihl Power Equipment, Weber Grills, Craftsman Tools, Benjamin Moore Paints and Scott’s products for your lawn. Additional products and services will be announced as they get closer to the opening date in June.

James Kestner, North Olmsted store manager, and the Ace team are working to prepare the store conversion to the new Ace Hardware brand.  They will be hiring for full time and part time employees.  Please apply on www.indeed.com or pickup an application from the box located on the front door.

With convenient “close to the door” parking, the Ace team is looking forward to serving the North Olmsted community. Watch for store opening announcements and grand opening savings in the months ahead.