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Brady Long of Buehler’s Repeats as Ohio’s Best Bagger

Ohio Grocery Association Bagger Competition winner 2016

Brady Long, representing Buehler’s Fresh Foods Medina Forest Meadows, has repeated as Ohio’s Best Bagger at the 2016 Ohio Best Bagger Contest on Tuesday, August 8, 2016. Brady won the contest in 2015, and has reclaimed the title in 2016. The Ohio Grocers Association event featured regional winners from Ohio supermarkets and was hosted at the Buehler’s Milltown location in Wooster, Ohio.

“We are thrilled to have Brady represent our state again as Ohio’s Best Bagger,” stated Kristin Mullins, President and CEO of the Ohio Grocers Association. “Brady encapsulates what it took to be crowned Ohio’s champion and we look forward to rooting him on at the National Grocers Association Best Bagger Championship in February of next year.”

Brady beat 14 competitors to win the coveted title, including fellow co-workers Evan Lambert, Logan Haid and Jacob Lustig. The award comes with a $1,000 check, and a trip to Las Vegas to compete in the National Grocers Association Best Bagger Championship in February 2017. Special guest of honor, Sarah Hider, former Miss Ohio of Wooster, sang the National Anthem and competed as a “celebrity bagger.”

Dan Shanahan, Buehler’s President and COO stated, “Congratulations to Brady for a remarkable repeat performance as Ohio’s Best Bagger! Brady daily demonstrates the qualities of an outstanding employee and has a keen awareness of customer service. We will be cheering him on at the national competition in Las Vegas.”

In addition to Brady Long, top scores went to Bette Kiggins from Giant Eagle in Rocky River; Amy Jordan from Giant Eagle in Warren; Trey Watson from Kroger in Toledo; and Aaron Delroy from Kroger in Beavercreek. Each of the top five winners received cash prizes.

Buehler’s Fresh Foods philanthropy partner, the Akron-Canton Regional Food Bank, also benefited from this event. The non-perishable foods used as part of the bagging competition were donated to the Food Bank, as well as all ancillary food.

About Ohio Grocers Association Best Bagger Contest:

Contestants are judged not only on speed, but also on weight distribution between bags, correct bagging technique, professional appearance and attitude. The best bagger contest is an exciting competition, which serves as a way to enhance proper and effective bagging techniques, as well as a prime opportunity to showcase talented employees.

About Buehler’s:

E&H Family Group owns and operates fourteen Buehler’s Fresh Foods Supermarkets located in Wooster (2), Orrville, Wadsworth, Medina (2), Brunswick, Ashland, New Philadelphia, Dover, Jackson Township (Canton), Coshocton, and Portage Lakes (Green), and Massillon, Ohio.

E&H Family Group owns and operates eighteen ACE Hardware stores located in Orrville, Medina, Dover, New Philadelphia, Delaware, Jackson Township (Canton), Independence, Rocky River, Westlake, Avon Lake, Middlefield, Oberlin, Garrettsville, Hilliard, Plain Township (Canton), Kamm’s Corner (Cleveland) Appleseed (Mansfield), Piketon, and North Olmsted, Ohio.

E & H Family Group is a family-owned company committed to environmentally responsible behavior.  For more information visit  www.buehlers.com

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Recycle Centers at Buehler’s

Buehler’s has been a leader in recycling since before recycling was cool!

Many of stores feature convenient bins for our customers to drop off their recyclables. You’ll find bins at our Ashland, Dover, Medina Forest Meadows, Medina River Styx, New Philadelphia, Orrville, Wadsworth, and Wooster Milltown stores.

Here are some tips about what we accept:

Plastic Bottles and Jugs
  • Plastic bottles & jugs with a base wider than its small mouth
  • Plastic food containers with #1-7 (yogurt, frozen food trays, etc)
  • Okay to leave lids on plastic bottles
  • Okay to flatten plastic bottles
Metals
  • Aluminum cans
  • Aerosol cans (lids & tips removed)
  • Metal cans & lids
  • Tin Cans
  • Aluminum foil and disposable aluminum pans free of food waste
Cartons
  • Cartons for juice, soy milk, milk, broth, cram, egg substitutes (caps & straws removed)
  • Paper & Cardboard
  • Newspapers & inserts
  • Magazines & catalogs
  • Junk mail & envelopes
  • Phone books
  • Paper grocery bags
  • Cereal & snack boxes
  • Cardboard (flattened)
  • Clean pizza boxes (free of food & grease)
  • Loose shredded paper
Glass
  • Glass bottles & jars (any color)
  • Okay to leave lids on bottles and jars
  • Okay to leave labels on bottles

Buehler’s also hosts recycling events throughout the year. Check our Event Calendar for more information.

 

 

Buehler’s Announces Cage-Free Egg Goal

Buehler’s Fresh Foods announced their goal to transition to a 100 percent cage-free egg supply chain by 2025. The egg industry, nationwide, has set this goal considering supply, affordability and customer demand.

Buehler’s Fresh Foods egg supplier, Hillandale Farms, has already begun taking the necessary steps to a cage-free egg supply chain, including:

• the purchase of a turkey farm – easily converted to a cage-free chicken farm

• the addition of one million cage-free chickens to the Hicksville farm

• the addition of cage-free chickens to the Dalton farm

By the end of 2016, Buehler’s will offer customers a “Buehler label” cage-free egg product.

Current specialty or premium eggs sales at Buehler’s account for about one-third of total egg sales, including:

• cage-free

• free range

• organic

• non-GMO

• Omega 3

• Omega 3+Lutein

About Hillandale Farms:

Hillandale Farms is one of the nation’s leading supplier of shell eggs to retailers and distributors throughout the United States.

As a vertically integrated supplier, Hillandale Farms is directly involved in every aspect of egg production and distribution. From the farm to the plate, Hillandale Farms is actively involved in satisfying their customers needs.

Specializing in corporate brands, Hillandale Farms offers services in category management, supply chain management and product development. Working closely with our customers to create world class egg programs tailored to their specific needs.

Hillandale Farms has a wide selection of butter, cheese and meats to complement their offering of eggs.

For quality egg programs tailored to meet the needs of customers, look no further than Hillandale Farms.

About E&H Family Group:

E&H Family Group is fully owned by the Buehler Family and operates fourteen Buehler’s Fresh Foods supermarkets located in Wooster (2), Orrville, Wadsworth, Medina (2), Brunswick, Ashland, New Philadelphia, Dover, Jackson Township (Canton), Coshocton, Portage Lakes (Green) and Massillon, Ohio.

E&H Family Group also owns and operates seventeen ACE Hardware stores located in Orrville, Medina, Dover, New Philadelphia, Delaware, Jackson Township (Canton), Independence, Rocky River, Westlake, Avon Lake, Middlefield, Oberlin, Garrettsville, Hilliard, Plain Township (Canton), Kamm’s Corner (Cleveland) and Mansfield, Ohio.

E & H Family Group is a family owned company committed to environmentally responsible behavior, local sourcing of product and supporting the communities in which we operate.  For more information visit www.buehlers.com