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Buehler’s Wins “Wow” Factor Category

Progressive Grocer Independent names Buehler’s Fresh Foods One of its 2015 Outstanding Independents
The independent retailer was honored in the “Wow” Factor category for its remodel of the Wooster Milltown location.

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Progressive Grocer Independent
honored its 2015 Outstanding Independents at a reception held during the recent National Grocers Association (NGA) Show in Las Vegas on Monday, Feb. 9. Buehler’s Fresh Foods was honored in the “Wow” Factor category for its 14-month remodel of the Wooster, Ohio Milltown location. Pictured at the awards ceremony (left to right), Dan Shanahan, Buehler’s President and COO, and Bob Buehler, Buehler’s Executive Vice President of Marketing and Fresh Goods, and Katie Martin, Progressive Grocer Independent editor-in-chief.

“For the third consecutive year, Progressive Grocer Independent sought the best of the best in several different categories,” said Katie Martin, PGI editor-in-chief. “Buehler’s Fresh Foods truly expressed the ‘wow’ in the ‘Wow’ Factor category. The remodel not only encompassed cosmetic changes with a redesigned dairy department but also featured a retooling of product offerings with the revamped foodservice department as well as beer, wine and liquor categories. It was truly a floor to ceiling remodel.”

The annual awards focused this year on independent retailers who excelled in one of 11 categories: outstanding single-store operator, outstanding multi-store operator, bakery, center store, community outreach, deli/foodservice, meat/seafood, produce, sustainability, technology and “wow” factor. In addition to the awards reception, all of the winners are featured in the February issue of Progressive Grocer Independent.

Candidates for the awards are nominated by industry associations, suppliers, wholesalers/distributors as well as editorial recommendations. This year’s honorees come from a variety of operations throughout the country, but they all have one thing in common: all are independent retailers who have listened and made a connection to their community.

About Progressive Grocer Independent:

Progressive Grocer Independent is the standalone, bi-monthly publication published by Stagnito Business Information that covers independent grocers – defined as primarily wholesaler-supplied grocers. Readership includes the full membership of the National Grocers Association, the International Grocers Alliance’s U.S. membership, and the Food Marketing Institute’s Independent Operator members, as well as select subscribers to Progressive Grocer, PGI’s sister publication.

About Buehler’s:

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

E&H Family Group also owns and operates fourteen ACE Hardware stores located in Orrville, Medina, Dover, New Philadelphia, Delaware, Jackson Township, Independence, Rocky River, Westlake, Middlefield, Oberlin, Avon Lake, Garrettsville, and Hilliard, Ohio. E & H Family Group is a family-owned company committed to environmentally responsible behavior.  For more information visit  www.buehlers.com                                                                       

Buehler’s Fresh Foods Announces Plan for Coshocton Liquor Agency Purchase

Buehler’s Fresh Foods Announces Plan for Coshocton Liquor Agency Purchase

Buehler’s Fresh Foods has signed an agreement with New York’s Deli & Beverage to purchase the liquor agency segment of the Coshocton business.

Dan Shanahan, President and Chief Operating Officer of Buehler’s stated, “the transfer of the liquor agency is still pending with the Ohio Division of Liquor Control; however, plans are in the works to bring the agency into the Buehler’s Coshocton location sometime in the spring.”

After the agency transfer is completed, New York’s Deli & Beverage will still remain open for business and continue to operate as usual.

In the meantime, Buehler’s is looking for employees with
experience or willing to be trained to assist in the liquor agency. Please see Denise Nine, Buehler’s Coshocton store manager, if you are interested.

RECALL: Zilk’s Hummus

RECALL: Zilk’s Hummus

  • Date of recall: 01/02/2015
  • UPC code(s): see link
  • Lot code(s) (if applicable): see link
  • Manufacturer of item: Zilk’s Foods LLC
  • Toll free number of manufacturer for information & questions: 512-633-8904
  • Reason for recall: May contain undeclared peanuts.
  • PLEASE return products to any Buehler’s location for a refund or replacement

Link – http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm428760.htm

Skinnygirl® Cocktails Founder Bethenny Frankel is Coming

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Skinnygirl® Cocktails Founder, Bethenny Frankel, is coming to Buehler’s Wooster Milltown this Friday

Buehler’s Fresh Food’s Wooster Milltown location will host author, chef, TV star and entrepreneur Bethenny Frankel on Friday, December 19th at 7:00 pm. Bethenny brings her best-selling books, ready-to-serve cocktails and wines to Buehler’s, just in time for holiday entertaining! Everyone is welcome to come and see Bethenny, watch demonstrations on simple holiday party food preparation, and get autographs on Skinnygirl Cocktails, Wines and her new book.

From a natural foods chef to best-selling author, reality TV star to self-made businesswoman and mom, Bethenny Frankel’s wit, wisdom and humor first came to national attention when she was named first runner-up on NBC’s “The Apprentice: Martha Stewart.”  Network executives saw a personality they couldn’t ignore, and her connection to the audience, so they put her center stage on Bravo’s hit series “The Real Housewives of New York” for three seasons. She emerged as the star of the series, with a huge network of fans, which led Bravo to create a spin-off series, “Bethenny Getting Married?” that premiered with the highest ratings ever in Bravo history and continued with “Bethenny Ever After…” which aired for two seasons.

She is the four-time bestselling author of Skinnydipping, A Place of Yes, Naturally Thin, and The Skinnygirl™ Dish. She is the creator of the Skinnygirl™ brand–which extends to cocktails, fitness, and health and focuses on practical solutions for women. She has been named one of the Top 100 Most Powerful Celebrities by Forbes magazine, featured in both Health magazine and Glamour.  She is a graduate of the Natural Gourmet Institute for Health and Culinary Arts. Bethenny lives in New York with her daughter, Bryn, and dog, Cookie. Visit www.bethenny.com.

About Buehler’s:

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

E&H Family Group also owns and operates fourteen ACE Hardware stores located in Orrville, Medina, Dover, New Philadelphia, Delaware, Jackson Township, Independence, Rocky River, Westlake, Middlefield, Oberlin, Avon Lake, Garrettsville, and Hilliard, Ohio. E & H Family Group is a family-owned company committed to environmentally responsible behavior.  For more information visit  www.buehlers.com

Buehler’s Fresh Foods donates shelving to the Wayne County Sheriff’s Department

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Buehler’s Fresh Foods recent donation to the Wayne County Sheriff’s Department is another example of their active involvement in community endeavors. Buehler’s provided metal shelving, along with the labor to install the units in the Sheriff’s Department supply room. Pictured above is Rich Scott, Buehler’s maintenance and Deputy Rusty Knopp, Wayne County Sheriff’s Department.

“Buehler’s is a local partner and we are pleased to be able to fill a need in the community with this donation,” stated Becky Foster, Buehler’s VP Maintenance and Construction. “

Buehler’s Fresh Foods is celebrating 85 years as a family-owned and operated supermarket. Industry peers and officials have given recent recognition to Buehler’s accomplishments by awarding: 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 featured business in the national magazine publication Retail Merchandiser.

About Buehler’s:

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

E&H Family Group also owns and operates fourteen ACE Hardware stores located in Orrville, Medina, Dover, New Philadelphia, Delaware, Jackson Township, Independence, Rocky River, Westlake, Middlefield, Oberlin, Avon Lake, Garrettsville, and Hilliard, Ohio. E & H Family Group is a family-owned company committed to environmentally responsible behavior.  For more information visit  www.buehlers.com

RECALL: Idahoan Italian Romano Cheese Mashed Potatoes

Idahoan Italian Romano Cheese Mashed Potatoes 14 oz.

  • Date of recall: 11/20/14
  • UPC code(s): 29700-02144
  • Lot code(s) (if applicable):18AUG2015LWM; 19AUG2015LWM; 20AUG2015LWM; 21AUG2015LWM; 22AUG2015LWM
  • Manufacturer of item: Idahoan Foods, LLC
  • Toll free number of manufacturer for information & questions: 1-800-746-7999
  • Reason for recall: consumer complaints about a sweet flavor that is not characteristic of the product
  • PLEASE return products to any Buehler’s location for a refund or replacement

RECALL: Ortega – various items

Recall: Ortega – various items

  • Date of recall: 11/17/14
  • UPC code(s): http://www.ortega.com/recall/
  • Lot code(s) (if applicable): http://www.ortega.com/recall/
  • Manufacturer of item: B & G Foods
  • Toll free number of manufacturer for information & questions: 877-929-2576
  • Reason for recall: undeclared peanuts and almonds
  • PLEASE return products to any Buehler’s location for a refund or replacement

Buehler’s Wooster Milltown Grand Opening Celebration

 

 

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Customers have witnessed a transformation to the Buehler’s Wooster Milltown store over the past fourteen months. The store, originally opened in 1980, now boasts an all new look with new departments, new services
and new products. An official “Bread Breaking Ceremony” on Monday, November 3, 2014, commenced the festivities. A two week Grand Opening celebration runs November 5 – 18, 2014, with special savings and giveaways.

“The all new Milltown store has been designed with the customer top of mind,” stated Dan Shanahan, Buehler’s President and COO. “We listened to our customers through focus panels and surveys, and incorporated their feedback into the design. The evolution of new departments and new services was focused on making our customers’ lives easier.”

New Departments to Buehler’s Wooster Milltown include:

• New State Liquor Agency – a “store within a store,” flanked by Beer and Wine Department

• New Chef’s Kitchen – featuring an array of chef-prepared food, made-to-order, for take-out or dine-in

• New The Kitchen Table – a fun, relaxed, comfortable atmosphere to sit and enjoy Chef’s Kitchen foods

• New Beverage
Bar – convenient self-serve with Coca-Cola Freestyle machine, Scenic River Coffee flavors, tea

• New Front Entrance – open, inviting, framed with natural light and home to the grocery carts for easy access

• New Community Room – free rental to non-profit groups for small meetings and parties with catered food options

• New Chef’s School – training room for Buehler’s chefs to test recipes and menu items

Bob Buehler, ExecutivWooster-Restaurant-Chefs-Kitchen-Photoe Vice President of Marketing and Fresh Goods stated, “The Buehler family would like to thank Wooster and the surrounding area for its support.  With community input, we have changed our store by adding products, services and features found in the best stores across the United States. We are excited about the opportunity to serve the community at large and be active in its success while continuously improving both.”

“As a result of our Sign the Beam and Handprints in History promotions to engage the community during the remodel, our employees, customers, and KidzPark kids are a lasting part of our remodel, added Jack Kerby, Buehler’s Milltown Store Manager. “They may view their signatures on the structural I-beam or see their handprints in the lobby entrance every time they’re in the store.”

The timeline for the project was designed not to disrupt the customer’s shopping experience. To minimize customer inconvenience, contractors worked nights, and there was no construction over the 2013 holiday season. The project was spearheaded by local contractor, Bogner Construction, and Buehler’s made a conscientious effort to support the community by involving over sixty local contractors and businesses.

Buehler’s Fresh Foods is celebrating 85 years as a family-owned and operated supermarket. Industry peers and officials have given recent recognition to Buehler’s accomplishments by awarding: 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 featured business in the national magazine publication Retail Merchandiser.

Wooster-Milltown-PhotoAbout Buehler’s: E&H Family Group owns and operates fifteen Buehler’s Fresh Foods Supermarkets located in Wooster, Orrville, Wadsworth, Medina, Brunswick, Ashland, New Philadelphia, Dover, Jackson Township, Delaware, Coshocton, and Portage Lakes (Green), and Massillon, Ohio. E&H Family Group also owns and operates fourteen ACE Hardware stores located in Orrville, Medina, Dover, New Philadelphia, Delaware, Jackson Township, Independence, Rocky River, Westlake, Middlefield, Oberlin, Avon Lake, Garrettsville, and Hilliard, 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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Chef’s Kitchen and The Kitchen Table Now Open at Buehler’s Fresh Foods Wooster Milltown

Chefs-Kitchen-1Wooster now boasts an exciting new food service concept inside Buehler’s Milltown location to celebrate an array of fresh chef-prepared foods, available take out or dine-in. Customers place their order at the Chef’s Kitchen counter, pay at the separate food service register, and then choose to take-home or dine-in the all new Kitchen Table casual dining area.

Chef’s Kitchen offers classic favorites and delicious meals made-to-order while you watch. Options include freshly-made hand-stretched pizza (whole or by the slice) baked in our brick oven, custom signature sandwiches prepared with only the freshest ingredients and capped off with fresh-baked breads from the bakery, and your favorite authentic wok-fired Chinese foods. In addition, customers may select combinations from the freshly prepared Chef’s Signature entrees (Asiago Chicken, Ribs, Pulled Pork, etc.) and sides dishes (Loaded Twice Baked Potatoes, Broccoli Slaw and more).  And if that’s not enough, there are six varieties of hot soups made from scratch, an expanded fresh salad bar, and sushi rolled by hand daily by in-store sushi chefs. There is something for every palette, hot or cold, custom prepared for you!

The Kitchen Table area offers a fun, relaxed atmosphere to sit down and enjoy the chef-prepared foods. Meet a friend for coffee and dessert, be in and out over your lunch break, or relax with family after a busy day, The Kitchen Table is your home away from home.

A convenient self-serve drink area and designated register gives customers the value and convenience they have been asking. This area features a Coca-Cola Freestyle machine, with over 100 choices to mix and match and create your custom soda flavors. Scenic River Coffee flavors, tea, as well as an extensive option of your favorite bottled beverages are available.

Kitchen-Table-1“The key is the customer – customers are in control,” stated Jack Kerby, Store Manager Buehler’s Wooster Milltown. “Unlike traditional restaurants, you select the amount of food you want (so you’re not paying for food you don’t want), and there’s no tipping. What a value!”

Buehler’s, Milltown store remodel is nearing completion, with the Grand Opening scheduled for Wednesday, November 5th. Watch for details on new services, new departments, and new products.

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

E&H Family Group also owns and operates fourteen ACE Hardware stores located in Orrville, Medina, Dover, New Philadelphia, Delaware, Jackson Township, Independence, Rocky River, Westlake, Middlefield, Oberlin, Avon Lake, and Garrettsville, and Hilliard, 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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Buehler’s Introduces Big Beer Exchange at Wooster Milltown

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As part of the Buehler’s Fresh Foods Wooster Milltown remodeling project, the store now offers fresh draft beer on tap. The new “Big Beer Exchange,” is located in the Beer Department and features eight tap varieties of craft and specialty beers. Reusable glass containers, also known as Growlers, are available in 32 and 64 ounce sizes. Growlers are filled while you wait to take home and enjoy your favorite brews. Tap offerings will include limited releases, as well as offerings from local breweries: JAFB-Wooster Brewery, Millersburg Brewery, and The Brew Kettle Brewery in Strongsville. Draft beer taste samples are available for 25¢.

You can find out what’s on tap on the Wooster Big Beer Facebook page.

“The opportunity to sample any of the high-quality draft beers prior to purchasing a Growler is a real benefit to our customers,” stated Jack Kerby, Buehler’s Wooster Milltown Store Manager. “And with the addition of the Wine Tasting Bar, customers have the chance to sit down and relax with a glass of wine.”

The new Wine Department includes a Wine Tasting Bar where customers may select from a range of wines to purchase a 5-ounce glass for $5 or up. With the expansion of the Wine and Beer Departments, Buehler’s now boasts one of the largest selections in the area with over 1,000 wines and 800 beers. The inclusion of the State Liquor Agency store, conveniently located next to this department, offers over 1,000 spirits.

Work continues on the expansion of the front entrance. This inviting new space will welcome customers with doors on either side, and will house the shopping carts. The new KidzPark location has moved to its permanent home near checkouts, with a colorful, hands-on space to entertain children while parents shop. An additional new concept to Milltown, the Community Room, is taking shape, and will be available to the public for meetings and gatherings.

Customers will witness transformations to the Bakery Department (made from scratch production), Chef’s Kitchen (expanded food selections of hot or cold foods for take home or dining in), and The Kitchen Table (sit down causal dining) in the weeks ahead. These new concepts are not only unique to Buehler’s, but unique to our region and transcend supermarket perceptions. The remodel will be completed prior to the holidays.

Buehler’s, founded in 1929, is celebrating eighty-five 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.

About Buehler”s:

E&H Family Group owns and operates fourteen Buehler’s Fresh Foods Supermarkets located in Wooster, Orrville, Wadsworth, Medina, Brunswick, Ashland, New Philadelphia, Dover, Jackson Township, Delaware, Coshocton, and Portage Lakes (Green), Ohio, with a fifteenth location to open in Massillon this fall.

E&H Family Group also owns and operates thirteen ACE Hardware stores located in Orrville, Medina, Dover, New Philadelphia, Delaware, Jackson Township, Independence, Rocky River, Westlake, Middlefield, Oberlin, Avon Lake, Garrettsville, and Hilliard, Ohio.

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