Buehler’s Fresh Foods Nationally Recognized by EPA’s GreenChill Partnership

Buehlers-GreenChill-Awards-photoBuehler’s has been nationally recognized with two U.S. Environmental Protection Agency GreenChill Partnership Awards for 2013. The Most Improved Emissions Rate award recognizes Buehler’s for lowering its refrigerant emissions rate more than any other supermarket in the GreenChill Partnership. Additionally, Buehler’s met its refrigerant emissions goal for 2013 to earn “Superior Goal Achievement” award.

“GreenChill is pleased to honor Buehler’s Fresh Foods with its second GreenChill Most Improved Emissions Rate award and Superior Goal Achievement award,” said Tom Land, GreenChill Program Manager. “Buehler’s achieved two notable feats in 2013. First they achieved a larger reduction in their refrigerant emissions rate versus 2012 levels than any other GreenChill partner. Second, Buehler’s has achieved a larger reduction in their emissions rate compared to their first year in the partnership than any other partner”

EPA’s GreenChill Partnership 2014 award ceremony was held at the Food Marketing Institute Energy & Store Development Conference in St. Louis, MO, on September 8th at 7:00 a.m. EPA’s GreenChill Partnership holds a ceremony once a year to present its Achievement Awards.  Becky Foster, Buehler’s Vice President Construction and Maintenance, received the awards for Buehler’s based on her efforts with Dan Steffen of Harrison Refrigeration, Buehler’s Refrigeration contractor.

EPA’s GreenChill Partnership works with supermarkets to reduce refrigerant emissions and decrease their impact on the ozone layer and climate change. The Partnership helps supermarkets transition to environmentally friendlier refrigerants; reduce harmful refrigerant emissions; and adopt greener refrigeration technologies and environmental best practices. There are approximately 8,000 GreenChill partner stores throughout the nation. For more information on EPA’s GreenChill Partnership, please visit www.epa.gov/greenchill.

GreenChill partner stores have much lower leak rates than average stores in the U.S. If every supermarket reduced its leak levels to the GreenChill average, the supermarket industry could save more than $100 million in refrigerant replacement costs and reduce emissions by about 27 million metric tons carbon dioxide equivalent.

Becky Foster, Buehler’s Vice President Construction and Maintenance, states that “…this is just one of many environmental and sustainability issues we address as a company.  We were innovators in the 1970’s by reclaiming the heat generated from our refrigeration compressors to heat our stores. In recent years, we have undertaken many projects to decrease electricity usage, including evolving light technologies, refrigeration innovations, and recycling programs both within Buehler’s and for the communities we serve. We recycle food waste into our Buehler’s Bagged Compost sold in our stores and at select ACE Hardware stores in the region. Buehler’s demonstrates its commitment to environmentally responsible behavior through its actions.”

About Buehlers:

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, Portage Lakes (Green), Ohio, and coming to Massillon, Ohio this fall.

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: Arrowhead Mills & MaraNatha items

Arrowhead Mills Peanut Butter and MaraNatha Almond Butters & Peanut Butters

  • Date of recall: 8/20/14
  • UPC code(s) & Lot code(s) (if applicable): Click here for table 
  • Manufacturer of item: nSpired Natural Foods
  • Toll free number of manufacturer for information & questions: 1-800-937-7008
  • Reason for recall: has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella
  • PLEASE return products to any Buehler’s location for a refund or replacement

Buehler’s Chef Showdown Results Are In

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Votes have been tallied and the results are official, Chef Mike Teter is the winner of Buehler’s Smokehouse Cook-off Head Chef Showdown held Saturday, July 26th in Buehler’s Wooster Milltown parking lot. The real winners, however, were the attendees, who enjoyed Smokehouse food samplings from chefs representing five Buehler’s Fresh Foods locations.

In addition to bragging rights for a year, Chef Teter’s winning menu of Korean Cherry Hoison Western Style Ribs and Asian Style Slaw will be available for purchase in Market Deli at all fourteen Buehler locations. Look for these new Smokehouse goodies around mid-August.

“We want to thank the community for coming out and supporting our team,” stated Mike Merritt, Buehler’s Executive Chef – Director Prepared Foods. “The food was outstanding, the weather was perfect, and we served an amazing 500 guests – nearly double what we anticipated!”

Buehler’s accomplished team that competed for the title of “Top Smokehouse Chef,” included: (pictured above left to right) Chef Adam Smith, Chef Aaron Gnap, Chef Mike Teter, Executive Chef Mike Merritt, Chef LuAnn Keith, and Chef Steve Dunfee. Watch for future events to promote this group’s talents!

Oscar Mayer Wienermobile Coming to Buehler’s Portage Lakes This Friday!

Oscar Mayer Wienermobile Coming to Buehler’s Portage Lakes This Friday!

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The Oscar Mayer Wienermobile will be on display and stirring up some fun at the Buehler’s Portage Lakes store located at 4045 South Main Street, Akron, Ohio 44319 on Friday, August 1, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Guests may inspect the Wienermobolie, as well as enjoy hot dogs, hamburgers, pulled pork sandwiches, and ice cream for purchase.

The original Wienermobile was created in 1936 by Oscar’s nephew Carl G. Mayer on a specialized chassis. The second Wienermobile has Ohio roots and was built in 1952 by Gerstenslager’s in Wooster, OH on a Dodge chassis.

There are currently eight active Wienermobiles located throughout the country. Drivers of the Wienermobile are known as Hotdoggers and create fun and laughs wherever they travel. For more information and to learn about life inside the Wienermobile vehicle, go to http://hotdoggerblog.com/

E&H Family group owns and operates Buehler’s Fresh Foods Supermarkets located in Wooster, Orrville, Wadsworth, Medina, Brunswick, Ashland, New Philadelphia, Dover, Jackson Township, Delaware, Coshocton, Portage Lakes (Green), Ohio and coming to Massillon, Ohio this fall.
E&H Family Group also owns and operates 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 Offers Caroline’s Cart to Customers

Buehler’s Fresh Foods Offers Caroline’s Cart to Customers

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At the suggestion from a customer on their Facebook page, Buehler’s Fresh Foods now offers Caroline’s Cart (pictured above) in most of their stores. This unique cart was created especially for special needs individuals.

Caroline’s Cart provides caregivers a viable option to transport special needs individuals through a store while shopping. The handle swings up to provide convenient access to the comfortable, contoured seat, perfect for low muscle tone individuals. A harness secures a person up to 250 pounds. A rear locking brake with front locking casters provide stability when loading and unloading occupants.

“We really do listen and take customer comments to heart,” stated Deb Wilcox, Director of Communication for Buehler’s. “Caroline’s Cart fills a need to ease our customer’s shopping experience. We are genuinely grateful for customer feedback, and touched by the outpouring of appreciation shared on our Facebook page.”

Buehler’s Fresh Foods, 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, offering the highest quality, freshest products and purchasing from local partners. Buehler’s actively supports the communities they serve, and are committed to sustainability initiatives.

 

About Buehlers:

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, Portage Lakes (Green), Ohio, and coming to Massillon, Ohio this fall.

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: Wawona Packing – whole peaches, nectarines

Wawona Packing – whole peaches, nectarines, plums and pluots

Buehler’s Fresh Foods carried only the peaches and nectarines that were a part of this recall.

 
  • Date of recall: 7/21/14
  • UPC code(s): n/a
  • Lot code(s) (if applicable): on outside of cases – see list below
  • Manufacturer of item: Wawona Packaging
  • Toll free number of manufacturer for information & questions: 1-888-232-9912
  • Reason for recall: potential of the food being contaminated with Listeria
  • PLEASE return products to any Buehler’s location for a refund or replacement

Buehler’s Fresh Foods Announces Store Managers for Massillon and Wooster Towne Market Locations

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Marty Stys

 

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Phil Kocin

In preparation for the fall opening of its new location at 2226 Lincoln Way NW, Massillon, Buehler’s Fresh Foods announces management moves.

Marty Stys, current store manager at the Buehler’s Wooster Towne Market location, has been selected store manager for Massillon. Phil Kocin has been chosen to fill the vacancy at Towne Market created by Marty’s move to Massillon.

Marty Stys has been in the grocery business for 14 years. Beginning his Buehler career in 2006, Marty has advanced from Category Manager Trainee, to Non-Perishable Manager, and to Store Manager at Buehler’s Wooster Towne Market. Marty lives in the Wadsworth area with his wife, Joan, and their two children. He will officially begin his new role as Buehler’s Massillon Store Manager on July 28, 2014

Putting people first is at the core of everything we do at Buehler’s,” stated Marty Stys, new Massillon Store Manager. “This is an exciting time as we build our Massillon team, and prepare the store to open this fall. I look forward to meeting and serving the people of the Massillon community.” Residents are invited to share their input and shopping preference by participating in the online survey, open through July 31, 2014, at www.buehlers.com/massillon-store

Phil Kocin, promoted to store manager at Buehler’s Wooster Towne Market, brings 45 years grocery experience to his new position. Most recently, Phil was Fresh Goods Manager at Buehler’s Wadsworth. He lives in North Ridgeville with his wife, Karen. Phil embraces the putting people first, stating, “The key to success is to treat people as our most valuable asset.” Phil looks forward to reconnecting with his team and customers in his new role as Buehler’s Wooster Towne Market Store Manager.

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 and coming to Massillon, Ohio 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, 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.                       # # #

 

Ace Hardware in Hilliard Now Open

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E & H Hardware Stores, locally operated and proudly owned by the Buehler Family of Wooster, Ohio, announced the opening of their fourteenth ACE Hardware store last week. An official “chain cutting” ceremony marked the occasion at 2575 Hilliard-Rome Road, Hilliard, Ohio.

Store hours are Monday through Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Sunday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The phone number for Hilliard ACE Hardware is 614-777-4223 (4ACE). Dean Roberts, store manager, and his team are ready to serve the Hilliard community.

“We hired local people to comprise our Hilliard ACE team,” stated Scott Buehler, Executive Vice President and COO E&H Hardware Group. “They are trained, knowledgeable, and focused on providing outstanding customer service to the Hilliard community.”

The store offers a full line of Craftsman tools and Echo outdoor power equipment, as well as parts, service and warranty repair. The service department will repair small engines and hand held power equipment, as well as blade and chain sharpening. Custom color matching with Valspar and ACE Royal paints, plus Clark & Kensington, a top rated paint and primer in one product, will be offered.

Additional services provided include custom cut keys, computer chip keys, screen repair, propane exchange, glass cutting and carpet cleaning machine rental. Pet supplies, along with a complete line of bird feeders and bird food, will be offered. www. ACEhardware.com will allow customers to special order over 65,000 items for pick-up at their local Hilliard ACE with no shipping charges.

Current seasonal offerings include live outdoor plants, unique yard décor, lawn and garden supplies and chemicals, gardening tools, ACE and Scott’s fertilizers, landscape and bagged goods such as mulches, peat moss, topsoil and compost. Craftsman lawnmowers and power equipment from others,

E&H Family group owns and operates 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.

E&H Family Group also owns and operates ACE Hardware stores located in Orrville, Medina, Dover, New Philadelphia, Delaware, Jackson Township, Independence, Rocky River, Westlake, Avon Lake, Middlefield, Oberlin, 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 Surveys the Massillon Community in Anticipation of New Store Opening

Buehler’s Fresh Foods is committed to “putting people first,” and as a result, are inviting the Massillon Community to share their input and preferences to make the new Buehler’s Massillon store their own. The public is invited to participate and may access the online survey by doing one of the following:

• for direct access, go to www.buehlers.com/massillon-store
• get link on website, go to www.buehlers.com/
• get link on Facebook, go to www.facebook.com/buehlers
The Massillon online survey will be open to respondents now through July 31, 2014.

Buehler’s goal is provide the best grocery shopping experience at their new Buehler’s Massillon location, and to exceed customers’ expectations. This online survey will provide insights to better understand the assortment of products and the types of services to offer the Massillon customer.

“The legacy and success of Buehler’s is directly related to our closeness and involvement with the communities we serve,” stated Bob Buehler, Executive Vice President Marketing and Fresh Goods of Buehler’s. “Since each community is unique, it is essential for us to listen and learn what’s important to the Massillon customer.”

Buehler’s is in the process of remodeling and updating the Massillon location at 2226 Lincoln Way NW, Massillon, Ohio 44647, scheduled to open this fall. Watch for details in the near future.

Celebrating 85 years in the grocery business, Buehler’s is 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.

E&H Family group owns and operates Buehler’s Fresh Foods Supermarkets located in Wooster, Orrville, Wadsworth, Medina, Brunswick, Ashland, New Philadelphia, Dover, Jackson Township, Delaware, Coshocton, Portage Lakes (Green), Ohio and coming to Massillon, Ohio this fall.
E&H Family Group also owns and operates 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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State Liquor Agency Opens at Buehler’s Wooster Milltown Location

Today marks the official opening of the State Liquor Agency, inside Buehler’s Fresh Foods Wooster Milltown supermarket at 3540 Burbank Road, Wooster, Ohio. This completes the transfer and relocation agreement of Gary’s Liquor Agency, which Buehler’s purchased in October of 2013.

 

Dan Shanahan, President and COO of Buehler’s Fresh Foods stated, “With the highly successful opening of our Ashland State Liquor Agency in April, this move continues the establishment of Ohio Liquor Agencies inside Buehler’s supermarkets, and completes another phase of our Wooster Milltown remodel.”

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, with its own doorway and register for payment.”

Buehler’s 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 use their credit or debit cards. Wooster Liquor Agency customer service and convenience is enhanced with newly expanded hours, Monday through Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. and 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Sundays.

“We would like to thank 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 Wooster community for their patience during the process,” added Jack Kerby, Buehler’s Wooster Milltown Store Manager.

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 Buehlers:

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 and coming to Massillon, Ohio 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, and Garrettsville, Ohio, and coming to Hilliard, Ohio this summer.

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