E&H Hardware Group to Acquire Ace Hardware & Building Supply in Oxford

The family-owned E&H Hardware Group is in the process of purchasing Ace Hardware & Building Supply located at 300 S. College Ave., Oxford, Ohio. E&H Hardware will continue to operate the store as an Ace Hardware, serving the Oxford community and surrounding areas.

Ace Hardware and Building Supply in Oxford was purchased by Jeff and Debbie MacDonald in October 1985. In the ensuing 32 years the business has grown and expanded in both product lines and service. “The success of the store is a reflection of a supportive community that has become our loyal customer base. Equally important has been our consistently helpful and professional staff. Both of these are so important to be successful in retail and we are so appreciative to everyone,” stated Jeff.

The MacDonalds are retiring from the daily store operations. They are looking forward to having more time to spend visiting family and friends, and taking a more active role in some of the many volunteer opportunities available in the Oxford community.

All employees of Ace Hardware & Building Supply will be offered the opportunity to work for E&H Hardware Group in the current location when the name changes to E&H Ace Hardware. Additional employees may also be hired. Job postings may be found on www.indeed.com by searching Ace Hardware.

E&H Ace Hardware will continue to offer the wide selection of products and services from the lumber yard, hardware store, and small engine repair shop. The “Ace Rewards” loyalty program will continue to bring expanded savings to customers and in-store pick-up will still be available for orders placed on acehardware.com.

The hardware will close on Sunday, July 9th and reopen as E&H Ace Hardware on Monday, July 10th in order to complete the transfer. Most of the store’s current “house accounts” will be pre-approved for continued use at E&H Ace Hardware. A letter detailing the set up process will be sent out in late May. New applications may also be picked up in store.

“Jeff and Debbie MacDonald have built Ace Hardware & Building Supply into a true destination for the Oxford area. We are excited to welcome this store into the E&H Ace Hardware family and look forward to becoming a part of the Oxford community,” stated Scott Buehler, President & COO of E&H Hardware Group.

About E&H Family Group:
E&H Family Group, parent company of E&H Hardware Group and Buehler’s Fresh Foods, is wholly owned by the Buehler family of Wooster, Ohio. The organization operates thirteen Buehler’s Fresh Foods supermarkets in northern Ohio and twenty-one hardware stores under the E&H Ace Hardware name. Hardware locations include Orrville, Medina, Dover, New Philadelphia, Delaware, Canton (2), Independence, Rocky River, Westlake, Avon Lake, Middlefield, Oberlin, Garrettsville, Hilliard, Kamm’s Corners (Cleveland), North Olmsted, Mansfield, Piketon, Newton Falls, and Millersburg, Ohio.

E&H Family Group is committed to environmentally responsible behavior, local sourcing of product, and supporting the communities in which they operate. For more information visit: www.buehlers.com.
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Best Bagger in the United States 2017 to Visit all Buehler stores

Come and meet Brady Long of Buehler’s Fresh Foods, who defeated competitors from across the United States to claim the title of the National Grocers Association (NGA) Best Bagger Champion at the February NGA Show in Las Vegas, NV.

Designed to promote supermarket employees and demonstrate a superior core customer service skill, the nationwide competition has been held by NGA since 1987. Contestants are judged by speed of bagging, proper bag-building technique, weight distribution in the bag, as well as style, attitude and appearance, and are chosen through statewide competitions over the course of last year.

“It’s nice to be able to say that our baggers are the best in the country”, said Dan Shanahan, the President of Buehler’s Fresh Foods. “We were with Brady in Las Vegas watching him compete with the top 25 finalists from all over the country. We thought – why not have Brady visit all our stores and share some of his tips with each and every one of our baggers”. “And our customers will get a chance to meet Brady.”

Brady’s schedule to visit Buehler’s store locations will be:

Wooster Milltown: Fri., May 12             

Medina River Styx: Sat., May 13

Portage Lakes: Fri., May 19                  

Massillon: Sat., May 20

Orrville: Fri., June 2                               

Wooster Downtown: Sat., June 3

Wadsworth: Fri., June 9                         

Canton Jackson: Sat., June 10

New Philadelphia: Fri., June 16             

Dover: Sat., June 17

Medina Forest Meadows: Sat., July 1   

Ashland, Fri., July 7th

Coshocton: Sat., July 8

***Friday hours to visit stores will be from 3 pm to 6 pm

***Saturday hours to visit stores will be from 1 pm to 4 pm

 

L to R: Brady Long, 2017 Best Bagger Champion, Duff Goldman, Kristin Mullins, President/CEO Ohio Grocers, Peter Larkin, President and CEO, NGA, Bob Ling, NGA Chairman of the Board

 About E&H Family Group:

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

E&H Family Group also owns and operates twenty one 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), Mansfield, Hilliard, Piketon, Newton Falls, North Olmsted and Millersburg,Ohio.

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

E&H Ace Hardware in Millersburg Now Open

WOOSTER, Ohio – April 11, 2017

E&H Ace Hardware, locally operated and proudly owned by the Buehler Family of Wooster, Ohio, announces the opening of their twenty-first Ace Hardware store. The store officially opened its doors on Monday at 70 N. Washington Street, Millersburg, Ohio 44654.

Store hours have been expanded to Monday through Saturday from 7:00am to 7:00pm and Sunday from 11:00am to 4:00pm. The phone number for E&H Ace Hardware Millersburg is (330) 674-6941. Steve Hug, store manager, and his team are excited to be a part of the community and look forward to welcoming customers back to their local hardware store.

“Providing top-notch customer service is part of our company’s mission. Nearly all of the previous staff has chosen to join our Ace Hardware team; we look forward to offering the same knowledgeable and trusted advice customers have come to expect over the years,” stated Scott Buehler, President and COO of E&H Hardware Group.

During the transition the store has enhanced all departments, with notable expansions of electrical and plumbing. A full service paint department offers Valspar, Ace Royal, top-rated Clark+Kensington paints, and custom color matching. The store’s service department will repair most small engines and hand held power equipment, as well as perform blade and chain sharpening. Additional store services include glass cutting, screen repair, and duplication/replacement of encoded automobile “chip” keys and key fob remotes. Ace Hardware’s free “Ace Rewards” loyalty program brings additional savings to customers and in-store pick-up will be offered for those customers that prefer the convenience of shopping online at www.acehardware.com.

E&H Ace Hardware also offers clothing and footwear from brands such as Carhartt, Thorogood, Muck, and Georgia. Popular products from Husqvarna, Wooster Brush, DeWalt, Craftsman, Weber, Scott’s Fertilizer, Ortho, and Quikrete are also available. The lower level includes farm and fencing supplies, equine and poultry hobby farming products, and a new selection of dog and cat food and care items. Hunting, fishing, and camping supplies are also available. Additionally, E&H Ace Hardware plans to sell a variety of rifles, shotguns, and handguns through the company’s recently acquired Federal Firearms License.

“We are thrilled to be a part of the Millersburg community. Residents have welcomed us with open arms and for that we are grateful. We look forward to serving our friends and neighbors with the helpful advice and service they’ve come to expect over the years,” stated Steve Hug.

Buehler’s Fresh Foods Finalizes Plans for North Court Liquor Agency

Buehler’s Fresh Foods in Medina, Ohio, announces the final acquisition of the North Court Beverage Liquor Agency. North Court will remain open for business at its current location and continue to operate as usual.

Hours are:

Monday – Saturday 9 AM – 9 PM
Sunday 11 AM – 6 PM

North Court Beverage is located at 998 North Court St., Medina, Ohio.

Phone: 330-723-0041

Phil Heath will manage the North Court Liquor Agency for Buehler’s.  Phil has ten years of experience with Buehler’s and is looking forward to seeing his friends and customers at the North Court Liquor Agency. In addition, the store will continue to offer beer, wine and accept cash, Visa or MasterCard for payment.  North Court will continue to deliver liquor for its wholesale customers.

Buehler’s Fresh Foods would like to thank North Court Beverage and the Ohio Division of Liquor Control for their assistance to complete the transfer of the liquor agency.

About Buehler’s:

E&H Family Group owns and operates thirteen Buehler’s Fresh Foods Supermarkets located in Medina, Wayne, Tuscarawas, Coshocton, Portage and Stark Counties.

E & H Family Group is a family-owned company committed to environmentally responsible behavior. 

E&H Ace Hardware in Newton Falls Now Open

E&H Ace Hardware, locally operated and proudly owned by the Buehler Family of Wooster, Ohio, announces the opening of their twentieth Ace Hardware store. The refreshed Newton Falls Ace Hardware officially opened its doors on Monday at 165 E. Broad Street, Newton Falls, Ohio 44444.

Store hours have been expanded to Monday through Saturday from 8:00am to 8:00pm and Sunday from 9:00am to 5:00pm. The phone number for E&H Ace Hardware Newton Falls is (330) 872-7363. Dave Robison, store manager, and his team are ready to serve the local community. The store will host a grand opening weekend March 31 – April 2 featuring weekend specials, kids’ activities, the Easter bunny, giveaways, and food sold by local non-profit organizations.

“A majority of the previous staff has joined our Newton Falls Ace team. We’ve also added a few new local faces to the store, as well,” stated Scott Buehler, President and COO E&H Hardware Group. “They are trained, knowledgeable, and focused on providing outstanding customer services to the Newton Falls community.”

The store offers wider aisles for a more comfortable shopping experience. Along with refreshed and updated product selections, a full line of Stihl Power Equipment has been added and the service department will repair most small engines and hand help power equipment, as well as perform blade and chain sharpening. A full service Paint Department will offer Valspar, Ace Royal, top-rated Clark+Kensington paints, and custom color matching. Ace Hardware’s free “Ace Rewards” loyalty program brings additional savings to customers and in-store pick-up will be offered for those customers that prefer the convenience of shopping online.

E&H Ace Hardware Newton Falls features many of the brand name products you’ve come to know and trust, including: Wooster Brush, DeWalt, Craftsman tools and power equipment, Weber grills, GE and Feit LED light bulbs, Scott’s Seed and Fertilizer, Ortho, Quikrete, and many more.

“We are very excited about the new look of our store here in the community”, stated Dave Robison. “My team and I look forward to providing our friends and neighbors with expanded products, services, and helpful advice.”

About E&H Family Group:

E&H Family Group, parent company of E&H Hardware Group and Buehler’s Fresh Foods, is wholly owned by the Buehler family of Wooster, Ohio. The organization operates thirteen Buehler’s Fresh Foods supermarkets in northern Ohio and twenty hardware stores under the E&H Ace Hardware name. Hardware locations include Orrville, Medina, Dover, New Philadelphia, Delaware, Jackson Township (Canton), Independence, Rocky River, Westlake, Avon Lake, Middlefield, Oberlin, Garrettsville, Hilliard, Plain Township (Canton), Kamm’s Corners (Cleveland), Mansfield, Hilliard, and Piketon, Newton Falls, and coming soon to Millersburg, Ohio.

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

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Buehler’s Bridal Open House is  March 4

Let your wedding planning begin at Buehler’s Jackson Township (Canton) Bridal Open House event on Saturday, March 4, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. The Open House, located at 7138 Fulton Drive, NW, Canton, Ohio, will showcase the latest trends in food, flowers and cakes. This event is free, and open to the public.

Brides-to-be are welcome to come and taste free food and cake samples prepared by Buehler’s accomplished chefs and talented bakers. Discuss your dream wedding with Buehler’s Catering Specialists, Cake Decorators, Floral Designers, All Events Rental, Linde’s Bridal & Prom, and Buehler’s Beer & Wine Department. Music will be provided by William Hall. Multiple partnering event sites will be on display as well.

“This is a great opportunity for future brides to see, taste and experience the vision for their wedding day,” stated Mike Merritt, VP of Food Service at Buehler’s. “Our goal is to show brides the possibilities, and then customize to make their day delicious and easy.”

Brides in attendance can enter for a chance to win prizes!

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Buehler’s Bagger – Brady Long – Crowned 2017 National Best Bagger Champion

Buehler's Bagger Brady Long wins 2017 National Bagger Competition

Brady Long of Buehler’s Fresh Foods Wins Best Bagger Championship

February 14, 2017 – Las Vegas, NV – Brady Long of Buehler’s Fresh Foods, with headquarters in Wooster, Ohio, defeated 22 other Best Bagger competitors from across the nation to claim a grand prize of $10,000 and the title of the National Grocers Association (NGA) Best Bagger Champion.

Designed to promote supermarket employees and demonstrate a superior core customer service skill, the nationwide competition has been held by NGA since 1987. Contestants are judged by speed of bagging, proper bag-building technique, weight distribution in the bag, as well as style, attitude and appearance, and are chosen through statewide competitions over the course of last year.

This year’s competition was sponsored by PepsiCo, Inc. and emceed for the third consecutive year by Food Network star, Chef Duff Goldman. The competition was held Monday, February 13 during The NGA Show at the Mirage Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, NV.

“Baggers and courtesy clerks are often the last impression a customer has of a store, and because of this, superior bagging skills, along with friendly customer service, are critical elements to a positive shopping experience for the consumer,” said NGA President and CEO Peter J. Larkin. “The Best Bagger competition truly epitomizes the spirit and work ethic of the supermarket industry.  Congratulations to Brady, who competed with great enthusiasm, and to all our Best Bagger participants who showcased their passion for excellent customer service.”

Source: National Grocer Association

Brady is ready to compete in bagger contest

Baggers from all over the United States will compete in the National Grocer Association’s Best Bagger Championship at the 2017 NGA Show in Las Vegas, Nevada on Monday, February 13, 2017. Buehler’s Fresh Foods bagger, Brady Long, will represent Ohio as the winner of 2016 Ohio Best Bagger Contest back in August. Brady won the contest in 2015, and reclaimed the title in 2016 for an opportunity to compete at this year’s national event. Brady works at the Buehler’s Medina Forest Meadows store.

“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.”

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.”

Contestants are judged on the following criteria: speed, proper bag building technique, distribution of weight between bags, style, attitude and appearance. As Ohio Best Bagger, Brady received $1,000 and an expense paid trip to Las Vegas for the national competition. The Best Bagger National Championship winner will receive $10,000, with cash prizes for to four runner-up positions.

Grocery bagging has been an important step for many supermarket employees who have pursued long and rewarding careers in the grocery industry. The National Grocers Association Best Bagger Championship features retailers with infectious company pride and an enthusiastic commitment to customer service.

Buehler’s Fresh Foods has signed an agreement with North Court Beverage to purchase the beer, wine, and spirits business located at 998 N. Court St., Medina OH.

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. After the agency transfer is complete, North Court Beverage will remain open for business and continue to operate as usual.”

This will bring two Medina Liquor Agencies under Buehler management. In the Fall of 2015, Buehler’s purchased the Wine Reserve of Medina and has transferred the Liquor Agency to the Buehler’s River Styx location at 3626 Medina Rd., Medina, OH.  The plan is for North Court Beverage to remain at its current location.

About E&H Family Group:

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

Millersburg Hardware Transitioning to New Ownership This Spring

WOOSTER, Ohio – December 8, 2016

Family-owned E&H Hardware Group is in the process of finalizing details to purchase Millersburg True Value Hardware, located at 70 N. Washington St., Millersburg, OH, in early February 2017. Shortly thereafter the store will transition from True Value to Ace Hardware, ultimately bearing the name E&H Ace Hardware.

Millersburg True Value Hardware is a second generation business that was founded by Junior and Barb Yoder in 1972, initially opening in a Millersburg storefront on Jackson Street. In 1978 the business moved to its present location on Washington Street. Today, the 44 year old hardware is owned by Joel Yoder (son of Junior) and his wife, Kristen. Although Joel and Kristen Yoder have enjoyed serving their loyal customers, they look forward to a new chapter as the business transitions to new ownership. They will stay involved within the community through their other business, Village Toy Shop of Millersburg. Joel will also continue his career as a Certified Public Accountant with Rea and Associates, Inc. “We couldn’t have asked for a better situation to ensure the best possible future for a hardware store in Millersburg. We found a local family-owned business that shares our values about community, family, and customer service. We are also excited that many of our staff members will be transitioning to the Ace Hardware team,” states Joel Yoder.

The Millersburg True Value Hardware will close at 8:00 pm on Friday, February 3 and reopen at 8:00 am on Monday, February 6 as E&H Ace Hardware.  Existing “house accounts” are encouraged to complete a new application with E&H Ace Hardware to continue credit benefits.

In the weeks following the transfer, product lines will be refreshed and popular store departments, including an expanded selection of plumbing and electrical, will be enhanced. The new E&H Ace Hardware will also continue to be a destination for Husqvarna products and service. A full service paint department will offer Valspar, Clark+Kensington, and custom color matching. Small engine service and repair is also planned.

“The Millersburg Hardware team has built a solid community-oriented business and we are fortunate enough to continue the family-owned tradition under the E&H Ace Hardware name”, stated Scott Buehler, President & COO of E&H Hardware Group.

Additional employees may be hired to fill the void left by the current owners. Job postings may be found on www.indeed.com by searching Ace Hardware.

About E&H Family Group:

E&H Family Group, parent company of E&H Hardware Group and Buehler’s Fresh Foods, is owned by the Buehler family of Wooster, Ohio. The organization operates thirteen Buehler’s Fresh Foods supermarkets in northern Ohio and nineteen hardware stores under the E&H Ace Hardware name. Hardware locations include Orrville, Medina, Dover, New Philadelphia, Delaware, Jackson Township (Canton), Independence, Rocky River, Westlake, Avon Lake, Middlefield, Oberlin, Garrettsville, Hilliard, Plain Township (Canton), Kamm’s Corners (Cleveland), Mansfield, Hilliard, Piketon, and coming soon to Newton Falls, Ohio.   

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