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.

E&H Hardware Group to Purchase Newton Falls Ace Hardware

WOOSTER, Ohio – December 5, 2016

The family-owned E&H Hardware Group is in the process of purchasing the Newton Falls Ace Hardware located at 165 East Broad St., Newton Falls, OH. E&H Hardware will continue to operate the store as an Ace Hardware, serving the Newton Falls community and surrounding areas.

The Newton Falls Ace Hardware was founded in 1973 by brothers John, Eugene, and Richard Kolovich. Originally named ‘Fair Price Center’, the business was purchased outright by Richard in 1977. After 43 successful years, Richard is looking forward to enjoying more time with his family and new puppy. He will also have more time to focus on his other two businesses, Falls Car Wash and RLK Enterprises. “I sincerely appreciate the many years of support from the countless customers of Newton Falls and its surrounding area. The store’s success would not have been possible without the loyal employees that stood by my side”, stated Richard.

The employees of Newton Falls Ace Hardware 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 be hired to fill the void created by the current owner, as well. Job postings may be found on www.indeed.com by searching Ace Hardware.

E&H Ace Hardware will continue to offer a wide selection of lumber products, screen repair, a full line of Craftsman tools, Clark+Kensington and Valspar paints, and propane. Many departments will also be refreshed with updated product selections and brighter lighting for a better shopping experience. Ace Hardware’s free “Ace Rewards” loyalty program will bring expanded savings to customers. Additionally, in-store pick-up will be offered for those customers that prefer the convenience of shopping online.

The hardware will close at 7:00 pm on Friday, January 6th, and reopen at 8:00 am on Monday, January 9th in order to complete the transfer.  Existing “house accounts” are encouraged to complete a new application between now and January 6th in order to be entered into the new computer system and facilitate a smooth transition to E&H Ace Hardware.

Scott Buehler, President & COO of E&H Hardware Group, stated, “We are excited to be entering the Newton Falls community in early 2017 and look forward to providing a hardware destination where customers can count on receiving trusted advice from our knowledgeable employees.”

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 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, and Piketon, 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.

E&H Hardware Group to Purchase Cricket Yard Equipment in Westlake

WOOSTER, Ohio – December 1, 2016

The family owned E&H Hardware Group is in the process of purchasing Cricket Yard Equipment located at 30582 Center Ridge Road, Westlake, OH. Cricket Yard Equipment will transition next month to a newly renovated space within E&H Ace Hardware’s Westlake store, located at 27255 Detroit Road, Westlake, OH.

Cricket Yard Equipment is a first generation business that began in 1979.  Owners Craig and Nan Baker began their business in a parcel van selling and servicing equipment at homes with the slogan ‘Cricket Comes to You’.  In 1981 they rented an abandoned storefront on Center Ridge Road in Westlake and later built their multi-unit retail center at the same location. Although they will have the retail center to manage, Craig and Nan are pleased to see Cricket Yard Equipment continue with Ace Hardware in Westlake.  After 37 successful years in the power equipment business, Craig and Nan are looking forward to enjoying life with a little more free time.

Cricket will remain in their current location through the end of January and will be available to assist in any sales or service needs customers may have. E&H Ace Hardware will begin welcoming customers to Cricket’s new location beginning January 30th. “Customers will continue to have the high-quality staff service their equipment needs, as our technicians will be part of the Ace Hardware team”, states Craig Baker.

With the addition of Cricket to E&H Ace Hardware, product selection and service options will expand. The Westlake Ace location will become an authorized dealer and service point for both Honda and Toro power equipment while also continuing to sell and service Stihl power equipment; Echo and Snapper brand service will remain available, as well. Ace Hardware will also continue to honor Cricket’s well-liked service discount program for returning customers. The goals of Ace Hardware are the same as Cricket: to provide helpful, friendly, and professional service to every customer.

Scott Buehler, President & COO of E&H Hardware Group, stated, “We are very fortunate to have found another like-minded family business in the community. We are excited to have Cricket join the E&H Hardware family and look forward to offering the same great service.”

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 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, and Piketon, 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.

Buehler’s Fresh Foods is home to the Medina Liquor Agency

The Buehler’s Medina River Styx location at 3626 Medina Road, Medina, Ohio, officially opened the Medina Liquor Agency, inside of the supermarket, on Monday, November 7, 2016. This completes the transfer and relocation agreement with the Wine Reserve to purchase the Medina Liquor Agency.

Dan Shanahan, President, and COO of Buehler’s Fresh Foods stated, “With the highly successful opening of our Ashland, Wooster, Coshocton and New Philadelphia 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 Medina River Styx has expanded beer and wine offerings, with over 1,000 beers and 3,500 wines available daily, as well as a broad selection of premium spirits. There is a 10% discount on wine case purchases, and liquor agency customers may now use their credit or debit cards. Buehler’s Medina Liquor Agency hours will be Monday through Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and closed on Sundays. Knowledgeable employees are on-hand to assist customers with their purchase.

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“We would like to thank the Wine Reserve 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 Medina community for their patience during the process,” added Jack Rohrbaugh, Store Manager, Buehler’s Fresh Foods Medina River Styx.

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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.

Meet & Greet with Skinnygirl® Cocktails Founder, Bethenny Frankel at Buehler’s Nobles Pond in Canton this Saturday

Buehler’s Fresh Foods Nobles Pond location will host author, chef, TV star and Skinnygirl founder, Bethenny Frankel, on Saturday, October 22, 2016 at 1:00 p.m.  The store is located at 7138 Fulton Dr. NW, Canton, OH, 44718. Bethenny brings her ready-to-serve cocktails and wines to Buehler’s just in time for holiday entertaining!

Bethenny is the creator of the low-calorie cocktail brand, Skinnygirl Cocktails, which now features more than 20 products, including vodka, wine and ready to serve options. She first entered the public spotlight on NBC’s The Apprentice: Martha Stewart, then became a celebrity on Bravo’s “The Real Housewives of New York City.” Bethenny has been named one of the “Top 100 Most Powerful Celebrities” by Forbes magazine.

Complimentary tastings of select Skinnygirl Cocktails products will be available for customers 21 years of age and older. Products will be available for purchase and to be signed:

• Skinnygirl ready to drink: Margarita, White Peach Margarita, Grapefruit Margarita, Cranberry Cosmo,

    and new! Watermelon Margarita.

  Wines: Chardonnay, Cabernet, Pinot Noir, Pinot Grigio, Moscato, California Red, and California White.

WHAT: Bethenny Frankel signing bottles of Skinnygirl Cocktails wines and spirits

WHEN: Saturday, October 22, 1 pm

WHERE: Buehler’s Fresh Foods, 7138 Fulton Dr.  NW, Canton, Ohio 44718

No tickets required.

Entry subject to capacity and not guaranteed.

Buehler Food Markets, Inc. today announced the decision to close their Brunswick, Ohio store located at 3688 Center Road. The supermarket will remain open and honor all weekly advertised specials through the third week of October. The plan is to close on Friday, October 21, 2016.

“We will work with our Brunswick employees to transfer to another Buehler location, or attain a position with another retailer,” stated Dan Shanahan, President and COO of Buehler’s. “We will be inviting select retailers to a job recruiting event to interview and recruit our employees who may choose to stay in Brunswick.”

The painful decision to close came after deliberating Buehler’s entire portfolio of stores, and the opportunity to consider lease options. As the company continued to add stores, remodel and refresh their current base of stores, they had some hard decisions with respect to underperforming stores. Buehler’s will continue to offer customers three convenient supermarkets in the competitive Medina County market.

Buehler’s extends its gratitude to the outstanding Brunswick store team and their families for their years of service, understanding, and flexibility during this time of transition. Approximately125 full-time, part-time and seasonal employees will be affected by the store’s closing. Eligible employees will be offered a position at other Buehler’s Fresh Foods locations. Those employees who choose not to transfer will be offered a severance package. Buehler’s is also working with Brunswick area retailers to recommend these individuals for employment.

Buehler’s Fresh Foods opened the Brunswick store in the spring of 2007. E&H Family Group thanks the entire Brunswick community, customers, and employees for their support over the years, and look forward to welcoming them just down the road at their two Medina locations; Buehler’s Medina Forest Meadows and Medina River Styx.

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 owns and operates nineteen 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, local sourcing of product and supporting the communities in which we operate.  For more information visit www.buehlers.com

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Contact: Deb Wilcox
Buehler’s Fresh Foods
330-804-1263
dwilcox@buehlers.com