Now Open Appleseed Ace Hardware – in Mansfield

E&H Hardware Stores, locally operated and proudly owned by the Buehler Family of Wooster, Ohio, announced the opening of their seventeenth ACE Hardware store at 1515 Lexington Ave., Mansfield, Ohio.  The all new Appleseed ACE Hardware in Mansfield will celebrate an official Grand Opening celebration this weekend on Friday, April 15 through Sunday, April 17, 2016.

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 Appleseed ACE Hardware is 419-756-8340. Jarett Ramey, store manager, and his team are ready to serve the Mansfield community.

“We hired local people to comprise our Mansfield 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 Mansfield community.”

The new Appleseed ACE Hardware features expanded departments, including; lawn and garden, outdoor power equipment, builder’s hardware, electrical, housewares, and tools. A full service Paint Department will offer Valspar, Clark & Kensington, and custom color matching. An expanded Plumbing Department with pipe cutting and threading is offered, as well.  Other services include: screen repair, glass cutting, key cutting including automotive chip keys and automotive entry key fobs, and propane exchange.

The Rental Department continues to be a valued part of the new Appleseed ACE Hardware, now offering delivery and pickup service. Call the store for details.

Appleseed ACE Hardware features many of the name brand products you know and trust, including: Wooster Brush, Dewalt, Craftsman tools and power equipment, Weber grills, GE and Feit LED light bulbs, Scott’s Miracle Gro products, Ortho, Quikrete, and many more.

E&H Hardware to Purchase ACE in Piketon

E&H Hardware to Purchase Foster’s ACE Hardware – Piketon

The family owned E&H Hardware Group is in the process of purchasing Foster’s ACE Hardware located at 617 Southwest Street, Piketon, Ohio. E&H Hardware will continue as an ACE Hardware, serving the Pike County community and surrounding areas. The Buehler family started in the hardware business in 1965 as part of Buehler’s Fresh Foods, and has expanded to seventeen ACE Hardware locations in Ohio.

Foster’s ACE Hardware was founded in 1978 by Fred Foster, who began as a True Value Hardware, and changed to the ACE brand in 1996.  After 38 years, Fred plans to retire from the hardware business, and focus his energy on his responsibilities as a recently elected Pike County Commissioner and spending more time with his wife, children and grandchildren.

Foster’s ACE Hardware employees will be asked to continue working for E&H Hardware in the current location when the name changes to ACE Hardware. Additional employees may be hired to replace the current owners. The present friendly, helpful staff at Foster’s Hardware represent over 150 years of combined, professional experience and will continue to be available to help with each customer’s needs.

 ACE Hardware will continue to sell and service “Stihl” power equipment and a great selection of products and services.  The goals of ACE Hardware are the same as Foster’s Hardware; to provide helpful, friendly professional service to every customer.

The hardware will close at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, April 15, and reopen at 8:00a.m. on Monday, April 18th in order to complete the transfer.  Existing House Accounts are encouraged to complete a new application between now and then in order to be set up in the new computer system and facilitate a smooth transition in purchasing.

Scott Buehler, President & COO E&H Hardware Group, stated, “We are fortunate to find another family owned, community minded retailer similar to ourselves.  The Foster family has done a terrific job with Foster’s Hardware, and we are excited to have Foster’s Hardware join E&H Hardware under the ACE Hardware banner.”

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

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Buehler’s Launches New Online Shopping Platform

Buehler’s Fresh Foods has enhanced their online grocery shopping service to help bring many of the perks and conveniences their customers suggested. Beginning mid-March, Buehler’s “Click Load & Go” new online shopping site will be powered by Rosie, an online and mobile shopping application. The Buehler’s-Rosie partnership combines Buehler’s supermarket expertise with Rosie’s innovative online shopping and digital product development expertise.

Shop Online: http://www.buehlers.com/shop-online/

“Buehler’s has always been known for top-notch customer service and the finest quality, best tasting foods,” stated Dan Shanahan, President and COO of Buehler’s. “Our online shopping service exemplifies what sets us apart from other supermarkets. Customers appreciate the ease of having an entire virtual grocery at their fingertips, and trust our personal shoppers to hand select their order. This partnership will help to push our online shopping services to the next level.”

New features to Buehler’s Click, Load & Go, powered by Rosie, include:
• shop online or use the new Rosie mobile app (iOS or Android)
• service fee $5.95 per order (reduced from $7.95) – saving customers $2 per order
• choice of payment options: pay online or at curb-side pick-up
• site enhancements: larger photos, product recommendations and easier shopping cart management
• exciting online shopping improvements and site innovations over the coming months

Buehler’s established online grocery services include:
• our trained personal shoppers will hand-pick and assemble each order – shopping the way you would if you had time!
• first time users shop free – the $5.95 service fee is waived on the customer’s first three orders
• customer creates shopping list, and place repeat orders in minutes
• customer selects day and time to pick-up order – same day orders placed at least 3 hours in advance
• our guarantee of the freshest quality foods and customer satisfaction

Buehler’s Fresh Foods was one of the first supermarkets in Ohio to offer customers online grocery shopping with curbside pick-up. These new online shopping enhancements will take shopping for groceries to the next level, allowing Buehler customers to shop for groceries anytime, anywhere, with the touch of a finger. The Rosie mobile app is available in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.

About Rosie
The industry leading online grocery shopping platform for mobile and web, Rosie launched in July 2013 and today enables customers to shop online from their favorite local stores for same-day delivery or in-store pickup. Rosie partners with leading local retailers and their wholesalers to provide e-commerce, delivery opportunities, omni-channel marketing and deep data services. IBM selected Rosie as the Top Startup in North America in its 2014 IBM Smartcamp Competition. Visit rosieapp.com for company information and to sign up for a free account. Like us at fb.com/rosieapp. Follow us on twitter.com/rosieapp.
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, Coshocton, Portage Lakes (Green) and Massillon, Ohio.

E&H Family Group also owns and operates sixteen ACE Hardware stores located in Orrville, Medina, Dover, New Philadelphia, Delaware, Jackson Township, Independence, Rocky River, Westlake, Avon Lake, Middlefield, Oberlin, Garrettsville, Hilliard, Plain Township (Canton) and Kamm’s Corner in Cleveland, 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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Buehler’s Fresh Foods Announces Bridal Open House

Let your wedding planning begin at Buehler’s Wooster Milltown Bridal Open House event on Saturday, February 20, 2016 from 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. The Open House, located at 3540 Burbank Road, Wooster, Ohio, will showcase the latest trends in food, flowers and cakes. This WOW 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 Specialist (the food), Floral Designers (the flowers), All Events Rental (the setup), Winning Image (modeling gowns and bridesmaids dresses), and Buehler’s Beer & Wine Department (sampling).

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

Attendees booking their wedding catering food and flowers with Buehler’s will receive a FREE Wedding Cake! Ask the Catering Specialist for details, as minimum purchase is required.

Announcing Opening of Coshocton Liquor Agency

Buehler’s Fresh Foods Announces Opening of Coshocton Liquor Agency

Buehler’s Fresh Foods in Coshocton, Ohio, announces the official opening of the Coshocton, Liquor Agency, inside of the supermarket, on Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. This completes the transfer and relocation agreement with New York’s Deli & Beverage, to purchase the Coshocton Liquor Agency.

Dan Shanahan, President, and COO of Buehler’s Fresh Foods stated, “With the highly successful opening of our Ashland and Wooster State Liquor Agencies in 2014, 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 Coshocton 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 now use their credit or debit cards. Buehler’s Coshocton Liquor Agency hours will be Monday through Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Sundays.

“We would like to thank New York’s Deli & Beverage 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 Coshocton community for their patience during the process,” added Denise Nine, Store Manager, Buehler’s Fresh Foods in Coshocton.

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 E&H Family Group:

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

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

Family owned E&H Hardware Group is in the process of finalizing details to open an ACE Hardware store in Mansfield, Ohio at 1515 Lexington Ave., in early March 2016. The store is currently a True Value Hardware, and will be converted to Appleseed ACE Hardware. The store phone number will remain the same 419-756-8340.

Ace Appleseed - Jerry Rentfrow for Press Release

Jerry Rentfrow, owner of Appleseed True Value Hardware, will retire after 24 years of operating this local business. Jerry began his career as a banker in Grand Rapids, MI. In his spare time he was the neighborhood handyman, and in 1992 he decided to combine these gifts to pursue his dream job of owning and operating a hardware store. That year he and his family moved to Mansfield and purchased Getz True Value.

“Helping people has been the most rewarding part of my hardware career,” Jerry reminisced. “Looking back I am reminded of the many hard working employees and loyal customers that have made our business successful.” While he will miss the daily interaction with long-time friends and customers, he and his wife Anne look forward to beginning a new chapter of their lives as they spend more time traveling with friends and family, and relaxing at their family cottage on Pleasant Hill Lake.

The Appleseed True Value Hardware will close at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 27 and reopen at 8:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 3 (or sooner).  This will give E&H Hardware time to do a minor remodel and prepare the store for the ACE conversion.  Existing House Accounts are encouraged to complete a new application so they are able to purchase product during this time.  The rental department will remain open during this short period.

 All departments will be expanded, including; lawn and garden, outdoor power equipment, builder’s hardware, electrical, housewares, and tools. A full service paint department will offer Valspar, Clark & Kensington, and custom color matching. An expanded plumbing department with pipe cutting and threading is also planned.  Other services include screen repair, glass cutting, key cutting including automotive chip keys and automotive entry key fobs, and propane exchange.  The Rental Department will continue to be a valued part of the business with plans to begin delivery and pickup.

The store will feature many name brand products including: Wooster Brush, Dewalt, Craftsman tools and power equipment, Weber grills, GE and Feit LED light bulbs, Scott’s Miracle Gro products, Ortho, Quikrete, and many more.

E&H Hardware plans to keep as many current employees as possible, and will hire several to replace the void created by Jerry’s retirement.  Job postings may be found on www.indeed.com by searching Ace Hardware.

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, Coshocton, Portage Lakes (Green) and Massillon, Ohio.

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

Buehler’s Fresh Foods to Close Delaware, Ohio Store

 

Buehler’s Fresh Foods to Close Delaware, Ohio Store

WOOSTER, Ohio- January 4, 2016

Buehler Food Markets, Inc. today announced the decision to close their Delaware, Ohio store located at 800 West Central Avenue. It should be emphasized that the ACE Hardware Store will remain open, even after the supermarket closes.

“The actual date of closing will be determined over the next few weeks after consulting with our store management, employees, vendors and other tenants,” stated Dan Shanahan, President and COO of Buehler’s. “Most likely it will be mid-to-late February.” In the interim it will be business as usual with continued delivery of Buehler’s weekly ad. The supermarket does anticipate offering discounts over the next few months as they sell down inventory.

The painful decision to close came after a year of deliberating Buehler’s entire portfolio of stores. 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 tried a number of initiatives over the last few years at Delaware, but were at a disadvantage with only one store in a heavily overstored Delaware market.

Buehler’s extends its gratitude to the outstanding Delaware store team and their families for their years of service, understanding, and flexibility during this time of transition. 131 employees are affected by the store’s closing; 40 full-time, 23 part-time, and 68 seasonal. 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 will reach out to other Delaware supermarket retailers to recommend these individuals for employment.

Buehler’s Fresh Foods opened their first Delaware store in 1969, and moved to their present location at 800 West Central Avenue in 1986. E&H Family Group thanks the entire Delaware community, customers, and employees for 46 years of dedication, loyalty and support.

The ACE Hardware store, adjacent to the supermarket, will remain open. “We will continue to serve the hardware needs of the Delaware community with the friendly customer service ACE Hardware is known for,” stated Scott Buehler, President and COO E&H Hardware Group.

About E&H Family Group:

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

E&H Family Group also owns and operates sixteen ACE Hardware stores located in Orrville, Medina, Dover, New Philadelphia, Delaware, Jackson Township, Independence, Rocky River, Westlake, Avon Lake, Middlefield, Oberlin, Garrettsville, Hilliard, Plain Township (Canton) and Kamm’s Corner in Cleveland, 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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The Cleveland Clinic and Buehler’s Milltown Offer 6-Week Program

The Cleveland Clinic and Buehler’s Milltown Offer 6-Week Program

The Cleveland Clinic and Buehler’s Wooster Milltown are encouraging you to Take Charge of Your Life in an interactive 6-week program titled “You Change You” running every Tuesday, January 5 through February 9, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. until noon.  Classes will be held in Buehler’s Milltown Community Room, located at 3540 Burbank Road, Wooster, OH. The goal is to provide you with the tools, information and courage to achieve what is important to you.

 Each week centers around a different core topic, such as personal behavior, stress and nutrition. Participants will be introduced to various movement and relaxation techniques and are asked to set personal goals for themselves each week. This is a FREE program open to everyone. Seating is limited, so RSVP by contacting Jeff Jameyson at jameysj@ccf.org or (216) 312-5640.

Salvation Army Kicks-Off the Holiday Season at Buehler’s Milltown

Salvation Army photo for press release

The Wooster Salvation Army kicked off the Christmas kettle campaign on Monday, November 23, 2015, at 10 a.m. at Buehler’s Milltown, 3540 Burbank Road, Wooster. Community leaders and Salvation Army representatives rang the ceremonial bells to officially welcome the familiar red kettle to the holiday season.

During the ceremony: Wooster Mayor Bob Breneman, United Way Executive Director Todd Jasin, and Buehler’s Vice President Bob Buehler expressed appreciation to the Salvation Army team for serving the Wooster community throughout the year. Sara Hider, Miss Ohio 2015, led the group in singing, and Captain Madelaine Dwier directed the ringing of the bells. To enhance the holiday spirit, The Salvation Army brass band treated attendees to festive holiday music.

The red kettle fund-raising effort, which will continue through Christmas Eve, depends on volunteers to raise funds in support of Christmas assistance, as well as the emergency shelter, on-site feeding program, and Family Life Center. Volunteer bell ringers are needed. To sign-up, contact The Wooster Salvation Army at 330-264-4704.

About The Wooster Salvations Army:

The Salvation Army in Wooster is dedicated to serving the men, women, and children who are at-risk and in need of financial, social services, and spiritual support. They are located at 437 South Market St., Wooster, OH 44691.

About E&H Family Group:

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

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

Buehler’s Fresh Foods Announces Plan for New Philadelphia Liquor Agency Purchase

Buehler’s Fresh Foods Announces Plan for New Philadelphia Liquor Agency Purchase

Buehler’s Fresh Foods has signed an agreement with the Wine Rack in New Philadelphia to purchase the current spirits 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. After the agency transfer is complete, Wine Rack will remain open for business and continue to operate as usual; however, future plans will involve relocating the liquor agency into the Buehler’s New Philadelphia location sometime in early 2016.”

In the meantime, Buehler’s is looking for employees with experience or willing to be trained to assist in the Liquor Store. Please see Doug Wills, Buehler’s New Philadelphia store manager, if you are interested.

About E&H Family Group:

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

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