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

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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

Now Open Ace Hardware in Kamm’s Corners – Cleveland

E&H Hardware Stores, locally operated and proudly owned by the Buehler Family of Wooster, Ohio, announces the opening of their sixteenth ACE Hardware store. The all new Kamm’s Corners ACE Hardware official opened the doors today at 3780 Rocky River Drive, Cleveland, OH 44111.

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 Kamm’s Corners ACE Hardware is 216-251-4223. Dale Smith, store manager, and his team are ready to serve the community in Cleveland. Watch for a Grand Opening announcement in the weeks ahead.

“We hired local people to comprise our Kamm’s Corners 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 Cleveland community.”

The store offers Benjamin Moore and Valspar paints, with a full computerized color matching paint system, and Wooster brand painters’ tools. The Tool Department will feature hand and power tool brands from: Craftsman, Dewalt, Makita and Milwaukee. Hardware customers will also find a large selection of fasteners, nuts, bolts, hinges, and hangers. The Electrical and Plumbing Departments carries products to complete nearly any project for the homeowner or the professional installer.

The Garden Center, unique to the community, offers bagged mulch, soil, and seasonal live outdoor plants. The Lawn and Garden Department inside the store will offer a full line of Stihl power equipment, Craftsman lawn mowers, pressure washers and hand-held outdoor equipment. Additional brands carried in our Lawn and Garden Department will include: Scott’s, Ortho, Victor, Weber and Charbroil.

A distinctive Gift Department showcasing seasonal gifts, candles, greeting cards, and hard to find items, rounds out the one stop shopping features of this ACE Hardware location. With convenient “close to the door” parking, the ACE team is looking forward to serving the Kamm’s Corner community.

About Kamm’s Corners:

Kamm’s Corners Development corporation is a unique community with a mission to facilitate the development and promotion of the West Park neighborhood in coordination with their partners, engage with residents, businesses, institutions, and visitors in elevating the quality of life in their community.

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 (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 Changes Landlords

E&H Family Group, the Buehler family owned umbrella company for Buehler’s Fresh Foods and E&H Hardware, is changing its landlord at five grocery store locations. Dan Buehler, president of E&H Family Group, stated, “We will continue our successful practice of leasing stores.”

E&H Family Group leases the four most recently opened Buehler’s Fresh Food stores and all sixteen ACE Hardware store locations.   

In a joint statement, the Buehler Family stated, “This move allows E&H Family Group to focus on the operation of our grocery and hardware stores and keep customer service, product and quality top of mind.”  The Buehler Family and its board of directors are pleased with this step forward for E&H Family 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 opening Fall of 2015, 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 Medina Liquor Agency Purchase

Buehler’s Fresh Foods has signed an agreement with Wine Reserve of Medina to purchase the current beer, wine, and 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 Reserve will remain open for business and continue to operate as usual; however, future plans will involve relocating the liquor agency into the Buehler’s River Styx location sometime in the fall 2016.”

In the meantime, Buehler’s is looking for employees with experience or willing to be trained to assist at the Wine Reserve. Please see Jack Rohrbaugh, Buehler’s River Styx store manager, if you are interested.

 

Ace Hardware Coming to Kamm’s Corner in Cleveland

 

Ace Hardware Coming to Kamm’s Corner in Cleveland

Family owned E&H Hardware Group, part of a team of nearly 4,700 locally-owned and independently operated ACE stores across the globe, is in the process of finalizing details to open an ACE Hardware store at Kamm’s Corner, 3780 Rocky River Drive, Cleveland, OH 44111, in November 2015.

Kamm’s Corner ACE Hardware store manager, Dale Smith, and his team of trained, knowledgeable employees will make exceptional customer service a part of their day to day experience. The Paint Department will feature Benjamin Moore and Valspar paints, and have a full computerized color matching paint system. The local, Wooster brand painters’ tools, will also be featured.

Unique to this community, Kamm’s Corner ACE Hardware will feature a Garden Center with bagged mulch, soil, and seasonal live outdoor plants. The Lawn and Garden Department inside the store will offer a full line of Stihl power equipment, Craftsman lawn mowers, pressure washers and hand-held outdoor equipment. Additional brands carried in our Lawn and Garden Department will include: Scott’s, Ortho, Victor, Weber and Charbroil.

The Tool Department will feature hand and power tool brands from: Craftsman, Dewalt, Makita and Milwaukee. Hardware customers will also find a large selection of fasteners, nuts, bolts, hinges, and hangers. The Electrical and Plumbing Departments will carry products to complete nearly any project for the homeowner or the professional installer.

A distinctive Gift Department showcasing seasonal gifts, candles, greeting cards, and hard to find items, rounds out the one stop shopping features of this ACE Hardware location. With convenient “close to the door” parking, the ACE team is looking forward to serving the Kamm’s Corner community. Watch for store opening announcements and grand opening savings.

About Kamm’s Corner:

Kamm’s Corners Development corporation is a unique community with a mission to facilitate the development and promotion of the West Park neighborhood in coordination with their partners, engage with residents, businesses, institutions, and visitors in elevating the quality of life in their community.

About E&H Family Group::

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 fifteen ACE Hardware stores located in Orrville, Medina, Dover, New Philadelphia, Delaware, Jackson Township, Independence, Rocky River, Westlake, Middlefield, Oberlin, Avon Lake, Garrettsville, Hilliard, and Canton, 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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Ohio Grocers Association 2015 Best Bagger is from Buehler’s!

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Ohio Grocers Association 2015 Best Bagger is from Buehler’s!

Brady Long, representing Buehler’s Fresh Foods Wadsworth, has claimed the title “Ohio’s Best Bagger” at the 2015 Ohio Best Bagger Contest on Tuesday, August 11, 2015. The Ohio Grocers Association event featured regional winners from Ohio supermarkets and was hosted at Giant Eagle Market District in Columbus, Ohio.

Brady was one of four baggers representing Buehler’s Fresh Foods, and beat 22 other competitors to win the coveted title, The award comes with a $1,000 check, and a trip to Las Vegas to compete in the National Grocers Association Best Bagger Championship in February 2016.On a personal note, Brady is active in his church, helping with vacation bible school and he enjoys sports.

“We are proud of Brady and his accomplishments!” stated Bob Bly, Buehler’s Vice President of Store Operations. “He is not only Ohio’s Best Bagger, but an outstanding employee and young man.”

About Ohio Grocers Association Best Bagger Contest:

Contestants are judged not only on speed, but also on weight distribution between bags, correct bagging technique, professional appearance and attitude. The best bagger contest is an exciting competition, which serves as a way to enhance proper and effective bagging techniques, as well as a prime opportunity to showcase talented employees .

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 fifteen ACE Hardware stores located in Orrville, Medina, Dover, New Philadelphia, Delaware, Jackson Township, Independence, Rocky River, Westlake, Middlefield, Oberlin, Avon Lake, Garrettsville, Hilliard, and Canton, 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 Fresh Foods Recognizes Local Ohio Growers

Buehler’s Fresh Foods Recognizes Local Ohio Growers

Buehler’s Fresh Foods honored local family farmers and growers who supply fresh fruits, vegetables, and floral products to their stores at the Local Growers Appreciation Luncheon on Wednesday, June 10, 2015. The event was appropriately held at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center on The Ohio State University ATI Campus in Wooster, Ohio.

Distinguished speakers at the event included David T. Daniels, Director Ohio Department of Agriculture, who discussed the importance of the food and agriculture industry to the state’s economy, impacting the employment of one of every seven Ohioans; as well as Nate Filler, President and CEO Ohio Grocers Association, who highlighted Buehler’s unique ability to connect, develop and maintain the connection between the growers and the consumer.

Buehler’s also selected four growers with special recognition for their success over the past year. These winners included; “Organic Grower” David Raber, Greenfield Farms, “Top Volume Grower” Fruit Growers Marketing Association, “Loyal Partner” Maurer Farms, and “Sustainable Partner” Eagle Creek Nursery. Each grower received a Buehler’s gift bag filled with signature products and a beautiful orchid, compliments of Green Circle Growers.

“We are fortunate to live in the heart of the Ohio’s agricultural community, and to partner with our neighboring growers and family farmers,” stated Dan Shanahan, Buehler’s President and COO. “Thank you for your daily hard work and commitment to bring Buehler’s customers the freshest seasonal produce and plants available.”

Buehler’s Fresh Foods is the largest supporter of the Mt. Hope Produce Auction in Holmes County, Ohio, where they source the freshest produce from the local Amish community. The retailer also partners with 25 local family farms and growers in central Ohio.  As a result of these unique direct purchasing and quality assurance programs, Buehler’s offers consumers the best value on the finest local produce.

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Buehler’s Fresh Foods Raises $138.5K for Local Foodbanks

Buehler’s Fresh Foods Raises $138.5K for Local Foodbanks

WOOSTER, Ohio- April 29, 2015

All fifteen Buehler stores and office/warehouse teamed with customers to raise more than $131,133 and collect over two tons of food products (which translates into $7,367) for a total donation of $138,500 during the annual Harvest for Hunger campaign. The food and dollars will provide emergency food at no cost to local pantries, meal sites and shelters in the communities of Buehler’s stores.

“We are over the moon with joy and thrilled by these incredible results; Buehler’s has such remarkable customers!”  said Dan Flowers, president & CEO of the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank. “We’ve seen great personal involvement, commitment and compassion on behalf of the leadership and associates at Buehler’s, and we are proud of the kinship we feel in our work to provide food for all people in our community.”

In a six week period, from February 22 – April 5, Buehler’s participated in the Harvest for Hunger awareness campaign aimed at fighting hunger in 21 of Ohio’s counties in which customers and employees donated $1, $5, or $10 at check-out.

“We are extremely grateful to our customers and store teams who opened their hearts and tripled their giving over last year,” stated Dan Shanahan, Buehler’s President and COO. “Thanks to their generosity, average donations per store neared an unprecedented $10K in only six weeks. Working together we can achieve great things to make a difference for our neighbors and friends.”

This is the 4th consecutive year that Buehler’s Fresh Food has participated in the annual Harvest for Hunger campaign. Customer and store teams have raised nearly a quarter of a million dollars since 2012 in the fight against hunger. The 2015 Buehler Harvest for Hunger donations will directly support the member agency food banks, pantries, and shelters in the counties and communities home to Buehler’s stores.

About Harvest for Hunger.  Harvest for Hunger is a collaboration of the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank, Cleveland Foodbank, Second Harvest Food Bank of North Central Ohio and Second Harvest Food Bank of the Mahoning Valley, serving 21 counties in Northeast and North Central Ohio with a goal to raise 17 million meals. All donations remain local and provide emergency food at no cost to pantries, meal sites and shelters for each respective food bank. In addition to these foodbanks, Buehler’s partnered with the Mid-Ohio Foodbank to cover their Coshocton and Delaware, Ohio locations.

The Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank is a non-profit organization with a mission to Feed People and Fight Hunger. This year, 1 in 7 people in Northeast Ohio will face hunger, and the Foodbank will be there to help.  The Foodbank is the source of emergency food for 500 food pantries, hot meal sites shelters and other hunger-relief programs that directly serve individuals and families in Carroll, Holmes, Medina, Portage, Stark, Summit, Tuscarawas and Wayne counties. The Foodbank, with its supporters and partners are leading the fight to end hunger in the communities they serve. In 2014, they distributed 26 million pounds of food, providing 22 million meals locally for people in need.

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, Hilliard, and coming soon to Canton, 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 Offer Choice Rewards in all markets

Buehler’s Fresh Foods Offer Choice Rewards in all markets

WOOSTER, Ohio – April 20, 2015

Buehler’s customers at all fifteen locations now have a choice to redeem their earned loyalty points: redeem for fuel OR redeem for food.  Buehler’s is the ONLY grocery store in Ohio to give customers a choice on how they redeem their Buehler’s Rewards electronically. 

The program is made possible by a partnership with another Ohio-based company, Speedway LLC (Speedway).  Speedway has more than 2,750 Speedway-branded stores in 22 states, making it easy for customers to cash in on the rewards they earn at Buehler’s.   

Dan Shanahan, Buehler’s President and COO, states, “We want to make it very easy for our customers that choose to use their Buehler’s Rewards® for fuel discounts.  Customers welcome our partnership with Speedway because of the many convenient Speedway locations, as well as their very competitive fuel prices.”

Bob Buehler, EVP Marketing & Fresh Goods, said “Customers will use their Buehler’s Advantage® Card to earn points on purchases at Buehler’s, and then use their Speedy Rewards® card at the Speedway pump to discount the price.  The system will also adjust the amount of Buehler’s Rewards points the customer has left over to redeem for fuel, or at Buehler’s to redeem for food at the checkout.” Customers will also earn Speedy Rewards® points on their purchases at the pump.

Buehler’s Rewards can now be used for food or fuel when the customer follows a simple, one time, on-line process of linking their Buehler’s Advantage® Card to their Speedy Rewards® Card.  Customers may then decide to redeem their earned points for food at Buehler’s when they check-out OR to redeem for fuel discounts at any Speedway location.  All leftover or remaining points may be used later on food or fuel.

Customers that have a Buehler’s Advantage® Card that do not want the additional choice of fuel need not do anything.  They will continue to earn Buehler’s Rewards to redeem for $10 off at the check-out.

Buehler’s have helpful associates to assist customers in using computers at the store to link their Buehler’s Advantage® Cards and Speedy Rewards® Cards.  Speedy Rewards® Cards and Buehler’s Advantage® Cards are available at Buehler’s. Customers may also sign up on Buehler’s website, Speedway’s website, or in-store kiosk at any Speedway location.  Deb Wilcox, Buehler’s Director of Communication, states, “It has never been easier to choose how you want to spend your Buehler’s Rewards; redeem for fuel or redeem for food.  We give you a choice each time you shop.”

Grocery rewards may be redeemed in $10 increments and fuel rewards may be redeemed in 10 cent increments at Speedway stores.

About Buehler’s Fresh Foods:

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

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

About Speedway LLC:

Speedway LLC, headquartered in Enon, Ohio, is the nation’s fourth largest company-owned and -operated convenience store chain with approximately 1,470 stores located in nine states in the Midwest. Speedway is a wholly owned subsidiary of Marathon Petroleum Corporation (NYSE: MPC). For further information about Speedway, visit the company’s website at www.speedway.com