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

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!

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

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.

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

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

Buehler’s Fresh Foods Named Retail Business of the Year in Ashland

Buehler’s Fresh Foods was selected “Retail Business of the Year” by the Ashland Area Chamber of Commerce. The announcement was made at the Chamber’s Annual Member Awards Banquet on Thursday, March 12, 2015, at the John C. Myers Convocation Center, Ashland University. Accepting the award pictured left to right: Tom Macauliff, Jon Yentz and Amanda Manges.

“On behalf of Buehler’s, I would like to thank the Chamber and the Ashland community for this prestigious “Retail Business of the Year” award,” stated Jon Yentz, Ashland Store Manager. “We are truly honored.”

Dan Shanahan, President and COO for Buehler’s added, “We are proud of and support the ongoing efforts of Jon and the entire Buehler’s Ashland team. Their daily commitment to make Buehler’s a great place to work, an enjoyable place to shop, a trusted retailer, and a positive influence in the Ashland community is apparent.”

The Annual Member Awards are open to any Ashland Area Chamber of Commerce member. Nominations come from the community at large. Judging Committee criteria is based on the following: business performance and standing, customer service strategies and practices, community involvement, and promotion of Ashland County and surrounding areas.

Buehler’s in Ashland first opened at their present Sugarbush Drive location in 2001. In addition to offering the freshest quality produce, meat, seafood, and deli foods, Buehler’s features the Main Street Grill (a full-service restaurant), Scenic River Coffee Co., Floral Shoppe, and Ritzman Pharmacy. The State Liquor Agency Store opened last year, and is surrounded by an expanded Wine and Beer Department.

About Buehlers:

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, Portage Lakes, 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 and Hilliard, Ohio. Coming soon: a second Canton location.

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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Family owned E & H Hardware Group is in the process of finalizing details to open a second ACE Hardware store in Canton, Ohio at 6548 Middlebranch Ave. N.E., in May 2015. The store is currently a True Value Hardware, and will be converted it to an Ace Hardware store.

Tom Burke (pictured), current owner and well known businessman, has decided to retire after a 30 year hardware career. Tom started in the hardware business in Green, Ohio in 1985. A few years later in 1987, Tom moved to the Canton location, where he has been located for 28 years.

“I’m reminded of the wonderful employees and supportive customers that have been a part of this business throughout the years,” reminisced Tom Burke. “I will truly miss the daily interaction with employees and customers.”

On the flip side, Tom is looking forward to retirement and enjoying the time he will spend with his children and grandchildren. The current True Value Hardware inventory will be liquidated and the store fixtures will be sold. The liquidation sale will run Tuesday, March 17 through Saturday, April 18, 2015.

In May, the new ACE Hardware store will be updated with interior painting and flooring, new display fixtures, counters, and improved exterior lighting. 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 match paints. The plumbing department will feature pipe cutting and threading.  Other services include screen repair, glass cutting, key cutting including automotive chip keys and automotive entry key fobs, propane fill, Bissell carpet Machine rental, full service Uhaul truck rental, and a UPS drop station.

A unique gift department with home style gifts and collectables will be highlighted. The store will feature many name brand products: Wooster Brush, Toro mowers, Craftsman tools and power equipment, Weber grills, GE and Feit LED light bulbs, Scott’s Miracle Grow, Ortho and many more.

Additionally, online shopping will be available through ACEHardware.com with the opportunity to choose from 70,000 products and free shipping from the store. Online shoppers may also choose to purchase from the store’s current inventory for immediate pick-up.

Watch for future information on an official May ACE Hardware opening date. Store hours are slated to be: 8:00 am to 8:00 pm Monday through Saturday and 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Sunday.

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

E&H Family Group also owns and operates ACE Hardware stores located in Orrville, Medina, Dover, New Philadelphia, Delaware, Jackson Township, Independence, Rocky River, Westlake, Avon Lake, Middlefield, Oberlin, Garrettsville, and Hilliard, Ohio.

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

Buehler’s Fresh Foods Offers Spring Coho Salmon All Year

Buehler’s Fresh Foods Seafood Department is pleased to offer customers Spring Coho Salmon twelve months out of the year. Once a seasonal product, the year round availability is attributed to breakthrough research and sustainable practices developed by nationally renowned partners, and spearheaded locally by Homestead Springs Farm in central Ohio.

Coho Salmon, typically found in northern Pacific waters, can be raised in the largest spring fed aqua culture farm in Ohio. With 1,000 to 2,000 gallons per minute generated from the natural spring, this pure clean water is perfect for raising Spring Coho Salmon. Due to revolutionary natural procedures, the salmon are convinced they are in the “smolt” cycle, thus eliminating the need for them to migrate to salt water.

This delicate tasting Spring Coho Salmon has no antibiotics, no hormones, and raised in pure spring drinking water. The Spring Coho Salmon diet is sustainable, as well, with a custom mixed to order feed of 40% vegetables (among the highest in the industry), and less than 28% fish bi-product and oil (among the lowest in the industry).

Because this is a local product raised on a family farm, Spring Coho Salmon is fresh – never frozen – to Buehler’s customers. The salmon can be in the water one day and in Buehler’s Seafood Department the next. You cannot get much fresher than that!

“We are fortunate to have Spring Coho Salmon in our backyard,” stated Dan Shanahan, President, and COO of Buehler’s Fresh Foods. “We think our customers will appreciate the natural farming methods and the sustainable qualities of this salmon.”

Buehler’s Fresh Foods is celebrating 86 years as a family-owned and operated supermarket. Industry peers and officials have given recent recognition to Buehler’s accomplishments by awarding: 2014 Retailer of the Year (Cleveland Food Dealer Association), Ohio Business Profile (Jon Husted, Ohio Secretary of State), Resolution – food and agriculture (John Kasich, Governor of Ohio), and Progressive Grocer Independent’s 2015 Outstanding Wow Award.

Harvest for Hunger Campaign is off and running at all Buehler’s Fresh Foods locations

Harvest for Hunger is a cooperative effort of Ohio Foodbanks and takes place every February/March. All Buehler’s Fresh Foods locations will be actively supporting this campaign which runs now through Easter Sunday, April 5, 2015.  Customers may donate $1, $5, $10, or any amount they wish at the checkout.

“We want to assure our customers that their donations will stay local,” stated Dan Shanahan, Buehler’s President and COO. “They can view the list of local member agencies in their community, such as food pantries, shelters and other hunger-relief programs, benefiting directly from their Harvest for Hunger donation.”

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 is also partnering with the Mid-Ohio Foodbank to cover their Coshocton and Delaware, Ohio locations.

“Buehler’s Fresh Foods has proven to be a strong partner in the fight to end hunger in our community,” said Dan Flowers, President and CEO of the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank. “We are extremely grateful for Buehler’s commitment to helping those facing hunger during our Harvest for Hunger campaign.”

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