Head chefs representing five of Buehler’s Fresh Foods locations will compete for the title “Top Smokehouse Chef” at Buehler’s Smokehouse Cook-off on Saturday, July 26, 2014 from noon to 4:00 p.m. The event will take place in Buehler’s Wooster Milltown parking lot at 3540 Burbank Road, the north-end of Wooster, Ohio.

Attendees will graze, taste and enjoy smokehouse foods from five chef’s stations, then vote for their favorite. The winning chef’s recipes will be available for purchase at Buehler’s locations for all customers to enjoy. And in addition, the winning chef will get bragging rights for a year! Tickets will be available at the event for $5 adults and $3 children 12 and under.

“We want to invite the Wayne County area to a fun afternoon of tasting unique, delicious foods,” stated Mike Merritt, Buehler’s Executive Chef – Director Prepared Foods. “Our chefs have been perfecting their smoked food entries, and attendees are in for a special treat!”

So, who will be chosen “Top Smokehouse Chef?”

• Chef Steve Dunfee: Smoked Pulled Pork Fatty, Smoked Balsamic Vegetable Medley

• Chef Adam Smith: Smoked Bacon-Wrapped Caramelized Onion Meatloaf, Smoked Warm Potato Salad

• Chef Aaron Gnap: Chili Garlic Pulled BBW Beef with Peanut Coleslaw on a Swiss Mountain Slider,

        Smoked Corn on the Cob with Parmesan Butter

• Chef LuAnn Keith: Smoked Sausage Fatty, Smoked Corn on the Cob, Smoked Peach Cobbler

• Chef Mike Teter: Korean Cherry Hoison Western Style Ribs, Asian Style Slaw

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 (Green), Ohio and coming to Massillon, Ohio this fall.

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, 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.

Today marks the official opening of the State Liquor Agency, inside Buehler’s Fresh Foods Wooster Milltown supermarket at 3540 Burbank Road, Wooster, Ohio. This completes the transfer and relocation agreement of Gary’s Liquor Agency, which Buehler’s purchased in October of 2013.

 

Dan Shanahan, President and COO of Buehler’s Fresh Foods stated, “With the highly successful opening of our Ashland State Liquor Agency in April, this move continues the establishment of Ohio Liquor Agencies inside Buehler’s supermarkets, and completes another phase of our Wooster Milltown remodel.”

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, with its own doorway and register for payment.”

Buehler’s 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 use their credit or debit cards. Wooster Liquor Agency customer service and convenience is enhanced with newly expanded hours, Monday through Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. and 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Sundays.

“We would like to thank 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 Wooster community for their patience during the process,” added Jack Kerby, Buehler’s Wooster Milltown Store Manager.

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 Buehlers:

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

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

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 hosting Community Compost Forum to Network a Community Collection Route 

Buehler’s Fresh Foods is hosting a Community Compost Forum on Friday, June 20, 2014 at the Wayne County Public Library from 9:45 a.m. until noon. This is a free event and open to area Wayne County businesses as a unique opportunity to learn the benefits of a food scrap network collection route by collaborating with local and state agencies.

Buehler’s has gathered the Ohio Grocers Foundation (OGA), Viridiun, Paradise Composting, Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (OEPA), and Resource100 to work towards a goal of bringing awareness to food scrap generators and to build a collection program.

These agencies have been working over the past few years to encourage businesses to divert food scraps from landfills by utilizing composting facilities. The obvious benefit from recycling food scraps is environmental, but there is also an expectation that businesses can save money by reducing their disposal costs. The objective is to implement a managed supply chain concept by which food scraps generators (such as grocers, restaurants, schools, and hospitals) can form a network for route density cost-effective food scrap diversion from landfills.

“We currently partner with Republic Waste to transport our food and floral scraps to Paradise Composting for disposal and processing, and in-turn, produce our own Buehler Bagged Compost for resale,” stated Becky Foster, Buehler’s Vice President Construction and Maintenance. “If we can expand to generate community participation and obtain a route density, it will improve the economics of food scrap collection, divert organic waste from landfills, and reduce trash bills.”

 

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 (Green), Ohio and coming to Massillon, Ohio this fall.

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, Middlefield, Oberlin, Avon Lake, and Garrettsville, Ohio – coming to Hilliard, Ohio this summer.

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 is coming to Massillon

Buehler’s is pleased to announce plans for their fifteenth Buehler’s Fresh Foods store in the Mayflower Shopping Center at 2226 Lincoln Way NW, Massillon, Ohio 44647.  This former site of Bordner’s is now vacant, and Buehler’s will begin remodeling the store in the immediate future.

“We are excited to have an opportunity to serve the people of Massillon, and are planning to open the store in the Fall of 2014,” stated Dan Shanahan, President and COO of Buehler’s. “We think our formula of high quality combined with low prices will be well received in Massillon.”

Bob Buehler, Executive Vice President of Marketing and Fresh Goods, added, “We expect to provide an offering similar to that of our very successful Portage Lakes store, which opened last year.

In anticipation of bringing new employment opportunities to Massillon, Buehler’s will begin the application process immediately. Individuals seeking employment with the grocer may do one of the following:

• obtain an application from the “mailbox” located near the store’s front entrance at

2226 Lincoln Way NW, complete application, and submit by mail

• or, apply online at www.buehlers.com – click on “Join Our Team” at bottom

Buehler’s Fresh Foods is celebrating 85 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), and Resolution – food and agriculture (John Kasich, Governor of Ohio). Buehler’s is positioned for growth as a trusted business partner.

 

About Buehlers:

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 and Coshocton, and Portage Lakes (Green), Ohio – coming to Massillon, Ohio this Fall.

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, Middlefield, Oberlin, Avon Lake, and Garrettsville, Ohio – coming to Hilliard, Ohio this Summer.

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

Jon Husted, Ohio Secretary of State, Recognizes Buehler’s Fresh  Foods in Ohio Business Profile

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Jon Husted, Ohio Secretary of State stopped by Buehler’s Milltown to present  a “Certificate of Commendation.” Accepting the award are (from left) Dan Shanahan, President and COO Buehler’s Fresh Foods; Scott Buehler, Executive Vice-President and COO E&H Hardware Group; Jon Husted; and Dan Buehler, President E&H Family Group.

E&H Family Group leadership accepted the “Certificate of Commendation” as a featured business in the “Ohio Business Profile” program from Jon Husted, Ohio Secretary of State. Representing E&H Family Group were Dan Shanahan, President and COO Buehler’s Fresh Foods, Scott Buehler, Executive Vice-President and COO E&H Hardware Group, and Dan Buehler, President E&H Family Group, This presentation took place at Buehler’s Wooster Milltown location on Thursday, June 5, 2014.

Following the commemoration, a tour of the Milltown store was conducted to learn more about the behind the scenes process and the remodeling investment to improve the customer shopping experience. Officials and media witnessed the unique made-from scratch in-store bakery, learned about the personalized online shopping service, the new food service concept, and the progress of the state liquor agency.

“We welcomed the opportunity to share the story of Buehler’s with Mr. Husted and his staff,” stated Dan Buehler, “and are encouraged that the daily efforts of our team are recognized. We are committed to putting people first by supporting and improving the communities we serve.”

Jon Husted, Ohio Secretary of State, started the Ohio Business Profile program three years ago as a way to highlight outstanding businesses that call Ohio home. The month of June features businesses that fall under the theme “Family-Owned.” Buehler’s Fresh Foods is celebrating 85 years as a family-owned and operated supermarket retailer. Buehler’s is recognized as a pacesetter in the industry, and is positioned for growth as a trusted business partner.

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 and Coshocton, and Portage Lakes (Green), 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, Middlefield, Oberlin, Avon Lake, and Garrettsville, Ohio – coming to Hilliard, Ohio this summer.

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

Jackie Kerby of Buehler’s Fresh Foods Named One of
Progressive Grocer’s 2014’s Top Women in Grocery

Jackie Kerby, Store Manager at Buehler’s Fresh Foods Canton Nobles Pond, has been chosen as one of the top women in grocery based on her leadership efforts and contributions. A slate of 311 women hailing from some of the most admired organizations in the U.S. supermarket industry have been named Progressive Grocer’s 2014 Top Women in Grocery. All will be prominently featured in the leading supermarket trade publication’s June 2014 issue.

Now in its eighth year, PG’s Top Women in Grocery awards program recognizes the integral role women play across all areas of the dynamic retail food industry, within the retailer and supplier communities, in three sectors: Senior-Level Executives, Rising Stars and Store Managers.

“With a record number of 311 watch-worthy women, our 2014 judging panel pored over hundreds of applications in search of candidates who went above and beyond their core responsibilities to deliver exceptional results,” said PG Chief Content Editor Meg Major. “The incredible achievements of our 2014 Top Women in Grocery honorees provide an enduring portrayal of our program’s founding purpose: to celebrate the continuing progress the previously male-dominated grocery industry is making to close the historical gender gap while prominently recognizing the vital roles women serve in their companies, communities and the industry at large.”

All Top Women in Grocery winners will be recognized in PG’s June 2014 issue, and will also be honored at a gala awards celebration that will take place on Nov. 12, 2014, at InterContinental Chicago O’Hare, As the voice of the retail food industry for 92 years, Progressive Grocer serves the largest audience in the U.S. retail food industry, including top management at supermarket headquarters and top decision-makers at store level. PG’s national audience relies on the monthly publication and sister website for its authoritative, relevant, research-based editorial coverage, news and analysis. Progressive Grocer is owned by Deerfield, Ill-based Stagnito Business Information. For more information, visit http://www.progressivegrocer.com/.

 

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 and Coshocton, and Portage Lakes (Green), 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, Middlefield, Oberlin, Avon Lake, and Garrettsville, Ohio – coming to Hilliard, Ohio this summer.

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 Expands Rewards for Fuel Program

Starting May 7, Buehler’s customers at seven locations (Brunswick, Wadsworth, Portage Lakes, Canton, Delaware and two Medina locations) will 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 1,400 Speedway-branded stores in all, making it easy for customers to cash in on the rewards they earn at Buehler’s.

Dan Shanahan, Buehler’s Chief Operating Officer, states, “We wanted 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 & Merchandising 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.

The seven Buehler’s locations will 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 fourteen Buehler’s Fresh Foods Supermarkets in Wooster, Orrville, Wadsworth, Medina, Brunswick, Ashland, New Philadelphia, Dover, Jackson Township, Delaware, Coshocton, and Portage Lakes (Green), Ohio.

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

WOOSTER, Ohio – May 31, 2013

Harvest for Hunger is a cooperative effort of four Northeast Ohio Foodbanks, covering 19 counties and takes place every March.

This collaboration represents one of the largest food and funds drives in the country and is the Akron Canton Regional Foodbank’s largest fundraising campaign.   The campaign helps The Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank support food distribution all year long to food pantries, hot meal sites, shelters and other hunger-relief programs in Carroll, Holmes, Medina, Portage, Stark, Summit, Tuscarawas and Wayne counties.

In our community, as many as 180,000 people rely on the Foodbank for emergency food assistance each year.  One in six Ohioans are at risk of hunger.  31% of household members served by the Foodbank are children under the age of 18 years old, 69% of adult clients served by the Foodbank have a high school education and 19% have gone to college.   74% of pantry programs are run completely by volunteers.

The 2013 Harvest for Hunger campaign raised a total of $1,058,543 worth of food.   $43,619 came from Buehler’s and its customers when they made a cash donation or purchased food to place in the donation bins located in the stores.  Bob Buehler, Vice President of Marketing and Merchandising stated “we are happy to participate in the Harvest for Hunger campaign and are humbled by our customer’s generosity”.

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 and Coshocton, 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, and Middlefield, Ohio.

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

 

ACE Hardware Coming to Oberlin Late this Summer

WOOSTER, Ohio – May 20, 2013

E & H Hardware Group will open an ACE Hardware store at 297 South Main Street in Oberlin, Ohio (same building as CVS Pharmacy).

Job interviews are open to the public and will be held on Tuesday, June 4th at the Oberlin Inn located at 7 N. Main Street in Oberlin from 10am – 6pm in the Aspen Room on a first come first served basis.

ACE Hardware will have trained knowledgeable employees that will make outstanding customer service the focus of their efforts along with convenient “close to the door” parking.  Store manager, Penny Von Alt, along with her team, are looking forward to serving the Oberlin community.

A full line of Craftsman tools makes ACE your first choice for tools. Custom color matching with Valspar and ACE Royal paints plus Clark & Kensington, a top rated paint and primer in one product, will be offered.

The store will offer a large selection of Efco, Craftsman and Poulan power equipment. A service repair department will be available for all your small engine, minor electrical, screen and glass needs.

Additional services provided include custom cut keys, computer chip keys, sharpening, screen repair, propane exchange, glass cutting and carpet cleaning machine rental.  Pet supplies along with a complete line of bird feeders and bird food will be offered.   www.ACEhardware.com  will allow customers to special order over 65,000 items for pickup up at their local Oberlin ACE with no shipping charges.

Seasonal offerings for summer and fall will include lawn and garden supplies and chemicals, gardening tools, ACE and Scott’s fertilizers, landscape and bagged goods such as mulches, peat moss, topsoil and compost.  Craftsman lawnmowers and power equipment from others such as Efco and Poulan will also be offered.  Winter offerings  will include decorative fireplaces, a Christmas decorating center, snow shovels, ice melter, Craftsman snow blowers and more.

E&H Family Group owns and operates ACE Hardware stores located in Orrville, Medina, Dover, New Philadelphia, Delaware, Jackson Township, Independence, Rocky River, Westlake, Middlefield and late this summer, Oberlin, Ohio.

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

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

Wooster, OH – Feb. 19, 2013

Buehler’s Fresh Foods is partnering with The Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank and The Cleveland Foodbank for Check Out Hunger.

Check Out Hunger is part of the Foodbank’s Harvest for Hunger campaign. Harvest for Hunger helps make free food available to the more than 500 agency programs operated by the foodbanks, such as hot meal sites, soup kitchens and pantries. Harvest for Hunger is a collaborative effort of four food banks serving 21 counties in northeast Ohio, resulting in one of the largest food and funds drives in the country.

During Check Out Hunger, which runs Feb. 17- March 30, Buehler’s Fresh Foods shoppers can scan donation slips at the checkout aisle. In the past 5 years of participation in the campaign, Buehler’s has donated $82,852 and 13,035 pounds of food to the foodbanks.

“Buehler’s dedication to Check Out Hunger is a key component in the campaign’s continued success,” said Dan Flowers, President and CEO of the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank. “Buehler’s corporate support allows generous grocery shoppers to make donations that will help hungry people in Northeast Ohio all year long.”

One hundred percent of Check Out Hunger donations go towards providing food at no cost to community members struggling with hunger. Join Buehler’s Fresh Foods by coming to the local stores, and Check Out Hunger.

To learn more about Harvest for Hunger, please visit  www.akroncantonfoodbank.org or call 330.535.6900.