Customers have witnessed a transformation to the Buehler’s Wooster Milltown store over the past fourteen months. The store, originally opened in 1980, now boasts an all new look with new departments, new services and new products. An official “Bread Breaking Ceremony” on Monday, November 3, 2014, commenced the festivities. A two week Grand Opening celebration runs November 5 – 18, 2014, with special savings and giveaways.
“The all new Milltown store has been designed with the customer top of mind,” stated Dan Shanahan, Buehler’s President and COO. “We listened to our customers through focus panels and surveys, and incorporated their feedback into the design. The evolution of new departments and new services was focused on making our customers’ lives easier.”
New Departments to Buehler’s Wooster Milltown include:
• New State Liquor Agency – a “store within a store,” flanked by Beer and Wine Department
• New Chef’s Kitchen – featuring an array of chef-prepared food, made-to-order, for take-out or dine-in
• New The Kitchen Table – a fun, relaxed, comfortable atmosphere to sit and enjoy Chef’s Kitchen foods
• New Beverage Bar – convenient self-serve with Coca-Cola Freestyle machine, Scenic River Coffee flavors, tea
• New Front Entrance – open, inviting, framed with natural light and home to the grocery carts for easy access
• New Community Room – free rental to non-profit groups for small meetings and parties with catered food options
• New Chef’s School – training room for Buehler’s chefs to test recipes and menu items
Bob Buehler, Executive Vice President of Marketing and Fresh Goods stated, “The Buehler family would like to thank Wooster and the surrounding area for its support. With community input, we have changed our store by adding products, services and features found in the best stores across the United States. We are excited about the opportunity to serve the community at large and be active in its success while continuously improving both.”
“As a result of our Sign the Beam and Handprints in History promotions to engage the community during the remodel, our employees, customers, and KidzPark kids are a lasting part of our remodel, added Jack Kerby, Buehler’s Milltown Store Manager. “They may view their signatures on the structural I-beam or see their handprints in the lobby entrance every time they’re in the store.”
The timeline for the project was designed not to disrupt the customer’s shopping experience. To minimize customer inconvenience, contractors worked nights, and there was no construction over the 2013 holiday season. The project was spearheaded by local contractor, Bogner Construction, and Buehler’s made a conscientious effort to support the community by involving over sixty local contractors and businesses.
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), Resolution – food and agriculture (John Kasich, Governor of Ohio) and featured business in the national magazine publication Retail Merchandiser.
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.