Buehler Food Markets, Inc. today announced the decision to close their Brunswick, Ohio store located at 3688 Center Road. The supermarket will remain open and honor all weekly advertised specials through the third week of October. The plan is to close on Friday, October 21, 2016.
“We will work with our Brunswick employees to transfer to another Buehler location, or attain a position with another retailer,” stated Dan Shanahan, President and COO of Buehler’s. “We will be inviting select retailers to a job recruiting event to interview and recruit our employees who may choose to stay in Brunswick.”
The painful decision to close came after deliberating Buehler’s entire portfolio of stores, and the opportunity to consider lease options. 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 will continue to offer customers three convenient supermarkets in the competitive Medina County market.
Buehler’s extends its gratitude to the outstanding Brunswick store team and their families for their years of service, understanding, and flexibility during this time of transition. Approximately125 full-time, part-time and seasonal employees will be affected by the store’s closing. 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 is also working with Brunswick area retailers to recommend these individuals for employment.
Buehler’s Fresh Foods opened the Brunswick store in the spring of 2007. E&H Family Group thanks the entire Brunswick community, customers, and employees for their support over the years, and look forward to welcoming them just down the road at their two Medina locations; Buehler’s Medina Forest Meadows and Medina River Styx.
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 owns and operates nineteen 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) Appleseed (Mansfield), Piketon, and North Olmsted, 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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Contact: Deb Wilcox
Buehler’s Fresh Foods