Recently, Buehler’s Fresh Foods hosted the nationally-televised Ohio’s Best Bagger Competition at their Milltown location in Wooster, Ohio, where ESPN filmed the entire event. To celebrate ESPN’s Ocho Programming, the event is scheduled to air, Saturday, August 8 at 5 pm on ESPN2.

At the Ohio Grocery Baggers Bowl 2020, 22 contestants faced off to win the coveted Ceramic Bag Award, $1,000 and a trip to San Diego to compete for the National Bagging Championship at the National Grocer Associations National Convention.

Tune in and find out who will represent Ohio in Las Vegas at the National Competition – and a chance to win $10,000!

Buehler’s Fresh Foods has competed in the Ohio Grocery Best Bagger Competition for the past 17 years, proudly holding the National Championship title in 2016 secured by Brady Long. Buehler’s has held the Ohio Champion title four years in a row. “Each year Buehler’s enroll our top four baggers in the state OGA contest,” according to Rich Bidinger, Director of Operations.

Bagging contestants are judged by the speed of bagging, proper bag-building technique, weight distribution in the bag, as well as style, attitude, and appearance. Contestants for the Ohio Competition are chosen through local competitions throughout the year.

“Buehler’s Fresh Foods is happy to both host and participate in the Ohio’s Best Bagger Competition. Having won this competition four times in a row from 2015 through 2018, we’re anxious to get back to our winning ways in support of the Ohio Grocers Association.” remarked, Dan Shanahan, President and CEO of Buehler’s Fresh Foods.

Buehler’s Fresh Foods grocery store was founded in 1929 by E.L. Buehler and his wife, Helen. The family moved the business in 1932 to Wooster, and, after four generations, grew to 13 stores serving the northeast Ohio market. In 2017, Buehler’s became an ESOP (employee stock ownership program) with the belief that selling to their own employees was the best way to assure the continuation of the innovative and creative spirit that made the chain a benchmark for independent grocers.

The Ohio Grocers Association is the leading voice and advocate for Ohio’s grocery industry, and is headquartered in Columbus, Ohio.

Buehler’s Fresh Foods announces Healthy Living Program at Orrville

Buehler’s Fresh Foods recently launched their Healthy Living program in Orrville, focusing on providing over 3,000 healthy items at affordable prices. As consumers continue to look for ways to eat healthier, Buehler’s is committed to providing a diverse selection of products throughout the entire store. The program highlights items that fall into four main healthy living categories, including organic, gluten free, vegan and non GMO. Additional items, such as sugar free, keto and low carb have been added to the program as well.

Daniel P. Shanahan, Healthy Living Project Coordinator says, “We are excited to present our healthy living program at our Orrville store. Our goal is to provide a wide variety of items across all departments focusing on attributes like organic, gluten free, vegan, non GMO and more. Signage has been added throughout every aisle to identify Healthy Living items and highlight item attributes. We are happy to provide a large selection of items that are consistent with the evolving dietary needs of our customers.”

Buehler’s Orrville store is the sixth to be reconfigured with a focus on adding more products in the vegan, gluten free, non-GMO and organic categories. It joins Buehler’s Wooster Milltown, Wooster Towne Market, Ashland, Medina River Styx and Medina Forest Meadows in the Healthy Living program. Buehler’s plans to expand this program to all 13 of their stores by 2021.

About Buehler’s Fresh Foods: Buehler’s Fresh Foods is an employee-owned company (ESOP) and operates thirteen Buehler’s Fresh Foods supermarkets located in Wooster (2), Orrville, Wadsworth, Medina (2), Ashland, New Philadelphia, Dover, Jackson Township (Canton), Coshocton, Portage Lakes (Green) and Massillon, Ohio.

Buehler’s Fresh Foods is committed to environmentally responsible behavior, local sourcing of product and supporting the communities in which we operate. For more information visit

McCormick Perfect Pinch Salad Supreme Seasoning 4.34 oz.

Date of recall: 8/4/2020

UPC code: 52100-04974

Lot codes/ Expiration Dates:

  • JAN 16 21 K
  • JAN 30 21 K
  • FEB 15 21 K
  • FEB 21 21 K
  • FEB 22 21 K

Manufacturer of item: McCormick & Company, Inc.

Number of manufacturer for information & questions: 410-527-6189

Reason for recall: Kosher Pareve mislabeling – formula is not eligible for Kosher certification

PLEASE return products to any Buehler’s location for a refund or replacement

Buehler’s Helps Shoppers Celebrate Family Meals Month

Full workdays, homeschooling kids, video connections with family and loved ones – the typical weekday is busy and full. Yet, somehow you have to squeeze in dinner. In addition to strengthening the family bond, there are many social, healthful and financial benefits to gathering the family for healthy meals at home.  “Young children and teens who eat more family dinners tend to consume more nutrients and are less likely to be overweight,” says registered dietitian Shari Steinbach.  “Benefits also include higher self-esteem, less stress and a decrease in substance abuse among adolescents.”

Today’s families, however, often face obstacles when it comes to planning and preparing dinner. The biggest barriers to eating meals together at home are a lack of time and varied schedules of family members. Dinnertime, especially during the week, requires tasty solutions that can be prepared quickly from simple, healthy ingredients on hand. If the dreaded “What’s for dinner?” question has you scrambling for quick meal options, Buehler’s offers a variety of convenient and nutritious products to make mealtime easy.

These meal planning tips can also help you have dinner on the table in minutes:

  • Keep a calendar – Write down everyone’s weekly activities so you can plan easy dinner options around family member schedules.
  • Buy versatile ingredients – Be prepared for busy nights by keeping quick cooking side dishes, easy-to-prepare fruits and veggies, and versatile pre-seasoned protein items on hand so you can create a fast, balanced meal for your family. These include instant brown rice, whole grain pasta, canned or frozen vegetables and fruits, canned beans, precut veggies/fruit, prepared salads and quick-cooking, versatile protein products like pork chops, pork tenderloin, and chicken.
  • Use cooking technology – Small appliances such as the Instant Pot and Air Fryer can help you create fast, tasty meals with heathy ingredients. Available in our Non Foods sections.
  • Feature family favorites – Make a list of the quick recipes and easy prep menus that you know your family will enjoy and have the ingredients ready in your refrigerator, freezer or pantry. You’ll have your go-to meals on hand for those especially hectic days.
  • Select sheet pan dinners – During crazy busy weekdays, sheet pan dinners are a real lifesaver! Simply assemble protein, veggies and seasoning on a pan and bake. Preparation is fast and so is clean up. We have some delicious sheet pan dinner ideas on our one-week menu planner (add link) including a delicious recipe for One-Pan Parmesan Pork Chops & Veggies (post recipe below on website tab and link to it here). We also invite you to find inspiration by visiting our new Sheet Pan board on Pinterest.
  • Shop Buehler’s Healthy Living Display – new this month, our Healthy Living display* features all the ingredients for a nutritious meal in one location providing convenience for our shoppers. This month’s feature is Sheet Pan Baked Parmesan Pork Chops, Potatoes and Asparagus.

September is Family Meals Month, the perfect occasion to celebrate by planning to gather your family, however you define it, around the table more often.

*Healthy Living display available at select stores: Wooster Milltown, Wooster Towne Market, Medina River Styx, Medina Forest Meadows, Ashland and Orrville



Blog authors

Annette Maggi, MS, RDN, LD, FAND (left) and Shari Steinbach, MS, RDN are registered dietitians helping Buehler’s Fresh Foods bring Healthy Living to life for our shoppers.






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