WOOSTER, Ohio – June, 2013

Becky Foster, Vice President of Construction and Maintenance for E&H Family Group, the umbrella company for Buehler’s Fresh Foods, has been chosen as one of the top women in grocery based on her efforts and contributions with the GreenChill Partnership. GreenChill Partnership is a program to monitor and reduce leakage of refrigerants into the atmosphere. Becky’s efforts with the GreenChill Partnership and other grocers across the United States resulted in improved industry standards on refrigerants. She also received an award from the GreenChill Partnership for her efforts to make Buehler’s one of the most improved grocers in 2012.

Now in its seventh year, PG’s Top Women in Grocery awards program recognizes the integral role women play across all areas of the dynamic retail food industry. As in years’ past, winning candidates were chosen from all levels of the industry within the retailer and supplier communities in three sectors – Senior-Level Executives, Rising Stars and Store Managers – and collectively represent female movers and shakers within the retail food industry who have demonstrated outstanding leadership and influence in their companies, as well as in the industry at large.

“…our editorial staff has never ceased to be amazed at the level of dedication, talent, expertise and sheer determination demonstrated by our finalists,” notes Meg Major, PG’s Editorial Director.

Major said one of the main reasons for the increases in both the quality and number of eligible applicants has been the continuing proliferation of women throughout the grocery industry, who continue to excel, not only in traditionally female niches as store managers and marketing positions, but also into nontraditional roles previously held only by men – construction, information technology, transportation and warehouse facilities management.

All Top Women in Grocery winners will be recognized in PG’s June 2013 issue, and will also be honored at a gala awards celebration that will take place in late 2013.

As the voice of the retail food industry for 91 years, Progressive Grocer serves the largest audience in the retail food channel, including top management at supermarket headquarters and top decision-makers at store level. From chain supermarkets to independent supermarkets, supercenters, wholesalers and food brokers, PG’s national readership relies on the publication and website for its authoritative, relevant, research-based editorial coverage, news and analysis. Progressive Grocer is owned by Stagnito Media, based in Deerfield, Ill. For more information, visit 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, 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