Buehler’s Fresh Foods has named Paul Stefaniuk as Vice President of Operations, effective July 6th. Paul will report directly to Buehler’s President & CEO, Dan Shanahan, and oversee Store Operations and related functions.

Paul brings more than 15 years of experience including Store Operations, Mergers & Acquisitions, and Store Development.  For the past 5+ years Paul has been a member of the leadership team responsible for launching and managing Lidl in the United States, most recently serving as a Vice President of Operations.  Prior to Lidl, he spent 8 years at Aldi working in leadership roles including Regional Director of Operations.

Paul earned a bachelor of science, business administration from the Fisher College of Business at the Ohio State University. Paul, his wife Marisa and four children will be relocating to the Ashland/Wooster area where he grew up shopping at Buehler’s.

Buehler’s Fresh Foods 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 www.buehlers.com.

Buehler’s Fresh Foods Partners announces Healthy Living Program at Ashland

Buehler’s Fresh Foods recently launched their Healthy Living program in Ashland, 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 Ashland 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 Ashland store  is the fifth 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, 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 www.buehlers.com

Buehler’s Offers Online Shopping at Orrville store

Buehler’s Fresh Foods now offers online grocery shopping at their Orrville store. Customers can choose to order groceries online for curbside pickup or delivery – or shop in-store if they prefer.

With the addition of Orrville, Buehler’s now offers online shopping at these locations – Wooster Milltown, Medina River Styx and Forest Meadows, Canton, New Philadelphia, Dover, Portage Lakes, Ashland, Coshocton and Wadsworth –  providing  shoppers with a way to shop without stepping inside the store.

The online shopping service, powered by Buehler’s partner Freshop, allows customers to order groceries, create shopping lists, get coupons, and access weekly ads on the store’s website. Shop Online: www.buehlers.com

”Buehler’s has always been known for top-notch customer service and the finest quality, best tasting foods,” stated Dan Shanahan, President and CEO of Buehler’s. “Customers appreciate the ease of having an entire virtual grocery at their fingertips, and trust our personal shoppers to hand select their order. We are excited to bring our online shopping services to Orrville.”

Buehler’s Online Shopping allows shoppers to:

• shop on your computer or mobile device at www.buehlers.com, or use Buehler’s new app (iOS or Android)
• pay online for their order
• have trained personal shoppers who hand-pick and assemble each order
• try it free. The $1.95 service fee is waived on the customer’s first three orders with Promo Code SAVETIME
• select date and time for pick-up order or delivery
• shop from our clickable weekly ad – add items directly into your shopping cart from the online ad
• see all available varieties of sale items while you view the weekly ad

All Buehler’s customers – including online shoppers – have the store’s guarantee of the freshest quality foods.

Buehler’s Fresh Foods was one of the first supermarkets in Ohio to offer customers online grocery shopping with curbside pick-up. They continually look for ways to improve customer experiences.

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 which made the chain a benchmark for independent grocers.

Buehler’s Fresh Foods 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 www.buehlers.com.

Freshop is the leading online grocery platform for independent grocers, powering websites for over 1,200 stores in 44 states and 10 countries. Their goal is to equip retailers with the tools to compete in today’s digital marketplace. Store branded websites and apps, and a user-friendly dashboard give retailers complete control over their digital offerings. Learn more about how partnering with Freshop helps retailers compete online at freshop.com.

Buehler’s Fresh Foods now offers online grocery shopping at their Coshocton store. Customers can now choose to order groceries online for curbside pickup or delivery – or shop in-store if they prefer.

With the addition of Coshocton, Buehler’s now offers online shopping at these locations – Wooster Milltown, Medina River Styx and Forest Meadows, Canton, New Philadelphia, Dover, Portage Lakes, Ashland and Wadsworth – providing shoppers with a way to shop without stepping inside the store.

The online shopping service, powered by Buehler’s partner Freshop, allows customers to order groceries, create shopping lists, get coupons, and access weekly ads on the store’s website. Shop Online: www.buehlers.com

”Buehler’s has always been known for top-notch customer service and the finest quality, best tasting foods,” stated Dan Shanahan, President and CEO of Buehler’s. “Customers appreciate the ease of having an entire virtual grocery at their fingertips, and trust our personal shoppers to hand select their order. We are excited to bring our online shopping services to three additional stores.”

Buehler’s Online Shopping allows shoppers to:
• shop on your computer or mobile device at www.buehlers.com, or use Buehler’s new app (iOS or Android)
• pay online for their order
• have trained personal shoppers who hand-pick and assemble each order
• try it free. The $1.95 service fee is waived on the customer’s first three orders with Promo Code SAVETIME
• select day and time for pick-up order or delivery
• shop from our clickable weekly ad – add items directly into your shopping cart from the online ad
• see all available varieties of sale items while you view the weekly ad

All Buehler’s customers – including online shoppers – have the store’s guarantee of the freshest quality foods.
Buehler’s Fresh Foods was one of the first supermarkets in Ohio to offer customers online grocery shopping with curbside pick-up. They continually look for ways to improve customer experiences.

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 which made the chain a benchmark for independent grocers.

Buehler’s Fresh Foods names Mike Davidson as Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing

Styx Holding Corp, dba Buehler’s Fresh Foods, a leading supermarket chain in northeast Ohio, today promoted Mike Davidson to the position of EVP of Sales and Marketing. In Mike’s new role his responsibilities include oversight of all current sales and merchandising departments, marketing, customer insights, central kitchen and warehouse. Mike has been with Buehler’s since 2016 as the EVP of Store Operations. Previous to this Mike worked for Price Chopper Supermarkets in several roles including Regional Vice President and Senior Vice President of Store Operations.

Mike will continue to report to Dan Shanahan, President and CEO and continue in his capacity as an officer of Styx Holding.  Shanahan said, “Mike has had significant impact on our store operations and we expect in his new job that he will similarly move the needle in the development and execution of our sales, merchandising and marketing strategies.” Mike resides in Wooster, Ohio with his wife Joanna.

About 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 which made the chain a benchmark for independent grocers.

Buehler’s Fresh Foods 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 www.buehlers.com.

Buehler’s Fresh Foods would like to thank our customers, employees, and vendors for all the extraordinary efforts that went into raising funds for the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank during our Harvest for Hunger campaign.

“We are truly amazed that even during these anxious times our customers have found the time to donate to Harvest for Hunger. We are very proud that each one of our stores, on average, raised more than $10,000 per store. Thanks to the Akron/Canton Food Bank and their great people for all that they do to fight food insecurity in Ohio.” said Dan Shanahan, President & CEO of Buehler’s Fresh Foods.

Buehler’s Fresh Foods raised nearly $131,000, which translates into 524,000 meals, through our register campaign, fun employee contests, and food bins, which happened at a critical time for not only the Foodbank, but for every American citizen. Even during the Covid-19 pandemic, our people prevailed, and  it’s a great comfort to know that even during these most difficult times, we can still rely on our customers and employees to think of those in need.

We had a stellar team at the helm coordinating, keeping track, and above all, staying organized and in touch with everyone involved. Kudos to the outstanding efforts of our Store Champions, Service & Facilities Managers, Kathy Bailey, Laura Pope, our Marketing team, and our Community Relations team.

“The Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank is extremely grateful for Buehler’s commitment to not only continue to serve our community during this difficult time, but to remain diligent in their Harvest for Hunger Campaign collection efforts,” said Dan Flowers, president and CEO of the Foodbank. “It’s because of steadfast partnerships like these that enable us to serve our neighbors facing hunger. Their leadership is much appreciated and will be felt by families across this region.”

When asked about how this campaign was different from previous years, Bernie Rusnak, our New Philadelphia Store Manager (whose store raised $7,723.29 for H4H) stated, “Different just because of the epidemic and the stores were quite overwhelmed the first few weeks in mid March. As things settled, we were able to work more efficiently.”

Cherye Curlutu, Service and Facilities manager at our Dover store, stated that their store brought attention to the fact that school children were now at home full time, and parents needed to have more food available which helped promote the Foodbank.

A few facts about the Foodbank:

  • They distribute food through a network of 500 agencies from food pantries, hot meal sites, shelters, and hunger relief programs.
  • 263,200 different individuals receive food distributed by the Foodbank each year
  • 1.21 lbs. =1 meal and $1 = 4 meals
  • Food insecurity affects  1 in 7 individuals and 1 in 4 children
  • Food insecure individuals do not always know where they will find their next meal.

Buehler’s Fresh Foods has proudly supported the Akron-Canton Foodbank as a Harvest for Hunger participant for the past twelve years. We want to do our part to end hunger in each of the communities we serve.

Our partnership with the Akron-Canton Foodbank aligns with our corporate values and goals, hence our continued relationship. We are an organization committed to putting people first and this campaign is all about taking care of people in need in our communities.

About 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 which made the chain a benchmark for independent grocers.

Buehler’s Fresh Foods 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 www.buehlers.com.

Masks and gloves will be provide to employees by Buehler’s

We received multiple requests from employees asking Buehler’s to provide masks to wear at work. Starting this week, Buehler’s Fresh Foods will providing reusable masks to any of our employees that would like to have one, in addition to gloves.

Personal Days policy change for 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Buehler’s is allowing employee’s personal carryover days from 2019 to be used anytime in 2020. Our policy was amended January 2020 to include a deadline to use the personal carryover days by March 31.  We are making an exception this year because we understand that many of our employees were planning on using their personal carryover days before March 31, but were unable to because of the expanded work schedule during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Best Time to Shop” is a new way for customers to determine the busiest and slowest times at their favorite Buehler’s Fresh Foods.

By going to Buehlers.com, clicking  Best Time to Shop” and looking at the easy to read color charts for your Buehler’s store –  customers will be able to save time and also do their part to reduce overcrowding – by spreading the shopping out through the whole week.

Shoppers are invited to use these charts to choose a less busy time to visit our stores, which should help to limit the amount of people in the store at any given time.  Shoppers will more easily be able to practice social distancing when they shop at less busy times. Every week Buehler’s will be looking at sales for every store for every hour and projecting the next week’s customer counts into three hour segments. We’ll share this information on this website to help customers with their planning. The store charts below show daily time segments with color coding: red for the busiest times, yellow for average, and green for slowest shopping times.

Dan Shanahan, CEO and President of Buehler’s said “The State of Ohio has requested that we help space the business out by limiting the maximum number of customers allowed, posting it on our front door then making sure if we hit the maximum a queue is spaced six feet apart outside. We applaud that request and think that in addition Buehler’s “Best Time to Shop” will help to spread the business out even further without making people wait in line outside. Limiting business at peak times is also naturally regulated by the number of carts, hand baskets and parking spots that we have in our stores.”

“As our frontline hero’s continue to keep our stores running, the safety of our employees and customers continues to be our focus. Customers are giving us positive feedback and appreciation for all that we are doing for their safety. We think they will really like checking in with “Best Time to Shop” each week.”

Buehler’s Fresh Foods will be closed on Easter Sunday, April 12, 2020, to allow employees a day to rest and enjoy time with their families. The decision comes days after Buehler’s announced a $250,000 employee appreciation pay.

Dan Shanahan, President and CEO of Buehler’s Fresh Foods said that it’s a perfect time for a little breather for all of our dedicated employees and their families.

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 which made the chain a benchmark for independent grocers.

Buehler’s Fresh Foods announces that it will be giving over $250,000 in appreciation pay to all employees as they continue to work during the COVID-19 outbreak.
The appreciation pay will be retroactive to Sunday, March 15th and continue through April 18th. Buehler’s has also made a commitment to retain all 227 restaurant employees that were affected by the temporary restaurant closures and reassigned them to other departments throughout the store.
“Over the last three weeks the character of our employees has shown through and made a lasting impression on all the customers who rely on us, new customers, suppliers and other stakeholders who are connected to us. This has manifested itself with countless individual examples too numerous to name. Our people are truly inspirational and we are thrilled that we are able to pay this bonus.” said Dan Shanahan, President and CEO of Buehler’s Fresh Foods.

About 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 which made the chain a benchmark for independent grocers.