Kitchen Chat and more…
Kitchen Chat and more…
(This service replaces Portage Lake’s Call Ahead Personal Shopping.)
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.
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.
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.”