The Ohio Grocers Hall Of Fame was started in 2000 to honor industry leaders. To date, there are 40 inductees.

Much like the Buehler’s vision of a company that puts people first and always strives to be better, Shanahan

spends his time doing the same: balancing work with family and making sure both “families” do their best through

service, quality and care.

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

in Columbus, Ohio.

In addition to receiving the crystal award at the presentation, Dan will also receive a Proclamation from the Ohio

House of Representatives, and special recognition on the Ohio Grocers Association website.

The OGA Hall Of Fame is comprised of individuals who have dedicated their lives and years of service to Ohio’s

food industry. Inductees to the Hall Of Fame are nominated by fellow OGA members and approved by a

nominating committee. Dan has been recognized for his tireless work not only within the food industry, but also

the communities served by Buehler’s Fresh Foods. Dan has been an executive at Buehler’s since 2011 and

Chairman/CEO since 2017. His involvement in the food industry extends decades before that in retail operations

and management.

Buehler’s Fresh Foods was founded in 1929 by E.L. Buehler and his wife, Helen. In 2017, Buehler’s went through

a management led buyout and formed an ESOP. Buehler’s operates 13 supermarkets, 7 liquor agencies, outside

catering, coffee shops and a Food Truck named Ferris. Buehler’s is proud to be recently Certified™ by Great

Place to Work.


“The Hall Of Fame award is the summit of personal achievement for our industry leaders,” said Kristin Mullins,

President/CEO of the Ohio Grocers Association. “It recognizes those individuals who constantly represent the

best of the industry – in their personal and professional lives. These are people not only dedicated to their craft,

but also to others, and Dan is a perfect example of that service and commitment. We are honored to induct Dan

Shanahan to the Ohio Grocers Hall Of Fame.”

WOOSTER, Ohio (Aug 2021) – On Friday, October 29th, the Ohio Grocers Association (OGA) will formally

present its prestigious Hall Of Fame award to Dan Shanahan, President and CEO of Buehler’s Fresh Foods. The

ceremony will take place at the Wooster Country Club at 3:30pm (1251 Oak Hill Road | Wooster, OH 44691) and

is open to the public.

For more information about the Hall of Fame or the Ohio Grocers Association, contact Kristin Mullins

at 614-442-5511 or email