Macey’s Helps Guests Skip the Checkout with New App
Utah County Stores allow guests to checkout while they shop

Salt Lake City, UT (May 23, 2017) Macey’s is giving busy shoppers another time-saving option: the ability to checkout with their phone. The company’s five Utah County stores have partnered with the Skip Checkout app to create an exciting additional choice as guests shop the store.. The service allows guests to scan their items as they place them in the cart and quickly pay, and bypass the traditional checkout line.

Skip Checkout is easy to use. Guests simply download the app from the App Store or Google Play Store and set up a free account. During their Macey’s visit, shoppers scan their items as they place them in the cart. Once they have everything they need, they pay directly from their phone using a linked debit or credit card, Apple Pay or Android Pay and exit through the Skip Checkout lane, where they can bag their groceries.

“We’re excited to offer Skip Checkout and know that it will make shopping at Macey’s even happier,” said Ashlee Johnstun, customer relations manager for Macey’s. “It’s going to save time and free up the team to better serve our guests.”

Macey’s currently offers Skip Checkout at locations in Lehi, Orem, Provo, Spanish Fork and Pleasant Grove. The service is part of Macey’s commitment to create a Happy Shopping ® experience. The retailer also offers Macey’s Anywhere, online shopping and curbside pick-up, at all 12 locations across Northern Utah.

Reporters interested in trying Skip Checkout should contact Rachael Wabel to schedule an appointment.


About Macey’s
In 1947, Walt Macey and Dale A. Jones started the “Save-A-Nickle-Market” in Rose Park, Utah. Macey’s grew from a small store into a multi-store chain by providing personalized old-fashioned service. Known for their famous doughnuts and Kong Kones, Macey’s grocery stores offer a made-from-scratch in-store bakery, delicatessen, full-service grocery, meat, produce and non-foods department and above all, friendly service. For more information visit


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Fresh Market to Feed more than 1,300 at Special Needs Fishing Day
Community grocery store to sponsor annual event

Spanish Fork, UT (May 8, 2017) A day of fishing, friends and food is the highlight of the school year for many special needs students in Utah County. The Spanish Fork Fresh Market will provide the food for the day at the community-favorite event by serving lunch to more than 1,300 students, teachers and volunteers.

Now in its 27th year, Special Needs Fishing Day brings together Fresh Market, the Division of Wildlife Services, Utah County police and emergency response teams and schools. The Division of Wildlife Services plants more than 1,500 rainbow trout in the pond and provides all the fishing equipment needed so each child can catch a fish and take it home.

“We love sponsoring Special Needs Fishing Day,” said Justin Darington, store director at Fresh Market in Spanish Fork. “Seeing the kids so excited about catching a fish and out having fun makes all the hard work worth it. We’re grateful for the opportunity to give back to our community and love every minute of it.”

While the event is sponsored by Fresh Market, volunteers from its sister stores, Dan’s, Dick’s Market and Macey’s also participate each year.

WHAT: Fresh Market Special Needs Fishing Day

WHERE: Salem Pond

200 West 300 South, Salem, UT

WHEN: Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Fishing: 9 a.m.

Lunch 11 a.m.

WHO: Fresh Market, Division of Wildlife Services, Utah County Schools, local police and

emergency services.


About Fresh Market
Fresh Market opened in 2009 when Associated Food Stores acquired several stores from Albertsons and currently operates under the Associated Retail Operations banner of Associated Food Stores. With an emphasis on fresh and local products tied with exceptional customer service, Fresh Market serves multiple communities with more than 20 locations throughout Utah.  For more information about Fresh Market and to find the nearest location, visit

Rachael Wabel

Utah Grocery Stores Donate Nearly $60,000 to Area Schools
Macey’s, Lin’s, Dan’s, Dick’s Market and Fresh Market Offer Support Through School Cents Program

Salt Lake City, UT (May 3, 2017) Many Utah schools recently received an extra boost to end the school year with donations from Macey’s, Lin’s, Dan’s, Dick’s Market and Fresh Market. The Utah-owned grocery stores donated $59,600 to elementary schools as part of the School Cents Program. Donated funds will be used to purchase a variety of items from classroom supplies to new tablets and computers, depending on the school’s needs.

“We are grateful for the opportunity to support schools in our community through School Cents. A large number of classroom supplies and items are paid for out of our teachers’ own pockets and we’re honored to work with our guests to raise money to help our schools get the items they need,” said Ashlee Johnstun, customer relations manager for Associated Retail Operations.

This is the seventeenth year the stores have run the School Cents program, which allows guests to donate a portion of their shopping spend to the school of their choice when they shop with their Macey’s Perk’s or PLUS rewards account. Schools earn money from August-March before recieving a check during a special presentation at the school with store team members. School Cents has donated more than $624,000 over the last five years to elementary schools across the state. To learn more about the School Cents program, register a school or link a Macey’s Perk’s or PLUS rewards account, visit:


About Associated Retail Operations
Associated Retail Operations encompasses Macey’s, Lin’s, Dan’s, Dick’s Market and Fresh Market grocery stores in Utah. The stores are locally owned and operated under Associated Food Stores and strive to provide high quality products, competitive prices and top-notch customer service. Learn more about each store by visiting their websites:
Dick’s Market:
Fresh Market:

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Rachael Wabel