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Semi-truck headed to Washington D.C to share Flavors of Utah

Utah companies share pioneer spirit with Flavors of Utah send-off

 

WHAT: Flavors of Utah truck send-off event

WHERE: Utah State Capitol steps

WHEN: Friday, July 19, 12 p.m. noon

WHO: Dave Davis from Utah Food Industry Association (UFIA), Neal Berube from Associated Food Stores (AFS), Rob Brough from Zions Bank and Rowena Montoya owner of Julieann Caramels will address the group before the final items are loaded into a semi-truck that will make its way to Washington D.C.

WHY: Flavors of Utah, an annual Pioneer Day event shares the best Utah products and services on a national stage, celebrating Utah’s quality products and the beehive state’s industrial spirit. 

PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES: Representatives from the featured companies and event organizers will be on-site for interviews and photos.

Salt Lake City, UT (July 19, 2018) Senator Lee, AFS, UFIA, and Zions Bank will host a send-off event at the Utah Capitol July 19, with a semi-truck packed with Utah’s best foods to share at Flavors of Utah held in Washington D.C. The following vendors will join the celebration: Utah’s Own, Kodiak Cakes, Butcher’s Bunches, Pepperlane, Gusto Brazil, Julieann Caramels, Taffy Town, Lower Foods, Heber Valley Cheese, Creminelli Fine Meats, Madbrook Donuts and more. 

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FLAVORS OF UTAH: Flavors of Utah is an annual event that takes place in the Russell Senate Office Building in Washington D.C. that highlights Utah business and products on a national stage. Hosted by Senator Lee and the Utah Congressional Delegation, Associated Food Stores, Utah Food Industry Association and Zion’s Bank with over 20 local Utah food vendors, Flavors of Utah captures the incredible artisan craftsmanship and the spirit of the beehive state’s ingenuity: going the extra mile to humbly deliver the best products in the country. 2019 vendors include: Heber Valley Cheese, Lower Foods, Taffy Town, Gusto Brazil, Creminelli Fine Meats, Mtn Ops, Pepperlane, Julieann Caramels, Madbrook donuts, Kodiak Cakes, Houwelings Tomatoes, Squatters, Apple Beer, Beehive Cheese, Chef Shamy Butter, USU Aggie Ice Cream, Sweet Candy Company, Butcher’s Bunches, Rocky Mountain Pies, Utah’s Own with support from Harmon’s, Lifetime, Utah’s Credit Union, Walmart, Ski Utah, and the Utah Office of Tourism.

ASSOCIATED FOOD STORES
Associated Food Stores is an independent retailer-owned warehouse based in Salt Lake City, Utah, which provides complete warehouse facilities and services to over 400 grocers throughout the Intermountain West. To learn more about Associated Food Stores or to find a retailer near you, visit www.afstores.com.

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Sarah Pettit 

Public Relations Manager – Associated Food Stores 
Scpettit@afstores.com 
801-978-8948

Erik Kujanpää

Press Assistant | Senator Mike Lee

361A Russell Senate Office Building

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Macey’s Lin’s, Dan’s, Dick’s Market and Fresh Market raise $77,475 to send children to MDA Summer Camp

MDA and Associated Food Stores celebrate another year of sponsoring MDA Summer Camp

 

WHEN: July 19, 2019, 3 p.m.

WHERE: Lehi Macey’s, (760 E Main St, Lehi, UT)

WHAT: MDA Summer Camp Ambassadors accept check from Associated Retail Operations

WHO: Macey’s store team from the top-fundraising store, MDA Executive Director, Tracey Wilson, Hannah Carter, Cora and Romasi Toutai who recently came home from MDA summer camp and will share their camp experience and MDA’s support.

VISUALS: MDA children talking about their camp experience, MDA check presentation with large check with Macey’s team.

 

Salt Lake City, UT (July 19, 2019) Guests at 39 Macey’s, Lin’s, Dan’s, Dick’s Market and Fresh Market stores across Utah raised $77,475 to help send children affected by muscle disease to MDA summer camp held at Camp Kostopulos.

“We are grateful to our guests for their generosity during the MDA shamrock drive,” said Darin Peirce, Director of Associated Retail Operations. “We love working with organizations like MDA to make a difference in our communities. We were honored to help more than 20 children attend MDA summer camp this year and hope they had a wonderful time.”

Macey’s, Lin’s, Dan’s, Dick’s Market and Fresh Market participated in the nation’s largest St. Patrick’s Day fundraising program in which shoppers purchased MDA Shamrock’s during checkout. Each Shamrock was signed by the customer and prominently displayed in each store, symbolizing strength, independence and life for MDA families in the community.

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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:
Macey’s: www.maceys.com
Lin’s: www.linsgrocery.com
Dan’s: www.dansfoods.com
Dick’s Market: www.dicksmarket.com
Fresh Market: www.freshmarketstores.com

About MDA
MDA is leading the fight to free individuals — and the families who love them — from the harm of muscular dystrophy, ALS and related muscle-debilitating diseases that take away physical strength, independence and life. We use our collective strength to help children and adults live longer and grow stronger by finding research breakthroughs across diseases; caring for individuals from day one; and empowering families with services and support in hometowns across America. Learn how you can fund cures, find care and champion the cause at mda.org.

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SelectHealth and Associated Food Stores

create can display that’s out of this world

Companies donate more than $1,617 in food to benefit Utah food insecurity

Salt Lake City, UT (July 12, 2019) A space ship made out of nearly 1,924 cans of food recently took residence at the SLC Library thanks to SelectHealth and Associated Food Stores. The companies participated in Salt Lake County Health Department’s 4th annual Foodstruction program, which encourages companies to build creative displays out of healthy food items to raise awareness of food insecurity. Following the event, SelectHealth and Associated Food Stores donated the used items, totaling more than $1,617 worth of food to Utah Food Bank.

“One in five children have no idea where their next meal is coming from,” said Emily Butlin, Associated Food Stores senior marketing specialist. “Food insecurity in Utah is real—and we believe we can all make a difference to help those who are in need.”

SelectHealth organized a team to participate in the event and coordinated with Associated Food Stores to get the 1,924 cans needed to complete the design. The project required two different builds—a test run and the final product. The test run was donated to For the Kids, a nonprofit that feeds hungry children over the weekend with community donations and volunteers.

“SelectHealth is proud to have won the prize for donating the most amount of food to help our community in previous years. With the help of Associated Foods, we hope to win it again this year. The staff that participates in this event have a lot of fun designing the project, and seeing it come to light. The fact that it does such great for the community is a bonus.”

“This is our 4th year participating in this wonderful event. SelectHealth loves that this event really shines a light on the food insecurities members of our communities’ face. We chose to do a spaceship this year in honor of the 50th anniversary of the moon landing.”

Foodstruction is part of Salt Lake County Health Department’s mission to fight food insecurity with Utah Food Bank. Each year several companies visit libraries across the county to build creative displays meant to educate the community about food insecurity. Community members are then invited to vote for their favorites.

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About Associated Food Stores

Associated Food Stores is an independent retailer-owned warehouse based in Salt Lake City, Utah, which provides complete warehouse facilities and services to over 400 grocers throughout the Intermountain West. To learn more about Associated Food Stores or to find a retailer near you, visit www.afstores.com.

About SelectHealth

SelectHealth is a not-for-profit health plan serving more than 850,000 members. Through a shared mission with Intermountain Healthcare®, we are committed to helping people live the healthiest lives possible®. In addition to medical plans, SelectHealth offers dental, vision, pharmacy benefit management, and life and disability coverage to its members. SelectHealth plans are available for Medicare and Medicaid enrollees, and we’re also a carrier for the state’s Children’s Health Insurance Program. For details, visit selecthealth.org.

Media Contacts

Sarah Pettit

Associated Food Stores

801-978-8948

Scpettit@afstores.com

Jamee Wright

SelectHealth

801-442-7962

Jamee.wright@selecthealth.org