Members of Associated Food Stores and Associated Retail Operations (ARO) were recently named winners of Rosie awards for the stores’ phenomenal ecommerce efforts. Rosie by Instacart, Associated Food Stores’ partner for ecommerce solutions, recognizes best-in-class grocery ecommerce programs in its annual Rosie Awards.  

Local grocers were honored across twelve different categories for their ecommerce growth, operations efficiency, and marketing innovation to help drive increased profitability for their stores 2023. 

The 2023 Rosie Award Winners: 

  • Highest Performing Retailer (5+ stores): Yoke’s Fresh Market 
  • Highest performing Retailer (1-5 stores): Belmont Market 
  • Lowest Out of Stock Rate: Local Acres Marketplace 
  • Best Operational Excellence: Soelberg’s Market, Stansbury Park 
  • Outstanding Marketing: Checkers Foods  
  • People’s Choice: Geissler’s Supermarkets 
  • Best Customer Retention Strategy: Macey’s 
  • Best Omnichannel Experience: Lee’s Marketplace 
  • Personal Shopper with the Most Picked Orders: Super 1 Foods-Hamilton 
  • Best New Rosie Retailer of the Year: Bowman’s Market 

The 2023 Rosie Awards celebrated retailers who, through their partnership with Rosie by Instacart, transformed omnichannel grocery shopping. Leveraging advanced technology, these winners expanded their e-commerce capabilities, providing easy online access to a diverse range of fresh and healthy foods. This technological advancement played a crucial role in their growth, reaching a broader customer base and streamlining the shopping experience. By embracing digital innovation, these retailers not only improved operational efficiency but also met evolving consumer preferences. Looking ahead, their use of Rosie by Instacart positions them as industry leaders, adopting new technologies to meet market demands in 2024 and beyond. 

Retailers interested in learning more about Associated Food Stores’ ecommerce program are encouraged to contact Thomas Horne at