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NEW MACEY’S GROCERY STORE OPENS IN OLYMPUS

 

WHEN:       October 2, 2019, 10 a.m.

WHERE:    Macey’s Olympus Hills
3981 Wasatch Blvd.
SLC, UT 84124

WHAT:       Grand opening and flag-raising ceremony

WHO:         Macey’s store team; Associated Retail Operations leadership team, American Legion

VISUALS:  Flag-raising ceremony; ribbon cutting with military veterans

  

Utah Grocer Macey’s Opens 15th Location in Olympus
Macey’s Grocery opens new location in Millcreek

Salt Lake City, UT (October 1, 2019) Macey’s is opening its 15th location, Macey’s Olympus located in Millcreek at 3981 Wasatch Blvd. The new store will kick off with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Wednesday, Oct 2 at 10 a.m., where the American legion, a veterans’ group, will fly a colossal 20’x30’ American flag in the Olympus Macey’s parking lot for the first time.

“We’re honored to open our new Macey’s Olympus location with a celebration that honors our great country,” said Jeff Rice, store director of Macey’s Olympus. “We know that our freedoms are not to be taken for granted and flying the American flag at our Macey’s locations is a nice reminder of the many privileges we have in our country.”

In addition to the breath-taking flag, the new Olympus location has many benefits to the community of Millcreek—featuring an upscale, yet affordable grocery shopping experience. Complete with classic Kong Kones and Macey’s famous doughnuts—the Olympus location touts a variety of high-end offerings that include an expanded produce section with fresh salsa, fresh-cut fruit and veggies, a variety of specialty cheeses and Columbus meats, a large selection of quality Certified Angus Beef, fresh seafood, a bakery filled with pastries and crusty breads. The store also offers Macey’s Anywhere, the store’s online shopping option with convenient curbside pickup and delivery.

The Olympus store is the 15th Macey’s location in Utah. Macey’s is owned and operated by Associated Retail Operations, a subsidiary of Associated Food Stores, and has stores from Providence to Utah County. Right next door to the new Macey’s store is an ACE Hardware Store, that is also locally owned and operated by Associated Food Stores.

To learn more about Macey’s and to find a location nearest you, visit www.maceys.com.

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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 an in-store bakery, delicatessen, full-service grocery, meat, produce and non-foods department and above all, friendly service. For more information visit maceys.com.

 

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801-978-8948

 

NEW MACEY’S GROCERY STORE IS NOW OPEN IN HIGHLAND


SALT LAKE CITY 
(Sept. 18, 2019) A new Macey’s grocery store is now open in Highland, Utah; bringing all the signature offerings customers around the state have come to love from Macey’s.

The new location features an expanded delicatessen with various options for lunch, such as sushi, a salad bar and a hot buffet. There are also signature Macey’s items like Kong Kones®, doughnuts made fresh in the bakery, fresh-cut fruit and local produce. A new outdoor seating area has been added for guests to enjoy.

 

David Rice, president of Associated Retail Operations and senior vice president of Associated Food Stores, is thrilled to serve the Highland community. “Macey’s has been a local grocer for more than seven decades. We’re looking forward to becoming a support to the community in any way we can.”

 

Macey’s offers online shopping, curbside pickup, self-checkout options including Skip, which allows customers to scan items as they shop and checkout from their phone. This is the first Macey’s to offer a U.S. post office within the store.

 

The grand opening for the new Macey’s was held Sept, 18th at 10 a.m. and included a flag-raising ceremony. Community members were invited to attend.

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ABOUT ASSOCIATED FOOD STORES
Associated Food Stores was established in 1940 when 34 independent retailers joined together to battle high supplier costs and competition from large chain stores. That fighting spirit has continued to help the grocery wholesaler grow over the last 75 years. With a focus on independent retailers, AFS has changed the way these retailers operate and allowed them to prosper. AFS currently serves more than 400 retailers across the intermountain West. For more information about Associated Food Stores visit www.afstores.com

Teams from both AFS and Brookshire Brothers

Groundbreaking for Brookshire Brothers’ new store

Groundbreaking for Brookshire Brothers’ new store

Brookshire Brothers’ discussing their cut fruit program with AFS team members

 

Associated Food Stores                                                                                                                                                                                                         FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

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801-978-8948 

IN A COMPETITIVE RETAIL ENVIRONMENT, TWO MAJOR RETAILER-GROUPS 
COLLABORATE AND SHARE IDEAS FOR SUCCESS

 

SALT LAKE CITY (Aug. 28, 2019) A group of retailers from Salt Lake City based Associated Food Stores (AFS) recently spent a week in Texas, collaborating with executives from the regional retailer Brookshire Brothers, to share best practices, challenges and solutions. 

Roger White, senior VP of sales and category management at AFSshared, “The Brookshire Brothers team provided an indepth look at the organization. However, the process was much more of a collaboration between our retailers and their team members – everyone sharing ideas, asking questions and providing tips for how to compete in today’s hypercompetitive grocery space.” 

The trip was the result of a share group—a collection of AFS member-retailers that meet several times a year to problem solve and share ideas—AFS recently organized. In the initial share group meetings, participants expressed their desire to hold an annual out-of-market trip to learn from retailers in other parts of the country.  

Brookshire Brothers and AFS have collaborated on past projects and have built a trusted relationship. They were a natural choice for the share group’s first trip.  

AFS Retail-Member, Brandon Peterson from Peterson’s Fresh Market shared, “It was a great opportunity to associate with comparable retailers in a similarly competitive environment.”  

During their time in Texas the group toured the corporate offices and local stores, attended a ground-breaking event in College Station for Brookshire Brothers’ newest store that is a partnership with the Texas A & M University System and had meetings with executive staff members. 

The support provided by Brookshire Brothers executive staff members John Alston, president and CEO; Sally Alvis, Senior Director of Marketing and Community Relations; and Luke Gustafson, vice president of retail operations was key in making the experience a success for both groups.  

David Rice, president of Associated Retail Operations and senior vice president of Associated Food Stores, expressed, “We are truly appreciative of Brookshire Brothers hospitality and transparency. We are grateful for John Alston’s continued partnership and we look forward to finding additional ways to collaborate with one another to better the independent cause.” 

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ABOUT ASSOCIATED FOOD STORES 
Associated Food Stores was established in 1940 when 34 independent retailers joined together to battle high supplier costs and competition from large chain stores. That fighting spirit has continued to help the grocery wholesaler grow over the last 75 years. With a focus on independent retailers, AFS has changed the way these retailers operate and allowed them to prosper. AFS currently serves more than 400 retailers across the intermountain West. For more information about Associated Food Stores visit www.afstores.com 

 

ABOUT BROOKSHIRE BROTHERS   
Brookshire Brothers is a 100 % employee-owned, community-centered grocer based in Lufkin, Texas. Founded in 1921, this regional grocery chain operates more than 115 retail locations that stretch west to the Texas Hill Country and east to Lake Charles, Louisiana. Though its focus remains on traditional grocery and pharmacy, Brookshire Brothers has complimentary formats that include fuel and tobacco operations. Brookshire Brothers is committed to quality and service in their stores and is known for its good food and good people doing good deeds in the communities they serve.  https://www.brookshirebrothers.com/ 

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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

New services will be available beginning April 1, 2019.

Salt Lake City, UT (March 28, 2019) Macey’s is making it easier for guests to take care of their health, in addition to their groceries. Starting April 1, 2019, select Macey’s pharmacies will be offering clinical consultations and prescriptive services for urinary tract infections (UTIs), yeast infections and cold sores.

“Anyone who has had to deal with things like a yeast infection or UTI knows how important it is to start treating it quickly,” said Denise Kunkle, pharmacy clinical services manager. “With these new services at our in-store pharmacies, our patients can get the treatment they need quickly and easily.”

No appointment is needed to take advantage of these new clinical services. For a low-cost consultation fee, shoppers can stop by the pharmacy, fill out a questionnaire, meet with a qualified pharmacist and receive a personal treatment plan.

The new prescriptive treatment for UTIs, yeast infections and cold sores will be available at Macey’s pharmacies in Draper, Murray, Lehi, Logan, Providence, Provo, Tooele and West Jordan. Each pharmacy provides extended business hours, making it convenient for patients to get the care they need when it works best for their schedule.

These new services are in addition to strep testing, immunizations, and flu shots that help ensure we provide high-quality care for patients. For more information about Macey’s and all the services available at our pharmacies, visit Maceys.com/pharmacy.

New Highland store will be Macey’s 15th location

Highland, UT (March 6, 2019) Macey’s is growing! We’re bringing our unbeatable shopping experience and competitive pricing to the Highland community with a new store at 5353 W 11000 N, replacing Ridley’s Family Market.

“We can’t wait to begin welcoming guests to our new Macey’s Highland store. Our increased product selection, meal solutions, and Perks rewards program will provide guests an outstanding shopping experience every time they walk in the door,” said Darin Peirce, director of retail operations for Macey’s.

The Highland location will feature a wide selection of offerings and amenities, including:

  • An expanded delicatessen with smoked meats, sushi, hot food buffet, salad bars, sandwiches, wraps and more
  • Extensive bakery offerings such as artisan bread, bagels, fresh pastries, donuts and cakes
  • A larger produce section with organic and local items, fresh salsa, and fresh fruits and vegetables
  • An increased dairy offering with more cage-free and organic items
  • A broad selection of grass-fed, free-from products, and Certified Angus Beef
  • A specialty cheese island with enhanced cheese offerings

Our guests will also enjoy:

  • Macey’s Anywhere online shopping and curbside pickup
  • Self-checkout options including Skip, which allows guests to scan items as they shop and checkout from their phone
  • A clean, bright store with new signage highlighting natural, organic, dietician and pharmacist preferred, and local items at the shelf
  • Enhanced pharmacy options
  • Easy access to U.S. post office services
  • Expanded indoor and outdoor seating
  • A more convenient store entrance and updated décor throughout the store

Crews will begin remodeling the existing store soon with a grand opening expected later this year. The store will remain open during construction.

The Highland store is the 15th Macey’s location. Macey’s has stores from Cache Valley to Utah County. To learn more about Macey’s and to find the location nearest you, visit Macey’s.com.

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Utah Grocery Stores Make Sure Kids Go Back to School with Full Tummies
Macey’s, Lin’s, Dan’s, Dick’s Market, Fresh Market and Honey Bee donate more than 285,000 meals to Mobile School Pantry Program

Salt Lake City, UT (September 7, 2018) Students and their families across the state can rest a little easier knowing they have food thanks to Macey’s, Lin’s, Dan’s, Dick’s Market, Fresh Market and Honey Bee Produce Company. The Utah-based grocery stores donated $150,622 worth of kid-friendly food to Utah Food Bank’s Mobile School Pantry Program. The donation took place at Edison Elementary School in Salt Lake City yesterday as a wrap up to the 2017 Season to Share food drive.

“We’re grateful for the opportunity to help the youngest members of our community have a great school year by providing nutritious to the Mobile School Pantry program,” said Gary McCloud, operations manager for Associated Retail Operations, which owns the six stores. “This donation wouldn’t be possible without the great support of our community and we’re so thankful for their generosity.”

Team members from Associated Retail Operations, which owns and operates the six stores that participated in the drive, partnered with Utah Food Bank to pass out food including peanut butter, tuna fish, fruits, vegetables, and other food items to students after school. The donation totaled over 340,000 lb and will provide around 285,000 meals to students and their families at risk of food insecurity across the state.

“Utah Food Bank is incredibly grateful to Associated Retail Operations and their customers for taking such a stand against hunger,” said Ginette Bott, Utah Food Bank President & CEO. “With 1 in 6 Utah children unsure of where their next meal will come from, these donations will truly impact these children and their families as we distribute the food through all 69 Mobile School pantries.”

    

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About Associated Retail Operations
Started in 1999, Associated Retail Operations (ARO) consists of five independent grocery banners based out of Salt Lake City, Utah. ARO operates 42 stores across Utah under the Macey’s, Lin’s, Dan’s, Dick’s Market, and Fresh Market banners. ARO is a subsidiary of Associated Food Stores, an independent, retailer-owned wholesaler also based in Salt Lake City. To learn more about the stores visit:

www.maceys.com
www.linsgrocery.com
www.dansfoods.com
www.dicksmarket.com
www.freshmarketstores.com

 

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Rachael Wabel
rmwabel@afstores.com
801-978-8913

 

About Utah Food Bank
Founded in 1904, Utah Food Bank has operated under various names but remains true to its mission of Fighting Hunger Statewide by providing food to a statewide network of 149 emergency food pantries and agencies. Last fiscal year, Utah Food Bank distributed 39.2 million pounds of food and goods, the equivalent of approximately 32.7 million meals, to families and individuals in need.  For more information about Utah Food Bank, visit www.utahfoodbank.org. Find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/UtahFoodBank and Twitter at www.twitter.com/UtahFoodBank.

 

 

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Macey’s Sandy Employee Named Utah’s Best Bagger
Macey’s, Lin’s, and Dan’s sweep competition at Utah Food Industry Association annual conference

Salt Lake City, UT (August 23, 2018) If you’re searching for the best bagger in Utah, look no farther than the Macey’s in Sandy. Julina Call, a bagger from Macey’s, was named Utah’s Best Bagger yesterday at the 2018 competition held at Davis Conference Center in Layton, Utah. The competition was part of Utah Food Industry Association conference. She will represent Utah at the National competition next February during the National Grocer’s Association annual conference in San Diego.

“It’s awesome to have another state champion from our Sandy store, and hopefully a third national champion” said John Harris, the district manager at Macey’s Sandy. “We’re always excited for the competition. We’re proud of Julina and all of our team members.”

Macey’s wasn’t the only Associated Retail Operations store to take top honors at the event. Rachell Beagley from Lin’s in Hurricane, Utah, took the second place spot. Third place went to Jaxon Astill from the Dan’s on Foothill in Salt Lake City.

During the competition baggers from multiple grocery stores across the state went head to head in sets of three. Each bagger was given the same items to bag using reusable bags. They were judged not only on speed, but the weight of each bag and how items were placed.

Julina has worked at Macey’s for three and a half years and enjoys helping guests as their last point of contact before they leave the store. She is currently a nursing student.

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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 an in-store bakery, delicatessen, full-service grocery, meat, produce and non-foods department and above all, friendly service. Macey’s currently operates 13 stores from Logan to Spanish Fork. For more information visit maceys.com.