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Utah Grocery Stores Win Big at NGA Creative Choice Awards
Macey’s and Honey Bee Produce Company recognized by National Grocers Association

Salt Lake City, UT (February 14, 2018) Macey’s and Honey Bee Produce Company received top honors from the grocery industry this week. The Utah-owned grocery stores were recognized with three National Grocers Association Creative Choice Awards at the association’s annual conference in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Macey’s was awarded the Best Connections Through TV Radio award for the Macey’s Moments commercial as well as top honors in the Grand Opening or Remodel category for Macey’s Murray which opened last August.

Honey Bee Produce Company was recognized in the Public Service or Charitable Cause Event category for the Bags for Bees program. Through the program, Honey Bee Produce company donates all proceeds from branded reusable bag sales to the Utah Beekeeping Association to assist with beekeeping efforts in the state.

“It is always an honor to be recognized by our peers and the industry for the work we’re doing to create unique shopping experiences in our stores,” said Jason Sokol, director of marketing for Associated Food Stores, which owns the stores. “We are thrilled by these recognitions and so proud of our teams for making the Macey’s Murray grand opening and Honey Bee Produce Company’s Bag for Bee’s program so successful.”

The Creative Choice Awards honors and recognizes the best marketing and merchandising programs in the grocery industry. Awards are presented during the annual NGA conference in Las Vegas Nevada February 11-14, 2018 and include a panel with the winners to discuss their entries, methods, and successes with the winning programs.

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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 strong chain-store competition. The Utah-based wholesaler is the only independently-owned wholesaler in the Intermountain Wests and serves more than 400 independent retailers through multiple services beyond grocery including store engineering and development, financial services, insurance services, marketing, advertising, retail technology and more. For more information about Associated Food Stores, visit www.afstores.com.

 

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Congratulations to Broulim’s, Clark’s Market, and Lee’s Marketplace. Our three retailers were honored with Remarkable Independent Awards from Winsight Grocery Business on Monday at the National Grocers Association conference in Las Vegas. This year’s inaugural class represents 16 retailers across the country who are making great strides in community stewardship, in-store experiences, customer engagement, and ecommerce/online shopping.

Broulim’s was recognized in the Customer Engagement category. With 10 locations across Idaho, Broulim’s stores are known for providing excellent service and quality products through a scratch bakery, wide selection of fresh produce and meat, and multiple prepared food options. The family-owned retailer proves it is dedicated to people by giving company ownership to more than 750 employees. Broulim’s is also active in the communities they serve. They frequently purchase livestock from youth auctions at the fair, sponsor local schools, donate to the food bank, and support local, regional, and national philanthropic organizations.

Clark’s Market took home honors for their community stewardship. They go beyond the traditional grocery store with an emphasis on natural, organic, and gourmet products in their eight locations. Rather than create a cookie cutter guest experience, each location has its own personality that matches the community they serve. Clark’s offers guests at all their stores signature deli items, artisan bread, pizza, scratch-made soup, homemade gelato, fresh juices, and smoothies, a coffee bar with lattes, espressos and other specialty drinks, and multiple meal options from lasagna to mac and cheese, and steak.

Lee’s Marketplace was named a Remarkable Independent in the Customer Engagement category. The family-owned stores strive to create a fun and relaxed shopping experience in their five locations. Building this experience includes adding a variety of offerings that guests want most. Lee’s provides clean, well-lit stores, a wide selection of fresh produce, a scratch bakery, full-service meat department with in-store butchers, floral designers, chef-inspired meal solutions, and fresh-made tortillas, salsa, soups, and sushi. They also offer fresh squeezed juice, gourmet popcorn, fudge, and daily lunch specials that bring guests in every day. Lee’s even makes shopping easy for busy individuals with Lee’s Online, powered by Rosie online shopping.

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Reynolds Market Goes Digital
Locally owned retailer now offers online shopping

Miles City, MT (November 20, 2017) Reynold’s Market is making grocery shopping a little easier for guests at their Miles City store. The locally-owned grocery stores launched Reynolds Online Shopping Powered by Rosie, today. The service allows guests to order their groceries online and either pick them up at the store or have them delivered.

Reynolds Online Shopping is designed to give time back to time-starved shoppers to do more of what they love. There is a $30 minimum order to use the service and a small fee of $3 for pickup and $8 for delivery within five miles of the store.

“We’re excited to introduce Reynolds Online Shopping, Powered by Rosie to our guests. We’re always looking for ways to make shopping at Reynolds Market better and more convenient and offering online shopping and delivery is an easy way to do that,” said Jim Bastian, Reynolds Market store manager. “We know our guests have limited time. With Reynolds Online, they can still get the groceries they need and have time doing what they love with those they love.”

Using Reynolds Online Shopping is simple.

  1. Visit reynoldsmarket.com and click on Reynolds Online Shopping to create a free account. Shoppers can create shopping lists, save favorite items, and more with their profile.
  2. Select which groceries they’d like and leave special instructions for appropriate product substitutions (in the event of an out-of-stock) or produce quality (like green or extra ripe bananas).
  3. Pay online and choose a pickup time from 9 a.m.-7 p.m. or delivery time from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday.
  4. Stop at the store, park in the curbside spot and text the personal shoppers to bring the order out to the car—or wait for your order to be delivered right to your door.

“We look forward to serving even more of our community with Reynolds Online Shopping and can’t wait to get to know these guests,” said Bastian.

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About Reynolds Market
Reynolds Market has served shoppers in Montana since 1925 when Frank Reynolds opened his first store in Glendive. In the nearly 100 years since the first store opened, Reynolds has been committed to providing quality products at competitive prices across fresh produce, in-store bakery and deli, variety of grocery and frozen products, great seasonal and GM offerings, and multiple community events throughout the year. The grocery store is still family-owned today and has five locations in Glendive, Baker, Glasgow, Miles City, and Sidney, Montana. To learn more about Reynolds Market, visit www.reynoldsmarket.com.

About Rosie
Rosie is the most trusted, locally focused eCommerce company, where customers can find and discover anything they might want to buy online from local stores. Rosie partners with leading independent retailers and their wholesalers to provide eCommerce, delivery opportunities, omni-channel marketing and deep data services. Rosie serves as the preferred eCommerce partner to a variety of wholesale cooperatives, such as Associated Food Stores (AFS), Associated Grocers of New England, Associated Wholesale Grocers (AWG), Bozzuto’s, CERTCO, C&S Wholesale Grocers, and Olean Wholesale Grocers. Rosie powers the online shopping platforms of major local retailers like Niemann Foods Inc., Broulim’s, Macey’s, Clark’s Market, and Buehler’s Fresh Foods. IBM selected Rosie as the Top Startup in North America in its 2014 IBM Smartcamp Competition. Visit rosieapp.com for company information and to sign up for a free account. For Rosie news and downloadable media assets, visit http://mediakit.rosieapp.com. To see firsthand what retailers and their customers think about Rosie, check out this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ncx49VUdDls.  Like us at fb.com/rosieapp. Follow us on twitter.com/rosieapp.

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Kent’s Market is ready to serve Plain City. The Utah-owned grocery store celebrated the opening of the newest store at 3673 West 2600 North with a ribbon cutting ceremony Saturday October 28 at 9 a.m. Following the ceremony guests were treated to product samples, giveaways and great deals.

At nearly 51,000 square-feet, Kent’s Market in Plain City has everything guests need. The store offers a scratch bakery, homemade items in the service deli along with multiple meal solutions, fresh meat cut in-store daily, an expanded produce selection with locally sourced items, as well as shopper’s favorite grocery and frozen items, a walk-up pharmacy, and a wide array of organic and gluten-free items. The store will also feature an America First Credit Union branch.

“We are excited to be returning to Plain City. One of the first stores I owned and operated was here in Plain City. This city feels like family to me,” said Kent Beckstrom, owner of Kent’s Market.

Kent’s Market is more than great products. The grocery store is known for frequent early bird sales and other in-store activities as well as for their commitment to providing an excellent shopping experience. This commitment has led the store to implement online shopping, Skip Checkout, a service that allows guests to scan items while they shop and pay from their phone instead of going through the traditional register, and the Kent’s Kickbacks rewards program.

Kent’s Plain City is open seven days a week and is the fifth location for the grocery chain. The company also has locations in Clearfield, Roy, Brigham City, and Tremonton. The Plain City location is overseen by store director Jon Fawson, who has 15 years of experience with Kent’s Market.

The new store came together with help from Hughes General Contractors and Associated Food Stores Store Development team, excellent architects, and numerous subcontractors who helped bring the project to life on-time and under-budget.

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About Kent’s Market
Opened in 1976, Kent’s Market has continued to provide the grocery needs for the communities they serve across Northern Utah. Still family owned and operated, Kent’s Market is committed to providing excellent service, value, and the original hometown grocer feel through a variety of departments including fresh produce, bakery, deli, meat, grocery, frozen, floral, general and seasonal merchandise, and an in-store pharmacy. To learn more about Kent’s Market and find a location nearest you, visit www.kentsgrocery.com.

Check out the Standard Examiner’s article about the new store.

Nebo Market Unveils New Look
Nephi Grocery Store to Re-Grand Open Following Remodel

Nephi, UT (August 29, 2017) Nebo Market has a new look in Nephi. The community-favorite grocery store recently underwent a major remodel to provide a better shopping experience. To celebrate the changes, Nebo Market will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony on August 30, 2017 at 10 a.m. Following the ceremony, guests will be invited into the store to check out the updates, sample product, and enter to win multiple giveaways throughout the day.

“This store badly needed an update to provide the great shopping experience our guests deserve,” said Scott Hymas, owner of Nebo Market. “Over the last year, we updated every department to make shopping at Nebo Market even better.”

Nebo Market has served the Nephi community for 26 years. The remodel of the 33,000 square-foot store was designed to provide a better shopping experience for guests and included adding a larger service deli, updating lighting and cases to be more energy efficient, and improving the overall look of the store. As a locally owned and operated retailer, Nebo Market is dedicated to providing friendly customer service and products guests love seven days a week. Part of this dedication includes operating an in-store scratch bakery, an excellent service deli, a wide variety of fresh produce, and an assortment of grocery and frozen items guests love.

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About Nebo Market
Nebo Market has been a staple in the Nephi community since 1991. Locally owned and operated, the store offers an in-store scratch bakery, large service deli, a wide variety of produce, and classic grocery and frozen items, along with friendly customer service. Nebo Market is part of the Terrel’s-Seeley organization, which also owns and operates Mt. Pleasant Market, Payson Market, and Gunnison Market.

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Peterson’s Fresh Market Goes Digital with Peterson’s Personal Shopping
Local grocer brings online shopping and curbside pickup and delivery

Riverton, UT (March 1, 2017) Grocery shopping in Riverton is a little easier now thanks to Peterson’s Fresh Market. The community-favorite grocery store launched Peterson’s Personal Shopper powered by Rosie today. The service allows shoppers to order their groceries online and schedule a time to pick them up or have them delivered to their home or business. Peterson’s Personal Shopping is designed to offer convenience to time starved guests and give families the opportunity to spend more time doing what they love instead of grocery shopping. First time users can waive the convenience fee by using the promo code FREEPICKUP for curbside pickup or receive a discounted delivery rate by using promo code DELIVERYSAVE on their first order.

“We are excited to offer additional convenience and service to the friends and neighbors that shop our store and support our community,” said Monte Peterson, owner of Peterson’s Fresh Market. “This is a digital shopping experience, but we hope that it has the feeling of friends helping neighbors and that online shopping can be just one more personal touch that makes Peterson’s great.”

Peterson’s Personal Shopping makes grocery shopping simple with curbside pickup and delivery options. Shoppers can take advantage of the service in four easy steps:

1. Visit www.petersonsfreshmarket.com and click on Peterson’s Personal Shopper to create a free account.
2. Select which groceries they’d like and leave special instructions for appropriate product substitutions (in the event of an              out-of-stock) or produce quality (like green or extra ripe bananas).
3. Pay online and choose a pickup or delivery time between 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. daily
4. Stop at the store, park in one of the curbside spots and text the personal shoppers to bring the order out to the car—or wait          for your order to be delivered right to your door.

“Peterson’s Fresh Market has developed a completely unique online grocery shopping experience for the Riverton community,” said Nick Nickitas, Chief Executive Officer of Rosie. “Place an order on your mobile phone, tablet, or laptop and Peterson’s professional personal shoppers hand-select Certified Angus Beef and the best, farm-fresh produce according to each guest’s specifications. They will even load the groceries into your car or deliver them right to your home. Peterson’s is bringing their store to your door.”

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About Peterson’s Fresh Market
Peterson’s Fresh Market in Riverton, Utah has been family-owned and operated since 1938. Today the store is run by Monte Peterson and Jan Horrocks. Family oriented, the full service grocery store offers the finest fresh foods including USDA Certified Angus Beef, top quality produce, a scratch bakery, a unique deli with delicious ready to eat entrees and a compounding pharmacy. To learn more about Peterson’s Fresh Market, visit www.petersonsfreshmarket.com.

About Rosie
The industry leading online grocery shopping platform for mobile and web, Rosie launched in 2012 and today enables customers to shop online from their favorite local stores for same-day delivery or in-store pickup. Rosie partners with leading independent retailers and their wholesalers to provide eCommerce, delivery opportunities, omni-channel marketing and deep data services. Rosie serves as the preferred eCommerce partner by a variety of wholesale cooperatives, such as Associated Wholesale Grocers (AWG), Associated Food Stores (AFS), CERTCO, Olean Wholesale Grocers, and Associated Grocers of New England, and powers the online shopping platforms of major local retailers like Niemann Foods Inc., Broulim’s, Macey’s, Clark’s Market, and Buehler’s Fresh Foods. IBM selected Rosie as the Top Startup in North America in its 2014 IBM Smartcamp Competition. Visit rosieapp.com for company information and to sign up for a free account. For Rosie news and downloadable media assets, visit here. To see firsthand what retailers and their customers think about Rosie,  check out this video. Like us on facebook. Follow us on twitter.

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How many stores do you have and where are you located?
We have one store in Salt Lake, Utah

How many years have you been open?
29 years

What’s your grocery history?
We purchased the store in May 1988 from Safeway. Craig, our owner, is a Green Grocer. Grocery is all he’s ever done. He started his grocery career when he was 15 years old and continues to serve his community through a neighborhood supermarket.

What is the best thing about your store?
We are a small neighborhood grocery store with loyal customers. We operate in a clean and friendly environment.

What is the key to running a successful store?
Commitment and dedication. Don’t let people tell you it can’t be done.

Is there an experience from the store that really sticks out to you?
We changed the store format to Hispanic in the middle of a conventional store format without every having to close.

What do you hope to bring to the communities you serve?
A great place to shop at a competitive price with superior perishable departments.

How do you give back to your communities?
Work with the 6 schools around the store to provide donations and sponsorships.

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Congratulations to Miner’s Trading Post! They were recently named Best of 2016 Small Business by the Carbon County Chamber of Commerce.

“An East Carbon staple, Miner’s Trading Post is a locally owned and operated grocery store that serves the areas of Sunnyside, East Carbon and Columbia. The store specializes in fresh produce, meat and bakery items with an emphasis in customer service.”

“Located at 123 Market St. in Sunnyside, Miner’s Trading Post is known for its generosity and community involvement. Each year, the store hosts a parking lot party, complete with food, music and fun, as a fundraiser for Bruin Point Elementary. In 2016, the annual fundraiser ended with a grand total of $4,200 being raised to benefit local students.”

Read more about the award on eTV10 News website.

In 1938 Lute Peterson opened Peterson’s Market in Riverton, Utah, becoming the first grocery store on Redwood Road. Over the years Peterson’s outgrew the original location and moved into a new building across the street, allowing them to better serve the Riverton community with a store six times larger than the original. The family owned grocer offers a broad product selection with multiple local products throughout their scratch bakery, fresh produce and meat departments, deli, grocery and frozen sections. Today, Peterson’s is owned and operated by Lute’s grandson, Monte and his sister Jan.
Peterson’s focuses on providing shoppers fresh products throughout the produce and meat departments, bakery and deli. The produce department is always full of the freshest produce, some of which comes from local Utah growers depending on the season. The fresh focus continues in the scratch bakery, which makes a variety of scratch treats everyday including cookies, doughnuts and English muffin bread. Store guests can also order hot scones from the bakery every Saturday morning. The deli makes fresh ready-to-eat entrees and offers a full olive bar to make meal time easier for their guests.

Peterson’s meat department is one of the things that sets them apart from other full service grocers the most. Monte, a 4th generation grocer and meat cutter, can be found in the store almost every day smoking pork ribs, chicken and salmon as well as other delicacies for his guests. Along with the butcher’s friendly face, shoppers are treated to fresh ground beef and patties, Bratwurst, smoked pork ribs and fire glazed ham made in the store daily.

“Our success comes from our committed team members, quality products and our dedication to providing exceptional customer service,” said Monte Peterson. “We are proud to be a hometown grocery store and serve our community and friends.”

Peterson’s actively contributes to the Riverton community by sponsoring multiple city activities and Riverton High School athletics. The family grocer provides cash and product donations to several local schools throughout the year, supports Boy Scouts of America troops, Girl Scout Cookie sales and participates in the annual Holiday Hero’s Food Drive with the Riverton Unified Police and Fire Department. Peterson’s is proud to be part of the Riverton community and looks forward to continuing to serve their neighbors in the future.

For more information about Peterson’s Fresh Market, visit petersonsfreshmarket.com