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Associated Food Stores Receives Impact Award

August 25, 2014

Salt Lake City, UT (August 25, 2014) – Associated Food Stores has been awarded the 2014 Impact Award from the Utah Food Industry Association for the company’s work as a community partner. Watch the video below.

Associated Food Stores Receives Honor for Community Giving

August 20, 2014

Salt Lake City, UT (August 18, 2014) – Associated Food Stores has been awarded the 2014 Impact Award from the Utah Food Industry Association for the company’s work as a community partner. The Utah Food Industry Association Impact Award was created to recognize both industry innovation and community giving. The award was created in 2011 and is intended to shine a light on these important activities.

Associated Food Stores is being recognized for taking the time to see what the needs are in the community, exploring ways they can help and then putting those efforts into practice. Associated Food Stores made an impact on countless members of the communities where they serve as 95 individuals were able to attend a summer MDA camp, 13 family wishes were granted through the Make-a-wish campaign, nearly $500,000 was given to charitable organizations and countless hours of volunteer work was donated.

 “Sometimes the easy thing to do is write a check,” said Neal Berube, Associated Food Stores President and CEO. “But our team has backed monetary support with the giving of volunteer time which has become more meaningful as relationships have been formed as we serve others.”

 Associated Food Stores is pleased to participate in community programs which truly make a difference in people’s lives. The company has a strong relationship with the United Way, Catholic Community Services and many other charitable organizations and will continue to work to make the communities they serve even better.

Fresh Market Sponsors Fishing Day for Utah County Children with Special Needs

May 12, 2014

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Fresh Market Sponsors Fishing Day for Utah County Children with Special Needs

Fresh Market Prepares Lunch for Over 1,300 Children

 

WHAT:            Special Needs Fishing Day (fishing and lunch)

WHERE:         Salem Pond (200 West 300 South, Salem)

WHEN:            Tuesday May 12, 9:00 a.m.

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

 

Salt Lake City, UT (May 12, 2013)  –  An estimated 1,300 children with special needs will come by the bus load to Salem Pond on Tuesday, May 12 to participate in Fishing Day—a day where they can enjoy the afternoon fishing and a lunch with their friends.

 

The Division of Wildlife services prepares for the event by releasing 1,500 rainbow trout into the pond, so that every child can catch a fish.

 

“We make sure that every child that attends leaves with a fish. We even clean the fish and put it on ice so they can take the fish home. Most of the kids are pretty proud of their fish and cant wait to show it their parents,” said Kevin Pritchett with Utah Fish and Game.

 

In addition to a day of fishing, children will also receive a lunch provided by Fresh Market.

 

“We’ve sponsored this event for over 20-years,” said Mark Livingston, Fresh Market Spanish Fork Store Director. “We like to give back to our community and when you see how excited the kids are to have a morning full of fishing and a lunch with their friends, the hard work is all worth it.”

 

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Fresh Market belongs to Associated Retail Operations, a group of corporate stores owned by Associated Food Stores, an independent retailer-owned warehouse based in Salt Lake City, Utah, which provides products and services to more than 400 grocers throughout the Intermountain West. The corporate stores operate under five different banners and formats: Macey’s, Fresh Market, Dan’s, Lin’s and Dick’s Markets. Learn more about Associated Retail Operations by visiting their websites: www.maceys.com, www.freshmarketstores.com, www.dansfoods.com, www.linsmarketplace.com, www.dicksmarket.com. Associated Food Stores can be found at www.afstores.com.

 

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Contact:

Kevin Pritchett

Utah Fish and Game

801-368-9100

 

Contact:

Mark Levingston

Fresh Market

801.448.1051

 

 

Macey’s is Coming to Downtown Logan

April 18, 2014

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Macey’s is Coming to Downtown Logan

Macey’s store to replace Logan Fresh Market

  Logan, UT (April 18, 2014) – In late spring 2014, Macey’s will open their doors in Logan making the grocer more accessible and convenient for Logan residents. The Macey’s will replace the current Fresh Market location on 49 East 400 North. The new location will combine the best of what both Macey’s and Fresh Market have to offer.

Over the next few weeks construction crews will be hard at work transforming the store into a Macey’s. Room will be made for the celebrated scratch bakery at Macey’s with their famous doughnuts and desserts. The new Macey’s store will also feature an expanded deli with a seating area, fresh sushi, and a meat smoker to offer a variety of quick meal options for the Logan area.

Another iconic addition to the Logan Macey’s parking lot will be a permanent American flag; with the flag pole reaching 120 feet in the air and the flag itself spanning a whopping 30 feet tall by 60 feet wide. The American flag is a tradition at all Macey’s stores and acts as a landmark and patriotic reminder for the communities they serve.

“Macey’s first opened in Logan over forty years ago. The community of Logan has supported and rallied behind the Macey’s brand and we’re thrilled to better accommodate our guests with another location to compliment the Providence Macey’s,” said John Harris, North division manager for Associated Retail Operations.

To match the new store in Logan, the Macey’s in Providence has also had a décor update that will include Macey’s new branding, complete with the updated Macey’s logo that will be proudly displayed on the new storefront.

“We value supporting the communities we serve and we look forward to sharing the Macey’s brand with the larger Cache Valley area,” said Troy Thomas, vice president of Associated Retail Operations. “We appreciate the community’s support and look forward to providing guests with incredible food, exceptional service and value, as well as an extraordinary kid-friendly atmosphere. It will definitely make for a happy shopping experience.”

For additional information or media requests, please contact Sarah Pettit at 801-978-8948.

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Macey’s belongs to Associated Retail Operations, a group of corporate stores owned by Associated Food Stores. The corporate stores operate under five different banners and formats: Macey’s, Fresh Market, Dan’s, Lin’s and Dick’s Markets. Learn more about Associated Retail Operations by visiting their websites: www.maceys.com, www.freshmarketstores.com, www.dansfoods.com, www.linsmarketplace.com, www.dicksmarket.com.

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Local Grocery Stores Drop, Cover and Hold On for the Great Utah ShakeOut

April 15, 2014

Local Grocery Stores Prepare for the Great Utah ShakeOut

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Salt Lake City, UT (April 15, 2014) – Associated Food Stores and their corporate owned grocery stores will be participating in the Great Utah ShakeOut at 10:15 a.m. on April 17, 2014. Associated Food Stores, which regularly practices emergency safety measures, will not only use this opportunity to practice but also encourage their employees and guests to be better prepared for a major earthquake.

An announcement will be made at 10:15 a.m. at all Macey’s, Dan’s, Dick’s Market, Lin’s and Fresh Market locations. At the time of the drill, a small safety team at each location will respond and follow safety procedures which include the “drop, cover and hold on” drill, followed by tasks such as checking power and gas lines and other emergency procedures.

“We have implemented a plan to help us be better prepared for when a major earthquake hits our area,” said Dave Karpowitz, AFS safety director. “We want to make every effort to keep our guests and employees safe during an emergency situation.”

The corporate offices at Associated Food Stores will also participate in the drill. Employees will drop, cover and hold on, and then follow their evacuation procedures. Team members will also participate in a brief safety discussion held by Dave Karpowitz.

“During this earthquake drill we don’t want to be intrusive to guests at our stores, so other than the announcement, shoppers may only notice a few employees rushing to complete their safety tasks,” said Karpowitz. “But we do want our guests to know the importance of being prepared for such emergencies.”

Macey’s, Dan’s, Dick’s Market, Lin’s and Fresh Market have set up booths at all their locations where guests may pick up pamphlets to learn about emergency preparedness from now until April 18.

For additional information, please contact Dave Karpowitz at 801-978-1819 or Sarah Pettit at 801-978-8948.

 

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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. Associated can be found on the internet at afstores.com 

 

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