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Lin’s to Go a Win for St. George

April 11, 2016

Media Contact:                                                                                         FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Rachael Wabel
rmwabel@afstores.com
801-978-8913

Local Grocery Store Offers Online Shopping to Guests

 St. George, UT (April 11, 2016) Forget packing the kids into the car and hoping for a close parking spot to escape the blistering heat faster. Grocery shopping at Lin’s in St. George just got much easier thanks to Lin’s to Go, Powered by Rosie. The new service allows guests to order their groceries online and pick them up curbside at the store. Lin’s to Go is currently available at the Washington Fields location and will soon be implemented at the Sunset Boulevard store.

Lin’s to Go makes grocery shopping easy with four simple steps. First shoppers need to create a free Lin’s to Go account on the Lin’s website. Once their account has been created, they can select which groceries they want. After their order is complete, they select a time to pick-up their groceries. When they arrive, they can park in one of the designated areas and text the Lin’s to Go team to bring their groceries out to the car.

“The purpose of Lin’s to Go is to help you get the groceries you need, even when you don’t have time to shop,” said Steve Bitter, Customer Service Operations Manager for Associated Retail Operations and Lin’s. “Our personal shoppers have been trained to shop for you the way you would shop for yourself. If they have any questions about your order, they’ll text you to make sure we provide exactly what you want.”

There is a small fee for the service, but shoppers will benefit from all in-store ads, sales and promotions. The service launched when the Washington Fields location opened and guests have loved it. Lin’s expects to reach more shoppers across St. George with the convenient service and is currently looking into expanding the program to all 7 locations across Southern Utah.

Reporters interested in trying Lin’s to Go should contact Rachael Wabel at  rmwabel@afstores.com or 801-978-8913.

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 About Lin’s
Lin’s has been a community favorite since 1955 when Lin and Reva Orton opened their first store in Cedar City, Utah. Focused on first-rate customer service and fresh, quality products, Lin’s offers guests a one-stop shopping destination with each of their seven locations in Overton, Nevada, Santa Clara, St. George, Hurricane, Cedar City, Richfield and Price, Utah. Lin’s is locally owned and operated by Associated Food Stores. For more information about Lin’s, visit linsgrocery.com

About Rosie
The industry leading online grocery shopping platform for mobile and web, Rosie launched in July 2013 and today enables customers to shop online from their favorite local stores for same-day delivery or in-store pickup. Rosie partners with leading local retailers and their wholesalers to provide e-commerce, delivery opportunities, omni-channel marketing and deep data services. 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. Like us at fb.com/rosieapp. Follow us on twitter.com/rosieapp.

 

Associated Food Stores Pharmacies to Offer Lifesaving Antidote

March 28, 2016

Media Contact:                                                                       FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Rachael Wabel
rmwabel@afstores.com
801-978-8913

Naloxone will be available to guests without a prescription

Salt Lake City, UT (March 28, 2016) Life saving medication is now available in your local grocery store’s pharmacy. Naloxone, an opioid antidote, will be available without a prescription to guests at participating Associated Food Stores retailer’s pharmacies. The medication is used to reverse the effects of opioid overdoses including heroin and painkillers through a nasal spray.

“Our pharmacies care for many patients and families who have been devastated by the unintended effects of opioid use. As pharmacists, we are trained to provide Naloxone, along with the necessary education and training that may save a life,” said Denise Kunkel, AFS Pharmacy Operations Manager. “We take this opportunity very seriously and are honored to better serve our communities.”

AFS has developed protocols and procedures to ensure Naloxone is available to guests 18 years old and older as part of a larger Opioid Overdose Rescue program. The program and newly available medication comes at a time when prescription drug abuse continues to be a public health and safety risk. According to the 2014 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, an estimated 6.5 million Americans misused a prescription drug in 2014. The Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported a total of 47,055 drug overdose deaths, which include prescription and illicit drugs, during the same year, a 6.5 percent increase from 2013. Utah ranks fifth in the nation in opioid related deaths, with 21 deaths each month.

Each pharmacist at participating pharmacies has been trained to provide medication counseling and guidance to patients. Naloxone is currently available at the following pharmacies: A&W, Bowman’s, Cecil’s, Dan’s, Davis Food & Drug, Day’s Market, Dick’s Market Centerville, Ephraim Market Fresh, Fresh Market, Harmon’s, Kamas Foodtown, Kent’s Market Brigham City, Kent’s Market Clearfield, Lee’s Marketplace, Lin’s Market, Macey’s, Payson Market, Peterson’s Fresh Market, Ridley’s, Stewarts Basin Family Pharmacy, and Winegar’s Bountiful.

Pi Day Just Got Sweeter with Red Button Vintage Creamery Pies

March 11, 2016

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Pi Day Just Got Sweeter with Red Button Vintage Creamery Pies

Local Associated Food Stores launches premium pies for Pi Day

Salt Lake City, Utah (March 11, 2016) Associated Food Stores is bringing back the sweet, classic taste of fresh- baked pie with the launch of Red Button Vintage Creamery premium pies. The exquisite pies are a whopping four pounds and rival a traditional 9” pie, coming in at 12” and are filled with Grade A fruit and all natural ingredients—showcasing hand-laid lattice and crumb tops made from scratch.  Red Button Vintage Creamery pies are available exclusively at Associated Food Stores local and independent retailers just in time for Pi Day.

Created through a partnership with Salt Lake-based Rocky Mountain Pies, Red Button Vintage Creamery Pies will retail at $12.99 and feature six classic and unique flavors like Cherry Almond Pralines, Apple Crumb, Peach Blueberry, Dazzleberry, Pineapple Upside Down and Sea Salt Caramel Crumb.

“We are thrilled to partner with Associated Food Stores to bring a new, premium pie to local grocery stores throughout the intermountain west,” said Mark Grandintti, President of Rocky Mountain Pies. “As a local company, it’s exciting to work with another Utah based company to make a quality product that we’re excited to share.”

Shoppers can find Red Button Vintage Creamery Pies at any Macey’s, Fresh Market, Dan’s, Dick’s Market, Lin’s, Peterson’s, Lee’s Market Place, Stokes and other participating Associated Food Stores retailers. For more information about Red Button Vintage Creamery pies and to find a local and independent Associated retailer near you, visit redbuttoncreamery.com

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Media interested in hosting a Red Button Vintage Creamery event for Pi Day should contact Sarah Pettit scpettit@afstores.com 801-978-8948 for samples.

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.

 

Contact:

Associated Food Stores

Sarah Pettit

Desk: 801.978.8948 / Cell: 801.916.1070

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Red Button Vintage Creamery Premium Pies

Fact Sheet

 

A Local Company:

  • Just in time for Pi Day, Utah-based Red Button Vintage Creamery—known for their famous ice cream has announced that the brand is now baking premium pies.
  • Red Button pies are made locally in Salt Lake City in partnership with Rocky Mountain Pies.
  • Red Button Vintage Creamery is an exclusive brand of Associated Food Stores and can be found in the frozen section of your local and independent Associated Grocer.
  • Learn more and where you can buy Red Button Vintage Creamery pies at RedButtonCreamery.com

 

Quality You Can Taste:

  • Red Button Vintage Creamery pies contain Grade a Fruit, creamery butter, and all-natural sugar.
  • Our crust is made from scratch and some flavors are infused with almond or vanilla for a truly phenomenal taste.
  • No trans fat is included in Red Button Vintage Creamery premium pies.
  • We intentionally use a slower baking process, including hand-laid lattice tops, to ensure you enjoy a home-style pie straight from your oven.

 

Serious in Size:

  • Red Button Vintage Creamery pies are a whopping 12 inches (other pies are typically 9) and weigh 4 pounds—making them perfect for family gatherings.

 

Delicious and Unique Flavors:

  • Six delicious and unique flavors
    • Cherry Almond Pralines Lattice
    • Apple Crumb
    • Peach Blueberry Lattice
    • Dazzleberry Lattice
    • Pineapple Upside Down Lattice
    • Sea Salt Caramel Crumb and Lattice

 

Savings to Celebrate Pi Day:

  • Red Button Vintage Creamery Pies are regularly priced at $12.99. During the week of Pi Day, they will be on sale through Associated Food Stores’ Plus and Perks Rewards programs for $5 off (see your local stores for details.) 

 

Media Advisory: Macey’s to Donate $9,000 in Ham to Local Food Pantries

December 16, 2015

MEDIA ADVISORY

Macey’s donates $9,000 of Ham to Local Food Pantries

Local grocery store helps provide 1,500 pounds of ham for families in need

 

Salt Lake City, UT (December 16, 2015) – Macey’s grocery stores will donate approximately 1,500 pounds of Hormel Ham to Utah Food Bank and St Vincent de Paul’s Dining Hall on Thursday, December 17, at 10:00 a.m. at Macey’s in Sandy. The donation, aimed to help assist locals in need, will serve as a reminder of the spirit of giving and helping your neighbors during the holiday season.

 

WHO:              Macey’s Grocery Store

WHAT:            Macey’s will donate 450 Hormel hams (1,500 pounds valued at $9,000 dollars) to Utah Food Bank and Catholic Community Services’ St. Vincent de Paul Dining Hall

*Visual: Macey’s employees loading Utah Food Bank and Catholic Community Services truck with Hormel ham.

WHEN:            Thursday, December 17, 10 a.m.

WHERE:          Macey’s Sandy (7850 S 1300 E, Sandy) Utah

WHY:               To raise awareness about food insecurity in Utah as well as a way to give during the holiday season.

 

About Macey’s

In 1947, Walt Macey and Dale A. Jones started the “Save-A-Nickel-Market” in Rosepark, 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 a made-from-scratch in-store bakery, delicatessen, full-service grocery, meat, produce and a non-foods department and above all, friendly service. For more information, visit maceys.com

 

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 140 emergency food pantries and agencies. Last fiscal year, Utah Food Bank distributed 37.5 million pounds of food and goods, the equivalent of approximately 31.3 million meals, to families and individuals in need.  For more information about Utah Food Bank, visit http://www.utahfoodbank.org. Find us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/UtahFoodBank and Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/UtahFoodBank.

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CONTACT:

Sarah Pettit

Macey’s Grocery

Cell: 801-916-1070

scpettit@afstores.com

 

Fresh Market to become Lin’s Fresh Market

December 8, 2015

Lin’s is Coming to Price

Fresh Market to become Lin’s Fresh Market

Price, UT (December 8, 2015) – On Wednesday, the Fresh Market in Price, located at  760 West Price River Drive will become Lin’s Fresh Market. The new Lin’s store has been completely updated with new décor, expanded fresh departments including a larger produce department, a fresh new butcher block and fish case, updated service deli with new menu options, a new doughnut recipe that’s made fresh daily in-store, self-checkout lanes and a Starbucks, opening in late January. The new store will combine the best of what both Lin’s and Fresh Market have to offer, including products, services and more. 

“We changed the name from Fresh Market to Lin’s Fresh Market because our Lin’s brand better fit the needs of the Price community,” said Darin Peirce, district manager for Associated Retail Operations. “Lin’s was first opened by Lin and Reva Orton in 1955 in Cedar City. It’s a Utah brand that is deeply-rooted in serving the community. We’re thrilled to introduce the Lin’s brand to Price and know the community will love it too,”

Lin’s Fresh Market will kick off the grand opening of their new store with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Wednesday at 1 p.m. where they will be joined by Mayor Joe Piccolo. The celebration will continue with a visit from Santa Claus and two of his reindeer from 4 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., where Lin’s famous glazed doughnuts and hot coco will be served.

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 In 1955, Lin’s Store opened on Main Street in Cedar City, Utah. Founded by Lin and Reva Orton, the first store was small, but became very popular with the local community due to the store’s friendly customer service and the high quality of the meat department. There are now five Lin’s stores in Utah located in Hurricane, Cedar City, St. George, Price, and Overton Nevada with the newest Lin’s opening Spring of 2016 in St. George off Mall Drive.

 Lin’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.comwww.freshmarketstores.comwww.dansfoods.com,www.linsmarketplace.comwww.dicksmarket.com.

 Contact:

Sarah Pettit

scpettit@afstores.com

Cell: 801.916.1070

Desk: 801.978.8948 

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