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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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Macey’s anywhere Introduced to Utah County

November 5, 2015

Online Grocery Shopping Introduced to Utah County

Locally owned Macey’s helps make shopping easier for Utah County

Salt Lake City, UT (November 5, 2015) – Macey’s, a locally owned Utah grocery store is helping to make grocery shopping more convenient by offering Macey’s anywhere, a online shopping option to its Utah County guests. With Macey’s anywhere, shoppers can place their order online and pickup their groceries the same day with curbside service.

“Just text or call once once you’ve arrived and we’ll bring your order out to you. We want to make grocery shopping easier for our guests,” said Steve Bitter, CRM Director for Associated Retail Operations. “We know that working professionals, busy moms and seniors will love their experience with Macey’s anywhere, with quality guaranteed.”

To help ensure Macey’s anywhere quality and standards, online orders are checked twice by separate employees. The Macey’s anywhere team have also received training on how to select the best groceries—from produce to meat items.

“If you order an apple, I am going to make sure you get the freshest, sweetest apple possible,” said Amber Condie, Front End manager and Macey’s anywhere shopper for the location in Lehi. “We’ve been trained on how to select the best of the best, from produce items, like watermelon, to meats so our guests will always have the freshest, healthiest and most delicious items.”

Rosie, the cloud-based online ordering app that powers Macey’s anywhere includes shopper-friendly features, like remembering consumer shopping habits to provide product recommendations and building shopping lists from frequently purchased items.

“Rosie provides a best-in-class online shopping experience and helps delight customers every day,” said Nick Nickitas, Rosie’s CEO. “For the first time ever, Rosie’s friendly, adored service will be available throughout Utah County within Macey’s stores. Customers will love the ease of use and freedom that Macey’s anywhere online shopping Powered by Rosie brings.

Macey’s anywhere is now available at all five Macey’s locations in Utah County: Spanish Fork, Provo, Lehi, Pleasant Grove and Orem Macey’s stores and includes a $1.99 service charge with a $30 minimum order.

For more details about Macey’s anywhere visit maceys.com/anywhere

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Reporters interested in testing Macey’s anywhere are encouraged to reach out to the public relations contacts below.

Media Contacts:

Sarah Pettit

Associated Food Stores

Public Relations Manager

801.916.1070 Cell

scpettit@afstoes.com

Rachael Wabel

Associated Food Stores

Communications Specialist

801.978.8913

rmwabel@afstores.com

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 service and genuine old-fashioned friendliness. Known for its innovation, Macey’s supermarkets offer a made-from-scratch in-store bakery, delicatessen, full-service grocery, meat, produce and a non-foods department and above all, friendly service. www.maceys.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 RETAIL OPERATIONS TO CELEBRATE FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN BENEFITING MAKE-A-WISH® UTAH

October 27, 2015

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 27, 2015

ASSOCIATED FOOD STORES TO CELEBRATE FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN BENEFITING MAKE-A-WISH® UTAH

43 local grocery stores rallied together to help wishes come true

CENTERVILLE — Associated Retail Operations: Macey’s, Fresh Market, Dan’s, Lin’s and Dick’s Markets,will be presenting Make-A-Wish® Utah with the proceeds from their Star Icon Campaign this week. Thanks to the dedication of each ARO store, their team members and considerate customers, over $67,000 was raised to help grant the heartfelt wishes of approximately 13 Utah children who are battling life-threatening medical conditions. Funds raised by purchasing a blue paper star for a $1.00 or more donation. Jared Perry, CEO of Make-A-Wish Utah and representatives from Associated Retail Operations will be present at the event.

In conjunction with the check presentation, ARO will be hosting a surprise Wish Reveal party for 9-year-old Wish Kid Cole. Cole believes he is coming to help Make-A-Wish Utah accept the check, little does he know that he will be told in a very special way that his wish to go to the Florida theme parks will be granted.

WHO: Make-A-Wish® Utah, Associated Retail Operations: Macey’s, Fresh Market, Dan’s, Lin’s and Dick’s Markets.

WHAT: A check presentation in honor of Make-A-Wish® Utah & a child’s wish reveal party.

WHERE: Dick’s Market, 84 W Parrish Ln., Centerville, UT 84014

WHEN: Wednesday, October 28, 2015 11:30 AM

About Make-A-Wish® Utah

Make-A-Wish® Utah (MAWU) grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength, and joy. Located in its facility in Murray, A Wishing Place, MAWU offers a life-affirming wish experience at a time of critical need. For more information about MAWU, visit http://www.utah.wish.org.

Media Contacts:

Kelly Wolfe | Communication Manager, Make-A-Wish

kwolfe@utah.wish.org | (201) 233-4645

Sarah Pettit | Retail PR & Social Media Manager, Associated Retail Operations

SCPettit@afstores.com | (801) 916-1070

It Pays to Shop In-Store

October 26, 2015

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New mobile app, Shopper Radar, rewards shoppers with store credit and digital coupons

Salt Lake City, Utah (October 26, 2015) While more retailers are turning to online and digital shopping, Associated Food Stores is giving shoppers another reason to visit the grocery store; Free money. The grocery wholesaler announced the launch of Shopper Radar, a new mobile app, which gives users access to store credits, special offers and digital coupons when they use the app at any of its participating retailers. The app is available for free in the Apple App Store and an Android version will be available soon.

Shopper Radar uses Bluetooth beacons to send alerts to shopper’s smart phones while they walk around the store. To receive the store credit or coupon, shoppers simply tap their screen to signal they have seen the offer. Once they tap the screen, they are rewarded with a store credit and digital coupon for that product. In order to keep the credits, shoppers must make a purchase before they leave the store. They can use the credits toward the sales total or save them for even greater savings later. Each digital coupon earned through the beacons can only be used the day they are earned. Shoppers can also clip additional digital coupons with the app. Credits and coupons vary in amount and must be used before the listed expiration date. Associated Food Stores’ retailers are the first in the country to partner with Shopper Radar to bring additional savings and store credit to shoppers.

The app is designed to engage shoppers during key purchase decision making times by providing offers directly to their smart phones. Users can earn up to four different wallet credits each day by visiting their local participating AFS retailer.

“We wanted a way to provide shoppers with great savings, coupons and other deals while they are in the store and making those decision,” said Heather Hall, AFS’ Rewards Marketing Manager. “Shopper Radar is great because it also integrates with each participating store’s customer rewards program, making it easy for shoppers and the store to manage.”

Once shoppers download the app, they will need to select their preferred store and connect their Rewards account phone number to earn wallet credits and save digital coupons. Shopper Radar can be used at multiple Associated Food Stores retailers including Macey’s, Dan’s, Dicks, Lin’s, Fresh Market, Blair’s Supermarkets, Broulim’s Fresh Foods, Peterson’s Fresh Market, Soelberg’s, Stewart’s, Bowman’s, Davis Food and Drug, Stokes Fresh Market and Prather’s Market.

Reporters interested in trying Shopper Radar should contact Heather Hall hnhall@afstores.com 801-978-8556 or Curtis Packer cgpacker@afstores.com 801-978-8466.

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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 the little guy, AFS has changed the way independent retailers operate and allowed them to prosper and currently serves more than 500 retailers across the intermountain West. For more information about Associated Food Stores visit afstores.com

MEDIA CONTACT:
Rachael Wabel
rmwabel@afstore.com
801-978-8913

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