SCHENECTADY, NY, 2015-10-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — Price Chopper is selling plush primates, including chimpanzees, gorillas and orangutans, and fundraising through a month-long pin-up campaign, marking the 14th year the regional supermarket chain has partnered with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
“We are so proud to partner with St. Jude. For more than a decade, Price Chopper teammates and customers have generously shown their support for St. Jude and its mission to provide quality care to all who need it. These plush animals are an additional, and cuddly, way to show our love for St. Jude,” said Mona Golub, vice president of public relations and consumer services and the company spokesperson.
For every plush primate sold, a $3 donation goes directly to St. Jude. This is the sixth year the campaign has sold jungle-themed plush animals. In the past, stuffed lions, elephants, giraffes, zebras, and hippos were sold as part of the campaign. Though the pin-up campaign will run through the month of October, shoppers will be able to purchase the plush animals through December.
Overall, Price Chopper has raised more than $1 million for St. Jude; last year, more than $170,000 was raised by this campaign.
About The Golub Corporation: Based in Schenectady, NY, the Golub Corporation owns and operates 135 Price Chopper and Market 32 grocery stores in New York, Vermont, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts and New Hampshire. The American owned, family-managed company prides itself on longstanding traditions of innovative food merchandising, leadership in community service, and cooperative employee relations. Golub’s 22,000 teammates collectively own more than 47% of the company’s privately held stock, making it one of the nation’s largest privately held corporations that is predominantly employee-owned. For additional information, visit www.pricechopper.com
Jon Pierce, APR