SCHENECTADY, NY, 2016-Feb-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — Price Chopper has raised more than $153,000 from its month-long pin-up campaign and the sale of more than 8,500 plush primates for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. This celebrates the 14th year the regional supermarket chain has partnered with St. Jude.
“We’re proud to partner with St. Jude, in support of their mission to provide quality care to all who need it,” said Mona Golub, vice president of public relations and consumer services and the company spokesperson. “Clearly, our teammates and customers join us in valuing not only the care that is given to all who enter St. Jude’s doors, but the trend-setting research that is made available to our local hospitals.”
This was the sixth year that as part of the campaign, primate plush animals were sold and a donation was earmarked for the St. Jude campaign. In the past, stuffed lions, elephants, giraffes, zebras, and hippos were sold as part of the campaign; this year, including chimpanzees, gorillas and orangutans were available.
Price Chopper has raised a total of more than $1 million for St. Jude through its annual campaign.
About The Golub Corporation: Based in Schenectady, NY, the Golub Corporation owns and operates 136 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