LCP: ERF Electrical celebrating its 50th anniversary with the opening of new, larger trade premises at The Dunstall Hill Estate

London, 2017-Jul-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — A leading electrical wholesaler is celebrating its 50th anniversary with the opening of new, larger trade premises in Wolverhampton.

ERF Electrical Wholesalers Ltd is relocating from Willenhall Road to unit 2, The Dunstall Hill Estate, after agreeing a 10-year lease with leading commercial property investment company LCP, which owns and manages the estate.

The 4,933 sq ft unit is double the size of its previous premises and will enable the family-run business to increase its stock holding, supporting the growth of the Wolverhampton branch, which has been in the city since 1979.

Simon Jones, ERF Electrical project director, said the new premises forms part of the company’s expansion plans across the region. It has nine branches in the East and West Midlands and another in Andover, Hampshire. It hopes to open a further two branches this year and over the next five years aims to continue investing in opening new businesses.

The new Wolverhampton branch is the first to open this year. It currently employs five people and there may be new employment opportunities in the next few months.

“The location and the layout of the unit allows ERF to offer an unprecedented service to customers who want to visit the trade counter or who require a delivery service to their premises or direct to site,” said Simon.

“Currently this is the only unit ERF have with LCP, however due to the service we have received from them we would certainly work with them to find other units in the area to support our expansion programme.”

Paula James, LCP industrial lettings manager, said: “The Dunstall Hill Estate is a very popular business location being so close to the city centre and to the motorway network.”

The Dunstall Hill Estate is accessed off Gorsebrook Road, close to the entrance of Dunstall Hill Racecourse. The main A449 Wolverhampton to Stafford Road is approximately 250 yards from the site, providing access to Wolverhampton city centre, and to junction 2 of the M54 and the wider national motorway network. Existing tenants include Gunnebo UK Ltd, Wyko Group and Heinrich Georg (UK) Ltd.


Source: LCP

Gordy’s Market kicks off its yearlong 50th Anniversary celebrations on Saturday, April 16, 2016

CHIPPEWA FALLS, WISC., 2016-Apr-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — Established on the Southside of Chippewa Falls in 1966 by Gordy and Donna Schafer, Gordy’s Market is kicking off its yearlong 50th Anniversary celebrations on Saturday, April 16, 2016.

Founded on the values of providing local families with quality products at affordable prices while paying high attention to friendly service, Gordy’s continues to offer its local communities these long standing traditions. A family owned and operated tradition spanning over 3 generations, the grocery business has been a passion of the Schafer Family for 50 years.

Gordy Schafer was introduced to the world of meat cutting at the age of 13 by his older brother, marking the beginning of Gordy’s career in the
grocery industry. “By the time I was 17 years old I knew what I wanted to do, I wanted to be in the grocery business,” Gordy reminisces, “and it took until I was 26 to get my first opportunity with our first store on the Southside of Chippewa Falls; 419 South Main, 715-723-4828, I remember all of those things, it was very important.”

The Schafer Family bought their first store from the Schulz Brothers and Gordy gives credit to John Schulz who was a sausage maker with the Schulz Brothers business who stayed on with Gordy’s when they opened in 1966. “John Schulz got us started on the sausage making operation, which has grown to be a major part of our business today,” Gordy explains.

Gordy’s Market remains one of the longest locally owned and operated grocery stores in the Chippewa Valley. And though a great deal has changed and evolved over the past 50 years, two things remain the same, their focus on community and service.

The 50th Anniversary Kick Off Celebrations Will Include:

  • On Saturday, April 16 starting at 8am, all stores will be handing out Golden Tickets offering a $0.50 Gas Rewards! Coupon to the First 50 Customers
  • On Saturday, April 16 from 11am-4pm, Gordy’s Market West in Eau Claire will be a hosting a cheese carver who will be carving their 50th Anniversary Paper Bag out of a 40 lb. block of locally made La Grander’s Cheese
  • On Saturday, April 23 starting at 8am, all stores will be handing out coupons for Gordy’s Market and Our Family Products
  • Just a Kid from Chippewa video campaign on, as well as a 30 sec. spot on WEAU Channel 13
    • In association with the “Just a Kid” campaign, Gordy’s will be giving way a limited amount of “Just a Kid from Eau Claire” and “Just a Kid from Chippewa” t shirts to the first 5 customers in each of the Gordy’s Market Chippewa Valley stores on Saturday, April 16 at 8am
  • All 25 Gordy’s Markets will unveil 50th Anniversary Banners at their storefronts, picturing a photo of the original Gordy’s Market on the Southside of Chippewa Falls
  • All 25 Gordy’s Markets will unveil 50th Anniversary In Store Danglers, designed with photos from Gordy’s original stores
  • All Gordy’s Market employees received special 50th Anniversary t shirts and will be wearing during the celebrations throughout the year, including community parades during the Summer
  • Community Connection:
    • Canoes for a Cause in partnership with Leinenkugel’s, another local Chippewa Falls business, will take place Saturday, April 16 – Saturday, June 4
      • For every case of Leinenkugel’s beer purchased, $0.25 will be donated to the WI River Alliance to support the lakes in Gordy’s and Leinie’s surrounding communities
      • With Earth Day approaching, Gordy’s Market and Leinenkugel’s wanted to utilize the exposure from the 50th Anniversary to draw awareness to this cause
    • Non-Profit Brat Barns, Saturday, April 16 and April 23, 10am-2pm
      • Gordy’s Market has partnered with local Non-Profit Organizations throughout their communities to host grill outs in front of the grocery stores, with all proceeds from the sales going to the Non-Profit running the Gordy’s Brat Barn
  • Gordy’s has partnered with a number of vendors to provide a long list of exciting giveaways during the April 16-29 kick off celebrations:
    • 2 Years of Free Milk from Land O Lakes
    • 2 Brew Pub Pizza Packages
    • 50 gallons free gas/store from Mega! Holiday
    • Weber grill (est. msrp $500)
    • 2 customers will receive a $10.00 per week voucher/coupon/gift card for the purchase of Tender Ridge Angus beef for 52 weeks…a value of $1,040
    • 5 customers will receive a $5.00 per week voucher/coupon/ gift card for the purchase of Tender Ridge Angus beef for 52 weeks…a value of $1,300
    • Free chicken for a year from Gold n’ Plump (52 $10 coupons)
    • (50) $50 Gordy’s Gift Cards
    • 4 Minnesota Twins Tickets courtesy of Post
    • (50) 5-Piece Pancake Set from P&G

    Thank you for 50 years of serving you and your families!

    The Schafer Family & Gordy’s Market 


Gordy’s Market kicks off its yearlong 50th Anniversary celebrations on Saturday, April 16, 2016

Gordy’s Market kicks off its yearlong 50th Anniversary celebrations on Saturday, April 16, 2016