Gordy’s Market donated over 745,000 meals to the Feed My People Food Bank in 2016

CHIPPEWA FALLS, WISC, 2017-Feb-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — Gordy’s Market is pleased to announce the donation of over 950,000 pounds of food to the Feed My People Food Bank in 2016, representing over 745,000 meals.

Gordy’s donates their high-quality food items from each of its 26 grocery stores to Feed My People Food Bank on a daily basis with the food going back to each of its local community food pantries and non-profit organizations serving those in need.

“We are thrilled to be able to give back to our local communities,” said Dave Schafer, Gordy’s Market CEO. “Our communities, and those we serve, are the foundation in which our father (Gordy Schafer) built our family owned and operated business.”

Feed My People is the only food bank in west central Wisconsin, providing food to more than 125 hunger-relief organizations in 14 different counties.

Since 2002, Gordy’s has donated over 1.7 million pounds of food to their local communities.

“We are so appreciative of the relationship Gordy’s has with our hunger-relief partner programs. Donating nearly one million pounds of food in one year is breathtaking. The long-term impact of this generosity in communities throughout west central Wisconsin is truly significant,” said Emily Moore, Feed My People Executive Director.

Established on the Southside of Chippewa Falls in 1966 by Gordy and Donna Schafer, Gordy’s Market locally owns and operates 26 stores in west central Wisconsin.

Founded on the values of giving back to their communities and providing local families with quality products at affordable prices while paying high attention to friendly service, Gordy’s continues to operate on these long standing traditions. A family owned and operated tradition spanning over 3 generations and over 50 years, two things remain the same, their focus on community and service.

Maggie Cook
Marketing Director
Gordy’s Market

Source: Gordy’s Market

Gordy’s Market re-opens its newly updated Birch Street location in Eau Claire, WI

CHIPPEWA FALLS, WISC, 2016-Oct-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — Gordy’s Market is pleased to announce the Grand Re-opening of its Birch Street location in Eau Claire, WI.

Opened in 2005, the 65,000 sq. ft store recently received the retail chain’s updated décor and branding. New features include an easy-to-navigate layout, signage, lower prices on hundreds of everyday grocery items, including their new “Fresh Savings” program with markdowns on produce, meat and bakery items, as well as an expanded line of natural and organic products with their “Better for You” program.

“This is a significant milestone in Gordy’s brand evolution,” Dave Schafer, Gordy’s Market CFO, said in a release announcing the recent renovation. “The reinvention of our stores will place an emphasis on fresh, convenience, value and most importantly, friendly service. This signifies our commitment to our shoppers, as well as our dedication towards innovation and evolution in today’s fast pace grocery atmosphere.”

Other elements of the new decor include a continued focus on fresh departments like produce, meat and seafood, as well as a new mix of deli items such as salads, entrees, and signature sandwiches.

The new look and feel opens just in time for Gordy’s 50th Anniversary celebrations. A special ribbon cutting will take place at the store located at 2717 Birch Street in Eau Claire, on Tuesday, October 25, at 4pm with the Eau Claire Chamber of Commerce and a special cake from Gordy’s Bakery. The ribbon cutting is open to the general public and media.

Gordy Schafer opened his first grocery store in Chippewa Falls in 1966. Gordy’s has been a family owned and operated business ever since. They now operate 25 Gordy’s grocery stores throughout West Central Wisconsin and combined, employs more than 2,000 people.

Source: Gordy’s Market