Gordy’s Market announces management changes

Gordy’s Market announces management changes
Gordy’s Market announces management changes

 

CHIPPEWA FALLS, WISC, 2016-Nov-08 — /EPR Retail News/ — Gordy and Donna Schafer announce the official retirement of their sons Jeff Schafer, President of Gordy’s Market, and Rick Schafer, Vice President of Facilities for Gordy’s Market. Jeff and Rick worked for the family owned and operated business for over 80 years combined.

“It has been an incredible journey working with my family and the hardworking team at Gordy’s Market,” said Jeff, “I am proud to turn the business over  to the fully capable hands of my brothers, David and Dan, sister, Jenna, as well as the third generation of Schafer’s who are now an instrumental part of the family business.”

“We have truly enjoyed serving our communities, meeting so many of our customers and helping my parents [Gordy and Donna] further the family business,” said Rick.

David Schafer, Gordy’s Market Chief Financial Officer and son of Gordy and Donna Schafer, will assume the role of Chief Executive Officer. Jenna Schafer, Gordy’s Market Vice President of Information Technology and Human Resources and daughter of Gordy and Donna Schafer, will now serve as Chief Information Officer. Both Dave and Jenna began their careers as part-time clerks at Gordy’s Market on Lake Wissota and held positions of increasing responsibility in several functions and areas of the grocery business.

“We have a great deal of fond memories working with our brothers [Jeff and Rick] and have been lucky enough to grow Gordy’s Market from the one store on the Southside of Chippewa with our father [Gordy] and mother [Donna] to now 26,” said David, “Jenna and I are looking forward to the next 50 years and leading the team of 2,000 employees here at Gordy’s.”

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 and now owns and operates 26 stores with 2,000 employees across Western Wisconsin.Additional growth in leadership roles include Joel Jacobson, Gordy’s Market Vice President of Sales who has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer. Joel has been with Gordy’s for 24 years, holding positions as Clerk, Store Manager, and various Director roles.

For More Information, Contact:
Maggie Cook
Marketing Director
Gordy’s Market
maggiec@gordysinc.com

Source: Gordy’s Market

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Gordy’s Market announces the opening of its 26th grocery store in Hayward, WI

CHIPPEWA FALLS, WISC, 2016-May-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — Gordy’s Market is pleased to announce they have opened their 26th grocery store in Hayward, WI.

Gordy’s reached an agreement with the Northern Lakes Cooperative to purchase the Cabin Stop Building in Hayward, WI on March 31, 2016.

The Hayward Family Restaurant, Beauty Nook, and Coop Pharmacy remained unchanged through the transition and have become lease tenants of Gordy’s Market.

“This agreement has brought an exciting new business to the Hayward area and will strengthen the Cooperative’s position within the market place for our other existing businesses,” stated Michael Covelli, General Manager of the Northern Lakes Cooperative.

“We offer fresh produce, meat, bakery, deli and our homemade Gordy’s Smokehouse products at low prices with family-friendly service, in addition to the great variety of beer, wine and spirits that the Cabin Stop previously carried,” stated Jeff Schafer, President of Gordy’s Market. “We look forward to getting to know our customers and surrounding organizations, and playing an active role in the Hayward community.”

Gordy’s Market will partner with the Northern Lakes Cenex Fuel Station to provide their Gas Rewards! program to customers in the surrounding community. Customers will be able to earn the Gas Rewards! fuel discounts at Gordy’s Market on specially marked products throughout the weekly ad and redeem these rewards at the Northern Lakes Cenex.

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 currently operate 26 Gordy’s grocery stores. Combined, Gordy’s employs more than 2,000 people throughout West Central Wisconsin.

For more information, contact:
Maggie Cook, Marketing Director
Gordy’s Market
maggiec@gordysinc.com

 

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Gordy’s Market announces the opening of its 26th grocery store in Hayward, WI

Gordy’s Market announces the opening of its 26th grocery store in Hayward, WI

Gordy’s Market announces the opening of its new store in South Broadway Street in Stanley, WI

CHIPPEWA FALLS, WISC, 2016-Apr-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — Gordy’s Market is pleased to announce they have opened their 25th store as of this morning. Gordy’s announced in September 2015 that they would be breaking ground in October 2015 for a new store on South Broadway Street in Stanley, WI.

“We are excited to join the community of Stanley and continue to expand our reach into Central Wisconsin,” said Jeff Schafer, President of Gordy’s Market. “We look forward to offering an excellent variety of fresh products, low prices and family-friendly services; the standards in which our family-owned business was founded on.”

The 20,000 square foot store will add over 60 new jobs to the Stanley community. The store will mirror the new store décor, debuted in their newest Chippewa Falls, WI location.  Gordy’s signature deli, bakery, meat, and produce departments will be featured, in addition to offering Organic items from their Full Circle line.

Gordy’s has also partnered with Dan Acker from the Stanley Travel Stop Shell Fuel Station adjacent to their new store on South Broadway Street to offer Gas Rewards! to Stanley shoppers. Customers will be able to earn the Gas Rewards! fuel discounts at Gordy’s Market on specially marked products throughout the weekly ad and redeem these rewards at the Stanley Travel Stop.

The building design was completed by River Valley Architects and construction was carried out by Hoeft Builders. The new store opens in time for Gordy’s 50th Anniversary.

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.

For more information, contact:
Maggie Cook, Marketing Director
Gordy’s Market
maggiec@gordysinc.com

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Gordy’s Market announces the opening of its new store in South Broadway Street in Stanley, WI

Gordy’s Market announces the opening of its new store in South Broadway Street in Stanley, WI