Price Chopper/Market 32 May Round Up Your Change campaign raised $58,644.21 for the American Cancer Society

Schenectady, NY, 2017-Jul-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — During the month of May, Price Chopper/Market 32 led another successful Round Up Your Change campaign for the American Cancer Society (ACS) and raised $58,644.21. By rounding up total purchases to the next dollar at checkout, customers and teammates were able to increase donations from last year’s campaign by nearly 45%. A $5,000 corporate donation from The Golub Corporation increased the grand total to $63,644.21.

“The Round Up Your Change campaign emphasizes the importance of every donation,” said Mona Golub, vice president of public relations and consumer services. “These many donations of less than a dollar make a change in the lives of those affected by cancer.”

ACS focuses is on conducting research, sharing expert information, supporting patients, and spreading the word about prevention. The organization raises nearly all of its money through individual donations and is deeply committed to reporting to the millions of people who support the cause each year. The donations given to the American Cancer Society are spent on funding program services and supporting services. For more information, visit www.cancer.org.

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 20,000 teammates collectively own more than 44% 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

Contact:
Mona Golub
Price Chopper
518-379-1480

Jonathan Pierce, APR
Pierce Communications
518-221-1186

Source: Price Chopper

Price Chopper/Market 32 fundraising campaign raises $51,497 for Prevent Child Abuse New York

Schenectady, NY, 2017-Jul-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — Price Chopper/Market 32’s raised awareness and $51,497 in funds for Prevent Child Abuse New York through a month-long campaign where customers could make $1 or $5 donations at the register. In addition to the donations at the checkout, the Golub Corporation kicked off the campaign with a $2,500 donation.

“Price Chopper and Market 32 are proud to host a campaign that supports a cause as important as this one,” said Mona Golub, vice president of public relations and consumer services. “Thanks to the collective generosity of our community, the efforts of Prevent Child Abuse New York, which works to ensure that children will have a safe environment in which to grow and flourish, are bolstered.”

Prevent Child Abuse is an organization that’s working towards a statewide commitment to the healthy development and successful futures of New York’s kids, families and communities. Its goal is to develop, improve and expand the quality of services and effective policies for preventing child abuse and neglect. The organization also strives to enhance child development. For more information, visit https://www.preventchildabuseny.org/

About The Golub Corporation:

Based in Schenectady, NY, the Golub Corporation owns and operates 134 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 20,000 teammates collectively own more than 44% 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

Contact:
Mona Golub
Price Chopper
518-379-1480

Jonathan Pierce, APR
Pierce Communications
518-221-1186

Source: Price Chopper

Kingston, Pennsylvania’s Mendy Majesky wins $100,000 in the 2017 Price Chopper and Market 32 Bags2Riches contest

From L. to R., Glen Bradley, Golub Corporation Group VP of Marketing and Business Intelligence; Menachem “Mendy” Majesky, Bags2Riches 2017 Grand Prize Winner; Trevor Sulcoski, Edwardsville Price Chopper Store Manager; and Mona Golub, Golub Corporation VP of Public Relations and Consumer Services celebrate Mendy’s win.

 

Edwardsville, PA, 2017-May-18 — /EPR Retail News/ —  Last Friday, the grand prize of $100,000 in the 2017 Price Chopper and Market 32 Bags2Riches contest was awarded to Kingston, Pennsylvania’s Mendy Majesky. A small reception was held in his honor at the Price Chopper at 180 Narrows Shopping Center in Edwardsville, where he does his regular shopping. Majesky collected tickets with the help of his wife and young children, who enjoyed gluing the stickers into the contest booklet. However, it was his online entry which brought him the grand prize. When asked about his plans for the winnings, Mejesky said that since his family had just moved to the area less than a year ago, they are happy to have the resources to pay some house expenses, and then they plan to make donations to various charities.

“Congratulations to the Majesky family! It’s a thrill to award the grand prize of our Bags2Riches promotion to a loyal Price Chopper shopper, like Mendy”, said Mona Golub, vice president of public relations and consumer services. “Sometimes, people are doubtful as to who wins contests like these, but we’ve had winners of significant prizes in each of the six states in which we operate. Bags2Riches has been a fantastic promotion, both for us and for the nearly 200,000 of our customers who participated and won prizes.”

The Bags2Riches Giveaway contest ran through March 25, 2017. For every $25 spent using an AdvantEdge card at any of the 136 Price Chopper and Market 32’s located throughout the northeast, shoppers received one game ticket. There were three ways to win — the first, one in every four tickets was an instant winner and revealed a prize; the second, some tickets revealed a special PIN that could be registered online to win; and the third way to win was to collect related stickers within a specific category.

Prizes included cash of up to $1 million, a new Cadillac XT5 SUV, a Kitchen Makeover, a luxury cruise, a hot tub, free groceries for a year, free gas for a year, Price Chopper and Market 32 gift cards, or free/discounted food prizes.

More than $6 million in prizes and discounts were available. More than 700,000 Instant Win game tickets were redeemed by customers and more than 2.7 million PINs were entered online.

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 20,000 teammates collectively own more than 44% 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

Contact:
Mona Golub
Price Chopper
518-379-1480

Jon Pierce, APR
Pierce Communications
518-427-1186

Source: Price Chopper

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Price Chopper and Market 32 host 9th annual Build-A-Bouquet for Mother’s Day event on Saturday, May 13

Schenectady, NY, 2017-May-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — Young shoppers will have the opportunity to put together a special gift for Mom at Price Chopper and Market 32’s 9th annual “Build-A-Bouquet” activity on Saturday, May 13 (the day before Mother’s Day) from 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm and on Sunday, May 14 (Mother’s Day) from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm.

“Kids take such pride in adding their own creative touches to a gift. Build-A-Bouquet for Mother’s Day provides our youngest shoppers with the opportunity to design their own unique floral arrangement with beautiful blossoms, colorful tissue paper and ribbons, and a card that reflects their individual personality,” said Mona Golub, the company’s vice president of public relations and consumer services and a mother, herself. “Truly, it’s the perfect gift for every Mom!”

Children 12 and younger will be able to select three bunches of flowers, from a selection of alstromeria, poms, mini carnations, carnations, snapdragons, matsumoto, cremons, spiders, sunflowers, stock, baby’s breath, limonium, statice and asters. Once the bouquet is assembled, the flowers will be wrapped in tissue, tied with ribbon and personalized with a specially-designed card for Mom. The cost to build a bouquet is $5 plus tax.

Due to popular demand, Build-A-Bouquet stations will be set up at all Price Chopper and Market 32 locations that feature full-service floral departments (only a few exceptions).

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 20,000 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

Contact:
Mona Golub
Price Chopper
518-379-1480

Jonathan Pierce, APR
Pierce Communications
518-427-1186

Source: Price Chopper

Price Chopper/Market 32 raised $226,131 for Muscular Dystrophy Association during its Shamrocks fundraising campaign

Schenectady, NY, 2017-Apr-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Price Chopper/Market 32 led another successful Shamrocks fundraising campaign for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) by raising $226,131 in a campaign that ran throughout March. Customers and teammates made donations of $1 or $5 at checkout.

“As a partner to MDA for the last 35 years, Price Chopper/Market 32 takes pride in supporting the research that will ultimately cure neuromuscular diseases,” said Mona Golub, vice president of public relations and consumer services. “Our annual Shamrocks campaign continues to be a wonderful way to unite with teammates and customers in recognition of the progress that is being made.”

MDA is the nonprofit health agency dedicated to curing muscular dystrophy, ALS and related diseases by funding worldwide research. The Association also provides comprehensive health care and support services, advocacy and education. Neil Golub, Golub Corporation’s executive chairman of the board served as a national MDA board member for more than 20 years.

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 20,000 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

Contact:
Mona Golub
Price Chopper
518-379-1480

Jonathan Pierce
APR
Pierce Communications
518-221-1186

Source: Price Chopper/Market 32

Price Chopper/Market 32 to showcase local products on Taste NY Day on Saturday, April 1

Schenectady, NY, 2017-Mar-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — Price Chopper/Market 32 will salute Homegrown Flavors with a Taste NY Day on Saturday, April 1 from 10:0 0 AM-2:00 PM at a half-dozen Capital Region locations, including:

• Clifton Shoppers World Market 32 (Route 146 and Plank Road, Clifton Park),
• Wilton Market 32 (3045 Route 50, Saratoga Springs),
• Glenville Market 32 (290 Saratoga Road, Scotia),
• Hamilton Square Market 32 (Routes 20 and 155, Guilderland),
• Hudson Valley Plaza Market 32 (79 Vandenburg Place, Troy), and
• Bethlehem Price Chopper (1395 New Scotland Ave, Slingerlands).

“We’re proud to help shine the spotlight on all of New York’s terrific growers and producers through Governor Cuomo’s Taste NY program”, said State Agriculture Commissioner Richard A. Ball. “By working with our partners at Price Chopper/Market 32, who value our local farmers and source locally-grown foods, we are able to reach even more consumers. New York State has a great story to tell when it comes to agriculture and our agribusinesses. The Homegrown Flavors –Taste NY Day will provide us the opportunity to share that story with shoppers who will be able to meet the producers behind the products.”

More than 40 of Price Chopper/Market 32’s many local and regional suppliers will be on hand to chat with customers about what makes their products special and to offer free samples.

“As a homegrown business ourselves, we like to call special attention to our trade partners who are producing right here in New York,” said Mona Golub, Price Chopper/Market 32’s vice president of public relations and consumer services. “We are deeply committed to sourcing locally grown, produced and manufactured products as a way of stimulating the economies in our local communities, satisfying regional tastes, ensuring farm-to-table freshness, and continuing our long-standing practice of supporting small family businesses and farms.”

“R & G is thrilled with Price Chopper/Market 32’s commitment to featuring local producers in their stores,” said Sean O’Connor, Head Cheese Maker, R & G Cheesemakers. “As a proud supplier to Price Chopper/Market 32, we’re very excited to participate in their Homegrown Flavors event for Taste NY.”

Price Chopper/Market 32, a homegrown supermarket chain that has operated in the Northeast since 1932, has long emphasized the importance of supporting local growers and producers in the communities where it operates stores.

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 20,000 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

About Taste NY:

Taste NY is an initiative launched by Governor Cuomo in 2013 to promote New York’s food and beverage industries and drive agritourism across the State. It is overseen by the Department of Agriculture and Markets and has created opportunities for local producers to showcase their goods at a variety of venues throughout the State and at large public events, such as the Great New York State Fair and the Barclays Tournament at Bethpage State Park. Over the last three years, the Taste NY initiative has seen steady growth and recognition. The program reported sales of $4.5 million in 2015 and nearly tripled those figures to more than $13.1 million in 2016. Today, New York products sold under Taste NY branding are available in more than 60 locations throughout the State as well as the New York State Office of Trade and Tourism in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

For more information about Taste NY, please visit www.taste.ny.gov. Connect with Taste NY through Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.

Contact:

Mona Golub
Price Chopper
518.379.1480

Jonathan Pierce
APR Pierce Communications
518.427.1186

Source:  Price Chopper

Price Chopper/Market 32 celebrates successful campaign for Wish Teen Kacey and her family’s trip to Hawaii

Schenectady, NY, 2017-Mar-09 — /EPR Retail News/ — In a twist on traditional Price Chopper/Market 32 charitable giving, a challenge was issued to Golub Headquarters staff and Price Chopper/Market 32 Distribution staff to participate in a campaign to help fund a local Make-A-Wish wish.

“We’re proud that our stores and main office host campaigns throughout the year to raise awareness and funds for various charitable organizations that do tremendous work for individuals and causes across our six-state footprint. The generosity of our customers and teammates in response to neighbors in need never ceases to amaze me,” said Mona Golub, Price Chopper/Market 32 vice president of public relations and consumer services. “This Make A-Wish campaign for Kacey was special because our teammates knew her story, had heard about her struggles and her progress, and wanted to help fulfill her wish to visit Hawaii. Knowing that wish is coming true, gives us all cause to celebrate.”

At a luau-themed reception, Price Chopper/Market 32 teammates met Wish Teen Kacey and her family and celebrated the successful campaign that raised $10,000 toward Kacey and her family’s trip to Hawaii. Kacey was given oversized “boarding passes” to help serve as inspiration in her ongoing battle with leukemia.

“Price Chopper has long been a supporter of the Make-A-Wish mission, but this campaign adds a personal touch,” said Dr. William C. Trigg, III, CEO of Make-A-Wish Northeast New York. “The staff and employees right here at the Price Chopper headquarters and warehouse should be proud of their efforts in making Kacey’s wish come true. We are deeply grateful for their commitment in helping us to grant wishes for local children with life-threatening medical conditions.”

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 20,000 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

About Make-A-Wish® Northeast New York:

Make-A-Wish Northeast New York grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions, and is marking its 30th year of serving the 15 counties of the 518 area code. The chapter grants about 100 wishes each year, and more than 1,700 since 1987. Visit www.neny.wish.org and share the power of a wish®.

Contact:
Tim Riley
Make-A-Wish NENY
518-744-6884

Penny Vavura
Pierce Communication
518-339-6042

Source: Price Chopper/Market 32

$15,824 and 6,459 pounds of food donated to Food Bank of Central New York from Price Chopper and Market 32’s 2016 Check Out Hunger campaign

$15,824 and 6,459 pounds of food donated to Food Bank of Central New York from Price Chopper and Market 32’s 2016 Check Out Hunger campaign

 

Schenectady, NY, 2017-Feb-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — Food Bank of Central New York received the proceeds from Price Chopper and Market 32’s 2016 Check Out Hunger campaign, which included a donation of $15,824 and 6,459 pounds of food. Check Out Hunger raised more than $43,000 and more than 28 tons of food for 15 regional food banks and pantries in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Pennsylvania and Vermont.

“A person may not always think they can help someone who is hungry, however one of the easiest ways is to participate in Check Out Hunger. By adding a small amount to their total bill, they help create wholesome meals for those in need,” said Kathleen Stress, Executive Director of the Food Bank of Central New York. “We are truly thankful that Price Chopper support this campaign and helps us to feed the hungry. They have been wonderful partners for more than two decades.”

From mid-November to mid-December, Check Out Hunger gave shoppers the opportunity to add a small monetary donation to their bill (bringing the total to the next whole dollar amount) through the Round Up Your Change program and/or purchase a set-price Food Package, a $5, $10 or $15 selection of pantry essentials.

Price Chopper/Market 32 matched donations up to $5,000.

“The start of the year is a tough time for food pantries that worked so hard to provide for those in need throughout the holiday season,” said Mona Golub, vice president of public relations and consumer services. “Check Out Hunger campaign helps to raise funds, food and awareness that hunger is a year-round issue for so many in our communities. Thankfully, our teammates and customers continue to generously answer the call to contribute and help their neighbors.”

Check Out Hunger is an annual giving program and was available at all 136 Price Choppers and Market 32s throughout the chain’s six state footprint (CT, MA, NH, PA and VT.) Other regional food banks/pantries that received donations included: Food Bank of the Hudson Valley (Cornwall on Hudson, NY); Food Bank of the Southern Tier (Elmira, NY); Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York (Latham, NY); Connecticut Food Bank (East Haven, CT); Foodshare (Bloomfield, CT); Food Bank of Western Massachusetts (Hatfield, MA); Hopkinton Food Pantry (Hopkinton, MA); Marlborough Community Cupboard (Marlborough, MA); New Hampshire Food Bank (Manchester, NH); H&J Weinberg Food Bank (Wilkes-Barre, PA); Second Harvest Food Bank of the Lehigh Valley and Northeast PA (Nazareth, PA); Vermont Foodbank (Brattleboro, VT); Webster-Dudley Food Share (Webster, MA); and Worcester County Food Bank (Shrewsbury, MA).

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 20,000 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

Contact:
Ashley Lonardelli
Price Chopper/Market 32
518-379-1983

Lynn Hy
Food Bank of Central New York
315-437-1899, ext. 247

Source: Price Chopper/Market 32

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New Hampshire Food Bank received $2,303 and 3,289 pounds of food from Price Chopper and Market 32’s 2016 Check Out Hunger campaign

CAPTION: Front row (L-R): Marie Walker, Ashlynn Moerloos, Marguerite Malloy, Lori Mangan, Renée Perrault, Lisa Smith Dean, Kim Case, Jon Singleton, Landis Donaghy, Stephan DeBuc; middle row (L-R): Michael Salinas, Meghan Kacmarcik, Connie Miville, Mystyna Yackel Shappy, Helen Costello, Tyson Derby, Bruce Wilson; and back row (L-R): Autumn LannonGoodwin, Debra Learnard, Nick Lamy, Jayson McCarter, Paul Morrison, John Montgomery, Fred Russell, Paul Barker, Alexis Dwyer, Eileen Groll Liponis, Rick Carter, Rick Chadbourne show their appreciation for Price Chopper/Market 32’s Check Out
Hunger campaign.

 

Schenectady, NY, 2017-Feb-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — New Hampshire Food Bank received the proceeds from Price Chopper and Market 32’s 2016 Check Out Hunger campaign, which included a donation of $2,303 and 3,289 pounds of food. Check Out Hunger raised more than $43,000 and more than 28 tons of food for 15 regional food banks and pantries in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Pennsylvania and Vermont.

“We are incredibly grateful for the opportunity to once again partner with Price Chopper, and its Check Out Hunger Program,” said Eileen Groll Liponis, NH Food Bank Executive Director. “This donation will make a major impact on the lives of the hungry in our state, providing 7,347 meals to the 1 in 9 men, women and children in New Hampshire who don’t know where their next meal will come from.”

From mid-November to mid-December, Check Out Hunger gave shoppers the opportunity to add a small monetary donation to their bill (bringing the total to the next whole dollar amount) through the Round Up Your Change program and/or purchase a set-price Food Package, a $5, $10 or $15 selection of pantry essentials.

Price Chopper/Market 32 matched donations up to $5,000.

“The start of the year is a tough time for food pantries that worked so hard to provide for those in need throughout the holiday season,” said Mona Golub, vice president of public relations and consumer services. “Check Out Hunger campaign helps to raise funds, food and awareness that hunger is a year-round issue for so many in our communities. Thankfully, our teammates and customers continue to generously answer the call to contribute and help their neighbors.”

Check Out Hunger is an annual giving program and was available at all 136 Price Choppers and Market 32s throughout the chain’s six state footprint (CT, MA, NH, PA and VT.) Other regional food banks/pantries that received donations included: Food Bank of Central New York (Syracuse, NY); Food Bank of the Hudson Valley (Cornwall on Hudson, NY); Food Bank of the Southern Tier (Elmira, NY); Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York (Latham, NY); Connecticut Food Bank (East Haven, CT); Foodshare (Bloomfield, CT); Food Bank of Western Massachusetts (Hatfield, MA); Hopkinton Food Pantry (Hopkinton, MA); Marlborough Community Cupboard (Marlborough, MA); H&J Weinberg Food Bank (Wilkes-Barre, PA); Second Harvest Food Bank of the Lehigh Valley and Northeast PA (Nazareth, PA); Vermont Foodbank (Brattleboro, VT); Webster-Dudley Food Share (Webster, MA); and Worcester County Food Bank (Shrewsbury, MA).

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 20,000 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

Contact:
Ashley Lonardelli
Price Chopper/Market 32
518-379-1983

Nancy Mellit
NH Food Bank
603-669-9725, ext. 129

Source: Price Chopper/Market 32

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Price Chopper and Market 32’s annual giving program raised $8,100 and 4,058 pounds of food for The Vermont Foodbank

CAPTION: Vermont Foodbank staff and volunteers (from left to right) Jenny Brittenham-Jones, Sara Whitehair, Cassie Lindsay, Glennis Drew, Jason Maring, Renee Kievit-Kylar, Hanna Snyder, Doug Kievit-Kylar, Julie-Ann Graves, and John Sayles show their appreciation for Price Chopper/Market 32’s Check Out Hunger campaign.

 

Schenectady, NY, 2017-Feb-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Vermont Foodbank received the proceeds from Price Chopper and Market 32’s 2016 Check Out Hunger campaign, which included a donation of $8,100 and 4,058 pounds of food. Check Out Hunger raised more than $43,000 and more than 28 tons of food for 15 regional food banks and pantries in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Pennsylvania and Vermont.

“We are fortunate to have great businesses like Price Chopper in our community helping ensure that all of our neighbors are fed,” said John Sayles, CEO of the Vermont Foodbank. “One in four Vermonters seeks help from the Vermont Foodbank network each year. Thanks for the help of Price Chopper’s Check Out hunger Program, we are better able to help get them the food they need to live healthy, fulfilling lives.”

From mid-November to mid-December, Check Out Hunger gave shoppers the opportunity to add a small monetary donation to their bill (bringing the total to the next whole dollar amount) through the Round Up Your Change program and/or purchase a set-price Food Package, a $5, $10 or $15 selection of pantry essentials.

Price Chopper/Market 32 matched donations up to $5,000.

hout the holiday season,” said Mona Golub, vice president of public relations and consumer services. “Check Out Hunger campaign helps to raise funds, food and awareness that hunger is a year-round issue for so many in our communities. Thankfully, our teammates and customers continue to generously answer the call to contribute and help their neighbors.”

Check Out Hunger is an annual giving program and was available at all 136 Price Choppers and Market 32s throughout the chain’s six state footprint (CT, MA, NH, PA and VT.) Other regional food banks/pantries that received donations included: Food Bank of Central New York (Syracuse, NY); Food Bank of the Hudson Valley (Cornwall on Hudson, NY); Food Bank of the Southern Tier (Elmira, NY); Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York (Latham, NY); Connecticut Food Bank (East Haven, CT); Foodshare (Bloomfield, CT); Food Bank of Western Massachusetts (Hatfield, MA); Hopkinton Food Pantry (Hopkinton, MA); Marlborough Community Cupboard (Marlborough, MA); New Hampshire Food Bank (Manchester, NH); H&J Weinberg Food Bank (Wilkes-Barre, PA); Second Harvest Food Bank of the Lehigh Valley and Northeast PA (Nazareth, PA); Webster-Dudley Food Share (Webster, MA); and Worcester County Food Bank (Shrewsbury, MA).

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 20,000 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

Contact:
Ashley Lonardelli
Price Chopper
518-379-1983

Nicole Whalen
VT Foodbank
802-477-4146

Source: Price Chopper

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Newark Street Elementary School’s recipe wins Price Chopper and Market 32’s Tools for Schools Family Meal Recipe Contest

Newark Street Elementary recipe winner: From l. to r.: Sue Winsor, Afterschool Coordinator ; Jennifer Sicard, principal; and Dylan Gonyer, student chef from Newark Street Elementary School celebrate the Tools for Schools – Million Point Challenge – Grand Prize winning recipe, Dylan’s Spinach Chicken Parmesan with Price Chopper store manager Gary Miller.

 

BCMS recipe winner: From l. to r: Kandace Bradley, teacher aide; David Doemel, interim principal; and Joan Chadderdon, secretary to the principal from Bethlehem Central Middle School celebrate the Fan Favorite winning recipe Roasted Shrimp and Vegetables with Market Bistro Chef Donnie Graham.

 

Newark Street Elementary School (Newark, Vt.) and Bethlehem Central Middle School (Delmar, N.Y.) win bonuses

Schenectady, N.Y, 2017-Feb-02 — /EPR Retail News/ — This year’s Tools for Schools Family Meal Recipe Contest winning recipes are: Dylan’s Spinach Chicken Parmesan submitted by the Newark Street Elementary School in Newark (Vt.) was named the grand prize winner by a panel of Market Bistro chefs and Roasted Shrimp and Vegetables submitted by Bethlehem Central Middle School in Delmar (N.Y.) was named the fan favorite.

“The Family Meal Recipe Contest is an opportunity to show off creativity and originality in the kitchen with recipes that are delicious and easy to prepare. In return, schools receive a significant bonus for their Tools for Schools points balance,” said Mona Golub, vice president of public relations and consumer services for Price Chopper/ Market 32. “For nearly 20 years, Tools for Schools has brought communities together to raise more than $13 million in school equipment for local schools throughout the Northeast.”

Newark Street Elementary School’s recipe, Dylan’s Spinach Chicken Parmesan, will be awarded 1,000,000 bonus points toward educational equipment ($10,000 value). “The school was very excited to hear that Dylan’s recipe was one of the top five recipes and then came the announcement that he had actually won – the whole school erupted in joy!” said Newark Street Elementary School Principal Jennifer Sicard. “Dylan is a very creative young man who loves to experiment with recipes and cooking techniques. He participates in the Community Cooking Club as part of the After School Program here at Newark. The whole community couldn’t be prouder of this young man!! The points will go a long way towards obtaining much needed equipment.”

Bethlehem Central Middle School’s Roasted Shrimp and Vegetables recipe will earn 250,000 bonus points. “We are excited about our win and the support we received from the community,” said Bethlehem Central Middle School Interim Principal Dave Doemel. “We will be able to put our quarter million points to good use in our classrooms, providing BCMS students and teachers with additional tools and materials for learning and exploring the world around them.”

Through March 25, 2017, shoppers are encouraged to support their local school by using their AdvantEdge Card. Points earned from the program enable elementary, middle, and high schools to fund new equipment and education materials, including school supplies, musical instruments, microscopes, computer software, furniture, and playground equipment.

Schools also have a chance to win prizes based on most points earned and the greatest value-to-student ratio. Bonus points, in addition to other incentives, will help schools add to their overall total. As a special incentive to this year’s program, the top 50 schools with the most points earned and the top 50 schools with the highest points per student ratio will each receive a Price Chopper gift card worth $250. The winners will be announced in April 2017.

Tools for Schools has raised more than $13 million for schools in Price Chopper and Market 32’s six-state footprint. This year, hundreds of participating schools across the Northeast will earn a share of more than $500,000 in needed equipment and materials with the help of Price Chopper and Market 32 shoppers and teammates.

To earn points for a designated school, shoppers can visit the Guest Services desk or enroll their AdvantEdge Card at www.pricechopper.com. One point will be awarded for each dollar spent. Purchase of select Price Chopper and brand items will award double points. To find the participating schools in your area, visit www.pricechopper.com.

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 20,000 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

Contact:
Mona Golub
Price Chopper
518.379.1480

Jonathan Pierce, APR
Pierce Communications
518.427.1186

Source: Price Chopper

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Price Chopper and Market 32 kick off 2016 Check Out Hunger campaign and Holiday Toy Drive

Schenectady, NY, 2016-Nov-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — Price Chopper and Market 32’s Check Out Hunger, a campaign that raises dollars and food donations for regional food banks and their affiliated kitchens and pantries and the annual Holiday Toy Drive kicked off this past weekend and will run for four weeks through Saturday, December 10.

“Price Chopper and Market 32 are proud to organize and host these important campaigns in our stores and we’re thankful for the collective generosity and support of our teammates, customers and community partners,” said Mona Golub, vice president of public relations and consumer services. “Check Out Hunger and the Holiday Toy Drive help us raise awareness and resources for our neighbors who may need a little help getting through the end of the year.”

Check Out Hunger gives shoppers the opportunity to add a small monetary donation to their grocery bill (bringing the total to the next whole dollar amount) through the Round Up Your Change program and to purchase a set-price Food Package, a $5, $10 or $15 selection of pantry essentials.

The annual Holiday Toy Drive, in partnership with The Salvation Army, offers toy collection sites at every Price Chopper and Market 32 throughout the six-state service area, with the goal of distributing the toys to children in need within the communities where the toys were donated.

Price Chopper and Market 32 will match donations for both campaigns of up to $5,000.

Last year’s campaigns raised more than $42,000 and 26 tons of food that were distributed to a dozen area food banks and more than 3,000 toys that were distributed locally.

Both Check Out Hunger and the Holiday Toy Drive are annual giving programs that are available at all 135 Price Choppers and Market 32s throughout the chain’s six state footprint (CT, MA, NH, NY, PA and VT.)

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

Contact:
Mona Golub
Price Chopper
518.379.1480

Jonathan Pierce, APR
Pierce Communications
518.427.1186

Source: Price Chopper

Price Chopper/Market 32 stores supported the American Red Cross through the “Give What Fire Takes” campaign

SCHENECTADY, NY, 2016-Nov-02 — /EPR Retail News/ — During the month of September, customers at Price Chopper/Market 32 stores were once again invited to support the American Red Cross through the “Give What Fire Takes” campaign. NewsChannel 13 joined the effort as a media partner to help raise awareness of local home fire relief and preparedness efforts. On Wednesday, October 26, Price Chopper/Market 32 presented a check for $36,249 to the Red Cross, representing $31,249 raised by their teammates and customers and a $5,000 match from Price Chopper/Market 32.

“Price Chopper is proud of our longstanding partnership with WNYT NewsChannel 13 and the Red Cross to raise awareness and funds that help victims of disasters regionally, nationally and internationally,” said Mona Golub, Price Chopper/Market 32’s vice president of public relations and consumer services. “Unlike our emergency response efforts to known disasters, this campaign aims to raise awareness about fire prevention and equip the Red Cross with funds in anticipation of the more than 400 annual fires that devastate the lives of friends and neighbors right here in this region. The ‘Give What Fire Takes’ campaign provides an accessible and reliable way for our teammates and customers to help victims of disaster right here at home.”

“We at WNYT NewsChannel 13 were proud to partner with Price Chopper and the American Red Cross on the ‘Give What Fire Takes’ campaign in September,” said Vice President & General Manager Steve Baboulis. “We truly appreciate what the Red Cross does to support not only the families who have been victimized by a blaze, but to promote fire safety education as well. And of course, we are always happy to partner with our good friends at Price Chopper on community service efforts like this one.”

All funds raised through the “Give What Fire Takes” campaign enable the Red Cross to provide critical services to people impacted by home fires, along with lifesaving tools and information to support home fire prevention efforts. Wednesday’s check presentation was held at the Schenectady Fire Department, where the Red Cross and its partners will kick off a city-wide event on Saturday, November 12 to educate local residents about fire safety and install free smoke alarms for families in need.

“The support we receive from Price Chopper, Market 32, NewsChannel 13, and all those who answer the call to ‘Give What Fire Takes’ is critically important,” said Gary Striar, chief executive officer for the American Red Cross Eastern New York Region. “We’re grateful for this gift because it ensures not only that we can provide relief to hundreds of local fire victims this year, but also that we can help people prepare with lifesaving tools and resources, which we’ll be providing right here in Schenectady on November 12.”

For more information about home fire relief and prevention efforts in the Eastern New York Region, including the November 12 event in Schenectady, please visit www.redcross.org/eny/homefires.

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

About the American Red Cross:

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit www.redcross.org.

Contact:

Kimmy Venter
Director of Communications American Red Cross Eastern New York Region
Phone: (518) 410-0481
kimmy.venter@redcross.org

Source: Price Chopper

Price Chopper and Market 32 customers raise $23,679 during fundraising campaign for United Way

Schenectady, NY, 2016-Sep-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — Price Chopper and Market 32 customers and teammates from throughout the company’s six state footprint helped raise $23,679 during the month-long fundraising campaign for United Way, a national organization with local offices that identify and work to make measurable changes in communities in the areas of education, income, and health. This effort supplements the chain’s annual internal, company-supported campaign to raise funds for the United Way.

“United Way helps communities meet basic needs through programs and services that bolster everything from financial literacy and health care to education and job skill development, and by connecting volunteers with worthwhile causes,” said Mona Golub, vice president of public relations and consumer services. “The proceeds from this campaign will stay in the local communities where they were raised to support the great work that United Way continues to do for our neighbors.”

Local United Ways work with partners to identify community strengths and needs, coordinate community wide volunteer efforts, provide support for service programs and community efforts, and advocate for changes to public policy. Common themes are helping children and youth, strengthening and supporting families, improving access to health care, promoting financial stability. For more information, visit http://www.unitedway.org/

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

Contact:
Mona Golub
Price Chopper
518.379.1480

Jonathan Pierce
APR Pierce Communications
518.427.1186

Source: Price Chopper

Price Chopper and Market 32 to hold 8th annual “Build-A-Bouquet” activity on May 7 just in time for Mother’s Day

Schenectady, NY, 2016-May-05 — /EPR Retail News/ — The youngest shoppers will have the opportunity to put together a special gift for Mom at Price Chopper and Market 32’s 8th annual “Build-A-Bouquet” activity on Saturday, May 7 (the day before Mother’s Day) from 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm and on Sunday, May 8 (Mother’s Day) from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm.

“Kids take such pride in personalizing a gift for Mom and such pleasure in giving it to her on her special day. Build-A-Bouquet for Mother’s Day was designed to provide kids with an outlet for their creativity, while celebrating the abundance of colorful and aromatic flowers that help us usher spring into the region,” said Mona Golub, the company’s vice president of public relations and consumer services and a mother, herself.

Children 12 and younger will be able to select three bunches of flowers, from a selection of alstromeria, poms, mini carnations, carnations, snapdragons, matsumoto, cremons, spiders, sunflowers, stock, baby’s breath, limonium, statice and asters. Once the bouquet is assembled, the flowers will be wrapped in colorful tissue, tied with ribbon and personalized with a specially-designed card for Mom. The cost to build a bouquet is $5 plus tax.

Due to popular demand, Build-A-Bouquet stations will be set up at all Price Chopper and Market 32 locations that feature full-service floral departments (only a few exceptions).

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

Contact:
Mona Golub
Price Chopper
518.379.1480
Jonathan Pierce, APR
Pierce Communications
518.427.1186

Source: Price Chopper and Market 32’

2016 Price Chopper and Market 32 Bags2Riches contest awards grand prize of $250,000 to Fairfield, Vermont’s Linda Menard

St. Albans, VT, 2016-Apr-24 — /EPR Retail News/ —  Today, the grand prize of $250,000 in the 2016 Price Chopper and Market 32 Bags2Riches contest was awarded to Fairfield, Vermont’s Linda Menard. A small reception was held in her honor at the Price Chopper at 170 Swanton Road/Route 7 in St. Albans, where she does her regular shopping.

Menard’s winning ticket was one of her PIN entries that was drawn from the “Collect to Win Second Chance drawing” component. When asked about her plans for the winnings, Menard said that she will be able to go ahead with a costly surgery and that she is looking into planning a family vacation.

“Congratulations to Linda! We’re so excited that the Bags2Riches grand prize was won by a loyal Price Chopper shopper who can use some of the proceeds to improve her health and quality of life!” said Mona Golub, vice president of public relations and consumer services. “Many are doubtful that real people win this sort of contest, but we’ve had winners of significant prizes in each of the six states in which we operate. Bags2Riches has been a fantastic promotion, both for us and for the nearly 900,000 of our customers who participated and won prizes.”

The Bags2Riches Giveaway ran from January 10 through March 19, 2016. For every $25 spent using an AdvantEdge card at any of the 135 Price Chopper and Market 32’s located throughout the northeast, shoppers received one game ticket. There were three ways to win — the first, one in every three tickets was an instant winner and revealed a free food prize, a discount, gift card prizes, $1,000 cash prizes or $10,000 cash prizes; the second, some tickets revealed a special PIN that could be registered online to win Price Chopper and Market 32 gift cards, free groceries for a year, free gas for a year, cash prizes and more; and the third way to win was to collect related stickers within a specific category.

More than 850,000 Instant Win game tickets were redeemed by customers and more than 2.7 million PINs were entered online. Prizes that were awarded include three $10,000 instant cash prizes, two $20,000 Shopping Sprees, two 2016 Ford Escapes, more than 50 $1,000 instant cash prizes, FREE groceries for a year, FREE gas for a year, hundreds of $50 Price Chopper gift cards, dozens of FREE Redbox for a year, and dozens of $500 Amazon gift cards.

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 21,000 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

Contact:

Mona Golub
Price Chopper
518-379-1480

Jon Pierce, APR
Pierce Communications
518-427-1186

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Grand Prize Winner Linda Menard (white floral top) celebrates with (from left to right): Mona Golub, Golub VP of Public Relations & Consumer Services, Glen Bradley, Golub VP of Marketing Analytics, Kevin Moore, Golub Zone Director, Kelly Greene, St. Albans Price Chopper Co-Manager and Bob Hewitt, Golub Region VP.

Grand Prize Winner Linda Menard (white floral top) celebrates with (from left to right): Mona Golub, Golub VP of
Public Relations & Consumer Services, Glen Bradley, Golub VP of Marketing Analytics, Kevin Moore, Golub Zone Director,
Kelly Greene, St. Albans Price Chopper Co-Manager and Bob Hewitt, Golub Region VP.

 

 

Price Chopper Supermarkets and Market 32 launch new signature line of store brand products, PICS by Price Chopper

SCHENECTADY, NY, 2016-Apr-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — Introducing PICS by Price Chopper – a new signature line of store brand products that offer high quality and premium value — available exclusively at Price Chopper Supermarkets and Market 32.

Sporting a contemporary, food-focused package design that is aligned with the company’s new (contemporary food-focused) Market 32 brand, PICS products will gradually replace nearly 2,000 Price Chopper brand favorites that customers have come to enjoy, while adding some trendy new items, such as Maple-Cinnamon Popcorn, Birthday Cake and Chocolate Caramel Twist ice cream, and nutritionally-rich Best Eggs.

The packaging transition from Price Chopper to PICS, which began in February, is expected to take nearly two years to complete. With transitional plans in place to ensure compliance with the new GMO labeling law in the state of Vermont, all PICS labels to be distributed throughout Price Chopper and Market 32’s six state footprint will include confirmation of genetically engineered ingredients, if applicable.

“The trust that our customers have in the high quality and exceptional value of our ‘own brand’ products equates to a significant portion of our business and was the impetus behind our investment in PICS. We remain committed to satisfying their high expectations with products worthy of our ‘quality and value’ seal, while updating the visual expression of our brand to ensure relevance and differentiation in today’s contemporary world,” said Mona Golub, vice president of public relations and consumer services for Price Chopper and Market 32.

The PICS moniker was coined to convey that the products are “hand-picked” to provide customers with national brand equivalent quality or better at a significant value.

Most PICS brand items will be sourced from the same suppliers and to the same specifications as Price Chopper brand products, while select others, like PICS ice creams and refrigerated ready-to-bake cinnamon rolls reflect new sources of supply that the chain’s category experts selected to provide even higher quality at the same or a lower cost. Pricing on the new PICS line will remain consistent with current store brand products.

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 21,000 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

Contact:

Mona Golub
Price Chopper
518.379.1480

Jonathan Pierce
APR Pierce Communications
518.221.1186 (cell)

SOURCE: Price Chopper

 

Price Chopper and Market 32 Supermarkets’ pin-up campaign raised $39,854 during January for JDRF

Schenectady, NY, 2016-Mar-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — Price Chopper and Market 32 Supermarkets’ pin-up campaign during the month of January 2016 raised $39,854 for JDRF (originally branded as Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation).

“We’re proud to fortify our partnership with JDRF, not only through the Diabetes AdvantEdge and community nutrition programs that we offer, but with our support for this annual campaign to raise awareness about Type 1 diabetes,” said Mona Golub, vice president of public relations and consumer services. “The funds that are raised help to make critical programs and services available to the children and their families who are managing its symptoms.”

JDRF is the leading global organization that is funding type 1 diabetes research, is developing better treatments and is dedicated to finding a cure. For more information, visit http://jdrf.org/

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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 employeeowned. For additional information, visit www.pricechopper.com

Contact:
Mona Golub Price Chopper 518.379.1480 or
Jonathan Pierce, APR Pierce Communications 518.427.1186

26 tons of food and $42,000 raised by Price Chopper and Market 32’s 2015 Check Out Hunger campaign for food banks and pantries in Conn., Mass., NH, NY, PA and Vt.

Schenectady, NY, 2016-Feb-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — Price Chopper and Market 32’s 2015 Check Out Hunger campaign raised more than $42,000 and 26 tons of food for 15 local food banks and pantries in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Pennsylvania and Vermont.

“Hunger is a year-round issue for so many in our communities. The start of the year is a tough time for food pantries that worked so hard to provide for those in need throughout the holiday season,” said Mona Golub, vice president of public relations and consumer services. “Our annual Check Out Hunger campaign helps to raise funds, food and awareness and our teammates and customers continue to generously answer the call to contribute and help their neighbors.”

From mid-November to mid-December, Check Out Hunger gave shoppers the opportunity to add a small monetary donation to their bill (bringing the total to the next whole dollar amount) through the Round Up Your Change program and/or purchase a set-price Food Package, a $5, $10 or $15 selection of pantry essentials.

The donations of cases of food and checks are being delivered to and picked up by area food banks/pantries, including: the Food Bank of Central New York (Syracuse, NY); the Food Bank of the Hudson Valley (Cornwall on Hudson, NY); the Food Bank of the Southern Tier (Elmira, NY); the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York (Latham, NY); the Connecticut Food Bank (East Haven, CT); Foodshare (Bloomfield, CT); the Food Bank of Western Massachusetts (Hatfield, MA); the Hopkinton Food Pantry (Hopkinton, MA); the Marlborough Community Cupboard (Marlborough, MA); the Sutton Food Pantry (Sutton, MA); the Worcester County Food Bank (Shrewsbury, MA); the New Hampshire Food Bank (Manchester, NH); the H&J Weinberg Food Bank (Wilkes-Barre, PA); the Second Harvest Food Bank of the Lehigh Valley and Northeast PA (Allentown, PA); and the Vermont Foodbank (Brattleboro, VT).

Check Out Hunger is an annual giving program and was available at all 136 Price Choppers throughout the chain’s six state footprint (CT, MA, NH, PA and VT.)

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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

Price Chopper and Market 32’s 2015 Check Out Hunger campaign donated $12,180 and 15,313 pounds of food to the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York

Schenectady, NY, 2016-Feb-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York received the proceeds from Price Chopper and Market 32’s 2015 Check Out Hunger campaign, which included a donation of $12,180 and 15,313 pounds of food. Check Out Hunger raised more than $42,000 and more than 26 tons of food for 15 local food banks and pantries in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Pennsylvania and Vermont.

d program called Produce for Kids. This campaign raised funds for local Feeding America food bank programs and helped spread the word on Price Chopper’s in-store and online meal solutions, recipes, and tips for families looking to embrace healthier eating habits. Throughout the years, Produce for Kids, Price Chopper and participating fruit and vegetable companies have raised more than $165,000.

From mid-November to mid-December, Check Out Hunger gave shoppers the opportunity to add a small monetary donation to their bill (bringing the total to the next whole dollar amount) through the Round Up Your Change program and/or purchase a set-price Food Package, a $5, $10 or $15 selection of pantry essentials.

“Hunger is a year-round issue for so many in our communities. The start of the year is a tough time for food pantries that worked so hard to provide for those in need throughout the holiday season,” said Mona Golub, vice president of public relations and consumer services. “Our annual Check Out Hunger campaign helps to raise funds, food and awareness and our teammates and customers continue to generously answer the call to contribute and help their neighbors.”

Check Out Hunger is an annual giving program and was available at all 136 Price Choppers throughout the chain’s six state footprint (CT, MA, NH, PA and VT.) Other area food banks/pantries that received donations included the Food Bank of Central New York (Syracuse, NY); Food Bank of the Hudson Valley (Cornwall on Hudson, NY); the Food Bank of the Southern Tier (Elmira, NY); the Connecticut Food Bank (East Haven, CT); Foodshare (Bloomfield, CT); the Food Bank of Western Massachusetts (Hatfield, MA); the Hopkinton Food Pantry (Hopkinton, MA); the Marlborough Community Cupboard (Marlborough, MA); the Sutton Food Pantry (Sutton, MA); the Worcester County Food Bank (Shrewsbury, MA); the New Hampshire Food Bank (Manchester, NH); the H&J Weinberg Food Bank (Wilkes-Barre, PA); the Second Harvest Food Bank of the Lehigh Valley and Northeast PA (Allentown, PA); and the Vermont Foodbank (Brattleboro, VT).

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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

Contact:
Ashley Lonardelli
Price Chopper
518.379.1983

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price chopper Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York

Price Chopper marks 14 years of partnership with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

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.

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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

Contact:
Mona Golub
Price Chopper
518.379.1480

Jon Pierce, APR
Pierce Communications
518.221.1186
jon@albanypr.com

Price Chopper: 3,000 toys collected and distributed in communities throughout New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania and Vermont

Additional donation of $2,500 made to Make-A-Wish Foundation

Schenectady, NY, 2016-Feb-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — As part of Price Chopper and Market 32 Supermarkets’ annual Holiday Toy Drive and in partnership with The Salvation Army, more than 3,000 toys were collected and distributed in communities throughout the company’s six-state footprint, including New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania and Vermont.

“Price Chopper and Market 32 are so proud of this effort to brighten the holidays for youngsters in our community who might otherwise not receive much,” said Mona Golub, the chain’s vice president of public relations and consumer services. “With so many worthy causes to support during the holiday season, we are grateful to our shoppers and teammates for all they do to help us make the Holiday Toy Drive and Make-A-Wish donation such a success, year after year.”

Also, as part of the Holiday Toy Drive, Price Chopper and Market 32 will be making a $2,500 donation to the MakeA-Wish Foundation of Northeast New York, an organization that grants the wish of a child with a life threatening illness.

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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

SOURCE: Price Chopper

Contact:
Mona Golub
518-379-1480
monag@pricechopper.com

Jon Pierce, APR
Pierce Communications
518-427-1186
jon@albanypr.com

Price Chopper and Market 32’s Check Out Hunger campaign and Holiday Toy Drive kicked off and will run until December 12

Schenectady, NY, 2015-11-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — Price Chopper and Market 32’s Check Out Hunger, a campaign that raises dollars and food donations for designated food banks and their affiliated kitchens and pantries and the annual Holiday Toy Drive kicked off this past weekend and will run for four weeks through Saturday, December 12.

Check Out Hunger gives shoppers the opportunity to add a small monetary donation to their grocery bill (bringing the total to the next whole dollar amount) through the Round Up Your Change program and to purchase a set-price Food Package, a $5, $10 or $15 selection of pantry essentials.

The annual Holiday Toy Drive, in partnership with The Salvation Army, offers toy collection sites at every Price Chopper and Market 32 throughout the six-state service area, with the goal of distributing the toys to children in need within the communities where the toys were donated. In addition to the toy drive, the Golub Foundation will make a donation to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Northeast New York for each toy donated.

“Check Out Hunger and the Holiday Toy Drive help us raise awareness about and funds and food for those of our neighbors who may need a little help to get through the end of the year,” said Mona Golub, vice president of public relations and consumer services. “Price Chopper, Market 32, and the Golub Foundation are proud to lend the accessibility of our stores and are thankful for the collective generosity of our teammates, shoppers and partners for their support of these annual efforts.”

Last year’s campaigns raised more than $47,000 and 29 tons of food that were distributed to a dozen area food banks and more than 2,600 toys that were distributed locally.

Both Check Out Hunger and the Holiday Toy Drive are annual giving programs that are available at all 136 Price Choppers and Market 32s throughout the chain’s six state footprint (CT, MA, NH, NY, PA and VT.)

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

Contact:
Mona Golub
Price Chopper
518.379.1480
or
Jonathan Pierce, APR
Pierce Communications
518.427.1186

Price Chopper marks 14 years of partnership with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

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.

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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

 

Contact:
Mona Golub
Price Chopper
518.379.1480

Jon Pierce, APR
Pierce Communications
518.221.1186
jon@albanypr.com

Price Chopper hosted its 7th annual Family Mealtimes Matter campaign

Cornell Cooperative Extension/Eat Smart New York nutrition educators will be on-site at Price Choppers across upstate NY on Oct. 17

Schenectady, NY, 2015-10-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — Price Chopper is hosting its seventh annual Family Mealtimes Matter campaign in partnership with Cornell Cooperative Extension, Eat Smart New York, and the Albany Times Union. This year’s campaign “Fueling an Active Family,” focuses on incorporating more fruits and vegetables in menu planning and encouraging families to be more active.

“Given our commitment to help people feed and care for their families, we strive to provide nutrition education and relay the benefits of a healthy lifestyle within the convenient context of our customers’ regular visits to Price Chopper and Market 32,” said Mona Golub, vice president of public relations and consumer services. “Family Mealtimes Matter is a multifaceted platform that offers nutritious recipes and thoughtful insights and tips that encourage families to share mealtimes together and incorporate activity into their day.”

On Saturday, Oct. 17 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Cornell Corporative Extension and Eat Smart New York nutrition educators will be offering easy family meal ideas, recipes, family meal facts and a coloring activity for kids at area Price Choppers including 444 Broadway, Menands; 1640 Eastern Pkwy, Schenectady; 1879 Altamont Ave, Schenectady; 79 Vanderburgh Place, Troy (Hudson Valley Plaza); 852 2nd Ave, Troy; 3045 Route 50, Saratoga Springs; 141 Sanford Farms Plaza, Amsterdam; and 358 North Main St., Gloversville.

Family Mealtimes Matter partner Times Union hosted a writing contest for children (grades 2 through 6). Entries were asked to complete a story, in 300 words or less, about who the Davises’ special dinner guest is in a ‘Who’s Coming to Dinner’ feature that first appeared in the publication on Sept. 23. Winners Zhamaije Monroe (grade 6, Giffen Elementary School, Albany), Olivia Penna, (grade 5, New Scotland Elementary School, Albany) and Molly Wladis (grade 3, Slingerlands Elementary School) each received a $25 gift card to Price Chopper and had their stories and photographs printed in the newspaper in the Oct. 15 edition.

New this year, families can visit to the Price Chopper or Capital Region Eat Smart New York Facebook pledges to the take the Family Mealtimes Matter pledge and follow the conversations online, using the hashtags #familymealtimesmatter, #familymealsmonth, and #raiseyourmitt.

Launched in 2008, Family Mealtimes Matter is an initiative encouraging families to enjoy more meals together. The program also seeks to inspire healthier habits: fostering strong, active, healthy families and individuals.

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

Contact:
Mona Golub
Price Chopper
518.379.1480
or
Jonathan Pierce, APR
Pierce Communications
518.427.1186

SOURCE: The Golub Corporation

Price Chopper Supermarkets raised $38,115 for Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation from its Pin Up campaign

Schenectady, NY, 2015-6-9 — /EPR Retail News/ — Price Chopper Supermarkets pin up campaign raised $38,115 for JDRF (originally branded as Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation).

“All of our departments – pharmacy, grocery, prepared foods and community education — are dedicated to helping raise awareness of diabetes through our partnership with JDRF,” said Mona Golub, vice president of public relations and consumer services. “Through this annual campaign, we are pleased to continue to educate consumers about how a healthy lifestyle of consistent diet and exercise can help to monitor and manage diabetes and its symptoms.”

Millions of Americans live with diabetes, most commonly type 1 and type 2. JDRF is the leading global organization that is funding type 1 diabetes research, is developing better treatments and is dedicated to finding a cure.

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About The Golub Corporation: Based in Schenectady, NY, the Golub Corporation owns and operates 134 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 employeeowned. For additional information, visit www.pricechopper.com

Contact:
Mona Golub
Price Chopper
518.379.1480

or

Jonathan Pierce, APR
Pierce Communications
518.427.1186

Price Chopper to hold its 7th annual “Build-A-Bouquet” activity just in time for mother’s day, May 9-10

Schenectady, NY, 2015-5-5 — /EPR Retail News/ — The youngest shoppers will have the opportunity to put together a special gift for Mom at Price Chopper’s 7th annual “Build-A-Bouquet” activity on Saturday, May 9 (the day before Mother’s Day) from 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm and on Sunday, May 10 (Mother’s Day) from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm.

“Kids enjoy the opportunity to give Mom a special gift, especially when it’s something that they can put together themselves. ‘Build-A-Bouquet’ for Mother’s Day was designed to give kids an outlet for their creativity, while celebrating the abundance of colorful and aromatic flowers that symbolize spring,” said Mona Golub, Price Chopper vice president of public relations and consumer services and a mother, herself. “It’s wonderful to watch the kids take great care, not only in selecting and wrapping the flowers but in personalizing their card.”

Children 12 and younger will be able to select three bunches of flowers, from a selection of alstromeria, poms, mini carnations, carnations, snapdragons, matsumoto, cremons, spiders, sunflowers, stock, baby’s breath, limonium, statice and asters. Once the bouquet is assembled, the flowers will be wrapped in colorful tissue, tied with ribbon and personalized with a specially-designed card for Mom. The cost to build a bouquet is $5 plus tax.

Due to popular demand, Build-A-Bouquet stations will be set up at all Price Chopper locations.

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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

Contact:
Mona Golub
Price Chopper
518.379.1480

Jonathan Pierce, APR
Pierce Communications
518.427.1186

Price Chopper raises funds for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

SCHENECTADY, NY, 2014-10-20— /EPR Retail News/ — Price Chopper is selling plush hippos and fundraising through a month-long pin-up campaign, marking the 13th year the regional supermarket chain has partnered with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

“Bolstered by the support of teammates and guests alike, Price Chopper has been a committed partner to St. Jude for more than a decade. We’re proud to contribute to the St. Jude mission as it provides quality care to all who need it,” said Mona Golub, vice president of public relations and consumer services and the company spokesperson.

For every plush hippo sold, a $3 donation goes directly to St. Jude. This is the fifth year the campaign has sold jungle-themed plush animals. In the past, stuffed lions, elephants, giraffes and zebras were sold as part of the campaign, and this year, hippos will be available in three different colors – purple, gray and blue. Though the pin-up campaign will run through the month of October, shoppers will be able to purchase the hippos through December.

Overall, Price Chopper has raised more than $1 million for St. Jude; last year, close to $160,000 was raised for this campaign.

About Price Chopper
Based in Schenectady, NY, the Golub Corporation owns and operates 134 Price Chopper 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.

Contact:
Mona Golub
Price Chopper
518.379.1480

Jon Pierce, APR
Pierce Communications
518.221.1186
jon@albanypr.com