Hunger Task Force, Pick ’n Save and Milwaukee County open Pick ’n Save Fresh Picks Mobile Market

Mobile Market will bring fresh food choices to Milwaukee’s ‘food deserts’

MILWAUKEE, 2015-11-6 — /EPR Retail News/ — Hunger Task Force and Pick ’n Save are proud to announce the opening of the Pick ’n Save Fresh Picks Mobile Market, in partnership with Milwaukee County. This grocery store on wheels will travel throughout Milwaukee County to visit neighborhoods and communities that have limited access to fresh foods.

“Hunger is not only a problem of poverty; it is a problem of access to food. We want to be a part of the solution,” said Jess Terry, group vice president, chief human resources officer at Roundy’s Supermarkets and board member at Hunger Task Force. “The Mobile Market concentrates on FoodShare clients, providing them with access to fresh foods that they otherwise might not have.”

Along with other staples, the Fresh Picks Mobile Market will offer 40-plus seasonal fruits and vegetables and more than ten in demand meat and dairy items.

“Our goal is to improve access to healthy and affordable foods in neighborhoods that don’t have grocery stores. Market pricing will be the same as store pricing, making the foods both fresh and affordable,” said John Boyle, group vice president, retail operations at Roundy’s Supermarkets.

Hunger Task Force partnered with Wisconsin-based Pick ’n Save to create the mobile store after seeing the need for fresh foods in parts of Milwaukee where there is little access to healthy choices. “People living in neighborhoods distant from stores spend more on food at corner stores than those who are able to drive to the grocery store. They also receive lower quality fresh foods and have fewer choices,” said Sherrie Tussler, executive director of Hunger Task Force.

The Pick ’n Save Fresh Picks Mobile Market will travel to customers living in “food deserts” – neighborhoods where there are no traditional grocery stores. “We were especially concerned for very low income seniors and people with disabilities who live in public housing distant from stores,” Tussler said. “We have paired each mobile market stop with our outreach to increase access to fresh foods for seniors.”

The Mobile Market will make its first stop Monday, Nov. 9 at College Court (3334 W. Highland Blvd.) for a kickoff event beginning at 1:30 p.m. Pick ’n Save, Hunger Task Force and community members will be hosting a ribbon-cutting ceremony and press conference.

For more information about the Pick ’n Save Fresh Picks Mobile Market store hours and locations, visit HungerTaskForce.org or PicknSave.com/MobileMarket.

About Hunger Task Force
Hunger Task Force believes that every person has the right to adequate food obtained with dignity. Hunger Task Force works to prevent hunger and malnutrition by providing food to people in need today and by promoting social policies to achieve a hunger free community tomorrow. For more information visit HungerTaskForce.org.

About Roundy’s
Roundy’s is a leading grocer in the Midwest with nearly $4.0 billion in sales and more than 22,000 employees. Founded in Milwaukee in 1872, Roundy’s operates 151 retail grocery stores and 101 pharmacies under the Copps, Pick ’n Save, Metro Market and Mariano’s retail banners in Wisconsin and Illinois. Roundy’s is committed to helping the communities its stores serve through the Roundy’s Foundation. Chartered in 2003, the Roundy’s Foundation mission is to support organizations working to relieve hunger and helping families in crisis due to domestic abuse, neglect and other at-risk situations.

SOURCE: Roundy’s

The Milwaukee Bucks announced new partnership with Roundy’s Supermarkets, Inc., and Pick ‘n Save stores

Bucks players celebrate the new partnership by making surprise appearances at local Pick ‘n Save stores

MILWAUKEE, WI, 2015-10-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Milwaukee Bucks today announced a new partnership with Roundy’s Supermarkets, Inc., and Pick ‘n Save stores in which the Wisconsin-based grocer will serve as the presenting sponsor of the 2015-16 Bucks season. The partnership is highlighted by new in-arena amenities and in-store promotions that will enhance the fan experience for Bucks supporters throughout southeastern Wisconsin.

“We are excited to partner with one of the NBA’s most exciting teams, the Milwaukee Bucks,” said Joe Wood, Vice President of Marketing for Roundy’s Supermarkets, Inc. “Our customers will be treated to an in-store experience of Bucks merchandising, player appearances and promotions during the 2015-16 NBA season. This partnership joins together two of the most recognizable and established names in the State of Wisconsin, Pick ‘n Save and the Milwaukee Bucks, Wisconsin’s grocer and Wisconsin’s NBA team.”

To celebrate today’s announcement, Bucks players made surprise appearances at three area Pick ‘n Save stores: two in Oak Creek (8770 S. Howell Ave. and 6462 S. 27th St.) and one in Wauwatosa (6950 W. State St.). The players were on hand from 3-5 pm assisting shoppers throughout the store, and had a limited number of pairs of tickets to Wednesday night’s Home Opener to hand out to fans who spent $50 using their Roundy’s Fresh Perks card.

As part of Pick ‘n Save’s new relationship with the Bucks, the grocer will feature two new concessions options at the BMO Harris Bradley Center this season – the Pick ‘n Save Kids Cart and Grab ‘n Go Station. The Kids Cart will feature a variety of items for kids provided by Pick ‘n Save vendors and priced at just $1 per item, while the Grab ‘n Go Station will be an open-air cooler featuring quick and easy meals, snacks and beverages for fans wanting to grab a quick bite during games.

Additionally, Pick ‘n Save will engage fans with three separate in-store sweepstakes during the season featuring ticket giveaways and the chance to win one-of-a-kind Bucks prizes. The partnership also includes in-arena signage, digital branding on www.bucks.com, player appearances at local stores and much more.

About Roundy’s
Roundy’s is a leading grocer in the Midwest with nearly $4 billion in sales and over 22,000 employees. Founded in Milwaukee in 1872, it operates 150 retail grocery stores and 100 pharmacies under the Pick ’n Save, Copps, Metro Market and Mariano’s banners in Wisconsin and Illinois. For more information about Roundy’s and its banners, visit any of the following websites:www.picknsave.com, www.copps.com, www.metromarket.net or www.marianos.com.

SOURCE: Roundy’s

 

Flu shots conveniently available at all Roundy’s pharmacies

CDC urges that it’s not too late to get vaccinated during peak flu season

MILWAUKEE, WI, 2014-12-5 — /EPR Retail News/ — As we are in the midst of the flu, and holiday, season, Roundy’s stores – Pick ‘n Save, Copps, Metro Market and Mariano’s – are conveniently making flu shots available at all pharmacies, with no appointment needed during all pharmacy operating hours.

All Roundy’s pharmacies have certified immunizers on staff and are available to administer the traditional flu vaccine and the HD vaccine for patients ages 65 and older. For added convenience, customers can simply stop by the pharmacy during their weekly grocery shopping, and pharmacists can administer the vaccinations in-store. Roundy’s flu shots are given at a regular price of $26.00, five dollars less than Walgreens.

Roundy’s flu shots will protect against A/California/7/2009(H1N1)pdm09-like virus, A/Texas/50/2012(H3N2)-like virus, and B/Massachusetts/d/2012-like virus. There will also be a Quadrivalent vaccine available that protects against the additional B virus B/Brisbane/60/2008-like virus.

“We’re pleased that year after year more and more of our patients and customers take advantage of this advanced service that we offer,” said George Kowalski, RP, vice president Roundy’s Pharmacy. “We will be encouraging as many people as possible to protect themselves and their loved ones this year by getting their flu shot.”

The CDC recommends that all people aged 6 months and older receive a flu vaccine, as a yearly vaccination is the best way to protect against the flu. They also say that even though the holiday season has arrived, it is not too late to receive a flu vaccine. It takes two weeks for the antibodies to develop and provide protection. Flu season typically peaks in winter and can last a few months but virus activity is unpredictable year to year. However, immunity to the vaccination can be expected to last 6-8 months.

The vaccination is not a guarantee that the virus will not be contracted, but those that are vaccinated will experience a shorter duration of the illness and milder symptoms. Other flu prevention techniques include drinking plenty of water, washing hands frequently and thoroughly and getting an adequate amount of sleep each night.

For more information please visit the Pick ‘n Save, Copps, Metro Market or Mariano’s website for a list of pharmacies and their hours of operation.

About Roundy’s
Roundy’s is a leading grocer in the Midwest with nearly $4.0 billion in sales and more than 23,000 employees. Founded in Milwaukee in 1872, Roundy’s operates 148 retail grocery stores and 97 pharmacies under the Pick ’n Save, Copps, Metro Market and Mariano’s retail banners in Wisconsin and Illinois. Roundy’s is committed to helping the communities its stores serve through the Roundy’s Foundation. Chartered in 2003, the Roundy’s Foundation mission is to support organizations working to relieve hunger and helping families in crisis due to domestic abuse, neglect and other at-risk situations.

Contact:
James J. Hyland
Vice President of Investor Relations, Corporate Communications and Public Affairs
james.hyland@roundys.com
414-231-5811

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