Price Chopper Supermarkets and Market 32 expand home delivery service powered by Instacart to Capital Region of New York

SCHENECTADY, NY, 2017-Dec-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — Price Chopper Supermarkets and Market 32 continue to grow their partnership with Instacart, the technology-driven, nationwide on-demand grocery delivery service, by bringing same-day home delivery of groceries to Price Chopper/Market 32 customers throughout the Capital Region.

To place an order for delivery, customers simply go to shop.pricechopper.com or shop.market32.com. To encourage trial of the new service, Price Chopper/Market 32 is offering a $10 discount to new Instacart customers on their first order of $35 (or more) and waiving the delivery fee. The offer code for first time users is PCDELIVERS. The promotion is good through December 31, 2017.

Instacart’s business model raises the bar for online ordering and home delivery service to customers across Price Chopper/Market 32’s Capital Region footprint. The app efficiently connects an intuitive ordering process to a waiting shopper/driver to the assortment of fresh and high quality packaged products customers have come to expect from Price Chopper/Market 32 – at the same prices customers would find in the stores, including the vast majority of advertised sale prices. Instacart delivery fees vary based on the order size and desired delivery time. The specific delivery fee for each order will be displayed during checkout before the order is placed. For orders over $35, Instacart typically charges $5.99 for orders placed at least two hours in advance, and $7.99 for orders requested within one hour.

Instacart will replace the chain’s Shops4U service immediately in the Capital Region, though Shops4U will operate through Saturday, December 2 so to honor all orders that have already been placed. All Shops4U employees have been offered positions elsewhere within their Price Chopper/Market 32 store.

“We’re proud of the product mix and shopping experience we provide in our stores. And we’re thrilled to extend both beyond our four walls by adding the streamlined convenience of grocery delivery through Instacart. We know that our customers are busy and always looking for ways to save both time and money. Offering fresh produce, the best meats and grocery staples delivered right to the doorstep at a good value is yet another way that we can serve our customers,” said Glen Bradley, Price Chopper/Market 32’s group vice president of marketing.

“Instacart’s success hinges on our ability to offer customers same-day delivery from the stores they love within their own communities,” said Andrew Nodes, Vice President, Retail Accounts for Instacart. “We are proud to partner with Price Chopper and Market 32 Supermarkets to give customers a convenient, time-saving option to get the products they’ve come to rely on from this beloved brand.”

Price Chopper/Market 32 introduced Instacart earlier this month in Binghamton, Endicott, Chenango, Syracuse NY Hartford, CT and Central MA.

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

About Instacart
Instacart helps people cross grocery shopping off their to-do lists with just a few clicks. Customers use the Instacart website or app to fill their virtual shopping cart with items from their favorite, local stores and Instacart connects them with shoppers who hand pick the items and deliver them straight to their door. Founded in San Francisco in 2012, Instacart has quickly scaled to over 160 markets and partnered with retailers across North America, including popular national chains as well as local, regional grocers. By combining a personal touch with cutting-edge technology, Instacart offers customers a simple solution to save time and eat fresh food from the most trusted grocery brands. Instacart is the only grocery service that can meet today’s on-demand lifestyle by delivering in as
little as one hour. First delivery is free at www.instacart.com.

Contact:
Mona Golub
Price Chopper
518.379.1480

Jon Pierce
Pierce Communications
518.221.1186 (cell)

Source: Price Chopper

Price Chopper Supermarkets to close its pharmacy in its Keene, NH store on March 29, 2017

Schenectady, NY, 2017-Mar-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — Price Chopper Supermarkets will be closing the pharmacy in its Keene, NH store – located at 16 Ash Brook Road – effective at 7:00 PM on March 29, 2017. Patient prescriptions have been transferred to the nearby CVS pharmacy located in the Target store in the same plaza. Price Chopper teammates will be working with patients to ensure no interruption in their health care.

“We are always reluctant to close a pharmacy but, today, pharmacies rely on economies of scale and the ability to serve a large number of patients. Within some smaller geographic regions, consolidation is the best way to provide those economies,” said Kathy Bryant, Price Chopper’s vice president of pharmacy. “Most important to us now is the seamless transition of our patients to another pharmacy.”

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

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

Price Chopper Supermarkets to host Kosher Open House just in time for Passover

Colonie, NY, 2017-Mar-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Just in time for Passover, Price Chopper Supermarkets will be hosting a Kosher Open House to highlight the breadth of its everyday kosher offer as well as the more than 1,000 Kosher-for-Passover products available for the pending holiday. Kosher store teammates and kosher trade partners will provide samples of everyday kosher and Kosher-for-Passover products, local kosher catering experts will offer cooking tips, and the Vaad Hakashruth will field questions about kosher dietary laws. Passover begins the evening of Monday, April 10 this year.

The open house will be held on Sunday, March 26 from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM at Price Chopper’s Kosher Store in Colonie (1892 Central Avenue), the region’s premier kosher market.

This year’s Kosher-for-Passover display includes the largest ever variety gluten free items.

Representatives from Kosher food purveyors such as Dr. Brown’s, Empire Kosher, 47th Street Pizza, Joyva, Kayco, Kedem Food, Lieber’s, Manischewitz, Meal Mart, Montreal Kosher, Osem, Paskesz, Streit’s, and Tabatchnick will be in attendance to speak with customers.

Year-round, the Kosher Store in the Colonie Price Chopper, under the strict supervision of the Vaad Hakashrut of the Capital District, includes a larger Kosher meat and deli department as well as the area’s only full service Kosher bakery. The expanded department is the largest Kosher section in Northeast New York (between Monsey and Montreal). In addition, the Kosher meat shop, deli and seafood departments will be kashered or prepared for Passover (under the strict supervision of the Vaad Hakashruth of the Capital District) in order to provide customers with the most popular fresh cuts of meat – brisket, Top of the Rib, French Roast, Veal Roast and Turkeys. Kosher for Passover deli salads, meat provisions and cuts of salmon will also be available.

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

Golub Corporation converts four Price Chopper Supermarkets in Capital Region of New York into Market 32 stores

  • Newly Converted Stores Open in Guilderland, Troy and Albany

SCHENECTADY, NY, 2016-Apr-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Golub Corporation’s new contemporary, food-focused Market 32 brand has doubled its scope* today, with the revelation of four newly converted Price Chopper Supermarkets in the Capital Region of New York – one, at Hamilton Square in Guilderland, NY; another at Hudson Valley Plaza in Troy, NY, and two in the heart of the City of Albany, on Madison and Delaware Avenues.

A ribbon-cutting and grand re-opening ceremony, that included the presenting of the flag by a color guard from VFW Post 8692, accompanied by the national anthem, was held at the Hamilton Square location, the only one of the new Market 32s to have been closed for 12 weeks during its major remodeling and construction.

Attendees included Golub Corporation Executive Chairman Neil Golub, President & CEO Scott Grimmett, Vice Chairman Jerry Golub, and Store Manager Steve Gumbs; NYS Assembly Member Patricia Fahey, Albany County Executive Dan McCoy, Planning Board Chairman Stephen Feeney, and Zoning Board Chairman Thomas Remmert; Town of Guilderland Supervisor Peter Barber; Capital Region Chamber of Commerce President Chuck Steiner and other elected officials and civic leaders along with Jim Dawsey from MLB Construction Services.

Marked by open space, a décor filled with soft earth tones and product-focused displays, murals and lighting, the Market 32 brand emphasizes convenient, ready-to-eat foods, fresh, handcrafted, and locally grown, produced and manufactured products, and intuitive product/department adjacencies (e.g. greeting cards next to the floral department). An elevated level of customer and signature items throughout the store further differentiate the brand experience.

The Price Chopper in Torrington, CT will be the next to convert to Market 32 by mid-May, and the one in Glenville, NY is readying for conversion. Stores in East Greenbush and Brunswick, NY are currently in the design phase, while a brand new Market 32, being built from the ground up in Oxford, CT, is slated to open this summer. A groundbreaking for the new Market 32 in Ft. Edward, NY will be held in the coming weeks.

*Proof of concept stores opened in Wilton and Clifton Park, NY, and Pittsfield and Sutton, MA in the summer and fall of 2015.

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
or
Jonathan Pierce, APR
Pierce Communications
518.221.1186 (cell)

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CAPTION: Market 32 Store Manager Steve Gumbs cuts the ribbon today at the newest Market 32 at Hamilton Square in Guilderland. Additional photos available upon request.

CAPTION: Market 32 Store Manager Steve Gumbs cuts the ribbon today at the newest Market 32 at Hamilton Square in Guilderland.
Additional photos available upon request.

 

Price Chopper Supermarkets announces the acquisition of Fairway Pharmacy in Montrose, PA

Schenectady, NY, 2015-8-18— /EPR Retail News/ — Price Chopper Supermarkets is pleased to announce the acquisition of Fairway Pharmacy in Montrose, PA, effective Monday, August 17.

The New York-based, family-managed chain will continue to operate out of Fairway’s current location until the planned construction of a new pharmacy inside the Montrose Price Chopper is completed. Fairway Pharmacy customers will have immediate access to the many great savings programs and services that Price Chopper has to offer, including free diabetes medications, free diabetic supplies, free antibiotics, free prenatal and children’s vitamins, $9.99 for 100 generic pills and Fuel AdvantEdge rewards.

Jerry Prusack, owner of Fairway Pharmacy, has joined the Price Chopper team as a pharmacist at the newly acquired location. The remainder of the Fairway Pharmacy staff has also joined the Price Chopper team.

“We are delighted to welcome Jerry and the Fairway team to the Price Chopper family,” said Kathy Bryant, Vice President of Pharmacy for Price Chopper. “We look forward to building upon the foundation of trusted and convenient pharmacy care that they have long provided to the Montrose community, while expanding and enhancing the patient services that are offered.”

“We look forward to continuing to provide the high level of care that our patients have come to expect from us, and believe that the addition of support from Price Chopper’s highly regarded pharmacy division will increase our ability to serve the community,” said Prusack. “The construction of a brand new pharmacy inside the Price Chopper Supermarket marks a significant investment in our community that will provide our customers with the added convenience of one-stop shopping.”

Customers will also see the added benefit of extended business hours. The newly acquired pharmacy will be open Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Price Chopper will also be offering customers a promotional offer of $25 off any new or transferred prescription which will be valid until November 7, 2015.

Fairway Pharmacy is currently located four store-fronts down from the Price Chopper supermarket at 16750 State Route 706, Montrose.

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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

The Golub Corporation announces the appointment of Scott Grimmett as its new President and Chief Operating Officer

Schenectady, NY, 2015-7-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Golub Corporation, parent company of Price Chopper Supermarkets, Market 32 and Market Bistro is pleased to announce that Scott Grimmett has been named President, Chief Operating Officer (COO) – the first non-Golub in the company’s history to hold the title.

Grimmett will continue to report to Jerry Golub, who will continue to serve as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the company. Neil Golub remains Executive Chairman of the Board.

Grimmett joined Price Chopper as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer in 2012, bringing with him 37 years of experience at Safeway, the last nine of which were spent serving as President of that chain’s 143-store Denver division.

“We knew that Scott had the skills to help propel our company forward in an increasingly competitive marketplace and challenging economy,” said Jerry Golub, CEO. “He is an innovative and strategic leader with a customer-centric focus and deep understanding of how to make the shopping experience a true differentiator. He has made a tremendous contribution to the evolution of our brand over the last three years.”

“Scott’s strategic vision has guided the creation of our new brand architecture, which serves as the foundation for our next generation of stores and our transformation to Market 32. And his leadership in implementing and communicating what defines our new brand is helping us to deliver the multi-faceted, progressive shopping experience that the customers of today and tomorrow are seeking,” said Neil Golub, Executive Chairman of the Board. “We are so pleased to value his contributions to our company by further recognizing the integral role that he plays.”

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

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 Supermarkets to host Kosher Open House to highlight over 1,000 Kosher for Passover products

Colonie, NY, 2015-3-5 — /EPR Retail News/ — Just in time for Passover, Price Chopper Supermarkets will be hosting a Kosher Open House to highlight the more than 1,000 Kosher for Passover products available, provide samples from a wide variety of Kosher for Passover products and to get cooking tips from kosher catering experts. Passover begins the evening of Friday, April 3 this year.

The open house will be held on Sunday, March 8 from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM at Price Chopper’s Kosher Store in Colonie (1892 Central Avenue), the region’s premier kosher market.

Representatives from Kosher food purveyors Empire Foods, Osem, Streit’s, Kedem Food, Manischewitz, Joyva, Dr. Brown’s, Tabatchnick, Montreal Kosher and Gabila’s will be in attendance to provide samples and meet with attendees. In addition, the authors of the award-winning Divine Kosher Cooking cookbook will be on hand with Passover recipes and cooking tips.

Year-round, the Kosher Store in the Colonie Price Chopper, under the strict supervision of the Vaad Hakashrut of the Capital District, includes a larger Kosher meat and deli department as well as the area’s only full service Kosher bakery. The expanded department is the largest Kosher section in Northeast New York (between Monsey and Montreal). In addition, the Kosher meat shop, deli and seafood departments will be koshered or prepared for Passover (under the strict supervision of the Vaad Hakashruth of the Capital District) in order to provide customers with the most popular fresh cuts of meat – brisket, Top of the Rib, French Roast, Veal Roast and Turkeys. Kosher for Passover deli salads, meat provisions and cuts of salmon will also be available.

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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 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 Supermarkets Recalls Chocolate Ice Cream

Schenectady, NY, US,  2014-1-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — Price Chopper Supermarkets is issuing a recall on Central Market Classics Chocolate Ice Cream, UPC number 4173507233. The product may contain strawberries. The product is safe for consumption for those not allergic to strawberries.

The ice cream was sold beginning December 15, 2013.

Products should be returned to a local Price Chopper for a full refund. For more information visit pricechopper.com or call 800-666-7667, option 3, Monday through Friday, 8:30am -7pm and Saturday and Sunday from 10am – 4pm.

In addition to alerting the media, Price Chopper has initiated its Smart Reply notification program, which uses purchase data and consumer phone numbers on file in connection with the company’s AdvantEdge (loyalty) card to alert those households that may have purchased the product in question. All customers who purchased the product except for one have already been contacted using Smart Reply.

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About Price Chopper
Based in Schenectady, NY, the Golub Corporation owns and operates 132 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 51% 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

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