Price Chopper/Market 32 and NewsChannel 13 celebrate successful Your Help Counts campaign for Hurricane Relief

CAPTION: (From L. to R.): Mona Golub, Price Chopper/Market 32’s vice president of public relations and consumer services, Gary Striar, chief executive officer for the American Red Cross Eastern New York Region and Steve Baboulis, vice president and general manager of WNYT News Channel 13 celebrate the successful Your Help Counts campaign for Hurricane Relief.

SCHENECTADY, NY, 2017-Nov-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — During the month of September, customers at Price Chopper/Market 32 stores were invited to support the American Red Cross through the Your Help Counts campaign for Hurricane Relief. NewsChannel 13 joined the effort as a media partner to help raise awareness of the unprecedented destruction and cleanup efforts needed as a result of one of the most active hurricane seasons on record.

Today, Price Chopper/Market 32 presented a check for $168,290 to the Red Cross, representing $158,290 raised by teammates and customers and a $10,000 match from Price Chopper/Market 32.

“Watching the news coverage of these unrelenting storms was horrifying. When we started this campaign it was in response to Harvey, but then Irma came along, quickly followed by Maria! So many of our customers and teammates answered the call to help sustain these communities as they begin to rebuild,” said Mona Golub, Price Chopper/Market 32’s vice president of public relations and consumer services. “We are proud of our longstanding partnership with WNYT NewsChannel 13 and the Red Cross to raise awareness and offer a trusted channel through which funds are raised to help the victims of natural disaster.”

“Over the last ten weeks, Red Cross volunteers and partners have sheltered, fed, and comforted hundreds of thousands of people impacted by hurricanes. In fact, we provided more overnight shelter stays during this hurricane season than in the last five years combined,” said Gary Striar, chief executive officer for the American Red Cross Eastern New York Region. “Disaster responses of this magnitude require tremendous support, and would not be possible without generous donors. As always, Price Chopper/Market 32, their customers and teammates, and our partners at NewsChannel 13 stepped up to help when it was needed most. We are grateful for this gift as our work in hurricane ravaged communities continues.”

“We at WNYT NewsChannel 13 were proud to partner with Price Chopper and the American Red Cross on the Hurricane Relief campaign in September,” said Vice President & General Manager Steve Baboulis. “We truly appreciate what the Red Cross does to support families and bring volunteers together to help communities that have been affected by natural disasters. And of course, we are always happy to partner with our good friends at Price Chopper on community service efforts like this one.”

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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 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 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:
Jonathan M. Pierce, APR
Pierce Communications
518-427-1186

Kimmy Venter
American Red Cross Eastern New York Region
518-410-0481

SOURCE: The Golub Corporation

Price Chopper and Market 32 Supermarkets partner with Instacart to expand same-day home delivery service in NY, CT and MA

SCHENECTADY, NY, 2017-Nov-09 — /EPR Retail News/ — Price Chopper and Market 32 Supermarkets have partnered with Instacart, the technology-driven, nationwide on-demand grocery delivery service, to bring same-day home delivery of groceries to Price Chopper/Market 32 customers in Binghamton and Syracuse, NY; Hartford, CT; and, Worcester, MA. The new delivery service is available in those markets immediately.

To find out more, visit www.pricechopper.com. To begin the order delivery process, customers can simply go to shop.pricechopper.com.

Unlike other similar offerings, the Price Chopper/Market 32 partnership with Instacart brings customers the fresh and high quality products they 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. The Instacart delivery fee varies 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 a $5.99 fee for orders placed at least two hours in advance, and a $7.99 fee for orders requested within one hour.

“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 convenience of grocery delivery through Instacart in these four markets. 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.”

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

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 150 markets nationwide and partnered with retailers across the United States, 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

Dunkin’ Donuts and Price Chopper team up to open three restaurants in Kansas

LEADING RESTAURANT BRAND CONTINUES TO EXPAND NON-TRADITIONAL PORTFOLIO THROUGHOUT THE GROCERY SECTOR

CANTON, Mass., 2017-Jul-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — Dunkin’ Donuts, America’s all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods, announced today (July 17, 2017) its partnership with nationally recognized grocer, Price Chopper to open three restaurants in Kansas. The first location is slated to open July 26 in the Paola Price Chopper, located at 309 N. Hospital Drive. As part of the grand opening celebration, Dunkin’ Donuts will be offering guests a free donut with the purchase of any beverage at this new location.

Price Chopper will own and operate all three locations, with two additional restaurants opening in the Spring Hill and Bonner Springs Price Chopper stores later this year. Each restaurant will serve Dunkin’ Donuts’ menu of delicious food and beverages. These items include a range of hot and iced coffees and espresso beverages; hot and iced teas; frozen beverages, a variety of donuts, muffins and croissants; and oven-toasted breakfast sandwiches. The Paola location will serve guests everyday from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

“We are thrilled to be establishing the first Dunkin’ Donuts restaurant in Paola, Kansas, through this partnership with Price Chopper,” said Chris Burr, director of non-traditional development, Dunkin’ Brands. “We are continuously seeking new and innovative ways of bringing our signature coffees and baked goods to our guests with a level of satisfaction and convenience that Dunkin’ Donuts is known for, and we are looking forward to working with Price Chopper on this new venture.”

For more than 38 years, the owners and employees of Price Chopper have been committed to providing the highest quality products at affordable prices with top-of-the-line customer service. Today, the chain operates more than 51 stores across the Midwest. Both brands will set out on this endeavor to provide the very best in customer service, food quality and guest satisfaction.

“We are honored and excited to establish the first Dunkin’ Donuts restaurant at our Paola Price Chopper location,” said Barry Queen, Price Chopper. “We are confident our loyal Price Chopper customers will enjoy the convenience of grocery shopping with a hot or iced Dunkin’ Donuts coffee and baked good in hand.”

Dunkin’ Donuts has been strategically expanding in contiguous markets across the country with a long-term goal of having more than 17,000 Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants in the United States alone, and this expansion includes more than 750 alternative points of distribution, including locations on college campuses, hotels, mass transit stations, travel centers, supermarkets, entertainment centers, and military bases. Currently, Dunkin’ Donuts has more than 200 restaurants in supermarkets, big-box retail stores, wholesale clubs and home improvement centers located across the country.

To learn more about Dunkin’ Donuts, visit www.DunkinDonuts.com. Like us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/DunkinDonuts) and follow us on Twitter (www.twitter.com/DunkinDonuts).

About Dunkin’ Donuts

Founded in 1950, Dunkin’ Donuts is America’s favorite all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods. Dunkin’ Donuts is a market leader in the hot regular/decaf/flavored coffee, iced coffee, donut, bagel and muffin categories. Dunkin’ Donuts has earned the No. 1 ranking for customer loyalty in the coffee category by Brand Keys for 11 years running and was named No. 1 in the Coffee Category in Entrepreneur’s Top 200 Food Franchises for 2017. The company has more than 12,200 restaurants in 45 countries worldwide. Based in Canton, Mass., Dunkin’ Donuts is part of the Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: DNKN) family of companies. For more information, visit www.DunkinDonuts.com.

About Price Chopper

Price Chopper’s 51 Kansas City stores are locally owned by the Ball, Cosentino, McKeever and Queen families, all of whom live in Kansas City and oversee store operations on a daily basis. For 38 years, the owners and employees of Price Chopper have been committed to providing the highest quality products and top-of-the-line customer service to the thousands of customers they serve every day. For more information, please visit www.mypricechopper.com.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Name: Courtney Whelan
Phone: 954-893-9150
Email: cwhelan@fish-consulting.com

Source: Dunkin’ Donuts

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 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 and Market 32 launch new Pharmacy App to help customers manage prescriptions

Schenectady, NY, 2016-Oct-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — Price Chopper and Market 32 have introduced a new mobile app in partnership with mscripts to help customers manage prescriptions on the go.

The Price Chopper Pharmacy App is an easy-to-use web health management resource that provides medication refill reminders, allows for prescription orders, access to medication records, and more.

The Price Chopper Pharmacy App is an easy-to-use web health management resource that provides medication refill reminders, allows for prescription orders, access to medication records, and more.

The app allows Price Chopper and Market 32 pharmacy patients to manage their prescriptions through twoway interactive SMS messaging and mobile apps.

The Price Chopper Pharmacy App features:
• Prescriptions: order refill by prescription number or scanned image, receive status updates, and access prescription history
• Family Accounts: manage family member’s prescriptions from a single account
• Pharmacy Locator: receive driving directions, store hours,and a list of available services at the nearest Price Chopper or Market 32 Pharmacy
• My Doctors: store information about doctor(s) in one convenient location

“Price Chopper/Market 32 and their pharmacies play an important role in the communities they serve,” said Jason Gasper, senior vice president at mscripts. “Together, mscripts and Price Chopper/Market 32 are proud to deliver an evolving set of tools for patients to better manage their health. With this new app and text messaging service, patients can now quickly refill and stay on top of their medication regimen.”

The new pharmacy app is available for download in the Apple App Store and Google Play, search Price Chopper Pharmacy.

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

About mscripts

mscripts delivers patient adherence and engagement solutions through their innovative, easy-to-use mobile and web health management platform. The mscripts’ platform serves millions of patients spanning national, regional and specialty pharmacies along with hospital out-patient systems. Pharmacy patients manage their prescriptions and health on their mobile phones through two-way interactive SMS messaging and branded mobile applications, making refilling convenient and remembering to take medications easy. mscripts improves adherence by improving refill rates, providing education and health information, and applying advanced analytics to better understand patient behavior. Learn more at www.mscripts.com.

Contact:
Kathy Bryant
Price Chopper
518.379.1122

Jonathan Pierce
APR Pierce Communications
518.427.1186

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 commit to reach 100 percent cage-free egg offering by 2025

SCHENECTADY, NY, 2016-May-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — As part of the company’s continued commitment to sustainability and animal welfare, Price Chopper and Market 32 announced today that it will work with its suppliers to reach a 100 percent cage-free egg offering by 2025 – reflecting the phase-in time necessary to achieve a cage-free landscape that can meet consumer demand.

As sustainability, animal husbandry and animal welfare best practices influence food system innovation, consumer feedback, regulatory issues, and animal advocacy help to thoughtfully shape the purchasing policies of major food service and supermarket retailers.

“By virtue of our commitment to animal welfare, we are active participants in varied dialogue – with our customers, industry experts, and animal advocates – that influences the policy-setting process, as it makes for a more humane food system,” said Mona Golub, VP Public Relations & Consumer Services for the progressive chain with 135 store in six Northeastern states.

According to the Humane Society of the United States, the 2025 timeframe allows for the cage-free transition to be made in an economically sustainable manner, giving clarity to the future for all key stakeholders, while allowing ample time for the renovation of existing chicken houses away from cages, their replacement with cage-free equipment, and the construction of new cage-free barns.

The premise of a cage-free future relies on retail support for the U.S. egg industry in its conversion to modern cage-free housing systems. This innovation will maintain the production of commercially viable eggs, while allowing chickens to engage in natural behaviors – such as dust bathing, perching, scratching, laying eggs in a nest, and running around – that ensure as humane an environment as possible. Post-conversion, the cost of (cage-free) eggs is expected to be comparable to that which it is replacing.

Currently, nine percent of the eggs that Price Chopper and Market 32 sell are cage free. The chain’s Own Brand, known as PICS, features Large White cage-free, Extra Large Brown cage-free and Jumbo Brown cage-free dozens and a Large Brown 18pk.

“Our customers continue to drive our decision-making process when it comes to sourcing product. Their interest in knowing how and from where their food was sourced is growing, and therefore remains a top priority for us, relative to procurement, supply chain and corporate social responsibility,” added Golub.

Price Chopper’s and Market 32’s commitment was solicited by the Humane Society of the United States. “We’re appreciative of Price Chopper’s and Market 32’s commitment to a 100% cage-free offering,” said Josh Balk, senior director of food policy for the Humane Society of the United States. “Because of the thoughtful innovation being driven by the company’s senior leadership, many animals will have a much better life and consumers can build even further trust in a grocer intent on aligning the public’s concern for animal welfare with its purchasing policy.”

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)

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 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 and Market 32’s 2015 Check Out Hunger campaign donated $14,560 and 7,659 pounds of food to Food Bank of Central New York

Schenectady, NY, 2016-Feb-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Food Bank of Central New York received the proceeds from Price Chopper and Market 32’s 2015 Check Out Hunger campaign, which included a donation of $14,560 and 7,659 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.

“Check Out Hunger is a critical campaign to help raise funds and awareness that hunger exists in our local communities,” said Kathleen Stress, executive director of the Food bank of Central New York. “Price Chopper has a mission to promote health and wellness so pleased that they partner with us each year to help us meet our goal.”

In addition, $1,159.88 was raised for the Food Bank of Central New York as part of a month-long healthy eating-focused 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 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).

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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
or
Lynn Hy
Food Bank of Central New York
lhy@foodbackcny.org
315.437.1899 x247

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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 to offer access to board certified doctors for the treatment of non-emergency medical issues

In-store Health Stations now offer access to board certified doctors for the treatment of non-emergency medical issues

SCHENECTADY, NY, 2016-Feb-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — Marking an advancement in public access to healthcare, five of Price Chopper’s 20 freestanding health stations will be testing a new telemedicine program that allows customers to get a live, private consultation via videoconference with a board certified physician who can help diagnose and treat minor illnesses. The five pilot stores are in Johnstown, NY (North Comrie Ave.), Poughkeepsie, NY (2585 South Road), Bennington, VT (214 Northside Drive), Glenmont, NY (329 Glenmont Road) and Fulton, NY (12 W First Street, South).

Working in partnership with CSI (Computerized Screening, Inc.), which provides the in-store Health Stations for Price Chopper and Market 32, and now Doctor On Demand, the leading video telemedicine provider, customers will now have immediate access to board certified physicians 24/7. Doctor On Demand physicians are able to diagnose, advise, treat symptoms and prescribe medications for a wide range of common non-emergency medical issues including cold, flu and respiratory symptoms, sinus infections, pink-eye, and skin and rash issues.

“This enhancement provides our customers with immediate access to a qualified physician within the comfort and convenience of our pharmacy and health and wellness offerings. If this technology meets the needs of the modern customer as national trends have indicated it might, then we’ll extend similar access to our other health stations in the future,” said Kathy Bryant, vice president of pharmacy for The Golub Corporation. “We’re always looking for progressive ways to broaden our spectrum of goods and professional services in making health care more accessible to our customers.”

“Doctor On Demand is excited to partner with Price Chopper and CSI to offer immediate access to our service,” said Adam Jackson, co-founder and CEO of Doctor On Demand. “We started Doctor On Demand to provide the most convenient access to some of the best physicians in the country. Through this partnership, we can now help even more Americans get the care they need, when they need it.”

The cost for the service will be $40 or less for a 15 minute consultation. Doctor On Demand has partnered with many insurance providers, so your plan may cover all or a portion of your visit. Following each video visit, patients will be provided a summary of the visit as part of an effort to facilitate follow-up and provide continuity of care with their primary physician. As part of an initiative to promote access to affordable health care, Doctor on Demand is extending a first visit free offer through April 14, 2016.

Telemedicine is one of the fastest growing areas of health care. By 2018, the number of patients using telemedicine globally will increase to 7 million, up from less than 350,000 in 2013. A recent study found that almost 75% of all doctor, urgent care, and ER visits are either unnecessary or could be handled safely and effectively over the phone or video (Sources: IHS, Inc., American Medical Association and Wellness Council of America).

Customers shopping at the chain’s new Market 32 locations will have another innovative opportunity to get their blood pressure measured through PharmaSmart kiosk. This kiosk can measure a patient’s blood pressure and body mass index (BMI). Patient data can be displayed on the screen, a printed ticket or saved to a patient’s personalized and secure online blood pressure tracker. This kiosk does not offer telemedicine services. Market 32 pharmacists may be consulted for more information about this program.

“We believe that our customers are ready to test out this new technology, which improves the efficiency and availability of health care. As a retailer committed to helping people feed and care for themselves and their families, we’re pleased to be able to make it available in our stores,” said Bryant.

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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
or

Jonathan Pierce, APR
Pierce Communications
518.427.1186

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 placed 5th nationwide in Commercial Carrier Journal’s annual “Flashiest Fleets” contest

Schenectady, NY, 2016-1-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Price Chopper and Market 32’s freight fleet continues to turn heads and recently placed 5th nationwide in the Successful Concept category in Commercial Carrier Journal’s annual “Flashiest Fleets” contest.

The series of trailer graphics features colorful close-up images of fresh fruits and vegetables with the tag line, “The Farm Just Got Closer.”

“Price Chopper’s bright trailers are tremendously eye-catching. Each display s simple, yet clear message about the quality of the grocer’s foods,” said Lucas Deal, truck parts and service editor for Commercial Carrier Journal. “They are great examples of how to use equipment as rolling billboards!”

The Price Chopper and Market 32 artwork was one of 30 campaigns that were nominated for the contest, which ran for two weeks in December. Winners were decided by popular vote by the readership of Commercial Carrier Journal.

Commercial Carrier Journal is a multi-channel publication that reaches close to 100,000 subscribers within the freight transport business.

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

 

SOURCE: Price Chopper

Price Chopper store in Guilderland, NY to be converted into Market 32

Unique Layout Will Require Store to be Closed During Construction

Schenectady, NY, 2016-1-6 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Golub Corporation, parent company of Price Chopper, Market Bistro and Market 32, today announced its newest project to convert the Price Chopper store located in the Hamilton Square shopping plaza at the corners of Routes 20 and 155 in Guilderland, NY (the former 20 Mall Plaza) into a Market 32.

Construction is slated to begin the evening of January 23 and last until Spring of 2016. During the construction period, the store will be closed to enable a more efficient construction project. Customers are encouraged to shop at the other Guilderland Price Chopper located at the corner of Western Avenue and Johnson Road (approximately two miles away) or the Colonie Price Chopper on Central Avenue (less than four miles away).

“Given the unique configuration of this store, which is very long and narrow, it’s not practical for us to keep it open during the conversion,” said Mona Golub, VP Public Relations & Consumer Services for the homegrown chain. “So, we will temporarily close the store beginning at 6:00PM on January 23 to accommodate an accelerated construction schedule that will deliver a new Market 32 to our customers by early spring.”

All current teammates have been offered temporary positions at other local Price Chopper/Market 32 stores during the conversion of this store.

The look and feel of Market 32 is distinctively more modern than Price Chopper, though many of the differences are subtle. Marked by open space, a décor filled with soft earth tones and product-focused displays, murals and lighting, the brand emphasizes convenience, 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).

Work is already underway on the conversion to Market 32 of another Capital Region Price Chopper at Hudson Valley Plaza in Troy, NY (79 Vandenburg Place) as well as at a store in Torrington, CT.

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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
or
Jonathan Pierce, APR
Pierce Communications
518.427.1186

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 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’s Bags2Riches awards $25,000 Utica native Jacquie Pirnie

Five non-profits to receive share of Bags2Riches Charitable Gift

Schenectady, NY, 2015-4-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — In the largest and most extensive contest in the company’s history, Price Chopper’s Bags2Riches contest has defied skeptics and awarded more than 150,000 prizes and discounts. Today, the a $25,000 online prize was awarded to Utica native Jacquie Pirnie at a small reception at the Price Chopper in North Utica, where she does her shopping.

“I was born and raised in Utica, so I’ve been shopping at Price Chopper since before it was called Price Chopper! I really love their promotions. I’ve never won anything in my life, so when I first received notification that I had won, I was psyched to win a $50 gift card or maybe one of the food prizes. I had no idea,” said Pirnie. “What makes winning even more special is that toward the end of my Mom’s life as her health was declining, I would take her to her doctor’s appointments. But the highlight for her was that before or after the appointment, we would come to Price Chopper to make it a big day out. She would scour the ads and look for coupons. She would get in one of the putt-putt carts and we’d be off. I think she was looking out for me.”

When asked about her plans for the winnings, Pirnie said that her big Victorian house could use a facelift and she is looking forward to making it into “a jewel in the neighborhood.” She is also planning a celebration feast after today’s presentation for family and friends that will feature some tasty indulgences, including crab legs.

We’re thrilled that winning this prize will help Jacquie to enhance her home and celebrate with loved ones while evoking good memories of her Mom,” said Mona Golub, vice president of public relations and consumer services. “Some people are doubtful that contests of this sort yield winners, but we’ve given away significant prizes in each of the six states in which we operate. Bags2Riches was definitively a win-win. Our loyal customers enjoyed the thrill of winning individual prizes and discounts and a handful of our non-profit community partners gleaned some extra visibility and a contribution to their efforts.”

In addition to the thousands of individual winners, there was a charitable aspect to the Bags2Riches contest. When shoppers entered PIN numbers from the game pieces, they were eligible to cast a vote for one of five non-profit organizations that all serve communities within Price Chopper’s six state service footprint. With close to 650,000 vote entries tallied, the five organizations will each receive a portion of the $25,000 donation based on the percentage of votes received.

• Make-A-Wish received more than 180,000 votes, and will receive a donation of $7,055.
• Feeding America, will receive $6785.
• The VFW Foundation will receive $4882.
• The American Heart Association will receive $3684.
• The Boys & Girls Clubs of America will receive $2592.

The Bags2Riches Giveaway ran for six weeks, ending March 14, 2015. For every $25 spent using an AdvantEdge card at any of the 135 Price Chopper’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 or discount; the second, some tickets revealed a special PIN that could be registered online to win Price Chopper 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 780,000 Instant Win game tickets were redeemed by customers and more than two million PINs were entered online. Prizes that were awarded included a $250,000 grand prize, a $20,000 Ultimate Home Makeover, dream family vacations, a 2015 Ford Escape, FREE groceries for a year, FREE gas for a year, hundreds of $50 Price Chopper gift cards and dozens of Kitchen Aid mixers, Xbox Ones and Kindles.

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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

Price Chopper: The Cooking School @ Market Bistro will offer variety of classes this February

Latham, N.Y., 2015-1-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — For February, the Cooking School @ Market Bistro will offer a variety of classes that range from basic cooking to more advanced recipes and skill levels, including; ethnic foods, quick meals, appetizers, baking and pastry classes. The registration fee for each class ranges from $20 to $100.

Wednesday, February 4; 6 to 9 pm
Hands On: One Potato, Two Potato, Three Potato….
Three great takes on using potatoes as a main ingredient for a tasty meal. Recipes include potato pancakes, gnocchi a la pomodoro, and sweet potato enchiladas. (Registration: $55 per student (wine served))

Thursday, February 5; 6 to 8 pm
Food and Wine Pairing with Heron Hill Winery
Eric Frarey of Heron Hill Winery will serve wines with small tastes prepared by Cooking School Chef Instructor John Winnek. Pairings include fruit and cheese with Eclipse White, scallop fennel orange salad with Dry Riesling, three cheese ravioli with Chardonnay, grilled chipotle beef with Cabernet Franc, and dessert. (Registration: $50 per student (wine served))

Saturday, February 7; 2 to 4 pm
Demonstration: Come Sauté with Me
Chef John demonstrates how to sauté using basic ingredients and techniques. Recipes include: chicken Marsala, chicken picatta, vegetable stir fry, and Bananas Foster. (Registration: $45 per student (wine served))

Wednesday, February 11; 6 to 9 pm
Hands On: Knife Skills
Participants will practice chopping, slicing, and dicing while creating these mouthwatering comfort foods. Recipes include: onion soup with three-cheese crouton, beef stew, and bourbon bread pudding. (Registration: $55 per student (wine served))

Thursday, February 12; 6 to 9 pm
Hands On: Sweets for the Sweet
Participants will make chocolate delights to bring home to their valentine. Recipes include: assorted chocolate truffles and chocolate-dipped strawberries. (Registration: $55 per student (light fare and wine served))

Friday, February 13; 6 to 9 pm
Hands On: Romantic Roman Holiday
Couples cook together to create an authentic Roman meal to share. Recipes include: penne pasta rustica, veal saltimbocca with lemon garlic artichoke hearts, and ricotta cheese tarts. (Registration is per couple: $100 per couple (wine served))

Tuesday, February 17; 6 to 9 pm
Hands On: Mardi Gras/Fat Tuesday
Celebrate Fat Tuesday with beads, Zydeco, and traditional New Orleans cuisine. Recipes include: chicken jambalaya, fried catfish, and Bananas Foster. (Registration: $55 per student (wine served))

Thursday, February 19; 5 to 7 pm
Kids Hands On Cooking: Chinese New Year/2015, The Year of the Goat
Parent and child will cook together to make a Meal of Good Fortune to celebrate the Chinese New Year. Recipes include: edamame-shitake dumplings, pork scallion egg rolls, Mandarin chicken lettuce cups, and fortune cookies. (Registration is per pair: $70 per pair)

Friday, February 20; 10:30 am to 12 noon OR 1:30 to 3pm
Taste Buds Hands On: Kids Get Cookin’ Winter Break
The Taste Bud class (geared towards kids ages 5-8; parents are required to stay within Market Bistro for the length of this class) is where kids will make their own individual pizza, a secret shake, and a super snack mix. (Registration: $30 per person)

Saturday, February 21; 11 am to 1 pm OR 3 to 5 pm
Junior Chef Hands On: Baking Class
Do your kids like to help in the kitchen? Sign up for our Drop, Chop, and Shop class: Drop them at The Cooking School, we’ll have them chop while you shop. Culinary students ages 9 and older will learn how to make baked donuts, assorted fruit hand pies, and carrot cake cupcakes with cream cheese frosting to take home. (Registration: $35 per person (light fare served))

Wednesday, February 25; 6 to 9 pm
Hands On: Eat To Your Heart’s Delight
February is American Heart Month. Participants will learn tips and recipes to create heart smart meals for your family. Recipes include: Italian chopped salad, pork tenderloin rosa di Parma, sautéed broccolini, and apricot nut couscous. (Registration: $55 per student (wine served))

Friday, February 27; 6 to 9 pm
Hands On: Taste of Spain/Warm Winter Tapas
Participants will make homemade sangria (a red wine punch with fruit and spices) to serve alongside warm, winter tapas, a popular Spanish tradition of appetizers or snacks. Recipes include: Spanish omelette, cheese and spinach empanadas and quince and manchego cheese puffs. (Registration: $55 per student (wine served))

Saturday, February 28; 12 to 4 pm
Hands On: Beginner Cake Decorating
Join guest baker Melinda Gamache as she instructs participants in the basics of cake decorating with treats to take home. (Registration: $55 per student (light fare served))

Pre-registration for all classes is required. Register online at https://www.marketbistro.com/CookingSchool/Class/UpcomingClass or by visiting The Cooking School @ Market Bistro.

Located in the Latham Price Chopper (873 New Loudon Road, Latham, NY 12110), the Cooking School @ Market Bistro is a state-of-the-art kitchen equipped with hands-on cooking stations where attendees can learn to cook or expand cooking expertise. Each station is fully stocked with appliances, knives, and cooking equipment designed to resemble a home kitchen. Both hands-on and demonstration cooking classes are offered, including classes for children. With a wide variety of themes, classes will be taught by a member of Price Chopper’s Cooking School Culinary Team, as well as guests such as local chefs, nutrition experts, and cookbook authors.

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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:
Maureen Murphy
518.379.1215
maureenmurphy@pricechopper.com

Price Chopper: The Golub Corporation to modernize Market 32 stores following the launch of its new banner

‘Market 32’ Will Modernize and Enhance the Shopping Experience

SCHENECTADY, NY, 2014-11-12— /EPR Retail News/ — The Golub Corporation today unveiled a new banner for its stores – Market 32 – and promised the new brand would change food shopping for its customers by modernizing its stores and offering new services and products. Market 32 stores will begin rolling out across the chain’s six-state footprint this spring.

“Market 32 represents the next leap forward for our company. We have evolved from the Public Service Market to Central Market to Price Chopper by responding to customers’ changing needs over time and Market 32 is the next natural progression for us,” said Neil Golub, Price Chopper’s executive chairman of the board. “Early learnings gleaned from our Market Bistro concept store have put our next generation in an excellent position to make this move today.”

Initially, three Price Chopper stores are being converted into Market 32 stores: Shopper’s World in Clifton Park, N.Y.; Wilton, N.Y.; and Pittsfield, Mass. The first “ground up” Market 32 will be built in Sutton, Mass. beginning on November 12, 2014. A second wave of conversions will begin over the next 18 months and encompass another 10 to 15 stores. More than half of the 135-store chain will be converted within five years. In total, the investment in this phase of the evolution will be more than $300 million.

“Market 32 combines what we are hearing from our customers and what we are learning at Market Bistro with some of the best thinking in the retail industry, and will focus on delivering a distinctively different shopping experience to our customers. Our stores will meet customers’ needs today and for decades to come. Most importantly, though, we will continue to offer great value for great food and service,” said Jerel Golub, Price Chopper’s president and CEO.

The new stores will have expanded food service options, an enhanced product mix and a re-emphasis on customer service. More details about the many differences in the new concept will be unveiled in the coming months as store conversions begin.

Key elements of the savings platform currently in Price Chopper stores will be incorporated into Market 32, such as Price Chopper brand products, AdvantEdge card savings, weekly features and special promotions, the Fuel AdvantEdge program, double coupons and e-coupons.

“This is not merely about beautifying our Price Chopper stores. It is a complete refocus of our company on the core values that our customers are looking for in a store. We will be re-engineering nearly every facet of the store, beginning with the name but extending into our marketing, product selection, services offered and customer focus,” said Jerry Golub. “Our investment in this transformation reflects not only the position of strength from which we take this calculated risk, but our determination to set a new and higher more customer-focused standard that will engage and inspire shoppers for decades to come.”

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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
The Golub Corporation
518-379-1480
Jonathan M. Pierce, APR
Pierce Communications
518-221-1186
jon@albanypr.com

 

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

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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