Golub Corporation opens its latest Market 32 store in Clifton Park, N.Y.

Clifton Park, N.Y., 2017-Jul-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Golub Corporation cut the ribbon today (June 27, 2017 ) on its latest Market 32 that was built from the ground up in Clifton Park, N.Y., which serves as another showcase of the chain’s contemporary new supermarket concept.

“Market 32 is a contemporary, food-focused store that reflects what our customers have told us they want in a modern and convenient shopping experience,” said Scott Grimmett, Golub Corporation president and CEO. “We continue to evolve our Market 32 brand, incorporating the offers, enhanced service and technology that are resonating most with today’s customers.”

Located at the corner of Route 146 and Vischer Ferry Road, this Market 32 is nearly twice the size of the Price Chopper that was formerly located on this lot and is the centerpiece of a redesigned Clifton Park Plaza and a new parking area that is being developed by Nigro Companies. This is the second Market 32 located in Clifton Park; Market 32 in Clifton Shoppers World, further east on Route 146, opened in 2015.

Golub Corporation Executive Chairman Neil Golub, President and CEO Scott Grimmett, Vice Chairman Jerry Golub, and Store Manager Ed Gendron, NYS Assemblywoman Mary Beth Walsh, Deputy Chief of Staff to Senator Jim Tedisco Christopher Rhodes, Senior Constituent Representative to Congressman Paul Tonko Cora Schroeter, Clifton Park Town Supervisor Phil Barrett, Developer John Nigro of Nigro Companies, President of MLB Construction Jim Dawsey, President of the Southern Saratoga Chamber Pete Bardunias and other elected officials and civic and business leaders joined hundreds of local residents for an official ribbon-cutting ceremony. The American flag was raised by members of VFW Post #1498.

This is the 15th Market 32 to open since the company announced its plans to develop the new brand across the majority of its stores. To date, 11 of the company’s Price Chopper stores have been converted to Market 32,
while four have been built from the ground up in Sutton, Mass. (opened in October 2015); Oxford, Conn. (in September 2016), Fort Edward, N.Y. (in January 2017), and Clifton Park. Several conversions are currently in motion
across the chain’s six-state footprint in East Greenbush, N.Y.; Burlington and Brattleboro, VT; and Worcester, Mass. The Golub Corporation also expects to break ground on a new Market 32 in Maynard, Mass. this summer.

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 convenient, ready-to-eat foods; fresh, handcrafted and locally grown, produced and manufactured products; and intuitive product/department adjacencies (e.g., greeting cards next to the
floral department).

“Our newest Clifton Park Market 32 is a grocery store for all generations. And while we remain focused on quality, value, and a high standard of service, we’ve enhanced the shopping experience with modern conveniences and a host of signature categories, items and offers – from customized prepared foods to drive-thru pharmacies,patisseries, cafés equipped with WIFI and growler stations that raise the bar in meeting the needs of today’s
customers,” said Grimmett.

The 52,400-square-foot store employs nearly 160 full- and part-time teammates, reflecting a significant increase in the size of the workforce, which has also become a signature of the chain’s new brand. Some of the
departmental features of the new Clifton Park Market 32 include:
• A Center Store (Grocery and General Merchandise) department features PICS – Market 32’s exclusive line of high-quality, value-priced products; a customizable ‘pick 24’ on single-serve PICS brand coffee pods; an expanded craft beer section with a ‘Pick 6’ and large variety of local N.Y. favorites; locally sourced products (both dry packaged and dairy); natural and organic offerings integrated into their relative categories; and an expansive gluten-free section.
• A full-service, Fresh Meat Department offers an extensive variety of high-quality Certified Angus Beef steaks and roasts, including specialty restaurant cuts such as the tomahawk rib steak and bone-in filet. Our exclusive
Chiappetti brand offers 100% Grass Fed & Grass Finished Antibiotic Free beef along with all natural and hormone-free lamb and veal. Convenient, value-added offerings include panko-encrusted cutlets and marinated meats, along with the option to season or marinate any of our USDA Grade chicken, beef and pork products for free by our in-store expert butchers.
• A wide-ranging, colorful and Fresh Produce Department features an abundance of unique items such as heirloom tomatoes, fresh bunches of herbs, a wide variety of exotic mushrooms and a large selection of many different types of peppers. Market 32 is dedicated to finding local providers for produce (as possible, given growing seasons) and is committed to an expanded assortment of organic produce. Additionally, customers will find an assortment of prepared, ready-to-cook and grab-n-go fruit and vegetables.
• The Fresh and Healthy Seafood Department offers the most extensive assortment of salmon found in a supermarket, including wild caught, farm raised, Scottish, cedar planked, marinated portions, stuffed pinwheels, and a delectable, exclusive New Zealand King Salmon – all in all, more than three dozen varieties from which to choose. The extensive fin fish selection includes sea bass, halibut portions, tilapia, haddock; the varieties of shellfish include lobster, clams, shrimp and crab. Fresh seafood selections fried or steamed to order, with classic sides such as coleslaw and French fries, top a menu of full prepared meals, while selections dredged in free seasoning rubs, or those that have been breaded or stuffed offer simple, ready-to-cook
solutions.
• A Fresh Deli Department features quality sliced meats and cheeses that help to create healthy meal solutions, such as those from McKenzie Natural Artisan Deli, whose offerings include turkeys sourced from local family farms, raised with no antibiotics and no growth hormones, and hams with no nitrates.
• An expanded Specialty Cheese Department features Market 32’s signature Cheese Shop with more than 200 varieties of unique cheeses, including those from local makers. Our knowledgeable cheese mongers are there to help customers sample and select the right cheese every time, whether for entertaining or snacking.
• Convenient, Delicious and Healthy Prepared Foods are available throughout the store so shoppers can bring home full meals or supplement meals without sacrificing freshness or value. Offerings include a full-service
Starbucks; a made-to-order salad station where shoppers can customize their salad; classic NYC-style deli sandwiches; fresh-baked Corner to Corner and Tavoletta pizzas; a variety of hot and cold soups; an in-store smoker that slow cooks ribs, brisket, chicken and pulled pork with Market 32’s signature rub; sushi and Aburi (toasted sushi) made fresh in store; Grab & Go and Heat & Eat meals; and, a unique Chef’s Case that offers entrees and sides, giving shoppers the opportunity to customize their meal combinations.
• A colorful and aromatic Floral Department with flowers to brighten any room or occasion greets Market 32 shoppers as they enter the store. As the largest florist in the Northeast, Market 32 has a wide array of assorted fresh flowers and plants. With custom design services, Market 32 floral experts can help customers design the perfect flowers for all of life’s occasions.
• A warm and inviting Bakery Department provides delicious store-made breads and desserts, signature Vienna breads and decadent individual deserts such as fruit tarts and cupcakes, as well as dessert and special
occasion cakes.

Throughout Market 32, customers will notice a commitment to supporting local manufacturers and growers, sourcing authentic imports, and expanding varieties of gluten-free, organic and natural products.

“We’re very proud of this store and pleased to continue to invest in and be a part of this community,” said Grimmett.

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.market32.com

Contacts:
Mona Golub
The Golub Corporation/Market32
518-379-1480

Jonathan M. Pierce,APR
Pierce Communications
518-221-1186(cell)
jon@albanypr.com

Source: Price Chopper and Market 32

The Golub Corporation opens its first “ground up” Market 32 store in Ft. Edward, New York

FT. EDWARD, N.Y, 2017-Jan-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Golub Corporation cut the ribbon on its first “ground up” Market 32 in the State of New York today in Ft. Edward, giving local residents the opportunity to experience the chain’s contemporary new supermarket concept. Located at 354 Broadway, this redevelopment project reflects a Herculean collaborative effort by the Golub Corporation, the municipality, developers, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, the Environmental Protection Agency and National Grid. Constructed on a fully remediated brownfield site, the new Market 32 bolsters the town’s comprehensive redevelopment plan and returns a supermarket to the town for the first time since 2003.

Golub Corporation Executive Chairman Neil Golub, Vice Chairman Jerry Golub, President & CEO Scott Grimmett, Store Manager Joe Reiser and other company officials were joined by Deputy Secretary of State Sandi Allen, New York State Assembly Member Carrie Woerner, Ft. Edward Town Supervisor Mitch Suprenant, Village of Ft. Edward Mayor Matthew Traver, Town Trustee and Grant Writer Darlene DeVoe, and other elected officials and civic leaders, including Bruce Ginsburg of IKON Realty Group, David Kaplan of Kaplan Realty and hundreds of local residents for an official ribbon-cutting ceremony. The American flag was raised by members of American Legion #1133.

A catered preview party held the night before drew several hundred people to the store and raised thousands of dollars for Ft. Edward Youth Sports, Ft. Edward Community Food Pantry and the Ft. Edward Backpack Program. All proceeds collected at the door were matched by both Market 32 and the team of IKON and Kaplan Realty Groups.

“Market 32 is a contemporary, food-focused concept store that reflects what our customers have told us they want in a modern and convenient shopping experience,” said Grimmett.

This is the 12th Market 32 to open since the company announced its plans to develop the new brand across the majority of its stores. To date, 10 of the company’s Price Chopper stores have been converted to Market 32, while three have been built from the ground up in Sutton, Mass. (opened in October 2015); Oxford, Conn. (in September 2016) and Ft. Edward. Several conversions are currently underway across the chain’s six state footprint, while another new ground up store is planned for Clifton Park, N.Y. in 2017.

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 productfocused displays, murals and lighting, the brand emphasizes convenient, ready-to-eat foods; fresh, handcrafted, and locally grown, produced and manufactured products; and intuitive product/department adjacencies (e.g., greeting cards next to the floral department).

“Our Ft. Edward Market 32 is a grocery store for this and future generations. While maintaining our focus on quality and value, we’ve added a host of wonderful signature items throughout the store, plus modern conveniences like customized prepared foods, a café equipped with WiFi, a full-service pharmacy with a drive-through, a Chef’s Table offering food demonstrations and sampling, and a new higher standard of service,” said Grimmett.

The more than 41,000-square-foot store employs 170 full- and part-time teammates. Some of the features of the new Ft Edward Market 32 include:

• A Full-Service Pharmacy, with a convenient drive-through, is a complete health and wellness destination for the community. Pharmacists can answer health and medication related questions in private patient consultation rooms and administer flu and other preventative shots. Most insurance plans are accepted and Market 32 makes it easy to transfer prescriptions. Market 32’s award-winning Diabetes AdvantEdge program offers customers free diabetes medications and supplies while the RxAdvantEdge Plan offers discounts on medications. And an onsite blood pressure kiosk is available to customers, as are personal SmartCards, to help those who are interested in tracking their results and sharing them with a health care provider.

• A Center Store (Grocery and General Merchandise) department featuring: the rollout of PICS – Market 32’s exclusive line of high-quality, value-priced products; a customizable ‘pick 24’ on single serve Price Chopper brand coffee pods; an expanded craft beer section with a “Pick 6” and large variety of local N.Y. favorites; locally sourced products (both dry packaged and dairy); natural and organic offerings integrated into their relative categories; and an expansive glutenfree section.

• A full-service, Fresh Meat Department offers an extensive variety of high-quality Certified Angus Beef steaks and roasts, including specialty restaurant cuts such as the tomahawk rib steak and bone-in filet. Case ready variety includes an exclusive on Chiappetti 100% Grass Fed/Grass Finished Antibiotic Free beef and all natural and hormone free lamb and veal. Convenient, value-added meats include panko-encrusted cutlets, stuffed chops with all natural no water/no salt added, and the free seasoning and/or marinating of USDA Grade A chicken, beef and pork products by our in-store expert butchers.

• A wide ranging, colorful and Fresh Produce Department with mountains of heirloom tomatoes, fresh bunches of herbs and a wide variety of mushrooms and peppers. Market 32 is dedicated to finding local providers for produce (as possible, given growing seasons) and is committed to an expanded assortment of organic produce. Additionally, customers will find an assortment of prepared, ready-to-cook and grab-n-go fruit and vegetables.

• The Fresh and Healthy Seafood Department offers the most extensive assortment of salmon found in a supermarket, including wild caught, farm raised, Scottish, cedar planked, marinated portions, stuffed pinwheels, and even New Zealand King Salmon – all in all, more than three dozen varieties from which to choose. The extensive fin fish selection includes sea bass, halibut portions, tilapia, haddock; the varieties of shellfish include lobster, clams, shrimp and crab. Fresh seafood selections fried or steamed to order, with classic sides such as coleslaw and French fries, top a menu of full prepared meals, while selections dredged in free seasoning rubs, or those that have been breaded or stuffed offer simple, ready-to-cook solutions.

• A Fresh Deli Department featuring quality sliced meats and cheeses that help to create healthy meal solutions, such as those from McKenzie Natural Artisan Deli, whose turkeys and hams are sourced from local family farms and contain no antibiotics, no growth hormones and no nitrates.

• An expanded Specialty Cheese Department featuring Market 32’s signature Cheese Shop with more than 200 varieties of unique cheeses, including those from local makers. Our knowledgeable cheese mongers are there to help customers sample and select the right cheese every time, whether for entertaining or snacking.

• Convenient, Delicious and Healthy Prepared Foods throughout the store so shoppers can bring home full meals or supplement meals without sacrificing freshness or value. Offerings include fresh-baked Corner to Corner and Tavoletta pizzas; a variety of hot and cold soups; an in-store smoker that slow cooks ribs, brisket, chicken and pulled pork with Market 32’s signature rub; sushi delivered fresh daily; and Grab & Go and heat and eat meals.

• A colorful and aromatic Floral Department to brighten any room or occasion greets Market 32 shoppers as they enter the store. As the largest florist in the Northeast, Market 32 has a wide array of assorted fresh flowers and plants. With custom design services, Market 32 floral experts can help customers design the perfect flowers for all of life’s occasions.

• A warm and inviting Bakery Department provides delicious store-made breads and desserts, signature Vienna breads and decadent individual deserts such as fruit tarts and cupcakes, as well as dessert and special occasion cakes.

Throughout Market 32, customers will notice a commitment to supporting local manufacturers and growers, sourcing authentic imports and expanding varieties of gluten-free, organic and natural products. Unique destination displays explode with a wide variety of popular categories, adding ideas and excitement to the shopping experience.

“This Market 32 reflects the newest and best ideas that we’ve gotten from our customers. We’re very proud of this store and we’re pleased to be a part of this community,” said Grimmett.

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 employeeowned. For additional information, visit www.market32.com

Contact:
Mona Golub
The Golub Corporation/Market
518-379-1480

Jonathan M.Pierce,APR
Pierce Communications
32 518-221-1186 (cell)
jon@albanypr.com

Source: Market 32

Market 32 opens new store in Oxford, Connecticut

OXFORD, CT, 2016-Sep-22 — /EPR Retail News/ —  The Golub Corporation cut the ribbon on its first “ground up” Market 32 in the State of Connecticut today in Oxford, giving local residents the opportunity to experience the chain’s contemporary new supermarket concept. Located at 300 Oxford Rd., the new Market 32 is the anchor of the long anticipated Quarry Walk.

Golub Corporation Executive Chairman Neil Golub, Vice Chairman Jerry Golub, President & CEO Scott Grimmett, Store Manager Guido Martini and other company officials were joined by State Representative David Labriola, State Senator Rob Kane, Town Economic Development Commission Director Andrew McGeever, Economic Development Chair Ed Carver, Planning & Zoning Commission Chair Arnie Jensen, First Selectman George Temple and other elected officials and civic leaders along with Tom Haynes and the team from Haynes Development and hundreds of local residents for an official ribbon cutting ceremony. The flag was raised by members of the American Legion Post #174.

A catered ‘preview party’ held the night before drew several hundred people to the store and raised thousands of dollars for the Oxford High School Booster Club, Oxford Pop Warner Football and Cheer, and the Seymour Oxford Food Bank Inc. All proceeds collected at the door were matched by Market 32 and Haynes Development.

“Market 32 is a contemporary food-focused concept store that wholly reflects what our customers have told us they want in a modern and convenient shopping experience,” said Scott Grimmett, Price Chopper President & CEO.

This is the 10th Market 32 to open since the company announced its plans to develop the new brand across the majority of its 135 stores over the next decade. To date, eight of the company’s Price Chopper stores have been converted to Market 32 (including the Torrington, CT. store), while two have been built from the ground-up – in Sutton, MA (opened in October 2015) and Oxford, CT. Several conversions are currently underway across the chain’s six state footprint, while another new store, is being built from the ground up in Ft. Edward, NY, and is expected to open before the end of the year.

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 convenient, ready-to-eat foods, fresh, handcrafted, and locally grown, produced and manufactured products, and intuitive product/department adjacencies (e.g. greeting cards next to the floral department).

“Our Oxford Market 32 is a grocery store for this and future generations. While maintaining our focus on quality and value, we’ve added a host of wonderful signature items throughout the store, plus modern conveniences like customized prepared foods, a patisserie/café equipped with wi-fi, a drive-thru pharmacy, , a Chef’s Table offering food demonstrations and sampling, and a new higher standard of service,” said Grimmett.

The more than 54,000 square foot store employs 200 full and part-time teammates. Some of the features of the new Oxford Market 32 include:

• A Full Service Pharmacy, with a separate entrance as well as a convenient drive-through, is a complete health and wellness destination for the community. Pharmacists can answer health and medication related questions in private patient consultation rooms and administer flu and other preventative shots. Most insurance plans are accepted and Market 32 makes it easy to transfer prescriptions. Market 32’s award-winning Diabetes AdvantEdge program offers p. 3 customers free diabetes medications and supplies while the RxAdvantEdge Plan offers discounts on medications. And an onsite blood pressure kiosk is available to customers, as are personal SmartCards, to help those who are interested in tracking their results and sharing them with a Health Care Provider.

• A Center Store (Grocery and General Merchandise) department featuring: the rollout of PICS – Market 32’s exclusive line of high quality, value-priced products; a customizable ‘pick 24’ on single serve Price Chopper brand coffee pods; an expanded Craft Beer section with a large variety of local CT favorites; expanded variety in popular categories like pasta, sauce, spices, oils and grains; locally sourced products (both dry packaged and dairy); natural and organic offerings integrated into their relative categories; an expansive gluten-free section; a kitchen shop, containing upscale Cuisinart appliances, Rachel Ray cooking accessories, Core bamboo gadgets and T-Fal cookware and accessories.

• A full service, Fresh Meat Department offers an extensive variety of high quality Certified Angus Beef steaks and roasts, including specialty restaurant cuts such as the Tomahawk Rib Steak and Bone-In Filet. Case ready variety includes an exclusive on Chiappetti 100% Grass Fed/Grass Finished Antibiotic Free beef and all natural and hormone free lamb and veal. Convenient, value added meats include panko-encrusted cutlets, stuffed chops with all natural no water/no salt added, and the free seasoning and/or marinating of USDA Grade A Chicken and Pork products by our in-store expert butchers.

• A wide ranging, colorful and Fresh Produce Department with mountains of heirloom tomatoes, fresh bunches of herbs and a wide variety of mushrooms and peppers. Market 32 is dedicated to finding local providers for produce (as possible, given growing seasons) and is committed to an expanded assortment of organic produce. Additionally, customers will find an assortment of prepared, ready-to-cook and grab-n-go fruit and vegetables.

• The Fresh and Healthy Seafood Department offers the most extensive assortment of salmon variety available in a retail supermarket, including wild caught, farm raised, delectable Scottish, cedar planked, marinated portions, stuffed pinwheels, and even a pulled BBQ offering – all in all, more than three dozen varieties of salmon from which to choose. The extensive fin fish selection includes sea bass, halibut portions, tilapia, haddock, and numerous varieties of shellfish including lobster, clams, shrimp and crab. Fresh seafood selections fried or steamed to order, with classic sides such as cole slaw and French fries, top a menu of full prepared meals, while selections dredged in free seasoning rubs, or those which have been breaded or stuffed offer simple, ready to cook solutions.

• A Fresh Deli Department featuring quality sliced meats and cheeses that help to create healthy meal solutions, such as those from McKenzie Natural Artisan Deli, whose turkeys and hams are sourced from local family farms, contain no antibiotics, no growth hormones and no nitrates.

• An expanded Specialty Cheese Department featuring Market 32’s signature Cheese Shop with more than 300 varieties of unique cheeses including several savory and sweet Brie Tortes made fresh, in-store. Our knowledgeable cheese mongers are there to help you sample and select the right cheese every time, whether for entertaining or snacking.

• Convenient, Delicious and Healthy Prepared Foods throughout the store so shoppers can bring home full meals or supplement meals without sacrificing freshness or value. Offerings include a full-service Starbucks; a made to order salad station where shoppers can customize their salad; p. 4 classic NYC-style deli sandwiches; fresh-baked Corner to Corner and Tavoletta pizzas; a variety of hot and cold soups; an in-store smoker that slow cooks ribs, brisket, chicken and pulled pork with Market 32’s signature rub; sushi and Aburi (toasted sushi) made fresh in-store; Grab & Go and heat & eat meals; and, a unique Chef’s Case which offers entrees and sides, giving shoppers the opportunity to customize their meal combinations.

• A colorful and aromatic Floral Department to brighten any room or occasion greets Market 32 shoppers as they enter the store. As the largest florist in the Northeast, Market 32 has a wide array of assorted fresh flowers and plants. With custom design services, Market 32 floral experts can help customers design the perfect flowers for all of life’s occasions.

• A warm and inviting Bakery Department provides delicious store-made breads and desserts, including three varieties of freshly baked focaccia breads, signature Vienna Breads and decadent individual deserts such as fruit tarts and cupcakes as well as dessert and special occasion cakes.

Throughout Market 32, customers will notice a commitment to supporting local manufacturers and growers, sourcing authentic imports and expanding varieties of gluten-free, organic, and natural products. Unique destination displays explode with a wide variety of popular categories such as pasta & sauce, rice & grains, oils & vinegars and spices, adding ideas and excitement to the shopping experience.

“This Market 32 reflects the newest and best ideas that we’ve gotten from our customers. We’re very proud of this store and pleased to be a part of this community,” said Grimmett.

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 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.market32.com

Contact:
Jonathan M. Pierce,APR
Pierce Communications
518-221-1186 (cell)
jon@albanypr.com

Mona Golub
The Golub Corporation/Market 32
518-379-1480

Source: MARKET-32

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

  • Newly Converted Stores Open in Guilderland, Troy and Albany

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

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

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

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

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

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

About The Golub Corporation
Based in Schenectady, NY, the Golub Corporation owns and operates 135 Price Chopper and Market 32 grocery stores in New York, Vermont, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts and New Hampshire. The American owned, family-managed company prides itself on longstanding traditions of innovative food merchandising, leadership in community service, and cooperative employee relations. Golub’s 21,000 teammates collectively own more than 47% of the company’s privately held stock, making it one of the nation’s largest privately held corporations that is predominantly employee-owned. For additional information, visit www.pricechopper.com

Contact:

Mona Golub
Price Chopper
518.379.1480
or
Jonathan Pierce, APR
Pierce Communications
518.221.1186 (cell)

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

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

 

Golub Corporation announces the appointment of Scott Grimmett as its chief executive officer

Accomplished Executive to Lead Family-Owned Company

SCHENECTADY, NY, 2016-Jan-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Golub family today announced that Scott Grimmett has been named chief executive officer (CEO), of the Schenectady, NY based Golub Corporation, parent company of Price Chopper, Market Bistro and Market 32. Grimmett, who will also carry the title of president, has been a part of the family-owned company’s succession plan since joining the company in January 2012 as executive vice president and chief operating officer.

Grimmett has led the effort to reposition the Price Chopper brand for continued success. His vision in spearheading development of the brand architecture that is foundational to the Market 32 experience has already achieved strong results and has been so well received by customers that it has become the basis for the chain’s next generation of stores.

“This is an exciting time for our company,” said Neil Golub, chairman of the board. “While international conglomerates and Wall St. continue to consolidate our industry, we are investing in our future as a strong, American-owned, family-built regional chain. The design work that we invested in Market Bistro (circa 2010-2014), coupled with the brand-defining innovation that has given rise to our first few Market 32 concept stores has not only laid the groundwork for our continued growth, but also fueled the acceleration of our plans to modernize our stores under the Market 32 banner.”

“Scott possesses unique skills and perspectives that have helped us significantly elevate how we approach our business. I am confident that in this new role he will continue to lead us to new heights,” said Jerry Golub, who has been appointed vice chairman of the board and will lead a new board finance committee focused on accelerating the conversion of Price Chopper stores to the new Market 32 banner.

Prior to joining the Golub Corporation, Grimmett’s storied career spanned 37 years at Safeway. Starting as a bagger, he worked his way up the company ladder to become a store manager, district manager and vice president of retail operations. He also served as president for several divisions of the company, the last of which was Safeway’s successful Denver division, which consisted of 141 stores in a five-state operating area.

Grimmett will have responsibility for the overall day-to-day operations of Price Chopper Supermarkets/Market 32. In his new role, he will also influence the strategic direction of the company and report to the board of directors through Neil Golub, who remains chairman of the board.

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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: The Golub Corporation

Contact:
Mona Golub
Price Chopper
518.379.1480
or
Jonathan Pierce, APR
Pierce Communications
518.221.1186

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

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

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

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

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

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

About The Golub Corporation: Based in Schenectady, NY, the Golub Corporation owns and operates 135 Price Chopper and Market 32 grocery stores in New York, Vermont, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts and New Hampshire. The American owned, family-managed company prides itself on longstanding traditions of innovative food merchandising, leadership in community service, and cooperative employee relations. Golub’s 22,000 teammates collectively own more than 47% of the company’s privately held stock, making it one of the nation’s largest privately held corporations that is predominantly employee-owned. For additional information, visit www.pricechopper.com

Contact:
Mona Golub
Price Chopper
518-379-1480

Jon Pierce, APR
Pierce Communications
518-221-1186