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. Details are outlined in the press release.
For the month of September, Price Chopper/Market32, the American Red Cross and the NewsChannel 13 media family teamed up for the 'Give What Fire Takes' campaign, raising funds and awareness to help victims of home fires and support home fire prevention efforts. Today, Price Chopper/Market32 presented a check for $40,890 to the Red Cross that included $30,890 raised by their teammates and customers and a $10,000 match from Price Chopper/Market32. Details are outlined in the press release.
The Golub Corporation cut the ribbon on its first "ground up" Market 32 today in Sutton, MA and local residents finally had the opportunity to see the new supermarket concept for themselves. The Sutton Market 32, a USGBC Green Globes-certified building located at 21 Galaxy Pass, is the first supermarket in the community. Details are outlined in the press release.
Golub Corporation executives joined today with officials from the Italian Trade Commission to announce a new multi-year partnership agreement to increase the breadth and variety of authentic Italian products across the progressive Northeastern chain’s six-state footprint. The partnership - one of only three in the country, and the only of its kind on the East coast – is focused on bringing authentic Italian products to Price Chopper Supermarkets and Market 32, and includes cooperative advertising, extensive sampling, and a promotional sweepstakes that will send a lucky shopper to Rome, Italy. Details are outlined in the press release.
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. Details are outlined in the press release.
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. Details are outlined in the press release.
The Cooking School @ Market Bistro will offer a selection of classes that range from simple cooking skills to more advanced recipes. Recipes consist of ethnic dishes, homemade classics and more. The registration fee for each class ranges from $25 to $55. Details are outlined in the press release.
Price Chopper Supermarkets is pleased to announce the acquisition of Fairway Pharmacy in Montrose, PA, effective Monday, August 17. The New York-based, family-managed chain will continue to operate out of Fairway’s current location until the planned construction of a new pharmacy inside the Montrose Price Chopper is completed. Fairway Pharmacy customers will have immediate access to the many great savings programs and services that Price Chopper has to offer, including free diabetes medications, free diabetic supplies, free antibiotics, free prenatal and children’s vitamins, $9.99 for 100 generic pills and Fuel AdvantEdge rewards. Details are outlined in the press release.
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. Details are outlined in the press release.
Price Chopper Supermarkets pin up campaign raised $38,115 for JDRF (originally branded as Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation). Millions of Americans live with diabetes, most commonly type 1 and type 2. JDRF is the leading global organization that is funding type 1 diabetes research, is developing better treatments and is dedicated to finding a cure. Details are outlined in the press release.
Price Chopper Supermarkets is pleased to announce the launch of its new specialty pharmacy program, which expands pharmacy services in an effort to provide more convenient and personalized solutions for patients living with chronic and complex health conditions. This program is part of a partnership with Aureus Health Services, a specialty pharmacy and health management company. Details are outlined in the press release.
Price Chopper's 2014 "Check Out Hunger" campaign raised more than $47,000 and 29 tons of food for 12 local food banks and their affiliated kitchens and pantries in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Pennsylvania and Vermont. Details are outlined in the press release.
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. Details are outlined in the press release.