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MANAGERS Store Manager: David Rosario
Assistant Store Manager: John Coldberg Jr.
I Need Your Feedback EMAIL ME!
HOURS Monday–Saturday: 7 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Sunday: 7 a.m. – 10 p.m.
The best way for any business to improve is to get feedback from their customers, so I have a request for you. You are one of our best customers, and I would like to know ONE IDEA or ONE PIECE OF FEEDBACK from you that could make our store even better. Are there any items you wish we would carry so you don't have to visit other stores? There is no better use of my time than hearing directly from you about ways we can improve. We are working really hard to provide a great shopping experience, and we are totally open to anything that can make it even better. I realize that I am going to get a lot of emails in the next week or so, but I look forward to it. I look forward to taking your feedback and improving our business even more. If it takes me a while to reply, please bear with me. I'm also doing this as an example for our amazing staff. One of the best ways to improve any business is to truly listen to your customers and accomplish the things they are asking for. Years ago, when my father, Sydney, was still actively involved in the business, he would come around to the stores and ask the managers to get certain things done. But he always said, “When your customers ask you to get things done, those are the things you better get done!”
Communication is the key. I welcome you to email me anything we can do for you. Or, you can communicate it directly to the store team. Of course, if there is something positive you would like to tell me about the store or the team, I'd love to hear about that, as well. I will certainly pass it on to the team. One last thing! You are going to save a lot of money if you take advantage of the coupons and programs in this newsletter. Don't miss the coupons on Page 3 and remember that we are running our 10% Off Program in September. Also, don't forget to use your points and get some FREE GROCERIES . See Page 4 for details.
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–Noah Katz Co-President Noahkatz@psksupermarkets.com
P.S. Yes, this is my real email address. It may take some time for me to get back to you, but I welcome the feedback.
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Shane Tranquada has been around the Foodtown block. In his 31 years with the company, he has worked all over New York and lists stores in Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, and Amenia on his resume. When we need someone to take one of our deli departments to the next level, Shane is one of the experienced managers we turn to. “I’ve had the opportunity to work in different locations, from small stores to big stores,” Shane says. “Usually when a store opens and they need some assistance getting it on its feet, I’m the person they ask. Wherever I’m needed, I’m there!” Right now, Shane is settled in at the Croton location and thoroughly enjoying his job managing a team of 10 people in the deli. He oversees all daily operations in the department, like ordering ingredients, monitoring inventory, rotating products, managing staff, and ensuring a spread of 21 meals fills the hot table each day. Shane is happy to be a part of the Foodtown family, and he has loved watching the company thrive over the decades. His favorite part of the job is working with customers, many of whom he knows by name. “This job requires you to be a people person to communicate with the customers, and I think that’s the biggest part of my job and what I enjoy most about being in the store,” Shane says. He truly values spending time with his team, and he makes an effort as a manager to build strong relationships and encourage a friendly atmosphere. MEET SHANE TRANQUADA! A Foodtown Deli Expert
We all know the lunches American schools dole out to kids aren’t always the healthiest meals. Pizza, corn dogs, and Tater Tots are just a few lunchroom staples that have gotten bad press lately, but, thankfully, conscientious parents have another option: packing lunch. If that sounds like a time-consuming and expensive alternative, don’t worry — we’re here to help! Combine our fantastic coupons with easy recipes and a bit of shopping know-how, and your back-to-school lunch prep will be a breeze. Here are a few tips to get you started. Choose wisely. When you’re grocery shopping for school lunch ingredients, it’s important to balance cost and convenience. For example, buying presliced apples might save you a few seconds with a paring knife, but if there’s an incredible deal on whole apples (which there is this month with apple totes discounted to 19 cents per pound), then the extra time might be worth the savings. Check out all our deals and Foodtown Club Card programs to maximize your shopping trip. Keep it simple. To keep your packing time down, choose simple, nutrient-dense options for lunch, like hard-boiled eggs, sandwiches, nuts, cubed cheeses, and unprocessed fruits and vegetables. That way, you can chop, boil, or bag the ingredients in batches ahead of time, saving precious minutes each morning. Plus, your kids will have healthy, tasty, easy-to-eat meals. Hellmann’s mayo, rotisserie chicken, and jumbo white eggs are all on sale with this month’s coupons, making chicken salad sandwiches (see the recipe on Page 5) and hard-boiled eggs affordable, go-to options. Say yes to leftovers. If your family has some of last night’s dinner left over, why not pack it off to school with your kids in the morning? Lunch preparations will be lightning fast, and you’ll rest easy knowing your kids are getting delicious homemade meals with the comforting taste of home. While you’re at it, why not slip in a homemade dessert to replace junk they might get from a school vending machine? This month’s coupons include incredible discounts on butter quarters, milk, and Domino Sugar, so your homemade cakes and cookies will be as budget-conscious as they are delicious. THE LUNCHBOX OF CHAMPIONS How to Save on Back-to-School Lunches
“I believe you get the most out of your employees if you treat them well in a close-knit environment,” Shane says. “It’s always friendly, and we enjoy working together.”
Thanks to his work at Foodtown, Shane has also become quite the home cook and likes to experiment with different cuisines.
“I think working in the deli department, because we’re around so many foods, has given me the knowledge I needed to cook at home,” he says.
From all of us on the Foodtown team, thank you, Shane, for all that you do!
Want free groceries? Simply use your Club Card to earn points. Then, grab the Free Items sheet at the register and redeem your points for free groceries. It's that simple. FREE GROCERIES — REALLY!
*Available at the store location on the back of this newsletter.
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Paper waste is a huge issue in the United States. According to the University of Southern Indiana, Americans throw away approximately 1 billion trees’ worth of paper every year, dumping the equivalent of entire forests into the landfill. Of course, we also recycle a lot of paper, but the best option environmentally is to avoid using so much of it in the first place, which is where Foodtown’s electronic weekly flyer comes in. Signing up for our electronic flyer, which comes to you via email instead of arriving in your physical mailbox, is a great way to save paper each week. Even better, it can save you money, too, and it takes less than five minutes
to sign up. Just visit our website, Foodtown.com, plug in your email address, and you’re ready to go. From then on, our electronic flyer will be emailed to you each week! Right from those emails, you can add sale items to your shopping list and fill up your electronic cart. Then, you can either print the list and visit your local Foodtown to shop in person or
been easier, and you’ll be helping the environment along the way. Our ultimate goal is to get enough shoppers to sign up for our electronic flyer that we can eliminate the paper one entirely and save trees. We understand that you probably get a lot of useless spam emails every week, but our flyer won’t be one of them. It’s genuinely useful — you need to eat, after all, and you
send it directly to us so our staff can have your items ready when you arrive. Many of our locations offer delivery, too. Saving money on the things you use most has never
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Chicken salad sandwiches are as delicious as they are nutritious. This recipe makes enough filling for four sandwiches and can be easily customized by adding sliced cherry tomatoes, chopped hard-boiled eggs, or diced pickles. When you’re finished, store the filling in the fridge until it’s time to pack a lunch, then spoon some between slices of bread. To maximize your savings, shop for this recipe using your coupons and Foodtown Club Card. This month, 30-ounce jars of Hellmann’s mayo are discounted to $1.98 each, and store made rotisserie chickens cost just $3.98 per bird. EASY CHICKEN SALAD SANDWICH FILLING
Digital Coupons Made Easy HOWTO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF MANUFACTURER DISCOUNTS If you’re like most consumers, you get pages of coupons in the mail. Often, they’re for things you don’t need, but if one of your favorite companies sends out a discount, you probably save it. Why let free money go to waste? The same principle applies in the grocery store, and we’ve made clipping coupons easy by moving the process online. The savings offered in our digital coupons come straight from the manufacturers, which almost always want to give you money, so there’s no reason to refuse their generosity. To earn free cash, just visit our website, Foodtown.com, and click on Foodtown Digital Coupons in the Savings tab. From there, you can choose the discounted items you want. Chances are they’ll be essentials you were already planning to stock up on. When you click on a coupon, it automatically loads onto your Foodtown Club Card and becomes yours to spend! If you don’t have a Club Card yet, don’t worry! All it takes to start one is a few minutes on our website or a 30-second conversation with a cashier. If you’re ready to join the family, download an enrollment form at Foodtown.com/My-Store/Club-Card. Over the years, our loyal customers have saved thousands of dollars with our digital coupons. Visit Foodtown.com today to reap your rewards!
Ingredients • 1 1/2 cups chopped Foodtown deli rotisserie chicken • 1 medium celery stalk, chopped • 1 small onion, finely chopped • 1/2 cup Hellmann’s mayo • 1/4 tsp salt • 1/4 tsp pepper
Directions 1. Simply mix all of the ingredients together in a bowl, and presto, you have sandwich filling!
Inspired by BettyCrocker.com
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INSIDE THIS ISSUE:
Warning: Throwing this newsletter away is like throwing money away!
We Need Your Feedback............................PAGE 1
The Lunchbox of Champions....................PAGE 2
Meet Shane Tranquada!.............................PAGE 2
Go Green and Save!......................................PAGE 3
Easy Chicken Salad Sandwich Filling...PAGE 3
Save 10%–30% Just by Shopping With Us!........................................PAGE 4
SPENDING TO EARN A few times each year, Foodtown and Freshtown dedicate an entire month to helping you save money. We call it our 10% Off Program, and, each time it launches, you’ll have four weeks to shop and rack up discounts. When you reach $300 in spending, your cashier will reward you with a 10% off coupon, and you can earn as many as three coupons each shopping period! Then, you can use them to save 10% on three separate grocery runs or stack them to save up to 30% on a single Foodtown trip. That customer was a smart shopper who knew how to work the system, and we were happy to help him take advantage of a great deal. In fact, our goal is to get as many customers as possible to utilize the 10% Off Program and save money on their orders. In so many ways, what’s good for you is good for us, too. We usually run the discount program three or four times each year, so make sure to keep an eye out for announcements that the shopping period has started. Once it has, your cashier will remind How to Get Discounts While You Shop
Stacking your discounts is usually the way to go. Once, I saw this work for a customer firsthand when I was helping bag groceries in one of our stores. The customer had three 10% off coupons, and he figured out a savvy way to use them: He and his family combined their shopping with some close relatives, and they spent $1,200. Using his coupons, they were able to save $360 — that’s over a free cartload!
you each time you shop how much more you need to spend to earn a coupon, and, when you reach $300, they’ll give you a 10% off coupon to add to your stash. Ask your cashier for details next time you visit your local store or head to our website, Foodtown.com, today to learn more!
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YOUR CASHIER CAN LET YOU KNOW HOW MANY GREENPOINTS YOU HAVE. THIS IS A PARTIAL LIST… PLEASE ASK YOUR CASHIER FOR THE FULL LIST OF GREENPOINTS REWARD ITEMS. WHICH ONE OF THESE DO YOU WANT FOR FREE ? REDEEM YOUR GREENPOINTS ON YOUR NEXT VISIT.
HALF GALLON, WHOLE, 1%, 2%, OR NON-FAT FRESH MILK
67.6 OZ BOTTLE PLUS DEP. COCA-COLA OR PEPSI 2 LITER BOTTLE
44 CT. 2-PLY SHEETS BOUNTY TOWELS SINGLE ROLL 1500
1 LB SALTED OR SWEET BUTTER QUARTERS
1 HEAD OF ICEBERG LETTUCE
DOZEN LARGE WHITE EGGS
$ 10 GIFT CARD
64 OZ BOTTLE,
$ 25 GIFT CARD
$ 25 GIFT CARD
$ 25 GIFT CARD
$ 25 GIFT CARD
$ 25 GIFT CARD
$ 25 GIFT CARD
$ 50 GIFT CARD
$ 25 GIFT CARD
YOUR ARE EARNING 10 POINTS FOR EVERY DOLLAR YOU SPEND IN OUR STORE. REDEEM YOUR POINTS FOR THESE AND OTHER ITEMS WHEN YOU SHOP !
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