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Festival Foods Empowers Local Youth

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By guest blogger Laura Gainor, Communications Manager, Junior Achievement of Wisconsin, Inc.

Junior Achievement of Wisconsin has had the honor of partnering with Festival Foods on many occasions to provide work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy programming to our local youth. If it wasn’t for partners and volunteers like you, these students may not have the opportunity to gain the necessary

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From Bags to Benches!

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One of these bags might end up as part of your new deck! Keep reading for details.

You have just finished your shopping and headed to the checkouts when you suddenly start thinking about bags. “Do I want paper bags, plastic bags, or both? Do I get double plastic, double paper, paper in plastic, what about the ice cream? How do I even bag

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Caroline’s Cart

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We have to admit we were a bit overwhelmed at the reaction to the news story that aired on WLUK 11 and WFRV-TV in Green Bay. Not only has Facebook and Twitter exploded with comments and compliments, we are receiving e-mail from all over the United States and even as far away as Australia! The story has

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Turkey Trot – A Thanksgiving Day Tradition

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Can you believe Thanksgiving Day is less than a month away?! When most of us think of Thanksgiving, we think of family, turkey, football, and any other traditions we include as part of this holiday. Six years ago, a new tradition was added to Thanksgiving Day in many of our communities— the Turkey Trot!

Last week, Festival Foods employees were encouraged

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Viva Las Vegas Casino Night Fundraiser coming Nov. 8th!

Great things happen when vendors team up with Festival Foods to help out in the community. On Friday, October 11th Brew Pub Pizza teamed up with Festival Foods in Darboy and Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Fox Valley Region to help raise money to support additional matches and sell tickets for the upcoming Viva Las Vegas Casino Night Fundraiser at Waverly Beach in Menasha. Brew Pub Pizza pulled up in front of the store

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It’s Time for Boofest!

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I was talking to one of our cashiers about our upcoming Boofest event and she told me they have pictures of her at Boofest when she was a baby!! I didn’t think that was possible but thinking back I guess we did have our first one in 1997. There were just 3 Festival stores then (Onalaska, Marshfield, and Green Bay West)

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Making My Job Sound Important

I’m here to talk about something we all do, something that we didn’t have ten years ago, and something we (seemingly) can’t live without. Can you guess it? I’m talking about Social Media. Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Tumblr, Google+, it seems like I hear about a new one every day. Facebook users check their newsfeed on average of 14 times per day, and Facebook has approximately 1.5 billion active users. Twitter has over 550 million

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Introducing Paul Wagner

Greetings and hello!

For the past couple of weeks I’ve been reflecting on my time at Festival Foods, attempting to come up with a good idea for my first blog post. Many ideas crossed my mind, none of which seemed topical or relevant. Then it hit me, this is my first blog! It doesn’t have to be an in-depth piece on the cooking methods and history of baby back ribs, or a comprehensive look into

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Twinkie the Kid Rides Again!

twinkieLate last year Twinkie lovers were stunned to learn their beloved snack would no longer be available and quickly bought up every last box we had on the shelf. We are happy to announce that the empty space will once again be filled with your favorite Hostess snack cakes. Not only are Twinkies coming back but so are Ho Hos, Cupcakes, chocolate donettes, and powdered sugar

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It’s Time for Breakfast!

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The Boomerang Theory is not only about bringing our customers back… it’s also about bringing our vendor partners back and showing appreciation for all they do in helping us on our quest to be Wisconsin’s leading grocer. In this fast paced world it is easy to forget or not take the time to recognize those that work hard behind the scenes. I have written

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