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‘Twas the week of Christmas at Festival Foods

‘Twas the week of Christmas,

And all through the state

Families made grocery lists,

And shopped for food to fill their Christmas dinner plate.

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The stores were decorated with red, green, and gold

To spread holiday cheer

And Christmas music …

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Saying thanks!

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It’s the season of giving thanks! Social media and the internet have created numerous ways to promote thankfulness — think 30-Day Thankfulness Challenge or the 30 Days of Being Thankful.

For us at Festival Foods this time of year, we’re thankful for our loyal guests, our hard working vendor partners and our amazing front end associates …

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Tot Spot: For kids only

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It’s not often you walk into a grocery store with a designated area for kids to play while parents shop.

The Tot Spot at Festival Foods is just that. It’s a fun place for kids between 18 months and 7 years old to play for up to one hour while parents do their grocery shopping. …

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Boofest: Halloween fun and a chance to win

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Halloween is going to be an extra-special celebration for us this year! That’s because Boofest, our annual Halloween party for kids at our stores across the state, actually falls ON Halloween.

Consider Boofest a warm-up for kids under 8 to the ‘real’ trick-or-treating that comes later that day. At this event, we …

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Festival Foods: Turning a part-time job into a career

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As Festival Foods prepares to open new stores in 2016, we’re talking to a lot of people about working with our great company.

Among the most common we get: “Can I really make a career out of a job at a grocery store?” The answer is a resounding ‘YES!’ You may not think that’s possible, …

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The Great Wisconsin Bag-Off

It’s almost time.

The best baggers among our associates went head to head this summer to determine who moves on to the state competition in Milwaukee. And now the Great Wisconsin Bag-Off, set for Wednesday, Oct. 14, is just days away.

In August, four of our stores hosted spirited contests to see who did the best job putting groceries into bags at a quick pace while evenly distributing items with big smiles on their faces.

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Green or Gold: Bagging options at Festival Foods

We bag or you bag? We know some people think it’s easier using plastic bags, while others prefer paper or canvas bags.

Some consider it a chore, while others compare bagging groceries to a game of Tetris. And you may have heard about the national bagging competition!

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At Festival Foods, we have two options …

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Summer Storms Foster Teamwork

The recent run of hot days here in Wisconsin generated some intense thunderstorms and left thousands without power for various lengths of time.

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During outages like this, people often think about how they will get their garage door open, keep the kids entertained, or prevent all the food in the refrigerator from spoiling. In a …

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Back to School: General Mills’ Box Tops for Education

Now that we’re into August, the countdown to the new school year is officially underway.

That means shiny new school supplies, a pantry full of snacks as well as breakfast and lunch options and new ways to help your local school.

Our friends at General Mills are turning its products, including its delicious snacks and cereals and other items you’re already purchasing for the new school year, into money for your local school. The General …

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Kellogg’s: Back to School Text-to-Win Sweepstakes

Texting is now a way of life, right?

It’s a quick way to communicate, get information and now it’s a way to win money for you AND your school. We’re teaming up with Kellogg’s to bring you an amazing text-to-win contest that could mean $500 for you and $1,500 for your school.

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