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Grocery /Wine & Spirits

Margarita madness

It’s mid April, the sun is out and temperatures are hovering around 60 degrees. Spring has sprung, folks. With these amazing blue skies, warm sunshine and balmy temps, a margarita out on the patio — along with some guac and chips — sounds like the perfect ending to the work week. (You can get totally crazy and add fish tacos and avocado, black bean and sweet corn salad to round out a great meal.) Leave

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Bakery /Deli /Grocery /Specialty Cheese

Cheeeeeeeese!

Cheese!

And I don’t mean the look-at-the-camera-smile kind. And not the very funny Dean Pritchard welcome in “Old School.” No, I mean the oooey, gooey stuff between two pieces of glorious grilled bread kind.

We’re talking about the most perfect sandwich ever — second only to my beloved peanut butter and jelly — because Sunday is National Grilled Cheese Day! Like such a great food needs its own day, right? Most dads, moms and college

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Red Velvet Oreos

oreoWith Valentine’s Day upon us, I like many others, feel the pressure of delivering the perfect day of romance.

Every year on February 14th, we all run to the store to buy cards, candy, gifts or flowers for our “special Valentine.” Well now you can add Red Velvet Oreos to that list!

Two years ago Nabisco asked their Oreo customers which they preferred: the cookie or the

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Cold Ice Cream on a Hot… Warm Day!

Cold Ice Cream #festfoods

We have about 300 varieties of frozen treats

The original idea for this blog involved my opening with something along the lines of “what a hot summer this has been, what have you been doing to keep cool?” but it’s actually been a very mild, comfortable summer. Does that mean we can’t enjoy the refreshments of the season? Of course not! Who doesn’t like

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Big Changes in our Frozen and Dairy Departments

Skogen’s Festival Foods prides itself on being Wisconsin’s leading and most innovative grocer. In order to live up to a statement like that we are constantly looking for ways to improve your overall shopping experience. There are numerous ways to be innovative in a grocery store… from the marketing and advertising, in-store merchandising or being “green” to name just a few. Over the past few years we have been fortunate enough to build several stores

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The Holiday Flavors Have Arrived!

holidays #festfoods

We always wonder when the first guest will ask for Egg Nog

What do you think of when you hear words like Pumpkin Spice, Peppermint Stick, Pecan Pie, Crème Brulee Latte, Eggnog and Peppermint Mocha? This list could go on and on… I will tell you what I think of- FALL, WINTER and the HOLIDAYS! The chill of a cool mornings

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Got Yogurt?

Have you noticed that there are some empty shelves in the yogurt section? I can tell you we have because the “Greek yogurt” shortage is at its peak right now. For past three years, the Greek yogurt category has grown more than 100 percent each year, compared with single-digit growth for conventional yogurt, according to consumer research data from Nielsen. That

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Hiring the Right People

As we get ready to open our 17th Festival Foods store in Neenah later this year, it got me thinking of how many people we will be hiring prior to opening.

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Shopping at Festival Foods is now Essential Everyday!

No, you aren’t required to shop with us every day (although many of you do!); my title refers to our new store brand, “Essential Everyday.”

Everyone is familiar with the store brand, or private label, “Flavorite” that has been around since 1975. Flavorite branded items are synonymous with great products and great value. When Super Valu became the supplier for Festival Foods in 2003, we were really excited to offer Flavorite to our shoppers.

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What’s New? Noosa!

I am excited to introduce Noosa Yoghurt in our dairy department at Festival Foods!

First- why is it spelled yoghurt instead of yogurt?

Yoghurt is the preferred spelling in the UK and Australia much like colour or flavour. Same meaning- different spelling.

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