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New store announcement: Looking to grow in Green Bay

We’re thrilled to tell you that Festival Foods is investigating the possibility of constructing a new store on Green Bay’s northeast side.

The potential store, which would be our 23rd location in Wisconsin and fifth in the Greater Green Bay area, would be located near the intersection of Highway 57 and University Avenue. A formal announcement of a new Festival Foods store would follow project approvals by local municipalities.

“The prospect of serving our guests …

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Food Safety /Front End /Mark Skogen
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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 grocery store, we have some of the same concerns when …

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Events /Mark Skogen
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Fireworks in Janesville!

We’re thrilled to announce that our company will partner with the Rock Aqua Jays by sponsoring the Fourth of July fireworks show at the Independence Day on the Rock in Janesville.

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Festival Foods now sponsors 15 fireworks shows throughout Wisconsin including those in Appleton, Darboy, Eau Claire, Fond du Lac, Fort Atkinson, Green Bay, Kenosha, Madison, Manitowoc, Marshfield, Neenah, Onalaska, Oshkosh, and Sheboygan.

“We have …

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Racing (and fueling) with Festival Foods

With the warm weather finally here, plenty of road races are happening across Wisconsin.

Festival Foods is thrilled to be among the sponsors of many of these great events, including the Cellcom Green Bay Marathon and the Eau Claire Marathon, which were both held in May. (You definitely know we’re there when you see our Big Cart nearby.)

Our company also is a big supporter of the Bellin Run, which is set for June 13, …

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Events /Mark Skogen /Uncategorized
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Janesville: Hey neighbor

In April, we told you that we’re heading to Janesville and now here we are, digging right in.

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That’s right, we recently hosted an official groundbreaking ceremony at our future home to get things rolling at 2233 Humes Road, which was previously home to a Kmart. We’re demolishing that structure and building a new store that will open in the fall.

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Paying it Forward for the Holidays

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Whew! The holidays are behind us and things have settled down a bit so I thought I’d throw out another blog posting. Grocery is a lot like any other retail business in that the holidays are some of our busiest days on the calendar. The Festival team always has some fun during the hustle and bustle, while still feeling the pressure to make sure our guests …

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Madison Market Ground Breaking

Madison Market Ground Breaking #festfoods

Festival Foods was part of the official groundbreaking event for The Galaxie complex in Madison on September 16 where more than 100 people were in attendance to hear from the mayor, alders, DNR representative, and developer on the project. I had the opportunity to share with the crowd a bit about our company’s history and what it means for us to enter the …

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Why Wisconsin?

Festival store pictured is located on the first floor behind the trees.

Festival is located on the first floor behind the trees.

I often times get asked when we will open a store in Minnesota, Illinois, or even the UP of Michigan. Without fail, my first thought is always “when there are no more places in Wisconsin for us to serve”. That thought may not be 100% accurate …

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Remembering Victor

Our Festival family is saddened by the recent loss of our friend and fellow associate Victor Montoya. Victor worked the meat service case for more than 16 years, most recently at our Green Bay East store but also serving guests at the West Mason store for many years as well. Much like our icon-status associate Marty Matchey at the Onalaska meat service case, Victor was well known and always willing to connect with guests to …

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Recognition for Doing the Right Thing

Ethics in Business Award #festfoods

I recently attended the American Foundation of Counseling Services (AFCS) Ethics in Business award luncheon. Festival Foods was awarded the honor in the business category this year. This is a unique event because AFCS believes in recognizing healthy work environments when so often these days there are growing concerns about ethical and moral business practices.

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