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Mark Skogen

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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Mark Skogen

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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Mark Skogen

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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Lambeau Field – New and Improved

Football season is officially underway! Construction on the south end zone of Lambeau Field is complete and it is incredible. I am proud and excited that Festival Foods was able to partner with the Packers organization for naming rights on part of that newly created space in the stadium. Seats in the Festival Foods MVP Deck will be used by the Packers organization for their sponsors who receive tickets to home games as part of

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Mark Skogen

New Community, New Opportunity

People often want to know how we decide where we’ll put our next store. While there are certain criteria like population and a good store site that are deal breakers, I’m here to tell you that there is no crystal ball or master city list. The opportunity to join the Kenosha community was presented to us just a few months ago and since then it’s been a whirlwind of activity. Why Kenosha? It is a

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Mark Skogen

What’s the rush?

I keep hearing people say “I can’t wait for spring to get here” but I wonder what all the rush is about. Sure, winter is no fun but doesn’t life go by fast enough without us wishing it would go faster?

I recently reflected on just how fast life speeds by when my oldest daughter, Sydney, departed for her trip to Spain. We talked via telephone while she and her classmates waited at the airport

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Mark Skogen

Festival Foods Turkey Trot a Success

It’s hard to believe that more than a month has gone by since we hosted the Turkey Trot events in eight communities across the state of Wisconsin.

Flash back to eight years ago when Sean Ryan, local race director and running enthusiast, came to me with the idea for a Thanksgiving Day run because he saw a gap in the Wisconsin racing circuit at that time

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Mark Skogen

Doing what you love

Being a third generation grocer I am often asked if I ever thought about doing something else for a career. For years my response to that question has been “no, I just knew this was right for me”. My parents were surprised when they read in a college basketball program that I said I planned to enter our family business (I was the highlighted player for that game and one of the questions was what

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Mark Skogen

Coming Soon to Neenah!

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It was with great excitement we recently announced that we will begin construction on a new state-of-the-art grocery store in Neenah, WI this summer. This new store represents opportunity for both our company and the community of Neenah alike.

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