Report: Golub’s Market 32 banner stores won’t sell tobacco products
SCHENECTADY, N.Y. — In line with its increased focus on health and nutrition, Golub will not be selling tobacco products in its new Market 32 banner stores, according to a local news report.
According a timesunion.com report, company spokeperson Mona Golub was quoted as saying, “Given the increased emphasis we've placed on health and wellness, this is the right time for us to discontinue tobacco," she said.
As previously reported by Drug Store News, more than half of the 135-store chain will be converted within five years. In total, the investment in this phase of the evolution will be more than $300 million.
In a statement issued in November, Neil Golub, Price Chopper’s executive chairman, stated, “Market 32 represents the next leap forward for our company. We have evolved from the Public Service Market to Central Market to Price Chopper by responding to customers’ changing needs over time, and Market 32 is the next natural progression for us.”
Menasha’s new design center aims to spur collaboration among team members
NEENAH, Wis. — Menasha has opened a new design center in Northbrook, Ill., in order to service the growing needs of retailers and consumer packaged goods customers and attract top talent, the company announced on Wednesday.
The Northbrook Design Center serves as the latest addition to Menasha’s Retail Integration Institute and is equipped with a retail environment to help customers visualize promotional packaging and displays in an in-store setting.
“The Northbrook Design Center’s creative and innovative space is an ideal setting to spur collaboration among our award-winning design team, and ultimately, end-to-end merchandising solutions that truly go beyond our customers’ expectations,” Jim Ghere, director of National Accounts—Supply Chain Services for Menasha Packaging, said. “By leveraging Menasha’s Shopper Insights, we provide data-driven retail promotional solutions that improve shopper engagement and deliver higher ROI at retail.”
In addition, the new location showcases examples of Menasha’s integrated merchandising capabilities, and provides an opportunity for customers to see everything that Menasha has to offer, including promotional print solutions, permanent displays, and reusable packaging options from ORBIS.
The Northbrook Design Center is located near Menasha’s customer base and is 15 minutes from O’Hare Airport.
The center recently added several graphic and structural designers to its team and has the capacity for additional growth.