Wooster, Ohio-based Buehler’s Fresh Foods has been selected as the winner of this year’s Pinnacle Award from the Ohio Grocers Association (OGA). The OGA award is based on overall excellence in retail operations, and is the highest award given by the association. The Pinnacle Award is given annually to both a small and large operation, recognizing exceptional creativity, merchandising, innovation, human resources, community relations and overall successful operations.
Expressing his gratitude in Buehler’s being selected for this honor, Dan Shanahan, president and CEO of Buehler’s, said, “On behalf of all our employees we are very thankful to receive this year’s Ohio Grocers Association Pinnacle Award for Large Operators. We are great admirers of Kristin Mullins, her team and the job they do for Ohio grocers which makes this award even more meaningful.”
Kristin Mullins, president/CEO of the OGA says of the Wooster-based grocery, “Every year, OGA’s Pinnacle Award Selection Committee chooses two companies (one small operator and one large operator) to recognize as an outstanding retail organization. Recipients are outstanding in every way—from operations to community involvement to everything in between; and no one exemplifies this more than the Buehler organization. The Ohio Grocers Association is so pleased and honored to have this organization not only as a part of Ohio’s grocery industry but as a member of our organization as they are an outstanding example of excellence and are so deserving of this recognition.”
The award will be officially presented to Buehler’s at the Ohio Grocers Association Annual Ohio Brown Bag Celebration this spring.