26 Apr

ASG FUELS FAMILY ENTREPRENEURIAL GROWTH FOR NEW YORK CITY SMALL BUSINESS

Port Washington, NY, April 26, 2019 – Port Washington, NY–ASG (Associated Supermarket Group) opened two Fresh concept supermarkets, adding to its network of independent stores and to the 220,000 small businesses located in New York City. These small businesses employ nearly half of the City’s workforce and continue to grow their contributions to its economy .1

After a three-year supermarket void along 150th Street, the borough of Queens welcomed Met Fresh to Whitestone on Friday April 5, 2019. Known as the most diverse borough in the US, owners and operators Omar and Danny Hamdan bring their emblematic array of fresh produce and Beer Cave concept to a community that longed for a supermarket to walk to. This is the Hamdan’s fourth family supermarket employing a staff of approximately 50 to service the 12,500 sq. foot store, a hub for numerous providers and suppliers. The Hamdan’s are known for programming stores to the neighborhood’s taste and cultural product preferences. “ASG is committed to ensuring the success of the Hamdan family,” said Joe Garcia, CEO of Associated Supermarket Group, “as their supplier we equip entrepreneurs with the operational excellence to build a high performing team and retail location.”

The Met Fresh store is designed to provide specialty foods with an expansive array of European and Asian import specialties, as well as mainstream groceries and prepared foods. The business is a family affair, “It’s the best feeling to see your family every day. Having the level of respect and trust we have with each other as business partners is incredible,” said owners Omar & Danny Hamdan. “We are excited to continue to test supermarket technologies to simplify a customer’s in-store experience,” they continued.

Twelve miles to the west, in Manhattans’ latest neighborhood undergoing transformation and economic growth, the Peralta, Mendoza, Suazo partnership opens its first of two stores with ASG; an Associated Fresh located at 1588 Madison Avenue, on the street level of a multi-residential apartment complex. The store is employing twenty people full-time, providing the long-time residents of Spanish Harlem, the medical community and residents of the northern Upper East Side an affordable conventional supermarket with a large selection of ready-to-eat foods, grocery and produce. “ASG goes beyond evaluating a new store’s sales potential, we are committed to provide our customers with the tools and resources to operate efficiently and increase profitability,” said Zulema Wiscovitch, Chief Administrative Officer of Associated Supermarket Group. “We are delighted to welcome this new store to the ASG family,” she continued.

“We are humbled for the opportunity to open the doors so quickly, to serve our neighbors and the community,” said the proprietors of Associated Fresh, Jose Peralta, Mario Mendoza, and Milton Suazo. “And we look forward to expanding the store by 2,000 sq. feet to provide our customers with a larger assortment of grocery items in addition to larger produce, bakery and meat departments. We are committed to living up to the name, Associated Fresh,” they continued.

Associated Supermarket Group, LLC (ASG) serves independently owned supermarkets in the New York Tri-State Area and other cities along the U.S. Eastern Seaboard. ASG provides store financing, leverages its relationships with suppliers and vendors, as well as its collective buying power to provide efficient procurement, distribution, marketing, merchandising, advertising, promotion and other retail solutions. ASG’s supermarket banners include Associated, Compare, Met, Met Fresh, Metropolitan City Market, Pioneer and other independently named stores. For more information about Associated Supermarket Group visit, www.asghq.com.

Reference:

1 – www1.nyc.gov/assets/smallbizfirst/downloads/pdf/small-business-first-report.pdf

April 5, 2019 – 24-11 150th St, Whitestone, NY 11357

From Left to Right: Michelle Mendoza (ASG), Samir Hamdan (MF), Mohamad Hamdan (MF), Moe Mujalli (MF), Ali Hamdan (MF), Sam Hamdan (MF), Zulema Wiscovitch (ASG), Danny Hamdan (MF), Mike Tarloff (C&S Wholesale) Ken Scher (ASG), Omar Hamdan (MF), Jonathan D’Onofrio (ASG), Sandra Hernandez (ASG), Joe Garcia (ASG), Francisco Nieves (ASG) and Dennis Stickley (ASG)

April 12, 2019 – 1588 Madison Ave New York, NY 10029

From Left to Right: Joe Garcia (ASG), Zulema Wiscovitch (ASG), Jose Peralta (Associated Fresh), Mario Mendoza (Associated Fresh), Milton Suazo (Associated Fresh), Nick Banks (Boar’s Head). Back Row: Francisco Nieves (ASG), John Agostinelli (DMS)

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19 Feb

Press Release — ASG Welcomes Uncle Giuseppe’s to its Network of Independent Stores

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

CONTACT:

Michelle Mendoza

516-256-3100

michelle.mendoza@asghq.com

 

ASG Welcomes Uncle Giuseppe’s to its Network of Independent Stores

 ASG to provide tailored ad program offerings

 

Port Washington, NY, February 18, 2019 – Port Washington, NY–ASG (Associated Supermarket Group) becomes primary supplier to full-service specialty grocer, Uncle Giuseppe’s Marketplace, a leading Italian food retail destination with locations in Long Island and Ramsey, NJ.

 

At a time where supermarkets are destinations for fresh produce and specialty foods, ASG will focus on improving Uncle Giuseppe’s center store business. ASG is committed to ensuring growth and profitability for Uncle Giuseppe’s by providing the tools and resources to respond to market conditions with adequate assortment.

 

“We are very excited to have Uncle Giuseppe’s as our newest customer and look forward to working together with a shared vision to achieve their growth objectives”, said Joe Garcia, CEO of Associated Supermarket Group.

 

“We are delighted with the opportunity to provide our merchandising services and supermarket support solutions to the Uncle Giuseppe’s group of stores,” said Zulema Wiscovitch, Chief Administrative Officer of Associated Supermarket Group.

 

Uncle Giuseppe’s is an institution in the New York supermarket space.  They place a special emphasis on the shopper’s experience with Italian themed stores offering a wide variety of homemade pastas and sauces, specialty foods, mainstream groceries, and a rich assortment of produce and meat. “We are excited about our partnership with ASG. In the same manner we treat our customers like family, ASG has committed to us the same level of loyalty and support,” said Carl DelPrete, CEO of Uncle Giuseppe’s.  “Dealing with ASG over the past several months has shown all of us at Uncle Giuseppe’s their commitment to service, professionalism, and their ability to execute at the highest level,” he added.

 

“We are dedicated to the way we are implementing retail services and execution for Uncle Giuseppe’s. Our ISE teams will provide schematic category assessments and analytics, so Uncle Giuseppe’s can offer consumers a top-selling product-mix that will continue to meet the changing consumer demands,” said Ken Scher, SVP of Retail Development of Associated Supermarket Group.

 

Associated Supermarket Group, LLC (ASG) serves independently owned supermarkets in the New York Tri-State Area and other cities along the U.S. Eastern Seaboard. ASG provides store financing, leverages its relationships with suppliers and vendors, as well as its collective buying power to provide efficient procurement, distribution, marketing, merchandising, advertising, promotion and other retail solutions. ASG’s supermarket banners include Associated, Compare, Met, Met Fresh, Metropolitan City Market, Pioneer and other independently named stores. For more information about Associated Supermarket Group visit, www.asghq.com.

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Photo: Uncle Giuseppe’s. 1108 Route 112 Port Jefferson Station, NY 11776 https://uncleg.com

06 Dec

2018 ASG Holiday Dinner

Customers, Partners and Employees,

Thank you for joining us on Saturday and making the 2018 Holiday Dinner an epic night. Mr. Bruno Corona and his family received the Retailer of the Year award with grace and humility. In case you missed it, Mr. Michael Tarloff and the C&S Wholesale team received the Recognition of Partnership award.

Click on the image to access event pictures.

24 Jul

Pangea Shelf Labels

Attention all ASG store owners and managers,

 

Be advised that you should expect your weekly price change shelf labels between Tuesday and Thursday every week.

 

In the event of not having received the FedEx package with the weekly labels coming from Pangea on Thursday by noon, you need to immediately contact Pangea Customer Service, they will track your delivery and/or reorder and expedite it if necessary, in order to get your labels delivered to your store in a timely manner.

 

Contact:

Pangea Customer Service:

contact@pangea-cds.com