Employees to own all Buehler’s supermarkets

From the Akron Beacon Journal:

After 88 years, Buehler’s Fresh Foods soon will no longer be owned by the founding family. But the new owners are extremely familiar with the grocery stores.

The 13 supermarkets are being sold to the company’s eligible employees through an employee stock ownership program, or ESOP. A new company named Buehler’s Fresh Foods will be formed and it will be led by three veteran Buehler’s executives.

E&H Family Group, the Wooster-based parent company of Buehler’s, said none of the stores’ 2,100 employees will lose their jobs. The company said all stores will remain open with the same hours of operation.

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Akron Beacon Journal – Employees to own all Buehler’s supermarkets