NEW YORK, June 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Fairway Market, the iconic grocer, which began more than 80 years ago as a small stand in New York City selling locally-grown fruits and vegetables, may have expanded to 15 locations across the tri-state region, but its heart and soul is still local. In fact, with more than 2,000 local products ranging from produce, fish and meat to coffee, bakery goods and snack items sourced from New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Vermont, Massachusetts, and other regional farms, fisheries, dairies, and food manufacturers, as well as its own in-house kitchens and bakeries, no other NY-based grocer sells more locally-grown and locally-made products.
To celebrate eight decades of its commitment to everything local, Fairway Market is launching a monthly guide saluting all their local partners and distributors, whose products can be found in its produce, fish, meat, dairy bakery, specialty departments and more throughout its stores. The guide provides brief descriptions of the farms, fisheries, dairies, and manufacturers, easy-to-follow recipes using the products, and special savings. Special emphasis is directed to how the products are manufactured: fruits and vegetables that are grown organically; seafood that comes directly off the boat; poultry and meat that are antibiotic-free with no hormones or steroids, never fed animal by-products, humanely-raised, and fresh rather than frozen; eggs that are USDA graded and 100% animal welfare certified; milk, yogurt and other dairy using only all-natural ingredients; and baked goods and other food made fresh right in Fairway Market's own kitchens on a daily basis.
"We know that our customers care about what they eat and where it comes from," said Bill Sanford, interim CEO. "There is truly wonderful food being harvested and crafted by family farmers, local fishermen, small artisan food-makers, bakers and roasters right here in our own backyard. You can find the best of it in this new monthly food-lovers' guide, and of course, in all our stores."
He added that when buying local, "you're not just buying the freshest and best-tasting foods available, you're also helping save the environment and supporting your local economy."
Howie Glickberg, vice chairman of development and grandson of Fairway Market's founder, echoed these sentiments, and also said that while "we've grown slowly and surely, and opened more stores, we've remained true to our roots as a small, family-owned fruit and vegetable stand. My grandfather Nathan would be extremely proud."
For more information on Fairway Market and its new monthly food lovers' guide to everything local, visit www.fairwaymarket.com, https://www.facebook.com/FairwayMarket, https://twitter.com/FairwayMarket, http://www.pinterest.com/fairwaymarket/ , http://instagram.com/fairwaymarket, or https://plus.google.com/118400783240027776971/posts
About Fairway Market
Fairway Market is a high-growth food retailer offering customers a differentiated one-stop shopping experience "Like No Other Market". Fairway has established itself as a leading food retailing destination in the Greater New York City metropolitan area, with stores that emphasize an extensive selection of fresh, natural and organic products, prepared foods and hard-to-find specialty and gourmet offerings, along with a full assortment of conventional groceries. Fairway is headquartered in New York, NY.
Except for historical information contained herein, the statements in this release are forward-looking and make pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995; Forward-looking statements involving known and unknown risks and uncertainties and other factors that may cause Fairway's actual results in current or future periods to differ materially from forecasted results. Food retail is a large and highly competitive industry, and Fairway's business involves many risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to: our ability to open new stores on a timely basis or at all; our ability to achieve sustained sales and profitable operating margins at new stores; the availability of financing to pursue our new store openings on satisfactory terms or at all; our ability to compete effectively with other retailers; our ability to maintain price competitiveness; the geographic concentration of our stores; our ability to maintain or improve our operating margins; our history of net losses; ordering errors or product supply disruptions in the delivery of perishable products; restrictions on our use of the Fairway name other than on the East Coast and in California and certain parts of Michigan and Ohio; our ability to retain and attract senior management, key employees and qualified store-level employees; rising costs of providing employee benefits, including increased healthcare costs and pension contributions due to unfunded pension liabilities; our ability to satisfy our ongoing capital needs and unanticipated cash requirements; and other risk factors detailed in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"), and available at the SEC's website at www.sec.gov, You are urged to consider these factors carefully in evaluating the forward-looking statements herein and are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements, which are qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement. The forward-looking statements made herein speak only as of the date of this press release and the company undertakes no obligation to publicly update such forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances.
SOURCE Fairway Market