Newport Avenue Market in Bend Oregon Wins Unified Grocers Award

first_imgNewport Avenue Market in Bend, Oregon Wins Unified Grocers Award 0 Google+ Tumblr Facebook Share. Pinterest E-Headlinescenter_img Twitter (Photo above: Family kitchen staff preparing meals. Photo by Newport Avenue  Market)Newport Avenue Market, known to many as the food hub of Central Oregon offering shoppers both mainstream and specialty grocery options, was recently awarded the Ben Schwartz Retail Grocery Visionary Award from Unified Grocers. This is the tenth year that Unified Grocers has presented the award to an outstanding independent retailer, and the first time this award has been given to a single store. Rudy and Debbie Dory and their daughter Lauren Johnson, owners of Newport Avenue Market, accepted the award at a special awards dinner last week in Los Angeles.“It’s an honor to receive this prestigious award and I’m proud that Newport Avenue Market is the first single-store recipient,” said Rudy Dory.In presenting the award, Bob Ling, president and chief executive officer, Unified Grocers, said that Newport Avenue Market has thrived because it’s a reflection of the Dory family. “Rudy, Debbie and Lauren are committed not only to their customers and their staff but also to the local community and that’s reflected in their many successes over the years,” said Ling.“Their passion to create a unique shopping experience is clearly evident as you walk through the store,” he added. “Innovation, quality and a friendly, knowledgeable staff are central to the success of Newport Avenue Market and that’s why customers come from near and far.”The award is given to an independent retail grocer or grocery company that is a leader and innovator in the retail grocery industry. The award recognizes retailers who, by their practice and example, have consistently demonstrated initiative, creativity and leadership within their businesses and, in the process, have inspired others to think and act creatively and with passion in the grocery field. To be eligible, retailers must be — or have been — a member of Unified Grocers or one of its predecessor companies.Located on the west side of Bend and locally family-owned since 1976, Newport Avenue Market offers shoppers both mainstream and specialty grocery options, all in a vibrant environment. Their expansive selection of high-quality, in-demand food and beverage items, otherwise known as the “Triple G” – Groceries, Gadgets and Gifts! – keeps shoppers always on their toes.The store employs over 100 “internal foodies,” with an average employee tenure of 10+ LinkedIn By CBN on February 19, 2015 Emaillast_img

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