It’s Cherry Pie Day!

All pie lovers know you can’t go wrong with a classic cherry pie. In fact, it’s one of America’s favorite flavors, second only to apple. It’s such a loved treat that it even gets its own national food holiday, and guess what? It’s today! Happy National Cherry Pie day.

While pie is traditionally considered a dessert, in the 19th century they believed fruit pies were a great breakfast item. We don’t know about you, but we think that’s a pretty good reason to start your day off with a large slice. No matter when, or how you like to have your pie—whether it be topped with whip cream or tucked in next to a giant scoop of ice cream—we want to help you celebrate. Stop by our bakery to pick up a fresh-made 8-inch cherry pie for only $3.99! And don’t worry, it’s a national holiday so the sugar doesn’t count.

It’s Cherry Pie Day!

All pie lovers know you can’t go wrong with a classic cherry pie. In fact, it’s one of America’s favorite flavors, second only to apple. It’s such a loved treat that it even gets its own national food holiday, and guess what? It’s today! Happy National Cherry Pie day.

While pie is traditionally considered a dessert, in the 19th century they believed fruit pies were a great breakfast item. We don’t know about you, but we think that’s a pretty good reason to start your day off with a large slice. No matter when, or how you like to have your pie—whether it be topped with whip cream or tucked in next to a giant scoop of ice cream—we want to help you celebrate. Stop by our bakery to pick up a fresh-made 8-inch cherry pie for only $3.99! And don’t worry, it’s a national holiday so the sugar doesn’t count.

It’s time for MDA Shamrocks!

For hundreds of children in Utah battling Muscular Dystrophy, MDA summer camp is their favorite week of the year. During the week at Camp K, these kids get to swim, ride horses, complete ropes courses, and so many other activities all without limits! We are pleased to partner with the Muscular Dystrophy Association of Utah to help send children to summer camp through our annual Shamrock fundraiser. From February 19-March 17 you can purchase a $1 or $5 shamrock during checkout. Last year we were able to help supplement the cost of camp for more than 35 children thanks to your generosity. We can’t wait to help even more campers this year!

Macey’s Wins Big at NGA Creative Choice Awards

Macey’s received top honors from the grocery industry this week. The Utah-owned grocery store was recognized with two National Grocers Association Creative Choice Awards at the association’s annual conference in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Macey’s was awarded the Best Connections Through TV Radio award for the Macey’s Moments commercial as well as top honors in the Grand Opening or Remodel category for Macey’s Murray which opened last August.

“It is always an honor to be recognized by our peers and the industry for the work we’re doing to create unique shopping experiences in our stores,” said Jason Sokol, director of marketing for Associated Food Stores, which owns the store. “We are thrilled by these recognitions and so proud of our teams for making the Macey’s Murray grand opening program so successful.”

The Creative Choice Awards honors and recognizes the best marketing and merchandising programs in the grocery industry. Awards are presented during the annual NGA conference in Las Vegas Nevada February 11-14, 2018 and include a panel with the winners to discuss their entries, methods, and successes with the winning programs.

Valentine’s Day Cookies

The sweetest day of the year is almost year! Valentine’s Day isn’t complete without some kind of treat. This year we propose you bring your family and friends together for some Valentine’s Day fun, laughter and sweets. Decorating cookies is tradition for many holidays. Add Valentine’s Day to that list.

There are so many fun things you can do with valentine cookies. First off, there are many options of fun cookie cutters like hearts, lips, X’s, O’s, arrows and more. Try out some different shapes with your cookies. Even if you only have a circle cookie cutter you can let your creativity shine with sprinkles and frosting.  There are so many options of sprinkles now a days from basic dots to larger bold shapes.  With your frosting try some festive shades. You can go simple and spread the frosting on each cookie or you can try some piping techniques.

We have found so many great valentine cookies ideas and have put them all into one place! Click here to check out our Pinterest board. 

And if you are in a time crunch stop in to your local Macey’s and grab some of our bakery fresh sugar cookies! We have everything you need for a valentine cookie sweet treat.

Happy decorating!

Last Minute Valentines for Everyone You Love!

Valentine’s Day is almost here! Everyone has their own way to spread love on Valentine’s Day. Some prefer flowers and chocolates while others prefer balloons and a stuffed animal. All of these are great ways to celebrate your valentine but nothing says “I love you” like something simple like homemade cards, treats, meals and more. Show everyone on your love list that you care and make your life a little easier with these last minute valentines ideas.

For your significant other

  • Make their favorite dinner for them.
  • Grab some 3×5 cards and make a quick and easy coupon book.
  • Box of chocolate and love notes-Get a box of chocolates and replace some of the chocolates with little notes of love and appreciation.
  • Send them texts of love throughout the day to show you are thinking of them.

For your family

  • Send your family valentines card whether they live down the street or across the country.
  • Give them a call on Valentine’s Day and just say “I love you.”
  • If you live close to your family surprise them with a box of goodies on their porch.
  • Valentine’s dinner is saved for your significant other and kids but why not take your sister/brother/mom/dad out for Valentine’s lunch.

For your kids

  • Deliver their favorite candy or treat to their school-SURPRISE VALENTINE!
  • Make a heart filled breakfast for them.
  • Decorate the house with hearts filled with reasons why you love them.
  • Make Valentine’s night a family night-make dinner together, make a fort in the family room and watch their favorite movie.
  • Follow the kiss scavenger hunt-Have your kids follow clues and kisses around the house that leads to a basket of Valentine goodies.

For your best friend

  • Send them flowers or treats to their workplace.
  • Have a Galentine’s party with all your best girl friends.
  • Give them a gift card so they can pamper themselves.
  • Plan a spa day-get a manicure and pedicure.

For your co-workers

  • Bring a sweet treat to spread the love to the whole office.
  • Decorate the office to get everyone in the Valentine’s spirit.

 

 

 

Shrimp Scampi

Quick, easy and full of flavor-this meal is sure to please.

  • 2 tablespoon butter
  • 1 lb. frozen shrimp
  • 1 tablespoon garlic salt
  • 1 lemon
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley
  • 8 oz. pasta- angel hair, linguine or spaghetti
  • parmesan cheese
  • salt and pepper

Cook pasta according to package instructions. Melt butter in large skilled over medium heat. Place shrimp, garlic salt and a pinch of salt and pepper. Stir occasionally. Cook until shrimp turns pink. Add juice of lemon and chicken broth. Let simmer. Stir in parsley and cheese. Add noodles to skillet and toss. Enjoy!

 

Healthy Food Sampling at Macey’s Tooele

Saturday February 10th, Utah State University Extension Food $ense will be sampling quick and healthy energy bites. Stop by the Tooele Macey’s between 10:00 am and noon to try these delicious energy bites and learn how you can make them at home in just minutes.

This is part of a monthly healthy food sampling program that occurs the second Saturday of each month. The program is a partnership with Utah State University Food $ense and Live Fit Tooele County, a program of the Tooele County Health Department.

Macey’s Spotlight: Naomi Whitehorse

With experience in multiple departments, Naomi Whitehorse is always eager to help guests at Macey’s in Sandy. She currently works in the produce department, but has gotten to know guests as a cashier and in the deli over the last year and a half. No matter what department she’s working in, she has loved every minute of working at Macey’s.

“I love working at Macey’s because I get to help guests find great products,” Naomi said. “Helping people is what I’m all about.”

Interacting with store visitors and providing product suggestions is Naomi’s favorite part of her job. She is committed to helping shoppers find the items they need, promoting healthy lifestyles with excellent produce, and making their day a little better by being happy and helpful.

Interacting with guests goes beyond simply telling them where products are. Naomi says she likes to get to know the frequent guests and has built friendships with many of them. These relationships motivate her to be better at her job and help more people.

While the guests may be her favorite part of her job, she loves the Macey’s team in every department. “I’ve had a chance to get to know everyone in the store from the bakery to the front end to the grocery team. My coworkers are really fun and outgoing and that makes me enjoy my job even more.”

“Naomi has a great attitude every day! She is fantastic with guests and always gets them what they need or finds someone that can assist them so they are pleased and happy. She embodies the Happy Shopping experience and helps build morale in the store,” said Gary Carter, Naomi’s store director.

Favorite Macey’s Item: Kong Korn. “It’s a staple in my house and my mom’s house! It’s at every party and event we host because we love it so much. We’re from Arizona and we always bring it with us when we visit family there. They can’t get enough.”

Tip for Shopping at Macey’s: “Grab an ad and check for deals, download digital coupons, and never skip the Treasure Aisle.”

Win Team USA Prizes with Nabisco!

The team that snacks together wins together! Enjoy watching all the can’t miss moments during the Olympics with Nabisco cookies and crackers.

Enter to win Team USA prizes when you purchase TWO packages of Nabisco cookies and crackers (7 oz. or larger) with your rewards accounts. Earn entries February 5th through March 2nd.

Winners will be selected and notified by March 9, 2018. Click here for full terms and no purchase necessary entry.