Monthly Archives: October 2015

Holiday Price Lock

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We want you to have the holiday season ever which is why we’ve locked down prices on the items you use the most!  Available now until January 11th, 2016 look for the price lock signs in store when doing your holiday shopping.

Low Price Lock is our seasonal price program that locks prices on the items you use the most. The items will change with the seasons so watch for new items when doing your holiday shopping.

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Fall baking sale going on now!

ARO_FallBaking_EmailArtFallBaking_550x100_Blog_PlusNovember is here which means Thanksgiving is right around the corner! An essential part of Thanksgiving are the desserts. Whether your family loves warm pumpkin pie, homemade apple pie or delicious pecan pie we have everything you need to make these yummy treats.

come in today and check out our Fall Bakimg Sale to stock up on all your holiday baking needs!

Click here to view the ad to plan your shopping trip.

 

 

Candy Hands

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Trick-or-treating just got sweeter.
Are you looking for a fun way to plus up your Halloween trick-or-treating candy, classroom or office gifts? These creepy candy gloves are perfect and only take minutes to prepare!
What you’ll need:

Clear plastic gloves

Candy (some thin and long to fill the fingers)

Ribbion or string

Optional:

Spinder rings

Fun Halloween treats

Pull gloves open and stuff with candy. Place thin and long candies in the fingers. Add any fun Halloween trinkets or toys until the glove is full. Tie with ribbon or string. Place spider ring on one of the candy fingers. Be creative and clever— find fun Halloween themed candies like chocolate eyeballs to help your make your hands extra creepy.

Fun with pumpkins – no carving required

It’s officially fall which means pumpkin everything! We all look forward to the fun fall tradition of carving pumpkins. We have all done the carving and scooping out pumpkin seeds. We have all tried our hand at decorating the pumpkin with glitter, paint, fabric and much more. This year try a fresher take on pumpkin decorating. Grab some fresh produce from your refrigerator and start creating a produce pumpkin patch. Stop by our produce department to get beets, tomatoes, lettuce, ginger, apples and more to make funny fresh pumpkin faces.

Need some ideas to create your produce pumpkin? Try some of these suggestions.

  • Hair: lettuce, ginger, kale, broccoli, cauliflower, cilantro
  • Eyes: mushrooms, tomatoes, broccoli, strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries
  • Nose: ginger, mushrooms, tomatoes, radish, squash, garlic clove
  • Mouth: apples, beets, peppers, carrots, onions

Macey’s Employee Spotlight October 2015 – Meet Scott

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Welcome to Macey’s Employee Spotlight. The Employee Spotlight is a great opportunity to recognize the amazing employees that help make Macey’s a great place to shop and work.

October 2015

This month’s Employee Spotlight is on Scott Jensen, General Merchandise Manager at Macey’s Lehi.

Scott spends his time ensuring that his areas are merchandised beautifully and items are easy to find. He’s been in his current position for only 6 months but has already made a huge difference in the store merchandising. Scott loves being a GM Manager because he is allowed a chance to be creative.

Scott has been with Macey’s for three years, including two and a half years in the Receiving department. Scott came over to Macey’s from the Lin’s store in Cedar City. He feels good every day coming to work and calls Macey’s the best place he has worked.

Scott enjoys helping out in different departments. You can often find him assisting with the BBQ Box smoker, smoking delicious ribs or helping out at our local Farmer’s Market. Scott wanted to push our local Utah peaches so he took some of the peaches from the Farmer’s Market and put them in the BBQ Box creating a delicious grilled peach.

“There are no walls with Scott. He is always willing to help with anything that I ask. He never says no and I can always count on him to do a great job “said Dave Fisher, Store Director of Macey’s Lehi.

Scotts’ favorite Macey’s item is the bakery. He loves everything in the bakery from doughnuts, to cookies to breads. He also had some very nice things to say about our new exclusive brand of ice cream, Red Button Vintage Creamery. It sounds like Scott has a bit of a sweet tooth.

To make your experience at Macey’s even better, Scott recommends checking out the treasure aisle deal wall. Macey’s prides itself on providing a good value to customers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Apples, a healthy treat

The Iconic and Nutritious Apple

“American as apple pie” and “an apple a day…” say it all. As one of the first foods cultivated in America and a common symbol of nutrition and health, apples are intertwined with American culture and viewed as an especially healthy food. But how did apples become so American and do they truly warrant their status as a health symbol?

Culturally, the apple likely became prevalent due to its hearty nature. When stored appropriately, fresh apples can last an entire winter. This made them an important part of the traditional American food system. Their versatility as an ingredient was also a significant contributor. Originally used in ciders and ales primarily, apples quickly were incorporated into pies, cakes, and muffins, and are now frequently featured in granola, cereals, salads, casseroles, and even meat dishes. Here are a few tips on how to store your apples so you can stock up now and enjoy delicious apple dishes all winter:

  • 40° is ideal – keep apples cool to slow the ripening process but be careful not to freeze apples, they’ll turn into a mushy mess. Garages or cellars can be great cold storage during the winter.
  • Humid is good – fridges are the right temperature but too dry and can make apples go soft if precautions aren’t taken. When refrigerating apples, place them in a perforated plastic bag to allow air to circulate but help retain some of the water content.
  • Avoid bad apples and potatoes – bad apples and potatoes both release a gas that can increase the ripening process and therefore decrease the shelf life of your apples. Before storing, make sure none of your apples are bruised or damaged and keep them as far from potatoes as possible.

In addition to being hearty and versatile, recent scientific advances have shown that apples truly do help keep the doctor away. When consumed as part of a healthy diet, apples have been associated with improved cardiovascular health, blood sugar regulation, weight management, and even a reduced risk of certain types of cancer. While not the most impressive fruit in vitamin and mineral content, apples are a good source of fiber and have a high polyphenol content – both of which are thought to be primarily responsible for the health benefits of apples. To harness the nutrition in your apples, just remember a few rules:

  • Keep the skin – the majority of polyphenols and fiber are found in the skin of apples. If a recipe calls for peeled apples, consider processing the skins in a blender and incorporating them back into the dish. Alternatively, apple skins can be repurposed in smoothies.
  • Look for cloudy – the filtration process used to get clear apple juice removes a significant amount of fiber and polyphenol content. Buy cloudy apple juice for the most nutritious beverage possible.
  • Eat them raw and cooked – both polyphenols and fiber in apples are surprisingly stable, even when baked, boiled, or otherwise cooked. No matter how you like to prepare your apples, they’re still likely to be a health powerhouse.
  • Watch the sugar – many apple dishes are also high in sugar. Apples aren’t a magic bullet that can transform a sugary pie, smothered in ice cream and whipped cream, into a healthy dish. Watch your portions of sugary apple dishes and focus on eating those with no added sugar.

Enjoy your healthy and American fall apples!

Dinner 1-2-3 Slow Cooker Sauces

Do you need an easy dinner idea? Try our Dinner 1-2-3 slow cooker recipes from Campbell’s! Easy meals and great taste. Campbell’s slow cooker sauces allow you the time you need to make a great tasting dinner and have a meal with your family on busy nights.

Look for the Dinner 1-2-3 signs to find the Campbell’s slow cooker sauces in our store and plan your dinner for tonight! They have sauces for all of your favorite dinners and remember to stop by the meat department to pick up all your ingredients.

Caramel Apples Made Easy

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Caramel Apple Box, a sweet deal for only $7.

 

Caramel apples are a fun fall tradition that date back to the early 1900’s. William Kolb, a candy maker, is known for creating the first candied apple by experimenting with red cinnamon candy. He placed the apples in his store window and they’ve been a big hit ever since. People loved the candied apple so much that they started making their own variations; one being the caramel apple.

Making caramel apples are a fun, but collecting the sticks, caramels and toppings can be a challenge. Don’t worry; we have made it easy for you! Pick up our Carmel Box and create the perfect caramel apples.

For just $7 you get:

  • Two 5 oz. bags of Werther’s chewy or soft caramels
  • One bag of Diamond almonds
  • One 30 ct. package of apple sticks
  • One jar Cake Mate sprinkles

Don’t forget to stop in the produce department for apples. We have a great selection at great prices!