Fewer Booth Sales Due to COVID-19 Pandemic Poses Hardship for Girl Scouts; Price Chopper/Market 32 Helps Reconnect Them to the Community
BEDFORD, NH - Price Chopper/Market 32 is partnering with the Girl Scouts to sell more than 300,000 boxes of the famous confections in its stores, including 19 stores in Vermont and New Hampshire. Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains (GSGWM) is stepping up to help a sister Girl Scout council whose cookie sales were lost to the COVID-19 pandemic. Proceeds from the sale of the cookies - which are to be prominently displayed and featured in the progressive chain’s weekly circular - will benefit Girl Scouts across Price Chopper/Market 32’s six-state footprint. The unsold boxes were to be sold during booth sales, which had to be suspended due to safety concerns for the girls from the COVID-19 pandemic and the lockdown.
“First and foremost, we want to thank our friends at Price Chopper/Market 32 for stepping up to help thousands of Girl Scouts across the Northeast by marketing, advertising and selling our cookies in all of their stores. While our council was left with many unsold cookies, it is heartening to see Price Chopper/Market 32 come to the rescue of Girl Scouts of Northeastern New York, which had only just received their cookies before the state lockdown went into effect,” said Patricia Mellor, CEO of GSGWM. “Our council is happy to give support to our sister Girl Scouts so they can continue to provide important educational and leadership programs to their girls.”
Beginning June 7, all 131 Price Chopper Supermarkets and Market 32 stores in New York, Massachusetts, Vermont, Connecticut, Pennsylvania and New Hampshire will be selling Thin Mints, Samoas, Tagalongs, Do-Si-Dos, Trefoils and Lemon-Ups from special displays designed to draw attention to the product, as well as to the tremendous opportunities and exciting adventures provided to girls by their Girl Scout councils. The retail price is $5 per box.
“This is one of those very special community opportunities for which we knew we could provide a solution. It pairs us with a dynamic and historically significant non-profit organization that does great work empowering girls in our communities, while at the same time enabling us to give our customers access to these delicious cookies, which remain an iconic part of the American experience,” said Scott Grimmett, president and CEO of Price Chopper/Market 32.
Other Girl Scout councils participating in this opportunity with GSGWM are Girl Scouts of Northeastern New York, Girl Scouts of Central and Western Massachusetts, Girls Scouts of Connecticut, Girl Scouts of NYPENN Pathways and Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania.
Girl Scout troops use the proceeds from their cookie sales to fund local community projects as well as girl experiences and programming activities. Girl Scout cookies aren’t just delicious; they support a brighter future for girls and the betterment of local communities.
“Through the Girl Scout Cookie program, our girls become empowered, learn financial skills, and gain insight into running their own businesses,” said Mellor. “This year, through the example being set by Price Chopper/Market 32, they’re also learning how businesses can meaningfully support their communities. This is a lesson that will have a lifelong impact on these girls and all of us.”
About Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains
Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains is recognized throughout New Hampshire and Vermont as a leading expert on girls. Our Girl Scout Leadership Experience is a one-of-a-kind leadership development program for girls, with proven results. It is based on time-tested methods and research-backed programming that helps girls take the lead—in their own lives and in the world. Through our exciting and challenging programs, Girl Scouts not only participate but also take the lead in a range of activities—from kayaking, archery, and camping, to coding, robotics, financial literacy training, and beyond! Serving more than 10,000 girls throughout New Hampshire and Vermont, girls discover the fun, friendship, and power of girls together. Visit www.girlscoutsgwm.org.
About the Golub Corporation
Based in Schenectady, NY, the Golub Corporation owns and operates 133 Price Chopper and Market 32 grocery stores in New York, Vermont, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts and New Hampshire. The American owned, family-managed company prides itself on longstanding traditions of innovative food merchandising, leadership in community service, and cooperative employee relations. Golub’s 20,000 teammates collectively own more than 44% of the company’s privately held stock, making it one of the nation’s largest privately held corporations that is predominantly employee owned. For additional information, visit www.pricechopper.com.