Russ’s Market Sponsors 2019
Nebraska Best Local Product Award
One GROW Nebraska member will receive a special award at the 2019 MarkeTech conference.
Russ’s Market will present the Nebraska Best Local Product Award to a business that sells products in its stores and excels in marketing and promoting that product.
“It’s not necessarily the business that has the highest sales,” said Marty Jarvis, director of marketing for Russ’s Market. “We also look for the one who works the hardest to sell their product and who works the best with us. Do they work with our category managers and department directors? Do they do things to help the product sell? It’s not just one thing.”
Russ’s is the largest employee-owned grocery store chain in the state and has 18 locations across Nebraska including Russ’s Market, Super Saver and Apple Market. The company is headquartered in Lincoln.
“We are proud to be a part of the GROW Nebraska MarkeTech event with the award,” Marty said. “We think supporting Nebraska products is important, and we want to continue to do that.”
This will be the second year that the award is presented. In 2018, the first Russ’s Market Nebraska Best Local Product Award went to Cooper’s Best Flour, which manufactures all-whole-wheat pancake and biscuit mixes made from wheat milled in Nebraska.
Cooper’s Best Flour accepting their Russ’s Market Nebraska Best Local Product Award at the 2018 MarkeTech Conference.
GROW CEO Janell Anderson Ehrke said “developing” businesses may find great success in working with Russ’s to grow their sales because they are such a large and supportive grocery-store chain.
“We are so excited to partner with Russ’s on this award,” Janell said. “It’s a big Nebraska store helping Nebraska businesses grow.”
For more information about Russ’s Market, please visit the company’s GROW Nebraska profile page.