Janruary - Store of the Month - Brooklyn, NY
2013 started with a repeat winner from November: Flatbush Co-op of Brooklyn, NY. The store increased its January 2013 sales by 32% over January 2012. Clearly the community was in need of the bigger location Flatbush opened back in 2011 and we’re very happy to see them meeting those needs.
December - Store of the Month - Slidell, LA
In December, the FMS Store of the month award went to Mizer’s Cost Plus Foods of Slidell, Louisiana. The store’s sales increased 57% to close out 2012.
In 2011, Paul Durnin, owner of Mizer’s Foods, opened the Cost Plus store at what had been a vacant building. The objective of the store was to keep overhead low by keeping the staff small and advertising expenses low. With the growth this store has seen over the past year, it is clear that the goal was achieved.
November - Store of the Month - Brooklyn, NY
The FMS Store of the Month for November hails from Brooklyn in New York City. Flatbush Food Co-op increased its sales by 33% in November over the same month in 2011. Autumn 2012 was a tough time for New York City, as it was hit hard by Superstorm Sandy. It’s terrific to see stores like Flatbush Food Co-op persevere through adversity and deliver quality foods for its surrounding residents.
Flatbush Food Co-op is a full service natural and organic market and deli, with a history that goes back to 1976, when it first opened and expanded over the next 30 years. In 2008, Flatbush opened a new location across the street, which has been able to accommodate its rapid growth with over three times as much floor space as the original location.
Two stores in the Niemann Foods, Inc. family are the FMS Store of the Month winners for August and September.
In August, County Market of Palmyra, MO posted a 27% increase in sales over August 2011.
Save-A-Lot of Enid, Oklahoma is the June FMS Store of
the Month winner. The store increased its sales by over
25% over June 2011.
May - Kennie’s Market - Taneytown, MD
The FMS Store of the Month Award for May 2012
belongs to Kennie’s Market of Taneytown, Maryland.
This Kennie’s location posted a 26% increase in sales
during May, compared to the same month in 2011.
The Taneytown location is one of a four-store family
owned supermarket company, which operates in
Maryland and Pennsylvania. The stores are supplied by
AWI and have been in operation since 1959.
Owner PK Hoover on the success of Kennie’s in
April - BG's Value Mart - Minersville, PA
BG’s Value Market
The winner for April’s Store of the Month is BG’s Value
Market out of Minersville, Pennsylvania. BG’s Value
Market is operated by Bob Koval and Glen Sninski and
posted an impressive 36.23% increase in store sales
compared to April 2011.
March - Food Outlet - Newnan, GA
Food Outlet has earned the inaugural Store of the Month Award for having the biggest increase in store sales in March 2012 compared to March 2011. The store, located in Newnan, Georgia, had a 37% increase in its sales in the month of March.