King Kullen Supermarket News and Events


“Dispose My Meds” Program

Our pharmacists have knowledge to ensure the safe and proper handling of your medications, from dispensing to disposal.  Bring your unwanted prescription medications to any of our eleven King Kullen stores with pharmacy departments, and safely dispose of these drugs.  They are able to accept the prescription containers between 8:30 AM and 9 PM every day of the week.

This program, which is free to our consumers, has been launched in an effort to confront and halt the growing environmental threat of discarded pharmaceuticals finding their way into Long Island’s many waterways.  According to the United States Geological Survey, over 80% of waterways tested in the nation show traces of common medications.  Al Hesse, King Kullen’s Director of Pharmacy, has noted that “clean water is of great importance; it’s something we all have to protect.  This program also eliminates the risk of surplus medication from falling into the wrong hands.”

Please note, the medications must be in containers (we cannot take loose tablets), and we are unable to accept any controlled substances.  The medications are deposited in tamper resistant boxes and transported to an approved location for environmentally safe disposal.  Please click here for a list of controlled substances, as defined by the New York State Department of Health.


John Theissen Children Foundation’s 23rd Annual Long Island Toy Drive

King Kullen and Wild by Nature have partnered with WBAB 102.3 and WBLI 106.1 in sponsoring the John Theissen Children Foundation’s 23rd Annual Long Island Toy Drive.  Starting the week of November 17th, and going through December 21st, you can bring a new, unwrapped toy to any King Kullen or Wild by Nature.

Since 1992, this Toy Drive has collected over 750,000 toys and distributed them to sick and underprivileged children throughout Long Island.  Every toy stays right here on Long Island, distributed to over 225 hospitals, agencies and child care facilities.  Please join us in helping to brighten the holiday for Long Island kids.

Toy Drive


Contest Winners

September 2014

There is almost always a contest going on at King Kullen. Congratulations to these lucky winners:

  • Joanna Murino from Bohemia won 4 tickets to the Jimmy Buffet concert at Jones Beach.

King Kullen regularly offers contests and promotions; visit our friendly bookkeepers at the Customer Service counter of your local King Kullen and ask if any contests are going on. We also post information about contests on our Facebook page.


August 2014

There is almost always a contest going on at King Kullen. Congratulations to these lucky winners:

  • Lisa Seymour from Long Beach won a summer vacation package.
  • Jackie Portsey from Selden and Jo-Anne Olenik from West Islip both won $5000 travel vouchers.
  • Melissa Pinzola from Farmingdale won a $3000 travel voucher.
  • Ann Smith from Nesconset won a $2500 travel voucher.
  • Walter Hearns of North Bellmore won a Weber grill.

King Kullen regularly offers contests and promotions; visit our friendly bookkeepers at the Customer Service counter of your local King Kullen and ask if any contests are going on. We also post information about contests on our Facebook page.


Contest Winners

July 2014

There is almost always a contest going on at King Kullen. Congratulations to these lucky winners:

  • Gianna Broillet from Nesconset won a Kona surfboard, Kona towel, and surfing lessons for two.

King Kullen regularly offers contests and promotions; visit our friendly bookkeepers at the Customer Service counter of your local King Kullen and ask if any contests are going on. We also post information about contests on our Facebook page.


Contest Winners

June 2014

There is almost always a contest going on at King Kullen. Congratulations to these lucky winners:

  • Robert Pixley from Rochester won a night on the town in NYC, including 1 night stay in a hotel, 2 tickets to a Broadway show, and a pre-show dinner.
  • Nicholas Gessner from Hicksville won a 46″ big screen TV and a recliner chair.
  • Tom Moritz from Hicksville won a signed Jason Pierre-Paul jersey.
  • Linda Hogan from Merrick won a trip for 2 to Ireland.
  • Henry Michael and William Lounds both won a Weber gas grill.
  • Alan Leader, Jeremy Karmel, Jane Morales, and Judy Baines won the big green egg grill.
  • Fernando Gonzalez from Brentwood won a VIP experience to the TriBeCa Film Festival.
  • Lisa Pala from Nesconset won the baseball package.
  • Ann Smith from Nesconset won 4 tickets to a New York Yankees game.

King Kullen regularly offers contests and promotions; visit our friendly bookkeepers at the Customer Service counter of your local King Kullen and ask if any contests are going on. We also post information about contests on our Facebook page.


Contest Winners

May 2014

There is almost always a contest going on at King Kullen. Congratulations to these lucky winners:

  • John Koehnlein of Port Jefferson won a Weber grill.

King Kullen regularly offers contests and promotions; visit our friendly bookkeepers at the Customer Service counter of your local King Kullen and ask if any contests are going on. We also post information about contests on our Facebook page.


King Kullen Supports American Heart Association

April 2014

King Kullen Grocery Company, Inc. recently presented the American Heart Association (AHA) with a check for $2,600 in support of the organization’s “Go Red For Women” initiative.  A portion of the donation was raised through the generosity of King Kullen customers during an in-store scanned coupon program.  “Go Red For Women” is a local and national movement that uses education, prevention and advocacy to make women aware of their risk for heart disease.

American Heart Association

King Kullen Grocery Company Co-President Brian C. Cullen; American Heart Association Regional Vice President Kathy Munsch; and American Heart Association Regional Director Barbara Poliwoda.


Contest Winners

April 2014

There is almost always a contest going on at King Kullen. Congratulations to these lucky winners:

  • Natalie Guecia of Wantagh won a trip for 2 to the Kentucky Derby.
  • Michelle Sullivan of Centereach won a $5000 travel voucher.

King Kullen regularly offers contests and promotions; visit our friendly bookkeepers at the Customer Service counter of your local King Kullen and ask if any contests are going on. We also post information about contests on our Facebook page.


King Kullen Helps Customers Choose Best Produce

April 2014

Summer is on its way, and with it comes the best in fresh produce. This summer season, King Kullen is offering the best produce options from local farms on Long Island. The supermarket is a proud supporter of local farms and enjoys helping out the local economy.

“Our objective is to provide fresh locally grown produce while reducing our carbon footprint, as well as preserving local farmland for future generations,” said Vice President of Perishables Joe Forte.

King Kullen has been committed to buying locally-grown Long Island produce from Long Island farmers for more than 15 years. They purchase thousands of cases of locally-grown produce every summer, as well as every fall. They also have signage in-store, featuring a few of the local farmers who supply produce to the supermarket. Among these farmers are Phillip Schmitt & Son, Wells Farm and Densieski Farms.

The original farmstead of Phillip Schmitt & Son was established in the late 1800s in Rosedale, Queens. Over the years, the farm has grown to become the thriving family-run business that it is today, spanning four generations, with three of those generations still involved in the farm’s operation. Today, the farm grows more than 30 types of produce, including red and green leaf lettuces, cabbage and a variety of root vegetables.

The Wells Farm, located in Aquebogue, is proud to call itself the oldest continually run farm in the U.S. Started in 1651, Wells Farm is now a national historic landmark. They grow green and yellow zucchini, a variety of fall squash and asparagus, for which they are famous.

Densieski Farms also grows a wide variety of crops, including zucchini, cauliflower, potatoes, sweet corn, cucumbers, tomatoes and broccoli. The farm is located in East Quogue and has been family-run for more than 90 years.

King Kullen looks forward to offering their customers high quality produce that is both fresh and locally-grown this summer season. To learn more about the local farmers who supply King Kullen or about the supermarket itself, please visit their website or stop into one of their many locations today.

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King Kullen Celebrates One Year-Anniversary of PriceWise Campaign Launch

April 2014

It has been one year since King Kullen Grocery Co., Inc. launched its PriceWise savings campaign, offering Long Island grocery shoppers new ways to save. King Kullen is always committed to moving ahead with savings and helping their customers bring their savings back home. Owned and operated by Long Islanders for four generations, King Kullen, Long Island’s own family supermarket, has offered five different ways to save with the PriceWise savings program.

“Over the past year, we have experienced enthusiastic reaction to the PriceWise program, both from long-time customers and those who had not visited our stores for some time,” said King Kullen Co-President Brian Cullen. “I invite all Long Islanders to visit their local King Kullen and see what our company has done to help you bring your savings back home.”

Joseph Brown, King Kullen’s senior vice president and chief merchandising officer, explained that, “King Kullen remains committed to bringing the best products and value to our Long Island customers without sacrificing quality or service.”

Through the PriceWise program, prices have been lowered on thousands of items that matter most to Long Island families. King Kullen has established the following ways to save while grocery shopping:

  •     PriceWise 7 Day Sale: these are traditional week-long promotions, communicated via King Kullen’s weekly sales circular (sent to homes and published each Thursday on http://www.kingkullen.com/)
  •     PriceLock: these savings are long-term and locked in for an extended period of time
  •     Hometown Value Everyday: items in this program are priced competitively low, everyday
  •     Insider Savings: these unadvertised specials offer King Kullen shoppers unexpected savings
  •     Blow Out Specials: explosive savings that knock King Kullen customers off their feet

In addition to the PriceWise program, King Kullen is proud to be the only major Long Island supermarket that doubles all coupons, up to and including $1. Details on King Kullen’s coupon policy can be found here:http://www.kingkullen.com/couponpolicy/. King Kullen also offers printable coupons via its website, and paperless SavingStar eCoupons. Both types of savings can be found here: http://www.kingkullen.com/coupons/.

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King Kullen Offers Spring Gardening Tips

April 2014

The winter season is always so full of gray, and now that spring is right around the corner, it’s time to add some color back into the world. King Kullen knows that the best way to do this is with some lovely spring flowers. Planting bulb plants is a relatively simple task that requires little effort, but delivers a wonderful result. With a little bit of tender care, anyone can turn their yard into a beautiful, natural paradise.

King Kullen sells a variety of bulb plants, including hyacinths and tulips, as well as seeds, watering cans and other gardening supplies to help all their customers transform their gardens and yards into something beautiful. When searching for the perfect bulb plants, first be sure to choose healthy ones. Avoid dry or withered plants, and look for the largest ones. Usually, the bigger the bulb plant, the more flowers it will produce. King Kullen’s attentive floral staff is always ready to help their customers with all their gardening needs. Whether they need a recommendation or some helpful advice, customers can always count on King Kullen and its floral department professionals.

When choosing a place to plant bulb plants, be sure to find a place with plenty of sun and soft soil. Dig a small hole about three times the diameter of the bulb. Place the bulb in the hole pointy-side up and fill the hole back up with soil. Water the bulbs to help them settle and close any air pockets.

It may take some time for bulb plants to fully bloom, but the wait will be worth it. Once they begin to flower, the entire yard will look more vibrant, beautiful and lively. While waiting for bulb plants to flower, there are still a few things that can be done to get the yard ready for the spring season.

A little bit of spring cleaning can go a long way! Start by cleaning up debris around the yard, including any fallen branches. Rake the lawn to remove dead growth and encourage the grass to grow. This is also the time to reseed bare patches of lawn.

With King Kullen, getting ready for spring is easy. Stop in today to get any gardening supplies or help needed, and start turning the yard into a colorful spring paradise.

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King Kullen Celebrates National Nutrition Month

March 2014

Since 1980, Americans have recognized March as National Nutrition Month. Year-round, King Kullen Grocery Co., Inc. is dedicated to helping its customers focus their attention on making informed food choices and developing sound eating habits. National Nutrition Month is the appropriate time for reminding King Kullen customers that the company is committed to helping its customers take easy steps that will allow them to proactively improve their family’s overall nutrition.

King Kullen offers its customers the NuVal Nutritional Scoring System, a food scoring system that provides shoppers with comprehensive nutritional information in a simple, easy-to-use, number between one and 100. The higher the NuVal Score, the better the food’s overall nutrition. NuVal Scores help King Kullen customers understand how much nutrition can be found in the foods they choose and make easy choices to “trade up” for better nutrition. NuVal Scores are displayed on the shelf tag in a double-hexagon emblem next to the price. Over 15,000 scored items can be found throughout King Kullen, and additional products are scored every month. While NuVal Scores can be found in the aisles of over 1,600 grocery stores across the nation, King Kullen is proud to be the only food retailer on Long Island offering NuVal to its customers, making the system available in all 39 of its Long Island locations.

The NuVal Nutritional Scoring System was developed by an independent panel of nutrition and medical experts led by Dr. David Katz of the Yale-Griffin Prevention Research Center. It is important to note that food and beverage manufacturers and special interest groups do not influence the scores in any way. The NuVal Scores are generated by a sophisticated scientific algorithm that incorporates information from the nutrition fact panel and takes into account more than 30 nutrients and nutrition factors, as well as their effects on health outcomes. The goal of NuVal is to provide shoppers, who may become overwhelmed and confused by the whirlwind of nutrition information available to them, with a simple and reliable tool that can help guide them, much like the GPS in a car, toward more nutritious, higher scoring food choices within a given category.

King Kullen nutritionist Michele Tonner explains, “NuVal is an easily understandable, accessible tool that allows King Kullen shoppers of all ages to make simple choices that can greatly improve their nutritional intake.”

King Kullen promotes the use of NuVal scores by regularly conducting nutrition tours, where its NuVal team educates consumers, school groups and others on how to use NuVal to make better food choices. King Kullen regularly conducts tours for Boy Scout and Girl Scout troops, as well as school field trips. Since King Kullen launched the NuVal Nutritional Scoring System in February 2011, its NuVal team has conducted hundreds of store tours and events involving over 5,200 Long Islanders. The majority of these group tours and events are targeted towards school-aged children.

A typical tour begins with an explanation of the science and fundamentals behind the NuVal Nutritional Scoring System and the importance of good nutrition. Afterwards, the tour embarks on a walk-through tour of all of the departments within King Kullen. In each department, King Kullen personnel point out various items and their NuVal scores, and help customers understand how items can easily be traded up for higher scoring products within the same category. King Kullen employees make clear how a simple “trade up” for a higher scoring food item can positively impact overall nutrition.

In addition to store tours, King Kullen’s NuVal team is happy to travel to local schools and organizations for assemblies and health events. NuVal is also regularly presented to college students, hospital groups and health and wellness events all over Long Island. NuVal tours and other NuVal related events in the Long Island area can be scheduled by contacting Nuval@KingKullen.com.

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Crown Advertising President Chosen as Board Member for Local Non-Profit

March 2014

Thomas K. Cullen, President and Chief Executive of Crown Advertising Agency in Plainview, New York, has recently been selected as a board member for Independent Group Home Living (IGHL), in Manorville, NY.

IGHL is a not-for-profit agency dedicated to the enrichment of the lives of people with developmental disabilities. IGHL’s mission is to provide programs, services and support for people with developmental disabilities, so they can realize their full potential. IGHL works to develop innovative and accommodating programs, services and supports to promote the personal growth of individuals served. IGHL also advocates for progressive legislation and sufficient funding in order to provide the highest quality of care, and in turn to protect the rights of their constituents and their families to seek appropriate care.

Cullen, who is the retired vice president of government and industry relations for King Kullen Grocery Co., Inc., continues to serve on King Kullen’s Board of Directors. Prior to his retirement from King Kullen, Cullen had worked for the company for 42 years. He has also been on the Board of Directors of Little Flower Children and Family Services of New York since 1986, and serves as a member of the Board of Directors at Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center.

Thomas K. Cullen, President and Chief Executive of Crown Advertising Agency

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King Kullen Senior VP Named President of Charity Board

February 2014

King Kullen is proud to announce that Senior Vice President and Chief Merchandising Officer Joseph W. Brown has recently been voted president of the Board of Directors of the Long Island Cares/Harry Chapin Food Bank.

Brown has served on this board since February 2005. Brown also serves as co-President of Wild by Nature Markets, serves on the Board of Directors for the Food Industry Alliance of New York State and is past Chairman of the Board of the Catholic Institute of the Food Industry.

The Long Island Cares/Harry Chapin Food Bank has been serving Long Island’s hungry since 1980. Long Island Cares has evolved into one of the region’s most comprehensive hunger assistance organizations, serving thousands of individuals and families in need. King Kullen employees, including Brown, have been long-committed to aiding Long Island Cares in its mission. King Kullen executives have served on Long Island Cares’ Board of Directors since 1998, and continue to support the efforts of Long Island Cares in a variety of ways. Long Island Cares has recognized King Kullen as a “Corporate Hero.”

Senior Vice President and Chief Merchandising Officer Joseph W. Brown

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King Kullen Promotes Richard White to Maintenance Manager

February 2014

King Kullen Grocery Co., Inc. proudly announces the promotion of Richard White. White will soon step into his new role as maintenance manager.

White has dedicated much of his career to King Kullen. He has worked for the supermarket chain for more than 20 years, beginning his career in 1989. When he first started, White served as a maintenance technician, working in the grocery stores making various repairs and renovations to all King Kullen locations. White has also served as a project manager on specialty and remodeling jobs, and has designed and built custom displays (mill working) to suit the needs of various stores.

In White’s new role, he will assume the responsibility of managing all of King Kullen’s maintenance technicians, as well as overseeing the maintenance of all roofs, locks, buildings, checkouts and custom woodworking, as well as the company’s shop operation.

Stanley Mitchell, vice president of construction and maintenance, said, “Rich has been a dedicated member of our department for many years. We are happy to have him with us, and know he will have continued success as our new maintenance manager.”

Rich White

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King Kullen Receives Two Awards from EPA

February 2014

King Kullen is proud to announce that they have recently received two awards from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s GreenChill Advanced Refrigeration Partnership. They were presented with the awards at the Food Marketing Institute Energy & Store Development Conference in Baltimore in late 2013. The two awards were the 2012 Achievement Award in Superior Goal Achievement and the 2012 Achievement Award in Exceptional Goal Achievement.

The superior goal achievement award goes to each partner that achieves its annual GreenChill refrigerant emissions reduction goal. The exceptional goal achievement award goes to each partner that achieves its “stretch” refrigerant emissions reduction goal. Stephen Mitchell, director of mechanical engineering for King Kullen, was on hand to receive the awards on behalf of the grocery store.

In regards to the award, Mitchell said, “The goals achieved that allow for this award are due to the high level of preventative maintenance that is performed on our mechanical equipment daily. The cooperation between the mechanical contractors and store level managers is crucial to the continued success of all our mechanical operation.”

King Kullen entered into this voluntary GreenChill program in 2009. The program promotes green technologies, strategies and practices that protect the stratospheric ozone layer, reduce greenhouse gases, and save money. King Kullen committed to require all new and remodeled stores to be ozone friendly in advance of the Clean Air Act phase-out requirements. King Kullen also agreed to establish an emissions inventory, which will be used to set emissions-reduction targets, and to participate in an industry/government research initiative to assess the performance of assorted advanced technologies.

EPA’s GreenChill Partnership works with supermarkets to reduce refrigerant emissions and decrease their impact on the ozone layer and climate change. The Partnership helps supermarkets transition to environmentally friendlier refrigerants, reduce harmful refrigerant emissions and adopt greener refrigeration technologies and environmental best practices. There are approximately 8,000 GreenChill Partner stores throughout the nation. For more information on EPA’s GreenChill Partnership, please visit http://www2.epa.gov/greenchill.

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King Kullen Bids Farewell to Three Long-Time Employees

February 2014

After nearly 21 years of loyal and dedicated service to King Kullen, Bruce Capotosto, currently manager of the Selden King Kullen, will be retiring at the end of the month. Capotosto has served as a Manager and Assistant Manager in many King Kullen locations over the years. Director of Store Operations, Jeff Prince has commented that Capotosto is a “loyal, hardworking manager who is devoted to his job and to King Kullen. Anyone who knows Bruce knows the sincerity he brings to all of his dealings with customers and employees alike.” District Manager Ed Gargan observed that “Bruce has a great sense of humor. No matter how your day is going, a few minutes with Bruce, or a few stories from Bruce will help turn the day around. His positive attitude will be greatly missed.”

After over 25 years of dedicated service to the Company, Assistant Store Manager Frank Cama, currently Assistant Manager of the Levittown King Kullen, will be retiring in April. Cama has held multiple positions and worked in various King Kullen locations over his time with the company. Prince stated that “King Kullen is grateful for Cama’s dedication over the years.” Frank Vassallo, Assistant to the Director of Store Operations, observed that “Cama’s diligence and patience in addressing customer inquiries and concerns has been outstanding, serving as a model for other King Kullen employees with whom he works.”

Assistant Store Manager Tom Christian will be retiring at the end of February, after over 43 years of employment with King Kullen. Christian has worked in numerous King Kullen stores over the years, and will be retiring out of King Kullen’s Halesite store. Prince commented that Christian has “contributed to the success of King Kullen, and we have always appreciated his diligence and dedication.” Rich Francois, who is currently Christian’s Store Manager in the Halesite King Kullen, commented that “Tom is positive, patient, caring and sympathetic. He tries his hardest to please, and strives for perfection. Tom displays his caring demeanor on a regular basis. If there is a young child in the store that is being challenging, Tom will buy a balloon or cookie for the child to help make the shopping experience a positive one.”

With regard to the retirement of all three managers, King Kullen Co-President Brian Cullen commented that “the retirement of Bruce, Frank and Tom will be felt deeply throughout the company. All three men have contributed greatly to our success over the years. It is rare to find a company where employees have such extended lengths of service. Fortunately for King Kullen, the lengthy tenure of these gentlemen tends to be the norm, rather than the exception to the rule. On behalf of all of the men and women of King Kullen, I would like to say we wish all three gentlemen long, happy and healthy retirements.”

Frank Cama, Bruce Capotosto, Tom Christian

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Bethpage Federal Credit Union Comes to Valley Stream King Kullen

February 2014

Bethpage Federal Credit Union, New York State’s largest credit union and Long Island’s leading community financial institution, recently celebrated the grand opening of one of its newest branches on Long Island, within the King Kullen supermarket located at 231 W. Merrick Road in Valley Stream.  The Valley Stream branch marks the credit union’s fourth branch location inside a King Kullen.  Bethpage’s first King Kullen branch was opened in King Kullen’s Levittown location.  Subsequent branches were opened in Levittown, Bay Shore, and now Valley Stream.  Bethpage currently has 27 Long Island branches, with 15 located in Nassau County and 12 located in Suffolk County.

“Bethpage and King Kullen share a common goal of supporting the Long Island community.  Bethpage branches housed inside King Kullen supermarkets provide an invaluable asset to customers, offering a great convenience for busy shoppers,” said Kirk Kordeleski, President and CEO, Bethpage.  “We look forward to working closely with Valley Stream residents, all of whom are invited to do their banking inside the branch and take advantage of the unmatched credit union difference.”

“King Kullen welcomes Bethpage to its Valley Stream store,” remarked Brian Cullen, Co-President of King Kullen.  “We’ve always enjoyed a great relationship with Bethpage.  I’m confident our customers will find it convenient and helpful to have a full-service branch right where they shop.”

The new bilingual branch within the Valley Stream store employs seven employees in a 456 square foot location.  Fernando Rebellon is the new Valley Stream branch manager.  Hours are Monday-Friday, 10 AM – 6 PM; Saturday, 10 AM – 4 PM; and Sunday, 11 AM – 4 PM.  Bethpage is one of Long Island’s most convenient financial institutions.  Its growing network of 27 local branches, 60 shared service centers, more than 425 surcharge-free ATMs, and free online and mobile banking services provides members with easy access to their accounts wherever and whenever they need it.

Bethpage maintains branch locations in Bay Shore, Bay Shore King Kullen, Bethpage, Central Islip, Commack King Kullen, East Meadow NuHealth, Elmont, Farmingdale, Freeport, Glen Cove, Hempstead, Huntington, Levittown King Kullen, Lynbrook, Massapequa, Melville, Mineola, North Babylon, Patchogue, Port Jefferson, Riverhead, Seaford, Smithtown, Roosevelt, Valley Stream King Kullen, West Babylon and Westbury with over 425 surcharge-free ATMs including King Kullen, CVS Pharmacy, 7-11 and Costco locations throughout Long Island.  For more information, call 1-800-628-7070 or visit https://www.bethpagefcu.com.

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King Kullen and Its Customers Donate to Long Island Cares

February 2014

King Kullen, America’s first supermarket, has again come to the aid of Long Islanders in need by hosting a “Check Out Hunger” campaign in its store, raising $30,594.  The money was donated to the Long Island Cares/Harry Chapin Food Bank, which has been serving the hungry on Long Island since 1980.

King Kullen Co-President Brian C. Cullen stated, “King Kullen has been a supporter of the Long Island Cares/Harry Chapin Food Bank for years.  We are pleased that through the generosity of our customers who contributed to the ‘Check Out Hunger’ campaign, King Kullen is yet again able to assist Long Island Cares in its critical mission of providing emergency food where and when it is needed.  Helping those in need in our local communities is a tradition that goes back to my grandfather, Michael J. Cullen, who founded King Kullen in 1930.”

In 1997, King Kullen was the first supermarket chain to participate in the annual “Check Out Hunger” campaign, a unique partnership between Long Island Cares and the shopping community.  This year’s campaign ran from October through Dec. 31, 2013, with shoppers tearing off and scanning $1, $3, or $5 donation coupons while checking out at the register.  One hundred percent of all donations go directly to Long Island Cares.

“King Kullen has a long history of making a difference in the fight against hunger, and its customers have always been charitable in supporting our mission,” said Long Island Cares/Harry Chapin Food Bank Executive Director Paule T. Pachter.  “Together, we have helped improve the lives of our neighbors on Long Island during this time of economic uncertainty.  We are very grateful to King Kullen and its customers for their steadfast support.”

Lending a Helping Hand: King Kullen Grocery Co., Inc. (Bethpage, NY), recently provided a donation of more than $30,000 to the Long Island Cares/Harry Chapin Food Bank. On hand for the check presentation was (from l. to r.) King Kullen Co-President Brian C. Cullen; King Kullen Senior Vice President and Chief Merchandising Officer Joseph W. Brown, who also serves as President of Long Island Cares; Long Island Cares Executive Director Paule T. Pachter; and King Kullen Co-President J. Donald Kennedy.

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Contest Winners

January 2014

There is almost always a contest going on at King Kullen. Congratulations to these lucky winners:

  • Jillian Kenney from Wantagh won a $1000 pre-loaded debit card.
  • Danielle Murino from Bohemia won a snowboard or skis.
  • Frank Giella from East Meadow won 2 tickets to Super Bowl XLVII, which includes 3 nights hotel stay in New York, a commemorative gift bag, and a $500 pre-loaded debit card.
  • Richard Beyor from Merrick won a $250 dinner party.
  • Carol O’Brien from Bridgehampton, Russell Abate from Huntingon, Constance Borny from Riverhead, Tom Gennett from Elmont, and Regina Broderick from Mastic Beach each won a $300 King Kullen gift card.

King Kullen regularly offers contests and promotions; visit our friendly bookkeepers at the Customer Service counter of your local King Kullen and ask if any contests are going on. We also post information about contests on our Facebook page.


Contest Winners

December 2013

There is almost always a contest going on at King Kullen. Congratulations to these lucky winners:

  • Carmine DaDario from Port Jefferson and Bonnie Marinao from Deer Park both won a gas powered Snow-Tek snowblower.
  • Margaret McCarthy from Patchogue won 2 tickets to Jersey Boys and a $200 gift certificate to Sardi’s Restaurant.
  • JoJo Anzalone from Levittown won a $100 King Kullen gift card.
  • Vicky Corwin from Bridgehampton won a $50 King Kullen gift card.
  • Victoria Kipkins from Valley Stream won a $1000 pre-loaded debit card.
  • John Cronley from Wantagh, Robert Papiez from Riverhead, Kerri & Thomas Moritz from Hicksville, and Beverly Steurwald from Farmingdale won a Power Bank rechargeable battery.
  • Bonnie Marinaro from Deer Park won a $1000 pre-loaded debit card.
  • Donna Schechper from Deer Park, Cheryl DaDario from Port Jefferson, Britani DeVita from Deer Park, and Steve Fox from Flushing won $500 American Express gift cards.
  • Elliot Martin from Albertson won a mini tablet.

King Kullen regularly offers contests and promotions; visit our friendly bookkeepers at the Customer Service counter of your local King Kullen and ask if any contests are going on. We also post information about contests on our Facebook page.


King Kullen Raises $100,000 For Little Flower Children and Family Services

The 31st Annual James A. Cullen Memorial Golf Outing held by our company successfully raised $100,000 for Little Flower Children and Family Services of New York (“Little Flower”).  Little Flower is, a non-sectarian, nonprofit organization that provides residential and foster boarding home care, as well as adoption services.  Little Flower has its main campus in Wading River, NY, executive offices in Brooklyn Heights, and additional locations in Flatbush, Brooklyn, and Jamaica, Queens.   Little Flower also operates the only residential special-act public school district in Nassau and Suffolk Counties, which offers academic services for children with special educational needs.

During the presentation of the check to Little Flower, Brian Cullen shared, “Thirty years ago, my brothers and I started the James A. Cullen Golf Outing to pay tribute to our father and to support Little Flower’s foster care and adoption services.  In the three decades since that inaugural golf outing, King Kullen has raised over $3 million for Little Flower.  We are extremely proud of this accomplishment and gratified that countless children and families have benefited as a result.  It is an honor to support Little Flower Children and Family Services in their important mission.”  Members of the Cullen family are personally involved in Little Flower and have actively supported many programs, including the construction of the eight cottages that provide a residential setting for more than 100 children and teenagers at Little Flower’s Wading River, New York, location.

Standing before a portrait of James A. Cullen at King Kullen’s Bethpage headquarters are (left to right): Little Flower Director of Development Maureen Fox; James A. Cullen Memorial Fund Director Thomas K. Cullen; Little Flower Executive Director Grace LoGrande; King Kullen Executive Corporate Assistant Sally Murray; and King Kullen Co-President Brian C. Cullen.

“We have been able to care for children of all ages at our residences as well as place children in homes with caring parents because of the leadership support of King Kullen and its close circle of family and friends,” said Little Flower Executive Director Grace LoGrande.  “The golf outing remains a great success that directly benefits the children of Little Flower.”


Contest Winners

November 2013

There is almost always a contest going on at King Kullen. Congratulations to these lucky winners:

  • Rupert Byfield from Elmont won a $5,000 travel voucher for a trip to Italy.
  • Dan Saitta from Kings Park won four tickets to a NY Giants home game on November 24th, plus a complete tailgate package including a table, cooler, and tailgate chairs.
  • Kelly Warno from Bellmore and Carmine Daddario from Selden both won a gas engine portable generator.

King Kullen regularly offers contests and promotions; visit our friendly bookkeepers at the Customer Service counter of your local King Kullen and ask if any contests are going on. We also post information about contests on our Facebook page.


Contest Winners

October 2013

There is almost always a contest going on at King Kullen. Congratulations to these lucky winners:

  • Linda Rogacki from Shirley won a $4,000 travel voucher.
  • Les Chesley from Port Jefferson won a $5,000 travel voucher.
  • Debra Fulton from Lindenhurst won a $5,000 travel voucher.
  • Aaron Klauschke from Holbrook and Jacqueline Scott from Fairpoint both won a Pabst Blue Ribbon fridge.
  • Lois Karmel from Whitestone won a HDTV.

King Kullen regularly offers contests and promotions; visit our friendly bookkeepers at the Customer Service counter of your local King Kullen and ask if any contests are going on. We also post information about contests on our Facebook page.


King Kullen Receives Two Awards from EPA’s GreenChill Partnership

September 2013

 

At the FMI Energy & Store Development Conference in Baltimore, MD on September 9th, King Kullen received the following awards from EPA’s GreenChill Partnership:

  • 2012 Achievement Award – Superior Goal Achievement
  • 2012 Achievement Award – Exceptional Goal Achievement

 

The superior goal achievement award goes to each Partner that achieves its annual GreenChill refrigerant emissions reduction goal. The exceptional goal achievement award goes to each Partner that achieves its “stretch” refrigerant emissions reduction goal. Stephen Mitchell, Director of Mechanical Engineering for King Kullen, was on hand to receive the awards on behalf of the company. In regards to the award, Stephen said that “the goals achieved that allow for this award are due to the high level of preventative maintenance that is performed on our mechanical equipment daily.  The cooperation between the mechanical contractors and store level managers is crucial to the continued success of all our mechanical operation.”

EPA’s GreenChill Partnership works with supermarkets to reduce refrigerant emissions and decrease their impact on the ozone layer and climate change. The Partnership helps supermarkets transition to environmentally friendlier refrigerants; reduce harmful refrigerant emissions; and adopt greener refrigeration technologies and environmental best practices. There are approximately 8,000 GreenChill Partner stores throughout the nation. For more information on EPA’s GreenChill Partnership, please visit www2.epa.gov/greenchill.


WALK Radio and King Kullen to host 2013 “Thanks For Giving” Food Drive To Support Long Island Cares

September 2013

WALK Radio 97.5 FM and King Kullen supermarkets will once again partner to host WALK Radio’s annual “Thanks for Giving” Food Drive to support Long Island Cares, Inc. – The Harry Chapin Food Bank.  This year’s food drive will take place November 18-21 at 9 King Kullen locations, throughout Nassau and Suffolk counties, and culminate with WALK Radio on-air personalities broadcasting lIve on Thursday, November 21 from 5:00 AM – 7:00 PM at the King Kullen in Commack.

Long Island Cares’ staff and volunteers will be at each location collecting donations of non-perishable food, household supplies, personal care products, pet food and more for distribution to its network of 590 community-based member agencies in time for the Thanksgiving Holiday.  In addition, Long Island Cares will be distributing information about its broad array of direct service programs that support children, veterans, seniors, pets and families in need.

The complete schedule for the “Thanks for Giving” Food Drive is as follows:

Monday, November 18 from 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM:
King Kullen, 52 East Montauk Highway, Hampton Bays, and
King Kullen, 6233 Route 25A, Wading River.

Tuesday, November 19  from 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM:
King Kullen, 127 Sunrise Highway, Rockville Centre, and
King Kullen, 23-05 Jericho Turnpike, Garden City Park, and
King Kullen, 231 West Merrick Road, Valley Stream.

Wednesday, November 20 from 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM:
King Kullen, 275 Jericho Turnpike, Huntington Station, and
King Kullen, 834 Sunrise Highway, Bayshore, and
King Kullen, 4938 Merrick Road, Massapequa Park.

Thursday, November 21 from 5:00 AM – 7:00 PM:
King Kullen, 120 Veterans Highway, Commack
WALK Radio Live Broadcast with Mark & Cindy, Patrick Shea, Parker and guests!

For more information and to volunteer call (631) 582-FOOD or visit www.licares.org.


King Kullen Supports Nassau Based Not-For-Profit

September 2013

King Kullen Grocery’s corporate donation and in-store campaign, “Brighter Future for Children with Disabilities,” is now in its 10th year.

The annual program supports Long Island families and children with disabilities through contributions to nonprofit organizations in Nassau and Suffolk Counties.

King Kullen recently presented checks to The Viscardi Center, AHRC Nassau, and AHRC Suffolk. A portion of each $3,000 donation was raised through the generosity of King Kullen and Wild by Nature customers through the in-store scanned coupon campaign.

Pictured l to r: King Kullen Co-President Brian C. Cullen; Mary McNamara, Director, Community Resources, Association for the Help of Retarded Children (AHRC), Nassau County; and King Kullen Co-President J. Donald Kennedy. AHRC Nassau provides an array of services and family supports for more than 2,200 people with special needs.



King Kullen Introduces New SavingStar Program

September 2013

 

King Kullen is excited to introduce SavingStar, a new program that allows customers to receive money back on selected offers. Offers that are currently available can be viewed on the SavingStar page on King Kullen’s website at www.kingkullen.com/savingstar.

To use these offers, customers must first create a free SavingStar account and register a “Upromise keytag”, which can be acquired at any King Kullen store.

After you register the keytag number in your SavingStar account at www.kingkullen.com/savingstar, select the offers you like and SavingStar will link the deals to your Upromise keytag. Scan your keytag at checkout when you buy the required items for the offer at King Kullen and the money will be added to your SavingStar account within a few days. Please note that the price of the items will not change at the store, and the receipt will not reflect the earnings from SavingStar.

Once you’ve earned $5 or more from SavingStar in your account, you can select a payout method. Choices include a bank deposit, PayPal deposit, Amazon gift card, or charity donation.


Contest Winners

September 2013

There is almost always a contest going on at King Kullen. Congratulations to these lucky winners:

  • Beverly Steuerwald from Farmingdale won a premium all-in-one music system.
  • J.D. Nedvin from St. James won a trip to Amsterdam.
  • Chris Ingoglia from Middle Island won eight tickets to the Budweiser Hall of Fame lounge at Yankee Stadium.
  • John Baldwin from Rocky Point won a trip to a New York football game, two nights in a hotel, two prime sideline game tickets, round trip first class airfare, transportation to & from the stadium and a $1000.00 prepaid debit card.

King Kullen regularly offers contests and promotions; visit our friendly bookkeepers at the Customer Service counter of your local King Kullen and ask if any contests are going on. We also post information about contests on our Facebook page.


King Kullen Supports Family & Children’s Association Camp Program

September 2013

King Kullen Grocery’s commitment to Long Island families and children continues with the company’s 2013 annual donation to benefit youth camp programs.

King Kullen recently presented checks in the amount of $6,000 each for summer programs run by Nassau County-based Family & Children’s Association (FCA) and Suffolk County-based Family Service League (FSL). Both nonprofit groups also shared a $10,500 donation from generous King Kullen and Wild by Nature customers who participated in King Kullen’s June and July in-store scanned coupon program, “Buy a Smile-Send a Kid to Camp.”

Pictured l to r: King Kullen Co-President Brian C. Cullen; Family & Children’s Association Chief Development Officer Don Holden; Bernard Kennedy, Esq; and King Kullen Co-President J. Donald Kennedy. Through FCA, Nassau County youngsters were able to experience day or sleep-away camps, enjoying a range of outdoor activities, music and art programs, nature classes, and more.


King Kullen Celebrates 83rd Birthday

August 4 marks the 83rd birthday for America’s first supermarket.

Bethpage, NY (PRWEB) August 02, 2013

On August 4, King Kullen will proudly celebrate its 83rd birthday. From its humble beginnings, with its first store on the corner of 171st Street and Jamaica Avenue in Queens, to the 41 stores in operation today, America’s first supermarket has served as the model for supermarkets across the country. The Smithsonian Institute recognizes King Kullen as America’s first supermarket because it was “the first to fulfill all five criteria that define the modern supermarket: separate departments; self-service; discount pricing; chain marketing; and volume dealing.”

Michael Cullen founded King Kullen in 1930, at the age of 46. Within two years of that first store opening, there were eight locations. Over the years, King Kullen grew and expanded based on its customer’s wants and needs. They remain in tune with the needs of their customers, adding offerings such as a butcher shop, Boar’s Head deli, fresh produce, full service bakery, floral, seafood, and pharmacy. Following the standards set by its founder Michael Cullen, excellent customer service, high quality products, fair pricing, clean stores, and its commitment to serving Long Island families will always be top priorities to King Kullen.

In addition to being America’s first supermarket, King Kullen is proud to be known as Long Island’s own supermarket, as it is the largest chain on Long Island that is still controlled by Long Islanders. Today, King Kullen remains family owned and operated, with 41 King Kullen stores as well as four Wild By Nature stores. Wild by Nature is a full-size, full-service natural food marketplace. Michael Cullen’s grandson Brian C. Cullen and grandnephew J. Donald Kennedy are co-Presidents and co-Chief Operating Officers. There are also a number of other second, third and fourth generation family members employed by the company.

For more information about King Kullen, please visit their website, http://www.kingkullen.com.

About the company:

Headquartered in Bethpage, New York, King Kullen Grocery Co., Inc. is recognized by the Smithsonian Institution as America’s first supermarket. Michael J. Cullen opened the doors of King Kullen in 1930. Today, three generations later, King Kullen is still family owned and operated. It remains a leader in the supermarket industry. From that very first store in 1930, King Kullen today operates 41 supermarkets and four Wild by Nature stores across Long Island. In addition to traditional grocery, King Kullen features a large catering and prepared foods department, freshly baked breads and sweets, and healthy and organic areas, with pharmacies in many stores as well. For information about King Kullen, please visit their website at: http://www.kingkullen.com.


Contest Winners

August 2013

There is almost always a contest going on at King Kullen. Congratulations to these lucky winners:

  • Maryann Remsen from Bethpage won a trip to the Bahamas.
  • Terry Keon from Island Park, Lauren Marrone from East Rockaway, Terry Ruggieri from Oceanside, Steven Barras from Lido Beach, and Linda Touro from Levittown each won four tickets to Hershey Park.
  • Devin McNamara from Long Beach won a Stacey’s Snack Gift Basket.
  • Arlene Botwinoff from Long Beach won a Honest Tea long skateboard.
  • Jason Cataldi from Long Beach won a Mongoose mountain bike, and Julia Foster from East Rockaway won a Schwinn mountain bike.
  • Kaitlin Felter from Long Beach, Alexandra Bilello from Island Park, Peter Haleiko from Island Park, Jasmin Passanante from Long Beach, Natalie Gonzalez from Long Beach, and Kevin Fay from Oceanside each won a Weber charcoal grill.
  • William Gleason from Hicksville won a mini tablet.
  • Jessica Diana from Seaford won a Blu-Ray DVD player.

King Kullen regularly offers contests and promotions; visit our friendly bookkeepers at the Customer Service counter of your local King Kullen and ask if any contests are going on. We also post information about contests on our Facebook page.


King Kullen’s Long Island Grown Produce

All summer long, customers will find fresh locally grown produce from Long Island farms at King Kullen.

Bethpage, NY (PRWEB) July 30, 2013

One of the best parts of summer is enjoying farm fresh produce. Buying local fresh produce doesn’t just put healthy food on the table for families; it’s also supporting the local economy. King Kullen has been committed to buying locally grown produce from Long Island farmers for over 15 years.

Every summer and autumn, King Kullen purchases thousands of cases of produce grown on Long Island farms. The season begins in May and ends sometime around Thanksgiving. “Our objective is to provide fresh locally grown produce while reducing our carbon footprint, as well as preserving local farmland for future generations,” said Vice President of Perishables, Joe Forte. King Kullen also has signage in-store to promote individual farmers and the crops that they grow.

As an early adopter of the local food movement, King Kullen offers its customers the largest selection of in-season locally grown produce to be found on Long Island. The major crops for the season include lettuce, bi-color corn, cabbage, peppers, eggplant, tomatoes, green squash, pumpkins and hard squashes.
King Kullen’s Director of Produce, Rich Conger hand picks the farms and farmers from whom the company sources produce. With local farms, produce has a much shorter field-to-table travel time. Conger said, “Product is typically picked up at the farms and delivered to the stores in two days as opposed to product from California that takes about seven days to arrive at the stores.”

Why is the locally grown produce movement such a big deal when these vegetables are available year round? While in-season, the vegetable’s flavors are richer, nutritional content is at its peak and because it’s local, it’s fresher. Not to mention the support provided to the local economy and how eliminating a costly trek from a farm a thousand miles away is better for the environment.

Stop into King Kullen to find the freshest and tastiest produce all summer long. To find the nearest location, visit their website, http://www.kingkullen.com.
About the company:

Headquartered in Bethpage, New York, King Kullen Grocery Co., Inc. is recognized by the Smithsonian Institution as America’s first supermarket. Michael J. Cullen opened the doors of King Kullen in 1930. Today, three generations later, King Kullen is still family owned and operated. It remains a leader in the supermarket industry. From that very first store in 1930, King Kullen today operates 41 supermarkets and four Wild by Nature stores across Long Island. In addition to traditional grocery, King Kullen features a large catering and prepared foods department, freshly baked breads and sweets, and healthy and organic areas, with pharmacies in many stores as well. For information about King Kullen, please visit their website at: http://www.kingkullen.com.


Contest Winners

July 2013

There is almost always a contest going on at King Kullen. Congratulations to these lucky winners:

  • Walter Hearns from N. Bellmore won eight tickets to the Budweiser Hall of Fame Lounge at Yankee Stadium.
  • Amanda Allen from New York won a VIP trip to the Tribeca Film Festival.
  • Nicholas S. from Shirley won a Samuel Adams basketball hoop.

King Kullen regularly offers contests and promotions; visit our friendly bookkeepers at the Customer Service counter of your local King Kullen and ask if any contests are going on. We also post information about contests on our Facebook page.


Printable Coupons Now Available on Our Website

With printable coupons now available on our website, there are even more ways to save at King Kullen.  Visit our Coupons tab in the header section, or click here.  The coupons are added to your shopping list when selected, and will remain on your shopping list until you remove them.  Coupons will print when you print your Shopping List.  We have dozens of coupons available, and frequently add additional coupons, so keep checking back.

Don’t forget that King Kullen doubles coupons up to and including $1.00.  Click here to review our coupon policy.


Congratulations to King Kullen Scholarship Grand Prize Winner Samantha Greenidge and Runner Ups

July 2013

Scholarship Winner Samanatha Greenidge with King Kullen co-Presidents Brian Cullen (l) and Don Kennedy (r)

Each year, King Kullen invites its employees and children of employees to apply for a scholarship.  The grand prize winner receives a $2500 scholarship.  This year’s grand prize winner was Samantha Greenidge, a part time bookkeeper in the Halesite King Kullen.

Samantha graduated from Huntington High School with a 100.24 weighted average.  Her senior year courseload included Advance Placement English Literature and Composition, Advance Placement Government and Politics, Advance Placement Microeconomics, Advance Placement Calculus, Advance Placement Statistics, Advance Placement Physics, and Honors Spanish.  At the time of graduation, Samantha was a member of the National Honor Society, Math National Honor Society, Science National Honor Society, English National Honor Society, and Spanish National Honor Society.

Samantha will be attending Iona College in the fall, with plans to double major in Math and Secondary Education. Samantha was one of only 20 incoming freshman selected to join Iona College’s honor program, and she received a scholarship from Iona that will pay 75% of her tuition.  Samantha’s career goal is to become a High School Math Teacher.

In addition to working part time for King Kullen while attending High School and maintaining excellent grades with a rigorous academic schedule, Samantha performs a great deal of volunteer work.  From eighth grade through her senior year, Samantha volunteered 50 hours per year to the Walk to D’feet ALS, a charity close to her heart as her father passed away from ALS when she was 10 years old.  Samantha served as a “team leader,” and helped raise $50,000 over five years.  She was a member of the “A World of Difference” club, which educated her peers and younger students regarding issues surrounding bullying and discrimination.  In her junior year, Samantha volunteered with “Grandfriends,” a school club where students spend time with the elderly in a local nursing home.  In her sophomore, junior and senior years, Samantha volunteered one lunch period per week to participate in the “Serendipity Club,” a group of students that interacted and facilitated games with special education students.  Samantha also played volleyball all four years of high school, serving as team captain her senior year.  During all four years of high school, Samantha also served as volunteer coach to a 7th and 8th grade volleyball team.

When asked what motivated Samantha and gives her such a strong work ethic, she credits her mother and brother.  Samantha explained “that watching her mother work and raise two kids alone and how hard her brother works to keep his grades up and be successful has pushed her to do the same.”  Samantha explained that her tenth grade math teacher, JoAnn Ferazi, also became an important mentor.  She met with Ms. Ferazi every morning during tenth, eleventh and twelfth grades, and in her senior year, she was able to intern with Ms. Ferazi and actually teach lessons and create quizzes.   This was invaluable experience for a young woman whose goal it is to become a math teacher.

When asked if she was nervous about going away to college, Samantha said that she was at first, but had an overnight orientation and now she is confident that she will be fine.  Samantha was accepted to Iona College into the honors program.  She is 1 of only 20 individuals chosen for this program and received a scholarship that will pay 75% of her tuition.

Samantha is a very impressive young lady who is mature far beyond her years. When asked what advice she would give to someone just entering high school, she replied “get involved; it is very rewarding to see that something you did has made a difference to someone.  Don’t just coast through high school; try to get good grades.  As long as the effort is there the rest will come.”

We would like to wish Samantha, and all of our graduating seniors, good luck this fall.

 

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In addition to Grand Prize winner Samantha, we had a number of additional scholarship winners.

25 employees received $250 scholarships.  These winners were:

  • Christopher Ahearn – Store 7 (Wantagh)
  • Kyle Brown – Store 46 (Bethpage)
  • Angelo Brussich – Store 16 (Lindenhurst)
  • Jenna Cerce – Store 15 (Center Moriches)
  • Kristin Chalupa –Store 59 (Blue Point)
  • Michael Correale – Store 58 (Port Washington)
  • Meaghan Damiani – Store 57 (St. James)
  • Justin Dobrow – Store 38 (Selden)
  • Danielle Geedman – Store 57 (St. James)
  • Jennifer Hecker – Store 29 (Patchogue)
  • Justin Keller – Store 33 (Manorville)
  • Shayne Kerr – Store 11 (Levittown)
  • Kaitlyn Krause – Store 33 (Manorville)
  • Amanda Lalik – Store 39 (Garden City Park)
  • Melissa McCaffrey – Store 38 (Selden)
  • Justin Macari – Store 57 (St. James)
  • Paul Mannarino – Store 55 (Massapequa Park)
  • Nicole Morseon –Store 20 (Commack)
  • Brian Pelosi – Store 30 (Setauket)
  • Shawn Pietzak – Store 59 (Blue Point)
  • Clayton Quiros – Store 47 (Hampton Bays)
  • Allison Teicher – Store 39 (Garden City Park)
  • Angelica Tesoriero – Store 55 (Massapequa Park)
  • Meghan Todd – Store 29 (Patchogue)
  • Jessica White – Store 59 (Blue Point)

52 students who are the children of King Kullen employees also each received a $250 scholarship.  These winners were:

  • Jaclyn Abruzzo
  • Kenneth Brown
  • Joseph Brussich
  • Brittany Byrnes
  • John byrnes
  • Daniela Campoli
  • Emily Cincotta
  • Lauren Coppola
  • Sean Corcoran
  • Danielle Delligatti
  • Nicholas Delligatii
  • Kelsey Eckoff
  • Lisa Ferraro
  • Joseph Fortugno
  • Marilyn Freeman
  • Alexis Giuseppone
  • Ashley Hampson
  • Anna Hong
  • Preston Horan
  • Megan Gallagher
  • Brittany Gallagher
  • Heather Jacobson
  • Joshua Jacobson
  • Ronald LoSordo
  • Brandon McCormick
  • Ashley Meyers
  • Kelly Miller
  • Erin Miller
  • Michelle Miloscia
  • Nicolette Muoio
  • James Murphy
  • Olivia Murray
  • Corey Ostrove
  • Kevin Parma
  • Oumlissa Persaud
  • Marissa Polonski
  • Kimberly Prince
  • Paul Pruyn
  • Robert Pruyn
  • Kailee Puk
  • Christopher Rachek
  • Shannon Reilly
  • Brianna Robertazzi
  • Gregory Sammartano
  • Christina Schretzman
  • Tyler Schmitt
  • Stokely Solomon, Jr.
  • Brittany Smith
  • Lisa Thompson
  • Jessica Whelan
  • Brian White
  • Jay Yen

Bethpage Cashier Donna Catapano Presented with Citation from Nassau County Executive For Over Two Decades of Volunteer Work

July 2013

Donna Catapano, cashier in the Bethpage King Kullen, was recognized by Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano for her over 20 years of volunteer work, dressing as “Happy the Clown” for the Games for the Physically Challenged. Congratulations Donna!


King Kullen Expands Bridgehampton Store; Includes New “East End Café” and Online Grocery Shopping

Exciting new updates to King Kullen’s Bridgehampton store offer customers more of what they love: quality products, delicious in-store fare and convenient online shopping.

Bethpage, NY (PRWEB) June 27, 2013

King Kullen is excited to announce the expansion of its Bridgehampton Store and the expansion of its convenient online grocery shopping program, called “Shop OnLine.” In King Kullen’s new in-store “East End Café,” the juice bar is blending together some refreshing and healthy juices, and lunchtime has never been so easy with “build-your-own-sandwiches,” a chopped salad station, and fresh sushi made daily.

Customers of the Bridgehampton store will be pleased to see that the store has made some improvements and expanded now to 62,100 feet, including an additional bottle machine in the bottle return room and a complete set of brand new checkouts. The produce department offers even more fresh fruits and vegetables, as the wider department has grown by 725 square feet. Rich Conger, Director of Produce and Floral, commented that “Produce displays are more open and accessible than ever before. The beautiful wooden tables in the newly expanded area make the produce department even easier to shop.” The relocated bakery department now shows off its delectable cakes, pastries, breads and other fresh-baked treats with brand new display cases, and the dairy department’s brand new refrigerated cases allow for additional offerings.

The snack bar has tripled in size and has transformed into a café, branded the “East End Café,” with 17 tables and seating for 48 people. The East End Café features a coffee counter, soup bar, sushi case, sandwich case, chopped salad station, juice bar, and a hot case for prepared foods.

King Kullen’s juice bar features some of the most refreshing and energizing blends, a perfect way to start shopping. The refreshing selections are also ideal for customers stopping in after a workout or a day at the beach. Al Spinazzola, Director of Dairy and Deli, explained there are many juices to choose from, including fresh carrot juice, mixed vegetables, “Greens with Carrot,” a blend of spinach, kale, parsley, celery, and carrots, and the “Dieter’s Delight,” a blend of cucumber, celery, and beets. The juice bar also serves up wheatgrass shots.

Lunch just got simpler for customers on-the-go. King Kullen’s sandwich station has fresh paninis, signature sandwiches, vegan sandwiches and a “build your own sandwich” option, all on fresh gourmet breads. There is also a chopped salad station and grab-and-go sandwiches and salads, and a full line of vegan sandwiches and salads.

The store also now features two deli kiosks, allowing customers to place deli orders and continue shopping while meats and cheeses are freshly sliced, to order.

Since King Kullen’s online grocery shopping service, “Shop OnLine,” launched in its Island Park store last fall, King Kullen’s convenient online shopping program has grown in popularity. On May 15, the Shop OnLine was expanded to Bridgehampton. Customers can simply visit the Shop OnLine page on the King Kullen website, http://www.kingkullen.com/shoponline/, choose their store and begin shopping.

Orders can be picked up at the store or delivered to the following available areas: Bridgehampton, East Hampton, North Haven, Sag Harbor, Sagaponack, Southampton, Wainscott and Watermill.

A dedicated personal shopper handpicks every item on the customer’s order and ensures that each item meets and exceeds King Kullen’s high quality standards. Shop OnLine customers who select to pickup their groceries at store, can park in reserved parking areas on the southeast side of their store, use a separate rear entrance, and separate checkout, without ever having to enter the main portion of King Kullen’s Bridgehampton location.

About the company:

Headquartered in Bethpage, New York, King Kullen Grocery Co., Inc. is recognized by the Smithsonian Institution as America’s first supermarket. Michael J. Cullen opened the doors of King Kullen in 1930. Today, three generations later, King Kullen is still family owned and operated. It remains a leader in the supermarket industry. From that very first store in 1930, King Kullen today operates 41 supermarkets and four Wild by Nature stores across Long Island. In addition to traditional grocery, King Kullen features a large catering and prepared foods department, freshly baked breads and sweets, and healthy and organic areas, with pharmacies in many stores as well. For information about King Kullen, please visit their website at: http://www.kingkullen.com.


Contest Winners

June 2013

There is almost always a contest going on at King Kullen. Congratulations to these lucky winners:

  • Jeannine Votruba from Garden City, Jaclyn D’Andrea from North Bellmore, Alex Lilja from East Hampton, and Cheryl DeCarli from Northport won the “Big Green Egg” contest.
  • James Graham from Long Beach won a $5,000 travel voucher.
  • Robert Morbeck from East Northport won a Father’s Day golf package.

King Kullen regularly offers contests and promotions; visit our friendly bookkeepers at the Customer Service counter of your local King Kullen and ask if any contests are going on. We also post information about contests on our Facebook page.


King Kullen is Ready for Mother’s Day

The supermarket anticipates over 1000 local children will be decorating cupcakes for their Moms on Saturday, May 11 at their 41 locations. Mother’s Day is the biggest selling floral holiday of the year for King Kullen.

Bethpage, NY (PRWEB) May 08, 2013

“We are excited about the cupcake decorating event on May 11th. Family members can shop our store while kids, age 12 and under, decorate a cupcake for Mom, for free,” says Sue Brooks, Director of Bakery and Frozen Foods for the family-owned supermarket chain. “This proves to be a wonderful and well-attended event each year we do it. All of our stores are participating, and the decorating will begin at noon and go until 2:00 p.m.,” adds Brooks.

Sunday, May 12 is Mother’s Day and King Kullen is proud to be the destination for the freshest and most sought-after flowers from around the world and arrangements created by floral experts. King Kullen will be fully stocked with all the flowers that customers need to ensure Moms and loved ones feel appreciated on Mother’s Day this year.

King Kullen is a lot more than just groceries. Their Floral Departments carry roses in whatever quantity a customer desires. “This is our largest floral holiday. We plan on selling over a quarter of a million roses this Mother’s Day, so many roses, that if those rose stems were laid, end-to-end, it would be over 77 miles of roses – that’s the distances between our Valley Stream store to the west and Bridgehampton store to the east. We will be carrying double dozens, one-half dozens, sweetheart rose dozens, spray roses, rose vases and single stem rose bouquets, plus just about any combination imaginable of roses combined with other assorted beautiful flowers. Our bouquets are our biggest seller for Mother’s Day and we have professional floral experts at every store that hand-tie our bouquets,” says Lesa Forte, Floral Department Coordinator.

The supermarkets also carry a variety of other Mother’s Day favorites including Gerbera daisies, lilies, hydrangeas, sunflowers, tulips and peonies. Other King Kullen favorites include seasonal spring bedding plants including New Guinea impatiens. They have a wide variety of larger sized garden pots of hydrangeas, hibiscus trees, and hybrid and knockout rose bushes and hanging geraniums. “Our Phalaenopsis Orchids for indoors are increasingly gaining popularity for Mother’s Day,” says Forte, “and we will be selling a lot of upgraded blooming and tropical foliage plants in ceramic containers, tins and wicker baskets.”

For more information, visit a King Kullen store today.

About the company:

Headquartered in Bethpage, New York, King Kullen Grocery Co., Inc. is recognized by the Smithsonian Institution as America’s first supermarket. Michael J. Cullen opened the doors of King Kullen in 1930. Today, three generations later, King Kullen is still family owned and operated. It remains a leader in the supermarket industry. From that very first store in 1930, King Kullen today operates 41 supermarkets and four Wild by Nature stores across Long Island. In addition to traditional grocery, King Kullen features a large catering and prepared foods department, freshly baked breads and sweets, and healthy and organic areas, with pharmacies in many stores as well. For information about King Kullen, please visit their website at: http://www.kingkullen.com.


Contest Winners

May 2013

There is almost always a contest going on at King Kullen. Congratulations to these lucky winners:

  • Ryan Thompson from West Islip won a trip for two to Ireland.
  • Dennis Murino from Bohemia won a $1,000 American Express gift card.
  • Beverly Steuerwald from Farmingdale won a Back Bar Fridge and a $100 American Express gift card.
  • Denise Carson from Lake Ronkonkoma won a $2,500 travel voucher.

King Kullen regularly offers contests and promotions; visit our friendly bookkeepers at the Customer Service counter of your local King Kullen and ask if any contests are going on. We also post information about contests on our Facebook page.


Director of Meat and Seafood Al Gerrity Quoted in Newsday Article

May 2013

Have you noticed that the names of cuts of pork and beef have been changing? The National Pork Board and the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association just introduced new names for some cuts of pork and beef. Al Gerrity, King Kullen’s Director of Meat and Seafood, offers his opinion, and shared advice for buying meat in a Newsday article on May 2nd, 2013.



King Kullen Promotes Joseph Brown to Senior Vice President, Chief Merchandising Officer

April 2013


(Bethpage, NY) King Kullen Grocery Co., Inc. recently announced the promotion of Joseph Brown, a resident of Centereach, NY, to the position of Senior Vice President, Chief Merchandising Officer. In his new role, Brown will oversee King Kullen’s advertising and marketing as well as its pharmacy operations and all Center Store merchandising and purchasing. He will also continue to serve as co-president of Wild By Nature markets with Joseph Forte. King Kullen Co-Presidents Brian C. Cullen and J. Donald Kennedy made the announcement.

“Joe Brown is dedicated to advancing King Kullen to new levels of customer service and satisfaction,” stated Cullen. “Most recently, he oversaw creation of King Kullen’s ambitious Price-Wise ad campaign and the response has been tremendous.”

Brown, who has been with King Kullen for 39 years, brings instinct and experience to the company’s merchandising operations. He meets regularly with King Kullen store managers to remain informed of customer interests and to anticipate trends. Over the years he has overseen the introduction of innovative in-store displays, products, and services.

“I am proud to have King Kullen’s confidence and am very excited about the new savings campaign launched this spring,” said Brown. “As Senior Vice President, Chief Merchandising Officer I will continue to communicate King Kullen’s commitment to bringing the best products and value to its Long Island customers.”

As a teenager, Brown followed his father into the King Kullen business. Brown Sr. was in the company’s employ for 40 years and Brown Jr will soon match his record.

“The King Kullen family is good to Long Island families,” he concludes. “I take special pride in each store’s involvement with its local community. We’re a Long Island company serving our fellow Long Islanders, and that will always be our special hallmark.”

Headquartered in Bethpage, New York, King Kullen Grocery Company, Inc. is recognized by the Smithsonian Institution as America’s first supermarket. Founded in 1930 by Michael J. Cullen, King Kullen today employs more than 4,000 people and operates 41 stores and four Wild by Nature markets throughout Long Island.


King Kullen Supports American Heart Association

April 2013

King Kullen recently presented the American Heart Association (AHA) with a check for $4,200 in support of the organization’s “Go Red For Women” initiative. A portion of the donation was raised through the generosity of King Kullen customers during an in-store scanned coupon program. “Go Red For Women” is a local and national movement that uses education, prevention and advocacy to make women aware of their risk for heart disease.

See the full press release here: http://www.longislandexchange.com/press/2013/04/25/king-kullen-grocery-supports-american-heart/


King Kullen Sponsors Empire State Games

May 30 – June 1, 2013

King Kullen is proud to once again serve as a sponsor for the Empire State Games for the Physically Challenged. The event will take place at Mitchell Athletic Complex and Nassau Community College from May 30th to June 1st this year.
King Kullen has been a Food Sponsor of the Empire State Games since the Games’ inception in 1985 and has continued its commitment to the over 1,000 athletes with disabilities who come to Long Island each year to compete in swimming, wheelchair basketball, and table tennis, among other sports.
Find out more info about the Games and the sponsors here: http://www.nassaucountyny.gov/agencies/CountyExecutive/NewsRelease/2013/04-03-2013.html

Contest Winners

April 2013

There is almost always a contest going on at King Kullen. Congratulations to these lucky winners:

  • Michelle Kenneson St. John from Peekskill, NY won our Valentine’s Day contest, including a hotel in New York, tickets to a Broadway show, pre-show dinner and a $200 AmEx gift card.
  • Daniel Furboter from Levittown and Mary Zulferino won a snowboarding weekend, including 2 lift tickets at Hunter Mountain, Rossignol Trickstick Snowboard, Samuel Adams Ogio Backpack & Samuel Adams Winter Hat.
  • Walter Seymour Jr. from Kings Park won a 2013 Kentucky Derby trip, including round trip airfare, hotel in Louisville, Kentucky, and Grandstand tickets.

King Kullen regularly offers contests and promotions; visit our friendly bookkeepers at the Customer Service counter of your local King Kullen and ask if any contests are going on. We also post information about contests on our Facebook page.


King Kullen Celebrates Second Anniversary of NuVal Nutritional Scoring System

King Kullen has provided the NuVal Nutritional Scoring System in its stores for over two years, allowing shoppers to compare items by nutritional value, and make more nutritious decisions.

Bethpage, NY (PRWEB) April 23, 2013

King Kullen Grocery Co., Inc. (“King Kullen”) recently celebrated the second anniversary of the launch of the NuVal Nutritional Scoring System (“NuVal”) in its stores. NuVal helps shoppers cut through confusing nutrition information to help them make decisions about food quickly and easily by providing comprehensive nutritional information in one simple number, between 1 and 100. King Kullen is proud to be the only retailer on Long Island offering NuVal scores to its customers.

Developed by an independent panel of nutrition and medical experts, NuVal assigns a score to food, based on its nutritional value. The higher the NuVal Score, the better the nutrition. The scores are displayed in every aisle of King Kullen grocery stores, on the shelf tag in a double-hexagon emblem next to the price. The NuVal Score allows shoppers to compare the overall nutrition of products, the same way they would compare price.

NuVal Scores are now available in all 41 King Kullen stores throughout Long Island. Over 16,000 scored items can be found in King Kullen, and additional products are scored every month. King Kullen helps promote the use of NuVal scores by regularly conducting nutrition tours, where its NuVal team educates consumers, school groups, and more on how to use NuVal to make better food choices. King Kullen regularly conducts tours for Boy Scout and Girl Scout groups, as well as school field trips. The NuVal team also travels to local schools for assemblies and health events. NuVal is also regularly presented to college students, hospital groups and many more. NuVal tours in the Long Island area can be scheduled by contacting NuVal(at)kingkullen(dot)com.

About the company:

Headquartered in Bethpage, New York, King Kullen Grocery Co., Inc. is recognized by the Smithsonian Institution as America’s first supermarket. Michael J. Cullen opened the doors to King Kullen in 1930. Today, three generations later, King Kullen is still family owned and operated. It remains a leader in the supermarket industry. From that very first store in 1930, King Kullen today operates 41 supermarkets and four Wild by Nature stores across Long Island. In addition to traditional grocery, King Kullen features a large catering and prepared foods department, freshly baked breads and sweets, and healthy and organic areas, with pharmacies in many stores as well.


Contest Winners

March 2013

There is almost always a contest going on at King Kullen. Congratulations to these lucky winners:

  • Jess Diana from Seaford won a big screen TV and a leather recliner in the Bud Light Super Bowl Sweepstakes.

King Kullen regularly offers contests and promotions; visit our friendly bookkeepers at the Customer Service counter of your local King Kullen and ask if any contests are going on. We also post information about contests on our Facebook page.


King Kullen Announces Recent Success of New Shop OnLine Program

King Kullen’s Shop OnLine program in the new Island Park store has been very well received, prompting King Kullen to expand to more delivery zip codes.

Bethpage, NY (PRWEB) March 15, 2013

King Kullen Grocery Co. has recently expanded to include more delivery zip codes following the success of its Shop OnLine service. King Kullen’s Shop OnLine pilot program has been very well received in their brand new Island Park store.

King Kullen’s online service is available for pickup or delivery seven days per week. With the recent expansion of their delivery zip codes, King Kullen is now delivering to Island Park and 14 nearby towns. Customers can place an order online and pick it up later at the King Kullen Island Park location. They can also have groceries delivered straight to home, fresh from the store.

Customers have already provided feedback about the convenience of food shopping from home without leaving the kitchen. Hundreds of orders have been placed in the two months since the Shop OnLine program launched, with the number growing every week.

A dedicated personal shopper will pick the very best for customers who order online – ensuring they get the best quality, freshest fruits, vegetable, meats, etc. King Kullen also has dedicated parking spots and a separate entrance for Shop OnLine at the store so customers can conveniently run in with no need to wait on lines.

About the company:

Headquartered in Bethpage, New York, King Kullen Grocery Co., Inc. is recognized by the Smithsonian Institution as American’s first supermarket. Michael J. Cullen opened the doors to King Kullen in 1930. Today, three generations later, King Kullen is still family owned and operated. It remains a leader in the supermarket industry. From that very first store in 1930, King Kullen today operates 42 supermarkets and four Wild by Nature stores across Long Island. In addition to traditional grocery, King Kullen features a large catering and prepared foods department, freshly baked breads and sweets, and healthy and organic areas, with pharmacies in many stores as well.


Commack Boy Scouts Raise Over 900 Pounds of PB&J for Charity

February 2013

Congratulations to Boy Scout Troop 125 of Commack! These Scouts held a PB&J drive and raised 903 pounds of peanut butter and jelly, including 424 pounds raised at the Commack King Kullen on December 8th, 2012. The PB&J will be used to provide sandwiches to those in need in the area.


Contest Winners

February 2013

There is almost always a contest going on at King Kullen. Congratulations to these lucky winners:

  • Christine Cuocci from Levittown won a trip for two to New Orleans for Super Bowl XLVII.
  • John Spitalien from Massapequa, Karen Taggart from Wantagh, Don Santamaria from Wading River, and Barbara Pescuma from West Islip each won a $500 American Express gift card.
  • Debby Wong from Huntington Station, Nora Bertucci from Islip Terrace, James Prentki from Blue Point, Marie Dettling from Franklin Square, Donna Masciello from Lindenhurst, and Elisabeth Eavarone from Huntington Station each won a Schock Top Snowblower.
  • Kate Thompson from West Islip won a HDTV.
  • Henry Michaels from Albertson won a trip to a live taping of The X Factor.
  • Lisa Rosansky from Manorville won a $5,000 travel voucher sponsored by Coors.
  • Joseph Pinola from Farmingdale won a $3,000 travel voucher sponsored by Corona.
  • Veronica Feinberg from Melville won a flat screen TV, a mini fridge, and $500 worth of catering.

King Kullen regularly offers contests and promotions; visit our friendly bookkeepers at the Customer Service counter of your local King Kullen and ask if any contests are going on. We also post information about contests on our Facebook page.


Contest Winners

January 2013

There is almost always a contest going on at King Kullen. The lucky winners below received these prizes from Cabot:

Cabot Contest Winners from November 2012:
Vermont Vacation (3 days, 3 nights) KEN RADER FROM HUNTINGTON
$50 Cabot Cheese Gift Card ROGER SMITH FROM MANORVILLERHONDA LEADER FROM FLUSHINGMRS. CHARLES SCHIWAUTZ
FROM WESTHAMPTONDIANE PELLEGRINO FROM WANTAGHMARILYN SHELDON FROM ISLAND PARKLUCILLE UVENA FROM HUNTINGTONMARY ANN BONNICI
FROM HUNTINGTON STATIONBERNARDINE DeMASI-DAWIDZIAK
FROM CENTER MORICHESMICHELE COX
FROM HUNTINGTON STATIONLAURA GIAMMATTEO FROM SAYVILLE

King Kullen regularly offers contests and promotions; visit our friendly bookkeepers at the Customer Service counter of your local King Kullen and ask if any contests are going on. We also post information about contests on our Facebook page.


CanStruction Event

January 2013

Each year, King Kullen donates gift cards to the CanStruction Competition. CanStruction is a competition where architectural professionals, engineers, and students design and build large scaled structures entirely out of nonperishable food items. A team of competitors used King Kullen gift cards to buy products in our stores. Once the competition is over, the food products are donated to Long Island Cares, to feed the hungry on Long Island. The sculptures were displayed at RXR Plaza in Uniondale. This team won the “Best Use of Labels Award” for using many Food Club products in their display.

The team worked with the theme “Lay Hunger to Rest,” designing a Long Island without hunger, where everyone enjoys sweet dreams and the chance to rise and shine.

Can Team Members: Prof. Susan Beganskas, mentor and faculty advisor, Aygul Coffey,NCC Interior Design student,Pedro Lopez ,NCC Interior Design alumnus, Annmarie Standfast and Maria Grassi of Armeo, Costa, Ricciardi CPAs PC, Josh Candiotti, NCC Interior Design student, Victoria Clarke, NCC Interior Design student and team captain.

Team won the “Best Use of Labels” award for using many Food Club labels in the design.


Contest Winners

December 2012

There is almost always a contest going on at King Kullen.

  • Dean Lagis from Woodbury won four tickets to the NY Giants vs. Philadelphia Eagles game on 12/30.

King Kullen regularly offers contests and promotions; visit our friendly bookkeepers at the Customer Service counter of your local King Kullen and ask if any contests are going on. We also post information about contests on our Facebook page.


King Kullen Presents $100,000 Check to Little Flower Children and Family Services of New York

November 2012

The 30th Annual James A. Cullen Memorial Golf Outing, held in September 2012, raised $100,000 for Little Flower Children and Family Services of New York. Little Flower Children and Family Services of New York, a non-sectarian, nonprofit organization, provides residential and foster boarding home care, as well as adoption services. Little Flower has its main campus in Wading River, NY, executive offices in Brooklyn Heights, and additional locations in Flatbush, Brooklyn, and Jamaica, Queens. Little Flower also operates the only residential special-act public school district in Nassau and Suffolk Counties, which offers academic services for children with special educational needs.A check for $100,000 was presented to Little Flower on November 15, 2012. During the presentation of the check to Little Flower Children and Family Services, King Kullen Co-President Brian Cullen stated, “For 30 years, the King Kullen family has been proud and honored to support Little Flower through the James A. Cullen Memorial Golf Outing. We hope to share the value and strength we find as a family-run business and believe Little Flower Children and Family Services demonstrates this daily through the care of children and those in need.”King Kullen has raised over $3 million for Little Flower since the inaugural golf outing in 1983. Further, members of the Cullen family are personally involved and have actively supported many programs as well as the construction of the eight cottages that provide a residential setting for more than 100 children and teenagers at Little Flower’s Wading River, New York, location.”We have been able to care for children of all ages at our residences as well as place children in homes with caring parents because of the leadership support of King Kullen and its close circle of family and friends,” said Little Flower Executive Director Grace LoGrande. “Their stewardship has meant that even in a challenging economy, the annual golf outing remains a great success — one that directly benefits the children of Little Flower.”
Pictured l to r: Sally Murray (King Kullen Executive Corporate Assistant); Brian C. Cullen (King Kullen co-President and co-COO); Thomas K. Cullen (Director, James A. Cullen Memorial Fund); Grace LoGrande (Executive Director, Little Flower Children & Family Services); Maureen Fox (Director of Development, Little Flower Children & Family Services).

Contest Winners

November 2012

There is almost always a contest going on at King Kullen.

  • Patricia McLoughlin from Stewart Manor won a BOSE Premium Sound System

King Kullen regularly offers contests and promotions; visit our friendly bookkeepers at the Customer Service counter of your local King Kullen and ask if any contests are going on. We also post information about contests on our Facebook page.


King Kullen and Bozzuto’s Inc. Spearhead $100,000 Donation to Those Hardest Hit by Hurricane Sandy

November 2012

King Kullen Grocery Co., Inc. and its wholesale grocery supplier, Bozzuto’s Inc. (Cheshire, Connecticut), are donating $100,000 in the form of supermarket gift cards so that Long Islanders impacted by Hurricane Sandy can obtain food and other basic supplies.  IGA stores supplied by Bozzuto’s also contributed to the $100,000, which is being donated to Long Island Cares/Harry Chapin Food Bank.

King Kullen Co-President Brian C. Cullen stated, “King Kullen is a Long Island supermarket company and we’re doing everything possible to help bring relief to Long Islanders hardest hit by the recent storm.  These are our friends, neighbors, relatives, customers, and employees.  We thank Bozzuto’s and participating IGA supermarkets for their additional support and are grateful to Long Island Cares/Harry Chapin Food Bank for its ability to get the gift cards to families and individuals in need.”

According to Long Island Cares/Harry Chapin Food Bank Executive Director Paule T. Pachter, the King Kullen gift cards will be distributed through Long Island Cares’ 580 community-based organizations in Nassau and Suffolk Counties.

“King Kullen has a history of making a difference in the fight against hunger,” observed Pachter.  “The generous $100,000 donation from King Kullen, Bozzuto’s and IGA supermarkets will go out immediately through Long Island Cares.  Our goal is to ensure that those in need of food and supplies can receive both as quickly as possible.”

King Kullen is a long-time supporter of Long Island Cares.  Since 1997, the company and its customers have participated in the annual “Check Out Hunger” campaign, raising hundreds of thousands of dollars so that Long Island Cares can fulfill its mission to provide emergency food where and when it is needed.


Stay Home and Grill Out Contest Winner Announced

October 2012

During the summer, King Kullen participated in the Stay Home and Grill Out contest sponsored by the Northeast Beef Promotion Initiative. Over 300 grocery stores across the Northeast were a part of the contest, and we’re proud to announce that the grand prize winner is a King Kullen shopper! Congratulations to Ms. Kristian Penas of Brooklyn, NY on her grand prize of $500 in free groceries!

Contest Winners

October 2012

There is almost always a contest going on at King Kullen.

  • Christine O’Brien from Massapequa, Edward Vilardi from Oceanside, Karen Simone from Seaford, and Stephen Basile from Valley Stream all won a Schock Top Generator.
  • L. Tabone from East Northport won a Peroni Cookware set.

King Kullen regularly offers contests and promotions; visit our friendly bookkeepers at the Customer Service counter of your local King Kullen and ask if any contests are going on. We also post information about contests on our Facebook page.


Contest Winners

October 2012

There is almost always a contest going on at King Kullen. The lucky winners below received American Express gift cards in the following denominations:

American Express Winners from 8/24/12 circular:
$2000 AMY GAYBOR
$1000 STEPHANIE COLAGIACOMO
$500 ROBERT GOLDER
JEANETTE CUTONE
ELLEN ARRIEN
ALAN LEGDER

 

American Express Winners from 6/22/12 circular:
$1000 TERESA LICHIOVERI
$500 EILEEN FITZPATRICK
AUGUSTINE
$250 VICTOR CARANANTE
TERRI MONTANA
JOSEPH MOTTOLA
FELICIA TRIBUZIO
MARYBETH NANKERVIS
JOHN CONCADO
ROBERT DEVITO
MICHELLE REIS

King Kullen regularly offers contests and promotions; visit our friendly bookkeepers at the Customer Service counter of your local King Kullen and ask if any contests are going on. We also post information about contests on our Facebook page.


Contest Winners

October 2012

There is almost always a contest going on at King Kullen.

  • R. Bumbolo of Valley Stream won a $5000 trip to Italy.  Arrivederci!
  • Craig Muller of Port Washington won a “First Class Flyaway Trip” to watch a New York area NFL team play out of town

King Kullen regularly offers contests and promotions; visit our friendly bookkeepers at the Customer Service counter of your local King Kullen and ask if any contests are going on.  We also post information about contests on our Facebook page.


Contest Winners

September 2012

There is almost always a contest going on at King Kullen.  Here are our September winners.  Congratulations to all!

  • Jacqueline Sofianos of West Hempstead won a trip for 2 to Mexico.
  • Claire Bodner of West Islip won a $1000 American Express gift card.
  • Jared Young of Coram won 10 tickets to the Budweiser Hall of Fame Lounge at Yankee Stadium.  The Budweiser Hall of Fame Lounge  provides sweeping views of Yankee Stadium from left field.
  • Carl Torillo of Commack won a Backyard Bonanza (canopy, BBQ grill, table and chair set, outdoor fire pit, $250 American Express Gift Card, and $250 Omaha Steaks Gift Card)
  • Jean Cronin of Bayport won a Surround Sound System

King Kullen regularly offers contests and promotions; visit our friendly bookkeepers at the Customer Service counter of your local King Kullen and ask if any contests are going on.  We also post information about contests on our Facebook page.


King Kullen Pharmacy is HQAA Accredited

August 2012

King Kullen Pharmacies Corp. has achieved the Award of Accreditation from the Healthcare Quality Association on Accreditation, based in Waterloo, Iowa. This award is achieved only when companies demonstrate a high level of quality practices in their business operations and patient care techniques. King Kullen earned the three-year accreditation after completing a comprehensive application that focuses on patient care, financial stability, and a commitment to quality operational practices and procedures. Accreditation by the Healthcare Quality Association on Accreditation assures Medicare and other payers that the highest levels of quality are practiced within all areas of the company.

King Kullen Helps Send Kids to Camp

August 2012

This summer, King Kullen Grocery Company, with generous donations made by our customers, contributed $6,000 to support Family Service League’s camp program.  Over 250 children were able to experience day or sleep-away camps, enjoying a range of outdoor activities including music and art programs, nature classes, and more.  King Kullen District Manager Frank Villardi recently stopped by the Girl Scouts of Suffolk County’s co-ed Camp Sobaco in Yaphank to see how the campers were enjoying the pool on a hot summer day.  A definite thumbs up!

Contest Winners

August 2012

We’ve had a number of contests this summer.  Here are a few winners from this month.  Congratulations to all!

  • Matthew McAuley of East Islip won a Bud Light waverunner and a weekend in Montauk
  • Todd Loper of Center Moriches won a stainless steel grill, 7 piece patio set, and a $500 American Express gift card
  • Hayley Hoffman of Sea Cliff won a Port Paradise music festival cruise
  • D. Carpio of East Northport won 2 court side seats to “the big match” in Flushin on August 27th, as well as a $500 gift card to be used on-site
  • Elaine Hearns of Bellmore won a contest for a weekend in Boston
  • Russ Ziegler of Massapequa Park won a contest for a weekend in Boston
  • Geoffrey DeSoye of White Plains won an iPad
  • Henry Michaels of Albertson won a $1000 pre-loaded debit card

King Kullen regularly offers contests and promotions; visit our friendly bookkeepers at the Customer Service counter of your local King Kullen and ask if any contests are going on.  We also post information about contests on our Facebook page.


Lacrosse Ice Cream Donation

Summer 2012

If you were a kid on Long Island, would you rather play lacrosse or eat ice cream? Tough choice, right? Fortunately for the young participants from the Town of Hempstead Lacrosse Academy, they don’t have to choose! King Kullen provides free ice cream bars to the participants after the last session of each lacrosse academy weekly clinic. In total, King Kullen will provide over 1,500 participants with ice cream bars this summer.
Pictured left: King Kullen Vice President Tony Femminella and Hempstead Town Supervisor Kate Murray with lacrosse academy participants.

BLK Water Demo Events

Summer 2012

If you’re a fan of The Real Housewives of New Jersey, or a fan of blk beverages, then King Kullen is the place to be! Albie, Chris, Caroline, and Jacqueline were at the Massapequa Park King Kullen on Saturday, July 28th from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.  Shoppers had the opportunity to try free samples of blk water and meet the cast members.
The blk beverages team (pictured above with Brian Hattermann, Assistant Manager of our Bridgehampton store) previously appeared at the Bridgehampton King Kullen in June. Find out more about blk beverages online at blkbeverages.com.

Oscar Mayer Weinermobile

July 2012

Have you seen the Oscar Mayer Weinermobile? We have! The Oscar Mayer Weinermobile was spotted at King Kullen stores in:


Family & Children’s “Hero of the Month”

June 2012

For the 21st consecutive year, King Kullen was delighted to be able to donate to summer camp programs for underprivileged children on Long Island. This year’s donation totaled $12,000 and was evenly divided between the Family Service League (Suffolk County) and the Family & Children’s Association (Nassau County). This gift fueled scholarships for children to enroll in day and sleep-over camps this summer. King Kullen was honored to be named the Hero of the Month for June 2012 by the Family & Children’s Association for “continuing support in [Family & Children's] mission.”
(Left photo, from left to right: King Kullen Co-President and Co-COO Brian C. Cullen, Bernard P. Kennedy, Esq., Family & Children’s Association Director of Marketing and Communications Joyce Mullen , King Kullen Co-President and Co-COO J. Donald Kennedy.)
(Left photo, from left to right: King Kullen Co-President and Co-COO Brian C. Cullen, Family Service League VP for Development Susan Edwards Buonasera, King Kullen Co-President and Co-COO J. Donald Kennedy.)

King Kullen Sponsors Empire State Games

May 31 – June 2, 2012

Once again, King Kullen served as a sponsor for the Empire State Games for the Physically Challenged. This event took place at Nassau Community College from May 31 through June 2, 2012.
King Kullen has been a Food Sponsor of the Empire State Games since the Games’ inception in 1985 and has continued its commitment to the over 1,000 athletes with disabilities who come to Long Island each year to compete in swimming, wheelchair basketball, and table tennis, among other sports.

Brother Jimmy’s Event

May 20th, 2012

King Kullen recently had the pleasure of hosting Brother Jimmy’s BBQ for free grilling events at our stores in Manorville, Bay Shore (Manor Lane) and Garden City Park. Customers were able to try free samples of Brother Jimmy’s signature Pulled Pork, Pulled Chicken, and BBQ Ribs, which are now available in all King Kullen supermarkets across Long Island.

Garden City Park Music Fundraisers

April 2012

On Saturday, April 28th, King Kullen’s Garden City Park store held a fundraiser to support the Garden City Park Elementary School’s PTA and Music program. Raffles were sold starting at 9 a.m. for a Flat Screen TV, Boar’s Head BBQ Basket, Mountain Bike, Sam Adams Assorted Summer Gear and a Dorm Refrigerator. From 12:30 to 1:30 Boar’s Head hot dogs were sold for $1 each, and Vitamin Water/Dasani Water was sold for $0.50 each. At 2 p.m. the winners were chosen through a random drawing. All proceeds went directly to the Garden City Park PTA & Music Program.
A similar event took place at the Garden City Park store on Saturday, April 21st, with all proceeds going directly to the New Hyde Park Music Club. See below for a short video featuring the talented New Hyde Park Memorial High School Jazz Band at King Kullen.

KK at NuHealth

April 2012

King Kullen had the privilege of providing materials and signage for the creation of a “mock” King Kullen within the Nassau University Medical Center (NuHealth)’s newly renovated inpatient physical medicine and rehabilitation floor.As part of a major renovation to NuHealth’s renowned Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation department, a new facility called “Easy Street” was constructed to help patients practice aspects of every day life in order to achieve the most successful transition back to their normal lives.    According to NUMC, “The unit was designed to meet the unique needs of stroke and brain injury patients, those recovering from disease, injury or accident, and other disabling events.” The experience of shopping at a King Kullen supermarket is just one of many unique treatment steps to help patients get their lives back on track.  Easy Street also includes a mini bank, car, and clothing store.  Deidra Parrish Williams, Executive Director of the NuHealth Foundation, stated that “With what may seem like a simple gesture, King Kullen’s donation is a tremendous aid in preparing to get back to their lives.  We are deeply grateful on behalf of the thousands of patients their gift will touch.”
King Kullen’s Vice President of Sales and Merchandising, Joseph Brown, commented that “King Kullen is glad to support NuHealth in its endeavor to help rehab patients re-assimilate all day-to-day activities.”

NuVal

In February of 2011 King Kullen introduced the NuVal nutritional scoring system in all of their stores. The program continues to grow with additional products scored and posted each month. To date, over 16,000 items throughout the store have been scored.
Now, King Kullen offers nutrition-focused NuVal tours for children. These tours are usually about an hour long, and teach children how to make healthy decisions in different areas of the store. As an added treat, the kids on tour have an opportunity to “trade up” by preparing their own nutritious snack in King Kullen’s fresh bakery, where they can prepare an angel food cake topped with light whipped cream and their choice of fresh fruit. Additionally, Girl Scouts who participate in the NuVal tour may receive the NuVal badge (shown on the left). To date, over 2,000 children have participated in our store tours.
If you would like to schedule a NuVal tour in your local King Kullen store, for your child’s school, or any community event, email us at NuVal@kingkullen.com. We are happy to provide information on NuVal to customers of all ages.
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