The Advantage Retail Group accepted the 2022 Mid Atlantic Food Trade Organization (MAFTO) Honoree of the Year recognition. This is MAFTO’s signature event of the year; they welcomed the Owners, management, and staff of McCaffrey’s Food Markets during a fun-filled, weekend-long celebration. During the weekend, attendees celebrated the achievements of McCaffrey’s and other retailers who make up The Advantage Group – Murphy’s, Graul’s, and Henning’s.
The Group is celebrating their 20th Anniversary. When they formed in 2002, they – along with their trade partner, UNFI – gathered together like-minded retailers whose marketing approach to their customers were very similar, offering great perishables, service, and quality. This collaboration enabled them to have greater access to marketing funds and strengthen their negotiating power with major suppliers.
The weekend culminated in MAFTO’s Signature Gala, with Jim McCaffrey as the keynote speaker. He spoke about honoring all the things the organization does to promote the grocery industry: Charity, Education, Scholarships, Social Events and Networking.
“I believe the retailers making up the Advantage Group hold charity in great esteem, as philanthropy is at the core of each of our mission statements as we are truly anchors in the communities we serve,” said Mr. McCaffrey. “All of us think we’re in the food business, but that is really secondary. We are all in the people business-whether it’s our associates, our customers, or our suppliers. It’s all about people.”
ABOUT MCCAFFREY’S FOOD MARKETS
McCaffrey’s is a locally owned Food Market. The first McCaffrey’s Food Market opened in Yardley, PA in 1986. McCaffrey’s currently serves customers in seven locations: New Hope, PA; Yardley, PA; Newtown, PA; Blue Bell, PA; Doylestown, PA; Princeton, NJ; and West Windsor, NJ.
For more information about McCaffrey’s Food Markets, visit www.mccaffreys.com.