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Mr. Paul Butera Jr.

Wrong Paul Butera Jr.?

Local Address:  Elgin , Illinois , United States
Company Description: Butera Market is a family-owned full-service supermarket. Founded in 1968, Butera Finer Foods, now known as Butera Market, has been and continues to be...   more

Employment History

  • Owner
    Piggly Wiggly Midwest
  • Chief Executive Officer
    Piggly Wiggly Midwest
  • Senior Chairman and President
    Piggly Wiggly Midwest
  • Chairman
    Certified Grocers Midwest, Inc
  • Chief Executive Officer and Founder
    Butera Finer Foods, Inc.
  • Chief Executive Officer
    Butera Finer Foods, Inc.
  • President and Chief Executive Officer
    Butera Finer Foods, Inc.
  • Chairman
    Certifresh Holdings
  • Chief Executive Officer and Chairman
    Fresh Brands , Inc.
  • Owner
    Fresh Brands , Inc.
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New Supermarket takes former KMart > Rock County Development Alliance, 3 June 2013 [cached]
"We are excited to bring Piggly Wiggly to Beloit," said Paul Butera, owner of Piggly Wiggly Midwest.
Butera submits winning bid on STC Eagle, 4 Sept 2003 [cached]
Butera submits winning bid on STC Eagle
Butera's chief executive and founder, Paul Butera Sr., stressed Tuesday that he hopes to have the three new stores open this autumn, assuming he gains U.S. Bankruptcy Court approval of the auction results on Sept. 11.The latest of the reopenings will be by late November or early December, Butera said, although he has not said which of his three new stores will be opened first.
Paul Butera Sr. is the vice chairman of, and a shareholder in, Hodgkins-based Certified Grocers Midwest Inc.When Butera Sr. opted some years ago to scale back because of retirement, the chain was reduced in size, to the point that it has five stores today - in Elgin, Roselle, Des Plaines, Norridge and Harwood Heights.But with two of his sons now joining him in business, Butera gradually has been building up the number of sites again.Butera said a recent industry study has identified Butera as the low-priced leader among grocers in the metro Chicago market.He said employees of his voted a few years ago to decertify themselves as union employees and now are not represented by a union.Butera Sr. said his employees decided then "that what's good for them is not to be part of organized labor any more."
New Fresh Brands Owners to Keep Hqts., Stores Intact, 2 Mar 2006 [cached]
"We are looking to grow the company," said Paul Butera, chairman of Certifresh Holdings Inc. -- a holding company created by Certified Grocers Midwest Inc. for the acquisition of Fresh Brands, in an interview with the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.Butera added that he was upset by speculation that Certifresh would spin off the acquired Piggly Wiggly and Dick's stores because it is a food wholesaler.
Butera added that Certifresh had asked Fresh Brands to put on hold plans to close two underperforming corporate stores in 2006."They may not be making money at this time, but that doesn't mean they're not good stores," said Butera.
Certifresh plans to expand the former Fresh Brands chain with new stores between here and Chicago, either through acquisition or by building stores.Butera said improving the deli and produce departments are top priorities for Certifresh's newly acquired stores.
"Our goal is to make them bigger and better," said Butera, who also owns 10 Butera Markets in northern Illinois."We're not happy with the deli.Ours are twice the size."Fresh Brands' new owners also want to offer lower prices on fresh produce, he added.
On Sept. 28 shareholders approved the ..., 3 Oct 2007 [cached]
On Sept. 28 shareholders approved the sale of Certifresh Holdings, Inc. to a newly created entity led by Paul Butera.With this vote, the Butera family will acquire complete control of the company, from their previously held ownership position of about 15 percent.Paul Butera will be joined on this venture by several members of his family who have also grown up in the grocery business.
Butera already serves as c.e.o. and chairman of the board for Fresh Brands, Inc., as well as chairman of both Certified Grocers Midwest and the Butera Market chain of 10 stores, headquartered in Elgin, Ill. With this acquisition, the Butera family will own 36 stores, surpassing the 27 local store sites operating under the Butera Finer Foods banner in the early 1980s.With the inclusion of the franchised stores, Butera will oversee the operation of more than 100 stores.
Also in 2008, Paul Butera, ... [cached]
Also in 2008, Paul Butera, owner of Fresh Brands (a chain of 11 Piggly Wiggly stores in Wisconsin in: Oshkosh, Menasha, Appleton, Sheboygan, Racine and Kenosha) continued to pressure his workers by not bargaining in good faith with the Union throughout the year. Mr. Butera, who purchased the company in October of 2007, would like to give fringe benefits to a handful of employees who "carry the keys" so to speak and leave everyone else behind. This would mean for everyone else who works in his stores they would receive: no health insurance, pension, vacation, funeral leave or Sunday and holiday pay. As you read this paper, Local 1473 filed charges with the NLRB against Fresh Brands on behalf of the members in Kenosha, Racine, Appleton and Menasha for not bargaining in good faith. What Mr. Butera does not understand, and he needs to, is that those workers he wants to leave behind built the company.
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