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Posted on February 19, 2021 | by in News

B&R STORES, INC. HONORS FRONT-LINE HEROES Celebrates Supermarket Employee Day – February 22, 2021

Posted on August 4, 2020 | by in News

LINCOLN, Neb. August 4, 2020 – B&R Stores has entered into an agreement to purchase the Allen’s Food Store and The Wine Cellar from the Allen family in Hastings, NE. B&R Stores currently operate the Russ’s Market in the Hastings community. The transaction is expected to close by October 1st, 2020. An Allen’s spokesperson said, […]

Posted on March 14, 2020 | by in News

We take seriously the trust our customers place in us to provide them and their families with access to affordable food and essentials, especially in times of uncertainty. That’s why we have increased our focus on keeping our stores clean and stocked. That’s why we took the step to discontinue food samplings – to avoid […]

Posted on January 29, 2020 | by in News

RUSS’S WINE AND FOOD EXPERIENCE SET FOR FRIDAY, FEB. 28, 2020 Proceeds to the Lincoln Community Playhouse Win a Trip to Napa Valley, California LINCOLN, Neb. (Dec. 18, 2019) — The 2020 Russ’s Wine and Food Experience will be held at the Embassy Suites on Friday, Feb. 28, 2020 from 5–8 p.m. This is the twelfth year […]

Posted on October 31, 2019 | by in Uncategorized

B&R Stores, Inc. Announces the Promotion of Mark Griffin to President, COO Pat Raybould to Continue in Role of CEO and Chairman   Lincoln, Neb., October 31, 2019 – B&R Stores announced today the promotion of Senior V.P. of Operations Mark Griffin to President, COO effective January 1, 2020. Mr. Griffin has been a key […]

Posted on March 26, 2019 | by in News

  Our neighbors needed help. The buses arrived and Lincoln showed up! Jannese at Russ’s Market, 66th & O is stuffing the buses The buses starting filling up. Chris Piper helps load up at Russ’s Market Coddington & A. The buses were packed full! In some cases, we even had to call and ask for additional […]

Posted on February 8, 2019 | by in News

RUSS’S WINE AND FOOD EXPERIENCE SET FOR FRIDAY, FEB. 22 Nashville Country Music Artist and Survivor Finalist to Appear Win a Trip to Napa Valley, California   LINCOLN, Neb. (Feb. 8, 2019) — The 2019 Russ’s Wine and Food Experience will be held at the Embassy Suites on Friday, Feb. 22, 2019 from 5–8 p.m. This is […]

Posted on October 5, 2018 | by in News, Updates

B&R Stores Acquires Newman’s Thriftway B&R Stores, based in Lincoln, Neb., is acquiring the Newman’s Thriftway store in Glenwood, Iowa. The transaction is expected to close in mid-November. The store will be converted to a Russ’s Market. B&R operates several banners aside from Russ’s Market, which include Super Saver and Apple Market. The Glenwood store will […]

Posted on September 19, 2018 | by in News, Updates

  LINCOLN, Neb. September 19, 2018– B&R Stores, Inc. announced today that it has entered into an agreement to purchase the Heartland Foods Store in Beatrice, Neb. The store will be converted to a Russ’s Market. “Russ’s Market has been serving customers in the state of Nebraska for over 50 years”, said Pat Raybould, B&R […]

Posted on December 4, 2017 | by in News, Updates

Russ’s WINE and FOOD EXPERIENCE Set for Friday, Feb. 23 Benefit for Lincoln Community Playhouse will be Held at Embassy Suites in Lincoln LINCOLN, Neb. (Dec. 4, 2017) — The 2018 Russ’s Wine and Food Experience will be held at the Embassy Suites on Friday, Feb. 23, 2018 from 5–8 p.m. This is the tenth […]

Posted on August 7, 2017 | by in News

Customers Invited to Join the Celebration Lincoln, Neb. — August 7, 2017 —B&R Stores was founded in 1964 as a partnership. In 1979, Russ Raybould changed company structure to be employee owned. The creation of the ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership Plan) is being celebrated on Tuesday, August 15, as Ownership Day. Many customer focused events […]

Posted on May 22, 2017 | by in News

LINCOLN, Neb. May 22, 2017 – B&R Stores, Inc. announced today it has entered into an agreement to purchase the Lovegrove’s Grocery Store in Waverly, Neb. from the Lovegrove family. “The Lovegrove’s Grocery Store has served Waverly shoppers for over 25 years, and its legacy as a family-owned business continues on,” commented Pat Raybould, president […]

Posted on April 4, 2017 | by in News

LINCOLN, Neb. – April 4, 2017 – Today, Smithfield Foods’ Helping Hungry Homes® initiative, a program focused on alleviating hunger and helping Americans become more food secure, joined forces with B&R Stores, the parent company of Russ’s Market and Super Saver, to donate more than 30,000 pounds of protein to Food Bank of Lincoln. The […]

Posted on November 11, 2015 | by in News, Updates

Check out these tips that will help you create the perfect Thanksgiving meal! Don’t let stress in the kitchen get in the way of enjoying time with family and friends this holiday season. Everyone will love your Thanksgiving meal if you follow these simple tips and tricks! Make sure everyone enjoys your turkey this Thanksgiving: […]

Posted on October 14, 2014 | by in Updates

Nutrients are most heavily concentrated when foods are in their natural state. Though many processed foods have health claims on the box, whole foods usually offer more antioxidants, fiber and essential vitamins. Plus, processed foods pack unhealthy extras like sugar, fat, sodium and other additives.   Purify your diet this week by choosing whole foods […]

Posted on August 14, 2014 | by in News, Updates

The Russ’s Way Community Service Award recognizes associates who exemplify the generosity of community spirit and volunteer outreach by following in the footsteps of Russ Raybould. Russ believed strongly in giving back to the community and the people where we do business. The award recognizes associates and thanks them for their contributions to making our […]

Posted on June 3, 2014 | by in News, Updates

Store Manager greets students and helps them across the street!   Russ’s Market on 33 rd and Highway 2 had some tiny humans come visit! The kindergartners from Rousseau Elementary came for a tour, as they do every year. We start them out as a large group and then separate them into smaller groups. We […]

Posted on May 30, 2014 | by in Recipe, Updates

S’mores – no more melted chocolate required! Ingredients: Graham crackers Jumbo marshmallows Melissa’s chocolate dessert sauce Melissa’s caramel dessert sauce Instructions: Roast marshmallows over a campfire OR place them on one Graham cracker and microwave Place roasted marshmallow on Graham crackers Top with Melissa’s chocolate dessert sauce and Melissa’s caramel dessert sauce Frozen S’mores Ingredients: […]

Posted on May 15, 2014 | by in Recipe, Updates

Ingredients: 24 wonton wrappers 2 tablespoons olive oil 24 medium shrimp, peeled and deveined 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon chile powder 2 limes 1/2 cup arugula 3 tablespoons sour cream Directions Recipe from: Chili Lime Shrimp Cups Share and Enjoy

Posted on May 1, 2014 | by in Recipe, Updates

Ingredients: 2-4 cups of your favorite fresh fruit I’ve had the best results with Mango, Strawberry & Raspberry Directions: Pre-heat the oven to 170° Cut the fruit into small chunks & puree. Line a baking sheet with wax paper or plastic wrap (170° won’t melt the plastic wrap). Spread the fruit onto the lined sheet. […]

Posted on April 17, 2014 | by in Recipe, Updates

Ingredients: 8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature 4 tablespoons confectioners’ sugar 3-4 tablespoons amaretto (can use 1-2 teaspoons almond extract for a non-alcoholic version) 16 large fresh strawberries Instructions: For strawberries: Using a paring knife, grapefruit spoon or strawberry huller, remove stems from strawberries and the white hull inside Place hollowed out strawberries back in […]

Posted on April 11, 2014 | by in News, Updates

We had a visit from the Kindergarten class at McPhee elementary school. They walked to their neighborhood Russ’s Market, 17th & Washington. Donna Danielson, our General Merchandise manager led them on a tour of the store while they learned about food groups and healthy eating using 54321 GO.       There were healthy snacks […]

Posted on March 20, 2014 | by in Recipe, Updates

I buy an Angel Food Cake from the Russ’s Market bakery, they mix & bake them from scratch each morning so they taste homemade and when I need a quick dessert or something to bring to a dinner it takes no time at all. Cut the cake into bite size pieces (I try to make […]

Posted on March 10, 2014 | by in News

Many small business start-ups struggle to survive for the first five years, let alone for 50. At 92 years old, Russ Raybould – the original Russ of Russ’s Market – can look back at what he started 50 years ago with a huge sense of pride and accomplishment. The Small Corner Store Russ worked his […]

Posted on March 7, 2014 | by in Recipe, Updates

Breakfast: Shamrock Pancakes Mix about 20 drops of food coloring into 1 batch of pancake mix Cut pancakes into shamrock shapes Lunch: Green tortilla sandwich bites I use Mission – Garden Spinach Herb Tortillas because they’re already green! Cut out small shamrock shapes. Make peanut butter, nutella or sunflower butter sandwiches or cucumber sandwiches. After […]

Posted on February 21, 2014 | by in Recipe, Updates

  Making Paczkis starts with flattening and rounding the dough, it then goes into a proofer overnight. Once they are rounded into a ball shape, you then fry them at 365F for 2 minutes on each side. They take a little longer than normal doughnuts because they are more dense.

Posted on February 6, 2014 | by in Recipe, Updates

It takes just a few minutes to show kids how much we love them. A special breakfast or afternoon snack goes a long way to make them feel special. Give these a try for the perfect Valentine’s Day! Valentine’s Breakfast Banana Split Cut about 1/4 of the banana, curve side up, then scoop it out […]

Posted on February 4, 2014 | by in News, Updates

Most days and for the last 5 years, Dawn can be found smiling through the pedals and stems behind the floral counter. It’s obvious that she is quite comfortable there and with good reason. Dawn grew up in the floral industry. Her parents ran a floral shop in Fremont, NE where she grew up. When […]

Posted on January 22, 2014 | by in Recipe, Updates

When you’re hungry for something sweet, go bananas with dessert! This recipes is rich and delicious but also has the nutrition in bananas! Ingredients: 8-12 ripe bananas 1 stick of butter 4 tbsp brown sugar Directions: Add butter to your pan or skillet and heat to medium heat or just until butter is bubbly. Chop […]

Posted on January 8, 2014 | by in Recipe, Updates

This recipe comes from Guiding Stars, a nutritional rating system used at Russ’s Market to easily indicate items that are good, better or best based on nutrition/calories, indicated with 1, 2 or 3 stars. At www.Guiding you will also find many recipes, also rated with 1, 2 or 3 stars. Learn more here. One […]

Posted on December 26, 2013 | by in Recipe, Updates

2 small boxes strawberry jello 2 cans of pineapple juice 2 cups of white sugar 4 cups cold water Pour all ingredients in LARGE bowl. Stir to mix. Pour into ice cream pails. Freeze. To thaw, run bucket under hot water to release the frozen ingredients from the edge of the pail. Dump it upside […]

Posted on December 13, 2013 | by in Recipe, Updates

Ingredients: 1/4 C sugar 1 Tbsp cocoa 1/8 tsp salt 1/4 C hot water 1 Tbsp butter 4 C milk 1 tsp maple flavor 1 tsp vanilla 12 large marshmallows Directions: 1. In large saucepan, combine sugar, cocoa & salt. 2. Add hot water, butter, milk, flavorings, and 8 marshmallows. 3. Heat stirring occasionally until […]

Posted on December 11, 2013 | by in Recipe, Updates

In our family, Christmas Eve is all of us together with warm soup, sweet desserts and presents (a few anyway). This rich soup fits right in, and it’s less than 30 mins in the kitchen – more time for presents! Ingredients: 2 cups water 2 tsp. seafood seasoning (I use Old Bay) 4 stalks of […]

Posted on October 2, 2013 | by in Recipe, Updates

Ingredients: 1 large pie pumpkin 1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef 1 onion, chopped 1 clove garlic, minced 4-6 celery stalks, finely chopped 1 1/2 teaspoons Italian seasoning 1 1/2 teaspoons salt 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper 1 1/2 teaspoons white sugar 4 cups tomato juice 3 cups shredded cabbage 1/2 pound fresh green beans, […]

Posted on September 19, 2013 | by in Recipe, Updates

Ingredients: 8 -10 apples – I use Fuji, Granny Smith or 1⁄2 & 1⁄2 1/2 cup sugar – try this with no sugar. You may like it just as well! 4 cinnamon sticks 4 tablespoons whole all spice Directions: Slice apples (no need to remove peel or seeds). In a large stock pot add your […]

Posted on September 4, 2013 | by in Recipe, Updates

Ingredients: 12 Shallots, chopped 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil 2 peppers (jalapeño for mild, serrano for medium or habanero for hot) 3 cloves garlic, minced 6 cups low-sodium chicken broth 3 tbsp all-purpose flour (you can substitute whole wheat flour but be sure to experiment. It is usually best to use 75% of the flour […]

Posted on August 22, 2013 | by in Recipe, Updates

Ingredients Eggs Optional: Bacon Finely chopped green onion & diced tomatoes Shredded cheddar & diced ham Finely chopped fresh spinach Directions Crack 1-2 eggs in a microwavable coffee mug Scramble with a fork Add optional ingredients of your choice Microwave on high for approx. 1 minute It works well for me to chop the ingredients […]

Posted on August 8, 2013 | by in Recipe, Updates

Sticky Popcorn Ingredients: 8 cups freshly popped popcorn I purchase popcorn already popped from Russ’s Market, it’s always fresh and very inexpensive. 1-2 cups trail mix 4 tsp. honey Pinch of ground cinnamon Directions: Spread popcorn out on waxed paper Add trail mix throughout Add honey to a sauce pan on very low heat. Heat […]

Posted on June 25, 2013 | by in Recipe, Updates

Cooking With Spinach A dark leafy green, spinach packs an impressive nutritional punch. In the dark leafy greens department, spinach can sometimes come off as a lightweight. After all, spinach is not as robust in flavor as mustard greens and broccoli rabe or as sturdy in texture as kale and collards. But don’t let this […]

Posted on April 3, 2013 | by in Recipe, Updates

As tasted at the 2014 Lincoln Wine & Food Experience Gourmet Grilled Cheese with Granny Smith Apples Ingredients: Stone Hearth Honey Raisin Pecan Bread Kretschmar Muenster Cheese Granny Smith Apples Cinnamon Butter – softened Instructions: Core apples and quarter apples – do not peel. Thinly slice apples.20140404_063934_N+40th+St-300×224 Place 1 to 2 slices of muenster cheese […]