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 are planned for the day in each of the Russ’s Market and Super Saver locations. $1 Hot dogs, chips, and a drink will be available to customers. Cake and coffee will also be available for customers to enjoy. Customers can also enter to win a $20 store gift card by posting their photo on the store Facebook page with life size cut outs of Pat Raybould, company president, and Jane Raybould, VP and director of buildings and equipment. Stores will also have a variety of other events for the day. Details can be found on each store’s page on Facebook.
“B&R has been a part of the city of Lincoln and the surrounding towns for over 50 years and thousands of people worked with us during that time. I’m proud of my dad, Russ, for having the foresight to make the company employee owned,” said Pat Raybould.
The store associates will also have activities of their own. Pat Raybould will visit each of the 19 store locations on Ownership Day, starting in Kearney and ending the day in Council Bluffs. Employee owners are encouraged to wear special t-shirts on that day highlighting them to customers. Annual ESOP statements will be handed out and there is an Ownership Day cake decorating contest.
About B&R Stores, Inc.
B&R Stores, Inc., was founded in 1964 by Russ Raybould. During the past 53 years, the company has grown to include 19 stores under several banners including Russ’s Market, Super Saver, Save Best, Apple Market, and Russ’s Market Express located in Nebraska and Iowa.