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Bueche family celebrates a century in grocery business

May 08, 2013 - In 1914 the Bueche family first opened a small grocery store in Flushing, Mich. Over the next century the store went through several expansions and remodels with the continued focus on customer satisfaction along with providing high quality products.

Part of that expansion was south to Groveland Township.

"It was just an empty field at the corner of M-15 and Oakwood Road before the store was built," said Joe Dore, a Bueche's manager for more than 30 years. "There were just a few small grocery stores in the area when Bueche's Food World opened in the summer of 1992. The store was the first modern supermarket to locate in the community. The same concept and dedication to customer service that succeeded in Flushing is now part of our area."

From May 13-19, Bueche's Food World, 400 N. Ortonville Road, will help celebrate a century of business with several special activities.

"Spartan Food Stores, along with the Bueches, targeted the Groveland Township site near the intersection of M-15 and Oakwood Road due to the anticipated growth of the Northern Oakland County area," he added.

In 2004, the Ortonville Bueche's Plaza was expanded to include several tenants on the multi-acre business center. Then in 2011 the 30,000 square foot store grocery store was increased by 10,000 square feet part of a major remodel to keep pace with competition and business demand.

Today Bueche's Food World Ortonville employes more than 100 locally and continues to remain active in the community from assisting with fundraisers to sponsorships to often providing the very first job to youth.

"A unique feature of Bueche's are the courtesy clerks, that assist customers by carrying groceries out to their vehicles—the high level of customer service is also reflected in the way we do business every day," said Dore. "From the exceptional deli to a full bakery to a compete meat department that provides homemade sausages,, specialty cut products and even recipes when needed—we are steadfast in our commitment to our second century of business."

"The Bueche family is very proud to be a part of the Flushing and Ortonville communities," added Dore. "We wish to continue to provide the highest level of facilities and service to our valuable customers. Today we face the prevalence of the big box super stores—we remain committed to providing an excellent, friendly shopping experience at very competitive prices."

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