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NEWS RELEASE (Boone, IA) – Fareway Stores, Inc. was recently recognized as the 2023 Midwest Retailer of the Year by The Shelby Report. The honor showcases Fareway’s incredible employees, unmatched customer service and commitment to quality products, and how Fareway gives back to the communities it serves.

“We are excited to be honored with this award that celebrates the achievements of Fareway’s 85 years in the business,” said Fareway CEO Reynolds W. Cramer. “We are committed to having the highest quality customer service and products to serve our communities and are thrilled to be named as this year’s Midwest Retailer of the Year.”

Fareway provides for an impressive grocery selection, with fresh-cut produce, healthy varieties, and locally sourced items, in addition to a variety of craft beer, fine wines, and top-shelf spirits. And of course, a second-to-none, full-service butcher counter with only the best in highest quality meat. Online ordering with convenient, curbside pickup will be available. Additional information can be found at

“Fareway delivers exceptional customer service, top-notch employees, pioneering sustainability initiatives, supply chain prowess and strong community partnerships are among the many reasons why The Shelby Report of the Midwest has named Fareway its 2023 Retailer of the Year,” said Stephanie Reid, President, and COO of The Shelby Report.

Fareway is featured in the December issue of the Shelby Report, highlighting the vision for the company’s expansion, sustainable initiatives, employee retention and training, and our commitment to local community outreach.

You can read the full Shelby Report 2023 Midwest Retailer of the Year article here.

About The Shelby Report: The Shelby Report stands as a definitive source for nationwide retail food insights, reaching over 71,000 subscribers through its five monthly regional print/digital editions and dynamic online platform at With a heritage spanning over five decades, The Shelby Report is dedicated to empowering professionals across the retail food supply chain to make informed decisions, foster innovation, and drive success in their respective sectors. The media brand provides in-depth coverage of regional grocery news and supermarket insights that is tailored to the unique needs and challenges of today's independent retailers, supermarket chains and wholesalers/distributors. 

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