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Going Naked, Healthy Living and Looking Good at Stew Leonard's Farm Fresh Foods

If going naked, healthy living and looking good appeals to you, then have I got some news for you. Anyone that knows me personally would attest to the fact that I am by no means considered to be a "foodie". However, I have stepped up my already highly selective food standards to allow myself the self-appointed title of "food freshie". Following our receent trip to Danbury, CT for a visit to Stew Leonard's Farm Fresh Foods, I have become enlightened to the benefits of our family going naked with farm fresh foods.

Thank you to the Stew Leonard's store family for the invitation to attend a #Back2Stews Blogger Tour and received a promotional item for the purpose of facilitating this advertorial.

My motto is that I eat to live, I really keep my meal choices for myself quite simple, compared to those who live to eat and can really throw down in the kitchen. Food shopping visits to the grocery store are based upon the fact that my offspring will be hungry and they will eat. Stew Leonard's Naked brand line, which features Naked Beef, Naked Chicken, Naked Salmon, Naked Pork and Naked Hot Dogs & Chicken Sausage offers customers high-quality, affordable meal options. The Naked Line contains no antibiotics, no added hormones and no preservatives are raised and harvested humanely according to the highly selective quality and safety standards promised by the Stew Leonard's farmers.

Our visit to the “Disneyland of Dairy Stores”, as the New York Times has referred to Stew Leonard’s was... "Wow!" We were given a tour of the store by none other than, the family business-mastermind, President and CEO, Stew Leonard, Jr. With summer coming to an end and fall ready to takeover, I was eager to select some farm fresh foods, fruits and vegetables. My teen and tot were amazed by the lively, interactive store treating families to costumed characters, scheduled entertainment, petting z00, animatronics and the delicious sampling buffets throughout the stores. They also learned valuable lessons on healthy living in The Healthy Way, written by Stew Leonard, Jr with Meghan Flynn, M.S., R.D., a Registered Dietician.

The origins of Stew Leonard’s began as a small dairy store founded in 1969 with only seven store employees. Today, Stew Leonard’s remains family-owned and operated, growing to become a nearly $400 million dollar business with a family of over 2,000 employees. Receiving worldwide acclaim for excellence in customer service and quality, Stew Leonard's is one of Fortune Magazine's 100 Best Places to Work For, consecutively for a decade.

Did You Know-

* Unlike traditional grocery stores that sell an average 45,000 items, each Stew Leonard’s store carries only 2,200 items, chosen specifically for their freshness, quality and value. 

* 80% of the products sold in Stew Leonard's are fresh– that is, brought in daily or prepared directly instore. 

* Because of Stew Leonard’s commitment to customer service and the number of products prepared fresh daily, the store employs twice the number of employees as a traditional grocery store.

* There is no waiting in line at checkouts. 

Stew Leonard’s strives for this – we want our customers to leave the store thinking they have had a pleasurable experience. Instead of having 15 cash registers with 5 open, we keep all 30 of our registers going so that the customers don’t wait in long lines and become frustrated,” Jill Tavello says. “As my brother, Stew Jr. says, ‘He never met a customer who liked to wait in line’.”

“We strive every day to create happy customers, to make them feel welcome in our stores and do everything in our power to exceed their expectations,” said Stew Leonard, Jr., President and CEO of Stew Leonard's. “To do this, we really listen to and love our customers.” 

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