King Kullen is Ready for Mother’s Day

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The Long Island supermarket anticipates over 1,000 local children will be decorating cupcakes for their moms Saturday, May 10 at King Kullen’s 39 locations. Mother’s Day is the biggest selling floral holiday of the year for King Kullen.

Sunday, May 11 is Mother’s Day, and this Saturday, May 10 King Kullen is excited to host its annual free “Decorate a Cupcake for Mom” event at all 39 of its Long Island locations.

“All of our stores and bakers are excited about the cupcake decorating event on May 10. Family members can shop our store while kids, age 12 and under, decorate a cupcake for Mom, for free,” said Sue Brooks, director of bakery and frozen foods for the family-owned supermarket chain. “This annual event proves to be wonderful and well-attended each year. All of our stores are participating, and the decorating will begin at noon and go until 2 p.m.”

Many husbands and children want to make sure Mom doesn’t have to lift a finger on Mother’s Day. King Kullen offers catering services. They provide shrimp cocktail platters, sushi trays, crispy crab cakes, veggie platters, bruschetta trays, cheese platters, heroes, wraps, salads, tender roasts, steamed fish, pasta, fresh fruit trays, and much more.

King Kullen is a lot more than just groceries. Their floral departments carry roses in whatever quantity a customer desires. King Kullen is proud to be the destination for the freshest and most sought-after flower arrangements created by floral experts. King Kullen will be fully stocked with all the flowers, procured both locally and from around the world, that customers need to ensure moms, grandmothers, aunts, godmothers and other loved ones feel appreciated on Mother’s Day this year.

“This is our largest floral holiday. We plan on selling over a quarter of a million roses this Mother’s Day, so many roses, that if those rose stems were laid, end-to-end, it would be over 77 miles of roses – that’s the distances between our Valley Stream store to the west and Bridgehampton store to the east,” said Rich Conger, director of produce and floral. “We will be carrying double dozens, one-half dozens, spray roses, rose vases and single stem rose bouquets, plus just about any combination imaginable of roses combined with other assorted beautiful flowers. Our bouquets are our biggest seller for Mother’s Day, and we have professional floral experts in many stores that hand-tie our bouquets.”

The floral departments also carry a variety of other Mother’s Day favorites including Gerbera daisies, lilies, hydrangeas, sunflowers, tulips and peonies. Outdoor favorites include seasonal spring bedding plants including New Guinea impatiens. They have a variety of larger-sized garden pots of hydrangeas, hibiscus trees, azaleas, scotch brooms, and hybrid and knockout rose bushes and hanging baskets.

“Our indoor orchids are gaining popularity for Mother’s Day,” said Conger, “and we will be selling a lot of upgraded blooming and tropical foliage plants in assorted containers and baskets.”

About the company:
Headquartered in Bethpage, New York, King Kullen Grocery Co., Inc. is recognized by the Smithsonian Institution as America’s first supermarket. Michael J. Cullen opened the doors of King Kullen in 1930. Today, four generations later, King Kullen is still family-owned and operated. It remains a leader in the supermarket industry. From that very first store in 1930, King Kullen today operates 39 supermarkets and four Wild by Nature stores across Long Island. In addition to traditional grocery, King Kullen features a large catering and prepared foods department, freshly-baked breads and sweets, and healthy and organic areas, with pharmacies in many stores as well.

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