Media Kit
Our Commitment to Quality | Departments | Partners | the Legacy | Photos | Philanthropy & Community Involvement

We get lots of calls from our friends in the media to answer questions about Plum Market. Since we don't always have time to sit down and do interviews, we've compiled this Media Kit with photos, history, and detailed descriptions of our departments and operations. We invite you to use this informaton when we aren't able to meet in person.


Our Commitment to Quality

Whether in-store or online, we are commited to offering the very best selections of natural, organic, local, and specialty items in a full-service shopping experience:

  • Our produce buyers purchase only the freshest produce, emphasizing local and organic products.
  • We feature all natural hormone & antibiotic free meats including Niman Ranch and Bell & Evans.
  • Our Seafood Department is stocked with jet-fresh sustainable selections delivered daily from our partners at CleanFish.
  • Our house chefs use these very same meats and farm fresh vegetables in a collection of both time-honored and contemporary global dishes.
  • Our wine department features the best selection, the best service, and the best values in the state

  • This is only a sampling of what you’ll find at Plum Market, where we offer everything you need to live well, with taste.


The Departments of Plum Market
We're excited to invite you to explore our aisles.

Produce | Wine | Meat & Seafood | the Apothecary | Grocery | Kitchen | Catering & Events | Artisan Cheese & Deli | Bakehouse | Floral | Specialty Candies | the Lounge



 

Produce
Plum Market’s produce buyers hand-select every fruit and vegetable on our shelves. We focus on Organic and Locally Grown produce. Just look for the USDA Organic and Taste Michigan logos on signs around the department. We’re sure your experience will be extraordinary. As soon as it is in season, for as long as it is in season, you’ll find the very best at Plum Market.

 


Wine, Beer, & Liquor
We believe wine should be approachable, accessible, and something for every day, not just special occasions. It should be a part of your meal, and a part of the way you think about creating a menu. That’s why the wine department is central to Plum Market, not hidden away in a corner. In the Plum Market Wine Department you'll find the best selection, the best service, and the best prices. We also have an excellent selection of domestic, imported, and micro-brews, and our West Bloomfield store features a full-service liquor counter.
 

 


 

All Natural Meat & Sustainable Seafood
  Plum Market offers a full line of All Natural Beef and Pork from Niman Ranch. Raised free of hormones & antibiotics, the flavor is beyond compare. And of course we also offer All Natural Poultry from Bell & Evans, Thae Excellent Chicken™. Our Seafood counter sets a new standard for freshness. We have an extensive air-ship program, and our selection and quality are outstanding; we can accommodate almost any special order within 24 hours, including caviar and live lobsters. We also offer sustainably conscious selections by our partners, CleanFish Alliance, who demonstrate extraordinary environmental stewardship for superior quality fish and a healthier planet.

Pressed for time? Each day we feature Gourmet Everyday selections. Our chefs assemble delicious, alluring entrées, recommend the perfect side dishes and wines, and provide step-by-step Cooking Instruction cards for flawless preparation at home.

 

GroceryAlong with our outstanding selection of fresh goods, we offer a wide variety of organic, specialty, and local grocery items, and highlight our extensive selection of Gluten Free products for those with dietary sensitivities. With literally hundreds of Michigan-made products, the Grocery Department is yet another area where our commitment to supporting the local economy shines through. And by incorporating national brand staples, Plum Market ensures the full-service shopping at competitive price points, and provides a well-rounded selection for primary shopping needs.

 

 

 

Plum Kitchen

Plum Kitchen features restaurant-caliber cuisine items made fresh daily.  The showcase is comprised of dishes made with 100% natural meats and jet-fresh seafood from the Meat and Seafood Departments, and also houses self-serve salads, all natural soup, globally infused cuisine, and a carving station with all-natural rotisserie chickens, and made-to-order artisan pizzas.  Plum Kitchen’s daily menus consist of classic comfort foods and crowd pleasers ranging from traditional Italian and Mediterranean to healthful contemporary.

 


 

the Apothecary

The Apothecary houses the finest in natural skin care, vitamins and herbal supplements. Our knowledgeable Team Members are well-versed in the ways of natural and alternative care and are always on hand to help guests make informed choices about their body care and nutritional purchases.

We also carry an expanded selection of toxic-free household cleaners, all natural baby and pet food, and eco-friendly items for your home.

 

 

Catering & EventsLet Plum Market assist you with all your needs for Catering Event Planning. Whether its a full menu, beverage service, floral, staffing, or delivery, we're your full-service destination for entertaining.

We’ve developed our Catering Menus with taste in mind. We start with legacy recipes handed down to us, then add influences ranging from the Mediterranean to the Far East. The resulting dishes reflect the world we live in today—eclectic and diverse yet still with the comforting flavors of home.

 

 


Artisan Cheese & DeliPlum Market’s Cheese Department is home to over 300 varieties, including everyday favorites and air-shipped specialty cheeses directly from Europe. We also feature an excellent selection of Ann Arbor's own Zingerman's Creamery. 

Our Deli Counter serves household names like Dietz & Watson and Boar’s Head, but we also have a wonderful selection of traditional European style artisan cured meats, imported DOP meats, and naturally made nitrate-free products from Applegate Farms.

 

 

 

 

FloralPlum Market’s Floral Department is truly exquisite. Filled with exotic blooms from around the world, lush greens, oversized roses, and georgeous lilies, each one lovelier and more fragrant than the next. Create your own bouquet or work with one of our talented Team Members to design the perfect arrangement.

 

 

 

 

Bakehouse
Baked daily by our favorite local bakehouses, our breads are complemented by traditional coffee cakes, pound cakes, cupcakes, and glorious desserts crafted by the finest local patisseries. Tortes, tartes, mini-pastries— no matter what your mood, we offer just the thing to satisfy any sweet tooth.



 

Specialty Candies
The Specialty Candy Department offers an array of fine confections from local producers like Capie’s Candies and Kelly’s Karamels.  We also feature old time favorites such as the legendary See’s Candies and luxurious selections from Godiva Chocolatier, both for special occasions as well as the everyday treat.

 


The Lounge, featuring Zingerman's Coffee & Swirlberry

We've partnered with Zingerman’s Coffee and Swirlberry for our full-service coffee and frozen yogurt bar in the Lounge at Plum Market. Enjoy made-to-order coffee and espresso drinks and fresh Swirlberry tart frozen yogurt amid modern and sophisticated tiles and textures, designer furniture, and ambient lighting and sound. The Lounge also offers convenient extended hours.

 


Our PartnersWe've hand selected what we feel are the best brands to help represent the face of Plum Market. We embrace their quality products, exceptional ingredients, local roots, and not to mention, they're all really cool. Each of our partners share in our commitment to offering the best selection to our guests.



Zingerman's Community of Businesses
An Ann Arbor Institution, Zingerman's brings us an incredible variety of products with their own unique flair. Look for their brands throughout our store.www.zingermans.com


Swirlberry Tart Frozen Yogurt
Swirlberry is an entirely new yogurt experience with a smooth creamy texture, a tart and tangy taste, and live active cultures and probiotics. www.swirlberry.com



Mon Jin Lau Restaurant
"Hour Detroit's 2008 Restaurant of the Year" Mon Jin Lau sushi chefs create artful presentations of your favorite sushi in our stores each and everyday. www.monjinlau.com



See's Candies
The West Coast's legendary candy shop with an unrivaled reputation for and old-fashioned flavor and style. www.sees.com



TeaHaus - Ann Arbor
Our newest partner, straight from Ann Arbor! Tea Haus delivers an educational experience of the highest-quality loose teas available. Stop by for a sample! www.teahaus-annarbor.com/
 




CleanFish Alliance
The CleanFish Alliance of artisan producers offer some of the world's best tasting seafood. Each member of the CleanFish Alliance demonstrates extraordinary environmental stewardship that translates into a superior quality fish and a healthier planet. www.cleanfish.com
 




Niman Ranch
Niman Ranch and its family farmers raise livestock traditionally, humanely and sustainably to deliver the finest tasting meat in the world. Niman Ranch meats are raised with strong values of advocating for sustainable agriculture, environmental stewardship, humane animal treatment and traditional farming methods. The animals are never given antibiotics or added growth hormones. They are raised on pasture and fed 100% vegetarian feeds. Their meats are celebrated by renowned chefs and discerning restaurants throughout the U.S. www.nimanranch.com



The Legacy

After eight years’ sabbatical from the Merchant of Vino family business days, brothers Matt and Marc Jonna sought to introduce an exciting new concept in grocery shopping with their first Plum Market in 2007.

The philosophy is simple. Says Matt, “We have set out to create a grocery experience like no other. We believe that choice is paramount, and our product selection reflects that.” Mixing the very best in natural, organic, specialty and local products, the aisles are filled with inviting aromas and unexpected delights.

Having learned the art of merchandising from their father during the Merchant of Vino days, every detail has been attended to.

Perhaps produce is the perfect example of the Jonna craft. Simply entering the produce department arouses the senses. Depending on the season, it is the perfume of strawberries or the fragrance of ripe peaches or the crisp clean scent of fresh lettuces and greens that draws you in. Under the direction of brother Marc, Plum Market’s produce buyers are down at the terminal in the wee hours of the morning, picking the fruits and vegetables that will grace the display tables. Impeccable freshness, incomparable quality—Plum Market will accept nothing less. Our selection of organically grown fruits and vegetables is incomparable. And our commitment to the sourcing the local community is perhaps nowhere more evident than in the Produce Department. Michigan growers are highlighted and showcased, and Michigan-grown fruits and vegetables are given prominence in the department. As soon as it is in season, for as long as it is in season, you can find the best that Michigan has to offer at Plum Market.

This is not your neighborhood supermarket. It is much, much more. In short, Plum Market and the Jonnas want nothing less than to revolutionize the way your family shops for food.


Photos
The following photos are approved for use by the media under two conditions:
— Let Us Know! You can email dawn.stowe@plummarket.com with the details.
— Please include photo credits to Beth Singer, photographer.


Storefront at Ann Arbor
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Storefront at Bloomfield
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Kitchen at Ann Arbor
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Lounge at Ann Arbor
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Produce at Bloomfield
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Kitchen at Bloomfield
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Wine Department at Ann Arbor
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Prepared Foods at Bloomfield



Philanthropy & Community Involvement

Community Involvement Matters to Us.
Supporting the communities where we work and live is a key part of our mission at Plum Market. The most common way in which we show that support is by donating Plum Cards or Gift Baskets for auctions or use at special events.
Click here to download our Community Involvement Application.

We also participate in Educational Scrip Programs. To learn more, click here.

Plum Market takes pride in being a good neighbor and supporting the local communities where we work and live. These are some local organizations with whom we've partnered for support:

  • Local Public & Private Schools & Colleges
  • Friendship Circle
  • Karmanos Cancer Institute
  • Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center
  • Children's Leukemia Foundation
  • Cranbrook House
  • Variety—the Children's Charity
  • Henry Ford Hospital
  • Children's Charities Coalition
  • Strike A Chord (Spencer Bell Memorial)
  • Washtenaw Area Council for Children
  • Bo Schembechler's Heart of a Champion
  • Birmingham Community House
  • Urban Farming
  • The Ann Arbor Cooperative Nursery
  • American Business Women's Association
  • Wild Swan Theater
  • Michigan Theater

Our partners for food re-distribution are Forgotten Harvest in Oakland County and Food Gatherers in Ann Arbor.


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