December 2021

Festival Foods

Founded in 1946 as Skogen’s IGA, Festival Foods is a Wisconsin family- and employee-owned grocer committed to giving back to the communities it serves and providing guests with exceptional service and value. The company began operating as Festival Foods in 1990 and today employs nearly 8,000 full- and part-time associates at 39 full-service supermarkets across Wisconsin.

Festival’s culture is deeply rooted in Servant Leadership principles. Partnering with Ascend has helped us ensure that key leadership candidates possess all of the skills and abilities to succeed in the position, as well as be the right fit for our culture of servant leadership. Additionally, the time a new leader spends with Ascend during their onboarding ensures that they are aligned with their leader, setting them up for success.

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