Albany, NY – PRIMAL: Your Local Butcher today announced an upcoming change of ownership. Kevin Wickert, who has built PRIMAL into a household name for the finest PRIME and CHOICE meats since 2009, is handing over the reins to Tim Howland, the company’s long-serving Director of Operations. The change goes into effect March 13.
Under the new ownership, customers will be delighted to know that the values and quality they have come to expect from PRIMAL’s locations – one in Stuyvesant Plaza, Albany, and the other in Wilton Plaza, Saratoga – will remain unchanged. “Tim has been instrumental in the growth and success of PRIMAL, and I have every confidence in his ability to steer the company to new heights while maintaining the tradition of excellence our customers are accustomed to,” said outgoing owner, Kevin Wickert.
Tim Howland began working at PRIMAL in 2009 and was promoted to Director of Operations in 2010. Howland brings years of expertise and passion to his upcoming role as owner. “It’s an honor to continue the legacy that Kevin has established,” expressed Howland, “I look forward to nurturing the community relationships we’ve built and ensuring that PRIMAL remains the go-to destination for anyone seeking the highest standard in meat, Boar’s Head deli, and specialized local products.”
This transition stands as a testament to the enduring value of local businesses and their importance in the fabric of our community. PRIMAL invites its loyal customers and the general public to join in celebrating this new chapter.


About PRIMAL: Your Local Butcher
PRIMAL: Your Local Butcher is a trusted provider of the finest PRIME and CHOICE meats, offering an unparalleled selection of cuts, Boar’s Head deli products, and hand-picked local grocery items. With dedication to quality and service, PRIMAL caters to discerning customers in Albany, Saratoga, and beyond, promising an exceptional shopping experience grounded in food excellence.

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