The produce manager’s priority list

Sep 17, 2020 by Armand Lobato
Last week I touched on reasons why produce managers get transferred from one store to another. It happens as managers move about, taking on other responsibilities, opening a new store or transferring for other reasons.

A day in the life of a produce supervisor

Jun 05, 2020 by Armand Lobato
As produce supervisors, we were often looked at as retail “cops,” making unannounced visits around our 66-store chain to drop in on produce managers and see what kind of shape their departments were in that day.

What really matters in produce

May 13, 2020 by Armand Lobato
In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, I sometimes struggle to find some ray of hope, some lesson that we may have overlooked that we might carry with us when it’s all over.

Why become a produce manager?

Apr 29, 2020 by Armand Lobato
It’s time to take a break from the recent coronavirus theme dominating the news lately. I think that’s probably all right — I suspect even welcomed at this point.

Rusty Blade in overtime mode

Apr 06, 2020 by Armand Lobato
I was catching up on e-mails when Russ T. Blade dragged himself onto my desk, apron soiled and droopy-eyed. “Rusty” is the miniature imaginary produce manager who appears occasionally to talk shop.

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