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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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