Author Archives: Scott

Misfortune

Fortune Magazine recently came out with their Fortune 500 list of the largest companies in the United States.  It’s worth noting the domination of companies “fueled” by the auto industry, as they represent 6 of the top 10 largest companies: … Continue reading

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No Shoes, No Shirt, Great Service

I love my job for many reasons.  One of the main reasons is that I am constantly bombarded with information, data, and opinions from customers and employees.  This puts me in the fortunate position to learn.  As many of us … Continue reading

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A Germaphobe’s Journey

I was brought up in a house where the smell of bleach was quite common.  As a family, we always used separate utensils for serving food and never shared drinks or ate off each other’s plates.  If a grape fell … Continue reading

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Good News, Bad News, Who Knows?

The Washington Post ran a story yesterday about unapproved GMO wheat that was found on an Oregon farm.  At this point it’s a big mystery how this happened, as this particular GMO wheat was last tested by Monsanto in a … Continue reading

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Certifiably Uncertified

A couple of years ago I was having a conversation with MOM’s Grocery Director about some products that we don’t carry.  She said something that caught my attention- that there’s a faction within the organic industry that considers itself “too cool to … Continue reading

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Scott Fights Scotts

There’s a creek that runs through my neighborhood.  I walk it frequently.  I consider myself the unofficial keeper of this creek, as I uproot invasive mustard plants and pick up dozens of bags of trash along a mile stretch of the … Continue reading

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Man Walks Dog, Terrorizes Neighborhood

When my wife and I were looking for a house to buy 15 years ago, I told her about a rule I had: the “let-the-dog-out-without-worrying-about-it-getting-hit-by-a-car” rule.  I wasn’t even sure we’d ever get a dog, but figured this rule would also … Continue reading

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The Powerful Organic Consumer

In this past Sunday’s Washington Post, there was an article in which Whole Foods’ co-CEO Walter Robb was interviewed on their decision to require labeling of GMO products in 5 years. WF’s decision is a game changer.  There have been … Continue reading

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Family Dinners, A Family Value

People are usually surprised to learn when I tell them that even though MOM’s typical store footprint is about 1/4 the size of a typical Whole Foods store, our average purchase is about 20% higher.  Our customers buy much more … Continue reading

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Infinite Shades of Grey

The battle against GMOs (Genetically Modified Organisms) has gained much momentum these past few years.  It seems like the issue really caught fire when this picture went viral on the internet in the spring of 2012. Kashi was lambasted when … Continue reading

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