Author Archives: Scott

Reasonable Zealots, An Oxymoron

I recently received the email below from a customer, her response to our monthly newsletter reminding customers to order their Thanksgiving turkeys: “I’m really surprised that your advertising says “Giving Thanks” when you talk about reserving your murdered turkey. It … Continue reading

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Equality for Non-Smokers

We recently launched an internal anti-smoking initiative.  Our goal is not to lobby MOM’s employees to quit smoking, but to ensure that non-smoking employees are treated fairly. For years, my office was either at the produce prep sink and/or in … Continue reading

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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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