Category Archives: MOM’s Organic Market

My Fill-in-the-blank Privilege

One of the more memorable movies of my childhood was Sounder.  Sounder was a dog who belonged to a poverty-stricken southern family.  A particularly heart-wrenching scene in that movie is when the father is taken to prison for stealing food … Continue reading

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Minimum Dignity

One of the companies I admire most is Costco.  They’re not very environmental, unfortunately, but they are extremely dedicated to their employees.  Back in 2008 when the economy was in a downward spiral, Founder and CEO Jim Sinegal said that … Continue reading

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Why is Walmart so expensive?

In my eternal scan of the Internet for MOM’s data and feedback, I came across this blogger’s post: Why is MOM’s Organic Market so expensive?  I hear this question in one form or another all the time.  If you read reviews of … Continue reading

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Selling In

I see headlines like this all the time, carrying news that another independently owned and operated organic company has either sold to a private equity (PE)  investment group (think Bain Capital) or to a large corporation like Campbell Soup (in … 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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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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