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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
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
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
I’m getting a Tesla S. There. I said it. This feels like a confession. The nicest car I’ve ever driven was a Ford Fusion hybrid (and it is a REALLY nice car, btw). I basically despise status and will frankly … Continue reading
I’ve got to hand it to fellow retailer Nordstrom for bucking the trend… So, Thanksgiving is upon us. This is my favorite holiday- there is very little commercialism involved with it. It remains all about being with friends and family, … Continue reading
As long as I am at the helm of MOM’s, something you will never see in any of our stores is a self-check out lane. I have watched through the years as other grocers have installed them and sometimes later … Continue reading