Tag Archives: MOM’s Organic Market

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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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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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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Up For Early Adoption

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

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A Long Unicycle Ride

One of the bright spots these past few years for the environment has been the awareness and change towards saving seafood species. Greenpeace deserves a ton of credit for this.  Since recently launching their seafood sustainability ratings of retailers, they … Continue reading

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Better > Bigger

Our central offices are located above our Rockville store.  This is deliberate.  I never want the leadership of MOM’s to be removed from the day-to-day store operations.  If our Rockville store has an issue, than it’s likely that the other … Continue reading

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Check It Out

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

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A Family Affair

As we come up on our 25th year anniversary (first sale was made July 2nd, 1987), I have been doing quite a bit of reflecting.  I think of how my family has cheered me on and supported my efforts all … Continue reading

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It’s Better To Be Lucky Than Good!

I think we all have moments that we think if never happened, our lives would be completely different.  Regarding MOM’s, all I seem to be able to remember are “good luck moments”, events that if they had not occurred, it … Continue reading

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Can You Spare Some Change?

When I was a teen, I remember driving with my dad past a shopping center that was being renovated on Powder Mill Rd. in Beltsville.  The old pizza place had changed ownership and the center had a different mix of tenants.  I … Continue reading

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