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Leadership determines the direction of the company. Organization determines the potential of the company. Personnel determine the success of the company." - John MaxwellOur Mission StatementSamuel J. Associates offers the retail market a consistent, ethical, high-quality alternative to in-house and third party resources for corporate recruitment. A true alternative to these resources offers a very high level of practical experience, know-how, contacts and confidentiality. Clients must know that working with Samuel J. Associates is a more professional way to recruit than working with their own in-house people, Internet job sites or other search firms. Our focus is in the retail industry. Samuel J. Associates is also an excellent place to work, a professional environment that is challenging, rewarding and respectful of ideas and individuals.
Our mission is brought to life in the integrity and careful thought put into each decision that makes a difference in the success of clients, candidates and employees.
May 17, 2013
"I am a merchant, and I have therefore my own philosophy about merchandising: That is, to do something that no one else is doing, and to be able to offer the customer a choice she doesn’t have at the moment. This is the only reason for being in business. To my own way of thinking, this is the only way it should be."
"I think that uniqueness gives one an opportunity to profit If you are doing the same thing that everyone else is doing, your opportunity for a substantial profit is materially reduced because of the price ceiling your competition will impose. Thus, good merchandising resolves itself into rendering a service in such a way as to be difficult for your competitors to emulate. This is the basic premise of the way we at Wegmans operate."
It’s been more than 45 years since the late Robert Wegman spelled out the philosophy of his family’s namesake food retailer in an address known around Wegmans Food Markets as the "‘I Am a Merchant’ speech." The company since 1967 has been passed on to his son and granddaughters, and has spread from its Rochester, N.Y., base to six East Coast states as far south as Virginia, but his words could still describe the $6.6 billion company today. [READ MORE]