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Our Mission Statement

Samuel 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.

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Betting big on fresh:

The Price Chopper gamble

Betting big on fresh: the Price Chopper gamble 2014-12-09 woman in produce In November, we came across one of the most startling announcements in years from the conventional grocery retail world. And yet few seem to understand what is at stake for the rest of the country. On November 11, a predominantly small-town American grocery chain from New York State, Price Chopper, announced that it would take its fresh-oriented incubator test format from an affluent Albany suburb and use key principles from it to rebrand its entire system (135 stores) as “Market32.” We have never seen a system renovation this ambitious and this extensive by an independent operator. Price Chopper has gone all in on all things fresh. And it will be either the biggest mistake of grocery retail in the last decade or a defining tipping point for a flat-lining mid-market grocery sector.

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