You don’t always have to start a business from scratch. You can always find some partners that share your same vision for a building a company, then buy an existing business to build up. This is how Randalls grocery stores started out.
Robert R. Onstead, R.C. Barclay, and Norman N. Frewin began the Randalls legacy on July 4, 1966. The group started out by buying two existing grocery stores in Houston, Texas. By 1970 the group had expanded the two store chain to four stores.
By the end of the 70s the chain had grown to 15 stores, firmly establishing the company in the grocery store market. By 1990 the group expanded their chain to the Dallas/Fort Worth area. In 1992, the group acquired Cullum Companies who was owner of 62 Tom Thumb stores and Simon David stores.
This acquisition doubled the size of the chain to 115 stores. In 1999 the group was acquired by Safeway who kept the Randalls names on stores in Houston and Austin.
Working in a grocery store is all about the customers. Be honest you’ll never be able to keep a grocery store open, or any other business, without the customers. Customer service is important in this type of environment.
There are plenty of opportunities to work in this area. There are the department clerks that are responsible for assisting customers in their departments while maintaining stock, sanitation, and product promotion. The cashiers are also an important part of the customer service experience as well. Their job is to help make sure that the customer has had a good experience and are satisfied with their visit, and a good way to do that is to make sure the bread isn’t squashed!
Randalls job benefits (owned by Safeway):
- A choice of medical plans
- Prescription drug coverage
- Vision care
- Dental and orthodontia
- Employee Assistance Program
- Health care and dependent care Flexible Spending Accounts
- Company paid basic life insurance
- Paid time off for vacation, sick leave and company-recognized holidays
- Professional and career education program
- Employee Association for leisure-time activities at a discount
- 100% company paid retirement plan
- 401(k) Plan
- Safeway stock purchase plan
It’s extremely important to pay attention to company benefits that are offered when applying for a job. As you can see here, Randalls offers great employee benefits that will make their employees happy and keep them loyal to their company. There are other ways for you to help your customer’s experience be all that and more. You can help them out at the customer service desk, work as a door greeter, or even in just in the front office making sure things run smoothly.
If you are twenty-one or older you might consider being a wine steward and helping your customers pick out the best wine for their dish.
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