AddThis Feed Button "Frequently Copied, Never Duplicated"

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Hooray for SPROUTS!

Vince Dreshner knows meat. He started out at the counter of a gourmet meat shop in 1976—the year is easy to remember, he says, because he had to work during America’s bicentennial celebration. He moved up the meat-retailing ranks until, in 2002, he finally got the opportunity to design a meat and fish department from scratch.

As director of perishables for the then-new Sprouts Farmers Market in Chandler, Ariz., Dreshner took the lessons he learned from a career full of hits and misses to initiate a program that has propelled Sprouts to the top of the retail world. When other stores are cutting back on expansion plans, Sprouts has inked deals to open a minimum of 12 locations in 2010. While other stores are laying off employees, Dreshner estimates that the new Sprouts locations, at around 85 employees per store, will create more than 1,000 jobs next year.

Click here to learn more about this store.

No comments: