Grocers Getaway

AWG Grocers Getaways give grocers the opportunity to explore the world of groceries outside their store environment.  Twice a year AWG’s Learning and Development Department escorts a group of store owners and operators on a Tour of Stores to see firsthand how others compete in today’s market.  This Tour of Stores includes local store favorites and a vendor manufacturing plant when possible.  Our travelers have explored the east and west coast and many cities in between.  This learning environment allows our retailers the opportunity to build relationships with other AWG retailers from throughout all divisions.  They share their successes and their challenges to find answers. Time and again stores have implemented ideas they discovered on a “Getaway” which contributed significantly to raising their store standard and performance.  It is always fun to hear someone say “I didn’t think I could learn anything else about the grocery business . . . but today, I did!”

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The whole group posed for one last photo with Gary Myracle (in front) to say farewell and wish him good luck on his retirement!
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Marie Lewis, trip coordinator, in the orchard
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Apples up close
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Apple packing plant
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Byron Borton shares his knowledge
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Lunch at the golf course
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17th green
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Cherry sorting...
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...by hand
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View from the bus
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Growing hops