Progressive Grocer

JUN 2016

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Store ManagerS Kathy WilKS Store #444, grand Junction, Colo., the Kroger Co./ King Soopers City Market Wilks closely mentored her associates and made sure they received the support and training they needed to reach their full potential. She had faith in the ability of her team and built their belief in themselves. She and her team in- creased their store's overall satisfaction score by 7.7 per- cent, and the store's mystery shopper scores also improved significantly, while sales increased by 7 percent. Thanks to Wilks' contin- ued success, she was chosen to manage a brand-new store in Grand Junction, Colo. rebeCCa beKetiC Store Director, Store #239, oswego, ill., Meijer Beketic focused on creating and empowering a competitive team, achieving not only record sales, but also record profit. Sales increased 15.2 percent over the past three years and shrink was reduced by 230 basis points in the past year. She was instrumental in developing talent from within: At store level, she developed and promoted seven team leaders into upper-leadership roles. Beketic is currently mentoring 35 associates. Frequently appointed by se- nior leadership to participate in focus groups, she took the lead to drive several company initiatives in her region. SanDra MoloSKy Store Director, Store #244, Davison, Mich., Meijer A talent development program, 90 Days and Beyond, that Molosky developed with another director rolled out to the region, and then across the entire organization. The program seeks out talent and pro- motion teams from within, with a curriculum designed to develop specific competencies. Her store completed 365 days without a lost-time accident; won an internal Triple Crown Award for success in sales, direct contributions and labor goals; and was tops in mystery shop performance. Molosky served on the board of the local United Way and volunteered at the East- ern Michigan Food Bank. Cynthia DeCouto Store team leader, Store #339, Modesto, Calif., raley's A leader in innovative team building and engagement within her store, Decouto pre- sented on the vision for Raley's at a company-wide meeting. She went back to school to earn her Retail Management Certificate. Decouto followed through on her belief in the communi- ty through several endeavors, teaming with a local apart- ment complex to facilitate a barbecue for the tenants on National Night Out, and helping to sponsor a Letters to Santa fundraiser at her store to suppor local charities. BOOTH #3310 JUNE 21-23 | CHICAGO, IL. C A L L 816 813 3 3 3 7 | W W W . F O R T E P R O D U C T S O L U T I O N S . CO M EFFICIENT | SIMPLE TO USE | VARIETY OF SIZES & SHAPES AISLE MERCHANDISERS ULINK TM CURVE MERCHANDISER ROUND MERCHANDISER (WITH SLIP SHEETS) HALF SIZE DISPLAY

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