Happy New Year!

Written By Jerry Golub, CEO

Jerry_jamOne of the most enjoyable aspects of our business is helping our customers celebrate their holiday traditions as they come together to create special moments and lasting memories.   Knowing that we play this role is incredibly fulfilling, as it speaks to our higher purpose and the important difference we can make in peoples’ lives.

As I visit our stores during the holiday season, it’s apparent that our teammates share this feeling.  The excitement of the season seems to transcend their interactions with our shoppers and with each other.  As a result, the bonds that have been built over time between our teammates and shoppers appear to be highlighted and strengthened as a result of those exchanges.

As a company, we are completely focused on delivering a great shopping experience on a consistent basis throughout the year.  Whether someone is shopping for a special occasion such as their holiday meal, or to satisfy any number of everyday needs, our goal is to be viewed by each customer as a valuable resource.  In order to accomplish this, we depend on all our teammates to understand and meet our shoppers’ many different needs through their interactions with thousands of individuals every day.

I believe those interactions between our teammates and our customers have been even more important this holiday season than in past years.  During a time of uncertainty and disruption for many around the world, the reassurance of everyday connections we share and the caring we show each other during our daily routines can act as a very powerful grounding force for everyone.

So I have two messages this holiday season.

First, to all our teammates, I want to thank you for the incredible job you do.  You are able to set aside the pressures of your own daily lives, and focus on delivering a great shopping experience to our customers every day of the year.  For that, I am extremely grateful.

Finally, I’d like to wish everyone a wonderful holiday season and a very happy, healthy, and fulfilling new year.  May 2016 bring an increased awareness of the humanity we all share and with it a universal goal of achieving peace, both in our own homes and in the world.

Happy New Year, everyone.

Musical Inspiration:  Here’s a recording of a classic, but very timely song, performed by some exceptionally talented local high school students at the 2007 “Melodies of Christmas” concert at Proctor’s Theater in Schenectady.  This annual concert benefits the Melodies Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders at Albany Medical Center, and is also broadcast on Albany’s CBS station on Christmas Eve and Christmas day.

 

 

 

  One thought on “Happy New Year!

  1. Robin Vunk
    December 21, 2015 at 7:43 pm

    Thank you very much for taking the time out of your busy schedule to wish us ( your customers) and your team Happy Holidays. I know it’s part of your job, but you don’t typically see that in large corporations.
    I wish you and your family the best of holidays!

    Sincerely,
    Robin Vunk

  2. jodi
    December 21, 2015 at 9:22 pm

    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

  3. Catherine Regan Washek
    December 22, 2015 at 6:56 am

    Jerry, I agree that your customers are fortunate to have the support the employees offer. Always a smile and knowledge of where the items requested are. Have a special Christmas.

  4. Pauline Tripp
    December 22, 2015 at 8:34 am

    Merry Christmas Jerry. I just want you to know how special your employees are in the Palatine Bridge, N.Y. store. They never refuse a request and always wear the brightest smiles. It’s the only place I shop!

  5. Blanche
    December 22, 2015 at 11:29 am

    Wishing you and your family a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Love the market 32s

  6. Blanche Malta NY
    December 22, 2015 at 11:32 am

    Thank you for all that you do. The Market 32s are awesome. May your and your family have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

  7. VJ Hartnett
    December 22, 2015 at 11:03 pm

    Thank You for the holiday wishes. Love Price Chopper and the only store that I shop at as well. The Chatham store has an awesome group of employees who greet you with a smile and always willing to help. My you have a wonderful Christmas and a blessed New Year.

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