2nd April, 2018 will be… Love Your Produce Manager Day
Love Your Produce Manager Day was commenced in 2012 to give tribute to all the hardworking produce managers that make sure that we get the best high-quality products. Produce managers are managers that are not seen every day; these hard workers have to wake up early in the morning possibly at 4 am or 5 am and have to come to the store to arrange it and make sure that fresh products i.e. vegetables, fruits etc. are arranged in an orderly manner. Sometimes we can’t see these people because many people who are benefited by them come to the store after work around 5 pm, this happens because produce managers usually leave around 2 pm. Meryl Streep once said that it is strange that the health of her child depends more on the produce manager rather than a pediatrician.
It is not easy to operate a produce department because it is considered to be a fast-paced work environment. On top of that, it takes a person who is incredibly knowledgeable and highly skilled to work in it.
Here are a few reasons why we should appreciate the produce managers:
- Produce managers are responsible for arranging, decorating, and displaying: Whenever someone enters a local store, they see organized plates on top of each column to show where the products are in the store. Not only that, these products are further displayed to make sure the product that we want to buy can be found easily, sometimes if the product requires it, they make decorative colorful displays so that they can catch our eyes. And that is why we should be thankful to them.
- Produce managers are responsible to keep the inventory filled: Every single day people buy vegetables, eggs, milk, fruits and everyday household items that are responsible and vital for our health and our loved ones’ health. A produce manager makes sure that these specific products are completely filled before the start of the day so that we get these basic products.
- Produce managers are responsible for cleanliness and sanitation: They are the reason the department is always squeaky clean and smells so good all the time. They make sure the employees that are working at the department are wearing the necessary uniform and have the necessary products to make sure the products are not contaminated by them. It is because of them that we get clean products, so this is one thing that we should be absolutely thankful for them.
- Produce managers are responsible for the safety of customers: It is because of them that we get to shop safely as they are responsible for us. They are also responsible for vendors and to make sure the products that these vendors deliver are not stolen just so that we can buy them later.
That is why we should take some time and appreciate and give respect to produce managers for keeping the shelves stocked, the order flowing, and making sure new selections come to us every single day. Therefore, just for that reason, Love Your Produce Manager Day was created.
Want to know more about today’s events: