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Volume 5, Issue 9


September 2007

Bales’ new Store Director comes home

George Emerson’s first job as a teenager was sorting bottles at Bales. He went on to work at the store for ten years. Then, following a traditional practice of Bales’ management, he went off to work at another grocery business to get a different perspective, with the promise that he’d come back to Bales in a few years. He returned after four years, and worked for a year at the Bales’ Farmington store. Then he went on to be Store Director at the West Linn store, and now he and Butch Turner have switched positions, with Turner going to West Linn and Emerson “coming home” to manage the Cedar Mill store. Emerson grew up on Filbert Street and now lives in the Rock Creek area.

Emerson says you’ll be noticing some changes in the store now and in the near future. The new bulk food section near the fish counter includes cereals, pasta, nuts and other favorites, many of which are organic. There is also a section with herbs and spices so you can buy just the amount you need.

A major upgrade in the produce display area is planned soon. In addition, they will be adding a Starbuck’s coffee service area near the front of the store that will be open around the end of October. They have recently added a line of high-end condiments from the Silver Palate. And responding to recent safety concerns, Bales will not sell any seafood or fish from China.



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