You’re sitting on some panel at the 15th National Association for Retail Marketing Services (NARMS) Spring Conference & Exposition at Saddlebrook Resort in Wesley Chapel, Fla., maybe talking about Planogram Software or shouting down some representative from Acosta about the pros and cons of contracting space allocation services. You’re having a generally boring time.
Then, in walks this wild stallion.
Yes, Randall “Todd” Jones of the Publix. Not only is this tall drink of water named Randall (Randy if you’re nasty) but his nickname is Todd. And you know what that shopping cart lapel pin means, right? FMI, motherf$#&er. He’s a real company man, and you don’t find many of those these days.
And hes going to be having a “conversation,” which means, not only will he talk at you, but you can talk to him and expect a response! What a nice man. What a hunk of grocery retailing.
From Progressive Grocer.