Vitamin Retailer Magazine
Monday - August 26, 2013
by Down to Earth
August 26, 2013
Down to Earth was named Vitamin Retailer’s 2013 Retailer of the Year! The announcement was the cover story of the August edition. Kudos to Carmela Wolf, Wellness Manager at the King St. store, whom the editor said has been a treasure trove of friendly and knowledgeable information during the year. And, of course, our fearless leaders Mark Fergusson, Down to Earth Chief Organic Officer (CEO/CFO) and Cliff Hiller, Down to Earth General Manager. Cindy Chase-Kruse, our HR Director and manager of the Honolulu store, would have been on the cover shot, too, but she had another engagement that day. However, she helped with the companion Safety article that Vitamin Retailer ran in connection with the announcement. Cindy developed our safety program almost ten years ago and has been its tireless leader ever since.
"It took six months to a year to fully implement the program. After one year, we reduced safety incidents from two per month to one per quarter and, in subsequent years, we have had an even better safety record with only two or three workplace injuries per year. It’s not perfect, but it was a huge success not only for the company but also for our team members' welfare.” - Cindy
We congratulate each of our team members for everything they do to make Down to Earth a safer place to work, for themselves and customers alike!
To read Vitamin Retailer Magazine’s cover story click here: 2013 Retailer Of The Year: Down To Earth Organic & Natural.