2020 OUTSTANDING INDEPENDENTS
“Through an innovative store design, a product selection that is handpicked during weekly food panel meetings with leadership and managers, and interactive features like an olive oil and balsamic vinegar bar and a squeeze-your-own orange juice station, Barons makes grocery shopping quick, easy and, most important, fun,” Shemirani says.
And while creating an exciting shopping experience is key for Shemirani, he says that his employees are his No. 1 priority. Barons has a thriving management program that develops and teaches employees to be successful managers. Shemirani believes that spending time and energy in professional development creates happy employees who make for happy customers.
He also believes that customer experience extends outside of its stores and into its tight-knit communities. With each passing year, Barons makes it a goal to grow its involvement in the community. In 2019, the market donated almost $350,000 to nearly 350 local organizations.