I recently got back from my annual summer road trip to St. Louis. It was nice to spend the week with my wife and two daughters in a place that holds so many memories for me. What fun it was going to St. Louis as a kid with my parents, watching ball games and loving every minute of it. Like so many other things here at Festival, the tradition of being a St. Louis Cardinals fan started with my grandfather and was carried on by my father. Now it’s up to me to make sure that my daughters grow up to be fans!
While in St. Louis, I was reminded of what a great community of friends we have in the grocery industry. Companies like Anheuser Busch, Schnucks, John Morrell, and Purina come to mind as some of the great people that always treat my family to a good time when we are in town.
I also realized something else while on vacation; I’ve got a great staff of associates and managers that kept things rolling while I was away. Everyone needs a work/life balance and it’s assuring to know that if any one of us is gone, the others can step in and get the job done.
So while I am sad to see summer coming to an end, getting the kids ready to head back to school, I am in anticipation of another great football season. I hope you enjoyed your summer…and plan visit Festival Foods for all of your back-to-school and tailgating needs!