Al Gartner was the first manager in a store that Lunds & Byerlys acquired in Woodbury, Minnesota. Starting on Day 1, his task was to introduce the existing staff to the Lunds & Byerlys culture, one in which a unique shopping experience is created for every customer. The results are proof of his success. Nielsen market data indicates the overall Twin Cities grocery market witnessed a 2.7-percent decline in sales in 2017 over the previous year – But not Gartner’s store. Sales were ahead of the previous year and seven percent over budget.
“Al Gartner sets a great example for his team to emulate. He sees the best in every co-worker, customer and situation every day.”