Meat and Seafood Consulting
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He previously served as Meat & Seafood Manager/Operations Manager at River Valley Market in Northampton, Mass. In three-and-a-half years, Pete built a thriving Meat & Seafood Department from the ground up, establishing department standards to meet quality, pricing, margin, case presentation, inventory control, and customer service goals.
At River Valley, Pete achieved a high percent of store sales in meat and seafood and very strong sales growth while exceeding gross margin goals and controlling labor. He also produced very successful value-added and sausage programs accounting for 22-25% of Meat & Seafood sales.
Pete has 24 years experience in the meat industry, including 20 in a managerial role. Pete has worked with natural/organic meats for over nine years and has been a part of seven store expansions (including Meat & Seafood), and 13 new store openings. Since 2011, Pete has worked with 42 stores to improve their meat and seafood departments. Pete is certified to assist with HACCP planning and compliance.
Pete can help your meat department with:
Niko Beshaj, Meat and Seafood Manager, New Leaf Market, Tallahassee, Fla.
Robyn O’Brien, General Manager, Putney Food Co-op, Putney Vt.
Rochelle Prunty, General Manager, River Valley Market, Northampton, Mass.
Chris Maher, General Manager, Briar Patch Co-op, Grass Valley, Calif.
Anthony Cipollini, Meat and Seafood Manager, Elm City Market, New Haven, Conn.