This full-service vending company is redefining the industry by catering to customer needs and delivering more than what’s expected. This full-service vending company is redefining the industry by catering to customer needs and delivering more than what’s expected. 

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This apparel and accessories firm manages to stay relevant to its market by designing straight from the heart. This apparel and accessories firm manages to stay relevant to its market by designing straight from the heart. Lions, tigers, and bears? Not quite.

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This grocery chain in Louisiana is implementing new practices that will keep its stores up-to-date, without losing their personal charm. This grocery chain in Louisiana is implementing new practices that will keep its stores up-to-date, without losing their personal charm. 

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Making sure service members can buy quality goods at the lowest price is one way this organization supports the quality of life of Marines. Making sure service members can buy quality goods at the lowest price is one way this organization supports the quality of life of Marines. 

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Through its donated goods program and other social service operations, the Kentucky branch of Goodwill is expanding its ability to help people throughout the state. To simply refer to Goodwill Industries of Kentucky as a retail operation would be a mistake. To be sure, the organization’s donated goods locations try to run efficiently for the benefit of its customers. But the services Goodwill Industries of Kentucky provides its communities go far beyond its success in retail.

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Hal Neiman explains how this family-run grocery chain is taking the recession and the local competition head on. Hal Neiman explains how this family-run grocery chain is taking the recession and the local competition head on. Every small retail business is trying to stay competitive in the face of big regional or national chains. But rather than just keeping afloat, Neiman’s Family Market is growing, even as Walmart Supercenters and other major chains open markets in Lower Michigan.

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Offering quality and value is a hallmark of this company’s many retail grocery stores and brands.Offering quality and value is a hallmark of this company’s many retail grocery stores and brands. For Missouri-based Pyramid Foods, having multiple names doesn’t mean having multiple personalities. With 45 retail grocery stores in three states operating under several brands names, providing a consistent, customer-friendly presence has been a critical focus.

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Making an important jewelry purchase should be a celebratory, not painful, process. In 1956, husband and wife team Harry and Jerry Ritchie formed Harry Ritchie’s Jewelers with that idea in mind. More than 50 years later, the second and third generations of the Ritchie family continue to live by their parents’ and grandparents’ vision, constantly looking for new ways to make a visit to any of the company’s 31 stores a pleasant one. 

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