Proactive


We define proactive as the ability to make decisions without waiting for directives. We take pride in successfully tackling challenges. We believe in the right to make mistakes, and in learning from them. Don’t wait for it to happen – make it happen.

Challenges the team at L&R are committing to tackle:

  • I am committing to set priorities and clear objectives to ensure that goals and objectives are meet and/or exceeded to fulfill our customers customers. – Jahaira Alicea
  • To make changes in store merchandising without having to check with my supervisor. I feel that I know what sells in each of my accounts and that it is up to me to make the proper changes and then let my supervisor know of the changes. My challenge is to increase sales by having items that sell in each account and to introduce new items as they become available. My challenge to myself is to keep each store manager pleased and happy with my service. A happy manager means more sales. – Raymond Mooneyhan
  • Improve Myself – Cheryl Arthur
  • I am going to commit to making sure that every time i leave my stores i feel that I have gone above and beyond to make our customers happy. I will make sure they are receiving more then they expect. – Carissa Coury
  • The perception by many stores that “outside” parties/vendors cannot be trusted. I feel empowered and driven to “wow” the store every time I’m there. I enjoy leaving them with a feeling of satisfaction. Building trust is key. – Kellyn P Ryan
  • The challenge of organization and completing tasks quicker – Robert Hoog
  • The challenge I am committing to tackling is being a team player by doing so as a picker I will try to write down bin numbers when I see there’s no more in the bin that way the next person picking that bin number doesn’t have to wait. The main thing is leading by example maybe by me doing this makes other pickers to follow my example. – Monica Olmos
  • Reducing back stock by making proper decisions regarding order quantities. – Kim Doyle
  • To minimize out-of-stocks. – Elizabeth Aguon
  • Be proactive by thinking ahead to help solve future situations before they arise. – Glenda Calvert
  • I am committed to tackling challenges at store level. The main decision challenges I face are in the stock room with orders. Like last week, I went into a store and the order was not checked. I decided to see how it looked out on the floor and after looking decided they could wait until I am back in town this following week. I left a message for the receiver that I would work the order next week after it was checked in. At another store, I have been waiting on some brackets to install 6 nail trays to a uniweb wall. I was told customers were looking for the lower end nail polish and since the reset only expensive nail polish was out. so a couple months ago, I hung up peg bars and attached stick tabs to the polish to hang the cheaper cost polishes on the peg. Sometimes certain nail polishs don’t stick to the tab as well and fall off the peg. They also don’t hang evenly but I figure at least they are out on the floor so customers can buy them. – Lisa Maunder
  • Making sure that I keep checking that the scan coordinators at the stores make me my tags for our product so we have more sales . – Kathy Bennett
  • I am currently committed to picking the special Marine orders by Wednesday afternoon, I would like them to be ready for shipping by Thursday to ensure a successful delivery by Friday. – Kenneth Lee
  • As a Replenisher i want to make sure that my productivity and the zones that I’m in charge of is well maintained and fully stocked. Tomorrow when I come in I will check every bin, making sure the report didn’t miss an item. I will also commit to the challenge of the negative report, to do my best to stay on top of, and make sure no bins show up on the negative report for the following day. – xochilt ochoa
  • I’m going to be more proactive in making sure I have all the fixtures that I need or when they are damaged to replace them! – Pauline Ketcher
  • To challenge my team to ship out every pallet correct for all routes and stops 100% and to get our trunks out on time. – Darryl Collins
  • I am willing to be committed to tackle any challenge that comes my way and to do the right thing when no one is watching. There are always going to be challenges and decisions that are going to be crucial, and one needs to be prepare and have the right choice of mind to over tackle that problem. – Jonatan Landa
  • I’m trying to tackle the job of having no empty primary bin locations in Zone 11 and keeping the aisles cleaner. I am confident this will help, so the pickers can get products much quicker thus their production numbers will be higher. – Jonathan Hines
  • All challenges to increase our customer’s sales which ultimately increases sales for L & R. – Russell Rogers
  • I’m trying to tackle the job of having no empty primary bin locations in Zone 11 and keeping the aisles cleaner. I am confident this will help, so the pickers can get products much quicker thus their production numbers will be higher. – Jonathan Hines
  • Making sure our customers get orders on time, Trucks late to drop points. Just making sure the customer is happy. – Garland Harris
  • I will commit to the challenge of ensuring our product is available in a timely matter to be gathered by our order pickers. – Darrryl Wilson
  • Keeping my stores on schedule as much as possible during holidays and shipping issues – Debra Champagne
  • I joined L&R to take on all challenges that come my way. I am part of a team that has the best sales in the New England area and I plan to keep it that way to the best of my ability. The companies resources that we have available is a huge help to us achieving this goal. Thank You – Jason Bilodeau
  • I am committed to be more proactive in my everyday tasks at L&R. – Scott Komma
  • I will commit to accept the challenge of being new, to try my best and learn all that I can. – Renee Flanders
  • Never missing an apportunity to make a sale – Lorena Gutierrez
  • My challenge is to read and abide by every corporate notice so as to simplify my merchandising experience and cut service time significantly and therefore minimize backstock. – Vincent Lopez
  • Anything that comes my way, especially if it keeps the store managers and their customers happy. I always appreciate the ability to try to solve problems on my own as opposed to spending lots of time tracking down the right person for direction. – Tanya Redfield
  • I am committing to tackle the challenge of getting as many managers and receivers to be informed and current about my work in the stores and all relevant L&R updates that arise. Improving communication and strengthening a teamwork-oriented environment can be challenging when there are numerous individuals involved; however, it is essential for our business practices and relationships to survive and thrive. – Marcia Stone
  • In the field, the challenge I face daily is keeping our customers happy. In the field, we are the ones standing in the stores, on the front line, dealing directly with our customers. I am committed to fielding questions from stores, GMs, reps, and District Managers and doing my best to answer them with knowledge I have or contact those who have the answers…..Regional Managers, Senior VPs, Account Directors, CSS. – Dori Kenny
  • As a vendor a lot of people confuse me for someone that works there day to day, so I get asked a lot where things are. I don’t like feeling useless, so I challenge myself to learn the layout of all of my stores so if someone asks where something is, I can point them in the right direction. – Mary Buzalsky
  • Since I have recently come on board with L&R, I am challenged with making an even better experience for the customers and making an extra effort to introduce myself to management to see if they have questions or concerns,comments about the service I am providing. Also any areas of improving. I want to create and genuinely have open communication and I believe this will build a great experience for our customer. – Elaine Garcia
  • Challenge myself to be more proactive and learn from the information acquired. – Janine Gallego
  • Getting fit! – Lori Preston
  • I plan to be proactive with my Giant Eagle Managers and HBC Leads and ask them what I can do to make our distribution and delivery services better for their individual store. (G176) – Gary Fay
  • To try my best to try to sell the most displays I can and work as many new items in I can – Larry Holleyman
  • I WANT TO MAKE BETTER DECISION.
    AND CHALLENGE MYSEIF TO DO SO… – JOHN MONTEMAYOR
  • My challenge is to stay ahead of the late call report. To know which stores are due and tracking when they are done, so I can let my reps know what is GOING to be late, not what already is… – Jeff Jaquith
  • I am going to commit to tackling the challenge of showing my crew how we use these principles everyday in our process. I feel like there are times they need to be reminded what the importance is of each principle we study. – Tony Harris
  • I am going to be more aggressive with ordering to increase sales and adjust sections to add new product immediately – Tairalyn Bennekin
  • To alleviate out-of-stocks. – Elizabeth Aguon
  • Getting done with orders, returns, request s in a timely fashion – Mary Scupp
  • “A challenge that i am committing to tackle is learning how to catch speed on my computer.
    So that i can increase the speed , and accuracy on my scanning. – Socorro Varela”
  • I think the challenge I’m willing to tackle is to continue to have the skeleton crew that i have as of today. To help improve the sales and our companies profit. There for having less people in my pick /pack department i will continue to show my pickers how to scan , so that they can come and help when picking is done. Motivating them by learning new things and coming across different obstacles that together we are able to accomplish. #TEAMRANCHO#L&RPROACTIVE – Dinora Salazar
  • Becoming more personal with my customers. Finding tips and ways to help boost sales and help my customers m, customers. – Taylor Raymond
  • I am committed to making sure all of our new Mariano’s stores in the Chicago Area are set to what Roundy’s expects. Sometimes in order to achieve this it is necessary to be creative with the fixtures. Mariano’s has a special lit back wall created by RTC and they have made unique brackets to attach each manufactures trays to the wall. Occasionally, we have been shorted a fixture from one of the manufacturers and it becomes necessary to improvise for the stores Grand Opening. I then go back later to correct what is missing. – Elizabeth McMahon
  • I am going to work on having zero out of stocks and less back stock in all my stores. And have all my department looking zoned and dusted. – Tommie Christensen
  • The challenge I am committed to tackle is being able to learn how to work in every department. I started as a picker, learning the basic and setting a good work flow. Now I’m learning to scanning which gives me the ability to provide the consumer with a better product delivery. Expanding my knowledge as well as my services. – Karla Soza
  • Incorporating L&R sales models into the SAJ Division. Cosmetics, UPS sales. – Timmy Windham
  • To make decisions at store myself, when minor problems arise, instead of calling office or manager & being proactive! – Marge Dawson
  • Promotional Order Process for Independent, SAJ, Alternative Market and Chain Customers – Lee Colarco
  • My challenge is to try to make the double amount of work in a less amount of time so the work could done faster and the order could be shipped faster. – Maria Estrella
  • THE BEST OF ME AT WORK HAVE EVERYTHING THEERE WHEN I PICK N BE SAFE N FRIENDLY W EVERYONE – MARICELA MACIAS
  • I CHALLENGE TO GIVE EVERY EMPLOYEE A REWARD FOR THERE EFFORT AND WORK THEY DO EVERY MONTH – ZULMA MORALES
  • MY CHALLENGE IS TO BE BETTER EVERY DAY IN LABOR AND PERSONNEL. – KATERINE VASQUEZ
  • My challenge is to do more orders and pick up the pace to get production done faster. Also be here on time and keep my attendance up so i could get production up. – yazmin ocampo
  • i want to try to go faster in the orders that i do ,try to be a faster picker and try to get less errors in everything that i do here . try to work the computer faster as well – nancy hurtado
  • As an employee, i am committed to tackle the challenge of staying motivated everyday in the workplace, such as staying positive with the everyday challenges we face. Such as having to work extra hard to get customer orders out. Also, take charge when we are working in a team and something needs to get done. – Yvette Hernandez
  • I am committed to tackling any challenge that is presented during work here at L and R. I will do my best to be more proactive when it comes to assuring customers and customer’s customers orders that are 100% accurate. – shawdaine welch
  • Being proactive with my coworkers. Trying to work in a complementary way, by being positive. – Jesus Gomez
  • I am challenging to myself to pack better orders and to improve productivity. I will try to be as safe as possible and as accurate as possible. – Gabriela Contreras
  • The challenge for me is to continue to properly train our employees here at warehouse 4, to strive to become more Proactive at doing their jobs, the more they can learn and do without being asked to do, will greatly benefit not only our company but them also! – Roy Burton
  • The challenges I am willing to tackle are a commitment towards an accurate attitude aimed at the precision of the L & R Way. By focusing all my efforts on ensuring an accurate report towards the L & R Way, we can ensure the customer’s satisfaction and increase our ability to reliably meet the demands of our customer’s needs – Gilberto Prieto
  • Be more persistent on getting new items into the stores. – Jamie Smith
  • Being proactive and making a decision right or wrong and learn from that experience – Peter Sambogna
  • Iam challenge to work faster but at the same time have accuracy in my orders. – Eunice Gonzalez
  • I am committing to tackle the challenge of being a better picker/scanner/packer. I will do this by double checking the orders picked, then double check when scanning and also packing our products. By doing this I hope for there to be less mistakes in our orders. – melissa alvarez
  • i committed to tackle more challenges as if making more progress in this company by achieving what our customers are expecting to receive & expecting. – jessica lomeli
  • If I see a issue even if its not my store, I try to address it before it may become a issue! I am also commited to having good communication between me and the store I am addressing–even if it is once again not my store. I guess I am very passionate about my job–thanks – susan secord
  • I challenge myself to overhaul our website and make it fresh. – Maura Hecht
  • All that I possibly can. – Eddie Dugger
  • Working hard to have zero OOS – Kathleen Robinson
  • The challenges I’m willing to tackle is to work faster and get less errors . – Desiree Ortiz
  • Just keep on helping out in every way i can in all in shipping, scanning, picking, and working on promos. – Denisse Salazar
  • To be more productive and to keep working harder – Ana Enriquez
  • To giving my 100% in doing my job for the customer and satisfactions – April Garcia
  • Making sure resets are completed in a timely manner. – Ann-Marie Hanisko
  • Multi-tasking- covering or have someone covering open territories, training, Toning my organizational skills. – Michael Fowler
  • I want to develop an L&R Orientation Program for all new employees that introduced the Company, Mission, Principles, Company History, Locations, Key Team Members, Business Units, Customers, etc. This will help New Employees to feel more connected to the Company and our Brand. – Zach Daum
  • To have ample stock in place when items go on sale, so as to not disappoint customers wishing to purchase a sale item. – Elizabeth Aguon
  • I’ll be willing to be proactive and make decisions when necessary! – Vicki Sordyl
  • Making sure all my customers have what they need and if their anything I could do extra to make us more proactive in each store – Trina Campbell
  • Being proactive is the backbone of the L&R Way and my philosophy as a manager here at L&R. It is my core belief that I strive to instill in others.
    Being proactive by taking on additional responsibilities and utilizing my skills to better L&R within my new category responsibility and my old ones. Mentoring my buyers and empowering them having brainstorm sessions to come up with solutions that gives them confidence in making the correct decisions. Thank you, Jeff – Jeffrey Fesinstine
  • Fall cosmetic resets in all my stores. – Doreen Licht man-Berman
  • The challenge I am committing to tackle is to become as confident in myself as others are in me. – Lauren Cantwell
  • Inventory accuracy, we don’t want to face the problems of either running out of stock at the wrong time or carrying too much stock and decreasing cash flow. Inventory shortage can lead to unfulfilled orders and unhappy customers. I’m committing to be as accurate as possible. – Greg Navarro
  • Keeping the GM manager at my store pleased with the presentation of product – Paula Pojouha
  • Lowering backroom stock to almost zero – Dorothy Clinesmith
  • Its a challange sometime getting correct product, to the correct depot from warehouse 4, I am commiited to working with the warehouse to get this corrected – Ken Oliver
  • To make decisions and stand by it no matter who think it would not work – Daniel Mitchell
  • Caring for my elderly father – Patty Evans
  • Trying to keep custmor happy when we have so many outs in warehouse – Garland Harris
  • My challenge is keep my new sections , pets and pharmacy in a good shape, until we have the planograms. – Esteban Jaimez
  • I’m committing to tackle more challenges as to satisfy customers orders & being able to handle more responsibilities at the same time as achieving them. – Jessica Lomeli
  • to continue to be proactive in demonstrating my best customer service – Lana Borrelli
  • I will make on the spot decisions when working with store personnel. I believe that store people would have more respect for me when I don’t have to go to my boss all the time for an answer – Peter Sambogna
  • I would like to improve on the challenge of being an Avid Learner. Being committed to improving my routine service to each of my stores. Asking questions, and being open to how I can render more expertice suggestions for problems that have caused issues in the past. Letting each GM feel comfortable when problems arise, by addressing those problems right away with me. Being able to offer my suggestions, also listening , and being open to their suggestions also. Being able to meet in the middle, and having a positive solution to solving the problem. This makes the GM feel that L&R is striving to provide ultimate atempts in servicing their store. – Glenda Bennett
  • To be more proactive in making decisions. To learn from my mistakes. – Karen Wright
  • My challenge that I am willing to tackle, is just to make a more efficient way of getting things completed and shipped in a timely manner. Trying to satisfy customers. – Ebony Renier
  • Helping customers with trying different products during their shopping experience. – Misty Quirolo
  • To get the pickers have a better attitude about their job. Help them to think outside the box and don’t always think that no one listen to them because we do care. – Linda Hudson
  • The challenges that I am committing to tackle is with the lead pickers in warehouse 4 to come up with better ways for the pickers to pick their merchandise quickly and it don’t take all day. – Tabitha DUNN
  • To be a better person, a better listener – RENA JOHNSON
  • Creating own Bid file and price file list without assistance of others
    Creating pricing within our margin guidelines – Jose Filipe
  • Better organized – Lonnie Darley
  • Making sure all my customers have what they need and if their anything I could do extra to make us more proactive in each store – Trina Campbell
  • Work on eating more fruits and vegetables daily. Work on getting more physical exercise on a daily basis. – Roger Austin
  • Working with our team of replenisher’s and putaway associates to do the right thing in the movement of our products within within our operations. Learning together how moving product correctly makes all task within our operations move more productively. Proactively moving product the right way vs reacting to misplaced or missing product. Together we can make it happen. – Mark Stewart
  • Working well with the receivers! – Tina Slowik
  • Continue to develop and strengthen my relationship with the Giant Eagle Markets that I call upon.
    Handle their concerns in a timely manner and share concerns and ideas within the stores that I represent through my newsletter. – Randy Bussard
  • I want to help reorganize our catalog. There are items in the wrong categories that would just need a day of working on to get fixed. This would save so much time and increase sales in the future if it was fixed to help sales reps and stores find what they’re looking for more easily. – Randy Calamari
  • I drove to Fresno which is 2 hours of drive time for me, to get the stores ready for a walk thru of top executives at Safeway. That was my challenge – Kathy Bennett
  • My commitment as an employee of this company is to keep our customer happy and try to keep our sections clean and up-to-date. – William Smith
  • I’m committing to always make the correct decision, learning from my mistakes , growing as an individual , learning from my fellow team mates. improving ways for coworkers to work in a safe and functional environment. To ensure ”the ultimate shopping experience for our customers customer”. – Yadira Magallanes
  • With our team in Las Vegas we have been challenged with a large number of remodels and refreshes in our Vons and Albertsons . My Challenge is to commit on keeping up with all the changes that we are facing and do my best to be proactive in making sure we do not loose any sales during these time. – Cindy Reeves
  • I commit to tackling any challenge that comes my way. I like to get things done in a timely manner, so I always try to tackle any challenge by being proactive and making the best decision I can think of. I believe I take charge of most of the problems I come across with a successful solution. – Ana Cubias
  • It sounds simple, but I will commit to really communicate with my GM managers. It is easy to just go along and do my job without checking with my managers to see if they have any needs or ideas I can help with. – Joan Anderson
  • I am committed to encouraging our employees to be proactive and make decisions that could improve the way we do things in order to be better designers of the ultimate shopping experience for our customer’s customer. – Brian Mays
  • The challenge I am going to tackle is committing myself in making more executive decisions without having to go to any of my colleagues. Making my and their job more easier without having to put anything else on their plate and filling up my plate more. Example: helping customers myself without having to go to my superior or another dept. My job is very important to me and I feel that you should respect every aspect of it. – Stefanie Bousum
  • My challenge is the constant re-prioritization of daily requests. My goal is to treat each request w/focus and importance, trying not to move too fast and miss details. – PEGGY SINKEL
  • Sometimes store personnel are tough to get along with. I am committed to smile and be as friendly as I can every time I am in the store. – Debbie Estep
  • TO MAKE DECISION ON NEW ITEMS AND DISPLAYS FOR OUR CUSTOMERS THAT WILL INCREASE THEIR SALES AS WELL AS SALES FOR L&R. TO ALWAYS HAVE A OPEN MIND AND NOT BE SKEPTICAL ABOUT DISPLAYS . MORE THE CUSTOMERS TRY AND SELL IS MORE SALES FOR THE CUSTOMER AND ALSO FOR L&R SO EVERYONE WINS – DONALD DODD
  • Resets in the corporate accounts in Vermont are going slow I’ve been proactive by putting extra product in empty spaces and taking out fixtures that are empty and spreading product out. – Robin Young
  • Talking to our customers about ways to increase their sales and to bring in different products to help them increase their sales. Working with our customer’s to see how we can meet their expectations and improve their sales. – Ruth Gibbs
  • I am tackling proactive I am reminded that Roy told me that we all have a great idea we have to voice it. As a lead I am going to listen more – Diana rouser
  • I am committed to help all of us get over the hurd
    le of changes we are experiencing as a growing company. To improve myself and grow with my peers. To be a better employee for our customers. To help improve procedures when I can. To take the next step for the good of the company. – Debbie Kester
  • One of the challenges working in the Accounts Recievable department is structural training. We have a new staff and each employee have been trained by other members without guidelines . Training manuals including print screen snap shots of every function detailing step by step will empower each team member to build and develop confidence that will enhance their ability to grow. A better understanding of the business will help us consistently make better decisons. It also allows us to work effecttively with minimum supervision and implement ways to improve our systems. – Jacqueline Paige
  • Once time permits, I want to take on the redesign of our website. – Maura Hecht
  • I am committed to building greater and increased communications with all of my team members. Through this effort I hope to build their confidence and increase their desire to give their very best effort. – Jacquelyn Hnidak
  • I am willing to tackle excelling in my position here at L&R. I want to do what it takes to further my growth and knowledge of many aspects of L&R. Knowing the basics or what’s required doesn’t seem to be enough for me anymore so I am challenging myself to progress to be a better worker and be more of an asset. – Erika Massop
  • I am committing to tackle the challenge of making snap decisions about the least expensive way to freight our Select Brand customers orders and making decisions on any problems that may arise from our customers or the customers customer. – Donna Bell
  • To reduce out-of-stocks to zero. – Elizabeth Aguon
  • Trying to anticipate what my customers priorities and concern will be before they have to ask me. – Teri Robertson
  • I am going to work to reduce customer complaints and problems by being proactive and addressing smaller issues before they turn into something big. – Jack Bailey
  • 1. I am working toward helping facilitate better communication from sales to the field as well as other departments.
    2. I am committed to help get the Grid right for my customers – Wendy Parker
  • I was proactive today. My Safeway store had a new GM person. I went and introduced myself and we talked about the sections that I service in his store. And to communicate any questions or concerns that he might have. – Denise Arnold
  • When ever there is something a customer wants or needs, I will go above and beyond to get it to them. Even if I have get it from another rep or store! – Susan Secord
  • Setting goals to make my displays full of product and appealing to customers. – Davon Craig
  • I’m committed to tackling the challenge of recruitment for L&R. So far it’s been a challenge to recruit for so many of our positions in the Sales and Offices, however, I’m committed to finding better solutions to make the recruitment and hiring process an easier, faster process with quality long-lasting hires. – Christina Rupat
  • Cash Projection is a term that we used to determinate the collection amount to meet our weekly department goal. Instead to identify the accounts that did not process their payments on Fridays, I have challenged my team to tackle the customers on Monday’s and Tuesday’s by phone and email to confirm the status of payments. – Paola Palacio
  • A decision on making the right choice on ordering a product to replace a dc product. – Bradley Waller
  • The challenge of getting our customers to pay with in terms. I am proactive to look at reports that indicate when a customer will be approaching a “hold” status, and collect at that time instead of waiting until an order is pending and keep them on hold until payment is made. This affects aging as well as sales. – Nadine Corbin
  • 1. Tasked with cutting down the up and down inventory adjustments.
    2. Tracking Adjustments and inventory discrepancies
    3. Adjustment investigations conducted and findings documented. (ongoing process)
    4. Review of daily tools used to correct inventory issues and their causes.
    – JOSE LUIS Magallanes
  • Trying to direct teams to stay ahead of all of the reset shortfalls from our third party resets company and defuse potential situations before the flare up – Wiliam Roatch