Retail Merchandiser - July/August 2013 - (Page 52)

Retail Fairway is not only a conventional grocer, but it has elements of a farmer’s market and a large organic offering. FAIRWAY MARKET More than Fair Fairway Market is going through the greatest growth in its long history, and it’s managing well by maintaining a passion for quality food, investing in its people and remaining close to its communities. Bill Sanford, president New York City 52 C hange rarely comes easily, but how a company manages that change shows its true strength and value. Fairway Market – known as a high-quality, fullservice grocery to New York City – has seen quite a bit of change in recent years, both planned and not. But the business continues to be profitable, serve its New York customers well and even expand into surrounding areas, bringing its unique brand of service and quality to a range of new customers. Fairway Market got its start in 1933 when Nathan Glickberg established a small fruit and vegetable stand in New York City to support his family. By 1954, the business was going so well that Glickberg and his son, Leo, partnered to open the first store at 74th and Broadway. Twenty years later, Leo’s son Howie Glickberg came into the business. July/August 2013 With two partners – Harold Seybert and David Sneddon – Howie Glickberg worked to expand Fairway Market beyond anything his grandfather had dreamed. Howie Glickberg and his partners took the operation from a small storefront offering fresh fruit, vegetables and penny candy to an expanded business with traditional groceries and specialty items. They also started hiring dedicated foodies who became Fairway’s department experts. By the mid-1980s, Fairway Market was known across the city and beyond as the place to get unique and imported goods – items shoppers couldn’t find anywhere else. Fairway’s most recent round of changes started around 2006 when Glickberg’s partners were ready to retire, and he was in need of a new partner who could help him further the business. The company

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Retail Merchandiser - July/August 2013
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Retail Merchandiser - July/August 2013