Proudly Serving: Safeway #4808, Kenora, ON
Position: Meat Manager
Core Value: Always Place the Customer First
On his first day on the job, Donald Graham started more than just a life- long career. Along with learning the ropes as a grocery clerk, he became good friends with another new employee and the man who trained them both; he was later a member of each of their wedding parties. Because of his outgoing, friendly nature, it’s not surprising that he is so popular at his Kenora, Ont., store, which sees an influx of seasonal visitors every summer. Even with a busy store full of customers he’s often heard greeting customers by name and asking “what’s for dinner tonight?” Donald is always happy to rise to the challenge when the answer is “my wife said to ask you!” “I want to connect with customers in a personal way,” said Donald. “If I can put a smile on someone’s face, I’ve done my job.” For Donald, Sobeys has been a huge part of his family’s life. “Most of my friends today I met through work over the years,” he said.