Bashas' Director of Produce Operations Scott Schuette Makes the Move to Fresh Thyme Farmers Market
MIDWEST U.S. - Scott Schuette, the 30-year retail veteran and Director of Produce Operations for Bashas’ is taking on a new role with Fresh Thyme Farmers Market as the company's Director of Retail Produce. The new Meijer format is a full-service specialty retailer that offers an extensive produce department and a value-priced fresh, healthy, natural and organic philosophy. The timing is great for the move, as the company plans to open 150 stores by 2020.
“The produce industry relies on building strong wholesale/retail partnerships and operating with integrity in order to grow both sides of the business,” Scott tells us. “My many great years at Bashas’ have taught me these life lessons by giving me the opportunity to practice this philosophy daily. I look forward to putting these best practices to good use at Fresh Thyme Farmers Market”.
Scott has been greatly supported by his friends in agriculture over the past three years at Bashas’, whether it was helping the retailer become hyper-competitive in the marketplace, assisting in new programs, working down in the trenches during remodeling campaigns, or donating products to charity events.
Scott starts his new role with Fresh Thyme Farmers Market on June 8th.
Congratulations Scott, on all that you have accomplished and the new opportunities yet to come!