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learned that his employees are also his
customers. He values them and strives
to treat them with fairness and honesty,
which has led to low turnover. "If we
don't treat them right, they're not going
to treat our customers right," Pardington notes.
>> The store has a smokehouse, a meat department that stuffs its own sausages, and it cuts seafood on a 40-foot counter.
Finding employees that could live up
to that image was difficult at first, but as
the store became known for its artisanal
culture, seasoned cake designers, meat
cutters and pitmasters learned it was a
place where they could find work. "It
begins to attract people," Pardington
says. "People begin to understand that
holiday market has a great reputation."
Over the years, Pardington has
Pardington is passionate about employee training and continuous improvement because he sees it as the key to
staying ahead of the competition. Companies that aren't steadily moving forward risk suddenly discovering they
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