Stew Leonard’s Named to 2016 Best Places to Work in Connecticut
Sixth Consecutive Year on List
NORWALK, Conn., March 24, 2016 – For the sixth consecutive year, Stew Leonard’s was named as one of the Best Places to Work in Connecticut. This eleventh annual program was created by the Hartford Business Journal and Best Companies Group.
The Best Places to Work in Connecticut survey and awards program was designed to identify, recognize, and honor the best employers in Connecticut, benefiting the state’s economy, workforce, and businesses. The list is made up of 40 companies split into two categories: 24 small/medium-sized companies (15-199 US employees) and 16 large-sized companies (200 or more US employees). Stew Leonard’s has been named one of this year’s Best Places to Work in Connecticut in the large category.
To be considered for participation, companies had to fulfill the following eligibility requirements:
– Be a for-profit, not-for-profit business or government entity;
– Be a publicly or privately held business;
– Have a facility in Connecticut;
– Have at least 15 employees in Connecticut;
– Be in business a minimum of 1 year.
Companies from across the state entered the two-part survey process to determine the Best Places to Work in Connecticut. The first part consisted of evaluating each nominated company’s workplace policies, practices, philosophy, systems, and demographics. The second part consisted of an employee survey to measure the employee experience. The combined scores determined the top companies and the final ranking. Best Companies Group managed the overall registration and survey process in Connecticut, analyzed the data, and determined the final rankings.
The ranked companies will be recognized at a special awards ceremony in March, and the actual rankings will be published in the March issue of the Hartford Business Journal.
For more information on the Best Places to Work in Connecticut program, visit www.BestPlacestoWorkinCT.com.
About Stew Leonard’s
Stew Leonard’s, a family-owned and operated fresh food store founded in 1969, has four stores in Norwalk, Danbury, and Newington, Conn. and in Farmingdale & Yonkers, N.Y., with a sixth store planned to open in East Meadow, N.Y. in mid-2017. Stew’s earned its nickname, the “Disneyland of Dairy Stores” because of its country-fair atmosphere, with costumed characters and animated entertainment throughout the store that keep children entertained while parents shop. Stew Leonard’s legion of loyal shoppers is largely due to the stores’ passionate approach to customer service: “Rule #1 — The Customer is Always Right”; Rule #2 – If the Customer is Ever Wrong, Re-Read Rule #1.” This principle is so essential to the foundation of the company that it is etched in a three-ton granite rock at each store’s entrance. The company’s culture is built around an acronym for S.T.E.W.: Satisfy the customer; Teamwork gets it done; Excellence makes it better; WOW makes it fun. For more information, visit Stew Leonard’s website at www.stewleonards.com.
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