Ha, bet you thought we were going to say HEB, didn't you? Nah. Fresh Plus managed to expand considerably without losing its little grocery store charm. You don't have to run the length of four football fields to get to the eggs. And cashiers and regulars call each other by name. Much of the credit for managing to grow big and stay small goes to round-the-clock manager David Rackel, who knows how to pick awesome employees and grin in the face of scaffolding and jackhammers.
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