Sunday, April 20, 2014

Sunday Staff Profiles: The People of Perelandra

One of the things that makes Perelandra so special is our wonderful staff! We are fortunate to have employees are from all over the world with very diverse skill sets and backgrounds, and they are instrumental in creating the "great energy" that our store is famous for. Our customers rely on our staff to answer their questions, help them find what they're looking for, suggest products and to be a friendly face in this big city. Get to know Derrick who has been ordering Perelandra's grocery products for more than a decade! If you shop at Perelandra, chances are you are familiar with his great smile. Get to know him in this week's staff profile.

Name: Derrick

Hometown: Chantimelle, Grenada

How long have you lived in New York City?
Almost 30 years

Length of time working at Perelandra:
14 years

What are your favorite products at Perelandra?

Nature's Path Heritage Flakes: "My favorite cereal. It has lots of whole grains and is very healthy. It tastes great!"

Beanitos Chips, Nacho Flavor: "These taste great and has the best nacho flavor, especially when compared to other Nacho chips."

Newman's Own Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil: "I love the flavor of this olive oil."

What is your favorite thing about working at Perelandra?

"I love the environment and the staff. It's a very low stress environment and everyone gets along well."

What's the most important thing you've learned since you started working here?

"I've learned a lot about how to run a business and how to give great customer service."

Some things we love about Derrick:

"Derrick is always happy and joking- I have never seen him in a bad mood." -Dan

"He always knows the answers to my questions, and he's always very positive." -Ramon

"He is the happiest man on earth." -Keith

"He's got a good attitude and is really reliable. He always follows through on things." -Chris

"He's always upbeat and can turn any situation into a positive experience." -Carrie

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