By Sam Silverstein
Source: Grocery Dive

When Jerry Barth became an apprentice meat cutter at a Grand Union supermarket at age 19, he loved the job right away. There was something about learning to become an expert in something that customers counted on him for that just clicked — and 40 years later, as a full-time meat department manager at a Stop & Shop in Unionville, Connecticut, Barth remains passionate about his work.

“It’s kind of in your blood if you go into the retail world,” Barth said. “I know people on a personal level. They come in and they say, ‘Jerry, this is what I need,’ and I can figure [it] out. I thrive on the ability to provide that service.”

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