Meet Henry Samaniego. He’s the Store Director of the Hudsonville Meijer and is among 10 finalists for the 2019 Food Marketing Institute’s Store Manager Awards that celebrates those across the country who generate sales growth, provide great customer service and play an integral role in the community.
“It’s phenomenal, it’s pretty humbling,” said Samaniego, who has worked at Meijer for nearly 6 years. “There is no way that I’d have the opportunities I have today without the support of my family and all the awesome teams I have been a part of, especially my current team in Hudsonville.”
Samaniego started at Meijer in 2013 as a product flow line leader at the Petoskey supercenter, and quickly began leadership training. He served as the Ludington Meijer Store Director for 1.5 years before he was identified to lead the July 2018 opening of the Hudsonville Meijer, which serves as the retailer’s latest format for stores built this year.
He leads by building relationships with his team and the community; he leads by example.
The award will be announced in May.
In addition, Samaniego qualifies to be a part of the online People’s Pick Award contest that kicks off today and ends at 2 p.m. April 26. At the end of the week, the nominee with the most votes will win a special trophy and $500 to celebrate their store team members.