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FEATURED JOB — Store Manager

Working at a cooperative is different and we’re not talking about food here, although we sure do sell some tasty things!  We’re talking about our triple bottom line—people, planet and profit—and the fun we have every day at work, helping to make our world a better place.

Frankly, working here is so different and rewarding that our managers and staff tend to stick around for a long time. Opportunities on our management team don’t come up as frequently as you’ll see at other grocers, but now’s your chance.

So, who better to tell you about what it’s like to work for Milwaukee’s original natural foods retailer than one of our own?

Meet Tom Knueppel, our Mequon store manager.

We asked Tom what he likes most about working for Outpost, here’s what he had to say:

“The cooperation and respect we receive from everyone who works with Outpost Natural Foods … I feel it doesn't matter what store or location and offices you're at, everyone is willing to help each other in any way they can. This starts at the top and that's why we are the friendliest and most helpful store in town."

What’s it like to be a part of Outpost’s management team? 

“We are able to have a great balance between work and home life. We are treated with respect and appreciation and that makes it a pleasure to come to work. I feel the atmosphere working at Outpost Natural Foods for the last 11 years has been relaxing and very fulfilling to me. We really have the time to interact with our owners and customers making their day and their experience shopping wonderful."

Here’s a little bit about Tom Knueppel:

Tom started with Outpost in 2005 as the assistant manager at our Capitol Drive store. He moved to our Wauwatosa store where he took over as manager in 2008. He also managed our Bay View store, where he helped oversee a successful remodeling project in 2013 before being hired as the manager of our Mequon store. Tom started his retail grocery career with the Kohl's Food Store chain.


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