In 1983 Tracy joined the family business. Over the years she worked in various areas to learn the operation. In 1993 she took the position of Store Manager and later General Manager. As Don & Barbara move into their retirement, Tracy, along with her strong team of managers will continue to keep the market community oriented and involved.
Michael joined the Clements’ team as Store Manager in the spring of 2013. Michael brings with him many years of experience in the grocery industry. He started as a cashier at Shaw’s while in high school and quickly worked his way up their organization; serving in many different management roles. Michael enjoys spending time with his family and being an active member of the community. He also works hard to minimize our industry’s impact on the environment; working on initiatives to achieve zero waste stores and successfully divert 90% of their trash. Michael’s experience and enthusiasm for the industry make him a wonderful addition to our team, be sure to stop by and say hello.
Nature’s Harvest (in others words “fresh produce”) carries the best selection of seasonal fruits and vegetables in town. Steve, the department manager, along with his team, won’t allow anything but the best quality produce to be sold from their shelves. With the line of Odwalla fresh juices, as well as fresh sliced and diced fruit, you are sure to find items to help you meet the 5-a-day requirement without getting tired of the same old, same old!
Organics…if it’s organic fruits or vegetables you are looking for, then look no further. Steve’s suppliers are offering more in this category every day, and Steve is bringing it all to you. And as with all of our departments, if you don’t see what you are looking for – just ask, and we will do our best to get you what you need!
Stephen Blakely has been a member of the Clements’ Market team as an assistant manager of the Bake Shop for almost 4 years. In November 2012, he was promoted to our Bake Shop Manager. Steve is very creative and places his emphasis on quality and freshness. Steve is always looking for something new and exciting to entice our customers with, so they will shop his department. He leads a strong team who are just as committed to reaching his goals and enjoy working together to do it!
Human Resources Manager
Valerie Brando joined our team as Human Resources Coordinator in the fall of 2011. She holds a BS in Management and a minor in HR from Johnson & Wales University. She worked as an HR Generalist at APC from 2006-2008 prior to taking time off to raise her daughters. Having worked at Jamiel’s while in high school and college, as well as having worked part time in Clements’ Front End, Valerie has a wealth of retail experience. Valerie’s personality, knowledge, and skills make her the perfect fit for the market.
Retail Accounting Manager
Pam took over the Retail Accounting Department in 2000. She brought with her knowledge and experience from working in the industry for many years. We are very lucky to have Pam on our team to manage the day to day aspects of billing and reporting. She also is an important part of our advertising team.
Ben joined the market in 2006 after working retail on the island for many years. He started in our Café Department and quickly moved up to Bakery Manager in January 2008. He moved to the Dairy & Frozen Foods department as manager in November 2012. He is a hard worker with many ideas that make our market even better. Stop by and ask him about any specific items you would like to see in our Dairy & Frozen Foods Department!
Departments: Dairy, Frozen Foods
Scott joined our team as the Grocery Manager in the spring of 2006. Scott has been in the grocery industry since 1986 having been a grocery manager and dairy/frozen foods manager in a different supermarket chain. He also had a stint as a store manager at Walgreens. With him, Scott brings a wealth of knowledge of the grocery business, the best in customer service, and great ideas to meet all of our customers’ needs. Need an item and don’t see it on our shelves? Scott and his staff are always happy to accommodate!
Departments: Grocery Department
Program & Network Manager
Nichole has been with the market since 1997 when she started in our Deli/Bakery department in our original store. She then took over the management position in our Network & Program department in 2000. She is a vital link to our daily operations through her maintenance of our register systems and program files. Anything that is remotely related to computers has everything to do with Nichole and her team. She and her team truly are the “brains” of the operation.
Steve joined the market in 2006 as a member of our Grocery Department, and soon, he became our Assistant Grocery Manager. He started in the grocery business working for Grand Central Supermarkets and was a vendor for the Keebler Company. He is now the Specialty Foods Manager, taking over for long-time Manager, Jerry Bloom. Steve is a hard working individual, and we are confident he will have a smooth transition into his new department! If gluten-free or all natural products are what you are looking for, be sure to stop by and see Steve for all of your needs. Can’t find the product you’re looking for? Ask Steve.
Department: Specialty & Natural Foods
Sandi joined the Clements’ Market team in 1994. She brought with her a knowledge of service and systems from her years of experience working for a chain supermarket in Rhode Island. She runs the difficult task of managing the department with the largest number of staff and continues to be a key player in our store structure. One thing that has always been Sandi’s top priority is customer service. Her friendly and helpful staff are a direct reflection of her passion for great customer service. Sandi is also in charge of overseeing our online shopping program, Groceries 2 Go, and has largely contributed to the program’s initial success – be sure to give Sandi and Groceries 2 Go a try!
Department: Customer Service
Amy joined the Chef’s Corner in 2003 after many years of restaurant and catering experience. Shortly after, she became the assistant manager of the department, and recently she became our Cutting Board and Chef’s Corner co-manager, along with Sara Silva. Amy keeps our very busy café department running smoothly and always has new and exciting ideas for the department! She and her staff can help with any catering function and holiday dinner needs.
Department: Chef’s Corner
In January of 2005, Terri came on board to run our flower shop. Terri has many years of experience as a florist and ran a reputable florist shop on the island for many years. She is well known by her current and former customers for being creative and very easy to work with. Nothing is too challenging to her. When Terri became part of our team, she took her knowledge and experience and expanded an already strong department. Stop by the Flower Cart and see what’s blooming!
Department: The Flower Cart
Sara joined our team back in 2000 as a part time member of our deli department. She next became the assistant manager and recently became our Cutting Board and Chef’s Corner co-manager, along with Amy Manchester. She has brought in fine quality products, including all natural deli meats and cheeses. Sara and her staff are always willing to help our customers. Whether it’s catering your next event or preparing a tasty lunch for you on the go, stop by the Cutting Board, and let Sara and her team assist you!
Department: Cutting Board