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Back to the office means back to store checks

Has anyone noticed the pandemic cut down on my photos from H-E-B’s Central Market?

There’s a reason. Prior to the pandemic, my husband typically visited the original Central Market on Lamar St. in Austin several times a week. However, his office was sent home in mid-March and he had only been back a couple of times since then.

Well, he’s back. And the gravy train of merchandising awesomeness is back, too. He’s only been in the office a couple of days in the past few weeks, but the lunch break awesomeness has been a refreshing change for my routine…though I’m sure he’d rather ditch the shirt and tie and stay home with me and the dog.

His return to the office follows my return to regular travel as well. I’ve done a few personal trips and the occasional trade show over the past year, but expect much more as we all get back in the swing of things this summer.

Pamela Riemenschneider is the Retail Editor for Blue Book Services.