Cambridge Village Market is best in state

BURLINGTON Bruce Macmillan and the Cambridge Village Market, were honored by the Vermont Grocers Association with the VGA Retailer of the Year award during the associations annual convention at the Sheraton Burlington. The award was presented in recognition of their involvement with the community, food industry, store operations and customer service. The Cambridge Village Market dates back to the 1850s and for the first half of the 20th century served the area with community lockers, where customers could store refrigerated items before they had their own refrigerators and freezers. Bruce and his family (Susan and son Alex) purchased the market in 1992. Under Bruces ownership the market has doubled in size and grown from six employees to 26 today. They strive to support local farms by selling local produce whenever possible. In addition to the Vermont Grocers Association, the market is also a member of the Vermont Alliance of Independent Country Stores, a group of some of the states historic country and general stores. Bruce is active in the community and is a member of the area Rotary Club. The store contributes to many local causes and events. They are truly a community based store. The market is a study and imaginative and creative ways to effectively utilize space, said Mike Henry, a retail business consultant. We are very pleased to see Bruce and his store recognized with this award. They are dedicated to serving their customers and community as well as the food industry, said Jim Harrison, VGA president, who presented the award.

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