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Today's grocers are far removed from those early merchants. These modern day merchants are responsible for super stores chock full of every conceivable foodstuff available on open markets. Their duties are extend beyond stocking shelves, maintaining inventory, and pricing their goods. A grocery store operation is similar to a medium-sized manufacturing facility. Equipment has to be constantly monitored, particularly their refrigeration and freezer units as well as the usual HVAC equipment. Then, there is the staffing to consider; workflow and payroll as well as liability insurance for his or her place of business as well as the stock and loyal customers. So local grocers are involved in many unseen aspects of day to day business. Chief among these is keeping his customers happy. The grocery offerings have to please all of the people all of the time. In addition, they have to keep abreast of new trends in buying and products, so their stock is always state of the art. They are also masters of logistics, i.e., keeping a schedule of large stock deliveries on a daily basis. Another major consideration is health and safety. All products in a grocery store must be carefully scrutinized for freshness and safety. Moreover, local grocers are responsible for maintaining compliance with state and federal environmental safety regulations. This often means developing the data that will comprise the information sent to these agencies. Operating and maintenance licenses for the individual locality must also be updated regularly.