There’s a new face at the Safeway in Hollin Hall. Lynn Moore arrived at the store on Sept. 5 to take over as store manager. He replaced Bill Lowe, who retired at the end of July. Moore spent the past few weeks getting used to the store, the employees and customers. He also took time to celebrate his 33rd wedding anniversary Monday, Sept. 13.
Moore is the father of three adult children; the oldest son is also a Safeway store manager in D.C. One daughter is a Charles County Public School teacher and the other daughter, a student pursuing her degree in education. Moore lives in Marshall Hall, Md.
His career with Safeway began in 1968 as a part-time cashier at an Easton, Md. store, then was put on hold while he attended Goldey-Beacom College in Wilmington, Del. He left his studies in accounting and business management to become a produce manager, assistant manager, and finally a store manager at age 22. It’s a position Moore has happily maintained ever since.
"I'm tickled to death," Moore said about his new location
Moore said that there were a few challenges ahead of him. Right now, the most pressing is employment of staff to meet the customer's needs and satisfaction. Cashiers, deli clerks and courtesy clerks are the most critical. Then there is the matter of being able to stock the products customers want. This is restricted by only being able to order what's available from the warehouse and being cognizant of the space issue that goes along with a smaller store.
He said that there is a lot he's looking forward to — such as meeting everyone, especially the elected officials, who frequents the store. Moore has already witnessed the caring of the community through the UCM food drive held last Saturday at the store. He supports the upcoming Escrip program for schools and the book collection being held through Sept. 30 to benefit adult literacy.