The end of 2020 is finally here! It has been a long year with many ups and downs. However, thanks to you, StrasGlobal has had more ups than downs.
2020 hasn’t been all about COVID. With our convenience store program, we added new clients and stores to our network and kept most of our clients through one of the most difficult economic years in recent history. We created a new online ordering and delivery service (ordereveryday.com), implemented a virtual ESEV store tour program, introduced Microsoft 365 and streamlined our accounting procedures, improved our communications with everyone in the company through the StrasGlobal newsletter and Strange Times, began the StrasGlobal Team Fund which has helped many of our team members through hard times, and reintroduced our old c-store brand – Quix – in Scottsdale at Kitchen United. We also upgraded our Compliance Safe software service and added new customers as well as launching Resources for Retailers to help small retailers around the country operate their businesses better. Furthermore, because of the great work you’ve done, we raised the profile of StrasGlobal in the industry, we’ve been recognized in publications and with awards, and we created a multiple industry share group called The Vision Group to find new ways to disrupt the retail industry.
Eva and I want to take a moment to thank all of you for the hard work and dedication that you put into making StrasGlobal successful in 2020! Without you, the StrasGlobal Team, there would be no StrasGlobal.
We are especially grateful to our store teams who are on the front line, keeping the stores open, and taking care of our customers. They are our true heroes. We are incredibly thankful that we have had a very low COVID infection rate amongst our team. This is mainly through you taking care of yourself and each other in the work place.
Thank you for your work in the stores, in the office, in the field, and with our new programs. 2021 is going to be a better year and we are looking forward to growing with you as we work to be the best in the industry, take on new challenges, and explore new opportunities. You are integral to our success and we appreciate what you do.
Good bye 2020 and hello 2021! Have a happy and safe New Year.
Roy and Eva