NSA FLA NEWSLETTER
SAVE THE DATE 01/26/2011!
September, 2010 Volume 4
The NSA Florida is very proud to hold its first golf tournament pro-
Inside this issue:
fund the NSAFLA Scholarship foundation Inc.
1st NSAFLA GOLF Classic
The increase of
cheap “DEALS” in
Quick Tips to Reduce Stress
The Softball tournament
Los Rancheros (New York)
Vs NSA Florida
Don’t let the word “first” confuse you. It will be our first golf About the NSA
tournament in Florida , but we are backed up by the Florida Chapter
experience of the NSA New York, who have successfully
celebrated 11 tournaments , also our board has traveled Our membership
through all South Florida , to make sure we are choosing
the best golf course , the most experienced organizers ,
the best service and food , etc, the point is that we want
this tournament to be an unforgettable experience , that
year after year will be celebrated , to benefit those
students from low income families to help them achieve
their goals to a good education.
Association .Florida Chapter
Message from the Board Contact information
Fax : (954) 342-5873
We , as supermarket owners , got together to become a Email:
group with power to get deals and volume prices , but
its so amazing , how we also can help our comunities , email@example.com
with the scholarship program, that will help low income
students achieve their goal. Mail:
6919 W Broward BLVD.Suite 106.
We would like to hear what you think
The first activity we will have to collect funds , it’s our
about the newsletter content and
first golf tournament , backed up by the NSA New York
design. Please let us know your
experience , and prepared with so much care and comments, help us improve.
entusiasm, making sure the players feel confortable ,
and enjoy a day full of golf , great food, prizes , and lots Board of directors
of surprises. David Corona :President
Luis Diaz Jr.:Vice-President
This is just the beginning of a long journey where we
know there will be so much more to offer , and were we Raifiz Vargas
see that it’s a such a big difference we can make in the Tony Diaz
lives of our neighborhoods , just by incentivating them
to follow the path of the study. Frank Espinal
September’s membership meeting content
The Board will discuss very important matters that happened during this month
Antonio Hidalgo, from Hidalgo imports will
be giving a presentation to our membership.
The Florida Wic inspections.
The back door produce deals.
The NSAFLA Florida Golf Classic
We finally have the date, the place, and the details of
Open space for questions, answers and
Quick Tips to Reduce Stress at Work
Managing a business is like a puzzle,
where you have to make all the pieces
match. But what happens when things
don’t happens as expected; when an
employee mistake will cost you thousands
of dollars, when your sells went down
for no reason etc, it gets to a moment
when the pressure it’s so high that you
have to do something about it, but in
that moment you don’t have time for an
escape or a relaxing massage. These are
quick tips that will help you to release
the pressure , and continue your normal
routine , without overheating your head.
Quick Tips to Reduce Stress at Work
Break it Up. Peel your eyes off that computer screen for five to ten minutes every hour.
Look at a point across the room, if possible out a window and rest a bit. You can also
stand up and stretch a little. Take frequent short breaks rather than infrequent longer
breaks. You will feel more energized and refreshed throughout the day.
Breathed it Out
When you are taking a break or if you have just read an email that makes your blood
boil, stop, sit quietly and take 10 deep breaths, exhaling and inhaling slowly on each
breath. You will be amazed how much this can help calm those nerves and get you
thinking clearly again.
Walk or Run it Off
Try splitting your lunch break in half and work in a short run or walk. This is especially
helpful if you have had a stressful morning or anxiety building up for an afternoon
presentation. Try it and you will feel better, more relaxed and ready to take on the
second half of your day.
You don’t need to be a meditation expert to do this one, but it works better than a 5
hour shot energy. Simply close your eyes, cover your face with your hands , and picture
you are in your favorite place, could be in a Punta Cana beach , where you can feel the
breeze in your face , hear the waves , enjoy a shrimp cocktail etc, etc. Do these exercise
for least five minutes, the more the better? By the time you open your eyes, the
problems you saw huge, became little and easy, because your mind will be fresh and
The increase of the counterfeit money
Counterfeit money is problem the humanity has been facing, since the real money
was invented itself and as soon the government develops a new security method to
make it more secure, the Bad Guys are working on it. As business we work with
different methods to help the personnel indentify it like the lamps, special markets,
even the manual exam, but they are smart and always find the way to introduce them.
Scammer’s new strategies
Since we focus more in big bills , like $100, $50 and $20’s , they are focused in
$10 bills , there hundreds of thousands on the streets
The marker became an obsolete tool, since they started to print the counterfeit
money in recycled pulp newsprint paper, where the markers that turns out
yellow, same as the original money.
Alert! Part of their strategy is to use them in rush hours, at closing time, or using
an element of distraction, like being too nice with the cashier etc.
Why sometimes “DEALS” from the guy knocking the
back door with cheap produce are not so REAL!
The big mistake!!
Some business owners, and produce
managers, do their calculations based in
gross numbers; they only see the big picture,
but if they go deep inside and see the final
numbers, I’m pretty sure the history will be
A simple example:
You get a “deal for 20 cases on tomatoes at
$11.00 a case , while the market price is
$20.00, they don’t look so good , but it’s a
REAL DEAL?, at least that’s what you think!
First, you need to have an employee
separate the good ones from the bad ones.
The average is 8 minutes per case times 20 is
2 and a half hours at $8.00 per hour is $
Let’s say 20% of the tomatoes are bad, you
are losing $2.20 per case X 20 cases is
But, you still think that you got a great deal since considering the facts mentioned above your cost is just
$14.20 a case, you are still saving $5.80. Well, I’m not done yet!
Three days after, the tomatoes are spoiled, you sell an average of 4 cases per day, as long as 20% were damaged,
you threw away 4 cases, sold 12 cases in 3 days, but at the fourth day they weren’t good anymore, you had to
throw away 4 more cases. Now which was your true cost?
Considering the facts mentioned above your truly cost was $18.33, but you still think that you are saving $ 1.73
per case, but what about those customers who bought those tomatoes and found out that the day after they
bought it they weren’t good. They will not remember how cheap they were. They will tell their family and
friends , not to buy tomatoes from your place, because , they didn’t look appetizing on the first place and the
very next day they were spoiled.
Now, do you still believe it was a good deal?
NSA Florida VS Los Rancheros
Last September 25 2010, our NSAFLSA Softball team played against
the Rancheros team in an extremely difficult tournament. But we, as
the great hosts that we are, let them win.
But, be aware next time we will not
take any prisoners!!!
NSA Florida Chapter
Who we are
The National Supermarkets Association (N.S.A.) Florida Chapter is a trade association
representing the supermarkets that comprise the independent sector of the food retail
industry. Along with affiliated associations, manufacturers, service suppliers as well as
other entrepreneurial companies that support N.S.A. Florida Chapter Philosophy, Mission
A LITTLE OF HISTORY
The NSA was founded in New York in 1989 by a group of supermarket owners in order to
strengthen and expand the representation for their supermarkets in the world of business and
government; NSA Florida Chapter was created, in 2009. With the support of NSA NEW YORK
(William Rodriguez, Nelson Eusebio), by a group of visionary independent Supermarket owners in
South Florida. With the purpose to benefit the entire sector involved by sharing some important
matters in a non- profit trade association.
To ensure independent, community-focused retailers the opportunity to succeed and better serve
the consumer through its policies, advocacy, programs and services.
NSA Florida Chapter purpose is to represent the membership through legislative and regulatory
efforts with an effective government relations program, to be the resource for industry education
and communication, to work with industry partners and alliances to best serve the membership.
Our short term goal is to grow as an organization, increase our community presence, and be on
top of the latest trends in the Industry.
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