Carl Miller Named Grocer of the Year by Wisconsin Grocers Association
Mount Horeb, WI [August 2022] – Carl Miller, owner of Miller & Son’s Supermarket with locations in Verona and Mount Horeb, was named the 2022 Grocer of the Year by the Wisconsin Grocer’s Association.
Carl Miller has spent 60 years in the grocery business, starting early as a young child working alongside his father. What started as a general store and a post office has grown into a full-service grocery store dedicated to customer and community service. Carl is the fourth generation to own and operate Miller’s, and he is now overseeing his nephew Bill in Mount Horeb and his daughter Andrea in Verona as they prepare to keep the family business going.
Miller’s has a unique commitment to customer service. Carl’s employees describe his “infectious personality” that spreads to his employees and customers. His commitment to the community is also unwavering, supporting local sports teams, non-profits, the schools, and beyond. Miller’s is also a valued employer in their communities, offering opportunities for workers of all ages and abilities.
The Grocer of the Year has been awarded since 1974 and is Wisconsin’s grocery industry’s highest honor. It is presented annually to recognize an individual for lifetime achievement within the grocery industry. According to the WGA’s nomination form, “These honorees exemplify the highest qualities of leadership in business and in their community; their influence has positively enhanced the lives of others.” This is Carl’s first award in this category; he was honored with the WGA’s Community Service Award in 2014.
Carl received the award from members of the Wisconsin Grocers Association at the Miller’s in Verona on July 13, surrounded by members of his staff. Chamber ambassador Melissa Lease represented the Mount Horeb Area Chamber of Commerce and thanked Carl for all of the support Miller’s has given to the Mount Horeb and Verona communities over the years. Miller’s is a trustee sponsor of the Mount Horeb Area Chamber of Commerce and an integral part of the Mount Horeb community.
About Miller & Sons Supermarket
Miller & Son’s Supermarket is a full-service grocery store with two locations, one in Mount Horeb and one in Verona. Celebrating 120 years in business in 2022, Miller’s has a long-standing commitment to customer and community service. Learn more at www.millerandsonssupermarket.com. Miller’s is located at 1845 Springdale St, Mount Horeb, WI 53572, and at 210 South Main St, Verona, WI 53593.