• Retailer of the Year!
  • Help Save The Butchers
    Was founded by Bob Buonomano.  Bob has been cutting meat for over 44 years, starting at a little butcher shop in Rhode Island.  He then moved on to work for the chain stores becoming a meat manager for Finast/Edwards.  While working for Finast, Bob set up and managed meat departments with weekly volumes of over $250,000.  Twenty four years ago Bob went into business for himself buying his first supermarket in Willimantic, CT., Windham IGA.  Bob has built the meat volume of his own store using sound retail practices and the Help Save The Butchers program.  His 12,000 sq’ store has weeks that exceed $150,000 in meat business.  The information contained in this web site is intended to help other retailers realize their potential in their meat departments.  Bob has served on the faculty of the IGA Coca-Cola Institute where he has shared his knowledge with retailers from many countries.  Bob has also shared his retail knowledge with other store owners at business seminars.

    Founder Named an IGA USA Retailer Of The Year for 2009

    “Help Save The Butchers” Is the property of the Help Save The Butcher Program and can not be used without the written consent of it’s owners.  For in-depth help with realizing your meat departments potential please contact Bob at Bob@windhamiga.com