Our first associate, Myself, the narrator, Pedro Gonçalves.
Born in Porto, from the 72 crop, after a career of over 15 years in the Hotel and Catering industry, in England, Brasil, Kazakhstan and Portugal, the Algarve is the chosen place to create roots and launch the Organic Grocery.
In the Organic Grocery Pedro a multi task worker, besides many ideas, he is the full time grocer, at the Café, and he also receives goods and prepares the online orders at the warehouseonline.
The Marketing and Communication, as well as the prospection of new products and projects are also part of his responsibilities.
Helena, born in Lisbon, in 67, came right after or at the same time. She is a graduated Graphic Designer and has been developing this activity mainly as a freelancer. She is the "mother" of our corporate image and has all the graphic design of the brand under her umbrella.
She is also in charge of the social networks and the website of the Organic Grocery.
Nuno Sequeira joined us in 2009, with only 21 years old. He has grown up, a lot!
His main vocation are our Customers. But he does a bit of everything, from preparing the orders to delivering them, attending at the Café and looking up for new products. He is also in charge of the Professional Customers.
In the times to come he will be our Warehouse Manager, with all the purchasing and orders management under his supervision.
Ana António is in charge of our Finantial Department. The Human Resources are her responsibility, as the new projects development. She is also helping us out to organize what we have not yet been able to organize, by other words, mantain us all in the order, Customers included.
Born in Lisbon back in 74, she has left her career of almost 20 years in banking to join our team in 2013.
Then came Rui Monteiro, the team benjamin, but already with a lot of responsibilities. He started as a trainee in Computer Systems Management and he stayed with us. He is in charge of all the company's hardware and the company's ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning), he assists Ana in the Finantial Department and he manages the Customers' orders as well as preparing and shipping them.
He is based in the warehouse, but you can also see him at the Café whenver he is requested.
Vítor Santos, was fished back in 2015 He finished his training period with distinction and, because our regular Customers carry on supporting us and new ones come up every week the Organic Grocery is growing, and more hands are needed.
Vitor is an "Alvoreiro" with a Northern accent, that has as his favourite hobby fishing. On week ends you can find him often in Alvor, fishing.
In the Organic Grocery his main working place is the warehouse, where he deals with the goods and produce reception, general organization of the warehouse and preparation and the online orders dispatch for our Customers.
Vitor is from the 59 crop, which makes him our more experienced Associate.
Joana Machado, has just arrived. Well this is only half the truth... Joana was already our Customer, Neighbour and Partner in our events. The Café has winked an eye on her and she accepted the challenge to come and work at Mercearia Bio Café.
Joana is graduated in Tourism, having worked in this area over the past two decades. To be related with the public is one of her greatest assets, but she has also a great hand for cooking, and we have all tasted her wonderful patties and other specialities.
She was born in the Alentejana, in 71, and we are all thrilled to have her in our Team.
And as Laura steps in, Mercearia Bio has now practically gained a multinational Grocery status... as our new associate comes from Spain. She speaks very well the portuguese but also english. So good that when speaking english she does not seem to be Spanish...
In her studies background she is a Social Worker, but Laura has been adding up competences to her CV and she has also trained to be a yoga teacher, coursed macrobiotic diet, meditation and theatre.
Laura will be helping us out at our Café in Portimão, where she will be joining the faces our customers are already familiar with.
The most recent member to join our Team is Tatiana. She will be completing a training period, but we never know what the future brings us... Tatiana comes from Madeira Island, with the traditional accent included. she will be in the Café, in Portimão.
10 years have gone by since we started the Organic Mercearia and all together we are working to keep this project alive, watering it every day looking forward to see it sprouting, commited to continuously improve the freshness and quality of the products we make available for you.