Ramey’s Marketplace is a Mississippi staple, known for its great deals, fresh food, and produce.
With the slogan “You’ve got quality in the bag,” their employees are quality too. Their quality was exemplified this week, with employee Jennifer Sullivan at their Sumrall location.
Sumrall Police received a phone call about a lost wallet at Ramey’s and when they arrived, they were shocked to find a badge and over $6,000 inside.
Ramey’s employee Jennifer Sullivan found the wallet at a register, immediately told her store manager and they called the police. The wallet belonged to a man who lives in Sumrall and was returned to him, all because of Sullivan, who has a reputation for being hardworking and honest.
Sumrall Police Chief shared: “In all of what’s going on in society, that person could have pocketed that money and not said a thing. She could have taken the money out; threw it in the garbage, but she chose to do what was right. That’s rare.”
Sullivan added, “In a small town like Sumrall, people have to look out for each other.”
Ramey’s Marketplace is a family tradition starting back in the early 1950s when Herbert Ramey Sr. saw a need in rural Wayne County. He started the first traveling grocery “store” that would visit the local communities to provide the residents with fresh meats and produce. Eventually, he converted his traveling “store” into a storefront business in Waynesboro.
Herbert Ramey Jr. and his son Brad Ramey have carried on the tradition by growing the business to now owning and operating 22 stores in central and south Mississippi and west and southwest Alabama.
Ramey’s is integrating a fourth generation and has a workforce of over 700 employees. The family business partners with local and national vendors to aid Ramey’s in delivering on the promise of maintaining the highest level of competitively priced products and customer service.
Understanding the cost of everything right now and that “times are tough for a lot of folks,” Ramey’s offers groceries and supplies at a price that competes with corporately owned chain retailers. They also promise the freshest of standards, while providing a clean store, community support, and clearly, top-notch staff.
Companies like Ramey’s and people like Jennifer Sullivan are what make Mississippi, Mississippi. Sullivan said it best when talking about her hometown of Sumrall, but it’s an endearing trait that the Hospitality State can be proud of. In Mississippi, people look out for each other.