Cookie comback

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Kristen Alberti ‘13

Cover Editor

 

   For the past two years, when the students of LCN walked into the lunch room, the lingering aroma of the school store chocolate chip cookies filled their hearts with bliss. Every day, students were able to purchase the cookies, for 50 cents each. The cookies sold like hot cakes and the store sold out daily. Unfortunately, at the beginning of this year, the Otis Spunkmeyer cookies were not being sold at the store anymore.

   According to the staff of the school store, the cookies were unavailable at lunches this year because only so much food can be sold in the cafeteria. Since the school store has been relocated from the commons to the cafeteria, selling cookies in there would exceed the amount of food that can be sold.

   In addition to surpassing the limit, the school store cookies are in competition with Sudexo, the company which sells the lunches at the school. The profits from the high demand of school store cookies would take away from the company’s in the cafeteria.

   Victoria Maniaci ’13, a worker in the school store, did not agree with the decision to pull cookies away from the shelves.

   “I’m really mad because the money we’re making is still going back to the school. I don’t see what the big deal was,” Maniaci said.

   The amount of business the school store received greatly diminished since the cookies were no longer available. Many students were able to purchase cookies in the school store because they were so cheap, but most of the clothing in the store is more than just a little pocket change. A lot of students don’t bring that kind of money to school.

   Another employee of the school store, Tyler Sirut ’14, said, “We’ve lost tons of business. We used to have to kick people out because so many wanted cookies and now we have to try to get them into the store.”

   Not only was the store affected by the removal of the cookie sales, but also so was the population of LCN. Many students were very unhappy with the decision that has been made about the cookies and are not shy about hiding their anger.

   “I used to buy cookies from the school store every day,” said Courtney Warren ’13. “I thought the cookies were so good, and I think taking them away was a huge mistake. They made me look forward to lunch!”

   Although the lack of cookies seemed like a major crisis, everyone at the school kept their heads up because the school store sponsor, Joe Naniewicz, and his staff thought up ways of what they could do to allow sales to come back again and to please the school’s population.

   “The cafeteria limits make it more challenging for the business students to come up with other promotional and sales techniques,” said Naniewicz, “but we’re working on other avenues to attract the students.”

   Along with the apparel available for sale in the school store, Naniewicz and company are working to produce 100 percent fruit juice slushies. The staff had big plans for the store and counted on getting their customers back in no time.

   Recently, the school store has started their cookie sales once again. The employees set up a table in the commons to sell the cookies so they no longer exceed the limit in the cafeteria. Students and staff are now relieved that they can buy their favorite cookies during lunch once again.