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Grocery Store - Oh How It Has Changed
 
Grocery stores still have friendly staff ans many Baby Boomers still remember the friendly neighborhood grocer. Wonder what they’d think of today’s contemporary supermarkets that have replaced the familiar grocery store of another time.

Of course, grocery stores themselves have changed a lot over the years. There was a time when there different shops for every part of a meal. Homemakers would go from the butcher’s to the greengrocer’s to the baker’s and the candlestick-makers. Or perhaps they’d go to a huge open-air market where farmers brought their produce to town markets.

Remember when President George H.W. Bush was intrigued by the electronic scanners in a grocery store, because he’d never seen them before? Wonder what he thinks these days of all the changes that have overtaken the grocery store since the days of the friendly grocer.

Contemporary marketing and industrial agribusiness have revolutionized the grocery business in ways visible and subtle. For instance, those friendly grocers of yesteryear probably didn’t know about “end caps,” those coveted shelves at the end of adjoining isles, where the latest new product or this week’s sale items can be prominently displayed.

The grocery business has always been competitive, as anyone who misses the failed local outlet of a regional or national chain can attest. Some things that customers say they value most in their grocery stores today:

•    Friendly, helpful staff
•    Fresh food
•    Service meat counter
•    Consistent organization
•    Variety of brands
•    Good quality store brands

Surprisingly, there’s considerable loyalty to a grocery store that consistently trains its employees in customer service, even if the store’s prices are higher than those at discount or value grocery chains. Customers are willing to “shop the sales” at their favorite grocery store in order to keeping buying from a supermarket where they feel the employees show a genuine interest in their needs.

The same is true of the freshness issue, whether it’s produce, meat, fish, dairy or non-food items such as plants and flowers. Any grocery store that doesn’t keep on top of its sell-by dates, or the quality of its green goods, can expect to lose customers, especially in this days when everyone is taking a close look at food prices in comparison to quality.

The same is true of the specialty shops that are often incorporated into supermarkets such as delicatessens and bakeries. Shoppers are paying close attention to the looks of prepared salads, luncheon meats and baked goods.

Grocery stores that have service meat counters benefit from employing meat cutters (formerly called “butchers”) who’ve been trained in how to cut meat as well as how to cook certain cuts. Many an amateur chef will be charmed by the advice of a grocery store meat cutter who really knows his or her crown roast.

The quaint grocery stores of yesteryear may be gone, but shoppers can still find friendly grocers at their neighborhood supermarkets.And for those who don't feel like leaving the house; friendly order takers await for those who want to order their groceries online! Boy, how we have changed!!


 




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