The topic of the week seems to be inflation.
We're all aware that gas prices are at an all time high, that the supply chain (especially for infant formula) is tight, and that the war in Ukraine will constrict global grain reserves. These are not easy problems to solve. But we can help.
Our prices tend to be higher than larger stores. But we pay our staff top of industry wages while making sure that our vendors, most of them local, get a fair price on their offerings that keeps them in business.
Thank you for shopping with us!
Here are four ways that you can use our store to help combat inflation and keep your weekly food costs down:
> See what's on our "free" or heavily discounted shelves in the back (next to the dairy chiller). We want food to be used and not wasted so we'll often put out imperfect produce or items that have expired but are still fine for consumption.
> If you see an item that's expiring on the day that you're shopping, we may be open to giving it to you for free or offering a deep discount to you so that we sell the item while giving you a deal. Just ask at the register when checking out.
> Make use of our $10 wine selections. Our store has a warehouse on Canal Street and we use it to make large volume purchases (10 cases or more) on wine and store the excess inventory. This method allows us to purchase wine at a large discount and pass on the savings to our customers.
> Shop small and often. Europeans know that the best way to save money is to shop for only that day's provisions. We offer quick "in and out", so if you live nearby, use us for keeping basic items in stock while preventing your fridge from becoming a "science experiment".