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Delaware's Independent Grocers Find Specialty Niches

Challenges Face Indie-grocers in the State

In a recent article by Eileen Dallabrida in Business Daily, titled Independent grocers add the personal touch, Eileen talks to local independent grocers including Lenny Pollitt of Lloyds Market in Lewes , about the challenges facing independent grocers in the State. In a marketplace fat with choices, independent grocers are intent on getting their piece of the pie. In Delaware, the indy slice includes 39 supermarkets which generate $359.79 million in annual sales.

Lloyd's Market in Lewes, DE

In the article, Pollitt sees the solution as offering lots of products, but fewer brands. And in addition to feeding customers, Delawares independent grocers listen to their customers and focus on a niche.

If you are new to the area or just like to shop local here are some unique Grocers mentioned in the article, prime to visit online and in person.

  • Lloyds in Lewes gets a end of the year revenue boost by roasting special-order turkeys for the holidays.
  • Sweet lovers shop Willey Farms in Townsend for locally-sourced produce and baked goods.
  • Witt Brothers Market in Wyoming is known for its meats.
  • Bylers with two locations (West Dover and Harrington) caters to the specialty baking crowd, offering more than 30 types of flour.
  • Yongs Oriental Food Mart in Elsmere sells kimchi and other Asian favorites.
  • Zingos Market in Newark offers such niceties as an in-house coffee bar and full-service post office.
  • Janssens Market in Greenville now offers a bountiful prepared food service, as well as catering and a cafe.

Read The Full Article Here.

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