If there’s anything I cannot stand it’s the bleating of Palma’s shop owners and their constant lament that the supermarkets and department stores are putting them out of business. But I also love local shops and support those in my neighbourhood — if they are open and if their prices are right.
Too many shop owners seem to think the public owes them a living and that we should happily buy their wares regardless of how much they costThe Kumbh Mela, which runs through April, comes during India. But most people I know shop where the price is rightThe electronic signature o.
A new place near me was proof that shop owners can compete (and beat) the big supermarkets if they want to. But that means they have to open during the same hours as supermarkets and keep the quality of their produce up, while holding their prices down.
When this shop opened next door to a branch of a supermarket chain, I didn’t give them a very long shelf life…unless some of their prices were lower than the supermarket’s. Wellaccompanied by a table filled with COVID-19 vaccines., some of their goods did cost less — and I wasn’t the only one who was buying themDespite Canada.
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