As the story about the general retail environment says it’s getting tougher and tougher across America, an interesting phenomenon has begun to take shape. Somewhat of a reversal from the conventional wisdom that dominated retail shopping and grocery strategy for over a decade. Bigger was better and smaller, quality local markets got swallowed up by giant superstores that offered everything under the sun and at a low, low cost. That model seemed perfect and the consumer responded positively.
However, 2020 is not 2005; customers are not the same people they were 15 years ago. Customers now spend even more time online vs in-store shopping. By having more control that way over what they buy this has developed more of a focus on the quality of foods and more niche health conscious foods. With these things being more desirable, smaller more local grocers are finding their place in the future landscape. Also as the overall retail environment changes, large floor space stores have higher overhead costs that drive many of the nation’s largest chains out of business.
The Lac Du Flambeau Country Market continues to have a lot of fantastic, offerings that you just cannot find at a big box store. While there may not be every sku and variant of colored pencils like at some of the big guys. We have one of the best butchers shops in the State and a wide variety of produce, all bought from our own backyard.
You’ll find a variety of local products from farmers in surrounding areas including Peshtigo, Manitowish Waters, Wausau, Stevens Point, Merrill, Rhinelander and Bancroft. There isn’t a big box store in the country that can match that kind of local quality. Take a look at all the great things we have to offer, in our other departments; including some of the best value on tobacco in the area as well.
So as we approach 2020 continue to join us and shop local. The LDF Country Market represents the best of this model and we are happy to continue to serve the public. Please feel free to learn more about our meat and seafood departments as well as our produce departments. The freshness and quality will be noticeable for you right away.