Country Grocer’s third Customer Appreciation Sale of 2017 finished last week. It was 8 days of great prices, a 3-day seafood sale, a salmon BBQ, and numerous community groups working like clockwork with the front-end staff.
Chef Michael’s barbequed salmon with tasty marinades was a splash as was the fresh-off-the-boat salmon sale.
Country Grocer is grateful to the following groups for being fun and helpful grocery wrappers: Tsunami Circus, Spirit Point Dragon Boat Club, Potters Guild, Viva Chorale, Salt Spring Women’s and Men’s Golf Clubs, the Pickle Ball team, the Tennis Club, the Rod & Gun Club, Gulf Island Horse Association, Salt Spring Rotary, and the Squash Club.
Gail Sharp of the Women’s Salt Spring Golf Club said, “The SS Golf Club Ladies are grateful for this fundraising opportunity! The money raised throughout the year is applied to wide variety of things including hanging baskets on the deck of the Golf Club to offsetting the cost of ferry fares to off island golf events. Thank You Country Grocer!!!”
Carolyn Morgan of the Spirit Point Dragons wrote, “We have been packing groceries from the start. We just love seeing and meeting Country Grocer’s folks coming through the tills. The staff are friendly, and there is a great connection working with them. It’s so nice to be an ‘old hat’ at it.”
She also said, “We are so very thankful to Country Grocer for the opportunities they have given to our team over the years. We have used our team money from our many packing opportunities toward a new dragon boat and a trailer. Two things we could not paddle without! We value our relationship and look forward to many more. Cheers Country Grocer!”
Janet Butler of the Rod & Gun Club said, “I would say (and speaking for our team) that our satisfaction and enjoyment of the experience lies with interacting with the shoppers and taking care of a chore that otherwise the cashier would have had to look after him/her self. It was extremely busy on our Friday afternoon shift with very large orders, so it was rewarding to help speed up the process. And you know, nobody in my lineup at the till grumbled one bit when the cashier ran all the way over to the Seafood Department to check on a price for the customer. That’s what I would say is customer service. The cashiers at the Country Grocer are awesome!!”
She added, “The funds we raise from bagging groceries not only help cover general operating expenses for our club, but make it possible for us to offer programs for youth and members of the community. Also, in the last year, we held fund-raiser charity events to assist two individuals with serious health issues. It is a win/win situation for everybody. A huge thank you to the Country Grocer for their community spirit and generosity.”
The next Customer Appreciation Sale is scheduled for October. To get on the list of potential groups of grocery wrappers, email Rob Lowrie at rlowrie[at]countrygrocer[dot]com