Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Sloane Fruit and Veg Market

Sloane Fruit and Veg Market in Bryanston has been around for over 30 years. My friends here all recall coming to the same small shop with their parents when they were kids and have a soft spot for the two owners, who would pat them on the head and give them an apple every time they came in. Two brothers (on the left and second from the right) run the shop, and insisted on being photographed with all the staff.


Today, the grocer sits across the street from a Pick'n'Pay and a Woolworths - two of the big supermarket chains in South Africa. Despite the stiff competition, the brothers still seem to do booming business from loyal local customers.

 

9 comments:

  1. Good customer service, good employee relations and good produce seem like the answers, don't they?

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  2. It is great that small, local businesses can still compete with the big chains. The comraderie and teamwork of their employees are undoubtedly reflected in the service they give to customers.

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  3. What a lovely portrait! They must be well loved to compete with the big stores.

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  4. It's nice to have a good local place to shop.

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  5. That's a really nice portrait, Susie - and I get a sense from that picture of why their customers are so loyal.

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    1. Ann, I'm sorry but I have no idea who you or Louie are?

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