Best Value Supermarket expands product lines

by Bill Nachman - Posted on Aug 10, 2011 - 07:54 PM

Photo: Best Value Supermarket in Mathews recently expanded some of its product lines and made other improvements. Here, store owner Steve Wiseman, at left, meets with David Weidner, merchandiser for Associate Wholesalers, Inc. Photo by Betty Wrenn Day.

Best Value Supermarket in Mathews recently expanded some of its product lines and made other improvements. Here, store owner Steve Wiseman, at left, meets with David Weidner, merchandiser for Associate Wholesalers, Inc. Photo by Betty Wrenn Day.

Best Value Supermarket in Mathews recently expanded some of its product lines and upgraded its shelves and fixtures, owner Steve Wiseman said Aug. 5.

The changes are designed to make it easier for customers to find the quality product selection they have become accustomed to over the years at the independent grocery, Wiseman said, as well as to add more gourmet products.

A popular change during the recession has been the expansion of the store’s $1 per product section, Wiseman said, where, customers can find all types of sauces, bottled fruit, cooking ware and health care products.

Another way customers can save money is by purchasing his private label brands of cereal, canned vegetables and many other items.

The store continues to get many customers coming in for the hand-cut steaks and the freshly ground hamburger, Wiseman said, and small whole chickens are popular. 

The store’s deli sells a lot of freshly-prepared fried chicken, along with homemade chicken salad and many prepared salads. Homemade desserts are another hit.