A supermarket is a store that sells food, beverages, and general merchandise. The shelves contain fresh meats, produce, dairy products, deli items, and baked goods.
Supermarkets have seen a meteoric rise in popularity over the last several decades, partly due to the emergence of specialty grocery stores that cater to specific food interests, such as ethnic foods and natural or organic items.
1. South Point Grocery
Downtowners have long desired a full-service grocery store within the urban core of Bluff City. Until now, residents have had to rely on small local markets like Miss Cordelia’s or drive down to Midtown for groceries.
South Point Grocery, housed in the former Liberty Cash Grocery building at 136 Webster, will offer customers produce, dairy, frozen food, deli items, and beer. It was created by collaborating with Castle Retail Group (parent company of Cash Saver and High Point Grocery) and Tom Archer Custom Builders, who renovated this century-old structure.
For those needing a quick bite, the deli counter at South Point offers sandwiches made with local meats. Chef Josh McLane, who has previously worked at Hi-Tone, Fino’s from the Hill, and Little Italy, was hired to manage this area of South Point.
2. Superlo Foods
Super Foods, located on Covington Pike in Memphis’s heart, has earned quite the following. Not only do they carry all the usual suspects, like craft beer on tap and one of Memphis’ largest hardware selections, but it also has a fully stocked liquor store – something uncommon around here. Super Foods has earned itself a reputation as the go-to spot for great prices on food and drinks and tech gadgets, gizmos, and geeky gear at unbeatable prices!
3. High Point Grocery
High Point Grocery is a local, independently-owned grocery store in East Memphis. As one of the last remaining locally-owned independent supermarkets, it serves an important community role.
It provides a vast selection of items, from produce to meats. Its friendly and helpful staff have also earned it a place in customers’ hearts.
The store has been open since 1950 and is operated by the Shirley family – now in its third generation of ownership and operation.
This shop specializes in local foods, with a butcher shop offering an impressive selection of pork chops and steaks.
They carry a wide selection of locally made goods, such as coffee blends and teas. Plus, there’s an impressive selection of beer.
They are located at 469 High Point Terrace in East Memphis and are open Monday through Friday from 10:30 AM to 7:00 PM. They accept credit cards and have an ATM on-site; they also provide delivery and carryout options.
4. Gordon Food Service
Gordon Food Service is an ideal store if you’re searching for fresh meat and seafood, by the case. Plus, they feature a deli, bakery, and hot foods bar.
The company has several locations nationwide, but its newest is in Memphis at 1460 Union Ave. With 27,000 square feet of space to work with, this shop will surely appeal to many shoppers from the South.
This store caters to home shoppers, restaurant owners, and food service professionals. In addition to traditional groceries, it features a hot foods bar with items like rotisserie chicken, fresh guacamole, and ribs.
Online shopping may offer convenience, but many still opt for in-person shopping. Some find it more personal, while others need to see and touch an item before purchasing it.
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