2 Tips to Give Your Grocery Store a Competitive Advantage

2 Tips to Give Your Grocery Store a Competitive Advantage

April 17, 2017

If you're running a grocery store, it can be difficult to compete with larger corporations that have nearly unlimited budgets. There are, however, a few things you can to do improve the way you do business and grow your company's success. 

Reusable Grocery Bags

Although it may be cheaper to stock your store with plastic bags, the damage you'll end up doing to both your reputation as a business and the environment will be extreme. One of the major benefits of reusable bags is the environmental advantage they have over their plastic counterparts. Sadly, far too many people discard plastic bags every year and end up causing serious problems along the U.S. coastline and beyond. 

An estimated one million birds, 100,000 turtles, and countless other maritime animals die every year from ingesting plastic. These sea animals often confuse floating plastic bags and other plastic particles for edible sea life like plankton and jellyfish. 

Choosing reusable grocery bags will be seen as making a positive statement about supporting the global environment and people will truly appreciate that. If you're operating a legitimate environmentally friendly business, grocery shoppers will eventually flock to your store. 

Emphasis On Customer Service

Maybe you don't have a billion dollar budget to make the shopping experience at your store feel like Disney Land like some of the larger corporations, but you can still have a significant competitive advantage if you have the right staff on board. Train your employees on how to effectively interact with customers and how to always do it with a smile. Even if the customer is unhappy, it's important that your staff always remain considerate and as helpful as possible. 

If your business is staffed with lazy, angry, or just people who don't care about the good of the company, you will surely lose out on revenue and eventually even go out of business. When hiring employees for your store, make sure they are the right fit. 

With a friendly and hard working staff and an active environmental conscious, you'll be able to run a successful store and compete with these large corporations. Contact Holden Bags today if you want to learn more about reusable grocery bags for your business.