Small grocery stores expect uptick in business during King Soopers strike
For some, the grocery chain is the only market in their neighborhood for others, it may give shoppers an opportunity to explore other markets in their area.
Author: Jaleesa Irizarry Published: 5:45 PM MST January 12, 2022 Updated: 5:59 PM MST January 12, 2022 9 News
DENVER — The King Soopers strike is expected to have an impact on Colorado communities. For some, the grocery chain is the only market in their neighborhood for others, it may give shoppers an opportunity to explore other markets in their area.
“I would love to see them come in,” May Zhou said. Zhou manages the Park Hill Supermarket. The wholesale and grocery store sells a lot of Asian products but they also stock those essential items most households look for.
Right now, I know with those strikes, I know a lot customers say there a lot of departments closed for them. When they go in, the shelves are empty,” she explained. “But for us, we still have full supply, we’re doing wholesale but a lot of things we have are fully stocked.”
Shopper Melanie Durocher was surprised to see that was the case. She decided to visit the Park Hill Supermarket to avoid shopping at King Soopers.
“We don’t want to cross the picket line,” Durocher explained. “So we looked it up and here we are and I’m absolutely amazed. I will be back; this is really great.”