Why it's important to support local business
I've been producing content for Bharat Bazar for a few months, but I've known the family that started the grocery store for much longer.
Since 1974 they stepped up to fill a major need for the Indian community.
India is a little more than 8000 miles from America - and for new immigrants back then - many who left close family members behind in order for a better life , it could be lonely journey.
Having ingredients and a familiar community so far from home, makes you feel closer to it- even if for a little while.
Fast forward to today and Bharat Bazar remains a staple grocery retailer that customers trust.
In today's world where convenience is paramount, it can be easy to overlook the value that local businesses provide.
Here is a friendly reminder.
7 Great Reasons to Support Local Businesses
Money stays in the community - Compared to big box retailers, small businesses keep money in the local economy. Much of the tax revenue is recycled back to the people in the form of better roads, parks and community outreach. For every $100 you spend, 68% dollars stays in the community.
Jobs - Small businesses provide better wages and benefits than chain stores because they understand that strong employees build a stronger relationship with customers. This is why the turnover rates for chain stores is much higher.
Better Customer Service - Many Bharat Bazar employees have been here for 7-10 years. Employees understand the needs and wants of regular customers and this makes the shopping experience more meaningful.
Local Produce - For small business grocers like Bharat Bazar, supporting local farmers in California is not only a choice, but a responsibility. By supporting local farms they reduce their carbon footprint, help the environment and allow farmers to make a living.
Personalized Service - Bharat Bazar is constantly accessing the needs of customers. If there is something that you think they should carry - tell them. They are more than happy to look for exactly what you need. Since Bharat Bazar caters to the South Asian community, you can be sure that anything the Indian kitchen would need - will be present here.
You know the family - On any given day you can find at least one of the owners at any of their locations. If you've been shopping at Bharat Bazar for a while chances are good that you've seen their faces.
Unique products - When you walk into a big box retailer you know exactly what you'll get, but at a small business you're more likely to find new and unique products. Bharat Bazar is always eager to serve customers with variety.
On behalf of Bharat Bazar I’d like to thank the customers that shop with us - we sincerely appreciate you, and for those that haven’t checked us out. Please visit us at any of our locations!
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