Much like the Danvers store there were plenty of cashiers on hand and check out was a breeze. The staff is very well trained and helpful. My guess is that they are trained that if you make eye contact with them that they are supposed to ask if you need help finding something because every single employee I looked at asked how they could help.
As I was leaving the store with my three small bags of groceries a young man asked if he could carry my groceries to my truck. I didn’t need the help but I imagine that women with children or elderly folks would really appreciate this service.
If you listened to the video interview the Director of Operations Manager David tells us they hired over 270 new Gloucester employees. That’s pretty damn good. I understand that these aren’t the highest paying jobs but when you see these teenagers dressed in ties and well groomed showing up for work it’s a whole lot better than seeing them kicking around unemployed on the street.
If a family of four spent an average of $200 per week on groceries before Market Basket came to town, that bill will be reduced by at least $50 per week. That’s $2600 per year which goes directly back into Gloucester households. For some folks that’s a tax bill for the year.