Bernardi’s Marketplace in Forbes will undergo exciting changes over a four week period to provide an enhanced shopping experience for customers. “After a great deal of market research and valuable feedback from customers, we have started making some changes to our supermarket,” said Joseph Bernardi, CEO of Supermarkets.
The refurbished store will have a bigger focus on fresh produce, sourced locally from the Central West as much as possible, an enhanced bakery with freshly baked sourdough bread, cakes and pastries, new Grab & Go lunch options and a new range of bulk wholefoods. “We want to give Forbes shoppers more reasons to shop local,” said Joseph.
“In our experience, when locals purchase more of their groceries in town it has a positive knock on effect for a lot of other small businesses.”
A range of new brands of healthy and specialty foods, as well as locally sourced products, will also be entering the store in October. New and interesting products will be added to the Everyday Low Price program. Regular customers would have noticed some changes already with corrugated iron and timber added at the entrance and inside the store. The finished product will give the store a barn feel. As part of the upgrade, the group will also launch a new Community Benefits program with $6,000 awarded to three local community groups. Applications are open until
30th September. The successful recipients will be announced at the launch of the new store in late October. Application forms are available from firstname.lastname@example.org.
Most of the work is being done after hours to minimize disruption to customers as much as possible. “I sincerely apologise for any inconvenience caused during the fit-out, but we promise any disruption will be well worth the final result,” Joseph said.