The Grocer

By N. Mark Castro

Spending a day by the sea was a perfect respite for the family during this Islamic holiday,and Ancol City was the perfect destination knowing that most everyone won’t be around.

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So it was quite a pleasant surprise when I came across this.

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Initially, I thought Jones the Grocer was finally in town! But after asking the staff I learned that it was not.

How did I manage to pull this answer from the staff?

I asked: “Hi,” I said, “is this part of Jones the Grocer?”

Staff: “Apa?”

I therefore concluded that it was not, although the concept basically attempts at emulating it: fresh meat, fresh vegetables, nice interior, and with tables for meals.

Whether they copied the concept or not, it’s the average consumers that still win out.

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So even though our fridge was already packed for the holidays, I still needed to try something, you know, to help the economy, these entrepreneurs … So I could do this:

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About Asmartrock

N. Mark Castro is the chief political communications strategist for PT AsiaLeads, a political and communications policy-making body based in Jakarta, Indonesia. He is also the Executive Director at the Southeast Asia Consulting Group, an investment advisory company assisting clients roll out their presence for the ASEAN Economic Integration in partnership with government. The views posted here are his own and do not in any way reflect the views of the companies he represents.

Posted on August 19, 2012, in Food, General and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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