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Meadowbrook Meat Market to deliver groceries in Berwick area starting Jan. 31

Meadowbrook Meat Market owner Margie Lamb stands with operations manager Michael Trombley with their delivery truck, which will begin delivering groceries to customers Jan. 31.
Meadowbrook Meat Market owner Margie Lamb stands with operations manager Michael Trombley with their delivery truck, which will begin delivering groceries to customers Jan. 31. - Sara Ericsson

Market will look to later expand service around Annapolis Valley after first six months

BERWICK, NS – Meadowbrook Meat Market will soon be delivering a new service to customers in the Berwick area: home delivery for their groceries.

Market owner Margie Lamb is excited to roll out the new project. She, along with operations manager Michael Trombley, say the highly anticipated service was inspired largely by customers who asked whether they’d ever consider delivering products to homes.

But this was not the only reason Lamb felt the service was needed.

“We knew there was some demand, absolutely. We’re also hoping this can help those customers who either don’t own a vehicle or aren’t able to drive to our store,” she said.

The service is also the market’s way of staying current, following much larger conglomerates like Amazon and Wal-Mart that have a strong online presence.

“We certainly don’t want to get left behind,” said Trombley.

 

How it will work

The service was announced Jan. 5 and is slated to begin accepting grocery orders Jan. 31. Orders will be a minimum of $50, with a small delivery charge added to the final price.

There will be two ways to order – online, using the company’s Facebook page, or by calling the Somerset location at 902-538-1106.

“We wanted to ensure our customers who don’t use the Internet still had a way of using this service,” said Lamb.

Payments can also be made in a few ways, including paying online via Facebook Shop, at the door with cash, or even by debit or credit upon delivery.

As the service gets underway, orders will be delivered once per week, on Wednesdays from 1 p.m. through till 4 p.m.

Orders will be accepted throughout the week until Mondays at 1 p.m.

Lamb and Trombley are excited yet a little apprehensive, hoping the service – using Berwick as a test area – will work out.

“We’ve had lots of discussions over the past few weeks on how we’re going to do it, trying to make sure all our ducks are in a row. Until we do it, it’s going to be hard to tell if everything’s perfect,” said Trombley.

 

Possible expansion to come

Deliveries will be made to the Berwick area only for roughly six months, after which Lamb and Trombley will decide whether to expand delivering groceries, which include not only meats but many other types of products, further throughout the Annapolis Valley.

It’s a service they hope pans out, since it’s a win-win for everyone.

“I’m becoming a senior, and have good friends also getting older. This is something a lot of seniors, along with other people, can use,” said Lamb.

“It’s a good service that people want, so let’s hope this goes well so we can expand and bring this to more areas.”

To contact Meadowbrook Meat Market for information on this service, email hamitup@meadowbrookmeatmarket.com or phone the office at 902-538-3623.

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