Courtesy The Piscataquis Observer January 21, 2004 Edition
Greenville – A mainstay of the local business community is making a few changes, and its customers in and around Greenville are sure to benefit.
Indian Hill Supermarket, owned and operated by the Watt family since 1983, has announced that it will now offer Hannaford products as part of a continuing effort to provide its customers with a wide variety of products and services at competitive prices.
“We’ve had a long running and very successful relationship with our current wholesaler, Associated Grocers of Maine (AG),” said Indian Hill owner Stuart Watt. “That relationship over the past 26 years has allowed us to become what we are today.”
“The change to Hannaford is simply an effort to continue to improve the quality and selection that we can offer our customers. We will be bringing in many of the programs and products that the large Hannaford stores offer their customers, including everyday low prices.”
“We will be able to offer an even better product selection and quality, particularly in produce and other perishables,” added co-owner Craig Watt.
Indian Hill, an independent store, has always taken pride in its ability to keep its prices competitive with the larger chain supermarkets. With the addition of Hannaford products, Indian Hill will be able to continue offering low prices through the supplier’s Every Day Low Prices program, which eschews weekly sales and specials for prices that stay low day in and day out.
The Watts remind their customers that AG will continue to supply their Village Food Mart store that sits in the middle of downtown Greenville. Quality Shurfine products will still be offered there. The meat department has been reopened, and improvements to the facility are scheduled.
The two markets together will provide customers with plenty of choices, Stuart Watt said.
“We hope the two stores together will offer many choices to our customers enabling them to shop locally at all area businesses,” he said.
“We appreciate the townspeople’s cooperation in this transition over the next few days and hope to make it as smooth as possible.”
As always the Indian Hill Trading Post, which offers sporting goods, clothing and giftware, will continue to bring in new merchandise and look for new ways to serve their customers. They have recently added the New Balance shoe line to their footwear section and, with the winter season upon us, Indian Hill is the place to go for the most complete snowmobile equipment selection in Piscataquis County.
And that is just the start in a store that offers anything and everything needed to live, work and play in the Moosehead region.
“We cater to the needs of hunters and fisherman, and people interested in camping and boating,” said Craig Watt of the Trading Post.
“We try to make it as much of a one-stop shop as we can,” said Stuart.
Indian Hill is currently sponsoring an ice fishing derby. They will be giving out prizes for the biggest fish in all categories caught through March 31. A prize will be also be given to the you youngest fisherman with the biggest fish. Prizes in the past have included ice fishing gear and outdoor equipment. This year, Craig said, a portable DVD player will be the top prize. There is no cost for the contest, and the entries should be brought to the sporting goods section at Indian Hill.
Indian Hill Supermarket and Trading Post is located on Indian Hill on 148 Moosehead lake Rd., just south of downtown Greenville. They can be reached at 695-2104
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