New Albany MS – Stokes Supermarket, the longest continually operating grocery retailer in Union County issued the following statement Wednesday, March 18, 2020:
TO OUR VALUED CUSTOMERS
We know that many of you are frustrated and worried about the current situation regarding Coronavirus. The panic buying by consumers here and across the country is placing a tremendous strain upon our supply chain. I have been informed by our wholesaler that their daily orders are 3 times normal volume. This kind of sudden increase can only result in product shortages and out of stocks.
Please know for sure that everyone in our industry is doing all they can to get product for you and your family. In moving forward, we ask for your patience and that you stay calm in this very difficult time for us all. We do not know for sure how long this will go on or what challenges lie ahead. We will do our best every day to meet your needs.
We would like to say “Thank you very much” to our vendors, who get out on a daily basis to get product to us and our wholesaler for the supply of products and the service they provide to make it possible for us to serve our customers.
Thanks most of all to our customers who shop with us. We have no business without you. The Stokes family has been in the grocery business for almost 100 years. It is only because of you that we are here.
Thank you also to our employees. Without their unending commitment we could not start, and without their consistency we could not finish the task before us. They are truly dedicated.
Our prayer and hope is that everyone will be safe and remain healthy till the challenge is met.
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