Linden supermarket chain provides jobs for residents
DPI, GUYANA, Thursday, April 19, 2018
The Germaine and Family Variety Supermarket began as a small operation at its One Mile, Wismar location in Linden. Over time the establishment’s tireless efforts to further expand has come to fruition with the recent opening of a branch store in Mackenzie.
With this success both supermarkets have been able to employ approximately 40 persons, with emphasis on young persons who have completed school.
Troy Arthur, Manager of the supermarkets commented, “We do have young persons and adults, we try to give them employment. We help people because some people are not as fortunate to have any other job, but they still have a family they have to feed, so we try to get everybody involved.”
The desire to provide more employment for those disadvantaged persons is the catalyst that drives Arthur to work harder to build a larger establishment, particularly since jobs in the mining town are limited.
Commenting on his business and the economy, Arthur said that the establishment has done well in terms of production and though there has been a lot of effort put into its creation, the management is grateful for where they are now – an established supermarket.
“Economy-wise I wouldn’t say it’s an A-plus but it works. It’s just that you got to put in the extra time and the extra effort to actually accomplish what you need. But with the economy, we do have the support but it’s still a bit challenging because remember it’s not us alone. You have different supermarkets that you have to come up against but we just try to do our best and give the community our best effort in terms of prices.”
According to the manager, the staff and management of Germaine and Family Variety Supermarket are appreciative of the continuous support they receive from townspeople. Arthur noted that there are many possibilities for prosperity in the town, however, it requires growth, something which his enterprise will continue working towards.
By: Stephon Gabriel