Now I am sure that everyone must think that with El Rey opening that I would not need to go to Super Baru any more. However that isn’t true. I still think that Super Baru is one of the two best supermarkets in David.
I don’t have any need to go to Super99. In fact I really don’t like Super99. The local store management has always been rude and never helpful. Plus I think their meat and produce sections are substandard. And as far as Romero’s goes, I only go there to buy my La Choy soy sauce. If Super Baru or El Rey adds La Choy to their shelves, then I won’t need to go to Romero’s.
On the other hand Super Baru is still first rate. Their produce and meat areas are both well stocked and nicely laid out.
Today near the meat counter Elizabeth had her testing table set up and was demonstrating cereal, soymilk and some Costa Rican preserves. She spent at least 10 minutes telling me the benefits of each different cereal and which is better in the morning and the evening. She was more than happy to let me take her photo the Chiriqui Chatter website. She was a real credit to Super Baru.
I intended to take some photos and show the changes that Super Baru has made to update their store, but I was apprehended by the competition police and told that photos in the store were not permitted. I had just taken a photo of the new pastry area, which is much better than it used to be.
I completed my shopping needs, but didn’t take all the photos I would have liked. I talked to the management of the store and told them that there was a lot of interest by people from other parts of the world that want to understand what fine grocery stores are in David and was given permission to take other photos, but it was obvious they are concerned that the competition will see what they have or don’t have and that information might hurt them.
Personally, I don’t understand their thinking because the competition can come in with a notebook, walk the aisles and record anything they want. I believe that information is power and being more visible is not a problem as long as you run a good business, and Super Baru is well run and from their packed parking lot, are handling the competition quite well.