The other day I noticed that one of the little grocery stores in Preuilly has been rebranded. It used to be a Vival. Now it is an Epi-Service.
The new name is a play on words. The French word for grocery store is épicerie.
The shop offers the following: groceries; regional products; pre-cut blocks of cheese (as opposed to whole cheeses); they take bank cards and make home deliveries.
Epi-Service is a chain of independent small supermarkets supplied by Degrenne Distribution, who also supply CocciMarket. They supply these corner stores and mini-supermarkets with fresh and frozen produce, dairy products, grocery lines, cured meats, drinks and household cleaning items under their brand Belle France. They are based in the north-west and we are about as far south as they come.