Monday, 4 January 2021

Karim's New Shop

Village corner shop, Indre et Loire, France. Photo by Loire Valley Time Travel.
The exterior of Karim's new shop. Rebranded as a Coccimarket (the old shop was an EpiService).

At the end of September our cramped corner store / minimart moved into new premises that offered twice the floor space. It looks fantastic, a proper little supermarket, with more or less everything you could want on the shelves. After months of building works to take out the old bakery and refurbish the interior it is now open and a great success. There is a constant stream of customers popping in and if Karim and Valérie don't have it, they can usually get it. 

Refrigerated section, Village corner shop, Indre et Loire, France. Photo by Loire Valley Time Travel.
Refrigerated section with lots of charcuterie and dairy, a small selection of frozen items at the end.
 

Not only has the shop moved across, but the family live above in the large house facing rue Chaumont-Patin. Access at the back for the garage and storage is off rue Saint Pierre. 

Drinks section, Village corner shop, Indre et Loire, France. Photo by Loire Valley Time Travel.
Drinks section.

 For all ranges of products there is a focus on a local and artisanal selection.

Cheese counter, Village corner shop, Indre et Loire, France. Photo by Loire Valley Time Travel.
Cheese counter, with a great selection of local goats cheeses.

Village corner shop, Indre et Loire, France. Photo by Loire Valley Time Travel.

Village corner shop, Indre et Loire, France. Photo by Loire Valley Time Travel.
Valérie manning the till.

Pet food section, Village corner shop, Indre et Loire, France. Photo by Loire Valley Time Travel.

Shelf stacking, Village corner shop, Indre et Loire, France. Photo by Loire Valley Time Travel.
The assistant shelf stacking.

Fruit and vegetable selection, Village corner shop, Indre et Loire, France. Photo by Loire Valley Time Travel.
Fabulous selection of fresh fruit and vegetables. Most of the veggies come from the local organic market garden on the edge of town.


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6 comments:

Colin and Elizabeth said...

Looks great and should do well. It must be a funny shape inside at some point? The shelves are all in line with the tiles except for the first photograph?

Susan said...

I should imagine all buildings here are a funny shape. The cabinets in the first photo run parallel to the street. The interior space is a sort of T shape.

chm said...

Glad for you to have a supérette near you. There has been one near my place in Paris for many decades. They were called épiceries at the time. Convenience stores are very convenient, no?

Susan said...

There is no question that we could survive perfectly well in Preuilly without ever going to the out of town supermarkets. We have baker, butcher, charcutier and Karim's, plus the farmers market.

melinda said...

it amazes me how much the small shops can fit into those stores, I could always find what I was looking for.

Susan said...

Yes, I know exactly what you mean.

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