Indian Grocery Stores in Highlands Ranch
Nearly every sizeable town in the United States has at least one Indian grocery store serving needs of the population from south Asian sub continent. These stores usually sell hosts of Indian spices, canned Indian food products, some groceries, and rent a collection of movies of all languages. Prices in many Indian grocery stores are reasonable depending on competition they have. Today with the sky-rocketed commodity prices, every Indian grocery store is trying to keep up its good old customers and trying to compete with the other stores.
It's surprising that Highlands Ranch has only one Indian grocery store in spite of its huge Indian population. It is India's Market, located at 8130 S University Blvd, Centennial. This store is in the business for the past 4 yrs with a single ownership and hard work is from a single woman who is managing the stores. Desishades visited this store, to speak to Padmaja, the owner of India's Market about the current market and the rise in the prices. The stores was neatly organized, aside from the expected array of boxed cooking kits, varieties of curry and types of rice, the stores shines when it comes to their frozen foods section. Tucked away into large freezers in a side, they have a dizzying selection of delicious familiar favorites and exciting exotics.
"Hello", greeted Padmaja with a welcoming smile. When DesiShades explained the purpose of the visit, she instantly agreed. "It has been a joyful 4 years for now, and for the past one year, there are some changes in the business", Padmaja continued, "The major change is the rise in the prices. There may be several reasons for this price hike, such as hiked gas and shipment charges. The vendors have increased the prices which may be due to high demand in India. The Indian government is unable to fulfill the requirements and the restrictions on the shipping the commodities might be one of the reason". For the question about local competition, she continued, "Being the only store in this area, we have good number of loyal customers, who like to come to the stores". The vegetable coolers are aside the store with all Indian veggies right from curry leaves. "We have customers coming from all over Denver to buy exclusive south Indian vegetables. Competition is obvious in any field, but you know, we need to do work it out" she was telling the secret. We are in good position in vegetables prices compared to other grocery. In the beginning years, we did not have many customers, but today I can say, we have consistent demand for vegetables", says the owner. They get the vegetables once in a week on every Thursday. "All is this is possible with the word of mouth. I don't want to increase the prices further, as they are already high. If I am in their shoes I will surely think about the prices. We are trying to keep the prices reasonable." She said confidently.
"Annual specials", she took a second, and told "the current market prices are too high to offer any specials, which we used to do in previous years". "We are planning to expand our business, but no concrete plans at this juncture", Padmaja explained.
Next time when you come to this part of the city, visit the store. Be sure to stock up on the surprisingly delectable frozen breads, appetizers, and phenomenal imported dinners! In spite of the busy market place this is situated at, this has ample parking spaces at any time of the day.