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Member spotlight: Dierberg's Market

May 21, 2020 1:01 PM | Greene (Administrator)

"When a grocery store was forced to close its signature salad bar to reduce the risk of spreading the coronavirus, some of its employees got creative and built an alcohol display in its wake.

Manchester, Missouri's Dierbergs Market store director Rick Rodemacher said, "We had originally put out other fresh foods, but it didn't go over so well because everyone's been stressed out," A group of the employees were talking and we thought we could make good use of the empty space and make people smile if we swapped out the salad bar for one that serves alcohol." The display, which includes mini bottles and different kinds of craft beer as well as a sign with the "salad" in salad bar crossed out, worked!

This story has gained national attention, trended on Twitter and TikTok, it has even appear in a "Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon" joke Wednesday night.

Rodemacher says customers are "getting a kick out of it" and have walked by smirking and telling employees it's a "good idea."

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