Ever since Trig's became part of our County Market and the opening of Cellar 70...I must say that Trig's is giving Copps a run for their money! My mother & I started shopping at Trig's more often than Copps because the deals are sometimes much better. I am also a huge fan of Tula's Ham Spread in the deli case (bought about 35 pounds of it since I tried a free demo of it last year.) They also accept your paper bags back (even if they have "Copps' Chairman Bob" on them) and that is something Copps no longer accepts--your recycled paper bags for a $.05 discount. Staff is exceptional as well. Keep up the great work and prices!
Pretty darn good! Would like to see an even larger whole foods/organic section (now that they have one) -- hopefully in the future. Bulk items would be a nice addition. Organic produce is kind of hit and miss, like most regular grocery stores. But the variety of stuff they sell is really good throughout the store. I think the staff is pretty friendly.
County Market is my favorite grocery in Stevens Point. I love the fact that the checkers are friendly and that all personnel are very patient with elderly shoppers. The selections are good, the sales are good, and they do hire handicapped people and treat them respectfully. At peak times the lines are a little long, but as a person who shopped in Army commissaries for 20 years, I have to say that it could be worse! The meat and the bakery are stellar.
I shop regularly at County Market and really disagree with the first review. Note how the reviewer says they are cold and unfriendly and then criticizes the staff for talking to customers when they check out.
I think County Market is very friendly to shoppers and has a variety which has disappeared from the other grocery in town. I have noticed that the staff has a wide range of ages and personalities and they hire people who have disabilities. The other store in town seems to hire high school students.
As for the quality of the food I have never had a problem and the store is always clean. I have a problem with health and cleanliness issues being mentioned in a public forum where readers are unable to judge the objectivity of a reviewer. How can he or she be absolutely sure they didn't eat something somewhere else or have another problem unrelated to the food? It is unfair unless they also mention something like health code violations that are verifiable.
When County Market was purchased several years ago there were some changes but nothing to note.
In the last year the store has become unfriendly and detached. Everywhere you look there are "shoplifting is a crime" signs. I asked one of the managers why they have the signs up and he said "college students". As a long-time resident recently back to school for a second degree I was insulted.
If you are in a hurry then don't stop in because the checkers either talk your ear off or talk the ear off the person whose purchases are processed before you in line.
The new addition makes the liquor section take up about 15% of the store -- not surprising since alcoholism is rampant in the area. The addition cramps the parking lot. If you are not elderly, don't have children and don't have a handicapped sticker you will have to walk quite a distance to the doors. So if you are only partially disabled or had surgery and don't have a sign for your car then I recommend ignoring the additional parking limitations (don't ignore the handicapped signs).
The addition also forced the grocery pickup to the main exit of the store. If you happen to have a cart you will have to walk around the air hose because the cart will get stuck on it, and you should hope nobody hits the air hose as you exit because the bell is in the tiny enclosed exit corridor and it will hurt your ears.
The food is clean, I have never seen pantry moths or birds in the building, but the fruit never seems to be on sale - even the apples during the fall harvest. Don't eat the food out of the cooler by the deli as it will make you ill and stay away from any meat on special because it will also make you ill.
Overall this is a clean place to shop but is no longer a friendly place. I like change, but the changes at Trigs County Market stink. I have recently taken the bulk of my shopping to the area co-op, the farmers market, and I only stop at County Market to fill the gaps in the larder.
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