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Le Grand Marche >r RETAIL Island Leader Le Grand Marche is the biggest supermarket chain on St. Maarten because of its selection and by catering to its customers. By Chris Petersen company profile Le Grand Marche Headquarters: St. Maarten, Netherland Antilles Employees: 200 Specialty: Supermarket Kyle Cummings, general manager: “We pride ourselves on being No. 1.” S Le Grand Marche on St. Maarten has been honored as the best supermarket on the island four years in a row. election and freshness are two of the most important keys to success for a supermarket chain, and that goes double in places like the islands of the Caribbean. Unlike mainland supermarket chains, which have relatively easy access to fresh produce and a wide variety of items, supermarkets like Le Grand Marche on St. Maarten have to work that much harder to keep their shelves stocked and their customers satisfied. According to General Manager Kyle Cummings, it is Le Grand Marche’s ability to do that that has made it the largest supermarket chain on the island. The company opened its first location in 2002 – its name in French means “the big supermarket.” Two additional locations were opened in 2006, and its most recent store was opened in 2010. Since its inception, Le Grand Marche has become well-known for its selection and service, and was named the best supermarket on St. Maarten by newspaper The Daily Herald four years in a row. Cummings says there are approximately 200 mini-markets and supermarkets on St. Maarten that compete directly with Le Grand Marche. However, none of them can match Le Grand Marche in terms of selection. << food & drink • fall 201 • 1 157

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Food and Drink - Fall 2011

Food and Drink - Fall 2011
Tableside Chat
News a la Carte
In the Safe Zone
Strengthing Brands
Restaurants: Smart Marketing
Willie’s Restaurants
Slack’s Hoagie Shack
The Cheese Steak Shop
Aloha Hospitality Inc.
Bertucci’s Corp
Falcon Holdings LLC
Mark’s Pizzeria
Seasons Pizza
San Diego State University Dining Services
Producers: Food Law
Brook & Whittle Ltd. incorporating Packstar
Nestle Professional Caribbean
Snyder’s-Lance Inc.
Basic American Foods
Evolution Fresh
Berto’s Gelato & Sorbet
Jensen Meat Co
Tumbador Chocolate
Leclerc Foods USA Inc.
FX Matt Brewing Co.
Green Organic Vegetable Inc.
Deli Star Inc.
Always Bagels
National Choice Bakery
Sequoia Orange Co.
Spring Glen Fresh Foods
Westshore Pizza
Distributors: Total Recall
Columbia Distributing
Castella Imports Inc.
Co-Sales Company
Brick Brewing Co. Limited
Prime Distributors
Retailers: What’s in Store
AriZona Beverage Co.
Le Grand Marche
Three Things

Food and Drink - Fall 2011