Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Look Inside: Best Market - Holmdel, NJ

Today's post is brought to us by Market Report contributor Steve! We're heading down to Holmdel, NJ, an inland town at the very northern tip of the Jersey Shore. Holmdel was also the location of a now-closed A&P Fresh Market, which Acme Style covered here. This store is, at this time, still a Best Market (in fact, the only Best Market in New Jersey), although Lidl's recent acquisition of the chain means that it will soon be converted to the no-frills discount format of Lidl.
I still question the wisdom of the Lidl-Best Market purchase, as the stores' formats are so radically different. Best Market focuses on huge selections of produce and deli products, while Lidl has a very small produce department and no deli. We'll just have to wait and see how this one plays out. Although I went to this store myself long ago, I did not photograph it. But our contributor brings something new to The Market Report...an internal panorama!
Click on the image to expand it and see the details. This Best Market is located at 2130 NJ-35 in Holmdel.

Photographed July 2016

4 comments:

  1. Wow! That panorama almost captures the entire salesfloor!

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    1. It's great, isn't it? I'd love to have more pictures like that!

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  2. This is one of my local stores and a great place to go for baked goods and desserts. The meat department is solid, and the grocery aisles have some things not typically stocked in chain supermarkets. It also has a decent beer and wine department.

    I didn't understand Lidl's interest in these stores because they're so different. I have no idea what will happen here because a Lidl recently opened about a mile away (and another a few miles away in the other direction). I'd hate to lose this store (as it is).

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    1. I agree, the Lidl purchase is very strange. I expect that they will be converting all of their existing Best Market stores to Lidl locations, which just seems to me to be a bad business decision.

      Keep us updated if you notice any changes here or if you return once it becomes a Lidl!

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