SOUTHFIELD — The Chaldean American Chamber of Commerce’s Web site, www.mydetroitgrocer.com, attracted nearly 1,500 unique visitors and 13,000 page views in February, its first month of operation.
The Web site features an interactive map to show locations in various neighborhoods around the city, photos of the stores and a bit of history on the Detroit Independent Grocers, the group organized to hold Detroit stores to a higher level of quality.
The group says the new Web site aims to help Detroiters find fresh, affordable food in the city. The Web site features an interactive map to show city residents how close they are to a high-quality, independently owned grocery store. MyDetroitGrocers.com also offers grocery store photos and video, grocer profiles and customer testimonials.
“All our grocer members are dedicated to providing quality, fresh food options for their customers as they have for decades,” said Martin Manna, President of the Chaldean American Chamber of Commerce. “From produce to meat and dairy, our DIG stores take great pride in their stores and food offerings and in their longstanding tradition of serving the respective communities in which they each reside.
To be considered for DIG membership, all stores must:
* Provide a clean and safe shopping environment that adheres to the finest sanitation standards
* Supply a variety of high quality, fresh and healthy foods
* Support and give back to the communities they serve
* Offer fair and competitive pricing
* Continue the legacy of serving Detroit for more than 70 years
“There is perception and then there is reality,” added Manna. “Over the years, our grocers have spent millions building or renovating existing properties in response to community feedback and need. These grocers know their customers, carry what their customers want and run successful stores, day in and day out, in Detroit.”
The vast majority of Detroit’s independent grocers operate their stores with little or no government incentives, while continuing to serve and meet the needs of their customers.
The Chaldean American Chamber of Commerce is a partnership of Chaldean businesses and professionals working together to strengthen members’ business, increase job opportunities, encourage expansion and promote Chaldean business and culture. The Chamber seeks to service and represent Aramaic-speaking people, including Assyrians, Chaldeans and Syriacs. For more information, visit www.chaldeanchamber.com.