Dayton Mercantile and Waitsburg Grocery work hard to maintain products and services during the COVID-19 pandemic
Owners of both local businesses express gratitude to their customers and employees
April 30, 2020
Grocery stores and their employees have become front-line services in these stay-at-home times. The Waitsburg Grocery Store on Main Street has been busy during the quarantine. Supply-chain challenges, stocking products customers are used to, and increased delivery and curbside service has required long work weeks from owner Jamie McMillen-Smit.
One of her first supply issues involved the price of eggs, which at one point reached three dollars a dozen while McMillen-Smit's cost was $3.21 a dozen. McMillen-Smit noted she "couldn't bring myself to charge over $3 a dozen." After working with da...