By: Diane Benjamin
h/t a reader
A reader gave me a multi-page Green Top ad that came with the newspaper. She told me she’s never seen them do an ad like this before. It rivals what Kroger or Jewel does.
Have the investors seen a return on their investment yet?
Besides ridiculous prices like this one, ending a food desert is no longer the goal:
I make my own for less than $1 a bottle. It would be pennies is I didn’t add flavors and other good stuff like vegetable and beet powders.
Is this $6.99 a bottle because it’s “woke”?
I drink one everyday because it’s good for digestion and immune system. Who can afford one of these everyday?
Were investors told the mission of Green Top was discrimination based on skin color, identity, and who vendors sleep with?
Remember back to 2015 when money was being raised to build? This quote was in a story from 8/28/2015: https://blnnews.com/2015/08/28/green-top-still-needs-money/
“I love that Green Top Grocery will allow me to have access to locally grown food all year long. This is a win-win for my family, farmers, and the Bloomington-Normal community. Being able to be a part of this store as both an Owner and through making an Owner Loan makes me feel like I am taking a big step forward in improving my local economy.” ~ Jody & Jean Underwood
If anything in the ad was locally grown, it didn’t say. There were no fruits or vegetables on sale. The closest I saw were Organic Large Pasture-raised eggs for only $5.99 a dozen.
This note is on the bottom of the back page:
Do the owners know they bought “Woke”? That means offering affordable competitive locally grown items for sale is last on Green Top’s agenda. Good luck ever getting your money back.