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Look Inside: Latino Supermarket - New Brunswick, NJ

Latino Supermarket
Owner: unknown
Opened: ca. 2012
Cooperative: Krasdale
Location: 132 French St, New Brunswick, NJ
Photographed: July 2020
Whenever I see a small grocery store like this one, I am always intrigued. I might have started by writing about the large supermarkets, but as you can probably tell from some of my latest coverage we're seeing more and more of the local grocery shops. That's partially just because I find them interesting and feel like visiting them, but also partially because I feel like I should recognize a lot of these independent store owners working very hard and putting everything they have into their friendly neighborhood grocer. Latino Supermarket, our third stop on French Street (see the first here and the second here) is a good example of that.
We enter on the left side of the approximately 4000 square foot store to produce and meat in the first room. Grocery/dairy/frozen and the register and exit are in the second room to the right. The building, by the way, seems to be newly built around 2012, making it relatively new.
Apologies for the blurry picture. Some dairy and a large butcher are in the back of this room, and looking back up towards the entrance...
Notice the Rite Aid carts lined up by the entrance! And moving into the second room...
The selection, as we can see, is very complete.
Latino Supermarket uses the Krasdale storebrand, although it doesn't seem that they're a full member of the Krasdale cooperative.
And there you have it! Before we leave this part of the city entirely there is one more store just around the corner from this on Suydam Street that we're also touring today, so make sure to check that out! Tomorrow we have a former supermarket up near the Rutgers campus on Grocery Archaeology.