Lima, Peru | Tuesday, March 28, 2017 10:13 pm | | |
|A bodega in Peru: the little corner stores maintain a majorty market share of consumer goods purchases, despite the growing prevalence of supermarkets. (Photo: José Antonio Galloso via Flickr)|
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Agree completely with the article. It'll be a long time before the big companies can usurp the place the bodegas have in everyday people's lives.# pk12 says :
# Rick Crosby says :
Certainly! Bodegas are part of the identity of Peru These corner stores help create community and should be supported by municipalities.
The corners stores will always be successful in any city in Peru. They are the flavor and tradition of Peru. You might say, they are Peru's trademark.# Elena says :
The first place I head for whenever I come back to Peru to visit (about every other year) is my "chino". They know me and welcome me back every time. Lima would not be Lima without bodegas!!!# Natalie says :
Personally, I just can't stand the lines in the supermarkets. I always choose the bodega.# S Miah says :
I really loved reading this artical, Bodegas are totally add to what makes Peru a very friendly community focused place. I hope the big capitalist companies never start affecting the small traders which will cause social damage to communities.# Keith says :
My wife is from Peru and we walked to the corner Bodega to buy little things needed. And I was taken back to the local store where my grandmother was from, in the coal mining patch towns of western PA. I miss those local stores, and wish we had them here in the states. I hope Peru never gets to modern so as to lose that sense of self, which is personal interaction between human beings. That is what is so beautiful about Peru.# Carlos Eduardo Jaramillo says :
Bodegas, or convenience stores, whatever one to chooses to call them, will always have a presence in retail. The simple reason why is that consumers are willing to pay more for certain categories of items (beverages, snacks, candy, tobacco, liquor....) if they can purchase them quickly and conveniently.