Congratulations to Oberlin IGA and store owner Leo Braido for receiving FIVE STAR status for the 5th year in a row.
IGA Five Star Awards are provided to the IGA retailers who meet high quality standards for product and customer service.
2020 was a difficult year for many independent retailers, many like Oberlin IGA, however, rose to the occasion and increased their focus. On April 21, 2020, The Chronical Telegram featured an article titled “Recommended: Oberlin Residents Hold Thank You Walk For IGA Workers”.
Over the years, Leo has continued to make improvements to his store and in May recently installed new refrigerated display cases manufactured by Purecold and installed by Pro HVAC/R, in Avon Lake, Ohio.
Purecold manufactures a new style of refrigerated display cases that operate like home refrigerators and they are energy efficient and use an environmentally friendly refrigerant.
In the future the growth for this new kind of refrigerated display case, which can be installed anywhere in the store to improve customer satisfaction is unlimited. Retailers have reported large increases in the Grab and Go meals. Consumers are cooking more at home, however they want to shorten the time to prepare a meal or are looking for healthier varieties.
Be sure to stop by the Oberlin IGA (facebook) and experience hometown shopping at it's best!