Customers have concerns about the future of their neighborhood grocery store.
The shelves aren’t stocked as usual at Piggly Wiggly locations in the metro. We stopped by locations in Brandon and in Jackson.
One manager I talked to couldn’t explain the low inventory but as far as
he knows the Piggly Wiggly stores are staying open in our area.
Some customers consider Piggly Wiggly a part of their lives.
“I grew up working at the store,” said Kelvin Johson of Jackson. “I came through high school working at the store.”
Johnson shops here and seeing the bare shelves makes him think the worst is yet to come.
“We go through the shelves,” said Johnson. “It looks like they are going out of business. “
Long-time shopper Rosie Veals noticed a lot of her favorite foods haven’t been available.
“I came for an onion, cabbage, and there wasn’t anything,” said Veals.
“It was empty.”
Even though she says the store doesn’t have the best selection of items, Veals says she’ll continue shopping at Piggly Wiggly.
We weren’t able to reach the owner of the Piggly Wiggly stores in our area for comment. We will keep you updated as soon as we find why some of the shelves