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Shopping As a Family Affair

Shopping As a Family Affair
From left: Anil Reddy with his wife, Son Mati and mother, Dhan Bhayw at MH Supermarket, Nadi on September 14, 2017. Photo: Arieta Vakasukawaqa
September 15
11:00 2017

If you have a busy schedule and desire to nourish yourself and your family with healthy, home-cooked foods then you must get in the habit of drawing up a shopping list.

One of the biggest mistakes consumers make when grocery shopping is not having a list. Having a grocery list when shopping saves you time, money and can ultimately have an effect on your health.

While strolling down the isle of MH Supermarket in Nadi, we met a 50-year-old, Anil Reddy.

Mr Reddy is our SUN Shopper for this week and he encouraged shoppers to always carry with them a grocery list while doing their shopping.

He was doing his weekly shopping with his family when we met him.

For a busy man like Mr Anil, Wednesday is always the best day for him and his family to do their shopping.

He said if you go into the store knowing what you already need to buy, you won’t waste countless minutes wandering the store debating on what sounds good or what you feel like eating before you decide what products to place in your grocery cart.

Have your grocery list, get the items on your list, and get out. Bottom line: quit wasting time in the grocery store; make a list is what he suggests.

Mr Reddy also said shopping is a good way to spend quality time with your family.

He was accomnpanied by his wife, Son Mati, 52,  and mother 73-year-old, Dhan Bhayw, at MH Supermarket in Nadi doing their weekly shopping.

“We always bring my mother along with us, so we can also do her shopping.

“This is one great way for us to spend family time together because most of the time I am always busy with work,” he added.

Mr Reddy said growing up was not easy, but he learnt the pecks of surviving life from his mother’s upbringing.

The Nadi carrier driver added that he doesn’t like to over spend when shopping, which is why sticking to the list was important.

“I don’t like over spending so I am very careful when i am doing our weekly shopping, I always look for cheap prices, one that is within our budget,” Mr Reddy said.

His wife echoed similar sentiments.

“I am here with my mother-in-law and my husband. We get to spend time out together as family,” she added.  Their shopping list included basic needs like sugar, flour, cooking oil, cleaning detergents and other food products.

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