Where from did you buy your groceries today? Whom did it help?The current trend in many urban cities and rapidly growing towns is to buy everything from a supermarket, local mall or online website.
Let's start with the 'daily groceries'. Most of us would have accompanied our parents or grandparents to the local market to buy our vegetables from the local vendors sitting on the ground or in a small row of shops. After some haggling, we would get bags full of vegetables and fruits home.
Unfortunately, this trend is slowly being replaced with shopping from big super-malls, outlets and online big basket like units. I agree it looks neat and fashionable to buy a pear wrapped in three layers of tissue/wax papers, but who are we helping? We are making profits for the supermarkets (making the rich richer) and forgetting the simple vendor in our own locality ( making the poor poorer).
Would be interesting to know what others do? ( we buy from both).