Grocery Life December 5, 2014

rocky hill christmas tree
Rocky Hill Christmas Tree

Grocery Life December 5, 2014

By Tom Butler

Good afternoon from Butler and Bailey Market. I hope everyone is having a good week!

The excitement continues to build for the Rocky Hill Christmas parade tomorrow. The customers have been asking about it all week. We have also sold quite a few t shirts, hoodies and parade Christmas ornaments.

The weather has looked iffy all week but Todd Howell told me last night that the rain is going to move out in the morning. We should have nice weather by the time the parade starts.

We have been busy at the store this week. When Christmas nears we start getting a lot of special orders so we have already started to put those together. We have learned the hard way that you cannot wait until the last minute to start on these.

We have a few customers that give the gift of meat every year. Every year their orders for these meat baskets grow which tells me they are always a big hit as gifts. Ashley, in our meat department, does a great job of putting these together.

I have a great gift idea for you if you are searching for a gift for the man that has everything. Buy him a Yeti cooler and then bring it to us to make a steak basket out of it.

Last year Erica got me a Yeti and I love it! It turns out several of my friends got them from their wives and they love them also. These are expensive coolers but you get what you pay for and guys love them.

yeti cooler blue

We are using Yeti coolers on some of the basket orders we have already received. This customer is giving them to some of the key people in his company as well as family members. He is using the roadie size as well as the 35 tundra size.

Here is an example of one we made with the roadie size.

yeti cooler 1

If you are interested in this idea we charge 25 dollars to put the cooler basket together plus whatever you pick out to put in the basket. We will have it packed with ice and decorated. The ice will keep for days in the cooler so you can put it under the tree a day or two in advance of Christmas morning.

He will love the steaks and have a great cooler that will last forever. Let us know if we can help you with one.

You could get your wife this for Christmas but based on my experience, expensive jewelry or a new car would work better.

I hope to see you all at the parade tomorrow!

Thanks for letting us be a part of your community,

Tom Butler


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7513 Northshore Dr.

Knoxville, TN 37919


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