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memyselfandi

United States

#1 Jul 26, 2012
I would like to know how in the world this store stays in business???!!!!

Friend told me about buying some hamburger meat there and when she got home and torn into it, the inner part was all brown. Seems they are covering old ground beef with a little fresh to sell it.

I don't know how many people have told also about finding bugs in some of the food and of bugs on shelves and such.

The employees are rude.

The store is filthy .

And there prices are not any better.

I just don't get it!!!!
guest also

United States

#2 Jul 26, 2012
20 Something years ago I lived in front of there in Gazaways apartments. It has gone thru alot of names but that store has always been FILTHY!! I never shop there! Have never known their meat department to be good.
reading

Paragould, AR

#3 Jul 26, 2012
Not taking up for Country Mart, but there are bugs in all the stores. Some worse than others. Bugs get brought in, many times, in the boxes, etc. that are delivered to the stores. The stores have to make sure they deal with these problems. I don't shop in Country Mart. Go in sometimes for small amounts. Way to many places have employees that act like they are "half there". I have heard several people say that the prices are cheaper "overall" at Country Mart. I have also heard that the owners of Country Mart won't spend the money to "spruce" the place up. I don't understand why they won't. People will go where prices are cheaper. They will really go, if the place is updated. Updated will make it look much better to the customers eyes. I think the store sometimes looks dirty because it is just getting worn out.
guest
#4 Jul 26, 2012
I have gotten bad meat from there too!! I just one package of it either!! I got 4 and they looked good in the store took them home and put them in the freezer got one out the very next day and let it thaw out, and it was completely brown looked at the date again and it wasn't suppose to go bad until days later!! Oh and don' t get me started on their fruit!! Either all their strawberries are bad, all their blueberries are bad, or some other fruit they have is bad. Do they not know how to take that stuff off the shelf so it doesn't contaminate any of the other fruit around it?!
Guest

Paragould, AR

#5 Jul 27, 2012
Do not go into the back room. It is so bad floors never swept. I t is amzaing how the health dept lets them stay open.
dd

United States

#6 Jul 27, 2012
Walmarts meat is even worse. I have bought rotten chicken & ground beef from there. Hays has beat meat in town!
memyselfandi

United States

#7 Jul 27, 2012
i agree that Hays is the best by far even more so now that they have done the updates on it.
reading

Paragould, AR

#9 Jul 28, 2012
Hays always seems to be more expensive for me. Maybe it is just the items I buy.
guest

United States

#10 Jul 28, 2012
Hays is high because they don't have enough competition.
nice girl

United States

#11 Jul 29, 2012
the last two times i went to hays i got there pick five. and both times they did not give me the discount. the first time i realized it after i checked out but before i had left the store so they had to give me a refund. the last time i was there i noticed it before i paid.
shopper

Paragould, AR

#12 Jul 29, 2012
Best advice- buy your meats from hays using their pick five if possible, and then go to walmart for your other grocery needs. Hays does run some good deals from time to time, but usually walmart is cheaper. And don't forget that at walmart, you can price match :)
reading

Paragould, AR

#13 Jul 29, 2012
Good advice shopper.
happy

United States

#14 Jul 29, 2012
shopper wrote:
Best advice- buy your meats from hays using their pick five if possible, and then go to walmart for your other grocery needs. Hays does run some good deals from time to time, but usually walmart is cheaper. And don't forget that at walmart, you can price match :)
walmart is higher on their meats, detergents,paper products and sodas.and who wants to stand in line and watch them like a hawk...i just go to hays and avoid the hassel. plus hays will take your groceries to the car.
nurse

United States

#15 Jul 29, 2012
dd wrote:
Walmarts meat is even worse. I have bought rotten chicken & ground beef from there. Hays has beat meat in town!
wal mart meat is indeed horrible.
Guest

Gregory, AR

#16 Jul 29, 2012
Wal mart meat is all pre packaged and shipped in, they got rid of their own butchers sometime back. I buy all my meat and most everything else at Hays, they may be a little higher on some things but I dont have to fight Walmart and their mostly unfriendly workers. Hays is always clean and they have plenty of checkouts open.

Country Mart smells when you walk in, they do have thier own butcher like Hays but the store is just not clean enough and they do not keep their coolers cold enough for me (milk and such). I dont know about now because I no longer shop there but their cashiers use to be sooo slow and they only have one maybe 2 open at any one time.
toast

United States

#17 Jul 29, 2012
Guest wrote:
Wal mart meat is all pre packaged and shipped in, they got rid of their own butchers sometime back. I buy all my meat and most everything else at Hays, they may be a little higher on some things but I dont have to fight Walmart and their mostly unfriendly workers. Hays is always clean and they have plenty of checkouts open.

Country Mart smells when you walk in, they do have thier own butcher like Hays but the store is just not clean enough and they do not keep their coolers cold enough for me (milk and such). I dont know about now because I no longer shop there but their cashiers use to be sooo slow and they only have one maybe 2 open at any one time.
Whiney baby!!
haha

Woodville, TX

#18 Aug 3, 2012
The meat is NOT bad if it turns brown take it back they'll exchange right there I worked there and I made the ground beef FRESH!!!
guest

United States

#19 Aug 3, 2012
haha wrote:
The meat is NOT bad if it turns brown take it back they'll exchange right there I worked there and I made the ground beef FRESH!!!
True ground beef is not naturally red/pink when ready to package. That is added for sale appearance. I like country mart but use common since at any store and, I've bought from all. Strange odor, odd slimy appearance would be a trigger. Also if cooked well done, which ground beef should be, something like 70-80 percent of risk is removed no matter if it's to the point of being bad. But of course that's not desired but basically observing, checking, and cooking right is the proper thing to do. All the listed places including hays I've had to bypass a package that was suspect.
ledbettere de

Paragould, AR

#20 Aug 4, 2012
has anybody ever noticed that some of the employees are higher then a kite? either the management is blind or just doesn't care. a honest employee can call in sick and get chewed out by manager. a druggie employee calls in and he is concerned about them hoping they "get better soon". HA!!! He is an idiot!!! and the pay....that is a joke!!! a cashier makes just about as much as a office person. which is totally stupid!! office people have more responsibity and they get paid maybe 10 cents mroe! i do not know how he keeps the few decent employees that he does have. do not know how that store stays open. it needs ac but manager won't get it fixe. coolers are not as cool as they need be. i would not bye my cat anything from there to eat.that store needs cleaned up, needs a new manager that does not alow drugheads to work there.
x shopper

United States

#21 Nov 16, 2012
ledbettere de wrote:
has anybody ever noticed that some of the employees are higher then a kite? either the management is blind or just doesn't care. a honest employee can call in sick and get chewed out by manager. a druggie employee calls in and he is concerned about them hoping they "get better soon". HA!!! He is an idiot!!! and the pay....that is a joke!!! a cashier makes just about as much as a office person. which is totally stupid!! office people have more responsibity and they get paid maybe 10 cents mroe! i do not know how he keeps the few decent employees that he does have. do not know how that store stays open. it needs ac but manager won't get it fixe. coolers are not as cool as they need be. i would not bye my cat anything from there to eat.that store needs cleaned up, needs a new manager that does not alow drugheads to work there.
not shopped at cm for years, still the same manager? 50- 55 half bald guy?

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