The Javi Grocery basket includes products such as eggs, pasta, fruit and vegetables The Benimaclet grocery store proposal has been a success and customers come from all over Valencia and its metropolitan area The minister and vice president, Yolanda Díaz, has applauded the initiative of this small As soon as they learned of Yolanda Díaz’s proposal to create a cheap shopping basket to help families in the face of rising prices, Javi and Maite got down to work and began to design an offer from their grocery store, in the Valencian neighborhood of Benimaclet. After doing many numbers, they have created a shopping basket of 28 basic items for 29 euros. “We saw that we could do it and we launched ourselves. We do not obtain any benefit with this offer, but we are a privileged establishment with a loyal clientele and we got down to work”, explains Javi Torres, owner of Ultramarinos Javi. From the first moment, The proposal has been a success and orders from interested customers continue to arrive. “It’s working very well. Many people are having a hard time and they need it. They come not only from the neighborhood, but also from all over Valencia and from many towns in the metropolitan area,” says the merchant. The basket offered to NIUS customers therefore ensures that they will keep it as long as necessary. “We started thinking about making the offer for a few weeks, but we will continue until the end of the year or as long as the clients continue to ask for it,” says Javi. An initiative that Yolanda Díaz herself has applauded from her Twitter account. “This case has moved me,” said the second vice president of the Government, who praised this “sample of collective solidarity.” This case has moved me, an example of small business that shows that things can be done differently. A whole show of collective solidarity. This is the country to be proud of ❤️ https://t.co/p8Lt7t3iTo— Yolanda Díaz (@Yolanda_Diaz_) September 21, 2022 Healthy basket “Yes, a large area could do it too” explains Javi, who adds that “we have opted for healthy products”. Along with eggs or pasta, Serrano ham or cheese is included, as well as vegetables such as courgettes, leeks or carrots and, of course, fruit such as apples and bananas. They also offer the option of being able to exchange some products for others if the customer wishes. “If a person who is celiac comes, we give him the option of choosing what suits his needs without any problem,” says Javi. Solidarity shop Javi and Maite are well known in their neighborhood, not only for their friendliness and the quality of their products, but also for their solidarity.
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