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Success Stories

Small Town Grocery Store Prides Itself on Making Your Shopping Experience the Best it Can Be

Tammi Schone
REAP
Photo Chuck's Foodland, Inc.

Many people in rural communities will agree that having access to a grocery store is very important to the community.  It means easy access to healthy foods, not to mention it provides jobs and tax revenue.

A small-town grocery business in Beresford, Chuck’s Foodland, Inc. dba Fiesta Foods, prides itself on making your shopping experience the best that it can be by offering fresh produce (fruits and vegetables), high grade meats, and other food items to make high quality meals at affordable prices.

Beresford is a city in Lincoln and Union Counties (approximately two-thirds of it is in Union County and the other one-third is in Lincoln County) in South Dakota with a population of 2,005.  It is a 40-mile drive one-way to the largest city in South Dakota, Sioux Falls.  Fiesta Foods realizes the competition they are faced with by the large grocery retailers in that community.  Fiesta Foods works hard to earn the business of their community and understands that customer service is paramount to their success.

The grocery store recently installed energy efficient coolers, and LED lightening in the refrigeration units with assistance from USDA Rural Development’s Rural Energy for America Program.  The upgrades provide an aesthetically pleasing experience for customers, as well as the food being clearly visible and accessible. It also provides a significant savings by reducing the utility bill through a 76% energy savings to the store. 

A little piece of history, Beresford was incorporated in 1884, was originally called Paris, and later renamed after Lord Charles Beresford.  The store is open for its customers convenience from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 pm Monday through Saturday and 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Sunday.

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Congressional District:
Congressman Dusty Johnson