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Grocery Shopping? Count Your Bags!


by Carol Fleming - 09/17/2010


"This article provides useful information on what and what not is available in the most popular grocery stores in Saudi Arabia. Furthermore this article provides details on tactics some baggers may use to abscond with your groceries!"


Going grocery shopping in Saudi Arabia at one of the large grocery stores such as Tamimi (Safeway), Panda or Danube, will have many similarities to grocery shopping in a large grocery store anywhere. There will be an extensive selection of fresh fruits and vegetables. Staples and canned goods will carry products and brands recognized internationally. The deli will have a wide selection of fresh meats, cold cuts, cheeses and other appetizing selections. The meat selection, fresh and frozen, may differ in its selections somewhat. There will be a wide array of cuts and choices of beef and chicken. There will likely be an even wider selection of lamb and veal than some expatriates may be accustomed to if coming to Saudi Arabia from North America. There will be no choices or selections of pork products on display or available in these stores since pork and associated by-products is prohibited in Saudi Arabia. The grocery stores will have an in-house bakery with tantalizing sweets, fresh breads and desserts but the freshly made products will be oriented for the Saudi market. Danube has the largest variety of desserts among both Eastern and Western favorites. The majority of desserts in Tamimi and Panda will be more for the Saudi customers featuring delicious baklava and other sweets made with honey and nuts. All of the grocery stores will have a wide variety of fresh spices.

However, one difference where a customer needs to be both alert and wary is at the check-out counter and especially if bearing a laden down cart filled with groceries. It is standard that Tamimi, Panda and Danube have employees who are usually expatriates from India, Bangladesh or Pakistan who will bag the groceries and take them out to the customer’s car or taxi. These employees may not receive a high salary and as a result, can be prone to desperation. An unwary customer may find himself or herself short of one or two grocery bags if not keeping a close eye on the number of bags and confirms their placement either in the cart or trunk of a vehicle. A bagger may casually place a bag on the floor instead of inside the grocery cart while bagging or may “forget” to place a bag in the trunk of a car. If his error is pointed out, he will smile and be very apologetic for his forgetfulness.

My husband and I experienced this ‘art of forgetfulness’ multiple times and in speaking with others, learned that this was a common ploy on the part of many baggers. Don’t forget to count your bags!

Carol Fleming


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Thursday 23 September 2010, 6:34 am
Hello, My name is Ruchi and I live in Australia. I have been very curious about how the majority of saudi's buy their meat. From Australia, we send sheep by boats alive as saudi and other middle east people apparently want them alive rather than chilled or frozen. So it was interesting to read your article about saudi shopping centers and meat sections. Can you tell me if the majority of Saudis buy from supermarkets or do they buy from wet markets for daily meals?

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