Discount stores

Discount stores reach “saturation point”

The continued rise in the cost of living and other societal pressures has led to a steady increase in demand for Footscray discount grocery store.

Cheaper Buy Miles offers discounts of up to 90% compared to traditional supermarkets due to ordering inventory near or beyond their expiry dates, bulk ordering and importing inventory directly from providers.

Cheaper Buy Miles managing director Grant Miles said demand has increased over the past few weeks.

“It’s been a steady increase of 5-10% per week,” he said.

“It’s obviously because of the exorbitant cost (of food).”

Mr Miles said the company is constantly changing its stock, but supply issues have also started to limit what is available.

“We are a unique company because we sell products that are almost out of date,” he said.

“That means we’re not reordering inventory.

“The products change every day and every week.”

Mr Miles said that at times the Footscray and Brunswick stores had limited space to accommodate all visiting customers and reached a “saturation point”.

“There’s kind of a finite supply,” he said.

“Our stores are quite small.”

Mr Miles said one of the benefits of the supply issues was that they could always source gourmet and bespoke products.


Matthew Sims