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Nestlé roams

Published:Thursday | July 28, 2016 | 12:00 AM
St Andrew: Here is an extremely happy proprietor, Debbie Waugh of Waugh Wholesale in Golden Spring that has been around for 22 years. She was shocked when the team visited her … she is still dancing.
A beaming Nadine Thomas from Golden Farm Groceries (right) was one of the Kingston winners (seen here with igloo and coffee maker) with Nestle Mystery Shop agent Marsha Page sharing the moment.
Nadine Thomas' display
St Mary … ah-hah … our first male winner Rendell Williams of Bob’s Super Centre!

Picture this - a white minivan roaming the country week after week, making surprise stops at small shops supplied largely by Nestlé sub-distributors. Aboard the van are the mystery shop agents ... sneaking up on these shops.

It's with good intent, mind you, because if these shops have what is required, the proprietors could be left smiling from ear to ear.

What is required?

They must have, displayed on two shelves, the following: six packs of any of the range of Nestlé breakfast cereal; six cartons of Maggi Season Up All Purpose; six cartons of any of the range of Maggi soups; six packs of any of the range of Milo products; six cartons of any of the range of Nescafe 3 in 1; six packs of any of the range of Nestum pouches, and six packs of Klim pouches.

The prizes include: two cases of products (of the shopkeeper's choice) from the stipulated list of purchase; a 38qt Coleman Chest Cooler (igloo) and a 55-cup coffee maker/kettle.

It's been quite an experience to date ... with most operators expressing, almost in chorus ... "mi caah believe it". Pictures, however, tell the story. Have a look at some of the winners.