Small Business of the Week: Hancocks Neighborhood Market

Photo by Sarah Elliott

Mallory Lawrence (middle) stands with some of her employees.

Hancocks Neighborhood Market will be celebrating its 27th year in Cadiz in December.

Owner Mallory Lawrence talked about why she is proud to have a business in Cadiz.

Lawrence feels that customer service is always No. 1 in her store.

"We try to make our customers feel like family. We try to build relationships with them and make them feel important when they come in. I enjoy the relationships that I have, the friendly faces, watching kids grow up, and seeing my regulars come in and say hi," Lawrence said.

Lawrence and her sister bought the store from their father in 2009. He opened the store in 1991. The family had owned a store in Princeton and decided to open another in Cadiz because they liked the small town feel and thought it would be a good market for their business.

Lawrence encourages the community to shop locally and support small businesses. "I employ 45 people who live in the community. When people shop locally, they allow me to continue to employ local people and they spend their money in Cadiz," said Lawrence.

Lawrence also participates in the Co-op program with Trigg County High School. She said she feels it is important to teach students at a young age good work ethic, professionalism, punctuality, and good customer service.

Hancocks Neighborhood Market features a full line of grocery items, including fresh meat and produce. They also have a deli in house that makes homemade hot and cold foods like; pimento cheese, twice baked potatoes, pasta salad, fried chicken, cakes, pies, and many more.

They also cater events. Orders can be called in and picked up as well.

If you are unable to shop for yourself, Lawrence provides a grocery delivery service. She says that they have done this for the past 10 years, but it has really taken off in the last few months.

Hancocks Neighborhood Market will host Customer Appreciation Day again on June 22. Stop by and eat lunch and talk with Lawrence and the employees.

Lawrence would like to express her gratitude to the community for supporting her and her family so much and for those that voted for her business to be featured.

Keep an eye on the store, Lawrence says something new is coming and they are all excited about it. We will keep you updated as we learn more.

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