SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, Nov. 5, 2021 (Gephardt Daily/Bill’s Marketplace/Sponsored) — When Paul Ream opened the first Reams Market back in 1944, he was plenty mindful of his customers’ needs.
They were his neighbors after all, a tight-knit community of hard-working folks; his family and friends were among them. They had busy schedules, knew the value of a buck and had a great appreciation of quality products and services.
When Reams came along they also enjoyed the convenience of being able to do most all of their shopping in just one place – a market where they could not only purchase dry goods, but also groceries, including farm-fresh produce and fresh-cut meats, and even casual western clothing, including work-wear and boots.
Nearly 80 years later, Reams family-owned-and-operated stores continue to be true to their founder’s vision, striving to provide Utah families with a quality and convenient shopping experience. Their latest innovation is online grocery shopping and curbside pickup.
“Value and convenience are what we’re all about,” said Barry Bessey, general manager for all of the Reams grocery stores along the Wasatch Front. “Our newest convenience for Reams’ shoppers is Online Ordering and Curbside Pickup at our stores in Sandy and West Jordan. This a great option for a lot of people. It’s something our customers, our friends and neighbors, said they wanted, and it’s already taking off. If demand continues to grow, we’ll add the pickup service to other stores,” Bessey said.
“It’s a simple process and it really does save time. Just go to our website at Reams2Go.com, fill out your shopping list, schedule your pickup time, and leave the rest to us. We’ll double-check your list, safely package your order, and bring it to you curbside when you come to pick it up.
“This is the kind of innovation I think Paul really would have been proud of. We anticipated this need in our community and we worked as a family to make it happen,” Bessey said.
“It was the same way in 2020. Our people really stepped up, at all of our stores, across all departments, our employees met the challenges of the day. We all pitched in, rolled up our sleeves, worked harder and worked extra hours. We made it fly and made our customers’ lives just a little bit easier.
“That’s what we are doing with the Ream’s2Go.com online ordering and curbside pickup. Just think of the time and effort we’re saving our customers. People will always want to shop in person, but when it comes to filling a basic grocery order what could be easier and more convenient than this,” Bessey asked? “No more walking the aisles when you’re in a hurry or having to check out. Grab your phone or computer, go online, fill out your list and schedule your curbside pickup.
“I started with Reams back in 1981, sorting pop bottles,” Bessey said. “The family put their faith in me and as I worked my way up I learned everything I could about the grocery business. It’s still a family run business and still dedicated to serving our community.
“I now visit all the stores on a regular basis and I see people and families, parents, kids, grandkids that have been coming to Reams for decades,” Bessey said. “We’re a part of the community, part of their lives. They know us, we know them. We’re one big family at the end of the day.”
Here’s a list to help you find a Reams near you:
- Three Reams locations sell both groceries and western wear. They are in Magna, at 7235 W. 3500 South; Kearns, at 3665 W. 6200 South; and West Jordan, at 2640 W. 9000 South.
- Focusing solely on food is the Sandy Reams location, at 8725 S. Highland Drive.
- And three Reams locations focus solely on clothing. They are in Layton, at 1040 N. Main; Heber City, at 472 N. Main; and in Provo at 1201 S. University Ave.