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Weekly Time Waster - ‘Idle Supermarket Tycoon’

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Ever walked into Hannaford, Walmart or some other grocery/retail store and wondered what it would be like to own and run a business such as those? Well, I can’t tell you how to invest your money, but I can tell you that it’s possible in the world of video games.

“Idle Supermarket Tycoon” has you take on the role of a business owner who opens up a small mini-mart in town. Your goal is to grow from a small local grocery mart into a major supermarket. The game sees you starting off with a small amount of cash, which you use to design your supermarket and fill it with decently-priced, average-quality items. As you grow, you can offer higher quality products and sell them for more. For instance, you might start off with the basics in your vegetable section, but you can later start stocking specialty and health focused vegetables.

You have to make many decisions along the way. Do you want to build a new section like a Deli, or should you upgrade your registers to help get people through checkout faster? Should you invest in more parking for your customers so more people can shop at once, or should you upgrade the butcher shop as most of your customers are requesting higher quality meat? You also are in charge of hiring quality employees and setting their wages. A butcher might make less money than an electronics expert. Which leads me to the point of as you grow, you can start becoming more than a grocery mart and expand into having electronics, home goods and more.

A good supermarket also has a marketing plan. “Idle Supermarket Tycoon” lets you dive into the world of customer interaction as you develop marketing strategies to attract new customers and perform research to find out what your customers want – and what they don’t.

“Idle Supermarket Tycoon” is a fun little supermarket management game; it’s free to download on the Android and IOS stores.

Last modified on Tuesday, 22 October 2019 13:41


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