The Cloud family has been serving the community of Carthage, Missouri, since 1959. Cloud’s Meats is a full retail shop selling local smoked meats, sausages with a full deli. They provide catering options, sell wholesale and private label products as well as provide deer and wild game processing in the fall and winter. When coronavirus hit their town, the community had a hard time finding essentials at their local markets. The Cloud’s took action to help their community and provided an alternate source of basic staples to sell in their retail store.
A 20+ year Sysco Customer, Cloud’s Meats ordered essential items such as toilet paper, hamburger & hotdog buns, dinner rolls, white & wheat bread, French toast sticks, waffles, butter and pasta. Mike Cloud reported that his Pop-Up Market saw a 25% increase in sales the first week with the added essentials. He continues to add more items as necessary to fill the community needs.
Shoppers all over the country are faced with limited inventory and shortages on essential items for their households. Restaurants and markets like Cloud’s Meats have a tremendous opportunity to fill the need with pop-up shops and ‘grocerants’ for their communities. Cloud’s Meats offers curbside service so customers have the convenience of practicing safe social distancing and remaining healthy while still receiving their essentials.