The produce department at the new Brothers II Supermarket on Dudley Street may not rival the Stop & Shop on Mass Ave, or the Whole Foods farther down Mass Ave. The new store is very tidy, however, and the fruits and vegetables are fresh and unblemished. It is also conveniently located in Uphams Corner, rather than in Newmarket or by the symphony.
We have been keeping an eye on the yellow squash to zucchini ratios at the new store, believing that a proper balance shows good stock management skills. Market research shows that a yellow to green ratio of 1:1.5 indicates a produce department that it is running efficiently and without undue waste. Four recent visits to Brothers II at different times of day yielded an average ratio of 1:1.46, well within the bounds of a five-star rating.
We will be taking a brief vacation tomorrow, but will follow up with further tidbits on Thursday.