Tienda Y Panaderia Santiago

Maria Contreras is the owner of Tienda Y Panaderia Santiago and has established the business for approximately 11 years. Maria works at the store with her family as a family business. Maria says that the bread she makes is just like being in Oaxaca, MX. Many customers travel from afar to get some of the hot bread she makes fresh daily. Some travel from as far as California, Washington, Salem, and Portland. Maria also sells Pinatas for big or small parties as well as other common Mexican products. Her store is full of Mexican candy to the smell of home-baked Mexican bread.

Maria Contreras es la duena de la Tienda y Panaderia Santiago y su negocio ha estado establecido por aproximadamente 11 anos. Maria trabaja en la tienda con su familia como un negocio familiar. Ella dice que el pan que ella hace es como el autentico pan Oaxaqueno. Muchos de sus clientes viajan desde lejos para probar el pan fresco y recien sacado del horno todos los dias, algunos clientes vienen de California, Washington, Salem y Portland. Maria tambien vende Pinatas de varios tamanos para las fiestas y algunos productos mexicanos como dulces . El olor de pan recien horneado impregna su panaderia abriendo el apetito.

When talking with Maria she said she had found an increase in sales since she has been using Facebook for her advertising. About 3 years ago she was asked by customers if she could get other special products from Oaxaca, MX, and she said that she is researching the needs of customers and may need a bigger business soon as business picks up. Some of the challenges she has faced through the years are when it gets hot outside, and the bread is fresh from the ovens. It’s hard to sell so she’s thinking of some new ideas to work around some of these challenges for the store.

Cuando platicaba con Maria, me comentaba que ha notado un incremento en sus ventas desde que esta usando el facebook para promocionarse. Aproximadamente desde hace 3 anos ,sus clientes le han pedido productos especiales de Oaxaca, Mexico, ella esta tomando en cuenta esto y piensa que necesitara un local mas grande para poder seguir satisfaciendo a sus clientes. Uno de los retos a los que ella se enfrenta cada ano es que en la temporada de calor, el pan no es muy apetecible por lo que esta pensando en nuevas ideas para enfrentar este reto en su tienda.

The store hours are Tuesday-Saturday 7am-8pm and Sunday 7am-11am
1039 River Rd Eugene, Or 97404
Phone: (541) 461-1650

by Craig Kenney

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