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What are the items that I should bring with me because they’re not available (or are too expensive) where I am going?

In the Memphis metropolitan area, there is an abundance of shopping opportunities with pharmacies supermarkets, department stores, and outdoor and indoor shopping centers (malls) available. However, we do recommend that you bring enough prescription medication (if needed and in case of an emergency) until you become familiar with your new home and can have prescription written locally.
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Will anyone have particular trouble finding clothes that fit?

You will not have any problems finding clothes to fit as most clothing stores carry a wide assortment of sizes. There are also many specialty stores for taller and larger -sized people. To get a list of these stores, check the local phone book or the Internet. If a garment needs to be fitted, many of the local dry cleaners offer tailoring services. Also, most suit shops provide fitting services as well.
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What grocery stores do expats in your city shop at?

There are many grocery stores to choose from. There are small family owned markets, smaller specialty markets and large chain stores such as Safeway. Depending on your personal preferences you should be able to find all of your favorite foods in the local area.
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Where can other household items (such as cleaning materials and home furnishings) be found?

Household items can be found at most malls and in specific department stores. Large chain stores such as Wal-mart, Target and Kmart also sell a wide variety of household items.

For furniture needs, there are specific furniture stores that specialize in home decor from different countries and regions around the world. Department stores such as Macy's or JC Penney's also carry furniture as well, but with a more limited selection.
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What are factors that might affect my shopping habits in this country/city?

Price is the number one factor when shopping. It will be different from store to store. Otherwise, the only other factors are special needs and location. Keep in mind, some stores will not deliver items to you, if you live too far from the store location.
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IMPORTANT NOTE:

Crown Relocations has made every effort to present accurate information. However, regulations, rates and other variables are subject to change and Crown Relocations cannot accept responsibility for the errors that might result. Should you have any questions or need additional information, please contact your local Crown representative.

 

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