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About Us

Vision  Statement:
To build on our foundation as a world-class retailer and distributor that conducts business with integrity, ethics and values as our long-standing ties with our customers and our business partners.

Mission Statement:
To provide our customers with value through our products and services, while committing ourselves to providing the quality, variety and convenience that they expect.

Core Values:
The following list of core values reflects what is truly important to us as an organization.

  • Selling the highest quality products to satisfy our customers
  • We constantly innovate and raise our retail standards and try new    ideas and concepts
  • We can generate greater appreciation and loyalty from all of our customers by educating them about African food products, health and nutrition
  • Caring about our communities & our environment
  • Creating a win-win partnerships with our suppliers

Accra Market, LLC an African, Spanish, Caribbean and American grocery store was founded in April 1991 by Mrs. Cecilia Boamah who opened a small walk-in 112-foot by 65-foot neighborhood marketplace in East Hartford, Connecticut near the corner of Burnside Avenue and Long Hill Street to provide value-priced, top quality authentic African, Spanish, Caribbean and American food products to her customers. As the African population grew in East Hartford, so did Accra Market  - building its reputation for providing quality goods at competitive prices.

Today, Accra Market Grocery Company located at 168 Burnside Avenue is one of the leading African supermarket companies serving quality African authentic products and cost-conscious products to people of all diversified nationalities, but especially to those from the Caribbean Islands, African, Asian and Hispanic backgrounds. Accra Market is also a distributor of ethnic foods to other retail stores in Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Connecticut.

Accra Market long objectives has always been the following:

  1. To be an attractive, active and vocal member of the community
  2. To provide continual re-investment in the community
  3. To make Accra Market a-one-stop shop for all nationalities

Accra Market continues to maintain its own unique merchandising and customer service philosophies while also realizing the many efficiencies of being part of a larger organization. The company’s future course has been chartered in a series of forward-looking plans, which lay the foundation for Accra Market to continue its tradition of service, quality and competitive pricing. Central to those plans is the company’s philosophy of continuously opening, improving and upgrading its stores with service, merchandising and design enhancements. From the very beginning, Accra Market has responded to the changing needs of the community.

Today, Accra Market continues to set the pace with the attractive, shopper-friendly design set for its newest customers, which emphasize attractive food presentation, high-quality perishables, superior customer service and value.

Under the direction of CEO Cecilia Boamah, Accra Market presently operates at a 5,800 sq. ft. on 168 Burnside Avenue and carries approximately 50,000 different items in such well-stocked departments as those dedicated to dry groceries, African fabrics, frozen foods, produce, meat, fish and dairy products, along with a wide assortment of general merchandise and health and beauty products.

 Our quality control procedures include the following:

  • Ensuring that all products have well written specifications for all ingredients, products and origin of the products.
  • Storing products under sanitary conditions and according to correct environmental conditions (i.e. temperature and humidity).
  • Ensuring that all the products we import are registered with national agency for food administration and controlled at the country of export.

Accra Market Grocery Company has come a long way from its modest beginnings in 1991. And while the company is modern and dynamic, it still operates on the same sound principles upon which, it was founded many years ago - an unwavering commitment to customer service, quality products and significant savings, hence the motto - The Best Place For Your Grocery With The Best Price.