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Old 01-30-2013, 01:55 PM
 
Location: midtown mile area, Atlanta GA
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Hate to tell you, but they all look the same behind the walls, coolers, and doors.
So? As long as my feet aren't sticking to the floor, and the meat is properly wrapped. Kroger just always looks dark and dingy and drepressing.
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Old 01-30-2013, 01:58 PM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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So? As long as my feet aren't sticking to the floor, and the meat is properly wrapped. Kroger just always looks dark and dingy and drepressing.
Hate grocery store feet! The older Publix's of Florida are disgusting. These are new, so that's why they look clean.
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Old 01-30-2013, 09:23 PM
 
Location: Inman Park
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I shop Kroger because of the Plus card, but I don't like either of them. I'm down here only five months from the northeast: I want ShopRite! And Stop 'n' Shop! And Foodtown!

Only half-kidding. I was living in Buckhead...Disco Kroger has a great wine selection and some produce that I can't find in my current Kroger (Edgewood? Near Inman Park). But neither is great about produce, and it leaves me scratching my head: where DOES the Boston lettuce go? Why is that weird parsley all over the place, when the Italian parsley isn't? And can I get a decent ****take mushroom?

But both Krogers are not great. I can't find much lamb, or veal (that's a joke, I've seen ZERO veal). the fish selection is slim, and I can't even find San Marzano canned tomatoes. For the record, these are all things in abundant supply in the crappy Foodtown down the street from me in NJ. I know I'm somewhere else now, but I was surprised that the selection is so different.

Publix is always more expensive, and Kroger is convenient. At some point, I'm just going to have to raise a calf or something.
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Old 01-30-2013, 10:18 PM
 
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Yes, lol! stop'n'shop is such a good grocery store. I've also lived in upstate New York and I miss Wegman's the most
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Old 01-30-2013, 10:26 PM
 
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The older Publix's of Florida are disgusting.
There is some truth to this.

Back when I lived in Florida, all the Publix stores looked like they were built in the early 60s and never updated. Remember those nasty green curtains? How about that white neon legacy Publix sign? Well, I always kind of liked the neon, but it did look retro....I bet it would be cool nowadays.

Anyway, Publix stores in Florida were disgusting. When I lived there in the early 90s, I avoided Publix like the plague and shopped at Albertsons, which was nice and new and big. When I moved to Atlanta, I was pretty suprised to see Publix stores here that were nice and new and I began shopping there. Publix has since renovated every store in Florida that I know of. There may be some grimey ones left, but it looks like when they decided to leave Florida, Publix really upped its game and decided to compete seriously.
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Old 01-30-2013, 11:12 PM
 
Location: Woodstock, GA
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And can I get a decent ****take mushroom?



Neither chain has a good variety of produce IME. If I want interesting produce I go to Whole Foods (aka Harry's). They're expensive, but the selection and quality is tremendous.
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Old 01-31-2013, 06:33 AM
 
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I shop Kroger because of the Plus card, but I don't like either of them. I'm down here only five months from the northeast: I want ShopRite! And Stop 'n' Shop! And Foodtown!

Only half-kidding. I was living in Buckhead...Disco Kroger has a great wine selection and some produce that I can't find in my current Kroger (Edgewood? Near Inman Park). But neither is great about produce, and it leaves me scratching my head: where DOES the Boston lettuce go? Why is that weird parsley all over the place, when the Italian parsley isn't? And can I get a decent ****take mushroom?

But both Krogers are not great. I can't find much lamb, or veal (that's a joke, I've seen ZERO veal). the fish selection is slim, and I can't even find San Marzano canned tomatoes. For the record, these are all things in abundant supply in the crappy Foodtown down the street from me in NJ. I know I'm somewhere else now, but I was surprised that the selection is so different.

Publix is always more expensive, and Kroger is convenient. At some point, I'm just going to have to raise a calf or something.
you may want to try Dekalb Farmers Market for your meat and produce needs...
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Old 01-31-2013, 06:40 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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my current Kroger (Edgewood? Near Inman Park)
The hipster Kroger. It is in Edgewood, because Inman Park and Candler Park do not want chain stores.
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Old 01-31-2013, 09:12 AM
 
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I prefer Kroger, due to prices/plus card. However, Publix cupcakes with the cream cheese icing is the BEST!
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Old 02-01-2013, 06:17 AM
 
Location: N. Ga
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I shop Kroger because of the Plus card, but I don't like either of them. I'm down here only five months from the northeast: I want ShopRite! And Stop 'n' Shop! And Foodtown!
I thought ShopRite was one of the most disgusting stores I'd ever shopped in. LOL Guess we all have our opinions..

I like both Publix and Kroger depending on the area and the store, but lately especially when being up in the north Ga. mountain area, I'm beginning to prefer Ingles. More expensive than Kroger's but a few of the Ingles can compete with both for size, availability of items, and shopping experience.
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