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Old 08-13-2014, 08:43 AM
 
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I love self-checkout too.
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Old 08-13-2014, 08:52 AM
 
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Me 3...love self-checkout. I usually bring my own bags and pack them better than the bag boy/girl.

I have the opposite problem though, instead of not ringing up, I ring my meat up and then pack it in a plastic bag cause I don't want the meat in the cloth ones, and forget to grab the plastic bag! Then, I have to go back and show receipt! I've never had a problem with customer service though, they just look at my receipt and tell me to get what I forgot. I then get refund or pay the difference.
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Old 08-13-2014, 12:30 PM
 
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Hmm....I haven't read through this whole thread and it's probably ancient, but here's my take.

I have been loyal Publix shopper for most of my time in Atlanta. But when I moved to the hood the nearest is a Kroger.

My perception has always been that Publix was cleaner and classier and fresher produce etc.

However - Kroger is growing on me. I can't say either's produce compares to anything like Whole Foods, these days, but Kroger carries certiain product lines that Publix does not. I quite like their Private Select label products as well.

I do prefer Publix meat to Kroger's strange pre-packaged meat. And I prefer publix dairy selection.

I definitely prefer Kroger's prices. Publix is definitely more expensive.

I also prefer Kroger's bakery for some things, but Publix bakery for others.

I think ultimately - Publix conveys a different surrounding demographic than Kroger does - but really it's 6 of one half-dozen of the other, depending on what my shopping needs and budget are at any given point in time.
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Old 08-13-2014, 03:02 PM
 
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I do shopping for most of my staples at Walmart Supercenter (yeah, ugh, I know). In terms of the two grocers, I prefer Publix. I love their prepared foods and their meats/produce are quality. The employees are friendly and it's just a very pleasant environment. My primary issue with Kroger is that their meats are mostly processed/low quality ("enhanced" pork chops and other meats, meats injected with broths/hormones/sodium/preservatives, and notorious brands like Tyson for chicken). Overall Kroger just seems to be lower quality (and sometimes kind of ghetto). The "Use Your EBT" stickers on their prepared foods makes me shake my head.
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Old 08-13-2014, 03:06 PM
 
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I do shopping for most of my staples at Walmart Supercenter (yeah, ugh, I know). In terms of the two grocers, I prefer Publix. I love their prepared foods and their meats/produce are quality. The employees are friendly and it's just a very pleasant environment. My primary issue with Kroger is that their meats are mostly processed/low quality ("enhanced" pork chops and other meats, meats injected with broths/hormones/sodium/preservatives, and notorious brands like Tyson for chicken). Overall Kroger just seems to be lower quality (and sometimes kind of ghetto). The "Use Your EBT" stickers on their prepared foods makes me shake my head.

How is the Wal-Mart Supercenter grocery shopping btw?

I have never done it, save one time I was in their to get something else, and found some really beautiful red-globe grapes that beat the quality of any of the grocery stores in my area. (There will be one opening just down the block from my Kroger soon)
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Old 08-14-2014, 12:21 AM
 
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I'm not altogether sure Publix does not have self checkout lanes because they close at 9 so I have never been forced to use them.

I definitely agree that self checkout lanes encourage theft because I have done it myself. I used to wonder why people would use a self checkout lane when the regular lanes were open, but now I know. I tried to ring up a couple of green tomatoes and finally just said forget it and threw them back in the cart. I would have been totally fine with paying if I could have found the friggin thing on the screen, but I was tired and I wanted to go home.
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You hate self-check out machines? I LOVE THEM.

Maybe it's just me, but I am fed up with dealing with attitudinal cashiers at the grocery stores in my neck of the woods.

And let's not even mention that a lot of these stores simply refuse to staff ALL of their cash register lanes. Wal-Mart on Gresham Rd is heavily egregious in doing this.

My time is important to me.

And I would rather not waste it spending precious time waiting while someone fumbles around in their pocketbook for an ebt card to pay for their goods...and THEN use a regular bankcard to pay the other portion for their goods...while at the same time asking the cashier for a pack of cigarettes...and then pulling out a wad of cash to initiate a SEPARATE transaction on behalf of someone else!!!

To me if you are going to leave 1 or 2 human-operated cash register lanes consistently empty, then at the very least, replace those empty lanes with the equivalent amount of self-check out machines.

You can't convince me to back to the human cashier-way of doing things.

That way just sucks dog poop!!!
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Me 3...love self-checkout. I usually bring my own bags and pack them better than the bag boy/girl.

I have the opposite problem though, instead of not ringing up, I ring my meat up and then pack it in a plastic bag cause I don't want the meat in the cloth ones, and forget to grab the plastic bag! Then, I have to go back and show receipt! I've never had a problem with customer service though, they just look at my receipt and tell me to get what I forgot. I then get refund or pay the difference.
Publix does have self checkout at very few locations if customers want them. New stores in its Charlotte Division's Charlotte, North Carolina market have them.

I am not saying I have a dislike for self checkout lanes. I like to use one. I used one at an Ingle's yesterday. It is practical if you have few items and desire to get out quickly. If you have cart loads of groceries, use the regular checkout.
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Old 08-14-2014, 04:32 AM
 
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Publix typically has self-checkout I thought? Except maybe the Midtown one. That one may be too small a footprint. I know Paces Ferry and Camp Creek do for sure though.
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Old 08-14-2014, 04:37 AM
 
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I've been in several Publix stores that have self - check out lanes but many still don't.
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Old 08-14-2014, 03:52 PM
 
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Publix typically has self-checkout I thought? Except maybe the Midtown one. That one may be too small a footprint. I know Paces Ferry and Camp Creek do for sure though.
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I've been in several Publix stores that have self - check out lanes but many still don't.
I am yet to see a Publix across upstate South Carolina have self checkout. I wonder if its new Greenwood, South Carolina store will have it.
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Old 08-16-2014, 06:49 AM
 
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One thing I have to ask about Kroger. Have y'all had issues with expired Dairy and Eggs being still on the shelf? This has happened to me in 2 different krogers now. Both of them were in the hood so maybe it was a matter of management, but I just find it strange. I've never had that issue at Publix, or god forbid, Whole Foods.
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