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Old 08-23-2010, 11:22 AM
 
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Someone mentioned Bloom. ........
This is warmed over Foodlion. It's their version of an upscale store. Originally the concept was to introduce a lot of technology in the store to attract upscale yuppie type customers, but generally that technology stuff didn't work out. The first Bloom was built on Harris Blvd about 6 years ago to great fanfare. Mostly, these days, they are converted Foodlions, repackaged food, and higher prices.
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Old 08-23-2010, 11:25 AM
 
Location: East Lansing, MI
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...but a previous poster spoke of a lack of this type of thing in this area...
Absolutely, and that's where my comments are really directed. The OP listed the "eat in" areas of the supermarket as one of the most important things that made it "better" than our local offerings. I'm of the mind that to most grocery shoppers that is a non-issue. Price and selection are FAR more important factors of what make a grocery store "good" for me.
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Old 08-23-2010, 11:43 AM
 
Location: The place where the road & the sky collide
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Absolutely, and that's where my comments are really directed. The OP listed the "eat in" areas of the supermarket as one of the most important things that made it "better" than our local offerings. I'm of the mind that to most grocery shoppers that is a non-issue. Price and selection are FAR more important factors of what make a grocery store "good" for me.
My friend & her husband had come down to see his 3 kids. They have to drag groceries from Meijers when they come. She was thrilled to go into Ingles & see everything there that they had brought from Meijers.

I don't understand the Wegman mystique. I like Pathmark & Meijer. ShopRite is OK. I think (& could be totally wrong) that the Ingle family studied those 3 chains when they decided to switch over to the supermarket format. All I know is that I can keep my grocery spending pretty close to the same by using Ingles & Aldi instead of Pathmark & Aldi as my 2 primary stores. I drive past a Food lion to get to the Ingles. A lot of people drive past several Food Lions to get to Ingles. I have seen 1 decent looking Harris Teeter out here, & it could fit in a corner of the Ingles.
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Old 08-23-2010, 12:01 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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Disclosure: I really love Wegmans. I will say, though, that the older, smaller stores are not anything impressive. The bigger, nicer ones, though, are amazing. When I moved here from PA, the prices I was used to paying for high-quality, sometimes organic products at Wegmans were comparable to what I find here at Walmart, for the store brand. Plus I had to go to Walmart here instead of my cushy, cozy, friendly Wegmans.
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Old 08-23-2010, 01:08 PM
 
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There is a rumor that a new grocery store currently trying to get a zoning variance approved in Fort Mill is a Publix:
Ashford neighbors oppose retail plan | Fort Mill Times - Fort Mill, SC (http://www.fortmilltimes.com/2010/08/16/1219904/ashford-neighbors-oppose-retail.html - broken link)
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Old 08-23-2010, 02:23 PM
 
Location: The place where the road & the sky collide
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There is a rumor that a new grocery store currently trying to get a zoning variance approved in Fort Mill is a Publix:
Ashford neighbors oppose retail plan | Fort Mill Times - Fort Mill, SC (http://www.fortmilltimes.com/2010/08/16/1219904/ashford-neighbors-oppose-retail.html - broken link)
LOL, That's extremely interesting. Publix & Ingles are both in Spartanburg & Greenville. Several montha ago I was told by the wife of an Ingles employee, (her husband is a store manager), that Ingles is looking at land in Belmont & east Gastonia. Maybe the two stores will circle Charlotte, drawing customers out to the suburbs.
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Old 08-23-2010, 02:31 PM
 
Location: livin' the good life
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Giant Eagle isn't anything special either.
I agree, most of them are dumpy with old refrig ept and dirty....

IMO who cares about new stores coming in...I try to get in/out as fast as I can on my trips to grocery store...I don't find it a destination trip...
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Old 08-23-2010, 04:23 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Let me you all a question.... Is Tyson the only chicken you can buy here in NC. I noticed that in all 4 of Charlotte's different supermarkets you can only find Tyson chicken. No peppridge farm, no butterball....only tyson...why is this??
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Old 08-23-2010, 04:36 PM
 
Location: The place where the road & the sky collide
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Let me you all a question.... Is Tyson the only chicken you can buy here in NC. I noticed that in all 4 of Charlotte's different supermarkets you can only find Tyson chicken. No peppridge farm, no butterball....only tyson...why is this??
I buy Perdue at Lowes Foods. Ingles has Tyson & a couple of other brands.

Food Lion carries Holly Farms. At least the Food Lions near me. . .
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Old 08-23-2010, 05:43 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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