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Old 07-08-2008, 11:15 AM
 
Location: Huntersville
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Wouldn't ya just kill to be the dude that came up with these?!?!
Ya, I thought of it it seems 7 years ago, but I think of lots of cool things I never put into action. I have another one that if someone whats to invest in, I only want 25%.
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Old 07-08-2008, 11:26 AM
 
Location: Fort Mill, SC (Charlotte 'burb)
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Old 07-08-2008, 03:26 PM
 
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Coming from FL, I can tell you that I do miss Publix, but mostly because of the prices. I was in shock when I moved here & saw the price of food. I shop wherever it is convenient. It just so happens that there is a HT on almost every corner, so that is where I go the most, though I do like Lowe's and the new super BiLo. I wouldn't drive out of my way to shop at a Publix on a regular basis, but if it was convenient, I would definitely stop there, as I think other former Floridians would.
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Old 07-08-2008, 03:52 PM
 
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Wegman's came in here. It's not my cup of tea.

I'm more interested in how Publix compares to Pathmark or Giant (the one from DC) for comparison purposes for people originally from the mid-Atlantic. How about Meijer, for people from some areas of the midwest? (even Kroger, as I'm also familiar with them)
Hi S/B, I'm familiar with Jersey's Pathmark and DC's Giant. Publix is not like either one. They are more like the old A&P's without the good coffee. But, I'll take them as any competition is good.
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Old 07-08-2008, 04:07 PM
 
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One word: Wegmans?

That would be awesome!!!
For those of you who have not seen a Wegmans, it makes the finest HarrisTeeters look like a Piggly Wiggly. (and I'm big on the pig) Their prices are no higher than H/T and their selections are amazing. They have one whole isle of just tea bags! The meats range from regular beef and chicken to aged filet and free range fresh cornish hens. The bakery is the size of a small Publix store, and the seafood dept has the biggest lobster tails I've ever seen. There is something for anyone doing their weekly shopping and anyone throwing a lush dinner party that same evening.
OK, I'll stop!!! I do think they would shake up the corporate HQ at Teeters though.
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Old 07-08-2008, 04:10 PM
 
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As for the person who said Publix would blow HT out of the water...I say you crazy!

Harris Teeter is on every corner. You think people will drive past 5 Harris Teeters (which they have been going to for 50 years) to go to an out of the way Publix?

Isn't that what people said about Lowes Food? Whenever I go in the Lowes in the Prominade, it is generally empty (especially compared to the HT across the street).

Sure, Publix may do well in certain locations where people are not entrenched to HT, but all in all, I think you find it hard for people to switch from their loyal HT to a similar store in Publix.


Umm, that's not what I'm saying. OBVIOUSLY, if there are five HT to one Publix, HT would do better, no kidding. They put an Publix across the street from a HT, Publix would make more money. Quality, variety and price, Publix wins out over HT. People may well be loyal to HT, it doesn't make them the best supermarket. IF there were equal stores, publix would bury HT.
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Old 07-08-2008, 05:00 PM
 
Location: The place where the road & the sky collide
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Hi S/B, I'm familiar with Jersey's Pathmark and DC's Giant. Publix is not like either one. They are more like the old A&P's without the good coffee. But, I'll take them as any competition is good.
Thanks, Doorway! Funny you should say A&P, since they bought Pathmark.

I picked Pathmark because they're a lot like Giant in DC & Meijer in the midwest, so more non-natves of Charlotte & people planning the move could compare.

Pathmark carries all of the Cuban/hispanic products that are mentioned in the thread. the Badio spices, bread, etc.
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Old 07-08-2008, 05:23 PM
 
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They put an Publix across the street from a HT, Publix would make more money. Quality, variety and price, Publix wins out over HT.
You should do stand up.
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Old 07-08-2008, 05:26 PM
 
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I go to many different grocery stores, from HT to Lowes to Food Lion to Trader Joe's and Fresh Market. They all have something different to offer. The more the better, I think. Specials help lower my overall grocery bill. I would love to see another grocery store here.
And they all run different specials..
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Old 07-08-2008, 10:00 PM
 
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You should do stand up.

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