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Old 07-11-2008, 11:27 AM
 
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i didnt read the entire thread, but I am good friends with a Publix store manager in South FL and he told me this: The honcho's at Publix and the honcho's at Harris Teeter are friends. They have an agreement that they will not compete against each other and have markets in particular states. I was told that Publix got FL and GA and Teeter was in SC and NC?

Now I don't know the facts behind it, but from the way he put it he said it would never happen.
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Old 07-11-2008, 11:43 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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Well that interesting considering publix are in SC
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Old 07-11-2008, 11:58 AM
 
Location: The place where the road & the sky collide
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i didnt read the entire thread, but I am good friends with a Publix store manager in South FL and he told me this: The honcho's at Publix and the honcho's at Harris Teeter are friends. They have an agreement that they will not compete against each other and have markets in particular states. I was told that Publix got FL and GA and Teeter was in SC and NC?

Now I don't know the facts behind it, but from the way he put it he said it would never happen.
Doesn't that sound like some degree of price-fixing?
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Old 07-11-2008, 12:58 PM
 
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Yea, there are a ton of Publix in SC- 41 to be exact
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Old 07-11-2008, 01:52 PM
 
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Well that interesting considering publix are in SC
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Doesn't that sound like some degree of price-fixing?
just going by what I was told. I guess the question would be: is there a publix down the street from a harris teeter where they would cause competition? If there is, then I suggest my source of information is null and void.
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Old 07-11-2008, 03:35 PM
 
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just going by what I was told. I guess the question would be: is there a publix down the street from a harris teeter where they would cause competition? If there is, then I suggest my source of information is null and void.
I'm not questioning your source. I'm just commenting on the non-compete agreement.
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Old 07-11-2008, 06:58 PM
 
Location: FL
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There are HTs all over the place in NC and here in Durham I have one 5 blocks away with a Food Lion right across the street from the HT. There is a Kroger's a mile away and I'll got to Kroger's or Food Lion before HT with gas prices the way they are. Don't get wrong, I like HT but their prices are a bit too high when compared to similar products at other stores.

I'm originally from Florida and I gotta tell you that Publix is at least comparable to HT but Publix is better on prices.

You guys may have never experienced Albertson's, but in FL and AZ we had them and I liked Albertsons as much as I like Krogers/Frys.

When I lived in AZ I shopped at Fry's and was happy to see a Kroger here in Durham when I moved here. For my major grocery shopping I use my Sam's membership. Sam's, Costco and BJ are better deals in the long run when compared to HT and some others. Before I had a member to Costco and then Sam's I shopped at a Super Walmart b/c the prices are better than regular grocery stores.
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Old 07-11-2008, 07:13 PM
 
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There are HTs all over the place in NC and here in Durham I have one 5 blocks away with a Food Lion right across the street from the HT. There is a Kroger's a mile away and I'll got to Kroger's or Food Lion before HT with gas prices the way they are. Don't get wrong, I like HT but their prices are a bit too high when compared to similar products at other stores.

I'm originally from Florida and I gotta tell you that Publix is at least comparable to HT but Publix is better on prices.

You guys may have never experienced Albertson's, but in FL and AZ we had them and I liked Albertsons as much as I like Krogers/Frys.

When I lived in AZ I shopped at Fry's and was happy to see a Kroger here in Durham when I moved here. For my major grocery shopping I use my Sam's membership. Sam's, Costco and BJ are better deals in the long run when compared to HT and some others. Before I had a member to Costco and then Sam's I shopped at a Super Walmart b/c the prices are better than regular grocery stores.
Albertson's bought Acme Markets in the tri-state area near Philly. They're pricey, but have some decent sales.
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Old 07-11-2008, 11:10 PM
 
Location: Cornelius NC
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There are HTs all over the place in NC and here in Durham I have one 5 blocks away with a Food Lion right across the street from the HT. There is a Kroger's a mile away and I'll got to Kroger's or Food Lion before HT with gas prices the way they are. Don't get wrong, I like HT but their prices are a bit too high when compared to similar products at other stores.

I'm originally from Florida and I gotta tell you that Publix is at least comparable to HT but Publix is better on prices.

You guys may have never experienced Albertson's, but in FL and AZ we had them and I liked Albertsons as much as I like Krogers/Frys.

When I lived in AZ I shopped at Fry's and was happy to see a Kroger here in Durham when I moved here. For my major grocery shopping I use my Sam's membership. Sam's, Costco and BJ are better deals in the long run when compared to HT and some others. Before I had a member to Costco and then Sam's I shopped at a Super Walmart b/c the prices are better than regular grocery stores.

I liked Albertsons. Shopped there when I lived in Houston. But they had a Kroger also and I am a loyal Kroger customer.
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Old 07-13-2008, 02:42 PM
 
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i didnt read the entire thread, but I am good friends with a Publix store manager in South FL and he told me this: The honcho's at Publix and the honcho's at Harris Teeter are friends. They have an agreement that they will not compete against each other and have markets in particular states. I was told that Publix got FL and GA and Teeter was in SC and NC?

Now I don't know the facts behind it, but from the way he put it he said it would never happen.
HT is in Jacksonville, FL.
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