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Old 10-24-2010, 07:29 PM
 
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Publix would be status quo as it wouldn't bring anything different. Whole Foods would bring a different concept. Whole Foods may be more pricey on some items, but it is the variety and excellent things like deli sandwiches, soups, etc. that are so superior to other places that make it unique and "better" than getting Publix. But again, Publix is fine, just more of the same.
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Old 10-24-2010, 08:06 PM
 
Location: The place where the road & the sky collide
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Publix would be status quo as it wouldn't bring anything different. Whole Foods would bring a different concept. Whole Foods may be more pricey on some items, but it is the variety and excellent things like deli sandwiches, soups, etc. that are so superior to other places that make it unique and "better" than getting Publix. But again, Publix is fine, just more of the same.
OK, you joined less than 6 months ago. Have you read all of the grocery threads? I'm betting not because if you had you would understand that there are ethnic foods & every day ingredients that the Florida transplants can not get here & some have resorted to having family ship the stuff. Publix carries these items & when they get requests, they can ship some to the northern distribution center in GA to send to Fort Mill. People from NYC, North Jersey, South Jersey, Philadelphia & northern Delaware would be just as excited if they found out that either Pathmark or Shop Rite was opening a store in the metro.

You don't have to ever set foot in the Publix, so why rain on their parade?

There's a Whole Paycheck it Greenville, SC
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Old 10-24-2010, 09:18 PM
 
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Publix would be status quo as it wouldn't bring anything different. Whole Foods would bring a different concept. Whole Foods may be more pricey on some items, but it is the variety and excellent things like deli sandwiches, soups, etc. that are so superior to other places that make it unique and "better" than getting Publix. But again, Publix is fine, just more of the same.
Well my SO got a sandwich (I guess the subs would be considered deli sandwich?) at Publix a few weeks ago and has been raving ever since about how much better they are then at Teeter. So there is that...

If you haven't gone yet, try Earth Fare. They have an amazing selection of soups. I tried their butternut squash and apple soup last time I was there. That is the best soup I have ever had from a grocery store. They also have the same great selection of cheeses like Whole Foods... And honestly, I can't really tell the difference between the two stores. I've always been more of a Trader Joe's fan then Whole Foods, but I still shopped WF occasionally. what exactly is missing from Earth Fare?
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Old 10-24-2010, 10:10 PM
 
Location: Charlotte Metro Area
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People from NYC, North Jersey, South Jersey, Philadelphia & northern Delaware would be just as excited if they found out that either Pathmark or Shop Rite was opening a store in the metro.
Make mine Waldbaum's
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Old 10-24-2010, 11:39 PM
 
Location: The place where the road & the sky collide
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Make mine Waldbaum's
OK, a Waldbaum's for you, Publix for the Florida people, Pathmark & Shop Rite (#s justify one of each), a Meijers for the Michigan people, Giant for the DC & Baltimore people, & partridge in a pear tree.
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Old 10-25-2010, 12:21 AM
 
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if you want to spend $50 on 5 items of food, then be my guest and shop at Publix. Its an overpriced ripoff. Anyone in good concious and money minded would never step into that overpriced, uppity store. No thanks.


Have you been to a Harris Teeter or Lowers Food lately or at all? Talk about overpriced ripoffs
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Old 10-25-2010, 03:28 PM
 
Location: Charlotte Metro Area
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OK, a Waldbaum's for you, Publix for the Florida people, Pathmark & Shop Rite (#s justify one of each), a Meijers for the Michigan people, Giant for the DC & Baltimore people, & partridge in a pear tree.
The Wegman's fans haven't chimed in yet.
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Old 10-28-2010, 09:23 AM
 
Location: Highland Creek, NC
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Publix isnt known for low prices, they are known for great customer service, and great private brand goods. Their Ice cream is ranked #1 every year among private brands nationwide. "We carefully craft it in our very own dairy plant - the same plant where we bottle our milk and cream - you can count on our ice cream always being fresh. You can also expect to get more for your money. Unlike our national brand competitors, all Publix Premium Ice Cream still comes in half-gallon quantities. Our competitors have decreased the size of their containers, but still charge the same price."
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Old 10-29-2010, 03:09 PM
 
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An agent in our firm who handles commercial is making a proposal to Publix to come to the Charlotte area. I will keep you posted as to what they say, particularly if they decline. From the interest on the board, I'm sure some would like to know their reasons if they say no. Not being from FL, but having vacationed there countless times, I would welcome a new choice to the area.

Thanks!
I work for Publix in the Florida Panhandle, and there is all kinds of buzz about us coming to N.C. particularly the Charlotte area. There is one going to Fort Mill S.C. which just got preliminary zoning . I will keep tabs on things and post as more news comes available . The rumor we are hearing is Publix is purchasing some Ingles stores.
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Old 10-29-2010, 04:38 PM
 
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I work for Publix in the Florida Panhandle, and there is all kinds of buzz about us coming to N.C. particularly the Charlotte area. There is one going to Fort Mill S.C. which just got preliminary zoning . I will keep tabs on things and post as more news comes available . The rumor we are hearing is Publix is purchasing some Ingles stores.
Kings Mountain, Dallas, & Bessemer City Ingles? They are the closest Ingles to Charlotte.
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