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Old 10-01-2012, 07:59 AM
 
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Other than cheap seltzer (so hard to find in Charlotte) I see no reason for Foodlion to exist anymore. Walmart has done quite the number on them and their corporate owner, that outfit in Denmark, seems unable to turn it around. Here in Charlotte area, Compare Supermarkets, has also punched them hard too. Walmart, in fact, has them targeted as well as they have now included FL in the targeted adverts they were doing against Harris Teeter.


It's really a shame. I used to like Foodlion a lot when it was still called Foodtown, owned by the Kepner (sp)family in Salisbury and he would come on TV and do those LFPINC commercials. At that time this was true and they ran clean and well staffed stores too.
I think you meant Belgian rather than Danish

Their market share was down about 2% in the Charlotte market year-over-year and if Walmart ever decide to aggressively supplement their existing Supercenter locations with the smaller Neighborhood Market or Express formats dotted in between, then that'll put serious pressure on FL.
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Old 10-19-2012, 10:45 AM
 
Location: Matthews, NC
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They are not wasting any time, they're already sponsoring events.

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Old 10-19-2012, 10:55 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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I'd like to know exactly which stores were sub-par as to where they are located. I have never, ever been in or to a Publix that is anywhere close to what you just described. If the corporate guys and gals ever received so much as one phone call or complaint regarding deteriorating conditions or being "Dirty" they would descend on that store quicker than than the plague.
Not the OP, but the Publix on Amelia Island is much more run down looking than the Harris Teeter, just a couple of miles away on AI. It's kind of amusing to see you so up in arms over something like this.

I'm hopeful that since Publix is the up and coming store in our market that they will differentiate themselves from Harris Teeter better than what I saw in Florida.
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Old 10-23-2012, 06:01 PM
 
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Just got the sales flier in the mail for publix and while i will certainly check out the one closest to us to see what the fuss is about, i'm not too overwhelmed with what i saw in terms of sales. In fact, I can do better at HT with e-vic and other specials and coupons.
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Old 10-23-2012, 07:11 PM
 
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Not if you do coupon match ups!! Visit Southern Savers and click on the Publix link! She tells you what coupons to use for whats on sale and the acorn marks the lowest price for that item!!! Plus, Publix has store coupons (ask the service desk for the yellow and green advantage fliers and any coupon booklets they might have out at the time) and they accept competitor coupons which you can stack with a manufacturer coupon!
Love love love Publix!!!
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Old 10-23-2012, 09:10 PM
 
Location: Matthews, NC
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So I guess they are planning one for Ballantyne as well.

A peek inside Publix, from wireless to wine tasting | CharlotteObserver.com
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Old 10-23-2012, 11:58 PM
 
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So I guess they are planning one for Ballantyne as well.

A peek inside Publix, from wireless to wine tasting | CharlotteObserver.com
Already posted.

http://www.city-data.com/forum/26157900-post45.html

And today's the Grand opening of both stores in SC. First stop- deli and the bakery.

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Old 10-24-2012, 08:38 AM
 
Location: S. Charlotte
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Went there this morning briefly looking for some Cuban bread. Would like to send a nasty shout out to the jerk who bought out their entire supply right at opening time. Hope you make a great profit from selling this bread at your establishment, since I know there's no human way to eat that much Cuban bread at one time.

On the plus side, the store looked very clean and well organized, and the workers were all very helpful.
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Old 10-24-2012, 09:43 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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Seriously? Who would do such a thing? That's ridiculous! Their Cuban bread must be really good, though.

I went there briefly, but abandoned my cart and decided not to purchase anything because it was such a madhouse.

The store looks great, the staff seemed friendly. They have green enchilada sauce for a reasonable price, which Harris Teeter doesn't have, so I'm psyched about that. (I'll come back for some later.) Seemed like a lot of older folks were there, I think the store will be a hit with the Sun City crowd. It's a little out of my way, since I'm in Ballantyne, but I will probably make a run there a couple of times to see if it's worth it. Too crowded to really do any price comparisons.

I wish them the best of luck, it's a great place to have a new store!
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Old 10-24-2012, 09:50 AM
 
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, I think the store will be a hit with the Sun City crowd.
It sure will. In between the conversations about water aerobics and how much blood pressure medicine they take, the gray hairs can all talk about the new Publix and how things are just like Florida again...!

My gut tells me the novelty will wear off soon.....
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