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Old 03-14-2017, 05:49 PM
 
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Whole Foods Market, Harris Teeter, and Publix are grocery competitors indeed. Whole Foods Market is a specialty organic grocer. Harris Teeter and Publix are supermarkets.
Obviously, you've never been in a Whole Foods store. First of all, they sell a full line of grocery products, i.e., its a supermarket. Second, per their website, not everything they sell is organic. Third, HT and Publix sell lots of organic products, so there is a lot of overlap.

Here's a quote from an article on The Motley Fool website:

"The company that pioneered the organic food movement (Whole Foods) has become a victim of its own success as the high growth and fat margins it enjoyed for years attracted heavy competition from larger players like Kroger and Wal-Mart, and alternative chains like Trader Joe's."

From a Bloomberg article:

"Kroger Co., Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and other major chains have boosted their organic and natural offerings, bringing fierce competition to a market that Whole Foods once dominated."

From an article on USNews.com:

"In addition to other natural and organic grocers, the company cited pressure from restaurant chains, meal-delivery companies and traditional supermarkets such as Kroger."

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Old 03-14-2017, 07:46 PM
 
Location: Mauldin/Greenville
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I vote more neighborhood Wal-Marts. Publix and Teeter are more expensive and the 'Great Value' brand is comparable to any name brand.
The Great Value brand is indeed good and usually a lower priced option. I actually prefer the Great Value cookies over the Oreo and other name brands. And their Diet Mountain Spring is a cheaper choice when Diet Mountain Dew is not on sale. For staples and snacks I will often go to Walmart and purchase Great Value brand items first. Then for better options, Publix is great.

And the Publix brand is also very good and a good value when on sale, often half price as a BOGO deal.
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Old 03-14-2017, 09:23 PM
 
Location: Charlotte
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Nice to see Uptown truly becoming more livable and less car reliant. Three grocers in Uptown is great.
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Old 03-15-2017, 02:18 AM
 
Location: South Carolina
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Obviously, you've never been in a Whole Foods store. First of all, they sell a full line of grocery products, i.e., its a supermarket. Second, per their website, not everything they sell is organic. Third, HT and Publix sell lots of organic products, so there is a lot of overlap.

Here's a quote from an article on The Motley Fool website:

"The company that pioneered the organic food movement (Whole Foods) has become a victim of its own success as the high growth and fat margins it enjoyed for years attracted heavy competition from larger players like Kroger and Wal-Mart, and alternative chains like Trader Joe's."

From a Bloomberg article:

"Kroger Co., Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and other major chains have boosted their organic and natural offerings, bringing fierce competition to a market that Whole Foods once dominated."

From an article on USNews.com:

"In addition to other natural and organic grocers, the company cited pressure from restaurant chains, meal-delivery companies and traditional supermarkets such as Kroger."
I have been to a Whole Foods Market store. Whole Foods Market disagrees with you on it being a supermarket and not selling everything that is organic. It is what it is, a specialty organic grocer that sells organic grocery products.
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Old 03-15-2017, 06:58 AM
 
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I have been to a Whole Foods Market store. Whole Foods Market disagrees with you on it being a supermarket and not selling everything that is organic. It is what it is, a specialty organic grocer that sells organic grocery products.
You are completely wrong. I provided information from Whole Foods own website that says not everything they sell is organic, and a quote from their CEO stating that Kroger (among others) is their competition. WF is a grocery store, competing with HT and Publix. The end.
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Old 03-15-2017, 05:18 PM
 
Location: Mauldin/Greenville
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Harris Teeter and Publix are quality supermarkets on the upper tier. Whole Foods is a specialty supermarket and is also on the higher tier. All 3 stores sell a certain variety of organic products, with Whole Foods more so than the others.
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