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Old 04-30-2010, 04:28 PM
 
Location: Bellevue, WA
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Randall's too maybe? They are owned by Safeway.

I think I saw a Publix in San Diego and the Tampa area too, but I'm not too sure. I miss my Albertsons from the PNW.

Here in Houston, it seems like everyone shops at Wal Mart. They are sort of like a Starbucks shop in Seattle.
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Old 04-30-2010, 04:30 PM
 
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I live for publix
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Old 04-30-2010, 05:21 PM
 
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Publix!

Their Cakes, Deli Sandwiches and Sweet Tea are the best.

Also, their stores are usually consistent in terms of cleanliness and service. I've rarely been to an outright dirty Publix. Kroger on the other hand... When Kroger is good, they're great, but when they're bad, they're HELLA BAD.

That being said, I tend to do my main shopping at Kroger more because it tends to be cheaper than Publix. I'll go to Publix to get additional items though.

I'm familiar with Safeway because I have relatives in the DC area and California (Vons is the SoCal version of Safeway). Like Kroger, I find them to be hit or miss. I've been to some nice ones, but I've been to a few where it seems hope goes to die. Also, I find a lot of them too dimly lit.
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Old 04-30-2010, 05:26 PM
 
Location: Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex
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What is Publix?????
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Old 04-30-2010, 05:55 PM
 
Location: Florida
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Publix!

Their Cakes, Deli Sandwiches and Sweet Tea are the best.

Also, their stores are usually consistent in terms of cleanliness and service. I've rarely been to an outright dirty Publix. Kroger on the other hand... When Kroger is good, they're great, but when they're bad, they're HELLA BAD.

That being said, I tend to do my main shopping at Kroger more because it tends to be cheaper than Publix. I'll go to Publix to get additional items though.

I'm familiar with Safeway because I have relatives in the DC area and California (Vons is the SoCal version of Safeway). Like Kroger, I find them to be hit or miss. I've been to some nice ones, but I've been to a few where it seems hope goes to die. Also, I find a lot of them too dimly lit.
Their subs are delicious too, I also like the little cooking stations they have set up in every store. They're staff is always friendly and the stores are always nice no matter where you go, I've never seen a bad publix. Their commercials are always up lifting too.

The thing about publix is that they always have different items on sale. If you shop the sales you end up paying the same amount you would be paying at wal-mart.

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Old 04-30-2010, 06:13 PM
 
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What is Publix?????
Hasn't it been obvious what we're talking about by now, it's been 7 pages already.

Let me google that for you
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Old 04-30-2010, 06:26 PM
 
Location: Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex
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Hasn't it been obvious what we're talking about by now, it's been 7 pages already.

Let me google that for you
I know it is a supermarket, is it more like a Kroger or Whole Foods?
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Old 04-30-2010, 07:57 PM
 
Location: Bellevue, WA
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Kroger AFAIK. Whole Foods is unlike anything else. Maybe that's just their prices I'm talking about?
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Old 05-13-2010, 07:33 AM
 
Location: Florida
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Publix is a class operation in terms of merchandising, cleanliness, customer service and yes, weekly specials including buy-one-get-one. They are based in the southeast, originally just a Florida grocer, but expanding aggressively into the Carolinas, Tennessee, etc. And for good reason! I stray to Aldi on occasion but NEVER to Wal-Mart. Publix rules! They compete successfully against Wal-Mart because they have established their niche---a total commitment to quality and customer service. This comes from a former Safeway employee.........from the DC Division.
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Old 05-13-2010, 05:22 PM
 
Location: Jersey Boy living in Florida
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To all my Jersey people...Grand Union, Shoprite, A&P, and Pathmark FTW! Lol. I miss some of those stores
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