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Old 05-25-2013, 05:17 PM
 
Location: Everywhere and Nowhere
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Do you not have hispanic supermercados there? They usually have some good deals on produce.
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Old 05-25-2013, 07:23 PM
 
Location: The Berk in Denver, CO USA
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Do you not have Hispanic supermercados there? They usually have some good deals on produce.
For the most part, run out of town by the big boys.
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Old 05-26-2013, 01:38 PM
 
Location: CO/UT/AZ/NM Catch me if you can!
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When I lived in the Springs, I used to shop at a health food store on Uinta called Mountain Mama. Flour, noodles, beans, spices, etc. were all a bargain there. You just scooped what you wanted into plastic bags, attached a label and you were good to go.

I also like Farmer's Markets which can be found everywhere. You can buy fresh, locally grown produce at them and the prices are very reasonable.
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Old 05-26-2013, 01:43 PM
 
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When I lived in the Springs, I used to shop at a health food store on Uinta called Mountain Mama. Flour, noodles, beans, spices, etc. were all a bargain there. You just scooped what you wanted into plastic bags, attached a label and you were good to go.

I also like Farmer's Markets which can be found everywhere. You can buy fresh, locally grown produce at them and the prices are very reasonable.
Mountain Mama's is still on W. Uintah....the website.
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Old 05-26-2013, 08:15 PM
 
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Look for food coops or even food buying groups- we've belonged to them & they are great. Boulder is bound to have several.
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Old 05-29-2013, 03:07 PM
 
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Colorado grocery choices are unlike almost anywhere in the country.

King Soopers (Kroger) dominates with about a 38% market share. (I looked for data, but could not find any recent.)
Safeway is next with about 20%.
Walmart with 20%.
Albertsons.
Whole Foods.
Target.
Costco.
Sprouts.
Vitamin Cottage.

So, 3 chains own almost 80% of the market. They are not going to compete on price.
The ethnic stores are usually not cheaper. (One of them, Avanza had lower marked prices on everything and then just added 10% at checkout. They got their hands slapped for that.)
Super Value (Cub Foods) came into greater Denver about 8 years ago and got run out of town with their tail between their legs.
Rancho Liborio went into bankruptcy. Denver's mid-size Latino grocers feel squeeze from bigger chains - The Denver Post
SmartCo cratered after just a few months SmartCo's costly failure pushed owner to shut down Colorado stores early - The Denver Post
You may find this interesting Abandoned stores leave grocery graveyards in Denver area - The Denver Post
Actually, this is not uncommon at all. Here in Pittsburgh, a single chain (Giant Eagle) has a market share of 50%+. Shoppers suffer accordingly.
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