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Old 01-18-2011, 09:36 AM
 
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Central Market is upscale grocery shopping complete with a nice food court. They don't carry many of the brands you find at a regular grocery store and carry many high end items. HEB is a regular market which should stock all your major brands and household goods.
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Old 01-18-2011, 11:28 AM
 
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What are the major differences between Central Market and HEB?
Central Market is all about higher end fresh food. They carry a large assortment of fruits, vegetables, meats and seafood that a normal grocery store wouldn't carry. You don't go to Central Market to buy paper towels or cake mix. HEB is more like a regular grocery store but I've always found their meats and produce better and cheaper than nearby competitors.
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Old 01-18-2011, 01:18 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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Central Market is all about higher end fresh food. They carry a large assortment of fruits, vegetables, meats and seafood that a normal grocery store wouldn't carry. You don't go to Central Market to buy paper towels or cake mix. HEB is more like a regular grocery store but I've always found their meats and produce better and cheaper than nearby competitors.
Central Market also tends to have a great Coffee section, with quality, locally roasted (at least here in Dallas) coffee that's actually cheaper than for instance, the Starbucks blends.

Their bulk (if that's the right word) spices are very competitively priced too.

Personally (well, me and my wife), we shop primarily at Kroger, Sprouts and Tom Thumb (when they have good deals going), but Coffee and Spices, and whenever we want to get something really good, we go to Central Market, and occasionally Whole Foods.
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Old 01-18-2011, 04:01 PM
 
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HEB is looking seriously at this market. They've opened in Burleson and have considered several locations as well.
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Old 01-19-2011, 10:49 AM
 
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HEB is looking seriously at this market. They've opened in Burleson and have considered several locations as well.
Yeah, I'm hoping that Burleson store is them testing the DFW waters. I've emailed them a couple of times over the years seeing if they're going to expand up here and their reply is always similar to what In N Out used to say - they would need to create a distribution center closer to Dallas in order to expand here.
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Old 01-23-2011, 08:25 AM
 
Location: East Dallas
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I like my Albertson's on Mockingbird. The Pharmacy is great and the store has lots of specials. Produce sucks but I go to Fiesta for produce.
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Old 01-23-2011, 11:59 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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The franchisee that owns these stores, Albertsons LLC, did something extremely slimy to their employees a few years ago. They reduced something like 80% of their full-time workforce down to part-time hours so they could cut costs by slashing benefits. I feel for their employees but I'm not shedding a tear that they're getting their asses handed to them. Karma, baby.
Kroger did the same thing.
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Old 01-24-2011, 12:40 AM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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I had no idea Minyard's was still in business. I haven't seen one of their stores in several years.
There is one in Arlington I know for sure. Its right down the road from my aunts house.
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Old 01-24-2011, 12:42 AM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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Well, here IN Dallas, TEXAS we have a lot of options really when it comes time to go grocery shopping.
Kroger
Tom Thumb
Super Target
Super Walmart
Walmart Neighborhood Market
Market Street
Carnival
Fiesta
Sack n Save
Aldi
Albertson's (what's left of them)
Central Market
Whole Foods
You shop at Fiesta?

They have a great selection of hard to find world foods. At least the ones I've been to down in Houston do not sure about the ones in D/FW. I saw Asian & Indian people as well as Hispanics of course shopping there. Not much if any White people shopping there though...I was the only one & I've been several times.
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Old 03-03-2011, 02:12 PM
 
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I heard Walmart plans to open one of their "Neighborhood Markets" where the Albertsons is / was in Southlake. Anyone know what a Walmart "Neighborhood Market" is like?
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