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Old 02-14-2019, 06:35 PM
 
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Does this affect you in some manner?

I have never lived near a Whole Food store. You might as well be talking about a retail chain in India.
I think the forests of Maine is the only place left in the US where there isn't a Whole Foods store.
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Old 02-14-2019, 06:59 PM
 
Location: US
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I mostly shop at Whole Foods followed by Trader Joes. However, a new store called Lucky's opened (they have other locations) near my house and it's my go to store now. It has the selection and quality of Whole Foods with the personal service and prices as Trader Joes.
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Old 02-14-2019, 07:14 PM
 
Location: Olympus Mons, Mars
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I don't shop there anyway. They can raise their prices through the roof. I have no interest in their overpriced "gourmet" and gluten free foods.
+1000

Who cares, I will let the image conscious fools waste all their money trying to shop in some elite pretentious place. I am happy shopping at my local grocery store with good deals.

You don't have to shop at Whole Foods to eat healthy but you do have to if you want to looks pretentious.
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Old 02-14-2019, 07:19 PM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ <-> Silicon Valley, CA
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+1000

Who cares, I will let the image conscious fools waste all their money trying to shop in some elite pretentious place. I am happy shopping at my local grocery store with good deals.

You don't have to shop at Whole Foods to eat healthy but you do have to if you want to looks pretentious.
How amazing that you know exactly why every WF shopper goes there.

Oh wait, you don't.
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Old 02-14-2019, 07:49 PM
 
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stores, and vendors will be raising prices:
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Makers of household staples from diapers to toilet paper are set to raise prices again this year
after already hiking prices in 2018, hoping to offset higher commodity costs and boost profits.
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https://www.wsj.com/articles/prepare...05401?mod=e2tw
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Old 02-14-2019, 08:52 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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I used to shop there but stopped about the time Amazon bought Whole Foods, the quality of meat and service went down. Now I might go eat there when I have to wait for my tires. However, my kid is GF and she doesn’t shop there. There are many places you can buy GF stuff much cheaper like Sprouts.

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Old 02-14-2019, 09:07 PM
 
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I used to shop tiger but stop about the time Amazon bought Whole Foods, the quality of meat and service went down. Now I might go eat there hen I have to wait for my tires. However, my kid is GF and she doesn’t shop there. There are many places you can buy GF stuff much cheaper like Sprouts.
Yes, the quality of their service went down big time since the Amazon buyout. I almost walked out one day during the holidays when the checkout lines were long and half the checkouts were closed. And the hot foods are not nearly as good.
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Old 02-14-2019, 11:42 PM
 
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Yes, the quality of their service went down big time since the Amazon buyout. I almost walked out one day during the holidays when the checkout lines were long and half the checkouts were closed. And the hot foods are not nearly as good.
Wegman's blasts WF out of the water both before and after Amazon. Sadly they don't have a store in my neck of the woods (Manhattan, NYC), so drive out to Jersey.


Jeff Bozo is using WF to drive Amazon Prime sales (surprise, surprise) if anything else. Soon as Amazon took over inventory began falling and other changes were made that not only ticked off customers but workers as well.


WF now uses a version of just in time inventory designed to minimize on hand stock at stores. Basically what you see on shelves is what there is; little to none held in inventory, so once something sells out that is all she wrote until next shipment.
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Old 02-15-2019, 01:48 AM
 
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Wegman's blasts WF out of the water both before and after Amazon. Sadly they don't have a store in my neck of the woods (Manhattan, NYC), so drive out to Jersey.


Jeff Bozo is using WF to drive Amazon Prime sales (surprise, surprise) if anything else. Soon as Amazon took over inventory began falling and other changes were made that not only ticked off customers but workers as well.


WF now uses a version of just in time inventory designed to minimize on hand stock at stores. Basically what you see on shelves is what there is; little to none held in inventory, so once something sells out that is all she wrote until next shipment.
In a couple of months you'll be able to visit a big Wegmans across the river in Brooklyn.
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Old 02-15-2019, 04:51 AM
 
Location: Pennsylvania
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Anyone hoping that Amazon buying WF would bring cheaper groceries better think again.


https://www.vox.com/the-goods/2019/2...ncrease-amazon
They were already known as "whole paycheck", now I guess they can be called something else. LOL
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