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Old 05-13-2014, 12:19 PM
 
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Wegmans.

By far and away the best Grocery Store in America, top to bottom. Nothing wrong with Whole Foods, Fresh Market or Joes in their niche, but for a 'general' grocery store, nothing beats Wegmans.

Ironically, they are also one of the best places to work in America as well.
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Old 05-13-2014, 12:22 PM
 
Location: Middle America
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In my region, I prefer Woodman's, Mariano's, and Hy-Vee.
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Old 05-13-2014, 02:15 PM
 
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The best grocery store in the US is Your Dekalb Farmer's Market in Decatur, GA.
As far as national chains go, newer Whole Foods stores are great, but pricey.
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Old 05-13-2014, 02:26 PM
 
Location: Montreal, Quebec
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Loblaw's has a huge ethnic foods section, great fresh bread baked on the premises, a decent Kosher deli, but their produce sucks.
Esposito's has terrific produce, a great butcher, but lousy seafood selection.

It all depends on what I'm shopping for.
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Old 05-13-2014, 02:29 PM
 
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Very true. There are stores like Super Target (which I like for the most part but they aren't in my new area) and Super Walmart (which I try to avoid, but do use sometimes)....maybe you could count Costcos.

Ohio had Kroger stores...they were hit or miss, Mejers....and I thought I had heard they went under, but Giant Eagle had some nice stores.

I agree. I will say that NC had some nice stores...Lowe's and Harris Teeter were the main ones and nice ones could be found in even smaller towns. Food Lion (Rancid Kitty) was much more hit or miss...but they were starting to improve because of their bad reputation.

Wisconsin on the other hand...oy vey. The town I am in only has a 'Roundy's'.....which I've learned is actually one of the nicer ones compared to others in the area. I go up to Madion and hit the Hy-Vee's....which I really like a lot. Great meat selection, nice mix of grocery items, great deli and prices seem fair.....but I hate having to drive 30 mintues just to find a decent grocery when I am not living out in the sticks. There is also Woodman's up here.....HUGE stores....in fact I think they are too large so I avoid them.
Avoiding Woodman's is something I do as well. The east Madison one is nasty. And they are HUGE, I was in one once and wanted to buy a cantaloupe. They were in a HUGE box, the sides were higher than my waist, and the level of melons was down to the bottom of the box. And I had on a skirt. Needless to say I went home with no cantaloupe.
AND they don't take credit cards! What retailer doesn't take credit cards anymore??
I LOVE the HyVee on the east side. I haven't been to the one on the west side, but I hear it's even bigger and nicer. I love their gluten free section.
The Roundy's/Pick 'n Saves aren't bad, but I actually like some of the Piggly Wigglys better, depending on the town.
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Old 05-13-2014, 03:55 PM
 
Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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Publix (no one has better subs or fried chicken)
Trader Joes
Whole Foods
Fresh Market (I actually shop here the most since they are very close to home)
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Old 05-13-2014, 04:04 PM
 
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my local home town proud IGA i try to support the little guy, and in doing so, it keeps our taxes in check, if the whole town shopped at the larger stores out of town, then the local stores would be closed,,, people moving away, taxes going up..
besides, i despise large parking lots and huge stores..
i like to know who is doing the produce department, or cooking my rotisserie chicken or who owns the store, and who is the butcher

service still means something up this way
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Old 05-13-2014, 04:47 PM
 
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Not sure why but I love Kroger. I think they are generous with clearance items. And the gas discount is nice.
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Old 05-13-2014, 04:52 PM
 
Location: CO
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I've never heard of most of those stores, the answers are pretty regional. In my area King Soopers (Kroger) is the top of the heap, followed by Walmart, Safeway, and Albertson's. My Kings has everything I want, I recognize most of the food (unlike in Trader Joe's and Whole Foods), and, most importantly, it's 10 blocks from my house.
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Old 05-13-2014, 05:29 PM
 
Location: Montreal, Quebec
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I've never heard of most of those stores, the answers are pretty regional. In my area King Soopers (Kroger) is the top of the heap, followed by Walmart, Safeway, and Albertson's. My Kings has everything I want, I recognize most of the food (unlike in Trader Joe's and Whole Foods), and, most importantly, it's 10 blocks from my house.
I love shopping in places where I don't recognize the food. It gives me an opportunity to learn and expand my horizons.
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