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Old 05-20-2014, 11:12 AM
Location: N of citrus, S of decent corn
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Originally Posted by Carolina Knight View Post
Ingle's, Kroger (including Harris Teeter) and Publix are three great chains focused on quality products and necessities, excellent customer service and the best value overall. They are successful and are growing.

I will also add The Fresh Market as the specialty/gourmet grocer for their fresh foods and meats. Their steaks and seafood are awesome.

This concept is very intriguing.

I would assume no other chains want to invest in the costs of serving their customers better in the way Buehler's does.
Yes, I imagine the conveyor system is very expensive, and it also requires a lot of space in the parking lot. Only one of Buehler's older stores does not have the system, because of lack of space. I believe grocery carts are a very big ongoing expense. If they are not out in the weather, or subject to theft or parking lot damage, this would defray the cost of the conveyor system, which is a big upfront cost, but after that, free.
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Old 05-20-2014, 12:38 PM
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I was wondering why I don't hear much about Buehler's any more ... until I realized that they closed their Mansfield store a few years ago.
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