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Old 05-21-2014, 09:15 PM
 
Location: Floribama
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I live in a small town and the worst one here is probably Piggly Wiggly. Most of their customers are country folk, and there never seems to be any skim milk, just 2% or whole. There's never any 100% whole grain bread, just white and stale wheat. No free range organic eggs. I could go on and on. Winn-Dixie is a little better, but not great.

I get annoyed if there is not a good selection. I'll drive 45 miles to go to Publix or Sam's Club.
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Old 05-22-2014, 12:16 AM
 
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I have to say, yesterday I did pick up a couple of things at WalMart and they were priced right. We had a bunch of errands to run, we use WalMart when we have several different types of things to buy, which was yesterday: a little food, plants, wine, etc. so I did part, spoiled brat the rest. I got zucchini for .68 a lb and corn, .20 an ear. the corn was actually pretty good. Generally I agree, as I have said, the produce is hit or miss and the quality sucks.

I've shopped at both the neighborhood and 2 Super Walmarts in my City and for about the 100 regular items they very rarely if ever have lower prices than Costco and Food 4 Less or even Winco. In my city.

I am lucky though to have 15+ different companies including Walmart that sell groceries within a five mile radius of where I live. Competion is fierce around here and when you toss in the Farmers markets
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Old 05-22-2014, 12:24 AM
 
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go to any piggly wiggly and its like walking back into time circa 70s-80s. buncha supersized inbreds in there.
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Old 05-22-2014, 09:03 AM
 
Location: Somewhere
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Walmart - too big, too crowed, crappy selection and rude employees. Parking is also a nightmare.
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Old 05-22-2014, 09:23 AM
 
Location: Northville, MI
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C town and Aldi are very bad here, and Walmart looks relatively cheap compared to High end grocery shops on the other side of town.
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Old 05-22-2014, 03:05 PM
 
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any east indian grocery store is also the worst grocery store.
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Old 05-23-2014, 05:18 PM
 
Location: N of citrus, S of decent corn
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I live in a small town and the worst one here is probably Piggly Wiggly. Most of their customers are country folk, and there never seems to be any skim milk, just 2% or whole. There's never any 100% whole grain bread, just white and stale wheat. No free range organic eggs. I could go on and on. Winn-Dixie is a little better, but not great.

I get annoyed if there is not a good selection. I'll drive 45 miles to go to Publix or Sam's Club.
I know what you're saying, and this is an area that is booming, and runs the gamut of poverty to very upscale. If I am a business, which demographic to I want, Duh? We had a Piggly Wiggly which was taken over by BILO. Folks bemoan the loss of the Pig, but the Pig really did not have a clue about the modern shopper. It is the closest store to my house, but if I needed anything the least bit exotic, like Chutney or fresh basil, they didn't have it. Thankfully, I had a Publix nearby.

There are those who want to buy chitterlings, or neck bones of whatever, or oxtails, but that is not me. Somewhere, a store should still serve the people who want the old fashioned southern things, but that's not me.

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