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Old 07-02-2014, 05:10 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Just so you know, this is most always a function of local laws that them to toss out the food. In some jurisdictions grocery stores can't even give food to hog farmers.
This is something many do not understand. Yes, it would be wonderful if all day old or unusable food could feed those who are hungry, but local laws are put in place for a reason and we have to realize this. Unfortunately there will always be food wasted and always be hungry people.
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Old 07-02-2014, 11:29 PM
 
Location: Cali
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At their prices, since when is this news? lol
You usually spend your WHOLE paycheck at Whole Foods.lol
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Old 07-03-2014, 07:13 AM
 
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You usually spend your WHOLE paycheck at Whole Foods.lol
Not even close. But thanks for the attempt at really old and tired humor!
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Old 07-03-2014, 10:50 AM
 
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Let's get a few things straight.

Most groceries mark down meat prior to the expiration date to get rid of it. They want to recover the costs of it.

As for post dated staples (or close dates), many retailers sell them to various surplus stores which sell them at a great discount. When I go to these stores, I can generally fill up a banana case full of non-perishable food for $20-25. By the way, at my last stop near Fort Wayne, IN, about 50% of the goods at the store were rejects from Meijer and Whole Foods.

Some of the food banks around do not accept close dated or out of date merchandise at all, even though there is nothing wrong with it. I had one food bank that would NOT accept perfectly in date food from Aldi as it "was not good enough for their clients." The donation went to other places that were not so particular.
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Old 07-13-2014, 08:10 PM
 
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What was the item?

I've compared organic produce at WF with organic produce elsewhere (Alberson's, Safeway, Smith's, etc.), and WF prices are the same. Organic produce is just more expensive, that's all there is to it. It's in non-organic that you'll see a difference.
This stuff-- highly addictive
At WF it was $6.00 a bag- at Aldi it was $2.00
That was a year ago- I have no idea what the prices are now....
But I bought a few bags back then, at Aldi-- so yummy


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Old 07-14-2014, 09:48 AM
 
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My lunch money spending has doubled since the WF opened near our office. lol
The problem is you just can't beat it for the selection and size of their salad bar and hot food bars.
WF ownz me.

But I would NEVER do an actual grocery shopping there.
When I'm in there grabbing lunch, i'll pick up one or two items that I know I can't find at our normal grocery stores, but that's it.
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Old 07-15-2014, 12:49 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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My lunch money spending has doubled since the WF opened near our office. lol
The problem is you just can't beat it for the selection and size of their salad bar and hot food bars.
WF ownz me.

But I would NEVER do an actual grocery shopping there.
When I'm in there grabbing lunch, i'll pick up one or two items that I know I can't find at our normal grocery stores, but that's it.
though I have never shopped at WF, only been in one, the salad bar and hot food bar sound much like Fresh Market and yes, it is hard not to get carried away. Yum, yum!!! That being said, I think they are still overpriced.
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Old 07-15-2014, 01:22 PM
 
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My lunch money spending has doubled since the WF opened near our office. lol
The problem is you just can't beat it for the selection and size of their salad bar and hot food bars.
WF ownz me.

But I would NEVER do an actual grocery shopping there.
When I'm in there grabbing lunch, i'll pick up one or two items that I know I can't find at our normal grocery stores, but that's it.
My wife and I rarely buy regular groceries at Whole Foods because, as noted many times in this thread, it can get pricey. However, we make a lot of use of their deli and food bars when traveling because it's often a better option than restaurants- cheaper, healthier, and faster.
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Old 07-16-2014, 08:29 AM
 
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though I have never shopped at WF, only been in one, the salad bar and hot food bar sound much like Fresh Market and yes, it is hard not to get carried away. Yum, yum!!! That being said, I think they are still overpriced.


I totally agree- definitely overpriced.
But whatever other people do w/ their money isn't my concern, lol
I know I work hard for mine...I'm not wasting any of it to be "trendy."
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Old 05-02-2017, 10:01 PM
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Their tater tots by Organic 365 is really tasty. A bit expensive for 16oz at $2.99. I still buy it anyways.
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