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View Poll Results: Which grocery store chain is the best?
Wegmans 24 24.49%
Trader Joes 21 21.43%
Publix 33 33.67%
Fareway Stores 1 1.02%
Costco 10 10.20%
Harris Teeter 5 5.10%
Market Basket 1 1.02%
Raley's 0 0%
Hy-Vee 2 2.04%
Stater Bros 1 1.02%
Voters: 98. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 01-22-2013, 07:55 PM
 
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Winco used to be Cub Foods.
In some areas, Winco used to be Waremart. Winco became a collaboration of Waremart and Cub Foods. As mentioned earlier, Winco is only in the West, and is only decent with big purchases, most offer no baskets, no credit cards, self-bagging, and long lines. If you are willing to put up with all that, their prices are among the most competitive of anyone.
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Old 01-22-2013, 11:27 PM
 
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I had a hard time choosing between Wegman's and Trader Joe's, but Wegman's won me over in the end. God, I miss Wegman's.

Sadly, it's only popular in the north east, so no many people get to see the glory of it. But it's one of those stores where, whenever I meet someone else who has lived in upstate NY, they say, "Oh, man, I bet you miss Wegman's, huh?"

I'm not kidding. I seriously had a convo with a boy in my improv class the other day all about Wegman's. Then we had to explain what it was to some classmates. They couldn't understand why we were so excited about a grocery store. It is kind of ridiculous, actually. But it's an awesome grocery store!
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Old 01-23-2013, 09:02 AM
 
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I had a hard time choosing between Wegman's and Trader Joe's, but Wegman's won me over in the end. God, I miss Wegman's.

Sadly, it's only popular in the north east, so no many people get to see the glory of it. But it's one of those stores where, whenever I meet someone else who has lived in upstate NY, they say, "Oh, man, I bet you miss Wegman's, huh?"

I'm not kidding. I seriously had a convo with a boy in my improv class the other day all about Wegman's. Then we had to explain what it was to some classmates. They couldn't understand why we were so excited about a grocery store. It is kind of ridiculous, actually. But it's an awesome grocery store!
Just so you and others know, I believe that the biggest Wegmans is this one in the Eastern suburbs of Syracuse: Locator Detail | Wegmans - Wegmans Dewitt

6789 East Genesee Street, Fayetteville, NY - Google Maps
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Old 01-23-2013, 03:53 PM
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I had a hard time choosing between Wegman's and Trader Joe's, but Wegman's won me over in the end. God, I miss Wegman's.

Sadly, it's only popular in the north east, so no many people get to see the glory of it. But it's one of those stores where, whenever I meet someone else who has lived in upstate NY, they say, "Oh, man, I bet you miss Wegman's, huh?"

I'm not kidding. I seriously had a convo with a boy in my improv class the other day all about Wegman's. Then we had to explain what it was to some classmates. They couldn't understand why we were so excited about a grocery store. It is kind of ridiculous, actually. But it's an awesome grocery store!
Gee, that's how people here talk about Publix! And I kind of think they are crazy or something at times.
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Old 01-23-2013, 05:51 PM
 
Location: Rochester, NY
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I had a hard time choosing between Wegman's and Trader Joe's, but Wegman's won me over in the end. God, I miss Wegman's.

Sadly, it's only popular in the north east, so no many people get to see the glory of it. But it's one of those stores where, whenever I meet someone else who has lived in upstate NY, they say, "Oh, man, I bet you miss Wegman's, huh?"

I'm not kidding. I seriously had a convo with a boy in my improv class the other day all about Wegman's. Then we had to explain what it was to some classmates. They couldn't understand why we were so excited about a grocery store. It is kind of ridiculous, actually. But it's an awesome grocery store!
This pretty much sums it up about Wegmans. Anyone who moves from Rochester, all they talk about is how much they miss Wegmans. And no one can really understand it unless they've lived there.

So the answer to this question is easily Wegmans. If they were national, it wouldn't even be a close poll.
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Old 01-23-2013, 07:45 PM
 
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There's not many chains that can really compete with Publix.
Publix: Where you pay 40% more.
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Old 01-23-2013, 10:41 PM
 
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This pretty much sums it up about Wegmans. Anyone who moves from Rochester, all they talk about is how much they miss Wegmans. And no one can really understand it unless they've lived there.

So the answer to this question is easily Wegmans. If they were national, it wouldn't even be a close poll.
If they were national....the quality of their products and prices wouldn't be the same. This goes for pretty much any grocery chain. The only one that really is national is super walmart. Need I say more?
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Old 01-23-2013, 10:46 PM
 
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Trader Joe's and Wholefoods.
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Old 01-24-2013, 04:19 PM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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Sprouts! They have the best selection of produce and it is usually pretty well priced. They have a ton of bulk nuts/flour/granola/chocolates/coffee, plus nitrate free sausage, specialty ingredients, and lots of cheeses. I mostly go for the produce, though.
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Old 01-24-2013, 05:47 PM
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Sprouts! They have the best selection of produce and it is usually pretty well priced. They have a ton of bulk nuts/flour/granola/chocolates/coffee, plus nitrate free sausage, specialty ingredients, and lots of cheeses. I mostly go for the produce, though.
I'm looking forward to checking out Sprouts, so glad to see them mentioned here. Hopefully I can get a full-time produce gig there as well, I'd prefer them or Trader Joe's.
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