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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 01-17-2013, 03:30 AM
 
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I second Wegmans and I guess some others agree: Wegmans named best supermarket by Consumer Reports; Walmart one of the worst | syracuse.com
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Old 01-17-2013, 05:34 AM
 
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Wegmans by far. I would put Whole Foods and Trader Joes up there farther if the stores were bigger and had more of a selection.
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Old 01-17-2013, 05:59 AM
 
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I agree regarding Publix as top choice. It doesn't try to be as snazzed out as Wegman's which really amounts to adding a bunch of pre-prepared items to a grocery store, as well as countless other products in the center of the store that have nothing to do with grocery items. I found Harris Teeter stores to be pretty decent also, with excellent quality store brand items. Trader Joe's is probably my favorite overall for quality (mostly organic/all natural), small/manageable store footprint and price...with Whole Foods a close second, though they are both national chains versus regional.
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Old 01-17-2013, 07:12 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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There's not many chains that can really compete with Publix.
Publix prices are way too high. but it is a very good store..
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Old 01-17-2013, 07:39 AM
 
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Does anyone remember that grocery store chain Big Bear? I remember seeing them in Ohio when I was younger.
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Old 01-17-2013, 07:49 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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I voted Trader Joe's but still haven't been to The Wegmans by me. I haven't heard of any others beside Costco.
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Old 01-17-2013, 07:54 AM
 
Location: 3219'03.7"N 10643'55.9"W
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Whole Foods is the highest quality grocery store I've ever had the pleasure of shopping in.
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Old 01-17-2013, 08:16 AM
 
Location: Lafayette, La
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ROUSES!

Louisiana specialty grocery market. It has all the Cajun/creole stuff unique to this area in addition to a great deli, seafood market, pizzeria, sushi bar, and sit down lunch buffet in the store. Really really nice place to get groceries. A Louisiana gem.
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Old 01-17-2013, 08:18 AM
 
Location: The canyon (with my pistols and knife)
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As a chain, the best I've seen is Wegman's. The best single grocery store in the United States, however, can be found in the western suburbs of Pittsburgh. If Willy Wonka ran a supermarket, he couldn't have done it any better than the Giant Eagle Market District in Robinson Township.

The problem with Giant Eagle is, they have such a wide variation in the age, size and quality of their stores that you don't know what you'll get from one store to the next. The newest stores are good enough to make Wegman's squirm, but many of their older stores lack features that we take for granted in newer stores, and don't appear to have been maintained as well as they could have been.
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Old 01-17-2013, 08:20 AM
 
Location: The City
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I vote for Wegmans
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