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View Poll Results: So where do you buy Groceries?
Krogers 20 12.20%
Safeway 16 9.76%
Wal-Mart 20 12.20%
Aldi's 4 2.44%
Target 4 2.44%
Meijers 6 3.66%
Kmart 0 0%
any organic food store 18 10.98%
any foreign Market store 1 0.61%
other 75 45.73%
Voters: 164. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 04-14-2009, 12:28 PM
 
Location: The Circle City. Sometimes NE of Bagdad.
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What does HEB stand for?
H-E-B - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 04-14-2009, 12:31 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Right. Right. You know, with your predeliction for Texas hating, I don't know how you can deign to enter a Whole Foods. It was started and is still based in Austin. Along that same grocery vein, Rice Epicurian's from Houston. You might have to start buying your organic papayas elsewhere.
OMG! This bit of news will surely have him foaming at the mouth!

Good.
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Old 04-14-2009, 12:33 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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What does HEB stand for?
I know the B stands for Butt. I've been told the H stands for either Harvey or Harold, I can't remember, but I really hope it's Harold.
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Old 04-14-2009, 12:39 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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I know the B stands for Butt. I've been told the H stands for either Harvey or Harold, I can't remember, but I really hope it's Harold.
Thanks!

The link motormaker provided (thanks) spells it all out.

I'm guessing that HEB would be the equivalent of Publix here? I consider Publix a "cut above" Kroger - in Atlanta anyway.
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Old 04-14-2009, 01:12 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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Thanks!

The link motormaker provided (thanks) spells it all out.

I'm guessing that HEB would be the equivalent of Publix here? I consider Publix a "cut above" Kroger - in Atlanta anyway.
That's a fair assessment. HEB generally has excellent quality produce and meat, and the price is comparable to Kroger, but they're typically suburban. That doesn't do me much good. There's a Central Market (a Whole Foods clone owned by HEB) nearby, but places like that are, in my lowly opinion, overpriced status oriented places that sell pate, but not toilet paper. Places like that have excellent wine and beer selections, but who really needs that when I have the central Spec's nearby?

BTW, Spec's = an acre of liquor. As the trite phrase says that everything's bigger in Texas, I do believe that Spec's is the largest liquor store in the world.
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Old 04-14-2009, 01:20 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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An acre of liquor! Wow.

Too bad about HEB not doing urban locations. That is one of the reasons I really like Publix. They have really embraced the urban locations here, and some are quite innovative in their designs.
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Old 04-14-2009, 01:35 PM
 
Location: Teaneck, NJ
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Shop Rite... It's cheap
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Old 04-14-2009, 01:53 PM
 
Location: Western Hoosierland
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I wish we had a few Publix's up here in Indiana!
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Old 04-14-2009, 02:33 PM
 
Location: Town of Herndon/DC Metro
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wegmans
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Old 04-14-2009, 03:04 PM
 
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Had to vote other. Never even heard of Krogers, Safeway, Meijers, and Aldi's prior to this thread
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