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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 04-15-2009, 12:26 PM
 
Location: Town of Herndon/DC Metro
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Aldi is basically the grocery store in Europe and is only recently (past decade or so) breaking into the US market, I'm going to assume you don't get out of your neighborhood too often.

Aldis have been in Kansas and Illinois for over 25 years. They are the worst grocery stores-expired food, beat up old boxes..food I wouldn't feed to a dog. In both states, when I passed the Aldis, it was the very poor who were entering/exiting.
In 1989, the Aldis in Manhattan KS was offering its Gen Manager job at 40K starting salary (which was a lot then) because they could not find anyone responsible to run the place for more than a month.

That said, I had heard that Aldis in Germany were the polar opposite.
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Old 04-15-2009, 12:41 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Texans shop at H-E-B and Brookshire Brothers, and most other southerners probably shop at Kroger's, Food Lion, or Piggly Wiggly.
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Old 04-15-2009, 01:48 PM
 
Location: Western Hoosierland
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Aldis have been in Kansas and Illinois for over 25 years. They are the worst grocery stores-expired food, beat up old boxes..food I wouldn't feed to a dog. In both states, when I passed the Aldis, it was the very poor who were entering/exiting.
In 1989, the Aldis in Manhattan KS was offering its Gen Manager job at 40K starting salary (which was a lot then) because they could not find anyone responsible to run the place for more than a month.

That said, I had heard that Aldis in Germany were the polar opposite.

There are a few Aldi's around the Indianapolis and Western Indiana area.

I think their food is "okay" I will go their if I need to but if I have an option of going somewhere else then I will go there.
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Old 04-15-2009, 02:48 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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albertsons went out of business here... it was the best store, more items, better departments, 24/7, ppl don't want quality!!! gimme a damn piggly wiggly and walmart
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Texans shop at H-E-B and Brookshire Brothers, and most other southerners probably shop at Kroger's, Food Lion, or Piggly Wiggly.
I don't think Piggly Wiggly's even outside of Memphis anymore. That place is like taking a step back in time. All the employees, including the baggers, still wear black slacks and ties with white button-up shirts.
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Old 04-15-2009, 02:52 PM
 
Location: Texas
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I don't think Piggly Wiggly's even outside of Memphis anymore. That place is like taking a step back in time. All the employees, including the baggers, still wear black slacks and ties with white button-up shirts.
That's not correct. Piggly Wigglys can still be found all over the southeast (including East Texas. I've heard there's one somewhere up there). And it doesn't matter how old fashioned the chain is. If they have what I'm looking for, I will shop there.
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Old 04-15-2009, 04:00 PM
 
Location: Youngstown, Oh.
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Aldis have been in Kansas and Illinois for over 25 years. They are the worst grocery stores-expired food, beat up old boxes..food I wouldn't feed to a dog. In both states, when I passed the Aldis, it was the very poor who were entering/exiting.
In 1989, the Aldis in Manhattan KS was offering its Gen Manager job at 40K starting salary (which was a lot then) because they could not find anyone responsible to run the place for more than a month.

That said, I had heard that Aldis in Germany were the polar opposite.
Aldi's must vary greatly from place to place. My aunt has worked there for over 15 years, in the Canton Ohio area, so I may be biased. My mom has shopped there in the past when I was a kid, and the food was always fine. Sure, it's not high-end, but not everyone needs that. Some people just need food they can afford. They don't need ceramic tile floors or 75 varieties of mustard. (Incidentally, the best store-bought chocolate chip cookies I've ever had were from the Canton Aldi's.)
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Old 04-15-2009, 04:05 PM
 
Location: Town of Herndon/DC Metro
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Aldi's must vary greatly from place to place.
Thats true of all grocery stores. I've lived in 6 states. Safeway varies like crazy! Vons (CA Safeways) is nice, a B; Dominicks and Guenardis (Safeway in IL and Philly)-very nice , A. Safeway in Northern VA, OMG, pretty crappy with the same high price C-D
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Old 04-15-2009, 04:25 PM
 
Location: USA
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That's not correct. Piggly Wigglys can still be found all over the southeast (including East Texas. I've heard there's one somewhere up there). And it doesn't matter how old fashioned the chain is. If they have what I'm looking for, I will shop there.
I couldn't tell you where a Piggly-Wiggly is around here. Since Super Walmart has arrived on the scene, Piggly-Wigglys, IGA, etc. have faded into oblivion. We have Brookshires, Kroger, and Albertson in Shreveport Bossier and near Monroe are some local stores called Mac's Fresh Market. Brookshires also has a warehouse style store called SuperOne in our local cities; Ruston and Monroe as well. Also there is Kayes in some other smaller towns. I haven't heard of most of these stores the posters are talking about, but I am familiar with Randall's and HEB Pantry (sil lives in Galveston)
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Old 04-15-2009, 05:08 PM
 
Location: Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex
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The oringnal Minyard's now pronounce Minyard.Built in 1932.website Minyard Food Stores - grand

http://www.minyards.com/public/img/uway_news_pic.jpg (broken link)




Super Safeway on Belknap At Beach
http://www.fortworthyesterday.com/Safeway-Belknap-83.jpg (broken link)
Safeway store at Belknap and Beach St. in 1983. Safeway pulled out of Texas
around 1986 and this site became a Minyard.
Photo by John Cirillo.



http://www.fortworthyesterday.com/Minyard-Belknap-2007.jpg (broken link)
This is the same location, June 6, 2007, taken by John Cirillo.
There are no cars because the store is closed. In March of 2007, a bad tornado
came through here and tore off a good portion of the roof.
I don't know when or if this store will reopen.


Former Safeway Later Minyard Now Food-rite.This store was built in the 1960s.Sorry old picture.


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Old 04-15-2009, 07:17 PM
 
Location: Texas
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I couldn't tell you where a Piggly-Wiggly is around here. Since Super Walmart has arrived on the scene, Piggly-Wigglys, IGA, etc. have faded into oblivion. We have Brookshires, Kroger, and Albertson in Shreveport Bossier and near Monroe are some local stores called Mac's Fresh Market. Brookshires also has a warehouse style store called SuperOne in our local cities; Ruston and Monroe as well. Also there is Kayes in some other smaller towns. I haven't heard of most of these stores the posters are talking about, but I am familiar with Randall's and HEB Pantry (sil lives in Galveston)
Well I never said Piggly Wiggly was still at the forefront of grocers, I was just letting the other poster know that PW was still around and that people still shop there. My grandmother used to shop there until they built a Kroger's by her house.
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