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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 07-09-2008, 05:26 PM
 
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Is that more of an East coast list? Because I don't recognize half of them, and there are some big ones on the West that are missing, like Albertson's and Ralph's.
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Old 07-09-2008, 06:30 PM
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Location: The beautiful Rogue Valley, Oregon
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Is that more of an East coast list? Because I don't recognize half of them, and there are some big ones on the West that are missing, like Albertson's and Ralph's.

Just call them all "Krogers" - they own:

Ralph's
King Sooper's
City Market
Fry's
Owen's
Food4Less
QFC
Baker's
Smith's
Hilander

Albertson's owns (actually "Cerebus Investments"):

Alpha-Beta
Jewel-Osco
Seesel's
Super One
Shaw's
Star Market
Max Food's
Lucky
Bristol Farms
Acme
Sav-A-Lot
Super Saver
Grocery Warehouse
Cub Foods (mostly closed now or sold off)

(thanks, Wiki!)

So when, like me, you are irritated that your supermarket chain stopped carrying locally-grown antibiotic free, free-range chicken and substituted some private brand "organic" chicken from a huge feed operation in Cincinnati, 1,800 miles away (yeah, that's fresh!): tough luck. Decisions on what is carried aren't made locally or even regionally.
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Old 07-09-2008, 07:22 PM
 
Location: Baton Rouge
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I do my grocery shopping at Albertson's, a few miles away, even though I have a Whole foods right near my house. Whole Foods is great, but even though we could afford it if we wanted, I don't see any reason to pay those prices when I can get perfectly good food at another nearby store for alot less.
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Old 07-09-2008, 07:31 PM
 
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Originally Posted by PNW-type-gal View Post

Just call them all "Krogers" - they own:

Ralph's
King Sooper's
City Market
Fry's
Owen's
Food4Less
QFC
Baker's
Smith's
Hilander

Albertson's owns (actually "Cerebus Investments"):

Alpha-Beta
Jewel-Osco
Seesel's
Super One
Shaw's
Star Market
Max Food's
Lucky
Bristol Farms
Acme
Sav-A-Lot
Super Saver
Grocery Warehouse
Cub Foods (mostly closed now or sold off)
Trickery! All this time, I thought I was "choosing"...
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Old 07-09-2008, 08:56 PM
 
Location: mn
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Well I shop at Cub foods we have them all over the twin cities. I have no idea what a Kroger, Meijers, and a safeway is. However we have an aldis now in Minnesota which has only been here not too long. Target is great to maybe cuz it started in Minnesnowta
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Old 07-10-2008, 06:52 AM
 
Location: In the Matrix
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Default Meijer!

Meijer, hands down! They have better prices than Walmart IMO. They also almost always have some sort of clearance for food and clothes. I always save a bundle. I don't think I could move to a state that didn't have a meijer! LOL! JK!
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Old 07-10-2008, 07:18 AM
 
Location: Florida
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Since one of my choices is a double coupon store and has consistently good meat, I'm happy(Price Chopper)
Aldi's is here and Hannaford plus a locally owned small IGA that also doubles and does amazingly well competing price-wise.
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Old 07-10-2008, 08:01 AM
 
Location: Western Hoosierland
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Well I shop at Cub foods we have them all over the twin cities. I have no idea what a Kroger, Meijers, and a safeway is. However we have an aldis now in Minnesota which has only been here not too long. Target is great to maybe cuz it started in Minnesnowta

we used to have Cub foods here in indiana till they shut down a few years back.
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Old 07-10-2008, 09:13 AM
 
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Kroger and/or Tom Thumb
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Old 07-10-2008, 09:20 AM
 
Location: from houstoner to bostoner to new yorker to new jerseyite ;)
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I chose "other" because I shop at different places: Fiesta, HEB, Kroger, Whole Foods, Central Market, Canino's for produce, and last but certainly not least, Spec's.
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