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Old 02-27-2019, 02:06 PM
 
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Ahold could have acquired an existing participant in the Raleigh-Durham area and further expand across eastern North Carolina.
Now that they own Food Lion they pretty much did just that.
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Old 02-27-2019, 02:26 PM
 
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Ahold brand Giant Food Stores, based in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, have undergone a tremendous upgrade within the last 15 years. They would put today's BI-LO brand to shame in more than a few categories.
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Old 02-27-2019, 02:30 PM
 
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The fact that Greenville is not home to any grocery store brands seems odd, considering BI-LO was headquartered in Mauldin for decades. Most of my favorite regional store brands are based in North Carolina now.
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Old 02-27-2019, 03:52 PM
 
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Ahold brand Giant Food Stores, based in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, have undergone a tremendous upgrade within the last 15 years. They would put today's BI-LO brand to shame in more than a few categories.

The stores in NoVA when I lived there were.. Safeway, Giant and Shoppers Food Warehouse.

Giant was usually considered the top tier, with Shoppers right there with it or a close second.. Safeway was generally considered the lower tier. At this time, the NoVA area was the outlier for Safeway, because they were mainly in the west and the DC area was just this island of Safeway stores. and I believe this is still the case.





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Now that they own Food Lion they pretty much did just that.

I missed that.. Didn't realize they bought Food Lion. the only Food Lion I have experience with was the store in Woodruff.. When I worked in Spartanburg it was on my way home.. I'd stop there, but prices seemed high.. This was, of course, about 8 years ago, so.. things can change in that time span. It was a nice enough store, but..



All told.. One of the best chains that i've seen has been Hy-Vee out in the midwest. Anyone have experience with them? My main experience has been their delis/cafeterias in the stores, but those have been REALLY good experiences.

When I was traveling, if I was in an area that had a Hy-Vee, I made sure to stop there for breakfast at least one day.
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Old 02-27-2019, 05:01 PM
 
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All told.. One of the best chains that i've seen has been Hy-Vee out in the midwest. Anyone have experience with them? My main experience has been their delis/cafeterias in the stores, but those have been REALLY good experiences.

When I was traveling, if I was in an area that had a Hy-Vee, I made sure to stop there for breakfast at least one day.
Hy-Vee! Yes - a fantastic place to shop. I have periodically gone shopping at one in Iowa and they consistently go out of their way to provide a good products and good service.
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Old 02-27-2019, 05:07 PM
 
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The stores in NoVA when I lived there were.. Safeway, Giant and Shoppers Food Warehouse.

Giant was usually considered the top tier, with Shoppers right there with it or a close second.. Safeway was generally considered the lower tier. At this time, the NoVA area was the outlier for Safeway, because they were mainly in the west and the DC area was just this island of Safeway stores. and I believe this is still the case.








I missed that.. Didn't realize they bought Food Lion. the only Food Lion I have experience with was the store in Woodruff.. When I worked in Spartanburg it was on my way home.. I'd stop there, but prices seemed high.. This was, of course, about 8 years ago, so.. things can change in that time span. It was a nice enough store, but..

It's actually one company now called Ahold Delhaize. The two merged not long ago. Ahold owned Giant and Stop and Shop and Delhaize owned Food Lion and Hannaford.
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Old 02-27-2019, 07:14 PM
 
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I'm not up to speed on recent mergers.My experience is from 1993 back, but who the heck ever runs Food Lion now has dropped the ball big time.There are two or three newish locations near us that are dark with them still paying the rent.Going into a Food Lion today feels about the same as going into an independent Piggly Wiggy.
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Old 02-28-2019, 03:48 AM
 
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As a Charleston transplant let me say BRING MORE HARRIS TEETERS!!!!
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Old 02-28-2019, 08:42 PM
 
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I would like to see more Harris Teeter stores in Greenville County. It will take more than two or three stores and being a spectator to be visible.
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Old 02-28-2019, 08:46 PM
 
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I just pulled up the HT footprint in the Charleston area.I was shocked.They are everywhere! I only knew of 3 or 4.
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