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Old 01-14-2012, 10:55 PM
 
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1. What is your favorite grocery chain? And the location if you have a preference?

2. Do you wish any grocery chains in another region of the USA could open in the area? Personally I wish we could have Philadelphia chain Acme and the upstate PA chain Giant.

3. How did you like Albertsons when it was here?

4. Do you think a lot of Kroger stores are old and dingy? What about Randalls? I thought it was such a waste when Albertsons closed so many stores and gave the rest to Kroger. Back in 1995 when they entered Houston I loved Albertsons because they were the only grocery chain who actually had clean and bright stores. In 2002 when they left, many Kroger and Randalls still hadn't improved their appearance. I thought they were both great in the 80's when they were still sort of new. But both chains' stores were looking old and tired during the 90's. I actually liked when Safeway bought Randalls because it forced Randalls to clean up their act. Kroger Signature and Randalls Flagship are both great.
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Old 01-14-2012, 11:55 PM
 
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I rely on none of the chain groceries to buy actual groceries. Chinatown/Hispanic grocery for fresh fruits and vegetables.

Walmart for household non-perishables (paper towels, trash bags, that sort of thing).

When I do go stop by a regular grocery it's at Randall's for drinks, ice cream, or milk, or veggies if I need it right away.
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Old 01-14-2012, 11:57 PM
 
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Commissary. Cheap.
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Old 01-15-2012, 08:17 AM
 
Location: Cypress, TX
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1. HEB @ 290 and Barker Cypress.

2. Market Street (United Supermarkets).

3. no comment, never shopped at one here

4. The Kroger and Randalls I've been into do seem like they need some updating. But they are older stores, so it's understandable. They seem to be more limited in meats and seafood, stuff we always buy. So we don't shop there.
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Old 01-15-2012, 01:01 PM
 
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2. Do you wish any grocery chains in another region of the USA could open in the area? Personally I wish we could have Philadelphia chain Acme and the upstate PA chain Giant.

I would like it if Winco Foods of California could open stores in Houston, Winco opens 24 hours in Calif, and let me tell you that their Bulk Food Section is just awesome and cheap.
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Old 01-15-2012, 01:07 PM
 
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HEB has the best prices just stay away from the one on Scott & OST
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Old 01-15-2012, 01:15 PM
 
Location: Houston (Memorial) and Western NC
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1. HEB Market at Bunker Hill. HEB Central Market in the Loop ( not on the weekends).
2. Don't care. Super Market is a Super Market.If there was some small independant grocer that opened with local fresh meats and veggies, that would be nice. Like Sunshine Foods in St. Helena, Ca. OMG that place is heaven.
3. Albertson was not good. At least the old one on Voss/Westhiemer.
4. I like the Kroger on Voss...other than that, I don't use Kroger.The Randall's at Town and Country is still very nice. I use it a few times a week to grab ingredients quickly.
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Old 01-15-2012, 02:09 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX (Oak Forest)
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HEB for food. We get all our bulk goods (tp, paper towels, Kleenex etc..) delivered from amazon.com.
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Old 01-15-2012, 07:05 PM
 
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I love H-E-B now (their meat is first class) but their old "Pantry Foods" stores were dumps. Several were old Safeway/AppleTree stores which really weren't bad when they were new, but by the 90's were showing their age.
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Old 01-15-2012, 08:16 PM
 
Location: Beach City Texas
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1.Food Town (specially the Quail Hallow Location because there is less Spanish on the products)
2.I would like to Brookshire Brothers & Thrif-tee expand around here, we only have a few of those on the outskirts of the metro area
3.Yes, just like I miss Randall's & K-Mart
4.The Krogers in my area have been extensively renovated (Garth Road & the Ward Road Locations)

*all stores I mention are Baytown/Mont Belvieu*
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