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Old 01-05-2017, 10:33 AM
 
Location: South Carolina
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Publix is employee-owned. I like that.

But if they expand up this way, I hope they abandon the practice of prepackaging almost all the produce I noticed at the one Florida store I set foot in in 2008.
Publix is the dominant supermarket in the southeastern United States. It currently has 1,135 stores. Kroger's Atlanta, Mid-Atlantic, Nashville, and Harris Teeter divisions had to improve. BI-LO, Food Lion, and Winn-Dixie have been obliterated by themselves and Publix.

Which produce items were prepackaged?
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Old 01-05-2017, 11:49 AM
 
Location: The place where the road & the sky collide
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Does Wegman's have one distribution center?
Right now they do. They will have to get a 2nd. The distribution center is in northern Pennsylvania. A distribution center in Maryland or northern Virginia would probably be easier access to Philadelphia & South Jersey. However, if they intend to go to Charleston & Greenville & stop they would need to build a 2nd distribution center further south in Virginia & leave Philadelphia as the southern destination for the northen distribution center. If they intend to follow I 95 to Florida, a 3rd distribution center would be needed. I don't think that they'd go further south than Greenville on I 85.
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Old 01-05-2017, 11:54 AM
 
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I love me some Rittenhouse Market. I moved from the neighborhood so I don't get there much anymore. They may not have as many "healthy options" (they do OK) but those cookies and baked goods in the front are om nom nom.

I mentioned in the other thread that I love Giant too; I would also be all about Wegmans if they were closer. Occasionally I go across the bridge to the one in Cherry Hill. I prefer that one to the one in KoP because there are other stores right there that I can shop at, too.

I would trade Whole Foods for Wegmans all day long.
I go out of my way just a little to shop at the Rittenhouse Market because it's independent, because it's been an "institution" for years in Rittenhouse and it's truly a Philadelphia kind of store. It's the "feel" of it, I guess.

Wegmans seems to have no interest wrt coming into big cities unless you, mentally, yank Brooklyn out of NYC. There's a Wegmans in Brookkyn.

I think they would give WFs a giant headache if they put a store in Philly in direct competion with either WFs in CC/South St.

Same wrt to trading WFs with Wegmans. A no-brainer for me.
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Old 01-05-2017, 11:57 AM
 
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I've been in Wegmans stores, and they're quite impressive, but my general attitude remains "Who needs Wegmans when you have the Reading Terminal Market?"

Whole Paycheck is by and large above my pay grade. But I will admit their stuff is very high quality, and its stores have cheese sections to die for.

But I can go to DiBruno Bros. for that and support a fine local family.
RTM is in a class by itself. But is, kinda, getting lost in this thread.
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Old 01-05-2017, 12:02 PM
 
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I go out of my way just a little to shop at the Rittenhouse Market because it's independent, because it's been an "institution" for years in Rittenhouse and it's truly a Philadelphia kind of store. It's the "feel" of it, I guess.

Wegmans seems to have no interest wrt coming into big cities unless you, mentally, yank Brooklyn out of NYC. There's a Wegmans in Brookkyn.

I think they would give WFs a giant headache if they put a store in Philly in direct competion with either WFs in CC/South St.

Same wrt to trading WFs with Wegmans. A no-brainer for me.
If Publix continues up, they will give Whole Foods a huge headache. It remains to be seen if they will, but they wouldn't be the first chain to enter Philadelphia from the south.
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Old 01-05-2017, 12:08 PM
 
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RTM is in a class by itself. But is, kinda, getting lost in this thread.
I'm sure it will be mentioned more over time, especially if people who are new to the area ask where they can get things, just as Produce Junction will come up.
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Old 01-05-2017, 06:19 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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Other than their home town, do they ever put stores in actual cities not satelite "cities" like KoP?
No idea. Even the one in Wilkes-Barre isn't in the city, but the township.
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Old 01-05-2017, 06:28 PM
 
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Whole Paycheck is by and large above my pay grade. But I will admit their stuff is very high quality, and its stores have cheese sections to die for.
Some of their 365 house brand items aren't too bad. I like the bulk items.
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Old 01-05-2017, 10:40 PM
 
Location: South Carolina
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Right now they do. They will have to get a 2nd. The distribution center is in northern Pennsylvania. A distribution center in Maryland or northern Virginia would probably be easier access to Philadelphia & South Jersey. However, if they intend to go to Charleston & Greenville & stop they would need to build a 2nd distribution center further south in Virginia & leave Philadelphia as the southern destination for the northen distribution center. If they intend to follow I 95 to Florida, a 3rd distribution center would be needed. I don't think that they'd go further south than Greenville on I 85.
I do not see Wegman's expanding south of North Carolina until it has distribution challenges resolved. A second distribution center should be under consideration.
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Old 01-05-2017, 10:44 PM
 
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If Publix continues up, they will give Whole Foods a huge headache. It remains to be seen if they will, but they wouldn't be the first chain to enter Philadelphia from the south.
I do not see Publix opening any additional Publix Greenewise Market stores. Most stores carry Publix Greenwise products.

Publix in Philadelphia would be nice. Another division and several distribution centers will be necessary for northern expansion.
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