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Old 09-19-2011, 03:00 PM
 
Location: Cumberland Maine
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We are flying in from Texas next week and are renting a "camp" on Highland Lake and we will need to get groceries. Which store is better: Hannaford's or Shaw's? Or is there a third choice (other than Whole Foods)? Being in Austin, we know Whole Foods very well.
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Old 09-19-2011, 04:08 PM
 
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We are flying in from Texas next week and are renting a "camp" on Highland Lake and we will need to get groceries. Which store is better: Hannaford's or Shaw's? Or is there a third choice (other than Whole Foods)? Being in Austin, we know Whole Foods very well.
It's a matter of opinion, I lean more towards Hannaford, no gimmicks,
shaws has a loyalty card, for sale items, which i just dont care for the premise of gimmicks

if I were going to the highland lake (in bridgeton?)

Id stop at a grocery store- called tony's foodland in naples (on rte 302)
one of my fav stores- it's a good size independent store (with everything you need) and the decor/ atmosphere of this store is like no other (rewarded store of the year by maine grocers association last yr)

whole foods- is in portland, only one in the state
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Old 09-19-2011, 06:24 PM
 
Location: Cape Elizabeh, ME
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I'd go with the independent store suggest by the previous post. How ever if you'd like some inexpensive wine or beer or few other interesting things. Stop at Trader Joes on Marginal way in Portland after you get in from the airport. But if the choice is between Hannafords or Shaws I'd pick hannafords.
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Old 09-20-2011, 09:23 AM
 
Location: Cumberland Maine
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Because Naples on on the far side of Sebago Lake, we'll probably stop at Hannaford's on our way to the cabin for a few items and then try out Tony's when we have more time. But I will need Trader Joe's for wine and beer. That's always an essential on a vacation. Thanks.
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Old 09-20-2011, 11:44 AM
 
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Hannaford's is a lot cheaper than Shaw's. Better yet, find a Big Lots and shop there, if you can.
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Old 09-20-2011, 02:10 PM
 
Location: Maine
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Hannafords, hands-down. The one on Forest Ave in Portland has a great selection of foods, their produce (in general) is much, much better than Shaw's. I do go to Shaw's once in a while but only to buy the items that are on sale for those with their loyalty card -- otherwise, they are much more expensive on most items.
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Old 09-20-2011, 03:14 PM
 
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Hannaford's is a lot cheaper than Shaw's. Better yet, find a Big Lots and shop there, if you can.
big lots are more of a cheap department store- not a grocery store- I do stop when i can, to check them out- you never know what cheap stuff is inside
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Old 09-20-2011, 03:19 PM
 
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Hannafords, hands-down. The one on Forest Ave in Portland has a great selection of foods, their produce (in general) is much, much better than Shaw's. I do go to Shaw's once in a while but only to buy the items that are on sale for those with their loyalty card -- otherwise, they are much more expensive on most items.
I agree,
Hannaford may be cheaper than shaw's but they are also going up on many prices - unlike the woman on the hannaford commercials, I do check the flyers, and cherry pick items at many stores,,,,but im very particular where i get my meat items,
(I do regular price checks)
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