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Old 11-30-2012, 11:09 PM
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Location: Cary, NC
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TBJ says Publix has selected two locations, one in Raleigh and one in Cary, to enter the Triangle grocery wars.
Upscale Publix moving into local market - Triangle Business Journal

Even more interesting, in the print edition TBJ mentions a rumor that Publix will purchase the 12 remaining Kroger stores after Kroger closes two non-performing stores.
Kroger dismisses the rumors...

Harris Teeter just might be sweating it a little. No wonder they are expanding and building shiny new stores so quickly, i.e., the Galaxy Theater location.
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Old 11-30-2012, 11:43 PM
 
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In SoFla, Publix rules. Personally, I don't see it supplanting Harris Teeter or Lowe's any time soon. It's very difficult for a grocer to invade a new space without serious blowback from the entrenched retailers. I welcome the competition, which may well mean lower prices across the board, but I'm only cautiously optimistic that Publix will be able to make any serious inroads in the Triangle. I hope they prove me wrong.
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Old 11-30-2012, 11:49 PM
 
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I had no idea they were "upscale". I went to one a long time ago and it didn't seem much different than I'm used to.
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Old 12-01-2012, 04:41 AM
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In SoFla, Publix rules. Personally, I don't see it supplanting Harris Teeter or Lowe's any time soon. It's very difficult for a grocer to invade a new space without serious blowback from the entrenched retailers. I welcome the competition, which may well mean lower prices across the board, but I'm only cautiously optimistic that Publix will be able to make any serious inroads in the Triangle. I hope they prove me wrong.
The rumor that Publix may buy 12 Krogers is interesting. That would give them immediate footprint, about 10% of the local market, plus the planned two new stores. Inroads accomplished and Kroger out of the Triangle.
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Old 12-01-2012, 04:46 AM
 
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I'd be happy to see a Publix fill the old Kroger Location in Wakefield. That space has been empty for too long now.
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Old 12-01-2012, 05:31 AM
 
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Woohoo! Can't wait! For those of us who can't read the article (not a subscriber) does it say where the Cary and N. Raleigh stores will be exactly?
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Old 12-01-2012, 05:45 AM
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Woohoo! Can't wait! For those of us who can't read the article (not a subscriber) does it say where the Cary and N. Raleigh stores will be exactly?
It does not say.
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Old 12-01-2012, 05:47 AM
 
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It does not say.
Thanks!
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Old 12-01-2012, 08:11 AM
 
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Years and years ago, when we used to visit parents in Florida, we'd always stop in at Publix to get something sweet from their bakery. They had a wonderful bakery.

In the last few years, we've stopped in at Publix, while visiting relatives in Florida. Seems to me that the bakery has gotten smaller and just doesn't taste as good.

I wasn't a big fan of Kroger. I'll give Publix a try!

Vicki
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Old 12-01-2012, 08:30 AM
 
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In the last few years, we've stopped in at Publix, while visiting relatives in Florida. Seems to me that the bakery has gotten smaller and just doesn't taste as good.


Vicki
I grew up in Florida shopping at Publix and moved north when I was 23. My sister has since moved from south Florida to a smaller town in central Florida. When I go there I also notice that the food at Publix is not as good as I remember it. I couldn't even find good bread in their bakery. I have always assumed that this was because it was a rural area and the standards aren't as high...similar to the Lowes Foods in Oxford, NC compared to the ones in the Triangle. That Lowes is so skanky I never would shop there when we lived in Oxford.

I'm hoping that since this is going to be an upscale Publix it will be more like I remember it when I was young.
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