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Old 09-25-2016, 12:35 PM
 
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Carrefour for one. And, you are starting to see warehouse stores (Costco, for one) in Europe as well. So the retail landscape is changing there, just as it is changing here.
Warehouse stores like Costco are also not new to Europe. Metro for example operates cash and carry wholesale stores since the 60s. There are also some other cash and carry retail chains.

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While I love a store that offers me many items, I HATE running a marathon through it (HEB Plus). So I go a few miles farther to a smaller HEB, or go to Target or Trader Joe's instead. Our population density here is such that we are attracting many more options...I don't live in AR, but I can appreciate their frustration with Culebra Road.
Most of the time I prefer discount stores like Aldi or Lidl. In and out in just a few minutes. I don't like small conventional grocery stores. But I like larger supermarkets (Edeka or Rewe Center), they are mostly nicely decorated, but they have way too much selection. I shop there maybe once a week for just a few items, those I can't get at discount grocery stores. Maybe once a week I go to Kaufland. But they have also way too much selection. Those stores are unsuitable for the daily shopping trip. I hate Real, quite similar to Walmart, but the stores are about 1/3 smaller than Walmart Supercenters.


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...waiting for Wegman's...
Not sure whether I would like Wegmans. It seems similar to larger Edeka Centers with several gastronomy islands and show cooking. We have such an Edeka store here in Düsseldorf. I go there maybe once per month or biweekly, mostly to buy something fancy (that I have never tried before, but I can still afford) or to buy chicken leg quarters (Edeka has the best sales on these). I never feel comfortable in this store. It's too fancy. I always have the feeling that I have to dress up before I enter this store. I don't want to wear a suite just for grocery shopping. Fortunately across the street is an Aldi
Next year we will get a new Edeka grocery store, just in the city center. Allegedly it will have a sales area of about 12,000m². It will be the largest pure food store in Germany. Pretty sure that this store will also be very fancy (it will have the same owner like the other fancy store). Too fancy for me. But I will definitely visit the store occasionally.
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Old 09-25-2016, 02:17 PM
 
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...waiting for Wegman's...
Doubt that we'll get a Wegman's here in the foreseeable future, if ever; unless they decide to go nationwide, sometime in the future.


Wegman's is a regional chain, with locations only in some mid-Atlantic and northeast states.
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Old 09-25-2016, 02:50 PM
 
Location: Mid South Central TX
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Doubt that we'll get a Wegman's here in the foreseeable future, if ever; unless they decide to go nationwide, sometime in the future.


Wegman's is a regional chain, with locations only in some mid-Atlantic and northeast states.
Oh, I know...but In n Out and Trader Joe's were also once regional...
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Old 09-27-2016, 12:50 PM
 
Location: San Antonio TX
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It's not like this all day, and there's a certain amount of embellishing going on here as well.

You're right...if I wait until after my daughter heads to bed at 10pm, I can sneak out and make the trip in about half the time.


Look, I moved here from the SF Bay Area so I really do appreciate the relative lack of traffic in San Antonio. The whole Culebra thing, however, is as bad as I've ever seen it anywhere on the West Coast...especially when they narrow it down to one lane for construction. I'm just saying it will be nice when I don't have to make that trip.


Frankly, I've been using the curbside pickup feature at the Bandera/1604 location for a few months now. It's on my way home from work. It's wonderful, and saves me from having to spend an hour or so of my time in the store. It also prevents those "impulse" purchases. Unfortunately it doesn't work if I need something last-minute. But even for those things, I find myself heading to Target or the Walmart Neighborhood Market just so I don't have to cross 1604.
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Old 09-27-2016, 12:55 PM
 
Location: San Antonio TX
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The irony of all of this is no one seems to be concerned with all the traffic that the AR HEB will bring to the area. If it is as bad as they say, bringing in a new HEB isn't going to help.


I really can't see that being a long-term problem. Once the "new-ness" wears off, I can't see non-AR residents making the trek up the parkway when they could just use one of the many other HEBs that are right off the loop. We might get some traffic from Stillwater Ranch and other surrounding communities but I don't think it will be that bad. Certainly not as bad as Culebra.
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Old 09-27-2016, 10:59 PM
 
Location: Spurs country. "Go, Spurs, Go!"
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It's not like this all day, and there's a certain amount of embellishing going on here as well.
You are so wrong. This is exactly as described.
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Old 09-28-2016, 08:53 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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I really can't see that being a long-term problem. Once the "new-ness" wears off, I can't see non-AR residents making the trek up the parkway when they could just use one of the many other HEBs that are right off the loop. We might get some traffic from Stillwater Ranch and other surrounding communities but I don't think it will be that bad. Certainly not as bad as Culebra.
Yea, it's not being built in the most accessible of locations, so I don't see people going out of their way to shop there. The traffic along Alamo Ranch Parkway is going to pick up no matter what come Christmas or around New Years when they open the 151 overpass, which I'm guessing is why they installed the traffic lights that aren't running yet. I don't think traffic will increase much more than it will at that time because of the HEB. If it does, it will only be temporary while the curiosity is sated.
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Old 09-28-2016, 02:13 PM
 
Location: some where in the old USA
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Not sure whether I would like Wegmans. It seems similar to larger Edeka Centers with several gastronomy islands and show cooking. We have such an Edeka store here in Düsseldorf. I go there maybe once per month or biweekly, mostly to buy something fancy (that I have never tried before, but I can still afford) or to buy chicken leg quarters (Edeka has the best sales on these). I never feel comfortable in this store. It's too fancy. I always have the feeling that I have to dress up before I enter this store. I don't want to wear a suite just for grocery shopping. Fortunately across the street is an Aldi
Next year we will get a new Edeka grocery store, just in the city center. Allegedly it will have a sales area of about 12,000m². It will be the largest pure food store in Germany. Pretty sure that this store will also be very fancy (it will have the same owner like the other fancy store). Too fancy for me. But I will definitely visit the store occasionally.[/quote]

I miss Edeka , Aldi etc

I wish Trader Jo will come over to this site
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Old 10-04-2016, 04:59 PM
 
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Not sure whether I would like Wegmans. It seems similar to larger Edeka Centers with several gastronomy islands and show cooking. We have such an Edeka store here in Düsseldorf. I go there maybe once per month or biweekly, mostly to buy something fancy (that I have never tried before, but I can still afford) or to buy chicken leg quarters (Edeka has the best sales on these). I never feel comfortable in this store. It's too fancy. I always have the feeling that I have to dress up before I enter this store. I don't want to wear a suite just for grocery shopping. Fortunately across the street is an Aldi
Next year we will get a new Edeka grocery store, just in the city center. Allegedly it will have a sales area of about 12,000m². It will be the largest pure food store in Germany. Pretty sure that this store will also be very fancy (it will have the same owner like the other fancy store). Too fancy for me. But I will definitely visit the store occasionally.
I miss Edeka , Aldi etc

I wish Trader Jo will come over to this site[/quote]

Not familiar with Edeka Centers but Wegman's, at least outside of their original area, are upscale. Personally I didn't shop there for everyday things but they can't be beat for specialty items. The bakery, cheese, and meat departments are phenomenal. When you go to the older original Upstate NY markets, it's just a standard grocery store. They have moved into NC in the past year or so but I don't think they can go nationwide and keep their brand, much like HEB wouldn't be the same as a national chain.
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Old 10-20-2016, 05:37 PM
 
Location: San Antonio TX
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Sign was updated. Looks like the Alamo Ranch HEB will actually be a Central Market. I am truly ecstatic!
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