U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Texas > San Antonio
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 10-29-2010, 09:35 PM
 
5,632 posts, read 6,447,950 times
Reputation: 3608

Advertisements

and 'In-n-Out' burgers
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 10-29-2010, 09:39 PM
Bo Bo won $500 in our forum's Most Engaging Poster Contest - Tenth Edition (Apr-May 2014). 

Over $104,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum and additional contests are planned
 
Location: Ohio
16,823 posts, read 33,222,901 times
Reputation: 13612
I think I can put a ribbon on this tangent by adding Fry's to that list.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-12-2010, 07:52 AM
 
2 posts, read 3,215 times
Reputation: 10
Trader Joe's isn't fancy!! If it is too fancy for working class people how does Whole Foods survive here? Does Trader Joe's have a distribution center near Nashville? For one store? As for fresh produce, where does HEB get it? From South Texas!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-12-2010, 09:46 AM
 
1,836 posts, read 3,341,184 times
Reputation: 1735
I never said it was 'fancy.' The idea I was proposing was one of perception v. reality... Something that many retailers face in this age of recession fear, folks keeping money under the mattress and people finding ways to creatively feed their family on very little. If the consumer even thinks that a business is too expensive or offers too little for what they pay, it can immediately cripple them and word-of-mouth will finish them off eventually. I've seen it happen here in SA a number of times- to businesses that deserved a better shot and were totally pegged wrong.

TJ's, while not fancy by any means, does offer brands that many here probably haven't heard of. They aren't always price competitive either. These two things could easily be the downfall of any new business: While it's up to TJs to educate a new market, the real question is are we willing to stick with them long enough to be taught? San Antonio can be quite a fickle city (as we've discussed on a near-daily basis).



BN
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-13-2010, 07:55 PM
 
Location: 89074
500 posts, read 615,185 times
Reputation: 850
What TJ's specializes in is offering its own brands. It makes deals with suppliers and puts its own name on most products (except alcohol and some others). Its greater appeal is that its price friendly and offers some foods you just won't see anywhere else. It's also a funny, sort of irreverent company that has a dedicated customer base. I think it would do well here, but then again, I'm new to the area so who knows.

(Goes off to check out suitcase full of TJ's goods brought by Mom today!)
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-24-2010, 06:18 PM
 
33 posts, read 71,593 times
Reputation: 28
Default Fry's

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bowie View Post
I think I can put a ribbon on this tangent by adding Fry's to that list.
Kroger's owns Fry's.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-24-2010, 06:24 PM
Bo Bo won $500 in our forum's Most Engaging Poster Contest - Tenth Edition (Apr-May 2014). 

Over $104,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum and additional contests are planned
 
Location: Ohio
16,823 posts, read 33,222,901 times
Reputation: 13612
Quote:
Originally Posted by JoeAngelina View Post
Kroger's owns Fry's.
Fry's Electronics, not the supermarket brand. Fry's Home Electronics | Computer Parts & Accessories, Software, Games, TVs, Cameras - Frys.com vs. Fry's - Home
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-25-2010, 12:15 AM
 
165 posts, read 516,942 times
Reputation: 56
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bowie View Post
On that note, I'd add Microcenter(.com). I like that place for electronics.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-27-2010, 03:58 PM
 
915 posts, read 1,662,976 times
Reputation: 545
There are Fry's in Austin & Houston. No unreasonable to get 1 here.

No TJ's in TX. I for 1 find the items at TJ's of high quality and low price. Hell, we drove from Brooklyn out to Westchester just to shop @ 1. I heart TJ's and was glad to have 1 much closer to home in CA.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-17-2011, 01:25 PM
 
1 posts, read 1,086 times
Reputation: 10
My wife and I both work for Trader Joe's in Southern California and are looking forward to a Trader Joe's opening in Texas. We have family and friends in key areas and would love to move to the lone star state. I wonder if getting a petition together in key cities, ie; Austin, Dallas Ft Worth, San Antonio, or Houston. Lets get it together people, we can get TJ's to Texas. Lets make it happen.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Options
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2016 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Texas > San Antonio
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:55 PM.

2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top