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Old 06-15-2009, 08:25 PM
 
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Right now, Whole Foods is taking suggestions of places to build stores in the future. They are asking you to give them your suggestions and they will take it to their real estate team. I told them in the Sea World area here. If you want to give your say, go to
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Old 06-15-2009, 09:04 PM
 
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I'd love for them to just take over an empty space.

Would have a hard time supporting a Whole Foods of all companies building from scratch, especially considering the latest construction sites I have seen where everything is bulldozed.

How about taking over one of the "insert any cuss word here" empty HEBs on NW Military.
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Old 06-15-2009, 09:14 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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maybe you should ask HEB that
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Old 06-15-2009, 09:27 PM
 
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^^ Maaaaaan, I have given HEB my thoughts.

Haven't set foot in one since the Huebner and NW Military one closed, 9 months now.

That is the best I can do, boycott.
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Old 06-15-2009, 09:33 PM
 
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Well if the location sucked for HEB... I doubt that counts as an appealing spot for a Whole Foods.
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Old 06-15-2009, 09:42 PM
 
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Well if the location sucked for HEB... I doubt that counts as an appealing spot for a Whole Foods.
Neither were a bad location, HEB got greedy.

Post #6 Boycott HEB sign on Huebner?

That is how I found City-Data... I googled "boycott heb + san antonio"
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Old 06-15-2009, 10:26 PM
 
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Neither were a bad location, HEB got greedy.

Post #6 Boycott HEB sign on Huebner?

That is how I found City-Data... I googled "boycott heb + san antonio"
By "greedy", do you mean "profitable"?

They weren't bad locations, but they weren't the best. I think it's odd that people would get upset that a supermarket wants to be in the best possible location....
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Old 06-15-2009, 10:55 PM
 
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If Whole Foods wasn't misleading their customers into thinking that 'natural' is overtly better (and charging mondo prices for it), I might have some want to see them multiply.

They strike me as Starbucks does: Greedy, crass, excess lifestyle-driven companies that do their best to appear hip, earth-conscious and neighborhood friendly. It's a cart & pony show and I don't buy into it for a split-second.

Do I ever shop there? Sure. Not often, but when I'm looking for something specific. What I am not is one of those Whole Foods shoppers who looks so smugly self-satisfied when they bring in their own 'reusable' grocery bags and drives away in a Prius.

Newsflash: You just overspent by nearly 60% on gimmicky marketing. Enjoy what you've bought, but don't think for a second that just because it's a $9 box of organic rice that it's any better for you.

Not that HEB is any better



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Old 06-15-2009, 11:55 PM
 
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one would work well near I10 1604
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Old 06-16-2009, 03:20 AM
 
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San Antonio could certainly benefit from more Whole Foods Markets, however, the options seem limited, given that Whole Foods only places stores in upper middle-class areas that meet rigorous requirements in regards to median income and population education levels.

That said, the Stone Oak area seems like an obvious choice, however, I'd hope that they'd build a "real", full-scale store instead of what they've got going on at the Quarry (you could literally fit that entire store in the produce section of the ones in Dallas and Austin).

Furthermore, I've been extremely unimpressed with the produce and meat selections at San Antonio's Whole Foods, and cannot justify the price premium over H-E-B. I think Whole Foods is a great store, but only in Austin or Dallas or Houston, all of which clearly benefit from fresher, higher quality goods, greater selection, and a much, much larger inventory.

Bottom line is, if San Antonio demonstrated the demographics which Whole Foods looks for in opening stores, there'd already be more here. San Antonio, remains a largely non-health conscious city, and I don't doubt that his remained a core issue in this regard.

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