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Old 12-24-2014, 02:31 PM
 
Location: The Circle City. Sometimes NE of Bagdad.
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Old 12-24-2014, 03:08 PM
 
Location: Western North Carolina
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It also depends on the region where you live as far as what a grocery store will carry.

I am in the South and the Harris Teeter deli near me does not carry Pastrami. That's right, no Pastrami at the Deli.

I asked why and the girl said they used to but stopped carrying it because it just doesn't sell well around here. I am in a rural area. I'm sure the Harris Teeters in the nearby city must carry Pastrami because they would not get the New York transplants to shop there unless they did.
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Old 12-24-2014, 03:48 PM
 
Location: Kirkwood, DE and beautiful SXM!
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Just saw this thread (don't know where I have been!) but I was just talking about this the other day. I get cat food at the Walmart Supercenter because the other groceries do not have the selection, Duke's mayo at another Walmart because the other ones do not carry it (I thought all Walmart's would carry the same products), Community Coffee at Food Lion, Italian roast beef, donuts, really fresh fish, and 00 flour for pasta at ShopRite, soups at Safeway, Mexican Coke at BJ's. It would really be nice to be able to get all groceries at one store.
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Old 12-25-2014, 09:36 AM
 
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^^^Me too. Husband and I were just talking about this. I have mentioned (on a handful of threads) that we moved
a while ago. One of the reasons (there are several) is the quality and lack of selection of things in the grocery stores.
As you said, no way can we get any type of fish that isn't old, the produce is awful (example, red cabbage that
has NO flavor at all) & no decent bread (miss the crusty French and Italian breads and rolls). There is a good butcher
shop but we don't eat that much meat. I should have been more appreciative of the place we moved from.
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Old 12-28-2014, 12:17 PM
 
Location: Norfolk, VA
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This really hit home with me yesterday. Went into Wmart, needed tartar sauce among some other things. Walked the condiment aisle twice looking fror the tartar sauce collection. Guess what? There was no tartar sauce collection. There was 1, count it 1 choice for tartar sauce. WTheck? Come to think of it, I've noticed this disturbing trend at other local grocers too. I'm in Georgia.
This has actually been going on for several years now. WalMart is one of the more notorious for this, but that is one of the ways they offer low prices, by carrying less.
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Old 12-28-2014, 03:11 PM
 
Location: The Circle City. Sometimes NE of Bagdad.
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Still looks like stores are carrying alot of items.


Average number items carried in a supermarket in 2013
Source: Food Marketing Institute 43,844 - See more at: FMI | Food Marketing Institute | Supermarket Facts
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Old 12-28-2014, 10:03 PM
 
Location: New Hill, NC
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Lots of choices around here in Raleigh/Durham, NC so far as chain store selection, but I miss the "family owned" grocery stores. I could care less about the yuppie stores such as Trader Joe's, Publix, or Whole Foods and the like. I mean the ones where you could get any cut of meat from anywhere on the animal. You know, an ACTUAL butcher. Not some wanna-be dividing frozen 20 lb pound tubes of frozen hamburger into one pound packages or cutting up a frozen 50lb beef shoulder into steaks. That is NOT a butcher. FRESH fish would be nice as well.
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