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Old 11-06-2008, 07:39 AM
 
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Hi All!

Just saw that Health magazine released it's list of the ten healthiest grocery stores in the country (ranked 1-10 --one being highest rated), and was happy to see some of our local grocers make the list:

10. Super Target
9. Pathmark
8. Publix
7. Food Lion
6. Albertsons
5. Hannaford
4. Trader Joe's
3. Harris Teeter
2. Safeway
1. Whole Foods

More details can be found in health magazine or online:

http://slideshows.health.com/slide_s...1/slides/10839
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Old 11-06-2008, 07:42 AM
 
Location: New Jersey
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I wonder why Earthfare didn't make the cut. Are they too small?
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Old 11-06-2008, 07:45 AM
 
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I wonder why Earthfare didn't make the cut. Are they too small?
They seemed to take a lot in to account, variety, educating shoppers in making healthy choices, distributing of local growers products, affordable organic products and quality organic store brands etc.

Personally, I don't understand why Publix wasn't higher, why Wegman's didn't make it and what's wrong with Lowes.

I was happy to see HT make it so high up, as I had never even heard of the chain before we got here a year ago.
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Old 11-06-2008, 07:56 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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How does a big chain supermarket like Publix or Harris Teeter get on here? they all carry the same stuff lol. I'm personally surprised not to see The Fresh Market. LOVE THAT PLACE!!!
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Old 11-06-2008, 08:00 AM
 
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How does a big chain supermarket like Publix or Harris Teeter get on here? they all carry the same stuff lol. I'm personally surprised not to see The Fresh Market. LOVE THAT PLACE!!!
I love Fresh Market too, probably better than Whole Foods
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Old 11-06-2008, 08:05 AM
 
Location: New Jersey
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They seemed to take a lot in to account, variety, educating shoppers in making healthy choices, distributing of local growers products, affordable organic products and quality organic store brands etc.

Personally, I don't understand why Publix wasn't higher, why Wegman's didn't make it and what's wrong with Lowes.

I was happy to see HT make it so high up, as I had never even heard of the chain before we got here a year ago.
I find it hard to believe that they captured all supermarkets or even enough to adequately make this statement. It's also like comparing apples to oranges. Due to perishable supply sources and warehouse/distribution challenges, supermarkets are priced regionally, stocked regionally and there are very few national chains. Most are small local chains or co-ops that wouldn't even make the radar unless someone involved in the study had personal knowlege of them.
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Old 11-06-2008, 08:06 AM
 
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They did this list on the Today Show this morning & they said that the only reason that Trader Joe's wasn't higher is because the stores are small & you can't do all of your shopping there.
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Old 11-06-2008, 08:09 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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I'd have thought that Earthfare & Fresh Market would be in the top 10.
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Old 11-06-2008, 08:23 AM
 
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I'd have thought that Earthfare & Fresh Market would be in the top 10.
I was thinking that too, but on second thought, they are pretty pricey.
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Old 11-06-2008, 08:34 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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I was thinking that too, but on second thought, they are pretty pricey.
Agreed, but Food Lion doesn't seem like it would've made the top 100.
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