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Old 02-26-2021, 02:49 PM
 
Location: Evanston, Lake Forest, and Wrigleyville, Illinois
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Denver is underserved. No quality full grocery such as HEB, Publix, Wegman’s, etc. Not impressed with King Soupers/Kroger.
Kroger acquired Mariano's (and parent company Roundy's), a Midwestern chain, and it has largely continued to be very good as a traditional supermarket. They are upscale but often have the most competitive prices among traditional grocers in the Chicagoland area. I'm sad to read that Kroger's operations in Denver don't appear to meet the required standard.
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Old 02-26-2021, 04:01 PM
 
Location: Berkeley, Denver, CO USA
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I'm sad to read that Kroger's operations in Denver don't appear to meet the required standard.
When King Soopers was an independent company, store managers were very powerful and really cared about improving their store. Kroger turned them into key carriers.

When King Soopers was an independent company, every checkout line had a stack of "dear Jim" postcards that you could fill out and they were sent to Jim Baldwin, president. He (or his staff) read every one and acted on them. I know this because one Saturday morning in 1982, the manager of my local Queen Soopers knocked on my apartment door to address my issue. He had a whole stack of cards in his hand.

There was a reason that King Soopers had a 38% market share.
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Old Today, 02:05 PM
 
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I just spent a few days in Phoenix and many there complained about the mostly Kroger(Fry's)/Walmart duopoly they have as well. At least in Denver there is some semblance of a third-party presence in Safeway, they don't even have that in Phoenix.
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Old Today, 07:42 PM
 
Location: Evanston, Lake Forest, and Wrigleyville, Illinois
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I just spent a few days in Phoenix and many there complained about the mostly Kroger(Fry's)/Walmart duopoly they have as well. At least in Denver there is some semblance of a third-party presence in Safeway, they don't even have that in Phoenix.
They have the local chain Basha's and their two other nameplates.
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Old Today, 08:25 PM
 
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I'm in the Phoenix area; Safeway / Albertson's have a large presence here, as do Target, WalMart and Costco, with a WINCO sprinkled in.
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