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Old 09-09-2013, 08:16 PM
 
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There are Super Targets and Super Walmarts here already. Don't get your hopes up though, they're pretty lame.
There are no SuperTargets. I'm not talking about Targets that sell some grocery items. I do see one Suoer Walmart in Comstock Park.

The Fulton and Downtown markets have been nice though.
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Old 09-15-2013, 07:34 AM
 
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The Target on 28th near 96 has a full grocery section now.
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Old 09-17-2013, 10:10 PM
 
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The Target on 28th near 96 has a full grocery section now.
That is definitely not a full SuperTarget grocery. I should know, as I lived in the Twin Cities, HQ of Target Corp. and home to many, many SuperTargets. Those stores are more on the scale of the Meijer nearby. According to Target website's store locator there are no SuperTargets in the state of Michigan which is too bad. They are better quality than Wal Mart and could give some reasonable price competition to the other outlets.
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Old 09-17-2013, 10:43 PM
 
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No Super Targets here. Several have limited groceries. A Super Target is more like a Meijer.
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Old 09-18-2013, 08:26 AM
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I know I've voiced my displeasure before, but please allow me to vent. Again.
Any grocery store, besides "the headliner" here would be appreciated. Sad that this chain doesn't provide customer service, nice "fresh, modern" looking stores, variety, prepared foods, cashiers, etc. I step into their Rockford store and I feel like I've been transported back to 1975. I came from an OUTSTANDING grocery chain, "Wegmans" and I feel like I want to cry every time I walk into this local chain. I feel like they throw this store at us here and I feel like they are saying, "here you go, hope u like it, it's the best you're getting." My husband is in the grocery related business and he told me the biggest challenge for me moving here would be leaving Wegmans and accepting this grocery store. And he was right. He has done price checking at Wegmans and was surprised that the pricing is very similar to here so its not like this area can't support a better quality store. This local chain knows Wegmans very well as they are in a buying consortium with them. Word has it that a few years ago, some of the local family that owns the chain here wanted to move towards a higher quality store and follow the Wegmans prototype and the board told the sons that they couldn't do it as their customers here would not "get it". So u see the high esteem in which this chain holds their customers. We also had a Trader Joes which is great to run in and pick up a few things, but could never do a weeks worth of shopping there. They do offer some great organic and natural choices at a very reasonable price.
I know if you're from here, you probably like the local chain, but if you've lived elsewhere and know there's better out there, it's tough to take steps backward.
Check out what a good grocery store offers. Note in the pics...employees clear and present. Hard to find in a store here.

http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j...52288139,d.dmg
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