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Old 07-27-2010, 11:43 AM
 
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Giant and Food Lion are the worst places ever. Safeway was OK, but never been to others. How would you compare Wegman's and Harris-Teeter to HEB. I've heard good things about them.
I've never been to an HEB, so I can't say. However, in rankings such as Consumer Reports, Wegman's, Publix, Harris-Teeter, Raley's (chain in Northern California), and HEB tend to rank the highest, so HEB is in good company.


I forgot about Food Lion. I agree they are horrible.

The Giant Grocery store around the corner from where my brother used to live in DC was awful. He would take the Metro to go to another part of town to do his grocery shopping, and it was cheaper to boot.

I will agree that I just can't picture Publix in the super-competitive Houston market in the near future. Publix and Harris-Teeter seem to do best in certain parts of the Southeast (they're doing well in Nashville, but I don't know if they'll expand into Memphis). Brookshires (based in Texas) and Albertson's failed in Mississippi. I couldn't picture HEB on this side of the Mississippi River either.

And that's fine with me. Too much homoginization of a lot of stores as it is already.
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Old 07-27-2010, 12:15 PM
 
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I will agree that I just can't picture Publix in the super-competitive Houston market in the near future. Publix and Harris-Teeter seem to do best in certain parts of the Southeast (they're doing well in Nashville, but I don't know if they'll expand into Memphis). Brookshires (based in Texas) and Albertson's failed in Mississippi. I couldn't picture HEB on this side of the Mississippi River either.

And that's fine with me. Too much homoginization of a lot of stores as it is already.
i think brookshire's could do well in expanding. they're already in eastern arkansas. who's to say they might be able to expand into tennessee?
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Old 07-27-2010, 01:21 PM
 
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I've never been to an HEB, so I can't say. However, in rankings such as Consumer Reports, Wegman's, Publix, Harris-Teeter, Raley's (chain in Northern California), and HEB tend to rank the highest, so HEB is in good company.


I forgot about Food Lion. I agree they are horrible.

The Giant Grocery store around the corner from where my brother used to live in DC was awful. He would take the Metro to go to another part of town to do his grocery shopping, and it was cheaper to boot.

I will agree that I just can't picture Publix in the super-competitive Houston market in the near future. Publix and Harris-Teeter seem to do best in certain parts of the Southeast (they're doing well in Nashville, but I don't know if they'll expand into Memphis). Brookshires (based in Texas) and Albertson's failed in Mississippi. I couldn't picture HEB on this side of the Mississippi River either.

And that's fine with me. Too much homoginization of a lot of stores as it is already.
Hell Albertson barely survives in Texas. It closed down lots of its locations in Texas. It's really only relevant in Dallas, but once HEB expands in the Dallas area; I assume it will lose appeal there too. Brookshire is more of a small-town grocery store; usually only found outside of the major cities in Texas.
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Old 07-27-2010, 01:23 PM
 
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i think brookshire's could do well in expanding. they're already in eastern arkansas. who's to say they might be able to expand into tennessee?
It depends on a number of factors, depending on the market. Schnucks, a St. Louis based grocery store made inroads in the Memphis area about a decade ago. I think that's the farthest south they go.

Brookshires had some locations in Central Mississippi, and suddenly died this year. They sold me some expired seafood salad a few years back, so I say good riddance. But seriously, there was a Walmart that expanded into a Supercenter, as well as a newly-built Supercenter up the road in Madison, and I think that had a part in killing a lot of the Brookshires locations in Jackson.
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Old 07-27-2010, 01:42 PM
 
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Hell Albertson barely survives in Texas. It closed down lots of its locations in Texas. It's really only relevant in Dallas, but once HEB expands in the Dallas area; I assume it will lose appeal there too. Brookshire is more of a small-town grocery store; usually only found outside of the major cities in Texas.
i believe there's actually some in ex-urb houston and dallas. i know there's one in katy (although i think that might be brookshire brothers)
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Old 07-27-2010, 01:46 PM
 
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i believe there's actually some in ex-urb houston and dallas. i know there's one in katy (although i think that might be brookshire brothers)
I said outside of major cities. Doesn't Tyler have one in its downtown and around the city??? In Waco, we have one out in Lorena which is about 20 minutes outside the city.
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Old 07-27-2010, 01:49 PM
 
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Hell Albertson barely survives in Texas. It closed down lots of its locations in Texas. It's really only relevant in Dallas, but once HEB expands in the Dallas area; I assume it will lose appeal there too. Brookshire is more of a small-town grocery store; usually only found outside of the major cities in Texas.
HEB isn't in Dallas?
I don't think Albertsons is doing well as a whole. I used to shop in one in Austin (on Riverside, I'm pretty sure it's not there anymore). They couldn't compete with the HEB because their prices were ridiculous. It was nice going in there because the place was always empty though.
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Old 07-27-2010, 01:55 PM
 
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HEB isn't in Dallas?
I don't think Albertsons is doing well as a whole. I used to shop in one in Austin (on Riverside, I'm pretty sure it's not there anymore). They couldn't compete with the HEB because their prices were ridiculous. It was nice going in there because the place was always empty though.
HEB has a few scattered around the DFW area and yes, Albertsons sucks and doesn't compare to HEB. The only reason they survive in Dallas because Dallas lacks. That's why I say if Publix did come to Texas; it would go to Dallas.
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Old 07-27-2010, 01:56 PM
 
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And yet in the NW... (Spokane, WA... western MT) Albertsons was always the cheapest choice. It all depends on the market I s'pose
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Old 07-27-2010, 11:49 PM
 
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HEB isn't in Dallas?
I don't think Albertsons is doing well as a whole. I used to shop in one in Austin (on Riverside, I'm pretty sure it's not there anymore). They couldn't compete with the HEB because their prices were ridiculous. It was nice going in there because the place was always empty though.
Albertsons is two different companies, they spilt in 2006.

Albertsons LLC, inc has 240 stores in Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, and Florida. This company isn't doing very well.

New Albertson's, inc has 529 stores in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Nevada, California, and certain parts of Utah. This company is doing really well.
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