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Old 08-06-2011, 08:28 AM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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Yeah, especially since y'all are undergoing some major retail expansions; I wouldn't be surprised, but Publix has to, first, make it to Mississippi.
The thing is; Texas matches Publix with HEB. It would be a huge risk for either company to expand into the others territory. I don't see Publix coming here anytime soon; if ever.
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Old 08-06-2011, 08:54 AM
 
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Way too long a thread for me to read, but I had to crack up at the first post. Someone who has never been to Houston saying, "you only have two chains, so when is Publix coming"?

Sure this has already been said, but two chains? Try: HEB (plus their Central Market brand), Kroger, Randall's, Rice Epicurean, Super Target, Super Wal Mart, Costco, Sam's, Whole Foods, Fiesta, H Mart, Specs (although their food selection is limited). Need I go on?

The market is saturated, within a 5-10 minute drive of my house I have at least 8 large super markets including 3 Randall's. If Publix tried to come here they would struggle with the saturation because they add nothing new. I've shopped in Publix before and I would not go out of my way to go there. Everything they have to offer, we have it already. A chain like Trader Joe's, however, brings something new to the market. I would go to Trader Joe's the market for what they have to offer is much less saturated.
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Old 08-06-2011, 09:22 AM
 
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Way too long a thread for me to read, but I had to crack up at the first post. Someone who has never been to Houston saying, "you only have two chains, so when is Publix coming"?

Sure this has already been said, but two chains? Try: HEB (plus their Central Market brand), Kroger, Randall's, Rice Epicurean, Super Target, Super Wal Mart, Costco, Sam's, Whole Foods, Fiesta, H Mart, Specs (although their food selection is limited). Need I go on?

The market is saturated, within a 5-10 minute drive of my house I have at least 8 large super markets including 3 Randall's. If Publix tried to come here they would struggle with the saturation because they add nothing new. I've shopped in Publix before and I would not go out of my way to go there. Everything they have to offer, we have it already. A chain like Trader Joe's, however, brings something new to the market. I would go to Trader Joe's the market for what they have to offer is much less saturated.


That's enough bashing against me!

Now they people have explained to me, I understand now.
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Old 08-06-2011, 09:26 AM
 
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The thing is; Texas matches Publix with HEB. It would be a huge risk for either company to expand into the others territory. I don't see Publix coming here anytime soon; if ever.
If so, I just hopes Publix thinks smart about whatever it does regarding Texas.
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Old 08-06-2011, 10:34 AM
 
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If so, I just hopes Publix thinks smart about whatever it does regarding Texas.
I could see it working in Dallas.
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Old 08-06-2011, 11:04 AM
 
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Why Dallas?
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Old 08-06-2011, 12:07 PM
 
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Why Dallas?
We've been over this:

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Probably because HEB hasn't taken over DFW, like they have Houston. I think DFW has no more than five HEB stores, while there are four alone in the Katy area (including one under construction).
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Old 08-06-2011, 12:39 PM
 
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I missed that one. Oops!
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Old 08-06-2011, 12:57 PM
 
Location: At the Root
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The thing is; Texas matches Publix with HEB. It would be a huge risk for either company to expand into the others territory. I don't see Publix coming here anytime soon; if ever.
I honestly don't see HEB as Publix's equal. Sure the former will always be more popular because of the low prices and the simple fact that it has familiarity with the locals as it's a Texas brand, but the latter is just a higher quality grocery shopping experience in my opinion

If Publix does make it to Texas, I see it happening in Dallas or larger East Texas towns. How many grocery stores does the Woodlands have? It might be neat to have one up there
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Old 08-06-2011, 04:10 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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Publix would have to build a distribution center in Texas before they go anywhere. HEB hasn't taken over DFW. But they are well underway of expanding there. Face it, Texas has its own grocery stores. Tom thumb ( especially), kroger, wal-mart, and more are in DFW. Tom thumb by itself may keep publix out of DFW and Tom thumb is under Safeway foods.

Don't expect publix into any part of Texas anytime soon. Maybe deep east Texas but thats it. In fact, I don't believe there are any stores under the safeway. That maybe a big benefit for publix. In Houston and DFW, stores under safeway AND Kroger have a significant presence there.

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