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Old 07-25-2010, 12:20 PM
 
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PUBLIX really fits Gator-textured Florida. I shopped it when I lived in Clearwater. But it would seem out of place in more glass and steel Houston.
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Old 07-26-2010, 05:32 AM
 
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I just wish HEB would open stores in my hometown of El Paso Texas. Everytime I go back to visit I have to put up with crappy Albertsons.
What? No love for Big 8, Food City?

JK of course.
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Old 07-26-2010, 10:27 AM
 
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PUBLIX really fits Gator-textured Florida. I shopped it when I lived in Clearwater. But it would seem out of place in more glass and steel Houston.
If Publix decided to enter into the market, I can see going to the northern metro area, since this area looks very similar to many places (Atlanta, Birmingham, Nashville, etc.) where its stores already exist
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Old 07-26-2010, 11:57 AM
 
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If Publix decided to enter into the market, I can see going to the northern metro area, since this area looks very similar to many places (Atlanta, Birmingham, Nashville, etc.) where its stores already exist
Ummm.....I don't think it would be that simple. I just don't see Publix entering the Texas area. period. However, if it did it would probably go to Dallas first.
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Old 07-26-2010, 12:31 PM
 
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Why Dallas?
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Old 07-26-2010, 01:01 PM
 
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Since I just moved to FL I've gotten to know Publix. Their stores are nice looking but they are so expensive so we never shop there. I much prefer HEB but like someone already said, the store is reflected by the neighborhood. The third ward one is just a nightmare.
If you want cheap food, you're not going to beat Fiesta. My personal opinion is that Publix would not survive the Houston market, I think Randals (Safeway) already has what would be the Publix demographic.
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Old 07-26-2010, 02:18 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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Since I just moved to FL I've gotten to know Publix. Their stores are nice looking but they are so expensive so we never shop there. I much prefer HEB but like someone already said, the store is reflected by the neighborhood. The third ward one is just a nightmare.
If you want cheap food, you're not going to beat Fiesta. My personal opinion is that Publix would not survive the Houston market, I think Randals (Safeway) already has what would be the Publix demographic.
Publix is only more expensive because that what the Florida market calls for. It was actullay cheaper than Winn-Dixi/Albertsons and forced most to go out of business. If they were to enter the Houston market, they would be at the same price level as HEB just as HEB would raise its prices if it went into Florida.

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Old 07-26-2010, 02:22 PM
 
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Publix is a little on the expensive side.
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Old 07-27-2010, 01:31 AM
 
Location: ITL (Houston)
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Why Dallas?
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 07-27-2010, 07:05 AM
 
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PUBLIX really fits Gator-textured Florida. I shopped it when I lived in Clearwater. But it would seem out of place in more glass and steel Houston.
It fits in just fine in Glass-and-Steel Atlanta. It annihilated Winn-Dixie when they started making inroads here in the 1990's.

However, I don't really see Publix expanding into the Houston market. It's already hyper-competitive there as it is, and there are plenty of grocery stores, both National and Texas-based that suit the needs of Houstonians just fine. I wish we had Central Market or Fiesta out here (for example).
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