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Old 02-02-2016, 08:44 AM
 
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I love that I'll have a new grocery store 5 minutes from my house on Nuckols Rd. (not a food lion fan) but how many grocery chains can this area sustain? I'm surprised Publix wants to enter this market given the competition. Maybe they will buy out Martin's???
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Old 02-02-2016, 09:16 AM
 
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I think the current supermarket participants are Food Lion, Kroger, Martin's, and Walmart Neighborhood Market. Previous participants were Ukrop's and Winn-Dixie.

The Richmond Metropolitan Statistical Area may undergo a shift in supermarket participants. Stronger participants will open additional stores and improve existing stores. Weaker participants may close stores and leave the market.
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Old 02-02-2016, 09:30 AM
 
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I think the current supermarket participants are Food Lion, Kroger, Martin's, and Walmart Neighborhood Market. Previous participants were Ukrop's and Winn-Dixie.

The Richmond Metropolitan Statistical Area may undergo a shift in supermarket participants. Stronger participants will open additional stores and improve existing stores. Weaker participants may close stores and leave the market.
Wegman's is entering this year. We also have Trader Joe's, Aldi, Whole Foods, etc. Within 5 miles of my house is a Walmart Super Center, Target with groceries, Kroger, Food Lion, Martin's, Trader Joes, and Whole Foods. Wegman's is opening this year along with more Aldis and Lidl is entering Richmond.

The thing about Publix is it seems very expensive to me. i don't get why they want to compete but I'm thinking it must be part of a bigger plan.
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Old 02-02-2016, 09:50 AM
 
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You mentioned food retailers in different segments. Here are some I know in or coming to Virginia:
Discount: Aldi, Lidl, Save-a-Lot
Hypermarkets: Kroger Marketplace, Super Target, Walmart Supercenter
Specialty/organic/gourmet: The Fresh Market, Trader Joe's, Whole Foods Market

Publix being expensive is a misconception. First, it does not have a loyalty card program. It does not invest in the expenses of producing loyalty cards and forms, developing a system to maintain the program, and producing pricing labels to reflect card-specific sales. Second, its prices are usually on par or lower than its competitors.
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Old 02-02-2016, 10:21 AM
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You mentioned food retailers in different segments. Here are some I know in or coming to Virginia:
Discount: Aldi, Lidl, Save-a-Lot
Hypermarkets: Kroger Marketplace, Super Target, Walmart Supercenter
Specialty/organic/gourmet: The Fresh Market, Trader Joe's, Whole Foods Market

Publix being expensive is a misconception. First, it does not have a loyalty card program. It does not invest in the expenses of producing loyalty cards and forms, developing a system to maintain the program, and producing pricing labels to reflect card-specific sales. Second, its prices are usually on par or lower than its competitors.
What make Aldi a discount chain? From what I saw of it I could do much better at Krogers expecially with their brands.
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Old 02-02-2016, 10:40 AM
 
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Aldi focuses on grocery and general merchandise staples, limits its items to its own brands or one or two additional brands, and reduces expenses by cart rental, no bags, no ambient music and minimal advertising,
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Old 02-02-2016, 10:43 AM
 
Location: Virginia (again)
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You mentioned food retailers in different segments. Here are some I know in or coming to Virginia:
Discount: Aldi, Lidl, Save-a-Lot
Hypermarkets: Kroger Marketplace, Super Target, Walmart Supercenter
Specialty/organic/gourmet: The Fresh Market, Trader Joe's, Whole Foods Market

Publix being expensive is a misconception. First, it does not have a loyalty card program. It does not invest in the expenses of producing loyalty cards and forms, developing a system to maintain the program, and producing pricing labels to reflect card-specific sales. Second, its prices are usually on par or lower than its competitors.
I've lived in Florida and visit annually. I can't get over how expensive groceries are at Publix compared to what I pay in Richmond. They benefit from having little competition. Richmond is hypercompetitive.
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Old 02-02-2016, 10:45 AM
 
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What make Aldi a discount chain? From what I saw of it I could do much better at Krogers expecially with their brands.
Aldi saves by not having baggers, bags, paying people to return carts, etc. I much prefer Trader joes but I agree that I can do better at Kroger (which has excellent private label options). Plus I just find shopping at Aldi to be depressing.

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Old 02-02-2016, 11:14 AM
 
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I've lived in Florida and visit annually. I can't get over how expensive groceries are at Publix compared to what I pay in Richmond. They benefit from having little competition. Richmond is hypercompetitive.
Florida has more households with disposable income and higher costs of living. Winn-Dixie's prices have been consistently higher than Publix.
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Old 02-02-2016, 11:16 AM
 
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Aldi saves by not having baggers, bags, paying people to return carts, etc. I much prefer Trader joes but I agree that I can do better at Kroger (which has excellent private label options). Plus I just find shopping at Aldi to be depressing.
I usually do not shop at Aldi and Trader Joe's. I have not been to a Kroger in 12 years. Its Marketplace hypermarket stores will be exciting to visit and shop as an alternative to Walmart Supercenter stores.
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