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Old 11-20-2019, 09:42 AM
 
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Hello,


What is the review of groceries and cost of in Weirton? How is Kroger as a grocery store? (I'm not into discount stores like Wa-lMart or Aldo).


I've been buying beer and wine in Weirton for a while because it's much cheaper than Pittsburgh; by about 11%. Giant Eagle has gone off the chain price wise, so I"m thinking I'll just do all of my shopping at Kroger once per month.


So what do you guys think? Any insight would be much appreciated.


Thanks!
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Old 11-20-2019, 10:28 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, Hilly South, Land of Doors
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I am impressed by Kroger's and selection of more hard to find items. I will not patronize Giant Eagle because they take advantage of their Pittsburgh customer base, thinking we'd stick with the hometown market despite their ridiculous high prices. No thanks.
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Old 11-21-2019, 10:10 AM
 
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Thank you! This is great news.
I agree with you wholeheartedly. It is really interesting that Pittsburgh is growing and becoming quite popular and we have no national grocery chains here.
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Old 11-22-2019, 06:40 AM
 
Location: Ohio via WV
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I am impressed by Kroger's and selection of more hard to find items. I will not patronize Giant Eagle because they take advantage of their Pittsburgh customer base, thinking we'd stick with the hometown market despite their ridiculous high prices. No thanks.
Giant Eagle is high everywhere. I always avoid it. Kroger is by far the best large grocery store between selection and price.
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Old 11-30-2019, 06:45 PM
 
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I used to go to Krogers for beer when I was staying in Moon, PA. Kroger's is a nice enough store and the selection is okay. However if you go a little further the Kroger's in Steubenville is nicer and they sell hard alcohol there as well. Sometimes the gas prices can be 80 cents cheaper than Pittsburgh and 20 to 40 cents cheaper than Weirton.

Although Kroger is sometimes 20 or 30 cents above local stations. I use gas buddy before I go and if they play games gas up elsewhere and accumulate my gas points. Call me cheap but when gas is a good price at Kroger's and I have around 75 cents or more discount per gallon I take gas cans and fill all 35 gallons they allow. I save around $100 a month doing this.

I was not impressed by Giant Eagle at all when I went there and that place wouldn't be in business where I am from.

The key take away here is Kroger's is worthwhile to go to in Weirton and it would be the closest shop for me. However I cross the bridge and go into Steubenville to use that Kroger's. If you ever want to do that the easiest way to get there is continue past Weirton and follow the signs for Follansbee WV. Around two miles south of the 22 there is an old bridge take that up to Kroger's it is easier than the University exit.
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Old 11-30-2019, 06:49 PM
 
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The curbside pick up service is also much better on the Steubenville side and is more likely to actually have everything you order. They still charge $5 however I heard that this will be free in the near future. If you want beer I believe you still have to go inside yourself. However for curbside pickups I always let them do most the shopping and pick my own meat and veggies anyway.
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Old 12-01-2019, 08:49 AM
 
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Why not Walmart? Cheaper prices and decent selection, and can always go to Kroger for something you can't find there. There's no comparison between Wal-Mart and Aldi. Aldi only if you're extremely thrifty or desperate.
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Old 12-01-2019, 04:03 PM
 
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Why not Walmart? Cheaper prices and decent selection, and can always go to Kroger for something you can't find there. There's no comparison between Wal-Mart and Aldi. Aldi only if you're extremely thrifty or desperate.
One reason I can think of is gas points and that Kroger sells gas. If they are going to drive all that way might as well get heavily discounted gasoline. Otherwise I hear what you are saying.
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