Kroger Tops Grocery Sales Study in Charlottesville & Albemarle

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jogger

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Jul 1, 2013
 

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if you are a careful shopper and use your coupons I find harris teeter to be one of if not the best grocery store to shop in....Kroger on the other hand has tried to pull the wool over everyones eyes with their new lower price campaign....if you really shop at kroger and know your prices you will see that they have not really lowered their prices and in many cases they have gone up....just like food lion a few months ago with their lower price campaign..which fizzled...miserably......If you want to save money on your grocery bill you have to be patient and really know your prices.....
George S

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Jul 1, 2013
 
No surprise. In the 1980s, most of the other area grocery stores went out of business, simultaneous to Kroger opening huge stores.
Rick

North Garden, VA

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Jul 1, 2013
 
Looks like Whole Pay Check and Wally are 7th and 8th. I can't stand Wal-Mart grocery because its not very clean and they are often stocked out of items I can buy and I can't go to Whole Foods because I can't afford the items I want to buy.
And don't forget that 5 out of 6 ABC agents
recommend Harris-Teeter!!!

Since: Oct 12

Farmville, VA

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Jul 1, 2013
 
Grocery store competition is such an interesting aspect of American commerce. Regardless of the socio-economic background of the community, there is always a sense of solidarity with the people from whom one buy their food from.

This occurs everywhere, from small towns to larger cities to suburbs to exburbs to rural localities.

There is a certain beauty I don't feel like explaining in this....
The Dude

Montpelier, VA

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Jul 1, 2013
 
Mr-Butcher wrote:
Grocery store competition is such an interesting aspect of American commerce. Regardless of the socio-economic background of the community, there is always a sense of solidarity with the people from whom one buy their food from.
This occurs everywhere, from small towns to larger cities to suburbs to exburbs to rural localities.
There is a certain beauty I don't feel like explaining in this....
Too bad, I'm interersted.
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I know I don't hold any loyalty to any particular grocery store or store brand name.

Since: Oct 12

Farmville, VA

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Jul 1, 2013
 
The Dude wrote:
<quoted text>Too bad, I'm interersted.
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I know I don't hold any loyalty to any particular grocery store or store brand name.
Ah, so let's delve deeper. I breached the ice, you offered yourself as bait; now, lets see what fun we can have with this anthropological topic ...

Two Introductory Questions:
1. Where do you get your main nourishment/food from?
2. Who pays for it?
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feel free to elaborate at length.
The Dude

Montpelier, VA

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Jul 1, 2013
 
Mr-Butcher wrote:
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Ah, so let's delve deeper. I breached the ice, you offered yourself as bait; now, lets see what fun we can have with this anthropological topic ...
Two Introductory Questions:
1. Where do you get your main nourishment/food from?
2. Who pays for it?
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feel free to elaborate at length.
1. I'm not exactly sure what you mean where I get my main nourishment / food from. If you're asking where I shop; I would state from a variety of locations depending on what I'm shopping for, and convenience.
2. I do
huck

Charlottesville, VA

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jogger wrote:
if you are a careful shopper and use your coupons I find harris teeter to be one of if not the best grocery store to shop in....Kroger on the other hand has tried to pull the wool over everyones eyes with their new lower price campaign....if you really shop at kroger and know your prices you will see that they have not really lowered their prices and in many cases they have gone up....just like food lion a few months ago with their lower price campaign..which fizzled...miserably......If you want to save money on your grocery bill you have to be patient and really know your prices.....
coupons are a colossal time waster and never applicable to anything edible (or for which you should be eating anyway & i usually buy generics for the dry goods). HT is way overpriced on most stuff.
cville mkt, kroger (when items are on sale, they are the lowest around) and WF combination (occasional wegmans) works best for me. Some wallyworld, but not for their produce which remains sad looking and pricey (as does Sams), despite their advertised efforts

Since: Oct 12

Farmville, VA

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Jul 1, 2013
 
The Dude wrote:
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1. I'm not exactly sure what you mean where I get my main nourishment / food from. If you're asking where I shop; I would state from a variety of locations depending on what I'm shopping for, and convenience.
2. I do
Deftly tip-toed...

Next questions:
1. What do you eat? Why? What do you shop for? What is your idea/perception of "convince"?
2. What do you think/feel of others who do not have the means to do as you do?
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Please, feel free to run with this...
The Dude

Montpelier, VA

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Jul 1, 2013
 
Mr-Butcher wrote:
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Deftly tip-toed...
Next questions:
1. What do you eat? Why? What do you shop for? What is your idea/perception of "convince"?
2. What do you think/feel of others who do not have the means to do as you do?
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Please, feel free to run with this...
The questions are vague, so the answers were apt.

1. For the most part main courses are chicken, fish, beef, and beans. Side dishes are vegetables, fruits, and starches like potatoes or noodles. We shop for a combination of quality and price. Convenience is location. I'm not driving 20 to 30 minutes to a store that carries non-rBST milk if we just so happen to run out, or to save $0.20 on ketchup when we run out during a cook out.
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2. Because they don't have the means or education.

Since: Oct 12

Farmville, VA

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Jul 1, 2013
 
The Dude wrote:
<quoted text>The questions are vague, so the answers were apt.
1. For the most part main courses are chicken, fish, beef, and beans. Side dishes are vegetables, fruits, and starches like potatoes or noodles. We shop for a combination of quality and price. Convenience is location. I'm not driving 20 to 30 minutes to a store that carries non-rBST milk if we just so happen to run out, or to save $0.20 on ketchup when we run out during a cook out.
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2. Because they don't have the means or education.
I sense I'm only slicing the lard...

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The Dude

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Jul 1, 2013
 
Mr-Butcher wrote:
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I sense I'm only slicing the lard...
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I'll admit we're atypical, but I really am interested.

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Jul 2, 2013
 
1. Quality of meat/seafood/produce
2. Cleanliness/friendliness of store
3. competitive prices
4. convenience/speed of checkout
Those things are most important to me, although not always in that order. And I sure as heck don't base my purchases on accumulating points to save at the pump.
Wise One

Charlottesville, VA

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#15
Jul 2, 2013
 
When they toke the UVA workers discount away now there sales is up. This shows how much it helped them but hurt the workers because with the dicount you had a little extra to spend but now you are giving it to them so if you want them to take from you and your family then keep shopping there. If you stop shopping there and go somewhere else then it will show them how it feels when a little extra is taken from you. Think about it when the next time you spend 100.00 or more for the things you need and don't get the discount and letting them take it and make a profit off of you. They are not making no profit off of me because every little bit helps and when you don't get it then it hurts your whole family.
Sez you

Charlottesville, VA

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Jul 2, 2013
 
Its no wonder this country is obese. We have a fixation with food and drugs. I eat because I have to. Ergo I spend little time on its preparation and less on its acquisition. Basically its meat and potatoes for me, thats about it. Dessert is a staple. Coupons? please, another venture into futility.

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