Dietz & Watson won't exit deli case q...

Dietz & Watson won't exit deli case quietly

There are 17 comments on the Charlotte Observer story from Aug 12, 2009, titled Dietz & Watson won't exit deli case quietly. In it, Charlotte Observer reports that:

High-end deli meat and cheese maker Dietz & Watson is launching a Charlotte-area offensive to protest Harris Teeter's decision to replace its products with the Boar's Head brand, highlighted by a blind taste test uptown Thursday.

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Gastonia, NC

#1 Aug 15, 2009
I have yet to buy a Dietz & Watson product that did not go bad in less than a week.

I think Harris-Teeter is making the right decision here.

Philadelphia, PA

#2 Aug 16, 2009
You are sooooooooooo wrong. Dietz and Watson makes the best deli meats you can buy. They totally won the taste test at the epicenter last week against the inferior brand, boar head.
boars head is best

Shelby, NC

#3 Aug 18, 2009
Been a Bloars Heqd fan for years. They are the best!

Matthews, NC

#4 Aug 19, 2009
The answer is simple: Sell both! Period. And if one packager is so arrogant that they make threats, then it's clear THEY are the ones who should be dropped.
Ken Frederiksen

Charlotte, NC

#5 Aug 19, 2009
I have bought and eaten both brands of their deli meats. I strongly prefer Dietz and Watson.
Margie Clyburn

Columbus, NC

#6 Aug 30, 2009
It depends on the product. I like both. Dietz and Watson smoked ham is better than Boars Head but Boar's Head Salami is a lot better than D&W. They are both considered premium brands however I was glad to see Harris Teeter start carrying BH

Kittanning, PA

#7 Sep 4, 2009
Dietz and Watson is much better than Boars Head IMO. I tried the BH roast beef and it wasn't even rare and there was no taste. Very bland. DW Homestyle Turkey is also juicy and yummy while BHs comparable turkey was dry and so-so.
Boars Heads bully-like attitude disturbs me as well. I won't buy their product anymore because of that, if nothing else. Lucky for me DW tastes better! LOL

Utica, NY

#8 Oct 21, 2009
rusty wrote:
I have yet to buy a Dietz & Watson product that did not go bad in less than a week.
I think Harris-Teeter is making the right decision here.
Maybe your deli is keeping the meat too long if its not getting sold. I have never had any Dietz & Watson deli product go bad quickly.

Asheville, NC

#9 Oct 21, 2009
When we first came here from Florida we looked everywhere for Boars Head products and could not find them, so we tried Dietz & Watson a few times. It was so inferior to Boars Head that we finally gave up. Last year Holly's Deli in Marion opened and sold Boars Head product, we celebrated. I'm glad to see someone else breaking the D&W monopoly in this area.

San Antonio, TX

#10 Nov 2, 2009
d and w is better on some things...boars head on some as well...they are both very if i had to choose i would have to go with the company that isnt so corporate...from what ive read boars head makes supermarkets only carry boars head...if they were so sure theyre product was the best than let us choose...also boars head and d and w dont have a ton of perservatives in theyre food so once its sliced u have about five to seven days to eat it....

United States

#11 Nov 2, 2009
Yes people donít respond well without any choice in my experience. LOL I got luck on this one though I have only had Bores Head so I donít know what I was missing.

United States

#12 Aug 8, 2011
I manage a deli and I worked with dietzandwatson and board head ....board head products taste good but you don't know is that they use msg , corn syrup in some of the product that's way they don't show their ingredients and also is a company horrible to work with...dietzandwatson products are really they are not inferior to board head they have a lot of different variety of cold cuts that boars head don't have and dietzandwatson show their ingredients and their products don't have msg and they are glutten free ....I love dietzandwatson and my customer too they are a good company that cares about health and they so easy to work with they do a lot of charity like they support women breast cancer ,etc ....they Also are very humanity with their employees the had form a big company with happy employees and trust me I know this because I talk to lot of them and boars head people always were rude I'm glad that dietzandwatson came to new York to knock this idiots out ...good luck boarshead.

Noblesville, IN

#13 Sep 19, 2011
Dietz and Watson is better BY FAR. I shop strictly at Harris Teeter, but if any other grocer in my area sells Dietz and Watson I will be switching. I am extremely disappointed that they changed brands, and Boar's Head is DISGUSTING. I even tried to switch it on my six year old without him noticing and he hated it. Now I can't get him to eat any deli meat, and currently, I am on strike with him!

Apopka, FL

#14 Sep 25, 2012
I love Dietz and Watson pepperoni...It's great!!!
Ryan c

Beaverton, OR

#15 Jun 5, 2014
Diets and Watson pepperoni is great

Newtown, PA

#16 Oct 9, 2014
D&W has far fewer low-sodium products, so we are having to drive a distance now to get what we need. We regret that our deli at Acme switched.

Portage, MI

#17 Sep 2, 2016
Dietz and Watson by FAR is the best deli meat in the US. For those worried that the product goes bad in less than a week, due to the lack of additives etc, Dietz and Watson meats will not surpass being held in your fridge for more than 3-4 days, depending on the meat. I personally have tried their product side by side with Boars Head and Dietz wins EVERY time! I have not found Boars product that I like other than the Sweet Slice Ham. I tried their version of London Broil beef and it was awful. Left a nasty after-taste in my mouth which is why for several years I would not eat deli roast beef. Then along came Dietz London Broil Beef which tastes like you put a steak on the slicer and sliced it. Thumbs up Dietz!

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