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Concerned

Charleston, WV

#1 Mar 8, 2008
Has anyone else noticed the excessive amount of expired products at Wayne’s Supermarket? All of the baskets lying around with expired foods and products at a discount price. Why aren’t these products thrown away instead of risking getting someone sick. In addition, what is with the higher prices? It is getting to the point of being worth the drive to go to Beckley to shop, even with the higher gas prices.
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Not a Waynes Fan

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#3 Mar 9, 2008
Didn't go there before he died, certainly not going there now. Your judged by the company you keep and who you associate with.
I love Waynes

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#4 Mar 9, 2008
Most of the stuff has just now went out of date. If you dont want it dont buy it. When the price of gas and diesel goes up so does everything else. How do you think the stuff gets there it doesn't just fall from the sky. The Blankenship famliy are very nice ppl and they would help anyone. Wayne helped alot of ppl.
Concerned

Charleston, WV

#5 Mar 9, 2008
I love Waynes wrote:
Most of the stuff has just now went out of date. If you dont want it dont buy it. When the price of gas and diesel goes up so does everything else. How do you think the stuff gets there it doesn't just fall from the sky. The Blankenship famliy are very nice ppl and they would help anyone. Wayne helped alot of ppl.
I agree the Blankenship’s are nice people and have helped many people in the community as well as the community! However, that does not mean nice people cannot or do not make business mistakes.

Just recently, there was an elderly citizen trying to put a gallon of water in their cart. I went over and helped. After placing several gallons in the person’s cart, we both noticed that the water was expired in 2004! The person was concerned and asked me to put all the water back. Then the person quickly became concerned and confused as to what to do because they were buying for someone else and unsure of what to get as substitution. Therefore, I helped the person to find other water, just to see all the gallon water at that time was expired. They did not want to buy the individual bottles of water, like Aquafina, because it was out of their price range and still had several other items to buy.

My own personal experience is outdated bacon, sausage, etc.(by months, not days!) This can make someone extremely sick. Instead of ridding of the items, they often mark them down on their weekly specials. SO, be careful! We should be able to have trust that the items are not expired. Think of all of the people who do not read labels all the time or they are in a hurry and miss it, especially the elderly, or those with small children and the people end up sick. I would not want that on my conscious and would hope they would not either.

As for the prices, some things have great and even unbeatable prices, whereas other items are more than double the price. Sure, it costs money to truck items in but not that damn much.

Have you all notices the drop in business at Wayne’s just in the last year. Why do you think that is? The parking lot used to be full almost any given day at any given hour. It is not like that now. People are taking their business elsewhere because of being forced to. Sure, people buy miscellaneous items, but many are not buying the cartload(s) of items as they used to. I just think they need to reconsider some of their business decisions.
oh please

United States

#6 Mar 9, 2008
I cannot believe people actually make up this stuff to rant about. It's no wonder no one wants to bring new business to our town-they'd have to put up with people like you guys.
A lot of people don't know this, but the Wayne's staff is treated very well. I don't know of anywhere else in town that offers to take their employees on cruises. There are a lot of things that the owners do for their employees that aren't publicized. They feel like they don't have to flaunt their good works for people to come running to their store.
If you want to do something about out-dated products, why don't you schedule a meeting with Wanda to voice your concerns. I'm sure she'd be happy to meet face to face with you. And I know you'd be more respected if you did that rather than post derogatory remarks on the internet.
Thank you

Charleston, WV

#7 Mar 9, 2008
That is terrific and very commendable they treat the employees so well. And it shows! The employees are usually in a good mood, polite, and helpful. Overall, most of them are a pleasure. In addition, you are right, they do not need to publicize all of their good deeds.

If you properly read this bulletin, you would know that my concern is not the treatment of the employees, it is the customers. Without customers, they would not be able afford these things for the employees.

Oh, and there is no need to meet with Wanda, I am sure you or someone else will be quick to address these concerns for me. Because we all know how quickly, word gets out. Therefore, I would like to thank you for your help in getting these issues resolved because we all need Wayne’s and they need us. It is great to know that there are still people out there like you, who are so willing to help others!
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citizen that loves waynes

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#9 Mar 9, 2008
wayne blankenship was a very wonderful man he treated everyone with respect and helped anyone that needed help....wanda blankenship is the same way.....and the out of date products in the baskets are marked down to a really low price for people that do want them so if you dont want it dont buy it common since dumb ass.....who would even think about running there mouth about waynes they have shut every grocery store in mullens down that must mean something....so before low life people that dont have a job and have nothing else better to do than set on the computer and make up stupid shit they need to take it up with one of the managers
from a concerned citizen that loves waynes

“Feel Froggy?”

Since: Mar 08

Mullens

#10 Mar 9, 2008
I too thought the world of Wayne, And do Wanda. I buy fom the reduced baskets(knowing it is expired, because it is dated), and have done so since they have been there. Neither myself or anyone who has consumed the items have ever gotten ill from doing so. I also go to the breadstoe to buy cakes and such. Should they have to close their doors for selling expired food items? I love it. Leaves me a little extra mad money, to spend on other things than groceries.

“Feel Froggy?”

Since: Mar 08

Mullens

#11 Mar 9, 2008
oops mispelled breadstore.
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Since: Mar 08

Mullens

#14 Mar 9, 2008
We Had another Grocery Store in Mullens which I did work at. We were great alittle weird when I wondered why The strawberrys wheren't being put in the fridge to be displayed But That wasn't my call on where they went. But Waynes ran Fas Chek or Mullens fresh Market. What ever you wanted to call It for some reason They had 2 names. lol I shop at waynes Not all the time but when I need something in a hurry Its there. Most the time I drive all the way to welch or Pinevile For Save-a-lot. Meats are why to high for me to just buy at ways so I get them there. We've never had a problem with them. But I do Know that My mother In-law bought Corn dog at Waynes at the begining of Feb and when they opened them they were green all the way thru. She returned them that same day. Just watch the date on things Other than that Waynes Is a good place to shop. Just like At any store just watch the dates. I do that No matter what store I'm at. I even do it At wal-mart. You cant just assume everthing is ok. Everyone who work at these store are few busy people and some times Things just slip thru and they might leave something outta date out when they really didn't mean to.
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just saying

Orgas, WV

#16 Mar 9, 2008
romasbonnie, please read b4 u react, this is about waynes market, not romas.
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just saying

Orgas, WV

#18 Mar 9, 2008
my bad, i guess i need to read more carefully, sorry. continue, i don't blame you for defending your company. sorry again.
Concerned

United States

#19 Mar 9, 2008
oh please wrote:
I cannot believe people actually make up this stuff to rant about. It's no wonder no one wants to bring new business to our town-they'd have to put up with people like you guys.
A lot of people don't know this, but the Wayne's staff is treated very well. I don't know of anywhere else in town that offers to take their employees on cruises. There are a lot of things that the owners do for their employees that aren't publicized. They feel like they don't have to flaunt their good works for people to come running to their store.
If you want to do something about out-dated products, why don't you schedule a meeting with Wanda to voice your concerns. I'm sure she'd be happy to meet face to face with you. And I know you'd be more respected if you did that rather than post derogatory remarks on the internet.
Are you saying that you take ALL of your employees on cruises.

Please reply ASAP
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I love Waynes

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#21 Mar 9, 2008
so i guess people are just thinking that waynes is the only place that has out of date items grow up people i could go to any store i find out of date item some people just like to start trouble just because they have nothing else better to do
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Plain Insane

United States

#23 Mar 9, 2008
I think that Wayne would have a fit if he knew how different the store is now,since he is gone, I know he would not be letting a lot of the stuff go on there if he was still here. Some of the cashiers are just plain mean and nasty, they think they are better than everyone. some of the bag boys are so lazy that it is pathetic..But they do still have some of the sweetest people ever working there.
curious

United States

#24 Mar 9, 2008
romasbonnie wrote:
<quoted text> Okay, first off I have worked at roma's for eight years and ate there for that long also and I have never got sick. I wouldn't start this crap about roma's again b/c the owner got a lawyer and had the other stuff removed. So be careful what you say unless you have proof to back it up and if you would like the lawyer number for Roma's call me and I will gladly give it to you. He is located in downtown Charleston and his name is Charles Parks if you would like to look it up in the phone book.
I like Romas and Waynes for the most part...its the best we have here. But what i dont understand is how you can get a lawyer for stuff being said on a strickly "opininated" driven website.
Im kinda torn on that issue...i dont think people should be trashed on a website...sometimes it gets relly bad....but on the other hand censoring that does push the boundaries of violating our right to free speech right? And for the record, in case i would need it...I didnt say anything bad about either store...just bringing up the issue of trying to stop a forum that strickly peoples opinion and maybe some occasional facts.

I will say WE DO NEED ANOTHER GROCERY STORE in Mullens.....Variety is not always a bad thing.
Pure Insanity

Charleston, WV

#25 Mar 9, 2008
Plain Insane wrote:
I think that Wayne would have a fit if he knew how different the store is now,since he is gone, I know he would not be letting a lot of the stuff go on there if he was still here. Some of the cashiers are just plain mean and nasty, they think they are better than everyone. some of the bag boys are so lazy that it is pathetic..But they do still have some of the sweetest people ever working there.
Just where do you get your info from miss plain insane?
Plain Insane

United States

#26 Mar 9, 2008
From my self,, I shop there MISS PURE INSANITY.So I know firsthand.
me too

Charleston, WV

#27 Mar 9, 2008
I do not think Wayne would have allowed some of this stuff either. He was a very smart business man. I am sure the Blankenship’s are doing they best they can, but some things need tweaking to ensure their business continues to do fine. Before someone gets their underwear in a wad, I am not bad mouthing anyone, I shop there too. I am stating my opinion and agreeing with ‘Plain Insane’ and others on this board.
me too

Charleston, WV

#28 Mar 9, 2008
I do not think Wayne would have allowed some of this stuff either. He was a very smart business man. I am sure the Blankenship’s are doing they best they can, but some things need tweaking to ensure their business continues to do fine. Before someone gets their underwear in a wad, I am not bad mouthing anyone, I am stating my opinion and agreeing with ‘Plain Insane’ and others on this board.

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