“Politics. 2 cheeks of 1 ass.”

Since: Jul 12

Van Wert, OH

#42 Feb 2, 2013
what wrote:
<quoted text>what about van wert makes it a step up from where you were?
Do you know where Apple computers started out? At least 2 members of city council do and seem to respect that sort of operation. And yes, that is my answer, another question to provoke a thought.
i know

Kalida, OH

#43 Feb 4, 2013
rulers will open up marh 7th. it is a branch of kroeger and a really cool store that has great prices!! i know it will def give the other rocey stores in vw some competion
Mozart

United States

#44 Feb 24, 2013
Will open first week of March. Low prices on brands you can trust. Van Wert will make it a triple play. Low prices, great products, items you really want and use, and clean and friendly.
remember

United States

#45 Feb 24, 2013
when walmart first came to town and the prices were way lower than other grocers, then, low and behold they played price fixing and they aren't as cheap? I've done some internet searches on Rulers and it appears that they don't play that game, let's hope!
saluda

United States

#46 Feb 25, 2013
there is a sign on the front door stating that the store will open March 7th.
flower

Lima, OH

#47 Feb 25, 2013
Joe Jared wrote:
<quoted text>
Sarah picked the place. It's a big step up from our previous home. For my own goals, it also seems like an environment that would allow them to be successful.
Only if your goals were along the lines of selling or producing drugs. That's a great business I hear.
who do u

United States

#48 Feb 25, 2013
do you think this will causing a closing at another store? if so, which one do you think it will be?

“Politics. 2 cheeks of 1 ass.”

Since: Jul 12

Van Wert, OH

#49 Feb 25, 2013
flower wrote:
<quoted text>
Only if your goals were along the lines of selling or producing drugs. That's a great business I hear.
The preplanned vacation plan and family instability isn't too great of a benefits package. Even in the darkest corners of VW it's possible to make an honest living.
even a dark place

United States

#50 Feb 25, 2013
Joe Jared wrote:
<quoted text>
The preplanned vacation plan and family instability isn't too great of a benefits package. Even in the darkest corners of VW it's possible to make an honest living.
the force may be with you
confusted

Fort Jennings, OH

#51 Jun 28, 2013
Im still trying to figure out how KROGER is a generic brand. Kroger is so huge that them w/ their chain store is right under walmart yet they don't treat their employees like shit and their workers actually enjoy coming into work.
Union wages made Ruler

Columbus, OH

#52 Jun 28, 2013
confusted wrote:
Im still trying to figure out how KROGER is a generic brand. Kroger is so huge that them w/ their chain store is right under walmart yet they don't treat their employees like shit and their workers actually enjoy coming into work.
I wouldn't say we actually enjoy coming to work. The reason Kroger started Ruler is that the Union allowed them to start a new chain with non-union workers. The stores must located in certain markets and they cannot compete with existing Kroger stores. Kroger is not a generic brand, it is a store brand. Kroger has too much capacity in areas of baking and canned goods and Ruler is a great place to dump excess inventory. The reason Ruler is cheaper is multi-fold, one...you get no service, no deli, very limited produce and they do not have to pay the high Union wage that we Kroger employees get. We do very well in regards to other non-union stores and benefits are still good. Anyway, as long as we have rural communities to open Ruler stores we can keep surviving along with closing Kroger stores in the inner city areas (like we did in Columbus many years ago). The goal is to put a Ruler in every little burg that has a Dollar store and a minimum local population of at least 12,000.
well

United States

#53 Jun 28, 2013
Union wages made Ruler wrote:
<quoted text>I wouldn't say we actually enjoy coming to work. The reason Kroger started Ruler is that the Union allowed them to start a new chain with non-union workers. The stores must located in certain markets and they cannot compete with existing Kroger stores. Kroger is not a generic brand, it is a store brand. Kroger has too much capacity in areas of baking and canned goods and Ruler is a great place to dump excess inventory. The reason Ruler is cheaper is multi-fold, one...you get no service, no deli, very limited produce and they do not have to pay the high Union wage that we Kroger employees get. We do very well in regards to other non-union stores and benefits are still good. Anyway, as long as we have rural communities to open Ruler stores we can keep surviving along with closing Kroger stores in the inner city areas (like we did in Columbus many years ago). The goal is to put a Ruler in every little burg that has a Dollar store and a minimum local population of at least 12,000.
first pass through Rulers it looked like produce left over from another store, myself, not impressed, nothing there I want, now that Pick 'n save is closing, I may just move.
YEP

Lima, OH

#54 Jul 3, 2013
was in there once won't go back..only a few things were cheaper than grocery or wal mart..an their stuff is generic all kroger brand stuff..some generic is ok but most you get what you pay for..it's just an aldi's with a different name..shouldn't have to bring own bags or try to find a box to put your groceries in nor should you have to pay to use a shopping cart..they say by doing this prices are lower but they are not
Haha

United States

#55 Jul 4, 2013
Their open dumbys lmfao how stupid
VW Viewer

Newaygo, MI

#56 Jul 4, 2013
I shop at Ruler foods regularly, and I like the lower prices there. And their prices are definitely lower, pretty much across the board. Canned goods are about 30% less, bread about half price, milk and eggs a great buy, and so on. Yeah, not much produce or meat, but what they have is fresh and economical.

I don't mind bringing bags or returning my cart myself, recycling is a good thing, and I'm jus not that lazy. Shopping there stretches the food budget, and that's a good thing.

If you have lots of money to throw around, go ahead and spend the extra bucks at Kroger. As far as I'm concerned, I' rather keep my money for myself than pay for a union worker's inflated ego.
pop

United States

#57 Jul 4, 2013
Union wages made Ruler wrote:
<quoted text>I wouldn't say we actually enjoy coming to work. The reason Kroger started Ruler is that the Union allowed them to start a new chain with non-union workers. The stores must located in certain markets and they cannot compete with existing Kroger stores. Kroger is not a generic brand, it is a store brand. Kroger has too much capacity in areas of baking and canned goods and Ruler is a great place to dump excess inventory. The reason Ruler is cheaper is multi-fold, one...you get no service, no deli, very limited produce and they do not have to pay the high Union wage that we Kroger employees get. We do very well in regards to other non-union stores and benefits are still good. Anyway, as long as we have rural communities to open Ruler stores we can keep surviving along with closing Kroger stores in the inner city areas (like we did in Columbus many years ago). The goal is to put a Ruler in every little burg that has a Dollar store and a minimum local population of at least 12,000.
van wert population is under 12,000, rulers go in where the economy is the pits, they sell a lot of cheap, standard american diet foods, and left overs from other stores making people think they are saving money, but in the long haul it is costing them their health
question

United States

#58 Jul 4, 2013
VW Viewer wrote:
I shop at Ruler foods regularly, and I like the lower prices there. And their prices are definitely lower, pretty much across the board. Canned goods are about 30% less, bread about half price, milk and eggs a great buy, and so on. Yeah, not much produce or meat, but what they have is fresh and economical.
I don't mind bringing bags or returning my cart myself, recycling is a good thing, and I'm jus not that lazy. Shopping there stretches the food budget, and that's a good thing.
If you have lots of money to throw around, go ahead and spend the extra bucks at Kroger. As far as I'm concerned, I' rather keep my money for myself than pay for a union worker's inflated ego.
are you working? retired? just wondering what your work history is and how much you made, and were you a union worker? The one and only thing I liked about the store was the bring your own bags, every store should do the same! as far as throwing money around, I would rather spend it on healthful foods that on chronic illness, and it seems like it's going to be a challenge to do so now that pick 'n save is closing.
pop is a dum dum

London, OH

#59 Jul 4, 2013
pop wrote:
<quoted text>van wert population is under 12,000, rulers go in where the economy is the pits, they sell a lot of cheap, standard american diet foods, and left overs from other stores making people think they are saving money, but in the long haul it is costing them their health
READ pop "local population", that would include Convoy, Middlepoint, Ohio City, Scott and the local....."local...get it?" rural population. They don't sell "left overs" they sell "over-runs" and excess capacity to keep the canning facility production schedule level.
huh

United States

#60 Jul 5, 2013
pop is a dum dum wrote:
<quoted text>READ pop "local population", that would include Convoy, Middlepoint, Ohio City, Scott and the local....."local...get it?" rural population. They don't sell "left overs" they sell "over-runs" and excess capacity to keep the canning facility production schedule level.
if you are using multi-county demographics you would have to live in the desert to NOT have a population of 12,000. and yea, they are now putting fresh produce, dairy, and fresh meat in cans,
no clue

Fort Jennings, OH

#61 Jul 29, 2013
the ppl at ruler make more money starting out then the idiots that work at kroger paying union dues that a union does nothing for them. ruler employees are offered the same things that a union kroger worker is they are just brainwashed in thinking that a union is great for them. as for thinking that ruler's inventory is of items left over from other stores you are completely clueless. All of their product comes from the same warehouse as krogers. None of their products are outdated cuz they can pull milk a week before it expires and donate it to the food bank. They don't charge you to use a cart you get your money back. Its so the lazy ppl like you that don't want to walk 10 ft back in the store to return it they don't have to go out and get it and take away from their customers. you walk into a ruler and will always find someone smiling and willing to help you out. you walk into walmart and you can't find one person and when you do they look at you like you just pissed them off and ruined their day of not having to do anything. Everytime I go in there it is super busy and I don't see them going away anytime soon and its a good thing for van wert them being there.
As you can see pick n save decided to no longer try to compete.

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