Second Whole Foods Market to open Wednesday

The second Whole Foods Market in Santa Cruz County will open its doors Wednesday on 41st Avenue, but it looks like this time the community will welcome it with open arms. Full Story
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fatso

San Francisco, CA

#1 Jul 27, 2009
Whole Foods is the Same as Wall Mart

Profit driven scum

Go on Capitola, export your money to the lone star state

Since: Jun 09

Santa Cruz, CA

#2 Jul 27, 2009
fatso wrote:
Whole Foods is the Same as Wall Mart
Profit driven scum
Go on Capitola, export your money to the lone star state
Still not as bad as the screwing CVS is going to give Longs employees and the public...
joe

Santa Cruz, CA

#3 Jul 27, 2009
More competition is good for the consumer, unless they all decide to collude and price fix.

Home Depot has probably made OSH a lot more honest with their prices.
Publican

San Francisco, CA

#5 Jul 27, 2009
This is great. "Whole Paycheck" competing with "Snob Hill".
All Things Local

San Francisco, CA

#6 Jul 27, 2009
"Whole Foods is the Same as Wall Mart

Profit driven scum"

Um, I'm pretty sure Staff, New Leaf, and Shopper's would all be out of business if they weren't turning a profit.
Justice Needed

Phoenix, AZ

#7 Jul 27, 2009
Over-priced, but ...., because you liberal freaks have given so much of my hard earned money to give-away programs I will have to stay away from such high priced lo-cal crap while those with foodstamps, no jobs, and soon to have full medical, all without leaving the coach, or ITs beach, or wherever it is you go when I am off to work, can just shop away to their hearts content.

No worries fraeks, I got a pay cut but they've decided to tax me a bit more so you'll still get your raises. Don't worry Obama-nomics cannot fail.....to get him re-elected.

Johnny in-the-trenches__

“If You Sleep, You Don't Eat. ”

Since: Jul 08

Santa Cruz

#8 Jul 27, 2009
joe wrote:
More competition is good for the consumer, unless they all decide to collude and price fix.
Home Depot has probably made OSH a lot more honest with their prices.
You mean the same Home Depot that goes out of its way to call around to other stores and pretend to have customers with questions just to get pricing information so they can undercut smaller, locally-owned businesses?

Yeah, they're fucking great for this town. Home Depot is a shithole with nothing but Made in China crap and even worse customer service. Good luck finding an employee at all to answer questions, let alone one who'll actually give you the right answers.
Neighbor

Santa Cruz, CA

#9 Jul 27, 2009
Whole foods is a bad neighbor - trucks at all hours! Ignoring the 8-10 pm curfew for EVERYONE. Big BULLIES! I SHOP LOCAL
so what

Oakland, CA

#10 Jul 27, 2009
New Leaf rocks and so does Trader Joes. Whole Foods is too expensive for my budget I will not be shopping there. I think one of their stores will be closing very soon in our little microcosm , we just cannot support two over priced, yuppie, overindulgence, I got mine, I sold my soul to the corporate mind s u c k , and it's regimental philosophy of greed in the global economy that is melting down due to greed which the selfish segment of the human population embraced and polluted the planet with.
The Scream

Santa Cruz, CA

#11 Jul 27, 2009
joe wrote:
More competition is good for the consumer, unless they all decide to collude and price fix.
Home Depot has probably made OSH a lot more honest with their prices.
I think the rap on Whole Foods and Walmart and similar BIGGIES is that once they drive out the competition, the prices GO UP to AS MUCH AS THE MARKET CAN BEAR.

It's not about winning by being cheapest. It's about winning by KILLING THE COMPETITION so there's NO ONE ELSE TO TURN TO. Then they can "maximize profit;" that is, make a monopoly in one part of the economy locally, then exploit it.

Kinda what American capitalism wants to BRING TO YOU ON THE GRAND SCALE.
Coulrophobia

San Bruno, CA

#12 Jul 27, 2009
LooseSCruz wrote:
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You mean the same Home Depot that goes out of its way to call around to other stores and pretend to have customers with questions just to get pricing information so they can undercut smaller, locally-owned businesses?
Yeah, they're **** great for this town. Home Depot is a **** with nothing but Made in China crap and even worse customer service. Good luck finding an employee at all to answer questions, let alone one who'll actually give you the right answers.
I agree about HD. I went in there a couple months after they opened. I spent an inordinate amount of time finding my items, because no one could give me any useful information in in that vast barn of a store. I then took my carefully selected supplies to the cashiers, but they directed me to a self-serve kiosk. I stood there and tried to scan items that would not scan, while two "human" cashiers lounged against another kiosk and gossiped. I asked for help, and they laughed. So I left my stuff there, and I walked out. I will never put a toe in a Home Depot again. Did I mention that this was mid-week, mid-day, and the store was EMPTY???? That store s-u-c-k-s!
Coulrophobia

San Bruno, CA

#13 Jul 27, 2009
I have two things to say about this article on Whole Foods. First, contrary to the silly comment from the store manager, 3000 people showing up on a Sunday when free food is offered does NOT mean those are 3000 WF customers. People love free stuff.

Second, what is with the snide aside, KELLY, "this time the community will welcome it with open arms"? I think the store in SC was fully welcomed, and has a solid customer base. I have to wonder whether you were paraphrasing some inappropriate comment from the WF store manager. Or did that negativity come from you?
Celebrate subversity

Lakewood, WA

#14 Jul 27, 2009
The Scream wrote:
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I think the rap on Whole Foods and Walmart and similar BIGGIES is that once they drive out the competition, the prices GO UP to AS MUCH AS THE MARKET CAN BEAR.
LOL! No business has the ability to take money from you or a competing business. If it's making more profit and acquiring more customers from another business, then it's simply supplying goods or services better than their competition. If people preferred Staff of Life over Whole Foods, then there would be no threat to Staff. But if people choose to abandon Staff of Life to shop at Whole Foods...too bad for Staff, they should've treated people better and cleaned up that place.

The consumer has the power...and the results of success will be determined by the voice and wallets of the consumers....period.

I choose to pay more for better service all the time....too bad Staff of Life can't figure that out. If I feel that service and customer relations are not a concern for Staff of Life...fine, I'll choose to buy my groceries in what I feel is a cleaner more pleasant atmosphere. But that kind of choice is a mighty scary thing for the quivering liberal who would like to control our every decision. If you don't like big business, don't shop there....if you prefer to shop local, fine....if you feel alienated by pretentious liberals, it's your choice to go elsewhere. You have the power to spend your money where you see fit. It's really a very simple concept.....*choice*

Whole Foods is just another choice....sorry liberals.
Thief in the Night

Santa Cruz, CA

#17 Jul 27, 2009
fatso wrote:
Whole Foods is the Same as Wall Mart
Listen up, fatso. It's spelled "Wal-Mart. One farking "L" not two. Idiot. Good thing people like you are not in control of anything important.
Wescruz

Santa Cruz, CA

#18 Jul 27, 2009
There is enough room for all of them. Everyone has different tastes and ways of buying things. I have a hard time finding everything in one store as many do. One store simply usually does not sell everything a person likes to eat, and whatnot.
sandra

Felton, CA

#19 Jul 27, 2009
Whole Food in santa cruz was great for the first month.But I find the store now dirty, unfriendly, especially the deli dept. You have to make sure to check dates on items, because they seem to keep stuff on shelves past the due sale date.

Since: May 08

Houston, TX

#20 Jul 27, 2009
Shop at Whole Foods then waddle over to Shoppers and New Leaf and finally Traders. Does anyone have jobs in this town?
Pro WF

Moraga, CA

#21 Jul 27, 2009
Whole foods simply offers more variety than the other local stores and that is why I shop there.
The staff is knowledgeable and are helpful unlike Home Depot. Shoppers corner is the go to meat counter when I would like the best, for sure and this will not change.
Whole foods cannot be compared to the environmentally evil retailers like Wall Mart who also do their best to keep from paying benefits etc.
Wescruz

Santa Cruz, CA

#22 Jul 27, 2009
Soylent Green wrote:
Shop at Whole Foods then waddle over to Shoppers and New Leaf and finally Traders. Does anyone have jobs in this town?
Oooh that is cruel Soylent Green! Who said "whaddle"?
And yeah alot of people go to more than one store for shopping and it doesn't take a week!! What does having or not having a job got to do with this? Gee that seems like the topic of the era lately. A job is hard to come by unless ya are an elected official be prepared to be laid off anytime. But I digress. Anyhow they can't be doing their purchases on EBT cards if they are shopping at Shoppers Corner.'Cause Shoppers Corner does not accept EBT cards. Stuff is too expensive there anyhow.
jarbee

San Leandro, CA

#23 Jul 27, 2009
Soylent Green wrote:
Shop at Whole Foods then waddle over to Shoppers and New Leaf and finally Traders. Does anyone have jobs in this town?
They are all government employees and have plenty of time to shop.

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