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Favorite Grocery store?


perrykat

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  1. 1. What is Your Favorite Grocery Store?

    • BI-LO
      4
    • Ingles
      3
    • Super Wal-Mart
      0
    • Publix
      10
    • Food Lion
      1
    • Earth Fare
      2
    • Garner's Natural Market
      0


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Just wondering, what's your favorite upstate grocery store? I usually do all of my shopping at BI-LO or Publix. Unfortunately the Publix stores that they've been building lately aren't as nice as the older ones like the one on Woodruff Rd. :blink:

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Gotta be Publix! They have the best bakery of all grocers, hands down! I wish they'd build more of them here. Second place to me is Ingle's.

I go to Bi-Lo only if I need something real quick. I do wish Harris Teeter would come back to the Upstate.

The Earth Fares, Fresh Markets & Whole Foods of the world are more of "specialty" grocers, so I don't really count them.

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In June of 2000, Gooding's Supermarkets, Inc. sold 14 of its 17 stores to Winn Dixie with the exceptions being the three "tourist stores" which had traditionally brought in the profit: International Drive, Lake Buena Vista, and Clebration.

The store on International Drive was fairly nice,; however, it's currently being remodeled and was an absolute mess inside when I was there back in October.

For a real treat, you should have seen the Bay Hill Store on Sand Lake Road. It was pretty special: Tanks with Live Fish in the Seafood Department; a Wine Cellar with a Full Time Sommelier and Wine Porters; an incredible Meat Department with exotic meats; a superb gourmet delicatessen with made-to-order fresh pizzas, a cesar salad cart staffed during the lunch hours to prepare fresh cesar salads. ... I wish I had some photos to show you. It was an awesome store. Today, it's a Home Goods store. :shok:

Today, Gooding's concentrates primarily on its catering business; however, I've heard that they are looking to expand the chain again, which is why they're remodeling the three existing stores.

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In June of 2000, Gooding's Supermarkets, Inc. sold 14 of its 17 stores to Winn Dixie with the exceptions being the three "tourist stores" which had traditionally brought in the profit: International Drive, Lake Buena Vista, and Clebration.

The store on International Drive was fairly nice,; however, it's currently being remodeled and was an absolute mess inside when I was there back in October.

For a real treat, you should have seen the Bay Hill Store on Sand Lake Road. It was pretty special: Tanks with Live Fish in the Seafood Department; a Wine Cellar with a Full Time Sommelier and Wine Porters; an incredible Meat Department with exotic meats; a superb gourmet delicatessen with made-to-order fresh pizzas, a cesar salad cart staffed during the lunch hours to prepare fresh cesar salads. ... I wish I had some photos to show you. It was an awesome store. Today, it's a Home Goods store. :shok:

Today, Gooding's concentrates primarily on its catering business; however, I've heard that they are looking to expand the chain again, which is why they're remodeling the three existing stores.

Heard there was a WholeFoods coming to Greenville. It is a bit pricey, but wonderful selection

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Publix, no question. I don't go there as much as I'd like, as its not wirth driving a 40-45 min round trip just for groceries

Mighty tempting though! :D Publix on Pelham Road has achieved supermarket greatness in customer service. The only thing I don't like much is that there are no cart returns in the parking lot. It's only a minor complaint.

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Mighty tempting though! :D Publix on Pelham Road has achieved supermarket greatness in customer service. The only thing I don't like much is that there are no cart returns in the parking lot. It's only a minor complaint.

Traditionally, Publix doesn't have cart returns. The bagboys are supposed to keep the lots clear. Some Publix's do have them now, and that's a very recent development for this chain.

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