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Old 01-31-2009, 03:57 PM   #11
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Where I live it has to be Whole Foods. We have Safeway and King Sooper (Kroger's) but here in Colorado these two large chains have pretty poor quality produce and their meats are fairly ho-hum. Whole Foods is pricey, but I can get good meat, seafood, cheese, and produce there, so when it matters, which is most of the time, that's where I go.
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Old 01-31-2009, 04:30 PM   #12
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Whole Foods Market for me. It's not cheap, but everything there is top quality.
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Old 01-31-2009, 04:32 PM   #13
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Noodle, that would be the Loblaws chain. I used to work for them and know that most stores are kept VERY clean, so I feel safe shopping there. Also, they bring in quality meats, cheeses, and produce. I LOVE their PC Blue Menu items - which is regular items, except they are more healthy - they have less fat, sodium, etc. I do all my shopping at Loblaws, unless I can't find something there.
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Old 01-31-2009, 04:57 PM   #14
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I've been to the East Coast of Canada(New Brunswick) and was very impressed by one of the stores,not sure if it was Save-On or not but they had a lot of the same brands that my Harris-Teeter has like President's Choice.
President's Choice is the brand name of a National chain here called "The Real Canadian Superstore. The also have smaller stores under the name of "Extra Foods" and I think other stores in the east.

Save-On is only in BC and maybe in Alberta, Alix would have to confirm that one. Anyway, there is a funny story about the owner of this store. He is a multi-millionaire businessman that started with a car lot and his "incentive" was that he would automatically fire the lowest grossing salesperson at the end of every month, even if they had been on top for years! He also owns sign companies, a free newspaper and many other endeavours. He is noted for putting together EXPO 86 here and making it the ONLY ever international exposition to not lose money. He sold off all the buildings, benches, even the forty foot flag on a humoungous pole (ironically to a competitor car dealership called "Flag", where we bought our car). And, he worked on it for about 3 years for one dollar. The day after it was over he was interviewed and said "now I have to go and make some money! " Yeah, I wish I was his kind of broke!
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Old 01-31-2009, 04:59 PM   #15
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Mine is the one that my husband goes to. He is the one that does all the shopping. I just get lost or come home with too many snacks. :)
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Old 01-31-2009, 04:59 PM   #16
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Noodle, that would be the Loblaws chain. I used to work for them and know that most stores are kept VERY clean, so I feel safe shopping there. Also, they bring in quality meats, cheeses, and produce. I LOVE their PC Blue Menu items - which is regular items, except they are more healthy - they have less fat, sodium, etc. I do all my shopping at Loblaws, unless I can't find something there.
Ahh, Saph. You beat me to it. I forgot that from Saskatchewan East it is also Loblaws. We used to shop there when I was a kid in Regina and Saskatoon. I like the PC Blue Menu as well and do some shopping at Superstore as well.
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Old 01-31-2009, 05:37 PM   #17
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Wow, Loblaws? I have heard of them since I was a kid. My mom used to shop there all the time in our small NY state town. I didn't think they were around anymore.

In NY, I would have to say the chain called Wegman's are my fav. Out here in WA state, it's WinCo, then Safeway.
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Old 01-31-2009, 06:07 PM   #18
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I don't have a favorite, I just like to go to a well stocked and clean one. By the looks of my pantry and freezer I shouldn't have to go for at least 6 months!

I am dying to go to Jungle Jim's International Market in Fairfied, Ohio. Anyone been there and is it worth a trip?
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Old 01-31-2009, 07:25 PM   #19
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I shop the ads at Publix, Winn Dixie and Sweetbay. Then I fill in the rest at Super Walmart. My favorite store is Publix though, I always feel welcome there and the store is always spotless (even while going through a remodel).
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Old 01-31-2009, 07:53 PM   #20
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being a vegetarian, im almost embarrassed to say it, but the best and most reasonable produce locally is Meat Farms, go figure.
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