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Old 01-28-2016, 07:10 PM   #31
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I haven't been to the nearest Whole Foods Market in a while (since it is still a fair distance). I am excited about going there this Saturday because I do so love their food...and, it would seem, that prices are now slashed!

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Old 01-28-2016, 08:42 PM   #32
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My wife sometimes shop at WFM.....but more frequently at Gelson's, as far as pricey markets are concerned. She loves Gelson's which is close by but a brand new WFM is under construction even closer to where we live, like only a mile away. She's going to go broke.
I'm a Ralph's and Vons market kind of guy.

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Old 01-28-2016, 08:58 PM   #33
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Originally Posted by jd_1138 View Post
My mom lives in a small Northern California town, and they have a Safeway, and an independent place with slightly better quality stuff and more organic stuff.

And there is a 3rd place that is a sort of a classic place that's been there since the 1940's with the stockers wearing button up shirts, bow ties, and a shop keeper's apron. This place was sort of maybe 60% the size of the others but still a full service grocery store.

I sort of shopped at all 3 but tried to spend more at the smaller place. I'd only go to Safeway if something was a great price. I lived there a month helping her out.

Also, there was sort of a small neighborhood market that pretty much had everything but the prices were 20% more than the other places. They even had a small fruit/veggie section, and they carried some basic meats. Small deli counter. So you could grab a box of Barilla pasta, some Italian sausage, some garlic, and a bottle of wine.
Good for you jd, for taking the time to scope out the limited options, shopping at the mom and pop stores, and helping your mom out. ((hugs))
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Old 04-22-2016, 05:23 PM   #34
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Anyway, the new WFM under construction nearby is actually going to be their brand new line of markets called '365'. It's their new lower priced version of the WFM geared to attract the younger crowd. Anyway, this is going to be their very first '365' location next month.
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Old 04-28-2016, 07:31 PM   #35
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Phew! We grow our veggies, and buy meat from a local butcher. Everything else comes from Fresh Market.

I've never been to WF. I do know our Fresh Market charges $3.00/lb. for their fresh food bar. And oh my! That salad bar is to die for!
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Old 06-01-2016, 11:49 AM   #36
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I'm reminded everyday of our brand new, local 365 Market (by Whole Foods, and their very first 365) store which had its Grand Opening a week ago. Their ad appears here on DC daily....LOL.....
I have yet to visit this new market.
They are sure to take business way from nearby Gelson's and Trader Joe's markets.

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