Publix voted #1 Best Grocery/Food chain in America

America's Best Grocery Stores/Chains

With 77% score, Publix was voted the best Supermarket in the Nation along with Wegman's who also received a 77% score but Wegman's store chain is primarily in the North East.  ALDI came in 5th with a score of 68%.  I was so glad to see Publix enter the Florence market because, in my own opinion, they are definitly a cut above not only what was here but a cut above WalMart's grocery as well.  

Of the local grocery stores, I prefer Publix with Big Star coming in next although it is a much smaller store.  Of the things, i like about Publix are their store brand (Publix branded foods).  Usually, store branded foods are not as high of quality as named brands but in Publix case, they are just as good and are usually a good value.  Another thing I like is that, at Publix, you can find a much better variety of food choices, brand choices, that just isn't available in stores like Foodland or even WalMart's grocery.   I also like the BOGO sales that Publix offers each week because while Publix is a bit higher priced on some items the BOGO sales tend to make up for it and even out the bill.  Lastly, Publix is always clean and appears like a quality store.  

As for WalMart's grocery and food market, when I chose to shop at WalMart, there are only one of the Walmart food centers that I enjoy shopping at and that is the Cloverdale, Rd, Location.  I wish the other WalMart locations were as nice looking and were laid out like the Cloverdale rd store but sadly they aren't and I doubt they will be changed in the future so when I chose to go to WalMart and as a side benefit the Cloverdale Rd location also, usually, has better and easier parking.   I'll continue to drive past the closest store and continue to go to the Cloverdale Rd, Petersville, Location.  Also now that Walmart has ended their policy of price matching other stores I hardly ever chose to go to Walmart and much prefer to shop at Publix then Big Star followed by Foodland before I choose Walmart.  

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My dog's seem to like the Wal Mart brand dog food better than any thing else. If I buy anything else at Wal Mart it will be name brands.

 Yes Publix is a much more classier place and will gladly pay more money for items bought there.

 Big Star is convenient because there is one in Lexington. I go to Foodland as well and is convenient in Killen. 

I'm really not trying to be picky, but it's a pet peeve. Walmart on Cloverdale Road is in Florence, not Petersville. The city limit ends right at Mama Jean's - quite a way to the north. 

Just an aside, all of Petersville is in the police and planning jurisdiction of Florence, but my neighbors out that way tell me they don't want officially to be in the city. 

Recratican posted:

I'm really not trying to be picky, but it's a pet peeve. Walmart on Cloverdale Road is in Florence, not Petersville. The city limit ends right at Mama Jean's - quite a way to the north. 

Just an aside, all of Petersville is in the police and planning jurisdiction of Florence, but my neighbors out that way tell me they don't want officially to be in the city. 

No offense taken, you are correct, I just didn't think much about specifying it as Petersville since Petersville was down the road but yes it is Florence also.  I lived in Petersville, not long ago, and I miss living there. It was a great place to live, relaxed and laid back.

I LOVE Wegmans. When I die I don't want to go to heaven, I want to go to Wegmans. When we are up north that's our 1st stop.

I really like Publix. They have such a wide variety of things, the store is clean and welcoming and the people who work there are very nice. Plus, they help a lot of charities. The prices are higher but like at restaurants I don't mind paying more for a better experience.

Walmart's produce is not that good.

Mostly though I do most of my shopping at Foodland. Selection is good and prices are often comparable or less than Walmart's. It also is the most convenient to where I live.

peede coober 2 posted:

I LOVE Wegmans. When I die I don't want to go to heaven, I want to go to Wegmans. When we are up north that's our 1st stop.

I really like Publix. They have such a wide variety of things, the store is clean and welcoming and the people who work there are very nice. Plus, they help a lot of charities. The prices are higher but like at restaurants I don't mind paying more for a better experience.

Walmart's produce is not that good.

Mostly though I do most of my shopping at Foodland. Selection is good and prices are often comparable or less than Walmart's. It also is the most convenient to where I live.

When, I had assignments in Virginia near a Wegman's, sometimes I just dined there.  Had a half dozen oysters on the half shell (three varieties), small lamb chops, plus wine. Then, got a Spanish bombe dessert for takeout.  Went to their coffee shop, drank coffee and ate dessert.   

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