Traditional supermarket chains are waging the food fight of their lives, desperately fending off smaller competitors who are stealing more customers in a difficult retail environment. 

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Do you shop at large supermarket chains or smaller neighborhood grocery stores?
Traditional supermarket chains are waging the food fight of their lives, desperately fending off smaller competitors who are stealing more customers in a difficult retail environment.

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16 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Wednesday 9/21/05 - 10:54:16 AM EST (GMT-5)
Whichever is the closest and cheapest. Which happens to be a large Woolworths chain. Small supermarkets are very rare here. All the independant supermarkets have united under IGA (independant grocers association) in order for them to be able to go head to head with the big chains.
16 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Wednesday 9/21/05 - 10:57:38 AM EST (GMT-5)
The smaller ones.. just because they're within walking distance of my apartment.
16 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Wednesday 9/21/05 - 10:57:54 AM EST (GMT-5)
I prefer the big ones though.

But they're also more expensive.

16 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Monday 10/3/05 - 10:55:00 PM EST (GMT-5)
I always go to the commissary.
16 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Monday 10/3/05 - 11:30:08 PM EST (GMT-5)
I shop at Trader Joes. Its a small chain, sells gourmet and organic foods, and is a hell of a lot cheaper than the bigger chains. Who says you can't have quality and price?
16 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Monday 10/3/05 - 11:34:39 PM EST (GMT-5)
Wal-Mart or Target, the prices at Dillon's, Food4Less (HA! A scam), and Price Cutter are off the WALL.
16 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Monday 10/3/05 - 11:35:34 PM EST (GMT-5)
Whichever is closest.
16 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Monday 10/3/05 - 11:47:50 PM EST (GMT-5)
I have two bel-airs which nearby.
16 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Monday 10/3/05 - 11:52:50 PM EST (GMT-5)
Large chains, like Giant, for example.
16 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Sunday 10/23/05 - 8:20:20 AM EST (GMT-5)
On 9/21/2005 10:54:16 AM surrysounds wrote:
Whichever is the closest and cheapest. Which happens to be a large Woolworths chain. Small supermarkets are very rare here. All the independant supermarkets have united under IGA (independant grocers association) in order for them to be able to go head to head with the big chains.

Yeah theres not alot of IGAs around though, i got Woolies, Coles, Aldi and BiLo all down the road from me.. We mainly shop at Coles and occasionally Woolies

umm Clashrocker... since when has target sold groceries?

16 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Sunday 10/23/05 - 12:25:54 PM EST (GMT-5)
On 10/23/2005 8:20:21 AM Melxoxo wrote:umm Clashrocker... since when has target sold groceries?

I'll answer for her - since when have they not?

16 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Sunday 10/23/05 - 12:51:17 PM EST (GMT-5)
Never have in Aus... Target is like Kmart over here just better quality
16 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Sunday 10/23/05 - 1:02:01 PM EST (GMT-5)
I shop where it's cheapest.

For tofu, that means the local co-op.

For most other things, that means chain stores. I'd like to shop more locally, but at the end of the month shopping locally doesn't help pay the rent.

16 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Sunday 10/23/05 - 1:02:32 PM EST (GMT-5)
Both. I do the weekly shopping at a large chain, where I can get everything we've run out of that usually isn't available or is outrageously expensive at the local store. But I still spend 50-75 wk there picking up staples, forgotten dinner ingredients and the like.
16 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Sunday 10/23/05 - 1:04:30 PM EST (GMT-5)
Corporations have enough money.
16 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Sunday 10/23/05 - 1:22:36 PM EST (GMT-5)
On 10/23/2005 12:51:18 PM Melxoxo wrote:
Never have in Aus... Target is like Kmart over here just better quality

Yeah it's the same here - but now they are all Super Targets, with grocery stores. Even regular Target stores here have a grocery section, of like milk and frozen stuff. But the Super Targets have everything. You don't want to go near their produce though, they are notorious for leaving moldy food out for sale

16 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Sunday 10/23/05 - 1:52:48 PM EST (GMT-5)
On 10/23/2005 1:22:36 PM KikiPeepers wrote:
On 10/23/2005 12:51:18 PM Melxoxo wrote: Never have in Aus... Target is like Kmart over here just better quality Yeah it's the same here - but now they are all Super Targets, with grocery stores. Even regular Target stores here have a grocery section, of like milk and frozen stuff. But the Super Targets have everything. You don't want to go near their produce though, they are notorious for leaving moldy food out for sale

EWWWWW.. We have enough supermarts we dont need to target to incorporate it too

16 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Sunday 10/23/05 - 2:04:59 PM EST (GMT-5)
Yeah we really don't need them either, but I shop at it for a lot of things - their meat is actually pretty high quality, it was rated some of the best in the country. And everything else is really cheap there, they just don't have a lot of variety.
16 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Sunday 10/23/05 - 10:16:17 PM EST (GMT-5)
Do you have Coles over there?? Coles, Kmart and Target are in the same 'family' sorta thing so I doubt we'll get groceries in target
16 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Sunday 10/23/05 - 10:58:05 PM EST (GMT-5)
Nope I don't think we have those - just Kmart, Wal-Mart and Target. Target is the only acceptable one!
16 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Monday 10/24/05 - 12:00:55 AM EST (GMT-5)
oh ok we dont have wal-mart.. coles is for groceries only, kmart is like target but more for the lower class, while target is more middle class.. I'll still buy cosmetics from Kmart though if theyre cheaper, theyre still the same brands.. We also have Myer which is like the upper class version of kmart n target, they dont have as big a range though and for exactly the same thing same brand and all you pay almost double.. only thing i really buy from those stores is cosmetics and cds, Myer i might buy doona covers n pillows from occasionally
16 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Monday 10/24/05 - 1:56:04 AM EST (GMT-5)
Large and cheap supermarkets. Local groceries would only be for those specialty items you couldn't get at the supermarket.
16 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Friday 11/11/05 - 5:42:02 PM EST (GMT-5)
Large supermarkets because there more thing to chose from and there no stores near where I live at
16 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Tuesday 11/22/05 - 2:37:55 PM EST (GMT-5)
16 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Tuesday 11/22/05 - 2:38:45 PM EST (GMT-5)
Large supermarkets

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