Health and Wellness : The 13 Worst Supermarkets in America in 2014

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  1. Clyde C Coger Jr

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    In the Spirit of Health and Wellness,

    ... :facepalm:


    Walmart Just Revealed How Poor U.S. Shoppers Are


    The hook here, the news peg, is that Walmart released its annual report and in it, there’s a paragraph that states:

    Our business operations are subject to numerous risks, factors and uncertainties, domestically and internationally, which are outside our control … These factors include … changes in the amount of payments made under the Supplement[al] Nutrition Assistance Plan and other public assistance plans, changes in the eligibility requirements of public assistance plans, …

    http://www.forbes.com/sites/laurahe...d-how-poor-u-s-shoppers-are/?partner=yahootix


    The 13 Worst Supermarkets in America in 2014
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    The 13 Worst Supermarkets in America in 2014

    Anyone who’s has had to navigate a shopping cart traffic jam or attempt to efficiently use a self-checkout machine knows that not all supermarket trips offer a stellar customer experience. But some are clearly worse than others.

    Consumer Reports conducted a survey of more than 27,000 subscribers in its May issue and ranked the country’s 55 largest grocery store chains. The results prove that bigger doesn’t mean best. Wal-Mart—which is America’s largest supermarket, with more than a third of all grocery sales--landed on the bottom of the list. On a 100-point score the retail giant received 67.

    suggested reading and viewing 12 more:
    http://finance.yahoo.com/news/13-worst-supermarkets-america-2014-193800530.html


     
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    Only one store in my region and that is Von's. I actually like Von's although I do tend to shop at other stores more.
     
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    So these are the 13 worst that don't cater to feeding us poison like we expect lol.

    No problem with the poison being sold just the service lol SMH
     
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    Thanks for posting, I was hoping someone would find their local store. Yeah, Von's is connected to Safeway Stores, as is Tom Thumbs in my area:




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    Von's
    Reader score: 73

    Year founded: 1906

    Location: Calif. and Nev.


    A division of Safeway supermarkets, Vons attempts to cater to its higher-end clientele with full-service banks, pharmacies, dry cleaners, and copying centers within many of its stores. The chain received neutral scores on service, price satisfaction, and courteousness, and an above-average rating on cleanliness.

    - See more at: http://www.thefiscaltimes.com/Media...ets-America-2014?page=11#sthash.Zmn338NM.dpuf




     
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    No doubt, the report is both selective and arbitrary on this basis:

    The supermarket ratings are based on consumer responses to these four categories: service (includes employee courtesy and checkout speed), perishables (food quality), price, and cleanliness.


     
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    I should remind myself to show the missis. She frequents a few of these shops.
     
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    By all means, its a good feeling when you're able to help others in some way.

     
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    You must feel good often!
     
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    Yep, feel pretty good most of the time, thanks.
     
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    I'm surprised that Ralph's isn't on the list so our markets here must not be that bad by comparison. Except of course Walmart and Von's which I never shop at. Safeway's shut down years ago. The three years I lived in Dallas Von's was in the process of buying out Albertson's which had a decent deli section. I forgot. I do shop at one Von's where my bank is located.
     
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