Friday, May 7, 2010

Aloha Friday #25

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Therefore, I’ll ask a simple question for you to answer. Nothing that requires a lengthy response. If you’d like to participate, just post your own question on your blog and leave your comment below and link in Kailani’s blog. Don’t forget to visit the other participants! It’s a great way to make new bloggy friends!

This weeks question is:
What are the names of the grocery chains where you live?

Here in Buffalo, the 2 main grocery chains are Tops Markets (based out of Buffalo, NY) & Wegmans (based out of Rochester, NY).  Until the day I gave birth to my oldest son (he will be 9 in July...when did that happen?) I worked for Tops in their corporate headquarters.  I was an office supervisor and used to bill vendors for the demonstrations (those ppl who hand you food to try) in the stores.  I also found out a cool piece of information yesterday.  My sister has been using Ancestry.com and according to the 1930 census that my Grandpa's grandfather, George W Hartzel, was a dentist in Rochester, NY. His neighbor was Frank Wegman, a fruit and veg merchant. How neat!



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24 Sweet Comments:

blueviolet said...

We have Meijer and Martins here. Of course, Wal-mart but I'm not counting that one.

TheAngelForever said...

SO jealous of you! Love Wegmans and love visiting when we are in Buffalo to see my brother (who works at Tops now). Here we have Price Chopper and Hannaford.

Annie said...

Mr. Special, Pitusa those are the most important here. Of course, also is Sam's, Wal-Mart but not on my town.

Happy Friday and enjoy the weekend.

I am Harriet said...

I actually do 99% of my grocery shopping at Walmart and Sams Club.

Have a great Friday!
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jaime said...

I LOVE Wegmans when I'm in New York! When I took my husband to Buffalo for the first time, we set aside one night to go to Wegmans (and now the husband loves it too.) Sadly, my dad and stepmom moved to Florida last August. My next trip to NY will be in October for a wedding, and I highly doubt I'll be able to do much grocery shopping.

We have Ingles and Bi-Lo in my area, but Ingles is locally owned and huge in our region. We also have Earth Fare and Greenlife. Earth Fare was started in Asheville and is pretty popular.

Braley Mama said...

Raley's and Savemart, and Winco is the big cheap one :)! I live in Modesto, CA!

LoveMy2Dogs said...

We have Kroger, if you want to drive 20 minutes we have Wal-Mart and Meijer and if you want to drive 35-40 minutes you can find a Giant Eagle, Sam's, CostCo and others.

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dddiva said...

Kroger (my fave), Super Wal Mart, Price Cutter.
Whole Foods and Sam's if we go into Little Rock, Big Star is in Mayflower.

mommablogsalot said...

Copps, Cub Foods, Woodmans, Aldi and of course Trader Joes, Whole Foods, Walmart, Target, etc.

pam said...

In Ontario, major chains are called Loblaws and Sobey, A&P stores are pretty much gone, but their discount store Food Basics is going strong. I worked for Loblaws since 1989, I didn't return after my youngest was born.

Rach said...

I shop at the Co-op mainly, then Tesco

Natalie A. said...

We have local grocery stores called Harmon's and Ream's. We also have Smith's which is Kroger! Have a great weekend!!

Sue said...

Some of ours are Shaws, Market Basket Hannafords.

Cynthia Krajcarski said...

I'm from Ontario, Canada and the grocery stores I most often see are Metro, The Real Canadian Superstore (my fave), No Frills and Price Chopper.

3 Cuzins @ Cuzinlogic said...

Ralphs, Vons, Fresh & Easy, Food 4 Less, Whole Foods, Trader Joes and Albertsons.

The Social Frog said...

Winn Dixie, Publix, Lion, Walmart.

SageMom said...

On Oahu we have Times, Safeway, Don Quijote, Foodland...

fordfamily said...

Kroger, HEB, and Wal-Mart.. we also have foodtown..

Smellyann said...

We have Harris Teeter, Farm Fresh, Food Lion, Kroger, um... can't think what else.

I miss Weggies!

Momma Teri said...

Stopping in and followed you back. Beautiful stuff. I am going to love reading more.

Serendipity is Sweet said...

We have Kroger...love Kroger, Harris Teeter, Food Lion, Farm Fresh, Save A Lot, Walmart...and a few others I think. I mostly shop Kroger for produce and dairy and meats and the Military Commissary for everything else.

Jess said...

I like Natalie have Reams & Harmons but usually shop at walmart because its cheaper

hip chick said...

We have Shaws, Market Basket, Stop & shop, and Hannafords.

~ Noelle said...

well, used to be Kroger, Publix and Wal-Mart Super Center...
then, it was Piggly WIggly, Harveys, Winn-Dixie and Publix...
Now, its just Publix and Wal-Mart Super Center~

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