Just fun for: A grocery-shopping-night poll

Tonight was grocery-shopping night for our family, and we ran into no fewer than three other YDR staffers at Giant. Funnily, two nights ago, biz editor Cathy was also shopping at Giant and ALSO ran into at least three other YDR-ers at the Delco Plaza Giant. Do we have a Giant bias? Honestly, no! Lunch is often the Weis salad bar. But it got me thinking – what’s the store you most often shop at for groceries?
(No fair voting if you’re not living in York County; however, feel free to comment on why you shop where you do, even if it’s out-of-area!)

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2 Responses to Just fun for: A grocery-shopping-night poll

  1. Joe says:

    Weis on Roosevelt is where I go. It is very close to my house and I’ve been going there so long I know exactly where to find anything. I also feel like I know half of the staff from seeing them each and every week.
    However, as prices continue to rise – Wal-mart may some day be an option for more standard items, however I hate dealing with the crowds there.

  2. Jo says:

    I’m a Giant shopper 100% except for the treasures picked up at Eastern market every Friday. Including the many years shopping at Giants in McLean and Falls Church, VA, I can count about fifty years at Giant. (They’re all now owned by the same corporation.)
    Here’s a neat little secret I discovered a few years ago about Giant. As a reader of both the Sunday YDR and the Sunday Patriot News, I get Giant’s weekly flier in each paper. Even though my New Cumberland Giant, which is in York County next to Cap City Airport, is but several miles from any York Giant, like Dover, Delco or East Market St., the prices are not necessarily the same. Three weeks ago, I counted about two dozen items with higher prices in York Giants than my New Cumberland Giant. Nearly every Sunday I can spot several higher prices in York area Giant stores than the Harrisburg area Giants. And therein lies the difference–the New Cumberland Giant is in the Harrisburg District and York is not.
    Over the years, I have learned which products to buy in New Cumberland or Camp Hill Giants and which not to purchase in the York area. As an example, whichever brand of orange juice Giant has on sale for the week is almost always fifty cents higher in the York area. Caveat Emptor!

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