I travel 4.39 miles to grocery shop every week at Trader Joe’s. Although there are several grocery stores in my neighborhood, I have major gripes with each one of them. I’m not alone. Consumer Reports surveyed more than 2,200 of its subscribers and found that one-third have said so long to shopping nearby stores.
Major gripes include shortage of checkout lanes; bad customer service; congested or cluttered aisles; out of stock advertised specials; and inept bagging. The rising grocery prices was also mentioned as a reason people switched grocers.
So which were the highest rated stores? Wegmans, Trader Joe’s, Publix, Fareway Stores, and Costco. I’m not surprised. How about you? These stores have won before and — well, I like shopping at TJ’s even if it’s far way. Check out my post about tips to save money at Trader Joe’s.
The lowest ranking stores Pathmark, Wal-Mart Supercenter, Shaw’s, A&P, and Jewel-Osco. I haven’t even heard of these except for Walmart, which I don’t shop.
This got me wondering about what stores you will not shop and the reasons behind your decision. You see, my major problem with store in my area is that they overcharge because a university is in the neighborhood. Let’s face it, many young people do not price compare. They grab and go. And stores take advantage of this. I’m looking at you Ralphs!
I would much rather make a trip to a grocery store where I can find low cost items and good customer service than walk down the block to a store that will blatantly overcharge me. How about you? I must mention that I use public transportation so I’m not spending extra on gas.
This post is copyrighted by BargainBabe.com. Other sites posting this content are violating the DMCA.