Friday, January 17, 2020

Review Day: Local Grocery Stores

SafewayGiantWegmans
Organization BEST: A logical progression of goods with cold stuff at the end. WORST: The same items can be found in multiple locations, some of which you might never discover because the store is too big.
Navigation BEST: Wide aisles with room to maneuver around the distracted and the obese. WORST: Every aisle has room for 1.5 carts across, and there are 10 carts pushed by soccer moms at all times.
Experience WORST: Dirty aisles with Christina Perri's "Jar of Hearts" on repeat over the sound system and no one ever at the customer service desk. BEST: Friendly cashiers and a pleasant shopping experience.
Distance BEST: 1.1 miles away in the same neighbourhood. WORST: 3.4 miles into Ashburn and requires a death-defying merge at 28.
Selection WORST: Staples regularly out of stock. BEST: A wide variety of choices and good inventory control.
Produce WORST: Section often resembles the aftermath of a food fight. BEST: High ratio of good-looking fruits and vegetables.
Meat & Seafood WORST: I've had to throw out suspect meats several times. Fish is sometimes four days old. BEST: Huge variety of packaged and fresh choices.
Store-Baked Bagels BEST: They don't understand what a bagel is, so they bake them light and fluffy like a croissant. Delicious! WORST: You can't even get a sesame bagel here.
Hot Foods WORST: Never gotten a rotisserie chicken here that wasn't a wasted husk of dried splinters. BEST: Multi-ethnic hot bar, but there are so many great to-cook options that we never eat here.
Beer WORST: Every week, there's one fewer brewery represented. Plenty of Yuengling and 40s. BEST: Huge selection of Virginia and other craft breweries.
Cumulative Scores +3 -5 = -2 +3 -2 = 1 +4 -3 = 1

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