I’ll be on KFRU’s Morning Meeting Friday at about 9:15. We’ll be talking about grocery stores (ratings gold!). What the old ones are doing to draw customers and what the new ones like Natural Grocers will be all about. Somebody will surely call in and whine about not having a Trader Joe’s in town. It’ll be good times.
I find myself going different places for different things. Each store – whether it’s Schnucks, Hy-Vee, Gerbes or one of the other options – seems to do something well. With Schnucks, it may be fresh mozzarella and deals on wine. Hy-Vee carries more fresh, local produce. Gerbes has excellent customer service. Mosers will sell you pig balls (and ears and chicken feet and…)and Aldi has avocadoes for $0.69. And so on. Where do you shop? What do you get there that you can’t anywhere else?