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(The Takeout)   The map of most trafficked grocery stores in the US is a Mandelbrot set of bullshiat   (thetakeout.com) divider line
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2022-10-05 5:52:38 AM  
Texas' choice is accurate.
 
2022-10-05 6:05:07 AM  
There's a Piggly Wiggly in Yankeeland?
I thought they were all in the old (traitorous) South?
 
2022-10-05 6:06:52 AM  

espiaboricua: Texas' choice is accurate.


Heh.., Howard Edward Butt.
 
2022-10-05 6:11:41 AM  
They must have intentionally wrote the definition of a grocery store to eliminate Walmart, because I'm pretty sure a company that accounts for more than 25% of all grocery revenues in the United States should have made the list.
 
2022-10-05 6:17:17 AM  

ReapTheChaos: They must have intentionally wrote the definition of a grocery store to eliminate Walmart, because I'm pretty sure a company that accounts for more than 25% of all grocery revenues in the United States should have made the list.


Especially considering they count Meijer.
 
2022-10-05 6:31:30 AM  
Yeah.  TJ's is the most anything in California.  Sure it is.
 
2022-10-05 6:32:15 AM  

dionysusaur: ReapTheChaos: They must have intentionally wrote the definition of a grocery store to eliminate Walmart, because I'm pretty sure a company that accounts for more than 25% of all grocery revenues in the United States should have made the list.

Especially considering they count Meijer.


Not all Walmarts are grocery stores, so they probably just looked at companies who only have dedicated grocery stores.
 
2022-10-05 6:32:41 AM  

dionysusaur: There's a Piggly Wiggly in Yankeeland?
I thought they were all in the old (traitorous) South?


Piggly Wiggly was the first self service grocery store, founded in 1916, and it is sort of sad that there is only one Piggly Wiggly left in Illinois, right near the Wisconsin border. Piggly is still popular in WI. Excellent butcher shop for the price.
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2022-10-05 6:36:02 AM  
Trader Joes for Maine? Maybe during tourist season, when the state is high mode to shuck people from Away. Stop&Shop is about right for Mass--though, you get a Big Y card too, just in case.
 
2022-10-05 6:36:50 AM  

Psychopompous: dionysusaur: There's a Piggly Wiggly in Yankeeland?
I thought they were all in the old (traitorous) South?

Piggly Wiggly was the first self service grocery store, founded in 1916, and it is sort of sad that there is only one Piggly Wiggly left in Illinois, right near the Wisconsin border. Piggly is still popular in WI. Excellent butcher shop for the price.
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The Pink Palace in Memphis is the Piggly Wiggly museum, and worth the visit.
 
2022-10-05 6:46:44 AM  

dionysusaur: ReapTheChaos: They must have intentionally wrote the definition of a grocery store to eliminate Walmart, because I'm pretty sure a company that accounts for more than 25% of all grocery revenues in the United States should have made the list.

Especially considering they count Meijer.


I think that all Miejers have grocery departments, but not all Walmarts, particularly the older ones.
 
2022-10-05 7:13:41 AM  
The website this data is taken from is basically a clickbate traffic generator.

There's no actual data, 7 states are completely missing in the list the website does publish, and it appears this is less of an actual 'market research' scenario and more of a 'we polled x number of people in each state and this is what we found" but they don't publish x or the questions that were asked.

Also, almost all the supporting links on the website are broken.

In short....this blog sucks.
 
2022-10-05 7:31:25 AM  

Driedsponge: In short....this blog sucks.


It does give me all the excuse that I need to post this to share. Which is nice.

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2022-10-05 7:44:27 AM  
See Vermont?
Mom and pop stores in every tiny town.
They have groceries, wine, beer. Cheese. Sandwiches. A couple gas pumps. If you are lucky, a potajohn.

A good store makes their own bread.

The eggs and beef most assuredly can be local.

News is free.
 
2022-10-05 7:48:44 AM  
Lmao.....Florida is supposedly safeway? Do they mean number of Safeway stores being bought by Publix.
 
2022-10-05 7:59:57 AM  

Fancy man of Cornwood: Lmao.....Florida is supposedly safeway? Do they mean number of Safeway stores being bought by Publix.


From the Sun-Sentinel...

Say so long to Safeway in Florida. Publix Supermarkets has acquired the only Safeway stores in the state and plans to convert them into Publix markets by the end of the year, the company said in a news release. The three locations - at 950 NE 50th St.Jun 29, 2018

Way to keep up with the times, guys.
 
2022-10-05 8:01:56 AM  
And there are 0 Safeway locations in Alabama.  Great work, intern.
 
2022-10-05 8:08:16 AM  
I've never seen an Albertson store anywhere in this state.
 
2022-10-05 8:12:02 AM  
Where Grandma used to shop:

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2022-10-05 8:13:40 AM  

espiaboricua: Texas' choice is accurate.


It's not like there's much of a choice.
 
2022-10-05 8:17:11 AM  
KS - Yeah, a chain that only exists in three counties does more business than 70-odd Dillons (marque of Kroger).
 
2022-10-05 8:19:26 AM  
Shop-Rite in NY?  We have one of those in a 50-mile radius and it's always filthy and empty.  In the meantime there are a half-dozen Wegmans' stores that are always packed.
 
2022-10-05 8:21:24 AM  
There is 1 Trader Joe's in Maine.  1.
 
2022-10-05 8:23:15 AM  
Albertsons for Washington, eh?

I haven't seen one in a while.  Two that weee in my local area were converted into Safeways.  (The merger happened in 2015.)

/Worked at Albertsons when I was in high school.
 
2022-10-05 8:24:08 AM  

TheSubjunctive: KS - Yeah, a chain that only exists in three counties does more business than 70-odd Dillons (marque of Kroger).


Came here to say this.
Also, King Soopers in Colorado.
These data maps are always loopy.
 
2022-10-05 8:28:48 AM  

Rapmaster2000: There is 1 Trader Joe's in Maine.  1.


I came here to say that. It's in Portland. The data this company used is bullshiat. I would have expected the most visited grocery store for Maine to be Wal-Mart or Hannaford. Shaw's would have been the surprise answer.
 
2022-10-05 8:30:29 AM  
I certainly do like Meijer, but I am curious if it's really bigger than Kroger in Ohio. I live in Greater Cincinnati, where you can't throw a rock without hitting a Kroger, but there are only three Meijers-maybe it's different in other areas.

My (oddly rewarding) job can be so angering, btw, and I would rather do it at Meijer, but I wouldn't be paid the same for full time, as they don't do the same pickup volume in our area. Because they are surrounded by Krogers.
 
2022-10-05 8:31:13 AM  
I'm sort of surprised at meijer being indiana's choice.  They're a good store, but kroger beats them on a lot of prices & (seems) is more widespread, at least here in the state capital.

Meijer does have MUCH better check out.  as a self checkout kind of guy, Even dropping in there on a sunday, i can get in and out without some doofus blocking the express lane with 2 carts full of stuff; kroger shoppers give no farks, and will bring a 300 dollar overstuffed cart worth to the express lane. I hate them.
 
2022-10-05 8:33:45 AM  
Based on that map, people in Alaska and Hawaii must be starving.
 
2022-10-05 8:40:21 AM  
Wait... Safeway for Florida, not Publix?

Do you know how farking bad you have to be at your job to think Safeway is more popular than Publix in Florida?  That's like thinking snowmobiles are more popular than bass boats in Florida.  It's like thinking NYers prefer Chicago Deep Dish to their giant floppy pie slices.  It's so absurd it looks like an intentional joke.  Poe's law.

https://www.tampabay.com/news/business/2021/08/19/floridas-crush-on-publix-why-the-sunshine-state-loves-its-grocery-store/


They Giant (Landover) logo on Shop'n Shop, which the latter hasn't used in 10 years.

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There's another Giant that is based on Pennsylvania, and they didn't do the research to differentiate between Giant-Carlisle (PA) and Giant-Landover (MD).  They're actually independently operated branches of the same conglomerate, but so is Food Lion (Ahold-Delhaize)

And, if they're going to combine the stores owned by the same conglomerates , Albertsons=Safeway, Vons, Jewel-Osco and Kroger=Harris Teeter, Ralph's, Fred Meyer,, and dozen more.

The biggest grocer is somehow Walmart.
 
2022-10-05 8:41:54 AM  
Ah, another "article" by "the people who think Publix is evil for 'reasons' so we never mention them" is active again.
 
2022-10-05 8:42:11 AM  
Frys is still alive and it's a grocery store in Arizona?
 
2022-10-05 8:50:13 AM  
TJ's in California only looks like the most trafficked because they are all located in places with horrible parking and most customers spend more time trying to find a place to park than they do in the stores.
 
2022-10-05 8:56:13 AM  
Lies, damned lies, and statistics. In this case, heavily framed and manipulated statistics.
 
2022-10-05 8:59:46 AM  
I don't even know what a Hyvee is and I've lived in Missouri (well, one small part of MO) for 6 years.
 
2022-10-05 9:00:40 AM  
Bow down before Fisher Foods.
 
2022-10-05 9:12:11 AM  

morg: Frys is still alive and it's a grocery store in Arizona?


If you leave an old motherboard out in the sun in Phoenix all summer it becomes edible.
 
2022-10-05 9:21:28 AM  

natazha: TJ's in California only looks like the most trafficked because they are all located in places with horrible parking and most customers spend more time trying to find a place to park than they do in the stores.


Werner Herzog's Yelp Review for Trader Joe's on Hyperion
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2022-10-05 9:23:49 AM  

SPARC Pile: Rapmaster2000: There is 1 Trader Joe's in Maine.  1.

I came here to say that. It's in Portland. The data this company used is bullshiat. I would have expected the most visited grocery store for Maine to be Wal-Mart or Hannaford. Shaw's would have been the surprise answer.


Granted, I don't often get down to Lobster country but I've never seen anything other than Hannaford or their Shop and Save brand and IGA's in Maine. There is one super Wal-Mart within driving distance but the other options are closer, less customers and friendlier staff.
 
2022-10-05 9:30:51 AM  
Here in Raleigh we are hosting the battle of the big guys.  We have Wegmans, Publix, Harris Teeter, Food Lion, Lowes, and on the earthy crunch side, we have Whole Foods, Fresh Market, Trader Joes, Sprouts.  Then we have the German invasion of Aldi and Lidl.

We have no more Kroger's because they converted them all to Harris Teeter, or sold them to Food Lion
 
2022-10-05 9:37:33 AM  

Gordon Bennett: Driedsponge: In short....this blog sucks.

It does give me all the excuse that I need to post this to share. Which is nice.

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LOL!

Chuck-E Friend.....too funny.
 
2022-10-05 9:38:45 AM  

dionysusaur: There's a Piggly Wiggly in Yankeeland?
I thought they were all in the old (traitorous) South?


You caught them., there's not.
 
2022-10-05 9:40:14 AM  

hereinNC: Here in Raleigh we are hosting the battle of the big guys.  We have Wegmans, Publix, Harris Teeter, Food Lion, Lowes, and on the earthy crunch side, we have Whole Foods, Fresh Market, Trader Joes, Sprouts.  Then we have the German invasion of Aldi and Lidl.

We have no more Kroger's because they converted them all to Harris Teeter, or sold them to Food Lion


Trader Joes is also Aldi, ie. German.
 
2022-10-05 9:44:41 AM  
There are no Safeway stores in Florida and even when there were there weren't many of them.

Who TF came up with this "article"?!
 
2022-10-05 9:48:28 AM  

EasilyDistracted: Shop-Rite in NY?  We have one of those in a 50-mile radius and it's always filthy and empty.  In the meantime there are a half-dozen Wegmans' stores that are always packed.


Shop-rite is more a Jersey thing.  If you want to observe the finest specimens of the species Homo  Neander-Jerseysis, for some reason, walk into a Shop-rite in New Jersey.
 
2022-10-05 9:49:53 AM  

dionysusaur: ReapTheChaos: They must have intentionally wrote the definition of a grocery store to eliminate Walmart, because I'm pretty sure a company that accounts for more than 25% of all grocery revenues in the United States should have made the list.

Especially considering they count Meijer.


I am confused that Meijer (based in Michigan) is bigger than Kroger (based in Ohio) in Ohio.
 
2022-10-05 10:04:31 AM  
It's like a map of most "popular" cable internet providers. Who has the monopoly in your area? What a surprise! They're the most popular!
 
2022-10-05 10:11:26 AM  
NYS is not Wegmans? Bull. They even just opened at least one in Brooklyn.
 
2022-10-05 10:46:25 AM  

trerro: It's like a map of most "popular" cable internet providers. Who has the monopoly in your area? What a surprise! They're the most popular!


It seems to be even lazier than that, I think "Wise Voter" uses only a small pool of grocers. I live in ND and had to google if there were any Albertsons here. It turns out there is a single one in Williston, maybe the 5th largest city in the state.
 
2022-10-05 10:48:43 AM  
Your blog/attempt at trolling sucks. As an employee there, there is no farking way Sprouts is the most popular in Colorado! king Soopers (The Kroger in eastern Colorado) wins by far.
 
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