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Wegmans Rates #1

Discussion in 'Area Restaurants, Dining and Food' started by Brit, Apr 11, 2009.

  1. Brit

    Brit New Member

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    Ranks 1 with Consumer Reports magazine:

    "The May issue of the magazine lists the ratings of 59 regional and national grocery chains from surveys of more than 30,000 shoppers collected from April 2007 to April 2008. Shoppers were asked to rate stores on service, the quality of produce and meats, and price and cleanliness. Wegmans was at the top of this list. (And speaking of Wegmans, the Leesburg store is set to open Nov. 8."

    http://loudounextra.washingtonpost.com/blogs/living-loco/2009/apr/09/wegmans-gets-no-1-rating/
     
  2. Chsalas

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    not surprising, I've always been pretty happy with them.
     
  3. redon1

    redon1 aka Aphioni

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  4. Brit

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    Nice post and spot on. I work from home and shop at Wegmans Fri AM. They have an excellent international foods section too and the only place in the country I know where you can get Heinz Baked Beans for the same price as they are back home.
     
  5. Brassy

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    Hey Brit! I favor Fortnum & Mason teas , which I can only get online through the USA site. My absolute favorite strawberry preserves are Wilkin & Sons Tiptree Little Scarlett. YUMMY..I purchase that at Harris Teeter, in the normal jam and preserves section.
     
  6. Brit

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    Fine taste in teas indeed! I used to make do with PG Tips from Wegmans but they are nearly $7 a box now, so I stick with Tetley's British Blend.

    The other great store for British food is World Market, although pricey. Then their is the ultimate - The British Pantry on route 50.
     
  7. StevieD

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    Have you been there lately? Unfortunately, the British Pantry has basically discontinued their British food items. They still have a small amount of remaining stock, but it looks like they are converting to just a nick-nack gift shop (although they still have the tea shop for afternoon tea).

    Too bad - it was the closest place I knew of to get Walkers Crisps (although they were pricey at $1.20 a bag!). If anyone knows of any other place to get Walkers Crisps within a reasonable drive, let me know!
     
  8. Brit

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    Haven't been there for a long time, and to be honest it was so expensive I tended just to browse and drool! The tea shop was nice though.

    Walker's Crisps - :conf2: Good question. I don't think I've seen them anywhere else. I'm off to the UK next week, stock up on Monster Munch. :devil2:
     
  9. Inverness

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    Yes, just dropped by the British Pantry last week. Very disappointing. The cupboards are bare. They no longer carry beer, and the candy selection is near gone. They have very few items for sale, but it seems as though the tea room is doing well. I was told they are under "new ownership" and that she is keeping a light inventory due to the economy. Sadly, I won't be returning. I ended up at World Market to get the needed items. I did love the Pantry!:(
     
  10. redon1

    redon1 aka Aphioni

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    how do you think Wegman's selection of British items stacks up...?
     
  11. Brit

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    Ok. Getting better. They seem to stock a lot of what I would consider "giftable" higher end British food alongside the basics - PG Tips, Baked Beans, Marmalade, confectionary, biscuits, etc.

    It is far cheaper that Harris Teeter's selection and is a more extensive range.

    I always stop by the aisle to see what's new. They also sell British favorites in the "European" aisle. I found Milky Bars in the German section - but I shall not be hoodwinked next time, now I know where they are kept! :happygrin:
     
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    Hi Brit.
    The SuperG next to Home Depot has a very tiny British selection..they did have Mars Bars. It may be worth talking to the management at SuperG and Weggies to source things you are looking for.



     
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    This is pathetic that I am excited about this, but wegmans has NEW carts! They are cute. I can only imagine how much they paid. And I did not see any reason why the old ones were in need of replacement. Anway...carry on about the British food selection :)
     
  14. redon1

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    ANOTHER reason Wegmans is #1- i got home and realized that i was missing a bag with about $20 worth of stuff in it. I called and asked if they might be able to check the register where i checked out to see if i left the items there, that i had to receipt to point out exactly what was missing. They said no worries- just bring the receipt by tomorrow and they will either refund the cost of the missing items or let me just pick up what i am missing.

    what an honorable store to trust their customers and treat them with respect! BRAVO Weggies!!!!:bow:
     
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    Reason why I don't like Wegmans - they don't take back unused wine! I bought too much wine for a party (a whole case worth) and they said they don't take back wine (unless it's bad). They'll exchange beer though. Note to self - buy everything from Costco next time. They took back EVERYTHING.
     
  16. redon1

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    unused WINE?!?!? what the heck... never heard such a foreign phrase... :conf3:

    liebling, luftinarr- i am closer than both Wegmans and Costco and will take your unused wine off your hands- no questions asked... lol

    no- no, don't thank me. it's simply what friends (and Wineaux) do!
     
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    The new carts take up much less space (double decker baskets versus one long basket) which means less congestion in the aisles.
     
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    Are they like the ones at Bloom & Safeway?
     
  19. redon1

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    yup. the smaller ones are. i like those, not a BIG fan of the larger carts, but i wasn't a fan of standard shopoping carts either, so it's just a matter of adjusting to change.
     
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    I like Wegman's again. I went back yesterday to ask them to extend a goodwill gesture since my boss dropped just about $1K at Wegmans for a party and the customer service girl said, "no problem! we take back unused wine with a receipt." Apparently the woman I spoke with the other day was not aware of this new policy (it's been in effect for a while). I was so relieved! They took back everything! :happygrin:
     

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