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  1. #1
    Julie Bove Guest

    Default Whole Foods today!

    The one in Lynnwood recently opened and man were they busy! My mom said she
    was pleased to see almost every customer reading the food labels. I pointed
    out to here that quite a few of the customers who shop in there have food
    allergies or celiac. I know because I see many people picking up the gluten
    free things and one lady was looking for the dairy free cheese just like I
    was. Oddly that was located not with the other cheeses but with the yogurt.

    My big mistake while I was in there was not paying much mind to the prices.
    I did pick up some pasta because it was at a very good price and was a good
    pasta. But I should have really paid attention to the prices of the other
    things. The end result was 4 bags, one which wasn't even full and the total
    was $165.00. I did not even purchase any meat unless you count the single
    serve chicken pot pie or the kid's snack that includes diced chicken or
    turkey (not sure which) cheese and think baby carrots. I did pick up two
    kinds of goat cheese which I didn't really want after I found the dairy free
    cheese but... I didn't want to have to trek all the way across the store to
    put it back. Those two cases are at the total opposite ends of the store.
    The reason I didn't see the dairy free stuff to begin with was that there
    was a man stocking stuff there and his big cart was smack in the way. They
    did seem to have to do a lot of stocking because the store was so busy.

    Daughter picked up three bags of rice chips that I'm sure were cheaper at
    any other store. And I was able to get the Newman's Own high protein
    pretzels that no other store seems to carry on a regular basis.

    We also got two cup salads that I will never buy again. For the price of
    those two I could make salad for 20 people or more!

    Next time I will be a lot more selective and stick to things like the vegan
    mac and cheese and the dairy free cheeses that I can't get elsewhere. Now
    that my daughter can have wheat there is far less need to shop there.



  2. #2
    Tommy Joe Guest

    Default Re: Whole Foods today!

    On Apr 1, 12:13*am, "Julie Bove" <julieb...@frontier.com> wrote:


    > The one in Lynnwood recently opened and man were they busy! *My mom said she
    > was pleased to see almost every customer reading the food labels. *I pointed
    > out to here that quite a few of the customers who shop in there have food
    > allergies or celiac. *I know because I see many people picking up the gluten
    > free things and one lady was looking for the dairy free cheese just like I
    > was. *Oddly that was located not with the other cheeses but with the yogurt.



    There is a Harris Teeter (great market) and a Whole Foods in
    the same area about a mile and a half from where I live. I walk there
    and back when I go. I am very selective with WFs. The olive bar is
    expensive, but I use that now and then. I get their brand of hummous,
    the best I've had not homemade. But sometimes I'll drift through the
    produce aisle, and what's funny is that sometimes certain items are
    actually less expensive than at the other market. I'm not a major
    comparison shopper, meaning I'm not going to go out of my way to save
    a dime - but I do notice prices - and it's funny how some stores get a
    reputation for being high priced when such is not always the case. I
    stay away from the supplement asiles, which I believe is where stores
    such as Whole Foods make the bulk of their money. Some people may
    need certain supplements, but for me the best supplement is a good
    diet of real food. Oh, I also sometimes stop at the nut bin (I steal
    - in a vague way - but it's still stealing) - I stop at the nut bin
    and put some $10 a pound walnuts in the bag, a small scoop, then cover
    them with 2 scoops of $6 a pound almonds. Sneaky.

    TJ

  3. #3
    Andy Guest

    Default Re: Whole Foods today!

    "Julie Bove" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > The one in Lynnwood recently opened and man were they busy! My mom
    > said she was pleased to see almost every customer reading the food
    > labels. I pointed out to here that quite a few of the customers who
    > shop in there have food allergies or celiac. I know because I see
    > many people picking up the gluten free things and one lady was looking
    > for the dairy free cheese just like I was. Oddly that was located not
    > with the other cheeses but with the yogurt.
    >
    > My big mistake while I was in there was not paying much mind to the
    > prices. I did pick up some pasta because it was at a very good price
    > and was a good pasta. But I should have really paid attention to the
    > prices of the other things. The end result was 4 bags, one which
    > wasn't even full and the total was $165.00. I did not even purchase
    > any meat unless you count the single serve chicken pot pie or the
    > kid's snack that includes diced chicken or turkey (not sure which)
    > cheese and think baby carrots. I did pick up two kinds of goat
    > cheese which I didn't really want after I found the dairy free cheese
    > but... I didn't want to have to trek all the way across the store to
    > put it back. Those two cases are at the total opposite ends of the
    > store. The reason I didn't see the dairy free stuff to begin with was
    > that there was a man stocking stuff there and his big cart was smack
    > in the way. They did seem to have to do a lot of stocking because the
    > store was so busy.
    >
    > Daughter picked up three bags of rice chips that I'm sure were cheaper
    > at any other store. And I was able to get the Newman's Own high
    > protein pretzels that no other store seems to carry on a regular
    > basis.
    >
    > We also got two cup salads that I will never buy again. For the price
    > of those two I could make salad for 20 people or more!
    >
    > Next time I will be a lot more selective and stick to things like the
    > vegan mac and cheese and the dairy free cheeses that I can't get
    > elsewhere. Now that my daughter can have wheat there is far less need
    > to shop there.



    The handful of times I shopped there, it appeared to me, a fashion show
    of women shoppers walking the aisles. More so than at my ACME. Just a
    personal observation, naturally.

    Andy

  4. #4
    James Silverton Guest

    Default Re: Whole Foods today!

    On 4/1/2012 6:37 AM, Andy wrote:
    > "Julie Bove"<[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> The one in Lynnwood recently opened and man were they busy! My mom
    >> said she was pleased to see almost every customer reading the food
    >> labels. I pointed out to here that quite a few of the customers who
    >> shop in there have food allergies or celiac. I know because I see
    >> many people picking up the gluten free things and one lady was looking
    >> for the dairy free cheese just like I was. Oddly that was located not
    >> with the other cheeses but with the yogurt.
    >>
    >> My big mistake while I was in there was not paying much mind to the
    >> prices. I did pick up some pasta because it was at a very good price
    >> and was a good pasta. But I should have really paid attention to the
    >> prices of the other things. The end result was 4 bags, one which
    >> wasn't even full and the total was $165.00. I did not even purchase
    >> any meat unless you count the single serve chicken pot pie or the
    >> kid's snack that includes diced chicken or turkey (not sure which)
    >> cheese and think baby carrots. I did pick up two kinds of goat
    >> cheese which I didn't really want after I found the dairy free cheese
    >> but... I didn't want to have to trek all the way across the store to
    >> put it back. Those two cases are at the total opposite ends of the
    >> store. The reason I didn't see the dairy free stuff to begin with was
    >> that there was a man stocking stuff there and his big cart was smack
    >> in the way. They did seem to have to do a lot of stocking because the
    >> store was so busy.
    >>
    >> Daughter picked up three bags of rice chips that I'm sure were cheaper
    >> at any other store. And I was able to get the Newman's Own high
    >> protein pretzels that no other store seems to carry on a regular
    >> basis.
    >>
    >> We also got two cup salads that I will never buy again. For the price
    >> of those two I could make salad for 20 people or more!
    >>
    >> Next time I will be a lot more selective and stick to things like the
    >> vegan mac and cheese and the dairy free cheeses that I can't get
    >> elsewhere. Now that my daughter can have wheat there is far less need
    >> to shop there.

    >
    >
    > The handful of times I shopped there, it appeared to me, a fashion show
    > of women shoppers walking the aisles. More so than at my ACME. Just a
    > personal observation, naturally.
    >
    > Andy


    As Consumer Reports has indicated Whole Foods is generally very good
    indeed and I agree but I also note that the magazine emphasizes their
    very high prices. In my area, they have moved to the lower level of an
    office building where one has to use garage parking instead of the
    convenient open strip-mall parking. I have only been to that store once
    since they moved as there is another store with better parking a little
    further away.

    --
    Jim Silverton (Potomac, MD)

    Extraneous "not" in Reply To.

  5. #5
    Nancy Young Guest

    Default Re: Whole Foods today!

    On 4/1/2012 8:33 AM, James Silverton wrote:

    > As Consumer Reports has indicated Whole Foods is generally very good
    > indeed and I agree but I also note that the magazine emphasizes their
    > very high prices. In my area, they have moved to the lower level of an
    > office building where one has to use garage parking instead of the
    > convenient open strip-mall parking. I have only been to that store once
    > since they moved as there is another store with better parking a little
    > further away.


    It made me laugh when Trader Joe's got the worst marks for parking.
    For some reason it's been mentioned here how hard it is to park at
    this location or another.

    Luckily the one near me has plenty of parking, but true enough,
    they had tried to open the store in a nearby town that has parking
    problems.

    nancy

  6. #6
    Andy Guest

    Default Re: Whole Foods today!

    James Silverton <[email protected]> wrote:

    > On 4/1/2012 6:37 AM, Andy wrote:
    >> "Julie Bove"<[email protected]> wrote:
    >>
    >>> The one in Lynnwood recently opened and man were they busy! My mom
    >>> said she was pleased to see almost every customer reading the food
    >>> labels. I pointed out to here that quite a few of the customers who
    >>> shop in there have food allergies or celiac. I know because I see
    >>> many people picking up the gluten free things and one lady was

    looking
    >>> for the dairy free cheese just like I was. Oddly that was located

    not
    >>> with the other cheeses but with the yogurt.
    >>>
    >>> My big mistake while I was in there was not paying much mind to the
    >>> prices. I did pick up some pasta because it was at a very good price
    >>> and was a good pasta. But I should have really paid attention to the
    >>> prices of the other things. The end result was 4 bags, one which
    >>> wasn't even full and the total was $165.00. I did not even purchase
    >>> any meat unless you count the single serve chicken pot pie or the
    >>> kid's snack that includes diced chicken or turkey (not sure which)
    >>> cheese and think baby carrots. I did pick up two kinds of goat
    >>> cheese which I didn't really want after I found the dairy free cheese
    >>> but... I didn't want to have to trek all the way across the store to
    >>> put it back. Those two cases are at the total opposite ends of the
    >>> store. The reason I didn't see the dairy free stuff to begin with was
    >>> that there was a man stocking stuff there and his big cart was smack
    >>> in the way. They did seem to have to do a lot of stocking because

    the
    >>> store was so busy.
    >>>
    >>> Daughter picked up three bags of rice chips that I'm sure were

    cheaper
    >>> at any other store. And I was able to get the Newman's Own high
    >>> protein pretzels that no other store seems to carry on a regular
    >>> basis.
    >>>
    >>> We also got two cup salads that I will never buy again. For the

    price
    >>> of those two I could make salad for 20 people or more!
    >>>
    >>> Next time I will be a lot more selective and stick to things like the
    >>> vegan mac and cheese and the dairy free cheeses that I can't get
    >>> elsewhere. Now that my daughter can have wheat there is far less

    need
    >>> to shop there.

    >>
    >>
    >> The handful of times I shopped there, it appeared to me, a fashion

    show
    >> of women shoppers walking the aisles. More so than at my ACME. Just a
    >> personal observation, naturally.
    >>
    >> Andy

    >
    > As Consumer Reports has indicated Whole Foods is generally very good
    > indeed and I agree but I also note that the magazine emphasizes their
    > very high prices. In my area, they have moved to the lower level of an
    > office building where one has to use garage parking instead of the
    > convenient open strip-mall parking. I have only been to that store once
    > since they moved as there is another store with better parking a little
    > further away.



    James,

    The Target store a town away has a ground level parking lot but, inside
    they have an escalator system for the people and another one for the
    shopping carts. A very smart shopping experience, I thought.

    Best,

    Andy

  7. #7
    James Silverton Guest

    Default Re: Whole Foods today!

    On 4/1/2012 8:33 AM, James Silverton wrote:
    > On 4/1/2012 6:37 AM, Andy wrote:
    >> "Julie Bove"<[email protected]> wrote:
    >>
    >>> The one in Lynnwood recently opened and man were they busy! My mom
    >>> said she was pleased to see almost every customer reading the food
    >>> labels. I pointed out to here that quite a few of the customers who
    >>> shop in there have food allergies or celiac. I know because I see
    >>> many people picking up the gluten free things and one lady was looking
    >>> for the dairy free cheese just like I was. Oddly that was located not
    >>> with the other cheeses but with the yogurt.
    >>>
    >>> My big mistake while I was in there was not paying much mind to the
    >>> prices. I did pick up some pasta because it was at a very good price
    >>> and was a good pasta. But I should have really paid attention to the
    >>> prices of the other things. The end result was 4 bags, one which
    >>> wasn't even full and the total was $165.00. I did not even purchase
    >>> any meat unless you count the single serve chicken pot pie or the
    >>> kid's snack that includes diced chicken or turkey (not sure which)
    >>> cheese and think baby carrots. I did pick up two kinds of goat
    >>> cheese which I didn't really want after I found the dairy free cheese
    >>> but... I didn't want to have to trek all the way across the store to
    >>> put it back. Those two cases are at the total opposite ends of the
    >>> store. The reason I didn't see the dairy free stuff to begin with was
    >>> that there was a man stocking stuff there and his big cart was smack
    >>> in the way. They did seem to have to do a lot of stocking because the
    >>> store was so busy.
    >>>
    >>> Daughter picked up three bags of rice chips that I'm sure were cheaper
    >>> at any other store. And I was able to get the Newman's Own high
    >>> protein pretzels that no other store seems to carry on a regular
    >>> basis.
    >>>
    >>> We also got two cup salads that I will never buy again. For the price
    >>> of those two I could make salad for 20 people or more!
    >>>
    >>> Next time I will be a lot more selective and stick to things like the
    >>> vegan mac and cheese and the dairy free cheeses that I can't get
    >>> elsewhere. Now that my daughter can have wheat there is far less need
    >>> to shop there.

    >>
    >>
    >> The handful of times I shopped there, it appeared to me, a fashion show
    >> of women shoppers walking the aisles. More so than at my ACME. Just a
    >> personal observation, naturally.
    >>
    >> Andy

    >
    > As Consumer Reports has indicated Whole Foods is generally very good
    > indeed and I agree but I also note that the magazine emphasizes their
    > very high prices. In my area, they have moved to the lower level of an
    > office building where one has to use garage parking instead of the
    > convenient open strip-mall parking. I have only been to that store once
    > since they moved as there is another store with better parking a little
    > further away.
    >

    My objection to garage parking for groceries is partly because of
    handling shopping carts and partly because it is difficult to actually
    see free spaces. The nearby town of Rockville has a Center that
    indicates how many spaces are actually open and I don't think Whole
    Foods does even that.

    --
    Jim Silverton (Potomac, MD)

    Extraneous "not" in Reply To.

  8. #8
    Gary Guest

    Default Re: Whole Foods today!

    Nancy Young wrote:
    >
    > On 4/1/2012 8:33 AM, James Silverton wrote:
    >
    > > As Consumer Reports has indicated Whole Foods is generally very good
    > > indeed and I agree but I also note that the magazine emphasizes their
    > > very high prices. In my area, they have moved to the lower level of an
    > > office building where one has to use garage parking instead of the
    > > convenient open strip-mall parking. I have only been to that store once
    > > since they moved as there is another store with better parking a little
    > > further away.

    >
    > It made me laugh when Trader Joe's got the worst marks for parking.
    > For some reason it's been mentioned here how hard it is to park at
    > this location or another.


    My local Trader Joe's got the *VERY WORST* marks for parking just this past
    week. It was all over the local news.

    Some woman parked there and went inside to shop. Shortly afterwards, her
    parked car caught on fire (electrical problem). People outside noticed the
    smoke but before anything could be done, her gas tank blew up and destroyed
    her car and 5 others. :-O Luckily, no one got hurt.

    Gary

  9. #9
    Bryan Guest

    Default Re: Whole Foods today!

    On Apr 1, 4:44*am, Tommy Joe <j...@bellsouth.net> wrote:
    > Oh, I also sometimes stop at the nut bin (I steal
    > - in a vague way - but it's still stealing) - I stop at the nut bin
    > and put some $10 a pound walnuts in the bag, a small scoop, then cover
    > them with 2 scoops of $6 a pound almonds. *Sneaky.


    So, you're a thieving piece of garbage. Nice to know.
    >
    > TJ


    --Bryan

  10. #10
    Nancy Young Guest

    Default Re: Whole Foods today!

    On 4/1/2012 9:18 AM, Gary wrote:
    > Nancy Young wrote:


    >> It made me laugh when Trader Joe's got the worst marks for parking.
    >> For some reason it's been mentioned here how hard it is to park at
    >> this location or another.

    >
    > My local Trader Joe's got the *VERY WORST* marks for parking just this past
    > week. It was all over the local news.
    >
    > Some woman parked there and went inside to shop. Shortly afterwards, her
    > parked car caught on fire (electrical problem). People outside noticed the
    > smoke but before anything could be done, her gas tank blew up and destroyed
    > her car and 5 others. :-O Luckily, no one got hurt.


    That *is* some bad parking. Heh. It happened to me once that a
    car next to mine was smoking just a little. I decided it wasn't
    just condensation and moved my car.

    Luckily it didn't blow up. The fire department arrived forthwith
    and only the smoking car was damaged.

    nancy

  11. #11
    spamtrap1888 Guest

    Default Re: Whole Foods today!

    On Apr 1, 7:08*am, Bryan <bryangsimm...@gmail.com> wrote:
    > On Apr 1, 4:44*am, Tommy Joe <j...@bellsouth.net> wrote:
    >
    > > Oh, I also sometimes stop at the nut bin (I steal
    > > - in a vague way - but it's still stealing) - I stop at the nut bin
    > > and put some $10 a pound walnuts in the bag, a small scoop, then cover
    > > them with 2 scoops of $6 a pound almonds. *Sneaky.

    >
    > So, you're a thieving piece of garbage. *Nice to know.
    >
    >
    >
    > > TJ

    >
    > --Bryan


    Do I believe this story? Last time I checked, almonds cost a lot more
    than walnuts.

  12. #12
    pavane Guest

    Default Re: Whole Foods today!

    Andy wrote:
    > James Silverton <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> On 4/1/2012 6:37 AM, Andy wrote:
    >>> "Julie Bove"<[email protected]> wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> The one in Lynnwood recently opened and man were they busy! My mom
    >>>> said she was pleased to see almost every customer reading the food
    >>>> labels. I pointed out to here that quite a few of the customers
    >>>> who shop in there have food allergies or celiac. I know because I
    >>>> see many people picking up the gluten free things and one lady was
    >>>> looking for the dairy free cheese just like I was. Oddly that was
    >>>> located not with the other cheeses but with the yogurt.
    >>>>
    >>>> My big mistake while I was in there was not paying much mind to the
    >>>> prices. I did pick up some pasta because it was at a very good
    >>>> price and was a good pasta. But I should have really paid
    >>>> attention to the prices of the other things. The end result was 4
    >>>> bags, one which wasn't even full and the total was $165.00. I did
    >>>> not even purchase any meat unless you count the single serve
    >>>> chicken pot pie or the kid's snack that includes diced chicken or
    >>>> turkey (not sure which) cheese and think baby carrots. I did
    >>>> pick up two kinds of goat cheese which I didn't really want after
    >>>> I found the dairy free cheese but... I didn't want to have to
    >>>> trek all the way across the store to put it back. Those two cases
    >>>> are at the total opposite ends of the store. The reason I didn't
    >>>> see the dairy free stuff to begin with was that there was a man
    >>>> stocking stuff there and his big cart was smack in the way. They
    >>>> did seem to have to do a lot of stocking because the store was so
    >>>> busy.
    >>>>
    >>>> Daughter picked up three bags of rice chips that I'm sure were
    >>>> cheaper at any other store. And I was able to get the Newman's
    >>>> Own high protein pretzels that no other store seems to carry on a
    >>>> regular basis.
    >>>>
    >>>> We also got two cup salads that I will never buy again. For the
    >>>> price of those two I could make salad for 20 people or more!
    >>>>
    >>>> Next time I will be a lot more selective and stick to things like
    >>>> the vegan mac and cheese and the dairy free cheeses that I can't
    >>>> get elsewhere. Now that my daughter can have wheat there is far
    >>>> less need to shop there.
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> The handful of times I shopped there, it appeared to me, a fashion
    >>> show of women shoppers walking the aisles. More so than at my ACME.
    >>> Just a personal observation, naturally.
    >>>
    >>> Andy

    >>
    >> As Consumer Reports has indicated Whole Foods is generally very good
    >> indeed and I agree but I also note that the magazine emphasizes their
    >> very high prices. In my area, they have moved to the lower level of
    >> an office building where one has to use garage parking instead of the
    >> convenient open strip-mall parking. I have only been to that store
    >> once since they moved as there is another store with better parking
    >> a little further away.

    >
    >
    > James,
    >
    > The Target store a town away has a ground level parking lot but,
    > inside they have an escalator system for the people and another one
    > for the shopping carts. A very smart shopping experience, I thought.


    It must be a model, Orlando has one of them also, only reversed with
    upper level parking and a ground-floor store. I enjoy watching silly
    parents letting their kids ride in the carts up the escalators. Speaking
    of potential lawsuits...

    pavane



  13. #13
    Mark Thorson Guest

    Default Re: Whole Foods today!

    Gary wrote:
    >
    > Nancy Young wrote:
    > >
    > > It made me laugh when Trader Joe's got the worst marks for parking.
    > > For some reason it's been mentioned here how hard it is to park at
    > > this location or another.

    >
    > My local Trader Joe's got the *VERY WORST* marks for parking just this past
    > week. It was all over the local news.


    That's got to be the one in far western
    San Jose, on De Anza Blvd. Could hardly
    be worse.
    j

  14. #14
    notbob Guest

    Default Re: Whole Foods today!

    On 2012-04-01, Mark Thorson <[email protected]> wrote:

    > That's got to be the one in far western
    > San Jose, on De Anza Blvd. Could hardly
    > be worse.


    Yeah, it could. Try the TJs in Pleasanton. People sometimes must
    circle the parking lot waiting for spaces to open up. It's such a
    small lot serving so many other businesses, the circling traffic often
    becomes gridlocked. It's horrible.

    nb

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  15. #15
    sf Guest

    Default Re: Whole Foods today!

    On Sat, 31 Mar 2012 21:13:32 -0700, "Julie Bove"
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    > The one in Lynnwood recently opened and man were they busy!


    I'm looking forward to having a WF within easy walking distance in a
    couple of months and that means a lot considering the cost of gas plus
    wear and tear on your car (in those crazy WF parking lots with way too
    narrow parking spaces).

    --
    Food is an important part of a balanced diet.

  16. #16
    Julie Bove Guest

    Default Re: Whole Foods today!


    "notbob" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > On 2012-04-01, Mark Thorson <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> That's got to be the one in far western
    >> San Jose, on De Anza Blvd. Could hardly
    >> be worse.

    >
    > Yeah, it could. Try the TJs in Pleasanton. People sometimes must
    > circle the parking lot waiting for spaces to open up. It's such a
    > small lot serving so many other businesses, the circling traffic often
    > becomes gridlocked. It's horrible.


    The one in Lynnwood is really bad and now even worse since the Hobby Lobby
    went in.



  17. #17
    Julie Bove Guest

    Default Re: Whole Foods today!


    "Andy" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]..
    > James Silverton <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> On 4/1/2012 6:37 AM, Andy wrote:
    >>> "Julie Bove"<[email protected]> wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> The one in Lynnwood recently opened and man were they busy! My mom
    >>>> said she was pleased to see almost every customer reading the food
    >>>> labels. I pointed out to here that quite a few of the customers who
    >>>> shop in there have food allergies or celiac. I know because I see
    >>>> many people picking up the gluten free things and one lady was

    > looking
    >>>> for the dairy free cheese just like I was. Oddly that was located

    > not
    >>>> with the other cheeses but with the yogurt.
    >>>>
    >>>> My big mistake while I was in there was not paying much mind to the
    >>>> prices. I did pick up some pasta because it was at a very good price
    >>>> and was a good pasta. But I should have really paid attention to the
    >>>> prices of the other things. The end result was 4 bags, one which
    >>>> wasn't even full and the total was $165.00. I did not even purchase
    >>>> any meat unless you count the single serve chicken pot pie or the
    >>>> kid's snack that includes diced chicken or turkey (not sure which)
    >>>> cheese and think baby carrots. I did pick up two kinds of goat
    >>>> cheese which I didn't really want after I found the dairy free cheese
    >>>> but... I didn't want to have to trek all the way across the store to
    >>>> put it back. Those two cases are at the total opposite ends of the
    >>>> store. The reason I didn't see the dairy free stuff to begin with was
    >>>> that there was a man stocking stuff there and his big cart was smack
    >>>> in the way. They did seem to have to do a lot of stocking because

    > the
    >>>> store was so busy.
    >>>>
    >>>> Daughter picked up three bags of rice chips that I'm sure were

    > cheaper
    >>>> at any other store. And I was able to get the Newman's Own high
    >>>> protein pretzels that no other store seems to carry on a regular
    >>>> basis.
    >>>>
    >>>> We also got two cup salads that I will never buy again. For the

    > price
    >>>> of those two I could make salad for 20 people or more!
    >>>>
    >>>> Next time I will be a lot more selective and stick to things like the
    >>>> vegan mac and cheese and the dairy free cheeses that I can't get
    >>>> elsewhere. Now that my daughter can have wheat there is far less

    > need
    >>>> to shop there.
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> The handful of times I shopped there, it appeared to me, a fashion

    > show
    >>> of women shoppers walking the aisles. More so than at my ACME. Just a
    >>> personal observation, naturally.
    >>>
    >>> Andy

    >>
    >> As Consumer Reports has indicated Whole Foods is generally very good
    >> indeed and I agree but I also note that the magazine emphasizes their
    >> very high prices. In my area, they have moved to the lower level of an
    >> office building where one has to use garage parking instead of the
    >> convenient open strip-mall parking. I have only been to that store once
    >> since they moved as there is another store with better parking a little
    >> further away.

    >
    >
    > James,
    >
    > The Target store a town away has a ground level parking lot but, inside
    > they have an escalator system for the people and another one for the
    > shopping carts. A very smart shopping experience, I thought.


    Cool!



  18. #18
    Cindy Fuller Guest

    Default Re: Whole Foods today!

    In article <jl9ki3$viu$[email protected]>,
    James Silverton <[email protected]> wrote:

    > >

    > My objection to garage parking for groceries is partly because of
    > handling shopping carts and partly because it is difficult to actually
    > see free spaces. The nearby town of Rockville has a Center that
    > indicates how many spaces are actually open and I don't think Whole
    > Foods does even that.


    The Whole Foods nearest us in Seattle has both surface and garage
    parking. The lot is always slammed, so I prefer the garage. For some
    reason, the Trader Joe's markets here have only garage parking and very
    narrow parking spaces. Only in America can a Ford Explorer be called a
    "compact car".

    Cindy

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  19. #19
    Julie Bove Guest

    Default Re: Whole Foods today!


    "Cindy Fuller" <cindy[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > In article <jl9ki3$viu$[email protected]>,
    > James Silverton <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> >

    >> My objection to garage parking for groceries is partly because of
    >> handling shopping carts and partly because it is difficult to actually
    >> see free spaces. The nearby town of Rockville has a Center that
    >> indicates how many spaces are actually open and I don't think Whole
    >> Foods does even that.

    >
    > The Whole Foods nearest us in Seattle has both surface and garage
    > parking. The lot is always slammed, so I prefer the garage. For some
    > reason, the Trader Joe's markets here have only garage parking and very
    > narrow parking spaces. Only in America can a Ford Explorer be called a
    > "compact car".


    What is it with all these compact spots? Here in Bothell the mini van is
    the big vehicle. Over half of the vehicles will be that. A large
    percentage of the others are trucks or SUVs. Rarely do you see a true
    compact car.

    I am soooo glad they redid the parking at Providence Hospital in Everett.
    Those spaces were so narrow that there was no way to get out of a car unless
    perhaps you were extremely underweight. You could get out the side of a van
    assuming it has the sliding doors. But not the front. We always parked on
    the roof and battled the elements just because we knew nobody else would
    park there.



  20. #20
    Tommy Joe Guest

    Default Re: Whole Foods today!

    On Apr 1, 6:37*am, Andy <a...@b.c> wrote:


    > The handful of times I shopped there, it appeared to me, a fashion show
    > of women shoppers walking the aisles. More so than at my ACME. Just a
    > personal observation, naturally.



    They walk around like zombies. The aisles are narrow, have you
    noticed that? Maybe the WFs are different town to town, I don't
    know. It's a yuppie parade - what I call the "I want to live forever
    crowd". I believe the zombified shoppers are the ones who live on
    supplements in lieu of actual food. I believe the supplements aisle
    is where the store makes most of it's money. And how about those $100
    piece of crap shoes they've got hanging in there? I use the place for
    only a select few items. I'm glad the place is there. But I have
    noticed that the shoppers are in a sort of trance as they waltz down
    the narrow aisles oblivious to traffic around them. They don't drive
    so well either.

    But I'm glad the store is there,
    TJ

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