>Hehehehehe - ShopRite is also PriceRite here in RI.
>And PriceRite's are usually pretty horrid stores except for the one near
>me. They got what used to be a Shaw's store - so they expanded the
>selection of produce, have a small bake shop, and it's cleaner and
>better lit than most of the other stores.
I have one of each near me.
PriceRite- No frills [no bags-no checks-no 'loyalty cards'] Great
sales on things like bags of chicken, cheap beef, carrots, potatoes,
plantains. . . found about 8 miles from me in a decidedly 'low
rent' area-- Caters to Hispanics and has the best prices on beans,
coconut milk, rice and some PriceRite brand stuff. Not a lot of
selection- but all the essentials. Their produce is usually pretty
good- don't go there on the first 10 days of the month.
The staff is some of the most helpful friendly folks I've seen in any
ShopRite- I go past one on the way to PriceRite. It has been open for
a year. They bought a failing mall in an upscale 'burb and created a
'super' store. It even has special parking with free electricity
for your electric car. I've been in it twice. They are the
epitome of what's wrong with grocery stores today, IMO. 25
different kinds of canned peas- aisles too narrow to pass 3 carts.
Super sales if you use their loyalty card-- but expensive if you
don't. Most of the sales are on already overpriced meats and
They hired much of their floor staff straight off the unemployment
line [and made a big deal of how they were helping the community]- and
it had predictable results. There were few ''shining stars' in that
first batch-- and they have replaced most of them with a new batch. I
don't know where from, or how the new kids worked out.
For my money- I'll take the no-frills PriceRite over our ShopRite--
but ShopRite seems to keep their parking lot filled-- so more power to