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Does anyone know the difference between Publix and Winn-Dixie?

 
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Does anyone know the difference between Publix and Winn-Dixie?
I'm confused.

I've gone into a new Publix twice. Both times it looked like a Winn-Dixie to me. I'm thoroughly confused in there and doubt that I'll go back, even though it's closer.

I think Southerners can relate to this?
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Re: Does anyone know the difference between Publix and Winn-Dixie?
Never been to Publix and the closest Winn-Dixie was bought out years ago.
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Re: Does anyone know the difference between Publix and Winn-Dixie?
eh - they're both here, winn-dixie uses 'cards' for the best price.
publix does not. other than that - dunno.
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Re: Does anyone know the difference between Publix and Winn-Dixie?
Never been to Publix and the closest Winn-Dixie was bought out years ago.
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Thanks, MO. I'm not sure what to think. I think I'll go to the old one until they tear that down, too.
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Re: Does anyone know the difference between Publix and Winn-Dixie?
I'm confused.

I've gone into a new Publix twice. Both times it looked like a Winn-Dixie to me. I'm thoroughly confused in there and doubt that I'll go back, even though it's closer.

I think Southerners can relate to this?
 Quoting: C. 200519

If that's all you have to think about, WOW.
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Re: Does anyone know the difference between Publix and Winn-Dixie?
eh - they're both here, winn-dixie uses 'cards' for the best price.
publix does not. other than that - dunno.
 Quoting: DanG 164315



Seriously, don't you think Publix is just a little cleaner and nicer?
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Re: Does anyone know the difference between Publix and Winn-Dixie?
I'm confused.

I've gone into a new Publix twice. Both times it looked like a Winn-Dixie to me. I'm thoroughly confused in there and doubt that I'll go back, even though it's closer.

I think Southerners can relate to this?

If that's all you have to think about, WOW.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 160399



I wish.

I just know that this is a good way to get some input.

People are relatively candid about these sort of things here.

Which is good.
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Re: Does anyone know the difference between Publix and Winn-Dixie?
I dunno. I guess the size of it is more what I have a problem with.

I'll drive a few more miles and avoid the store that is too huge to find anything in. I'm not a shopper.
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Re: Does anyone know the difference between Publix and Winn-Dixie?
Publix has better service, better stuff, and higher prices. WD has less than great service, sometimes they do not turn over stuff fast enough, and the prices are lower. WD has been note ot have good meats but maybe that has changed. Walmart has kicked WD's butt because they were in the same market but PUblix has not been effected by Walmart since they are more upscale. Im in jacksonville, where WD is headquartered and there are lots of Publix and Walmart stores here as well...
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Re: Does anyone know the difference between Publix and Winn-Dixie?
Publix has better service, better stuff, and higher prices. WD has less than great service, sometimes they do not turn over stuff fast enough, and the prices are lower. WD has been note ot have good meats but maybe that has changed. Walmart has kicked WD's butt because they were in the same market but PUblix has not been effected by Walmart since they are more upscale. Im in jacksonville, where WD is headquartered and there are lots of Publix and Walmart stores here as well...
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 136632



Holy Cow, Batman!

You sound like maybe you know.

I just don't like Winn Dixie. I have a mental block against it for some reason.

Oh, and by the way, I refuse to enter Walmart.

Rock on AC, thanks for the info.
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teh piggly
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teh piggly
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Piggly Wiggly's are all gone.
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For anyone who doesn't get it, lol:

[link to www.pigglywiggly.com]
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teh piggly



Piggly Wiggly's are all gone.
 Quoting: C. 200519



Nope... not all of them. There are two I know of in Denton, TX. They are like the real old school supermarkets I remember when I was a kid. There is something rather unstable about buying pork chops from a store with a cartoon pig mascot.

When I was a teenager I bagged groceries at a Winn-Dixie in a small Oklahoma town. This is rather moronic but I used find it so amusing that the Winn-Dixie slogan at the time "The Beef People"... and then I thought since I was an employee then that made me a Beef Person. Ha! Yeah, I know; I'm a moron... but funny to a zit faced 16 year trying to figure out how to score some beer and checking out girls in the produce section.
"I'm digging to the bottom of the rabbit hole, Ray."
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teh piggly



Piggly Wiggly's are all gone.



Nope... not all of them. There are two I know of in Denton, TX. They are like the real old school supermarkets I remember when I was a kid. There is something rather unstable about buying pork chops from a store with a cartoon pig mascot.

When I was a teenager I bagged groceries at a Winn-Dixie in a small Oklahoma town. This is rather moronic but I used find it so amusing that the Winn-Dixie slogan at the time "The Beef People"... and then I thought since I was an employee then that made me a Beef Person. Ha! Yeah, I know; I'm a moron... but funny to a zit faced 16 year trying to figure out how to score some beer and checking out girls in the produce section.
 Quoting: Terrier



Hey Terrier,

High five!
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Re: Does anyone know the difference between Publix and Winn-Dixie?
Publix is the store full of shoppers. Winn Dixie is the one where you have the aisles all to yourself, and they still take forever to check you out.
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Re: Does anyone know the difference between Publix and Winn-Dixie?
Publix is the store full of shoppers. Winn Dixie is the one where you have the aisles all to yourself, and they still take forever to check you out.
 Quoting: AC 160123



Yeah, but I was in a Publix that looked like a f***ing Winn Dixie. It was weird.
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teh piggly



Piggly Wiggly's are all gone.
 Quoting: C. 200519

Except in nowhere backwaters.

Yeah, but I was in a Publix that looked like a f***ing Winn Dixie. It was weird.
Ugh. It's a marketing thing. Stores are arranged in a manner that forces people to go through the most stuff to get what they are really after, so stores will mirror each other.
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teh piggly



Piggly Wiggly's are all gone.

Except in nowhere backwaters.

Yeah, but I was in a Publix that looked like a f***ing Winn Dixie. It was weird.
Ugh. It's a marketing thing. Stores are arranged in a manner that forces people to go through the most stuff to get what they are really after, so stores will mirror each other.
 Quoting: Bob the Monkey



They are still operating business?








Where in the world do you live?
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Re: Does anyone know the difference between Publix and Winn-Dixie?
I would tend to think Piggly Wiggly's would be in backwaters but Denton, TX is on the northern end of the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex; has close to 100,000 population in it's own right and has 2 universities. So it's not your typical backwater, one stop sign town that I would tend to think of when thinking of Piggly Wiggly.

We don't have any Publix around here. We do have Kroger, WalMart, Tom Thumb and Albertson's. I generally prefer Kroger. Don't know why... they just seem the best.
"I'm digging to the bottom of the rabbit hole, Ray."
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High five, C!
"I'm digging to the bottom of the rabbit hole, Ray."
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High five, C!
 Quoting: Terrier


LOL....

Thanks, but I almost forgot what I was talking about.














Just Kidding....

I still like Publix over Winn-Dixie. And that's the truth.
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yeah - Publix 'feels' better...
like Target feels better than walmurt
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yeah - Publix 'feels' better...
like Target feels better than walmurt
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Lol, right.

It's not nasty.

Or, at least, not as nasty.
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Re: Does anyone know the difference between Publix and Winn-Dixie?
I would tend to think Piggly Wiggly's would be in backwaters but Denton, TX is on the northern end of the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex; has close to 100,000 population in it's own right and has 2 universities. So it's not your typical backwater, one stop sign town that I would tend to think of when thinking of Piggly Wiggly.

We don't have any Publix around here. We do have Kroger, WalMart, Tom Thumb and Albertson's. I generally prefer Kroger. Don't know why... they just seem the best.
 Quoting: Terrier


What? No Brookshires?

Oh I forgot...Denton is too big to have a Brookshires.

BTW, Winn Dixie is only in Georgia, Florida, Louisiana, Alabama and Mississippi. They've shrunk considerably over the years. There used to be Winn Dixie stores in Texas.

Publix is in Georgia, Florida, Alabama, South Carolina and Tennessee.

As for store cleanliness...in Savannah, GA that is, the sole Publix and the newer Kroger were probably the best. The other stores were rather shabby.
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Re: Does anyone know the difference between Publix and Winn-Dixie?
I would tend to think Piggly Wiggly's would be in backwaters but Denton, TX is on the northern end of the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex; has close to 100,000 population in it's own right and has 2 universities. So it's not your typical backwater, one stop sign town that I would tend to think of when thinking of Piggly Wiggly.

We don't have any Publix around here. We do have Kroger, WalMart, Tom Thumb and Albertson's. I generally prefer Kroger. Don't know why... they just seem the best.


What? No Brookshires?

Oh I forgot...Denton is too big to have a Brookshires.

BTW, Winn Dixie is only in Georgia, Florida, Louisiana, Alabama and Mississippi. They've shrunk considerably over the years. There used to be Winn Dixie stores in Texas.

Publix is in Georgia, Florida, Alabama, South Carolina and Tennessee.

As for store cleanliness...in Savannah, GA that is, the sole Publix and the newer Kroger were probably the best. The other stores were rather shabby.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 197259



Oh, you're right. We used to have a Winn Dixie but Brookshire's bought them out. So we have a Brookshire's but I've never been in it. I forgot they just built a big Super Target next to the big Wal-Mart Supercenter. Plus, like I said we have the two ancient Piggly Wiggly's. Walking into those stores is like something from the 1950's or something. They are pretty tiny and they just smell kind of weird, y'know. Kind of like how church has a certain smell... well, Piggly Wiggly's smell like grocery store. The Kroger's and Target's and etc. don't have that smell.
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Re: Does anyone know the difference between Publix and Winn-Dixie?
I would tend to think Piggly Wiggly's would be in backwaters but Denton, TX is on the northern end of the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex; has close to 100,000 population in it's own right and has 2 universities. So it's not your typical backwater, one stop sign town that I would tend to think of when thinking of Piggly Wiggly.

We don't have any Publix around here. We do have Kroger, WalMart, Tom Thumb and Albertson's. I generally prefer Kroger. Don't know why... they just seem the best.


What? No Brookshires?

Oh I forgot...Denton is too big to have a Brookshires.

BTW, Winn Dixie is only in Georgia, Florida, Louisiana, Alabama and Mississippi. They've shrunk considerably over the years. There used to be Winn Dixie stores in Texas.

Publix is in Georgia, Florida, Alabama, South Carolina and Tennessee.

As for store cleanliness...in Savannah, GA that is, the sole Publix and the newer Kroger were probably the best. The other stores were rather shabby.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 197259



ooops, I had a bad experience in Georgia.

It involved a ten foot tall Sheriff and his deputy.

It was also a hundred years ago, lol
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Re: Does anyone know the difference between Publix and Winn-Dixie?
I would tend to think Piggly Wiggly's would be in backwaters but Denton, TX is on the northern end of the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex; has close to 100,000 population in it's own right and has 2 universities. So it's not your typical backwater, one stop sign town that I would tend to think of when thinking of Piggly Wiggly.

We don't have any Publix around here. We do have Kroger, WalMart, Tom Thumb and Albertson's. I generally prefer Kroger. Don't know why... they just seem the best.


What? No Brookshires?

Oh I forgot...Denton is too big to have a Brookshires.

BTW, Winn Dixie is only in Georgia, Florida, Louisiana, Alabama and Mississippi. They've shrunk considerably over the years. There used to be Winn Dixie stores in Texas.

Publix is in Georgia, Florida, Alabama, South Carolina and Tennessee.

As for store cleanliness...in Savannah, GA that is, the sole Publix and the newer Kroger were probably the best. The other stores were rather shabby.



Oh, you're right. We used to have a Winn Dixie but Brookshire's bought them out. So we have a Brookshire's but I've never been in it. I forgot they just built a big Super Target next to the big Wal-Mart Supercenter. Plus, like I said we have the two ancient Piggly Wiggly's. Walking into those stores is like something from the 1950's or something. They are pretty tiny and they just smell kind of weird, y'know. Kind of like how church has a certain smell... well, Piggly Wiggly's smell like grocery store. The Kroger's and Target's and etc. don't have that smell.
 Quoting: Terrier


Could be worse...here there's only a Brookshires and a Walmart. Have to drive 11 miles to get to a Kroger or Albertsons (which probably won't be around much longer).
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I've never heard of Brookshire's, but I feel your pain

No one gets it,

Right?
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Re: Does anyone know the difference between Publix and Winn-Dixie?
If anyone cares, here's my personal ranking of grocery stores within 10 miles of my home:

1. Kroger (there are 2 new Signature Kroger's in Denton. Both real nice; wide aisles; clean; awesome selection of strange and unique items)

2. Albertson's (I don't really like it that much but it's a couple miles closer)

3. Super Target (it's a brand new store and the weird ass neon everywhere almost sends me into acid flashbacks when I go there. Go for the groceries; stay for the psychadelia)

4. Piggly Wiggly - it's weird but better than the hell that is Wal Mart Supercenter.

5. Tom Thumb - there actually isn't a Tom Thumb in Denton propoer but there is one a few miles away on my way to work. These people freak me out because after they take my debit card they always address me by my name. "Have a great day, Mr. X!" Bastards.

6. Wal-Mart Supercenter - There is so much wrong with WalMart but not even dealing with their corporate philosophy this place just sucks. Everytime you go there the big ass parking lot is totally full, the aisles are way too narrow and there is always some asshole stopped right in front of you blocking the entire aisle. They have no real butchers, all of the meat is prepackaged and most of the time I think it smells a bit weird. Double negative thumbs down.

This concludes Terrier's guide to grocery shopping near Denton, TX.
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Publix cleans their floors.


I thought Winn Dixie went into bankruptcy and went out of business a few years ago. The certainly closed a lot of stores.
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