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    Quote Originally Posted by Rich Dahl View Post
    Exactly! That's why I make my own bread, bacon, sausage and cook with fresh ingredients as much as I can so I know what's in what I'm eating.
    I looked at a loaf of bread at the Wal Mart bakery and there was 27 ingredients listed about 50% of which I couldn't even pronounce. Bet that loaf had a 200 year shelf life.
    Again check out the link I gave you. And yeah buying food at Walmart just don't cut it for me either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LMichaels View Post
    Again check out the link I gave you. And yeah buying food at Walmart just don't cut it for me either.
    I'm quite familiar with La Brea Bakery their products are available in both Fry's and Safeway here in town. I've tried a few and they were okay, but I still prefer making my own breads.
    As far as Walmart goes we just get canned goods and dry goods and booze from them as their prices are lower than the chain stores for those items unless the chain stores have a sale going. What's nice is that Fry's, Walmart and Safeway are all within a quarter mile of one another so we don't have to drive all over town.
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    Ahh you're lucky. We have to chase around all over the darn place. I don't have a "go to" store that carries products I want (even if I have to pay a little more). I have to run to Aldi's, and Sam's, chain called Schnuk's and a northern IL only chain called Valli's and sometimes the local meat cutter shop so there are times I have to spend hours trying to get what I need for a couple days worth. In Chicago area there is a Kroger owned chain called Mariano's which if I had one here could serve as that "one stop" shop for 90% of my needs

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    Barb and I really like fry's (Kroger) it's a huge store and if I'm looking for something out of the ordinary I go there first and their meat department is always well stocked and it's as close to a butcher shop that we have around here. I can get special cuts or roasts ground. Always a couple of butchers to get what you need.
    It's funny you mention Sam's, they closed down the one we had here a month or so ago, now you can't find a parking spot at Costco because all the Sam's members are going there now.
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    Oh yeah. They've closed a bunch of them here in IL. It seems just about anywhere there is a Costco Sam's is shutting down. I do have to say also if we had a Costco and my Sam's shut down I would not shed a tear. Though I have noticed in my last visit at my local Sam's they seem to be moving more "upscale" in the way they're making the store look. But I truly wish we had a Costco here (or at the least a truly good grocery store)

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    When we moved back here from Laughlin Nev. which only had a Sam's club I was so glad to get back to Costco. Did not care for Sam's at all.

    The problem now is that Costco is overwhelmed now that Sam's closed and the three other stores Wally's, Fry's and Safeway are super busy all the time. Wally's is hit or miss in their grocery department if they will have in stock what you need, lots of vacant shelf's. Lots of people constantly restocking
    On top of that besides Phoenix we are the fastest growing town in AZ. In the next couple of years their building 3500 new homes near us and the other city which is Prescott that is right next to us has plans for 6000 more homes. They built 45 new homes in our little development and all were sold before they were even finished.
    That's about 30,000 more people.
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