Ok, I’m asking for some serious advice here. We have always done our grocery shopping at Walmart. But when started trying to eat healthier at the beginning of this year, we started going to the Kroger in Cool Springs because they had a terrific selection of fruits and veggies. However, we have since moved to Smyrna, and the Kroger in Smyrna has a pretty rough selection of fruits and veggies…and very little of it is organic.
Another problem with Kroger in Smyrna is that they do not carry the big 5 lb. packages of chicken. We eat a lot of chicken, so I don’t like buying the little 1 lb. packages, which is all they carry. They also don’t carry the kind of cat food we buy for our cats, and the selection for toiletries is very limited. So when I say that we’ve been doing our shopping at Kroger, what I really should say is that we’ve been doing our weekend grocery shopping at Kroger and then spending the rest of the week running in and out of Walmart, Target, or Walgreens chasing down all the items we couldn’t buy at Kroger.
And I’ve had it. I’m frustrated and I’m tired of going to a billion different stores to get all my groceries. I want one-stop-shopping. And I want a good selection of everything I need. (I know, I know, I’m not asking for much). Walmart has everything I need (minus the good produce), but I don’t like the Walmart in Smyrna. It’s too far away from my house, considering that it takes about fifteen seconds to get to Kroger, Publix, or Target from my house. So I want to start doing my shopping at Target or Publix. But I’m wondering if the grass really is greener on the other side.
Any thoughts or advice about the quality, selection, and esp. the prices of Target, Publix, Kroger, and Walmart??