Kroger. Hands Down. But only recently, and only because of all the changes they have made in the last year. True, Publix has a prettier store. It has wider isles, it has more check-out lanes open, and it has a newer building. But Kroger has the food that I am looking for, and has it basically in one easy-to-find area, and it's also a fair bit cheaper. Due to the piles of research that I read every day on nutrition and science and disease prevention and general wellness, I have stopped buying the packaged convenience foods that have too many preservatives, etc, and I am buying a lot more organic products. You can't find them easily in Publix, and when you do, there aren't as many of them. Kroger's large organic and "healthier options" section has everything in one spot. Their selection of organic vegetables and fruits (while not up to whole foods of course) is better too. Everyone knows that the wine section at Kroger is one of the best in town, and that used to be the only thing that would get me there. Then Publix stopped carrying Justin's Almond Butter, and that was the beginning of the end for my Publix shopping. I could not buy one single small container of all natural, lowfat organic yogurt at all in Publix, of any brand. I found that really surprising. Kroger offers much better sprouted frozen breads too. So I have given up my need for shopping at a prettier store in exchange for bringing home better products, and it saves me money too. That is my two cents. Thanks Kroger!
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