Sound Off: Where Do You Buy Groceries?

With six Waldbaum's stores to close soon on Long Island, we are curious as to where you spend your supermarket dollars.

The parent company of Waldbaum's, an anchor in many Long Island towns for decades, Monday that six of the supermarket's locations on the island will close over the next few months. 

The stores, described as "underperforming" by parent company A&P, to shut down are located in West Babylon, Commack, Rockville Centre, East Islip, Huntington Station and Lake Ronkonkoma.

The news shakes up the ultra-competitive supermarket landscape in the region as shoppers continue the perpetual hunt for the best prices on their groceries. 

We want to hear from you. Where do you buy groceries? Is price the only factor in where you shop? Have you switched supermarkets in recent years? Tell us why. Vote in the poll below and share your thoughts in the comments. 

Gerimay January 12, 2012 at 10:05 PM
I do all my shopping at either Stop and Shop in Sayville or I get it delivered by their wonderful Peapod system. Either way it is Stop and Shop.
CJ January 15, 2012 at 05:08 PM
I agree. We DO need a Trader Joe's or Whole Foods closer. Traditional supermarket foods are old and just not healthy enough.
joan senator January 16, 2012 at 06:03 PM
I like Meat Farms for meat and produce. I shop King Kullen because they double $1.00 coupons and are in line with other markets, eg. S&S, Shoprite. Waldbaums and Pathmark, run by the smae co. are no cheaper, rundown and no service help..
joan senator January 16, 2012 at 06:05 PM
Whenever I am in need of decent frozen fish, meat and other staples, I run up to Trader Joes. I agree with all that we are not a poor neighborhood and would love to have them locate here, or in Sayville if that is more their demographic.
joan senator January 16, 2012 at 06:07 PM
p.s. I winter in Florida near a Walmart, and although don't shop there, I do notice that their food prices are not any cheaper than Publix and the place smells.


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