Albertson's

★★☆☆☆

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Until recently, this Albertson's used to be the only grocery store for some miles. The prices were terrible. Now that we have a "Fresh and Easy" store in competition, Albertson's has dropped a lot of its prices. But, unlike Fresh and Easy where I can run in and get something quickly, there is no such thing as getting something quickly at Albertsons. The check-out lines are always long, and the self-service chechouts are so quirky and slow that unless you just one one or two items they takes forever to use.

And, the trashy magazines that Albertson's displays at the registers are insulting, embarrassing and certainly not for children! Fresh and Easy doesn't have that stuff on display.

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★★☆☆☆

Until recently, this Albertson's used to be the only grocery store for some miles. The prices were terrible. Now that we have a "Fresh and Easy" store in competition, Albertson's has dropped a lot of its prices. But, unlike Fresh and Easy where I can run in and get something quickly, there is no such thing as getting something quickly at Albertsons. The check-out lines are always long, and the self-service chechouts are so quirky and slow that unless you just one one or two items they takes forever to use.

And, the trashy magazines that Albertson's displays at the registers are insulting, embarrassing and certainly not for children! Fresh and Easy doesn't have that stuff on display.

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You can easily save a lot of money here when they have sales. For instance, they had a 10 for $20 sale on cereal for a couple of weeks, during which we bought, well, a lot of boxes. Stock-up sales like these are great. Otherwise, prices are a bit high. They also don't have a lot of selection in, say, the pasta department. I've also been unable to find the tea I like here.
They have a good meal deal here of chicken, a side, and hawaiian bread. Another good aspect of the store is that at 4 pm they bring out fresh French bread, still hot from the oven.
Produce is mixed. Usually the veggies are good but the fruit tends to overripeness. Also, the scales are wrong. A pineapple that weighed 2 lbs at the produce scale weighed 5 1/2 at checkout.
Customer service varies. Sometimes the cashiers are conscientious, making sure you remember your Albertson's card, etc. Other ones don't ask if you are a member and tell you to go to other registers only to reopen a second later.

PROS: Free cookies for kids
CONS: varied selection and uneven service

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★★★★☆

You can easily save a lot of money here when they have sales. For instance, they had a 10 for $20 sale on cereal for a couple of weeks, during which we bought, well, a lot of boxes. Stock-up sales like these are great. Otherwise, prices are a bit high. They also don't have a lot of selection in, say, the pasta department. I've also been unable to find the tea I like here.
They have a good meal deal here of chicken, a side, and hawaiian bread. Another good aspect of the store is that at 4 pm they bring out fresh French bread, still hot from the oven.
Produce is mixed. Usually the veggies are good but the fruit tends to overripeness. Also, the scales are wrong. A pineapple that weighed 2 lbs at the produce scale weighed 5 1/2 at checkout.
Customer service varies. Sometimes the cashiers are conscientious, making sure you remember your Albertson's card, etc. Other ones don't ask if you are a member and tell you to go to other registers only to reopen a second later.

PROS: Free cookies for kids
CONS: varied selection and uneven service

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I will not go back here, have been several times and kept getting annoyed at the lack of service, and he inadequate staffing at the checkout registers. There is no "take a number" system in place at the deli either, so people just wait and wait . I even tried self check out, and this was a pain in the neck - requiring a staff member still to help me with the computer. Who has time for such nonsense - I go to Vons instead even though its a bit farther.

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I will not go back here, have been several times and kept getting annoyed at the lack of service, and he inadequate staffing at the checkout registers. There is no "take a number" system in place at the deli either, so people just wait and wait . I even tried self check out, and this was a pain in the neck - requiring a staff member still to help me with the computer. Who has time for such nonsense - I go to Vons instead even though its a bit farther.

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