Talk:Grocery store

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edit·history·watch·refresh Stock post message.svg To-do list for Grocery store:
  • Add more information / examples of non-American grocery stores/supermarkets like Stop&Shop, Pathmark, Waldbaums?
  • More formal tone
  • Online groceries, possibly with a link to a seperate article. Businesses such as Homegrocer.com, netgrocer, and the new beta Amazon Groceries have no representation on wikipedia yet.

Bodega Redir[edit]

Why does "bodegas" redirect here, when the article fails to have the word bodega in it, even once? I was trying to figure out what a bodega is. This article does not help. Punkonjunk (talk) 18:17, 12 October 2012 (UTC)

Bodega is now WP:DISAMBIG with link to Convenience store. ~KvnG 23:13, 17 May 2013 (UTC)

Notable grocery stores[edit]

This list is very US-centered and contains virtually no grocery store companies from elsewhere. I think it would be a good idea to remove this list completely. HJV

No comments for five years. I think such poorly defined lists add little but clutter. Removed. --LPfi (talk) 11:17, 17 July 2012 (UTC)

The US store photos from the early 20th century are nice, but the couple of later photos are not representative of what a modern US grocery store looks like today. (wilke339) — Preceding unsigned comment added by 107.211.212.206 (talk) 13:30, 15 May 2013 (UTC)

Definition ??[edit]

The definition of a supermarket being bigger than a grocery store does not reflect common usage in the US (at least in the South). For example stores listed as "supermarket" in phone directories are usually of convenience store size. Grocery stores are usually operated by chains and are second in size only to hyper-markets. The definition used here is more common in Europe, where a "supermarket" is the equivalent of a US "grocerry store". (Clarifying that may keep a couple of people from nasty surprises when visiting the US and going shopping.) —Preceding unsigned comment added by 89.51.15.7 (talk) 01:06, 14 October 2007 (UTC)

I agree. Though Wikipedia is not a dictionary, the Grocery store article is presented in a confusing manner: one of the reasons I think a merge with Grocer would help readers. Meanwhile, the term 'supermarket' as far as I can tell, refers less to size than to its self-service approach, and this meaning seems to be universal across the English-speaking world. --Hroðulf (or Hrothulf) (Talk) 21:56, 14 October 2008 (UTC)
I would argue that supermarket tends to refer to both size and variety of goods. I think grocery store relates more to stores that sell just food, and a small amount of non-food items, wheras supermarkets offer a larger stock of things like cooking utensils. It could also be said that supermarkets have some service areas, such as delis, bakeries, butchers, etc. VivaLaPandaz (talk) 21:19, 30 April 2014 (UTC)

Reference #8?[edit]

What is it doing in the middle of nowhere???Killiondude (talk) 06:31, 14 October 2008 (UTC)

Well spotted! I removed the offending footnote today. --Hroðulf (or Hrothulf) (Talk) 21:50, 14 October 2008 (UTC)

Opening Line[edit]

The opening line is a bit lame IMO. sells food and other non-food items. Sounds a bit redundant doesn't it? --Rsrikanth05 (talk) 11:56, 28 April 2014 (UTC)

Well, it's better than just "sells items", because that would also cover every other type of shop. But good point. I've changed it to "primary sells food" and clarified the supermarket distinction. --McGeddon (talk) 12:16, 28 April 2014 (UTC)

Electronic or online shopping[edit]

I expanded that section a bit and added what I've found to be stores that are mentioned in articles. Also some sales figures. Perhaps an editor more familiar with European stores can expand on the European section of it. Not being in that area, I'm not familiar with popular ones. I tried to be as even-handed as possible without promoting Amazon or Walmart, but those appear to be the largest, as well as Peapod. Please clean it up if it isn't even, without it turning into just a list. Esoxidtalkcontribs 22:50, 28 April 2014 (UTC)