So what are the options for grocery shopping around here? I break it down like this. You have the following national chains:
There are 9 Walmart Supercenters in the Charleston, SC market. 1 Sam’s Club. 1 Costco. 1 Trader Joe’s. 1 Whole Foods. 4 Target stores with groceries.
Next you have the following regional chains: 14 Harris Teeter locations (now owned by Kroger) and 12 Publix stores. 1 Earth Fare.
And finally, the bottom of the barrel: 20 Bi-Lo locations, 15 Food Lion stores, 6 Piggly Wiggly supermarkets and 3 Save-A-Lot stores. Stepping into any of these stores is like taking a trip back in time to grocery merchandising in 1975. Dated store interiors, unimpressive produce, high prices and expired dairy products are the norm.
So what on Earth is a person to do? Where should you shop? How can someone trying to eat healthy on a budget survive?
It can be done. Keep reading.