09 July 2013
The New Kroger
Several years ago Wegman's opened a store in Virginia in what was a gigantic open field. I arranged to spend the night at my friend Ann's who lived just a short drive from that field, to go to the Wegman's opening. I wanted to leave the house at 7:30 A.M. Ann, not believing in the power of the grocery store, thought that was stupid. At about 10:00 A.M. we headed off to the Wegman's. About three miles from the new Wegman's, traffic stopped. Literally stopped. By 11:00 we had made it to the parking lot. There one would simply wait until a car pulled out and then park there, no matter where "there' was. The gigantic field is now a bustling metropolis.
That is a long story to tell you that Kroger just bought Harris Teeter. Harris Teeter is a good old Southern grocery. That meant that one could go into almost any Harris Teeter and find Tab and Durkee's mayo. There is no Tab at my Kroger, though they do occasionally have Duke's mayo. Oh well.