We tried out a new store Saturday because we had a coupon, just to see how it was. It is called "Good Sense" and is located right next to our Giant Eagle. Our first impression of it was that it was like a large Aldis. I felt like I was in a warehouse rather than a retail store. Customers have to bag their own groceries and buy bags. Fortunately, we did not have to do that because we have boxes in the car to hold the groceries so we just wheeled them out in the cart unbagged. Some prices were lower than Giant Eagle's.
Then we went to Giant Eagle to finish our shopping and when we got to the checkout, we remarked about trying out Good Cents and saying Giant Eagle didn't have anything to worry about. The cashier told us that Giant Eagle owns Good Cents and any coupons for Good Cents are also good at Giant Eagle! She said they moved in right next door to keep the competition from locating there.
I don't see why a competitor would choose to move right next to a well-established Giant Eagle anyway. It really seemed a bit silly to me for Giant Eagle to do that. What do you think?
Hovering Close to the Source
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