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  • Post #481 - May 2nd, 2019, 7:10 pm
    Post #481 - May 2nd, 2019, 7:10 pm Post #481 - May 2nd, 2019, 7:10 pm
    Ronnie,

    I would not return the nuts. I know that the money is not the issue, but making a point to the store is the issue. If this was the Mariano’s headed up by Bob Mariano, I would absolutely return the nuts and write them. Bob Mariano cared.

    Kroger does not care. Your effort to return the nuts will not accomplish anything.
  • Post #482 - May 5th, 2019, 11:01 am
    Post #482 - May 5th, 2019, 11:01 am Post #482 - May 5th, 2019, 11:01 am
    lougord99 wrote:Ronnie,

    I would not return the nuts. I know that the money is not the issue, but making a point to the store is the issue. If this was the Mariano’s headed up by Bob Mariano, I would absolutely return the nuts and write them. Bob Mariano cared.

    Kroger does not care. Your effort to return the nuts will not accomplish anything.

    I think you're right, Lou. It's not worth the bother. I'll just chalk it up as a relatively inexpensive reinforcement of a lesson I learned a while back: don't shop at Mariano's.

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  • Post #483 - May 5th, 2019, 11:04 am
    Post #483 - May 5th, 2019, 11:04 am Post #483 - May 5th, 2019, 11:04 am
    ronnie_suburban wrote:don't shop at Mariano's.

    Then you would miss the matzo sale of the century . . .
    Matoz1.jpg Today is the day to stock up on matzo. #lowslowbbq #countmeafan #marianosskokie
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  • Post #484 - May 5th, 2019, 4:41 pm
    Post #484 - May 5th, 2019, 4:41 pm Post #484 - May 5th, 2019, 4:41 pm
    The Kosher Jewel on Howard has a bunch of Passover stuff 75% off including matzo. It is in the back of the store right by the dairy department.

    BTW- Mariano's has mostly eliminated their Friday freebies. I've heard that Kroger does not have them that much either.
  • Post #485 - May 6th, 2019, 2:00 am
    Post #485 - May 6th, 2019, 2:00 am Post #485 - May 6th, 2019, 2:00 am
    NFriday wrote:BTW- Mariano's has mostly eliminated their Friday freebies. I've heard that Kroger does not have them that much either.



    Wow, I will really miss all of the weird beverages that noone would try and the energy bars. It has been a while since they had anything thjat I really wanted to try.
  • Post #486 - May 17th, 2019, 5:44 am
    Post #486 - May 17th, 2019, 5:44 am Post #486 - May 17th, 2019, 5:44 am
    jlawrence01 wrote:
    NFriday wrote:BTW- Mariano's has mostly eliminated their Friday freebies. I've heard that Kroger does not have them that much either.



    Wow, I will really miss all of the weird beverages that noone would try and the energy bars. It has been a while since they had anything thjat I really wanted to try.


    For the first time in many weeks they have a Free Friday item today, Lemi Superior Lemonade. I don't see it mentioned in their weekly ad at all, they used to give it a full page in the ad then went to a small banner at the bottom of a page and now nothing at all.
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  • Post #487 - May 17th, 2019, 5:51 am
    Post #487 - May 17th, 2019, 5:51 am Post #487 - May 17th, 2019, 5:51 am
    Core Hydration water is today’s free Friday download for me.
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  • Post #488 - August 26th, 2019, 7:41 pm
    Post #488 - August 26th, 2019, 7:41 pm Post #488 - August 26th, 2019, 7:41 pm
    It's not something I'd normally buy but a coworker was quite persuasive in recommending the jalapeno cheddar chicken burgers from the meat case. They have been consistently very good across two stores (harwood & elston) and for five or six trials. Just slap em over the hot lump coals and don't let them overcook. I'll recommend.
  • Post #489 - August 27th, 2019, 4:34 pm
    Post #489 - August 27th, 2019, 4:34 pm Post #489 - August 27th, 2019, 4:34 pm
    Everything my friend (Jewel employee since 1984) said would happen to Mariano's from day one has happened. I am sure most of you have seen the differences from when each Mariano's had their glorious openings and the downhill slide. I was at the Bannockburn location recently just to get a soup around 1 or 2pm on a weekday. All of the quick pay lines by the prepared food area were closed and basically no staff. I was so pissed I ate the soup without paying first. No one cared as expected. I walked over to pay at the main checkout (only 2 lanes open of course) after I ate. Clueless cashier was shocked I was paying for an empty bowl. Then fool me twice, I went there with a friend for lunch. Same thing happened. We had to walk over to the main checkout area and wait in line to pay even though they have 4 or 5 quick pay stations by the prepared foods/Starbucks/wine bar area that were deserted.
  • Post #490 - August 27th, 2019, 5:14 pm
    Post #490 - August 27th, 2019, 5:14 pm Post #490 - August 27th, 2019, 5:14 pm
    riddlemay wrote:
    Drover wrote:
    JoelF wrote:The same issue also mentioned that Kroger's is cutting capital funding for Mariano's remodeling, while requesting more $$$ per square foot in sales.

    Let the micromanaging into the ground begin...


    How long before those areas of quality that have distinguished Mariano's are gone and it becomes "just another supermarket"?

    Our experiences with the offerings from their fish counter have been excellent. I hope that won't change. Was also impressed by the sheer size of the cheese room in the Broadway store.

    If the continuation of this thread is any indication... about two and a half years.

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