@bbqboy - Yep, Kroger came to town in the 50s, taking over a local chain, Henke & Pillot, that was probably about # 2 at the time. Didn’t change the name for about a decade but Kroger has been here for 70 years so I guess it’s gonna last. As the article mentions, Kroger had stores in SA before and is present in Dallas w/physical stores.
@bbqboy & @NotDoobieWah - biggest problem I’ve had with curbside is with the software or websites, most often sending me only one of a product that I know I ordered multiples of. Produce from WM neighborhood store has been very good to excellent, less satisfying from HEB. I don’t buy meat from WM and seldom from HEB. Other than those, which, yes, I’d prefer to pick my own and get something else if what they have isn’t acceptable, browsing online is a lot less tiring than walking through a store. And in most cases, I know which products I want. But you can always take a chance on something new, just like you can in the store.
But to each his own; I got tired of eating my own cooking about 25 years ago and started eating out a lot more, but still loved grocery shopping. As the years went on though, I got tired of grocery shopping but still had to do it. Online shopping brings more of the fun back than slogging through a store.
@Lambowner - I haven’t ordered from Kroger yet but have been thinking about it this week. The nearest store, on S. Post Oak, is always getting written up on NextDoor for crime in the parking lot or at the gas station so I’ll be going either to the one on S. Main or Buffalo Speedway. That Buffalo Speedway store is one of the nicest grocery stores in Houston, but Huuuuuuge.
Eta: always charged the right amount, re: quantities ordered. One time unloading a haul from HEB I realized I’d gotten 4 half gallons of Creamy Creations Intense Chocolate. I looked at the order online and there it was. I know, absotively and posilutely I DID NOT enter that 4!!! Got charged for all 4 too.