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HopeHoops Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-28-09 12:04 PM
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6. No, Karns. Great stores.
The big stores like Giant sell shelf space, not products. That's why some products take up far more space than is reasonable. All it does is push out the smaller-sales products and minimize the variety of products they offer. The small family-owned stores are where you will find variety. Karns just celebrated its 50'th anniversary and it is still family owned, founded and run by Scott Karns and his family. I've spoken with the daughter of the founder on the phone. I wrote a complaint and she called me the same day the letter arrived. They really care.

There was another small family-owned chain called Fox's Market, owned by Bill Fox. I used to shop there also, but a few years ago Bill decided to retire and sold the stores. I think the one in Hershey may have become a Karns. I'm not sure. The one I shopped at turned into a pretty nice discount grocery called Price Rite and it has all kinds of produce you can't find elsewhere, mostly ethnicity-specific things. I get full loofah's there for about $2.00. They make the best scrubbing sponges. You just slice off a fresh sponge when you need one and they fit perfectly in your palm. None of the synthetic sponges can touch them.

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