Harris Teeter reportedly considers sale


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Submitted: Thu, 02/14/2013 - 1:11am
Updated: Thu, 02/14/2013 - 3:53pm
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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The Wall Street Journal reports the possibility of a North Carolina- based grocery chain going up for sale. Harris Teeter employs thousands of people in our area and around the state…and has a loyal following among its shoppers.

“Well I think it would be terrible. We use them. I enjoy the food that you eat as well as what you buy. Good selection, fresh, really good. I enjoy Harris Teeter,” Donnie Pierce said.

But the future of the North Carolina- based grocery chain could be up in the air. The Wall Street Journal first reported Harris Teeter is considering a sale. The store’s corporate office did not return our call for comment, but a spokeswoman told the Charlotte Observer, ” As a matter of policy, Harris Teeter does not comment on speculation.”

More than two- hundred stores are in North Carolina, including ten locations in New Hanover, Brunswick, and Pender counties. It’s unclear how a potential sale would impact the stores and their customers, or whether the Harris Teeter name would continue.

“Well I would probably come and see what’s available and what it’s like, but I like Harris Teeter,” Pierce said.

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phantom
2015 years 8 months ago

You’re absolutely right! No other store can boast that!

satisfied customer
2015 years 8 months ago

Not only does Harris Teeter have the best selection and quality, they also have THE BEST customer service. Whenever the lines get too long, they always open up extra registers. I have even seen managers and non-cashiers helping out when the front end gets jammed. How many stores can boast that?

Huber
2015 years 8 months ago

HT does offer a better variety & better quality of fresh produce , more so than other retail super markets, and customers are charged more as well. Especially the “Organic Produces”. In the end – all customers are only going to be willing to pay: “so much” – thus; the produce spoils, rots & is eventually discarded at a loss for HT !

Overhead is the culprit of most grocery store chains having to sell out, or file under Chapter 13. Dead Overhead — items that merely sit on the shelves for months, anongst the vast abundances of non-grocery store items.

Harris Teeter is not a: Walmart Super Store, SAM’s, or K-Mart , as they may want to make people believe, where you can buy everything needed under one roof. Like the now defunct Winn Dixie Stores and others — HT is now learning the hard way — try and sell out now or forclose.

Guest 211
2015 years 8 months ago

I HAVEN’T SEEM MANAGERS, BUT I HAVE SEEN THEM CALL EXTRA CASHIERS TO THE FRONT AT WALMART. IT HAPPENED TODAY WHEN I WAS THERE.