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.

4 Comments

  • phantom says:

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

  • satisfied customer says:

    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 says:

    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 says:

    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.

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