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    Publix Greenwise

    So this is the response I received from publix when I wrote them to inquire about a greenwise opening here. I was hoping to start a campain...





    I am writing in response to your inquiry regarding a Publix GreenWise Market location in your area. We are tracking requests for specific locations and have added your inquiry to our list. Our Real Estate department is looking for locations throughout our market area that would be appropriate for one of our stores. Currently, we have announced locations in Palm Beach Gardens, Boca Raton, and Tampa, Florida. They are part of a pilot and we are tracking information to make the best decisions possible. In the mean time, we may implement things we learn from our pilot into your local Publix. Thank you for contacting us. We appreciate your interest in Publix GreenWise Market.
    Sincerely,
    Cherie Dangerfield
    Administrative Assistant to Mickey Glass,
    Publix GreenWise Market District Manager
    Publix GreenWise Market
    777 S.W. 12th Avenue
    Deerfield Beach, Florida 33442
    954.429.0122 ext 2004
    954.574.6810 (fax)
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    The Watercolor Publix already has Greenwise fruits & veggies and meat sections and just implemented shelf tags to show whether items are organic, natural, processed etc.

    If they don't carry it, they'll order it for you or you can get it at For the Health of It.

    Since the closest Publix used to be at the Mid-bay bridge I can certainly understand why they aren't opening a green wise here yet - especially since they are only in 3 major cities so far.

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    Don't get me wrong, I love organic foods and appreciate Publix Greenwise foods when I shop at Publix. But For The Health of It in Blue Mountain offers all of the same products and they get them LOCALLY. I purchased some organic veggies from Publix the other day and noticed that they were grown in Argentina! Oranges from Spain, tomatoes from God knows where... I mean, how "Green" is it to ship veggies in from so far away? The organic produce that I get from Rachel and Ed at For the Health of It comes from local farmers. Less gas to ship them means more "green" all the way around.

    My point is, as far as organics and Publix are concerned, I am not sure just how Green WISE they really are.
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    agreed romeo ---we need to take a good look at what we buy and not get caught up in the "gotta go green " movement ----

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    Quote Originally Posted by Romeosmydog View Post
    Don't get me wrong, I love organic foods and appreciate Publix Greenwise foods when I shop at Publix. But For The Health of It in Blue Mountain offers all of the same products and they get them LOCALLY. I purchased some organic veggies from Publix the other day and noticed that they were grown in Argentina! Oranges from Spain, tomatoes from God knows where... I mean, how "Green" is it to ship veggies in from so far away? The organic produce that I get from Rachel and Ed at For the Health of It comes from local farmers. Less gas to ship them means more "green" all the way around.

    My point is, as far as organics and Publix are concerned, I am not sure just how Green WISE they really are.
    Agreed. I think For the Health of It is a WISE choice for organics! I also think we need to be careful when we go green. That is why I lean on Ed and Rachael because they live it and are truly local!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Romeosmydog View Post
    Don't get me wrong, I love organic foods and appreciate Publix Greenwise foods when I shop at Publix. But For The Health of It in Blue Mountain offers all of the same products and they get them LOCALLY. I purchased some organic veggies from Publix the other day and noticed that they were grown in Argentina! Oranges from Spain, tomatoes from God knows where... I mean, how "Green" is it to ship veggies in from so far away? The organic produce that I get from Rachel and Ed at For the Health of It comes from local farmers. Less gas to ship them means more "green" all the way around.

    My point is, as far as organics and Publix are concerned, I am not sure just how Green WISE they really are.
    Excellent point -- our GreenWise is opening in a couple of months about a mile away from me, so I'll report back on what they have and where it came from.
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    we are getting a greenwise in the winter park village at the site of a closed albertsons...i believe publix will go slowly in big market areas and gauge the numbers...i posted about this 9-05 in the food section

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    Quote Originally Posted by Romeosmydog View Post
    Don't get me wrong, I love organic foods and appreciate Publix Greenwise foods when I shop at Publix. But For The Health of It in Blue Mountain offers all of the same products and they get them LOCALLY. I purchased some organic veggies from Publix the other day and noticed that they were grown in Argentina! Oranges from Spain, tomatoes from God knows where... I mean, how "Green" is it to ship veggies in from so far away? The organic produce that I get from Rachel and Ed at For the Health of It comes from local farmers. Less gas to ship them means more "green" all the way around.

    My point is, as far as organics and Publix are concerned, I am not sure just how Green WISE they really are.
    Romeo, i agree with everything above and will add that not all communities are blessed to have a For The Health of It. Imagine if Publix was able to get it's veggies locally, there would be nothing left for Ed and Rachel to buy. A double edged sword, sure, but I must applaud Publix for making this huge step.

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    If you shop at publix, and want more greenwise products, buy more. I guarantee you that they track the sales of greenwise products, and as they see more people willing to spend more for greenwise products, rather than the other brands, they will increase the selection accordingly. Personally, I don't see enough peopel buying the greenwise labels to justify opening a greenwise store. For the Health of It has enough selection to cater to the small percentage of people, who seem to be willing and able to purchase organic and local products.


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    speaking of publix greenwise. anyone had their ground grassfed buffalo? The best burgers ever. Its about $7 a pound.

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    Everyone knows that for the health of it ROCKS, but I think that if Publix is going to be here and selling organic products we might as well have a greenwise. The more people who eat healthier foods and buy green cleaning products the better. And from what I understand they are more interested in Destin than sowal, sooo you face the dilemma of spending gas to go buy organic... but thats another story.

    I would always buy my produce and supplements from for the health of it, but choices and competition are good for businesses. Well at least they used to be when this was a capitalist society... but again that's another thread.

  14. what????

    so, choices and competition = three Publix within 12 miles of each other...

    that's not working for me....



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    Quote Originally Posted by danhall View Post
    so, choices and competition = three Publix within 12 miles of each other...

    that's not working for me....

    what's left wal-mart, winn dixie??

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    Fresh Market in Destin would count as competition for higher end stuff.

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    what's left wal-mart, winn dixie??
    i was, in general, referring to the fact that the inital poster was ready to petition for another Publix. I think they are building again in this area anyway...

    I agree that it is limited, but a few more neighborhood stores would certainly be better than another big box, if you won't go to For the Health of It. And if you think it is too expensive in there, just ask someone what are the most cost-effective buys, I'm sure they'll be happy to tell you...
    Last edited by danhall; 09-25-2008 at 10:37 PM.


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    Yep, Publix has plans to open another full-size store, just one mile east of hwy 393 on Hwy98. There is plenty of competition for For the Health of It. Again, there are not enough people spending more for organic products in South Walton to justify a Greenwise at this time, and with people's spending tightening up, they may be buying even less organic products in the near future.


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