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Grocery Outlet August, 2014

Stocked up on some pantry items:

33 cents/box of six, Swiss Miss dark chocolate hot chocolate mix (in the "last chance" shelves in the far corner near the bread)

$1.49 Knorr stock concentrate (both beef and chicken)

Also:
50 cents, cantaloupe

$2.50 Taylor salad "kits" (regularly $2.99 at GO) -- I'm lazy about making salad, so these are handy -- be sure to check the dates, since they can vary as much as a week on the same shelf

99 cents/12 oz Ekert "Angus beef smoked sausage" (use by was yesterday)

Still lots of Chuao bars @ $2.99: Panko, Anise, Maya, Firecracker and Honeycomb

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  1. Berkeleyside is picking up the story that the Berkeley GO will be replaced by apartments.

    <http://www.berkeleyside.com/2014/08/0...>

    And apparently, the whole chain is being sold as well.

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    1. re: ernie in berkeley

      Yes, it does look like the whole business is up for sale. I believe a good number of their stores are operated by independent owners.

      http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/0...

      1. re: ernie in berkeley

        Yes, I was talking to someone who works there. She hopes to move to the Oakland store, but isn't sure she'll be able to.

        Seems like the store hasn't even been there that long. 10 years?

        1. re: Glencora

          The Berkeleyside story says they've been there since 1992.

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          1. Sorry. I was at the Oakland store.

          2. If Grocery Outlet is sold WinCo is an alternative. Unfortunately the closest one is in Pittsburgh CA.

            They also pay and treat their employees well like CostCo does.

            1. At the SF Geary St store they were selling little tubs of sea salt President butter for $2. Delish.

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              1. re: walker

                They had this at the Redwood City store, too. On Thursday, 8/7.

              2. Oakland had the President butter Monday. Also a small amount of the Lamb Chopper (aka "sheep on a cycle") cheese. Evergood bockwurst and bangers for $3.99.

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                1. re: Ruth Lafler

                  Oakland yesterday:
                  Cascadian Farm Organic Honey Nut O's 9.5oz $0.99
                  Helios Pico's de Crema de Frutas Fruit preserve wheels in strawberry and peach 6 oz 8 wedges to a wheel $0.99.
                  Food Should Taste Good tomato and basil brown rice crackers 4.25oz $0.99