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    Tops vs Wegmans

    I live near both so I shop at both. Here's some of my comparisons:


    1. Wegmans employees are more knowledgeable and helpful. They never say "I don't work in this department."

    2. Tops' brand "generic" goods are far better than Wegmans' brand "generic" stuff. In fact, some of the Tops' brand stuff is better than the competing brand products. Wegmans generic product are always inferior.

    3. Tops has tissue paper bags. They don't hold anything more than a loaf of bread without tearing. Wegmans' bags will hold a 12-pack.

    4. Wegmans' generally has better prices. But Tops sells a few things Wegmans does not - for example, "Jumbo" microwave popcorn (much better than any other microwave popcorn).

    5. Wegmans' specialty pizzas are far superior to Tops specialty pizzas.

    6. Tops' fired chicken and whole roasted chickens are much better than Wegmans'.

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    I buy meat from the Broadway Market (freshest and best prices) or Sloans (best prices on lunch meat and decent produce) but if I cant get to the market or Sloans than I prefer Wegmans meats.

    Tops has more sales on staples and is much more coupon friendly than Wegmans.

    I prefer produce from Wegmans over Tops.
    Tops French bread is far better than Wegmans.
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    Wegman's has the vacuum sealed individual meats in their club packs - can't beat it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SafeWNY View Post
    Wegman's has the vacuum sealed individual meats in their club packs - can't beat it!
    I wish they would give a choice in packaging. I can understand how someone who is not going to use all the chicken breast in a club pack at once would want the separated compartments, but when I buy a club pack of regular breasts for my dog it is a pain to cut the six individual sealed sections to get all 12 breast out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nogods View Post

    1. Wegmans employees are more knowledgeable and helpful. They never say "I don't work in this department."
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    I've never had a problem with Tops employees, but I tend to agree that Wegmans just seem to go out of their way to go the extra mile. The young ones all just seem like "good kids."
    2. Tops' brand "generic" goods are far better than Wegmans' brand "generic" stuff. In fact, some of the Tops' brand stuff is better than the competing brand products. Wegmans generic product are always inferior.
    The only generic items I buy on a regular basis are snacks. And, I actually like Wegmans pretzels better than any other brand.
    5. Wegmans' specialty pizzas are far superior to Tops specialty pizzas.
    Have you tried Wegmans other frozen Italian foods - Eggplant, Lasagna, etc?
    I think they're all great. Except the manicoiti is only so-so.
    6. Tops' fired chicken and whole roasted chickens are much better than Wegmans'.
    You want a really good rotisserie chicken - Sam's Club are, by far and away, the best, IMO.

    All other things being equal, I'll usually go to Wegamns, just because I like the atmosphere better. Although at Wegmans, I won't take the small carts - they make me feel gay.

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    I like the atmosphere and employees at Wegmans better. The cashiers are usually amazingly friendly. Tops has a bigger selection though. And Tops locates its stores anywhere. Wegmans seems to be afraid of the city (except for Elmwood).

    And I love the mini-carts. They are the best thing since sliced bread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 300miles View Post
    And I love the mini-carts.
    You would.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 300miles View Post
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    And I love the mini-carts. They are the best thing since sliced bread.
    I know! Right? I use them almost exclusively.

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    Quote Originally Posted by therising View Post
    You would.
    You know what they say... 'Shop like nobody's watching'.
    Or was it 'Dance like nobody's watching'?
    Whatever, same thing.

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    Wegmans has cashiers working all night. Tops (at least the one in the falls) only runs the self service checkout.


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    Quote Originally Posted by 300miles View Post
    You know what they say... 'Shop like nobody's watching'.
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    That was you in the produce isle!

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    I prefer Tops for my day to day shopping. I live close two Topps and 3 Wegmans.

    It seems to me that all the Tops stores have the same set up, while Wegman's are all different. So when i need a quick item I would NEVER go to wegmans.

    I do agree that Wegmans does have a better meat and vegie area, but for day to day shopping Tops is good enough. When we have BBQ's or parties we tend to go to Wegmans since they have a better selection.

    Price wise I think Tops tends to have more useful items on sale. Wegmans does have good pricing... but on stuff I never would buy.

    Wegmans does have a hands down advantage on the lunch options... Sushi, Soups, Pizza, Salads, Subs you name it!


    ... but Tops has MONOPOLY!
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    Wegmans is better when you're hungry...They have better "snacks" (cheese department, seafood department, sushi/sashimi, soups, sandwhiches, etc).

    When I was younger i preferred Tops because they had cheaper foods (their meat is cheaper, their seafood is cheaper, and they have more of those 10/$10 cheap snack deals...sure, they may not be of the same quality as Weg's, but when you don't have the cash, who cares?).

    I can't go in to a Wegmans for even just one item and not leave $75 poorer...I can't pass the cheese and sushi sections without loading up my mini-cart (the mini-cart signifies that not only are you a generous heterosexual lover, but that you have a high IQ).

    Is there any doubt that Wegmans is cleaner and the shoppers are a little higher on the evolutionary chart than the average Tops shopper? And I say that as a semi-fan of Tops (they do fill a void, and provide inexpensive decent quality meats and seafoods).

    If it's a christmas dinner, I'm buying things from Wegmans. If it's a saturday afternoon beer and BBQ, I'm shopping at Tops.

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    Tops often has the discounted gas prices based on bonus card usage.

    When they do, its usually cheaper than buying on the indian reservations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mesue View Post
    That was you in the produce isle!
    What happens in the produce aisle, stays in the produce aisle...

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