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ALDI


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Always low prices.

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Berkot's Super Foods


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I love this store now. The employees are friendly now. They have a much larger...

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Butera Market


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Caputo's Fresh Markets


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Having just moved and starting going to my Caputo's in Carol Stream, I'm...

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Costco


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I love Costco, but more as a merchandiser, not as a grocery store. Produce...

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County Fair Foods


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Small, family owned, very well staffed. Excellent butcher and deli service...

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Eurofresh Market


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Their prices at the Deli and Diary products are unbeatable and quality still...

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Fair Share Super Market


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Fairplay Foods


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Has everything I need at a good price.

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it doesn't matter, people have no choice but to shop there for some things...

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Fresh Thyme Farmers Market


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Best store for organic produce and bulk items with great prices. Grocery product...

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Freshline Foods


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Garden Fresh Market


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Garden Fresh is getting better and better. Great produce, wide assortment...

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Happy Foods


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A small, limited product grocery store, great for getting in and out of fast...

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Heinen's


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In general, prices are high but the quality on everything has been excellent....

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Jewel-Osco


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Quality and variety of produce is uneven. Sometimes it's excellent. Disadvantages...

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Mariano's


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Layout varies by location. Some locations are not set up well for speedy in/out....

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Meijer


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This is the grocer that I go to most. It is adequate for most of basic needs.

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Pete's Fresh Market


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Really like their new store in Glen Ellyn although the one in Oakbrook Terrace...

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Sam's Club


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I enjoy my Sam's club experience every time

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Shop & Save


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very good prices on produce with many unusual items you won't find in...

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Sunset Foods


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Some really nice options of pre-prepared foods.

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Target/SuperTarget


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Great prices and friendly

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Tischler Finer Foods


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Wonderful neighborhood store with fair pricing and good sales every week. ...

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Tony's Finer Foods


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At the North Riverside store during pandemic, inadequate social distancing;...

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Trader Joe's


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Trader Joe's exceptional in social distancing, limiting customers in store,...

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Treasure Island Foods


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what's good is great, and what's bad is awful. Produce is literally rotting...

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Valli Produce


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Self checkout is great addition.

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Walmart


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I really like Walmart

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Walt's Food Center


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As”good people

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Whole Foods


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Amazon people in store distracting and crowding.

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Woodman's


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Best store in town!!

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ALDI

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Berkot's Super Foods

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Butera Market

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Caputo's Fresh Markets

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Costco

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County Fair Foods

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Eurofresh Market

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Fair Share Super Market

12 ? ? ? ?

Fairplay Foods

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Food 4 Less

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Fresh Thyme Farmers Market

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Freshline Foods

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Garden Fresh Market

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Happy Foods

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Heinen's

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Jewel-Osco

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Mariano's

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Meijer

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Pete's Fresh Market

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Sam's Club

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Shop & Save

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Sunset Foods

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Target/SuperTarget

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Tischler Finer Foods

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Tony's Finer Foods

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Trader Joe's

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Treasure Island Foods

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Valli Produce

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Walmart

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Walt's Food Center

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Whole Foods

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Woodman's

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ALDI

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Berkot's Super Foods

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Butera Market

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Caputo's Fresh Markets

79 ? ? ? ? ? ? ?

Costco

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County Fair Foods

13 ? ? ? ? ? ? ?

Eurofresh Market

15 ? ? ? ? ? ? ?

Fair Share Super Market

12 ? ? ? ? ? ? ?

Fairplay Foods

34 ? ? ? ? ? ? ?

Food 4 Less

72 ? ? ? ? ? ? ?

Fresh Thyme Farmers Market

12 ? ? ? ? ? ? ?

Freshline Foods

10 ? ? ? ? ? ? ?

Garden Fresh Market

26 ? ? ? ? ? ? ?

Happy Foods

15 ? ? ? ? ? ? ?

Heinen's

23 ? ? ? ? ? ? ?

Jewel-Osco

1374 ? ? ? ? ? ? ?

Mariano's

516 ? ? ? ? ? ? ?

Meijer

255 ? ? ? ? ? ? ?

Pete's Fresh Market

54 ? ? ? ? ? ? ?

Sam's Club

43 ? ? ? ? ? ? ?

Shop & Save

32 ? ? ? ? ? ? ?

Sunset Foods

64 ? ? ? ? ? ? ?

Target/SuperTarget

45 ? ? ? ? ? ? ?

Tischler Finer Foods

12 ? ? ? ? ? ? ?

Tony's Finer Foods

89 ? ? ? ? ? ? ?

Trader Joe's

210 ? ? ? ? ? ? ?

Treasure Island Foods

37 ? ? ? ? ? ? ?

Valli Produce

46 ? ? ? ? ? ? ?

Walmart

172 ? ? ? ? ? ? ?

Walt's Food Center

86 ? ? ? ? ? ? ?

Whole Foods

173 ? ? ? ? ? ? ?

Woodman's

84 ? ? ? ? ? ? ?