A four-year-old girl learning to push her family's product selection in a small wheeled-basket was trailing behind her mother when the child was almost run down by a female customer plowing through the crowd. As mother and child mindlessly moved in the direction of another educational opportunity at the buffet bar, the shopper mumbled "why don't you teach your child to say excused me. " There was so much pent up middle class rage under this woman's breath, she clearly must have forgotten to take her vinyasa yoga class today.
The strategy to open a Whole Foods on the edge of the Upper Westside clearly has attracted consumers from surrounding neighborhoods and cuts into Zabar's market share, but does the overpriced enterprise really serve the immediate community?
It looks as if I will be shopping alone when TJ Maxx opens a store next month!