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Old 11-01-2017, 08:49 AM   #21
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I buy a lot of meat/seafood/dairy and fresh produce at Costco, something I never bought at Sam's.

Oh yeah and wine.
Based on over a decade of professional experience with major beef, pork and other commodity producers in the USA, I am equally comfortable buying my meat at Sam's, Costco or BJ's. Also based on this experience (what the clubs demand from producers), I am more comfortable buying food at these clubs than most any other retail outlet.

I have switched between Sam's and Costco over the years, mostly based on convenience, including pricing & availability of specific big-ticket items. We do not have BJ's in my area; so, I have never actually been a consumer there.
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The meat at our BJs has always been fresh and good quality. I think the turnover is so fast in these club stores that stuff doesn't have a chance to get "old." Even the candy is fresher than grocery store candy.

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The meat at our BJs has always been fresh and good quality. I think the turnover is so fast in these club stores that stuff doesn't have a chance to get "old." Even the candy is fresher than grocery store candy.
I have also never seen any of these clubs play the same kind of games with fresh meat that you might encounter at other outlets:
  • Mechanical tenderizing (I consider this dangerous since I like my beef on the rare side.)
  • Saline injections (Frankly, I think this is just a way to get uneducated consumers to buy very expensive water.)
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