Williamsburg Supermarkets

Bloom (5251 John Tyler, 1234 Richmond Rd)
Website: http://www.shopbloom.com
Organization: Subsidiary of Brussels (Belgium)-based Delhaize Group which has about 2670 stores in 8 countries on 3 continents, 1300 of which are in 11 Southeast and Mid-Atlantic states under the names of Food Lion, Bloom, Bottom Dollar, Harveys and Reid’s
Focus: “A different kind of grocery store”
Sustainable, ethical foods
Organics and natural foods:  wide variety of brands, including their own Nature’s Place
Meat:  Offers “natural”
Seafood:  Offers  “natural”
Poultry : All vegetable-fed, no antibiotics or added hormones

Farm Fresh (Governor’s Green, Five Forks– 4501 John Tyler; 115 Norge Lane; 455 Merrimac Tr.)
Website: http://shop.farmfreshsupermarkets.com
Organization: Part of the SUPERVALU retail network which includes approximately 2500 stores within its 13 chains, Farm Fresh being one
Focus: “widest variety and freshest selection of quality products possible”
Sustainable, ethical foods
Organics:  Included in Natural Connection department and throughout stores; own brand “Wild Harvest”
Meat: Humane processing of animals within the supply chain; brand names
Seafood: Policy prohibits doing business with suppliers that support baby seal hunt
Eggs: Offers cage-free
Local produce:  If offered, very limited
Dairy:  Some organic

Food Lion (701-A Merrimac Trail; 5601Richmond Rd.)
Website: http://www.foodlion.com
Organization: Subsidiary of Brussels (Belgium)-based Delhaize Group which has about 2670 stores in 8 countries on 3 continents, 1300 of which are in 11 Southeast and Mid-Atlantic states under the names of Food Lion, Bloom, Bottom Dollar, Harveys and Reid’s
Focus: “sales and customer focused; all … decisions are made with this in mind”
Sustainable, ethical foods
Organics: Wide variety of certified organic brands, including store brand “Nature’s Place”
Meat: Humane treatment of animals in accordance with American Meat Institute standards

Fresh Market (5231 Monticello Ave.)
Website: http://www.freshmarket.com
Organization: Family-owned company, 92 stores in 18 states, headquarters in North Carolina
Focus: stellar customer service in a specialty old world neighborhood grocer setting, high quality, fresh and nutritious foods
Sustainable, ethical foods
Organics:  Variety of products, fresh produce and coffee
Meats, seafood:  No mention of how raised or processed
Chickens:  “All natural” (humanely raised, no additional hormones)
Eggs:  Cage-free, no antibiotics
Local produce:  Some may be available

Harris Teeter (1470 Quarterpath Rd, Quarter Path Crossing Shopping Center)
Website: http://www.harristeeter.com
Organization: Subsidiary of Ruddick Corporation (holding company of Harris Teeter and American & Efird thread and textile), headquartered in North Carolina; 188 Harris Teeter stores located in 8 Eastern states
Focus: “Being a solid environmental constituent is a large focus”
Sustainable, ethical foods
Organics:  Many items; all certified organic; own brand “Harris Teeter Naturals”
Meats:  Implication of only pasture-fed, farm raised meat
Poultry:  Follows American Meat Institute standards
Dairy:  Variety of organics
Seafood:  From sustainable sources only
Local produce:  From sources no more than 6 hours away from store

Martin’s Food Market (Monticello Marketplace, Monticello Ave.)– not to be confused with Martin’s super markets located in the Midwest
Website: http://richmond.martinsfoods.com
Organization: Part of the Ahold corporation, an international group of more than 2900 supermarkets based in the United States and Europe, with headquarters in the Netherlands ; US stores include Martin’s, Giant, Peapod, and Stop& Shop. Ahold’s GiantCarlisle Division acquired 25 of the Ukrops stores in February, 2010.
Focus: Healthy living, sustainable trade, climate action and community engagement
Sustainable, ethical foods
Organics:  Extensive organic and health-conscious section, own brand “Nature’s Promise,” plus many others
Seafood:  Sustainable varieties from sustainable sources
Meats: Some labeled “natural;” Giant and other brands
Poultry: Some labeled “natural;” some free range; Giant and other brands
Dairy:  Variety of organics available
Eggs:  cage-free, free-roaming, fertilized
Local produce:  Variety of “Virginia Grown” items from local farms and orchards

Trader Joe’s (Settlers Market, Monticello Ave.)
Website: http://www.traderjoes.com
Organization: Privately-held, currently owned by a family trust set up by Theo Albrecht, co-founder of German Aldi supermarket chain; no franchises, headquarters in Monrovia, California
Focus: Gourmet, organic and specialty foods, beer and wine at low cost
Sustainable, ethical foods
Organics:  Extensive amount of items in all departments; all certified organics
Meats/Poultry:  Offered as packaged, fresh and frozen, many of which are organic
Seafood:  Sustainable varieties from sustainable sources
Eggs:  Cage-free, free-roaming

Walmart Supercenter (731 E. Rochambeau Rd., next to Lowe’s)
Website: http://www.walmart.com
Organization: United States-based retailer; has 7900 stores, under 62 names, in 15 countries; Supercenters include full supermarket
Focus: “give customers a wide assortment of their favorite products, Every Day Low Prices, guaranteed satisfaction, friendly service, convenient hours (24 hours, 7 days a week) and a great online shopping experience”
Sustainable, ethical foods
Organics:  Growing number of items, though not in all stores
Meats, poultry:  Offers “natural”
Eggs:  Offers “natural” – no antibiotics or added hormones

Updated 8/2011