Billerica has 3 supermarkets and they are all MB. One of them is in my food shopping rotation. I shop primarily for lunch meat and veggies, some fruits. The veggies/fruits are hit-and-miss but when they're good, the prices are unbeatable. The day-old baked goods have some great deals. It's very convenient. However, the post about the MB seafood prices and freshness prompted me to write this post.
The MB nearest me is scruffy, down-at-the-heels dirty with staff that look beaten down and broken by sad life stories. Brown broccoli, bok coy with the leafy greens cut off, mottled squash, mushy cukes . . . not uncommon. Strips of plastic wrap in the lunch meats on occasion. Meat dept personnel that wheel those shelves/carts around liket they're hoping to hit someone. When I ask the staff where something is, I get a lank wave of the arm with a vague answer of "over there".
I would no sooner buy seafood here than take it out of a dumpster. Am I in a MB twilight zone? Are there cleaner, fresher, peppier-staffed MBs out there?