I see where a Bloom grocery is coming into N. Raleigh. Since they are only located in the Southeast I was hoping to find some feedback on them here.
They are a subsidiary of Food Lion, which automatically makes me wary. They tout themselves as being high-tech. I believe that means they have the shopping cart scanners and self-checkout. They also put there milk near the entrance, rather than at the back of the store. I checked out their weekly specials online and their prices seem comparable to or slightly higher than Harris Teeter on national brands.
Is there any reason to choose Bloom over Harris Teeter? I don't care for the idea of paying extra to do the labor myself (Look, ma! I'm checking out my own groceries!) and have that positioned as a "technological advance," but if there's something I'm missing I'd be happy to hear about it.