For the last few years I've lived in Bridlewood, where the neighborhood supermarket is a Sobey's.
When I first started going there I was really impressed - it has a fun-er than average selection, and you could find some unusual items - duck breasts, quail, horseradish roots, and other quirky things that most small stores don't carry. Over time they've expanded their selection - you could find jars of Better Than Bouillon, lots of gluten free items, and sometimes something really out of left field, like aloe vera leaves in the veggie section. Shopping had an element of fun to it, you never know what you'd find.
Summer has been more farmers market oriented, and when I went to Sobey's after a mere few weeks of absence, playland was over. No more duck breasts, no more quail, no more cornish hens, no more Better Than Bouillon, no unusual squashes. It was a generic nightmare. Expanded frozen crap selection, really lacking meat selection, and just sad all around. Sigh.