Which MSCs have shops in grocery stores that have healthier food options?

So recently there have been some grocery stores opening up in my city (finally) that tend to carry more organic and non-GMO products than traditional grocery stores do. Could anyone tell me which MSCs have shops for these types of grocery stores?

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@Irene_L.A. wrote:

Whole Foods is shopped..may give a pad.

I used to do them on a regular basis. For over a year now, though, the MSC website has said, "Stores in your region are changing their mystery shopping program. We'll let you know when opportunities become available again in your area."

I figured it had to do with them being acquired by Amazon. Now that the deal is closed I know there are even more changes underway, and I expect the shopping program to be permanently scuttled. Am I wrong?

"The future ain't what it used to be." --Yogi Berra
MF has a few, only one pays decently. The chain does carry some organic options. For the one that barely pays anything, they are not known for organics.

Second To None has a good client. They also include competator shops so you might find multiple opportunities there. Reimbursement is limited so I use them as filler shops, not primary.

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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/19/2017 12:34PM by isaiah58.
Yes, I have done grocery shops for Second To None in the past, and I saw on their social media that they are adding another major grocery client. Worth signing up to see if there is anything available in your area!
Dbakst, I've been with S2N for 15 years now, but thank you. Hopefully they will have some grocery shops in my area in the future.

Irene, mentioning the client blows my chance at finding out the MSC who shopped them. I knew they were shopped previously.
@pinchers81 wrote:

@Irene_L.A. wrote:

Whole Foods is shopped..may give a pad.

I used to do them on a regular basis. For over a year now, though, the MSC website has said, "Stores in your region are changing their mystery shopping program. We'll let you know when opportunities become available again in your area."

I figured it had to do with them being acquired by Amazon. Now that the deal is closed I know there are even more changes underway, and I expect the shopping program to be permanently scuttled. Am I wrong?
I see them on the board in my town and in L.A. same as before, have not stopped or changed. They do fly off the board, I was too late for Oct., as they listed two days early.

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@JASFLALMT wrote:

Dbakst, I've been with S2N for 15 years now, but thank you. Hopefully they will have some grocery shops in my area in the future.

Irene, mentioning the client blows my chance at finding out the MSC who shopped them. I knew they were shopped previously.
They haven't changed, if you knew, you still know...I only gave you a hint.

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Well, like I said, there weren't any healthy grocery stores in my city up until very recently, so I wouldn't have known before. That's why I asked for MSCs and not clients.
I have never seen grocery store shops in my area, what MSCs have them? I would love to try them!
I see 2nd to none just picked up a healthy food shop -- at least, I like doing my grocery shopping there. The Source, the shops I've been doing, have lots of organic and "natural" foods
2nd to none has nothing relating to grocery stores in CA, so, once again, everything changes with location.
I also know Whole Foods is shopped differently in different states, having learned by being in Chicago, I found out CA is easier and pays better. Many groceries now carry organic foods including the one we do with the Source. who is remodelling the one near me, and will have a huge organic dept, Starbucks is also going in, and there is a popular SB three doors down.

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Whole Foods is not currently shopped in the DC/Baltimore area. The client halted the program out here a long time ago. I prefer to track what STN is posting as their client also cycles through competitor locations. Only one of the MF clients pays enough to make their shop worth it, IMHO.

My posts are solely based on my opinions and for my entertainment, contact a professional if you need real advice.

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@isaiah58 wrote:

Only one of the MF clients pays enough to make their shop worth it, IMHO.
Same in my area...MF shops two different grocery clients in my area....one is a pittance, the other is a bit higher but reimburses $10 worth of groceries, and the report takes 10 min max. So when I see them just a few miles from me, I'll pick up a couple. The stores I do for MF have GREAT healthy selections, so that makes it interesting to walk through, and see what they may have on sale.
I found what I was looking for with one of the companies I was already signed up with. Thanks again!!
I took a look at the new grocery shops, and there are fewer required departments to visit now. The instructions list them all, but the confirmation emails note that a smaller set of them are to be evaluated for each shop. Seems like a good deal to me if they are in your area!
I've shopped Sprouts before, but even if I wanted to name the MS company, I can't remember! Getting older sucks.

Kona Kathie
Isn't every grocery store 'healthy'?
It's all about the choices you make. Every one I've walked in has had a produce section. (Fyi that's were 80% of my shopping is done).

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lucky, I think you know we were referring to stores that have a huge organic section and are known for carrying non-GMO and not having high fructose syrup in the products in their stores. Yes, all stores have produce, but there are several in my area that have a pitiful organic section.
I think that's a good part about living in SoCal. Even the discount grocery stores have healthy organic options....
It's becoming more widespread, but lucky did not write "healthy organic options", she just wrote "produce section" which doesn't necessarily mean healthy or organic.
@JASFLALMT wrote:

It's becoming more widespread, but lucky did not write "healthy organic options", she just wrote "produce section" which doesn't necessarily mean healthy or organic.

Organic does not equal healthy
Produce DOES equal healthy
My response was more on the side of sarcasm but pointing out that fruits and veggies EVEN IF THEY ARE NOT ORGANIC are still healthy. They provide vitamins and other nutrients our body needs. My apologies as I guess this is a touchy topic when 'people' start judging foods (and those that eat them) as healthy or not by an 'organic' label. As in the "I ONLY feed my kids organic fruit snacks" type comments. ...

Servimer Regional Manager- Nevada, Illinois, Wisconsin & Minnesota
I am not "judging" anyone. Not to start any sort of argument or be contrary, but produce does not always equal healthy. If produce has been sprayed with chemicals (which is often the case) to prolong the "freshness" of the item, it is much less nutritious. If it's been sitting in the refrigerated bin for awhile, it loses nutritional value. Also if it has been sprayed with chemicals or given artificial fertilizers during the growing process, it is less healthy than organic items. The nutritional content of items that are given artificial fertilizers have less of the vitamins and minerals that we need. There have been lots of studies on this as well as GMO products. You can argue about it all you want but you will from hereon be arguing with yourself (or other posters who chime in) because I am not interested. And also, I eat some items that are not organic and are possible GMO. Discussing nutritional content wasn't the purpose of this thread, and all of this has nothing to do with why I started it. As is evident from my previous posts, I started this thread because some stores had opened up recently in my area and was trying to find out which MSC shopped them. I found out what I was looking for. Thank you everyone who had a positive contribution to this thread.
@JASFLALMT wrote:

Well, like I said, there weren't any healthy grocery stores in my city up until very recently, so I wouldn't have known before. That's why I asked for MSCs and not clients.
So sorry, you just can't control what another thinks is decent info....guess I can't help, although I tried.
I'm sure you'll find it on your own.

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