Drumroll please! And the winner is…

Last Thursday, we asked folks to tell us if they prefer the shopping experience at Shaw’s or Hannaford. We received nearly 1,600 votes and lots of thoughts on their favorite.

By a pretty wide margin, Hannaford takes the prize with 63% of the vote, with Shaw’s coming in a distant second with 29%.

Mainers, Do You Prefer To Shop At Hannaford Or Shaw's?

Hannaford Supermarkets
Shaw's Supermarkets

When we originally posted this on Facebook, we had about 122 comments on the choices, so we thought we would share some of them with you.

"Hannaford, Shaw’s is only good if you need only what’s on sale and then it’s usually same price as everywhere else not on sale, everything else is super overpriced. But that’s just my opinion and experience only."

"Hannaford.. I've been to Shaws twice and it was for alcohol"

"Shaws lighting is dim compared to Hanny"

"Hannaford because my husband is a meat cutter there so I’m biased"

"I like Shaws since they double coupons but I do prefer the meats at Hannafords
walmart. howeverrrrrr...for meat and produce hannaford always."

"Neither...Trader Joe's!!! We need one North of Portland"

"Shaws always! There friendly service and happy employees!"

"Neither, they are both freezing in there!!!"

"Depends on what im looking for. Meat? Hannafords. Fresh produce? Shaws."

"I think shaws has a lot of things you wont find at hannafords. They try to make use of what little space they have. Hannafords just has multiple shelves of the same thing."

"Honestly, as much as I hate to I use Walmart for a lot, Hannaford is second and Shaws when they have good deals"

"Hannaford. Consistent, reliable pricing on all products"

"Always Hannaford and now I work for them"

"Hannaford. Shaws feels like the walmart of grocery stores"

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