12/20/2011Provided by Citysearch -
Fred Meyer used to be my go to store for random stuff I may need, but in the past few years when I do go there the item is not to be found or takes an unusally long amount to find among the cheap junk scattered around the store. It also takes a very long time to find an associate to help look up the item or see if one may be in stock somewhere if the shelf is empty. The associates have been rude and have made it very obvious they do not want to help but still make an ""attempt"". Instead of hiring more staff they have placed phones around the store for customers to use to call someone who might be able to guide you in the right direction. The grocery department is not all that great either unless you like to eat the frozen food or box dinners. The produce doesn't last as long or look or taste as fresh as you will find at a normal grocery store.