I go to Publix - which I think is just in the south. There are multiple Publixs in my county but my "home" store is only a couple of miles away.
I can't explain it to you - but the nicest, most considerate employees work at this one. They ask me how my day was and how the last meal I cooked turned out. They ask me how the wedding planning is going and we banter back and forth. It's like having a bunch of friends work there.
Is your grocery store like this? (I hope so because you're missing out if it's not!)