This might seem silly to some people, but it's a big part of my life, grocery shopping.
My pattern for a very long time has been a trip to Costco twice a month, along with a side trip to Target (usually a small trip one time and a large trip the other time,) and a stop at Kroger for a few things. About once a month we also went to Jungle Jim's, as well. The Costco I go to is northwest of here in Springfield, and the original Jungle Jim's is in Fairfield, just a bit farther north of that.
This isn't much different than it was in New Jersey, still a half hour drive to Costco with a Target next to it, another Target 5 miles away near my favorite grocery store, Wegman's, and then a store called Acme half a mile from my house that the kids would walk to. But no Jungle Jim's, of course!
Kroger is actually a half mile from our house here (there are 4 within 3 miles) yet we can't walk to it; it's a 2 mile drive, instead. I'm usually in Kroger a couple times a week for milk and little things, and I go in there often on Sunday morning for flowers, as well.
Only now, the new Jungle Jim's is only a couple minutes farther away, to the east. You could definitely do all your regular grocery shopping there but I'll still use Kroger about the same way I do now. It's convenient and pleasant, and has self check-out. :-)
It's all really very highly privileged, despite the fact that I don't have the same east coast aesthetic I was used to. In addition to all that, I've been having produce delivered by GREEN B.E.A.N. It took a few weeks to get the knack of it so that I'm comfortable with it as part of the grocery budget, without added expense.
Tomorrow is a semi-monthly shopping day. I think I should start making my Costco trips once a month, since I can now stick to this area for everything else. Even though my grocery budget goes a lot farther in Cincinnati than it did in New Jersey, I like to maximize the dollars.