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by TW-Upstate NY
14 Jun 2021 12:23
Forum: History: USA Mid-Atlantic
Topic: NEW: Allentown PA, 1925-2021
Replies: 11
Views: 155

Re: NEW: Allentown PA, 1925-2021

Now that Allentown is in the books, can Scranton be far behind?
by TW-Upstate NY
15 Apr 2021 12:49
Forum: History: USA Midwest/Plains
Topic: Banner Market, Detroit - 1931 to 1973
Replies: 1
Views: 202

Re: Banner Market, Detroit - 1931 to 1973

Banner Market was closely associated with other independents in the area. They shared advertising, marketing and often bought from a common wholesaler. Could the Banner name have been used elsewhere? I remember in the 1970's in NE Pa. advertising for a group of what I'm presuming to be independents...
by TW-Upstate NY
15 Feb 2021 12:51
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Company Publications
Replies: 2
Views: 255

Re: Company Publications

A+P did one especially for their centennial year in 1959 called "The A+P Circle" although there were probably more over the years. This one was quarterly and I've got two of them and would love to get the others. It was written from an historical perspective considering it was playing off ...
by TW-Upstate NY
01 Feb 2021 13:03
Forum: History: USA Mid-Atlantic
Topic: SuperFresh/A&P in Washington, DC
Replies: 9
Views: 5848

Re: SuperFresh/A&P in Washington, DC

It amazes me that here we are 60+ years after the fact when this design made its debut that, even though A+P vacated them all in some cases decades ago, how many of those facades still exist today. For example, in my immediate area, two of them are still around and one still even has the coupola wit...
by TW-Upstate NY
01 Jan 2021 13:05
Forum: History: USA Mid-Atlantic
Topic: New location list: Fairmont WV, 1927-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 7706

Re: New location list: Fairmont WV, 1927-2015

rich wrote: 01 Jan 2021 11:53 There was another Food Fair chain in DC, so the Philly-based chain used Food Lane
Wasn't Food Lane used by LaneCo. as well?
by TW-Upstate NY
17 Dec 2020 13:18
Forum: Announcements, FAQs, Etc.
Topic: Shameless self-promotion
Replies: 4
Views: 640

Re: Shameless self-promotion

Finally got a chance to listen to a bit of this yesterday and I say this in all sincerity-you really need to write a book on this subject. I'm not joking or trying to be overly flattering-this is such an interesting topic. Maybe it wouldn't be a best seller or anything like that, but I think it woul...
by TW-Upstate NY
15 Nov 2020 13:34
Forum: History: Drugstore Chains
Topic: Walgreen Agency?
Replies: 8
Views: 671

Re: Walgreen Agency?

Thanks for the responses everybody. I honestly had never heard of the concept until I happened to see that old ad from the local paper. I did a little more digging and found that these two locations were Walgreen Agency stores from at least 1965. In 1971 the family that ran them sold them to a compa...
by TW-Upstate NY
14 Nov 2020 14:36
Forum: History: Drugstore Chains
Topic: Walgreen Agency?
Replies: 8
Views: 671

Walgreen Agency?

While looking through an online newspaper archive, I came across an ad in the local paper from 1970 for a local drug store with two locations that were referred to as "Walgreen Agency" stores. I'd never heard of this previously. Was this some kind of an alliance like Rexall was back in the...
by TW-Upstate NY
04 Nov 2020 12:58
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: NEW: Bridgeport CT, 1925-1985
Replies: 4
Views: 211

Re: NEW: Bridgeport CT, 1925-1985

Didn't realize Shop-Rite was in Ct. as early as 1972.
by TW-Upstate NY
17 Oct 2020 11:47
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Kmart closures (pre-2000)
Replies: 2
Views: 186

Re: Kmart closures (pre-2000)

How many of those were actual outright closures vs. relocations or replacements?
by TW-Upstate NY
16 Sep 2020 13:33
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: 1980 Discount Store Directory
Replies: 1
Views: 599

Re: 1980 Discount Store Directory

Just look at that Top 10-only two of them are still viable companies. Really the only two choices most consumers have nowadays. And yes K-Mart still exists but can you really count it and technically K-Mart Corp. went away with the merger with Sears.
by TW-Upstate NY
01 Aug 2020 11:41
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: "Grandma" at 125
Replies: 10
Views: 967

Re: "Grandma" at 125

The things to keep in mind is that even A&P's nostalgia value diminished over time. Their decline began in the 50s and they missed the boat on just about every trend from that point onward. Two of the biggest problems they had (both self-inflicted wounds I might add) were they kept way too many...
by TW-Upstate NY
30 Jul 2020 12:40
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: "Grandma" at 125
Replies: 10
Views: 967

Re: "Grandma" at 125

I think Super Fresh initially extended into the Philadelphia area as well. It was a joint labor/management venture where the employees got some say in how the stores were run and a % of either store sales and/or profits if labor costs were kept below a certain level. In exchange for that, the unions...
by TW-Upstate NY
28 Jul 2020 11:14
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: "Grandma" at 125
Replies: 10
Views: 967

"Grandma" at 125

There's a current E-Bay listing for a 1984 issue of an A+P employee magazine highlighting the company's 125th. anniversary celebration. One of the photos accompanying the listing is a chart of the various divisions and store counts at that time. Found it very interesting and illustrative at how much...
by TW-Upstate NY
12 Jul 2020 15:49
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: UPC codes & grocery scanning
Replies: 100
Views: 84480

Re: UPC codes & grocery scanning

Side view of the DTS 400