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by pseudo3d
27 Apr 2021 07:26
Forum: History: USA Midwest/Plains
Topic: Springfield, MO chain supermarket history, 1925-59
Replies: 7
Views: 5822

Re: Springfield, MO chain supermarket history, 1925-59

Doesn't actually seem to be up, the Google Spreadsheet embedded and linked still ends in 1959.
by pseudo3d
12 Apr 2021 11:37
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Fazio's Discount Drug
Replies: 1
Views: 308

Fazio's Discount Drug

For several years now, I was aware that there was a sort of discount department store that closed around 2001 called Fazio's in Dallas, not to be confused with Fazio's of Cleveland, the same Fazio's/Fisher Foods that owned Dominick's for a while, bought and rebranded the A&P stores in SoCal for ...
by pseudo3d
24 Mar 2021 08:01
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Food 4 Less & Fleming Cos./Food 4 Less history
Replies: 3
Views: 625

Food 4 Less & Fleming Cos./Food 4 Less history

There's a former mall (de-malled in the early 2000s) in my town, Manor East Mall (the DeadMalls.com entry was written a long time ago by me and frankly I'm embarrassed that it's so amateurish). In the late 1980s it featured a Food 4 Less store, and according to tax records, was owned by Falley's Inc...
by pseudo3d
11 Mar 2021 19:33
Forum: History: USA Midwest/Plains
Topic: List of Detroit area Kroger stores in 1984
Replies: 10
Views: 3460

Re: List of Detroit area Kroger stores in 1984

I remember that Packard Road Kroger, by summer 2010 it had removed its signage, was fenced off, and looked like it hadn't served as anything in years. By 1990, Kroger had 12% of the market in Detroit (compared to 33% independents and 30% of the combined A&P/Farmer Jack stores) which is very low ...
by pseudo3d
11 Mar 2021 04:04
Forum: History: USA Midwest/Plains
Topic: List of Detroit area Kroger stores in 1984
Replies: 10
Views: 3460

Re: List of Detroit area Kroger stores in 1984

Kroger does have a Detroit division located in Novi today, with 70 stores removed from the division (in the early 1980s), what other stores did the Kroger division support? Did they just run a division with extremely low numbers like Albertsons' Florida operation before they reopened the stores?
by pseudo3d
07 Mar 2021 05:16
Forum: History: USA Midwest/Plains
Topic: Kroger in Cleveland
Replies: 8
Views: 8491

Re: Kroger in Cleveland

A post on RetailWatchers mentions that Kroger "tried out multiple concepts in Cleveland for a decade before they left the market" but it doesn't mention what they were. What happened in Cleveland toward the end?
by pseudo3d
12 Feb 2021 11:54
Forum: History: USA Southwest and Hawaii (Excluding California)
Topic: NEW: Austin TX, 1924-1986
Replies: 1
Views: 181

Re: NEW: Austin TX, 1924-1986

I believe that I mentioned this in another thread, but the biggest changes that happened between 1986 and the present are these: - Tom Thumb sells about half of their stores to Albertsons (the better half, including a store under construction) - Skaggs Alpha Beta becomes Jewel-Osco in 1991, which be...
by pseudo3d
12 Feb 2021 11:40
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Was "Skaggs Alpha Beta" used in California?
Replies: 1
Views: 500

Was "Skaggs Alpha Beta" used in California?

Let me get this straight regarding the history of Alpha Beta, just so I'm covering all the bases: From what I gather from Wikipedia and other sources, Alpha Beta from the early 1960s to the late 1970s was owned by pre-Skaggs American Stores and was basically the West Coast counterpart to ACME and sh...
by pseudo3d
08 Feb 2021 09:08
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Comprehensive list of Kmart locations
Replies: 25
Views: 2042

Re: Comprehensive list of Kmart locations

I'll have to look it up again, but I'm pretty sure that for American Fare, the store was closed and renovated into a traditional Kmart, while the grocery side became Cub Foods (which operated in Georgia under a franchise). I'm not sure when they closed. An article I found mentioned the GA Cub Foods ...
by pseudo3d
05 Feb 2021 08:42
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Kmart and Safeway 1998
Replies: 6
Views: 246

Re: Kmart and Safeway 1998

It seems like the only synergy would have been on the distribution side because KMart didn't have a strong distribution network on the grocery side of the business and Safeway obviously did. This would have allowed KMart to try and catch up with WalMart at a faster pace. It still would've been a ha...
by pseudo3d
04 Feb 2021 08:38
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Kmart and Safeway 1998
Replies: 6
Views: 246

Re: Kmart and Safeway 1998

This June 1999 article reports on rumors of Safeway being interested in KMart FWIW https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-1999-jun-19-fi-48004-story.html I think I also read rumors of a Carrefour/Kmart merger. The idea of Safeway pulling Kmart along would've been bad IF it was under "centrali...
by pseudo3d
11 Jan 2021 18:30
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Sears Bakery/Deli/Cafe (1990)
Replies: 1
Views: 236

Sears Bakery/Deli/Cafe (1990)

While doing research for something else, an intriguing entry under the Restaurants section of the Yellow Pages of Waco, Texas stuck out..."Sears Bakery Deli Cafe", at the same address of the Sears in Richland Mall (which closed a few years back). I know Sears had candy and popcorn counters...
by pseudo3d
16 Dec 2020 01:37
Forum: History: Drugstore Chains
Topic: Walgreen Agency?
Replies: 8
Views: 671

Re: Walgreen Agency?

I have seen a few older pictures of west coast cities with Walgreens signs in them, these must have been the agency stores. Walgreens wasn't common here until about the mid-late 1990s. Not to say that there weren't "agency" stores on the west coast (there probably were)but Walgreens actua...
by pseudo3d
30 Nov 2020 12:02
Forum: History: USA Northwest/Rockies/Alaska
Topic: Selah Safeway
Replies: 3
Views: 505

Re: Selah Safeway

Eastern Washington, small town called Selah outside of Yakima, Safeway opened a 11,000 square foot store in 1980. The front of the store featured a bold awning that was popular for many years and remains today. The interior and departments were simple and nimble, like a number of other Safeways tha...
by pseudo3d
30 Nov 2020 11:40
Forum: History: USA Midwest/Plains
Topic: Hinky Dinky and Supermarkets Interstate
Replies: 1
Views: 424

Re: Hinky Dinky and Supermarkets Interstate

I hopped down a rabbit hole and found something interesting--apparently Hinky Dinky (chain from Omaha) has their employee newsletters digitized. I'm intrigued by one aspect of their business--they figured out in the 1960s how to expand by leasing the food store operations for discount stores which ...