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by Steve Landry
16 Jun 2021 11:22
Forum: History: USA Mid-Atlantic
Topic: NEW: Allentown PA, 1925-2021
Replies: 11
Views: 156

Re: NEW: Allentown PA, 1925-2021

Groceteria wrote: 15 Jun 2021 18:39 I knew it wasn’t really a complaint :) I did find it interesting that the Allentown stores were the first I remember seeing that we’re initially branded as “Giant Food Fair.“
Yup!

I think that might be the second iteration.

If memory serves me, it was Giant Quality Discount?

:-)
by Steve Landry
15 Jun 2021 10:12
Forum: History: USA Mid-Atlantic
Topic: NEW: Allentown PA, 1925-2021
Replies: 11
Views: 156

Re: NEW: Allentown PA, 1925-2021

I did try to give you a city that had a significant Food Fair presence. And I did feature a Food Fair grand opening ad on Twitter yesterday. I think I’m doing my part here! Would be cool if anyone was intrigued with Food Fair........................................lol Just teasing ;-) I know you do...
by Steve Landry
14 Jun 2021 10:53
Forum: History: USA Mid-Atlantic
Topic: NEW: Allentown PA, 1925-2021
Replies: 11
Views: 156

Re: NEW: Allentown PA, 1925-2021

Would be cool if anyone was intrigued with Food Fair........................................lol

Just teasing ;-)
by Steve Landry
04 May 2021 10:33
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Defunct grocery chains you personally shopped at
Replies: 42
Views: 42683

Re: Defunct grocery chains you personally shopped at

Florida, Georgia: Food Fair, Pantry Pride, Grand Union, A&P, Kwik Chek, Kmart Foods, Frederichs, Shell's Super Store (Shell City), Steven's I remember joint Grand Union/Grand Way/Stevens ads in the Miami Herald. But the only Stevens I was ever in or even saw was at one end of Palm Springs Mile ...
by Steve Landry
03 May 2021 11:25
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Defunct grocery chains you personally shopped at
Replies: 42
Views: 42683

Re: Defunct grocery chains you personally shopped at

New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Connecticut: A&P, Bohack, Grand Union, Finast, Food Fair, Pathmark, Hills, Korvetts Florida, Georgia: Food Fair, Pantry Pride, Grand Union, A&P, Kwik Chek, Kmart Foods, Frederichs, Shell's Super Store (Shell City), Steven's Others: Skaggs Albertsons, Nati...
by Steve Landry
01 Apr 2021 08:23
Forum: History: USA Southeast
Topic: Colonial Stores in Florida
Replies: 4
Views: 750

Re: Colonial Stores in Florida

I remember when that happened with Pantry Pride!

That's the year I quit and told the President that he would be bankrupt in a couple of years!

I took a position at King Soopers in Denver!

;-)
by Steve Landry
31 Mar 2021 08:57
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Food 4 Less & Fleming Cos./Food 4 Less history
Replies: 3
Views: 625

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

klkla wrote: 30 Mar 2021 22:46 There is an interesting article here about Fleming:

https://progressivegrocer.com/cover-sto ... ing-pieces
I believe their demise began earlier on.........

Their involvement with Pantry Pride, et al was ridiculous!
by Steve Landry
02 Jan 2021 09:21
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: McDaniel's Markets in Socal
Replies: 15
Views: 11061

Re: McDaniel's Markets in Socal

I confirm this history for the McDaniel's Market on Hollenbeck. I was about 8 years old at the time and my dad was the assistant manager at the time in 1960. Growing up it was always so cool for my dad to take me to work with him. I was so proud of him, especially when he unlocked the front door wi...
by Steve Landry
01 Jan 2021 10:30
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

Andrew T. wrote: 31 Dec 2020 11:22
Steve Landry wrote: 31 Dec 2020 09:41 I am certain that Food Fair - Pantry Pride had stores in WV but I cannot find evidence in my archives.

Have you come across anything?
NO!
Thanks

:-)
by Steve Landry
31 Dec 2020 09:41
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

I am certain that Food Fair - Pantry Pride had stores in WV but I cannot find evidence in my archives.

Have you come across anything?
by Steve Landry
08 Dec 2020 09:43
Forum: Announcements, FAQs, Etc.
Topic: Shameless self-promotion
Replies: 4
Views: 640

Re: Shameless self-promotion

Awesome David!!

Proud of you!!
by Steve Landry
07 Dec 2020 09:42
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Safeway/Sav-On 3rd & Fairfax
Replies: 12
Views: 1068

Re: Safeway/Sav-On 3rd & Fairfax

That was a "Big" Kmart format.

Awful store in every way possible.
by Steve Landry
01 Dec 2020 11:06
Forum: History: USA Northwest/Rockies/Alaska
Topic: Selah Safeway
Replies: 3
Views: 505

Re: Selah Safeway

Before Steven Burd entered the picture Safeway bragged that they opened a new store on average every other day but conveniently left out that they closed a store just as often. This went on for many years. Mr. Burd didn't do the actual leg work on each new store after that. He simply approved the R...
by Steve Landry
04 Aug 2020 09:52
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: "Grandma" at 125
Replies: 10
Views: 967

Re: "Grandma" at 125

And no mention of Food fair, as usual............

Just kidding, no one ever does.

;-)

LOL
by Steve Landry
31 Jul 2020 10:24
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 union...