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by Steve Landry
18 Nov 2021 12:35
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: Kroger in Vermont?
Replies: 4
Views: 76

Re: Kroger in Vermont?

Very interesting! In my past research for Food Fair I found many anomalies like that. Company annual reports often did not jive with media and industry reports. Internal reports would tell me of a store in Vermont or New Hampshire or West Virginia or Nevada and even Palm Springs without any external...
by Steve Landry
07 Nov 2021 10:52
Forum: History: USA Midwest/Plains
Topic: NEW: Little Rock, 1925-2021
Replies: 4
Views: 201

Re: NEW: Little Rock, 1925-2021

Love all your work!!!

:-)
by Steve Landry
30 Oct 2021 10:25
Forum: History: USA Northwest/Rockies/Alaska
Topic: Sidney, Montana-Safeway store-Marina style-opened Oct. 1963
Replies: 3
Views: 133

Re: Sidney, Montana-Safeway store-Marina style-opened Oct. 1963

Fredericks had snack bars in their stores in S. Florida in the late 50s.

The chain was purchased by Food Fair Inc soon after.

I managed a store in the NW section of Miami that still had one.

:-)
by Steve Landry
30 Sep 2021 09:04
Forum: History: USA Midwest/Plains
Topic: NEW: MInneapolis, 1920-2020
Replies: 13
Views: 512

Re: NEW: MInneapolis, 1920-2020

Oh, and there's more! The Minneapolis city directories of the 1930s had somewhat shoddy classified listings, with lots of omissions. But by doing a full text search , I was able to scrounge up 57 additional National, Piggly Wiggly, A&P, Red Owl, and C. Thomas chain grocery locations! All of the...
by Steve Landry
29 Sep 2021 11:10
Forum: History: USA Midwest/Plains
Topic: NEW: MInneapolis, 1920-2020
Replies: 13
Views: 512

Re: NEW: MInneapolis, 1920-2020

Wow Andrew!!!

Extraordinary "forensic" skills in grocery store research!

I should hire you to research the Food Fair Inc. "empire"!
by Steve Landry
04 Sep 2021 09:30
Forum: History: USA Mid-Atlantic
Topic: A Little Help?
Replies: 13
Views: 585

Re: A Little Help?

As mentioned above regarding Grand Union's Basics format................it was also during the explosion of Generic products in grocery stores and warehouse stores.

White labels with sans serif fonts saying Genric or other non descript verbiage.
by Steve Landry
20 Jul 2021 09:34
Forum: Announcements, FAQs, Etc.
Topic: Shameless self-promotion: Buy this book!
Replies: 1
Views: 1923

Re: Shameless self-promotion: Buy this book!

AWESOME David!

Proud of you bro!

:-)
by Steve Landry
12 Jul 2021 10:38
Forum: History: Canada
Topic: Updated location list: Winnipeg through 1975
Replies: 8
Views: 9285

Re: Updated location list: Winnipeg through 1975

That "Payfair" looks very interesting!

;-)
by Steve Landry
16 Jun 2021 11:22
Forum: History: USA Mid-Atlantic
Topic: NEW: Allentown PA, 1925-2021
Replies: 11
Views: 672

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: 672

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: 672

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: 44
Views: 43840

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: 44
Views: 43840

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: 1230

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: 4
Views: 1381

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!