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by Super S
11 Nov 2021 00:24
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: 1979 A&P checkout video
Replies: 0
Views: 258

1979 A&P checkout video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9kRIkKRTRiQ For those who are looking for early electronic register footage. The video of the checkout of an A&P has a non-scanning NCR register which has red numbers and a noisy printer. Not sure what model this was (2152 maybe) but this register was very common ...
by Super S
24 Sep 2021 09:45
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Montgomery Ward 1999 closures
Replies: 5
Views: 327

Re: Montgomery Ward 1999 closures

I remember the Longview, WA Auto Center closing about a year or two before Wards closed for good. It ended up sitting vacant until the Triangle Center was redeveloped. I did not, however, remember a news story at the time and was not aware that this was part of a list of closures. The Longview Montg...
by Super S
20 Sep 2021 12:31
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: "First" JCPenney Catalog
Replies: 4
Views: 986

Re: "First" JCPenney Catalog

JCPenney in the 1950s and 1960s was very much in tune with changing shopping habits, and often jumped from downtown locations to malls at the earliest opportunity. With that said, there were exceptions. In Longview, WA, Montgomery Ward left downtown in the early 1960s and built a store at Longview's...
by Super S
28 Aug 2021 10:18
Forum: History: USA Northwest/Rockies/Alaska
Topic: NEW: Tacoma 1924-2020
Replies: 8
Views: 2004

Re: NEW: Tacoma 1924-2020

That picture, although I have seen it a few times, threw me off. I only saw the Sweda registers and did not notice the DTS registers until I saw this post. That wasn't uncommon with new stores. Some Target stores would have additional registers (complete with scanning) during a grand opening, and I ...
by Super S
19 Aug 2021 09:55
Forum: History: USA Northwest/Rockies/Alaska
Topic: Billings, MT Old Store Photos
Replies: 6
Views: 328

Re: Billings, MT Old Store Photos

I guess Safeway did not do register updates, because they did not expect to keep the stores... Homeland in OK/KS did not have scanning until the mid to late 90's, it was probably one of the last chains to make that move. Or maybe that honor goes to Trader Joe's. In the late 80's, every Safeway I ev...
by Super S
16 Aug 2021 09:38
Forum: History: USA Northwest/Rockies/Alaska
Topic: Billings, MT Old Store Photos
Replies: 6
Views: 328

Re: Billings, MT Old Store Photos

Great set of photos. I always found it interesting how relatively late (1987 in that article) Safeway stuck with mechanical cash registers compared to other chains, even the IGA in that article had scanners in 1981. Most stores by the mid 1980s had at least non-scanning electronic registers.
by Super S
28 Jul 2021 09:15
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Kmart checkouts over the years
Replies: 21
Views: 7957

Re: Kmart checkouts over the years

No, it was not the RX symbol. Someone had an example posted. https://imgur.com/gallery/0iXLmZ5 Interesting this receipt says "Payless Drugs NW." Their receipts in CA just said Payless Drug but looked exactly the same. Also the "2830" after Renton, WA would be the store number (w...
by Super S
14 Jun 2021 10:55
Forum: History: Canada
Topic: TBay Ont Safeway sign: 1950s or 1970s?
Replies: 3
Views: 1000

Re: TBay Ont Safeway sign: 1950s or 1970s?

It looks like the top portion of both of those signs was replaced when they went to the 1980s era "square" S logo judging by the shape. The current Safeway logo is slightly more rounded.
by Super S
11 May 2021 10:51
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Supermarkets in Popular Music
Replies: 14
Views: 9609

Re: Supermarkets in Popular Music

Walmart is mentioned in a number of country songs, although not always in the grocery aspect.
by Super S
03 Jan 2021 11:58
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Safeway's "divested" markets from 1986
Replies: 48
Views: 268489

Re: Safeway's "divested" markets from 1986

1986 was about when the last Safeway stores closest to Boise were closing. Safeway was already gone from Boise proper by then, but surrounding communities still had Safeway. The Mountain Home store was sold to Albertsons, as were a few others. Farmer Jack actually took over some including the store ...
by Super S
03 Jan 2021 11:47
Forum: History: USA Northwest/Rockies/Alaska
Topic: University Washington Safeway
Replies: 5
Views: 700

Re: University Washington Safeway

explorersea wrote: 19 Dec 2020 11:43 Update for University Washington Safeway, it has been demolished
Interesting that they didn't remove the checkstands and shelving before demolition started...seems like they could repurpose the shelving for use at other stores.
by Super S
11 Dec 2020 11:59
Forum: History: Drugstore Chains
Topic: Walgreen Agency?
Replies: 8
Views: 997

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.
by Super S
26 Oct 2020 22:55
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: The closest vintage market near you that is in original condition
Replies: 3
Views: 514

Re: The closest vintage market near you that is in original condition

The only one that comes to mind for me is the Safeway in Clatskanie, Oregon which is a largely unchanged on the outside 1960s Marina store but with updated signage and an extremely light Lifestyle remodel. To this day it lacks Bakery, Deli, and Pharmacy departments. Not grocery, but there were a han...
by Super S
26 Oct 2020 22:46
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Kmart checkouts over the years
Replies: 21
Views: 7957

Re: Kmart checkouts over the years

Thank you for this information on Target's pre-scanning systems. Interesting about the 4683 keyboards and the telephone style keypad. I never understood why some chains went telephone style and some went calculator style. Sears was telephone style for the longest time, as was JCPenney. I think mayb...
by Super S
18 Oct 2020 21:44
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Kmart checkouts over the years
Replies: 21
Views: 7957

Re: Kmart checkouts over the years

In the early 1990s Target was indeed running IBM 4683 registers but not with IBM’s General Sales Application but a third party software package. I’m still trying to determine if they contracted that out or if they developed the software in house. The Target receipts had two-digit line numbers but d...