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by BillyGr
08 Jan 2021 18:02
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: Grand Union
Replies: 74
Views: 70820

Re: Grand Union

I thought I'd share this link I found of Grand Union locations in the northeast from 7-17-1952. Great advertisement I think!! I hope the link works. https://fultonhistory.com/Newspaper%2024/Plattsburg%20NY%20Republican/Plattsburgh%20NY%20Press%20Republican%201952/Plattsburgh%20NY%20Press%20Republic...
by BillyGr
06 Jan 2021 19:04
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: A&P in New Hampshire
Replies: 12
Views: 5819

Re: A&P in New Hampshire

Just spotted this reply when it was quoted in another post. Red Hook was open for a bit after this ad, but probably closed in the earlier 1990's and was a CVS for a long time (haven't been by in a couple years, but I think they may have moved out). This town only had an IGA besides the A&P for ...
by BillyGr
06 Jan 2021 16:31
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: A&P in New Hampshire
Replies: 12
Views: 5819

Re: A&P in New Hampshire

Vermont had three: Bennington, which underwent an expansion in 1985, Middlebury, and Essex Junction. Upstate NY had 10: Tannersville, Red Hook, Wynantskill, Norwich, Margaretville, Ithaca, Watertown, Tupper Lake, Saranac lake, and Plattsburg. Some of these locations have already been mentioned in t...
by BillyGr
06 Jan 2021 16:16
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: A&P stores in Maine in 1990s
Replies: 5
Views: 5113

Re: A&P stores in Maine in 1990s

Glad you spotted that post. Looks like it could be either of those, all depending on what routing was taken fro Bangor (as one could access Eastport via the route that goes through the Calais area, or could go more towards Bar Harbor and pick up US 1 there to go north towards Eastport, which goes ri...
by BillyGr
05 Jan 2021 20:42
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: A&P stores in Maine in 1990s
Replies: 5
Views: 5113

Re: A&P stores in Maine in 1990s

Look for the site of Calais alumni . org - Calais is a small town in Maine that fits the original poster's description (it is actually a small point of ME surrounded by New Brunswick on 3 sides), and would be a logical routing from Bangor into Canada as the poster suggested. The site has some photos...
by BillyGr
14 Nov 2020 19:13
Forum: History: Drugstore Chains
Topic: Walgreen Agency?
Replies: 8
Views: 338

Re: 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 th...
by BillyGr
14 Nov 2020 19:10
Forum: History: Drugstore Chains
Topic: Walgreen Agency?
Replies: 8
Views: 338

Re: Walgreen Agency?

Started in 1929, and the Walgreens company would offer stores in smaller areas that they wouldn't put their own store in deals on many Walgreens branded items. Helped them sell more of their items (which would help them get a better price for a higher volume) and also helped the smaller town stores ...
by BillyGr
06 Nov 2020 21:38
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: NEW: Bridgeport CT, 1925-1985
Replies: 4
Views: 77

Re: NEW: Bridgeport CT, 1925-1985

Shop-Rite dates back to at least 1960 in Connecticut & Massachusetts, through Mott's which had the largest market share in Greater Hartford during the 60s and 70s. The only ShopRite stuff I've seen in MA is a couple of their Price Rite locations (Pittsfield and West Springfield) - Pittsfield wa...
by BillyGr
20 Aug 2020 15:55
Forum: Announcements, FAQs, Etc.
Topic: Unintentional interface change
Replies: 4
Views: 1505

Re: Unintentional interface change

Looks more like it usually does, though the other style looked somewhat familiar as well - not sure if it was that way in the past, or some other forum that used the same setup that had that style or what.
by BillyGr
06 Aug 2020 19:43
Forum: History: USA Midwest/Plains
Topic: Lawson's convenience stores
Replies: 8
Views: 8647

Re: Lawson's convenience stores

I worked at Lawsons/Dairy Mart for a total of 21yrs (17 as manager. And 4 in office as corporate store analyst) until we filed bankruptcy and were sold. Trying times. The only job I could say I loved. Woke up early to get there. It was a huge disappointment when we were bought and office workers co...
by BillyGr
01 Aug 2020 11:26
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: "Grandma" at 125
Replies: 10
Views: 793

Re: "Grandma" at 125

The upstate NY stores in the New England Division probably got combined with the Waldbaum/Food Mart stores they bought. Food Mart was based in Springfield and if they kept their facilities or the old A&P-Springfield operation, it would have been a logical place to source some upstate NY stores....
by BillyGr
31 Jul 2020 13:21
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: "Grandma" at 125
Replies: 10
Views: 793

Re: "Grandma" at 125

It does seem that Superfresh came about in PA due to issues as described. However, looking at a map, Florence (NJ) is not far from Camden, which is right across the river from Philly, so it might have just been where a facility was already located (close to the city but far enough out to be cheaper/...
by BillyGr
12 Jul 2020 11:37
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: UPC codes & grocery scanning
Replies: 97
Views: 83252

Re: UPC codes & grocery scanning

I remember those DTS registers at Price Chopper as well but I recall the digital readout being on the side of the machine facing the customer as you stood in the checkout lane. I believe the readout was in orange. Don't ever remember that pole set-up you're speaking of. Maybe it was just the config...
by BillyGr
11 Jul 2020 11:50
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: UPC codes & grocery scanning
Replies: 97
Views: 83252

Re: UPC codes & grocery scanning

The older registers were marked "Data Terminal Systems" but the newer ones, or the ones with replacement parts around the display were marked "National Semiconductor Datachecker/DTS". In High School I worked at Mayfair Markets in San Diego and they had just converted to electron...
by BillyGr
07 Jul 2020 23:16
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: UPC codes & grocery scanning
Replies: 97
Views: 83252

Re: UPC codes & grocery scanning

Aware/4680 (AW Computer Services like you mentioned) was also capable of running Datachecker terminals on IBM 4680 OS. Safeway did this for their Datachecker terminals from the early 1980s, and I'm pretty sure Price Chopper in New York State did the for their DTS 500 and DTS 2500 terminals. Aware/4...