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by krogerclerk
24 Jul 2010 17:16
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: When did these A&Ps close? Were any of them replaced?
Replies: 16
Views: 7663

Re: When did these A&Ps close? Were any of them replaced?

I still think the period from 1969-2009 was not pretty. Back then they called it A Mart, then they called it Super Fresh, now they call it Pathmark Sav-a-Center. At one time they even called it Futurestore. But I call it corruption. Their countless closings should be evidence enough. As far as I kn...
by krogerclerk
22 Jul 2010 00:13
Forum: History: USA Southeast
Topic: "Northeastern Chains" in Florida?
Replies: 22
Views: 22484

Re: "Northeastern Chains" in Florida?

In Florida, the northern cities of Jacksonville, Tallahassee, Gainesville, Pensacola, Panama City and Fort Walton Beach are very much southern cities and the rural areas surrounding them are much like nearby areas of South Georgia and South Alabama. Retirement and tourism are still mainstays to the ...
by krogerclerk
21 Jul 2010 23:14
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: If you could bring a defunct store back.....
Replies: 32
Views: 29615

Re: If you could bring a defunct store back.....

I remember being fascinated with the Pantry Pride on Key West when I was in 87 or so. It was smallish with the sidewalk being the only thing between it and the road. It had parking on the side, yet was busy and even had scanning and not in a "touristy" part of the Key. The Pantry Pride sig...
by krogerclerk
19 Jul 2010 20:26
Forum: History: USA Southeast
Topic: "Northeastern Chains" in Florida?
Replies: 22
Views: 22484

Re: "Northeastern Chains" in Florida?

Grand Union sold its Miami area stores to Publix in the 1950's, giving Publix the foothold that led it becoming the dominant chain in Southeast Florida. However, Grand Union continued to operate in South Florida, re-expanding and surviving into the mid-80's having expanding to the Southwest Gulf Coa...
by krogerclerk
18 Jul 2010 20:57
Forum: History: USA Mid-Atlantic
Topic: Northeastern chains in Virginia?
Replies: 13
Views: 4893

Re: Northeastern chains in Virginia?

I believe Safeway's Eastern Division has been discussed before. Safeway acquired the DC-based Sanitary chain in the early 30's. Sanitary Stores were as far south as Richmond. Safeway at the was attempting to take on A&P in the east and become a coast to coast chain. There was even a New York div...
by krogerclerk
11 Jul 2010 23:11
Forum: History: USA Southeast
Topic: Pantry Pride/Rawson-Jacksonville: Missing Link Solved
Replies: 2
Views: 3989

Re: Pantry Pride/Rawson-Jacksonville: Missing Link Solved

This acquisition is the perfect example of how Winn-Dixie could have benefited from Pantry Pride's exit and failed to run with the ball. They gained stores on their home turf in Jacksonville where they were already number one and gained little from this. Had they adopted Pantry Pride's pricing, they...
by krogerclerk
20 May 2010 21:44
Forum: History: USA Southeast
Topic: Former Big Star/Colonial Locations Still Selling Groceries
Replies: 32
Views: 40254

Re: Former Big Star/Colonial Locations Still Selling Groceries

720 Commerce Drive Decatur, GA began as a Colonial, became a Big Star, until 1992, operating as A&P until 1999, then as Harris-Teeter until 2001 and as Kroger since then. I believe H-T gutted the store and refacaded, so its no longer recognizable as a vintage Colonial Store. The Peachtree City B...
by krogerclerk
20 May 2010 21:25
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: UPC codes & grocery scanning
Replies: 100
Views: 87976

Re: UPC codes & grocery scanning

Times have certainly changed. From a unit slightly larger than a compact refrigerator, and slow and cumbersome at that, to the more compact designs of the present. From first hand experience with a unit paired with and IBM 3663, their size and slowness can be vouched for. I recall being able to &quo...
by krogerclerk
10 Mar 2010 00:18
Forum: History: USA Mid-Atlantic
Topic: "Warehouse pricing" and grease pencils
Replies: 5
Views: 3937

Re: "Warehouse pricing" and grease pencils

Grease pencils to mark prices didn't last very long at most of the warehouse style stores of the 70's, as intentional and unintentional errant price marking plagued the system. Most warehouse stores were early to adopt scanning that survived into the next decade, a move that alleviated the labor sav...
by krogerclerk
10 Mar 2010 00:14
Forum: History: USA Southeast
Topic: Supermarket News on the 50th anniversary of Harris Teeter
Replies: 1
Views: 3850

Re: Supermarket News on the 50th anniversary of Harris Teeter

Congratulations for your contributions. Harris-Teeter's move upscale began in the 80's, mainly as a response to Food Lion in particular, and Winn-Dixie and BiLo in general, benefiting from Kroger exiting the Charlotte and Charleston, SC markets. Ultimately this move would differentiate the grocery o...
by krogerclerk
08 Feb 2010 15:48
Forum: History: USA Northwest/Rockies/Alaska
Topic: Safeway closing Cheyenne, WY Store Pioneer Ave.
Replies: 4
Views: 3729

Re: Safeway closing Cheyenne, WY Store Pioneer Ave.

The store is a "Ranch" style counterpart to the more common Gable and Marina Safeways of the era it was built. The interior has been updated, I believe, to the Lifestyle decor. http://maps.google.com/maps/svpw?url=http:%2F%2Fmaps.google.com%2Fmaps%3Ff%3Dq%26source%3Ds_q%26hl%3Den%26geocode...
by krogerclerk
02 Feb 2010 22:10
Forum: History: USA Southeast
Topic: Safeway in Arkansas
Replies: 20
Views: 18331

Re: Safeway in Arkansas

Here's a streetview of Searcy, AR Safeway, operating as the indy Sexton Foods, and its Marina predecessor next door. Searcy has a still operating Kroger Superstore about a mile east of this store: http://maps.google.com/maps/svpw?url=http:%2F%2Fmaps.google.com%2Fmaps%3Ff%3Dq%26source%3Ds_q%26hl%3Den...
by krogerclerk
02 Feb 2010 22:05
Forum: History: USA Southeast
Topic: Kroger in England, AR
Replies: 6
Views: 5563

Re: Kroger in England, AR

Kroger moved to this location in 1997. I'm pretty sure it was a Safeway/Harvest Foods prior to that. Here's a google street view of the pre-superstore era Kroger just down the road from the current Kroger at Pine Bluff Highway and East Nichols Street. The sign post would have sported an oval Kroger ...
by krogerclerk
02 Feb 2010 18:25
Forum: History: USA Mid-Atlantic
Topic: Table of operational Kroger stores in West Virginia
Replies: 29
Views: 16915

Re: Table of operational Kroger stores in West Virginia

My observations regarding Clarksburg and Fairmont were that they appear to be reasonably healthy. It seems much of the population decline since the 80's may be more a result of low birth rates and and aging population that leaves for retirement, as it is in many post-industrial rust belt cities. Onl...
by krogerclerk
01 Feb 2010 10:25
Forum: History: USA Mid-Atlantic
Topic: Table of operational Kroger stores in West Virginia
Replies: 29
Views: 16915

Re: Table of operational Kroger stores in West Virginia

Morgantown has 3 currently operating stores, one appears to be a 1970's superstore remodel and subsequent expansion and remodels that add a hodgepodge of design elements such as green house era signage for Pharmacy and Deli-Bakery and post-greenhouse elements of more recent stores. The Earl Core Roa...