Food Fair in Southern California

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somuchtoseeanddo
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Food Fair in Southern California

Post by somuchtoseeanddo » 20 Apr 2020 02:39

Does anyone recall this chain? Think they became defunct around 1973. The signage in them was classic. I used to draw pictures of the store in San Gabriel on Las Tunas Drive. Some of the signage decor included: "You can't buy better, so why pay more?" "Only the price is lowered, never the quality." "Thank you for shopping FOOD FAIR, we hope you like the change." Super A Foods took over several of the locations, such as the San Gabriel, Downey, and El Monte stores.

Steve Landry
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Re: Food Fair in Southern California

Post by Steve Landry » 20 Apr 2020 10:47

Yep!

Fox Markets was the chain that Food Fair purchased in the mid 60's?

They had stores in S. California and Nevada.

They became Fox's Food Fair, then Food Fair and then a few became Pantry Pride (I believe there was at least ONE J.M Fields department store).
The Food Fair Empire

klkla
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Re: Food Fair in Southern California

Post by klkla » 20 Apr 2020 20:55

Here's the Wiki for the company. I don't know how accurate it is.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Food_Fair

somuchtoseeanddo
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Re: Food Fair in Southern California

Post by somuchtoseeanddo » 05 Jul 2020 15:14

Great! Thank you for the information. Since the logo was so different, I thought the Wiki page was another store by the same name. Sounds like they became unmanageable and overly spread. Wish I had a picture of one which was in So. Calif.

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Re: Food Fair in Southern California

Post by Steve Landry » 06 Jul 2020 11:20

somuchtoseeanddo wrote: 05 Jul 2020 15:14 Great! Thank you for the information. Since the logo was so different, I thought the Wiki page was another store by the same name. Sounds like they became unmanageable and overly spread. Wish I had a picture of one which was in So. Calif.
Yes, irresponsible expansion and nepotism, hubris, incompetence and financial corruption.

There was so much ill will created by this company that no one cared about saving save the corporate raider (Ron Perelman, Revlon) who devoured it for its many hidden treasures.

This was a company that the BIG 3 (A&P, Safeway, Kroger) feared for many years.
The Food Fair Empire

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