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Ephrata1966
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K&B

Post by Ephrata1966 » 10 Feb 2011 19:42

Google Maps has an icon that says "K&B Liquor" at North Freeway and Tidwell Road in Houston. Different K&B? This looks like a very old shopping center, but Rite Aid never operated in Houston. I think the CVS in the parking lot was a heavily remodeled Eckerd. Perhaps Eckerd used to be in the strip in the old "Eckerd Drugs" days? Funny how Rite Aid and A&P held on to New Orleans, but never touched Houston.

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Re: Thrifty (and Other Rite-Aid Legacy Brands) Ice Cream

Post by wnetmacman » 10 Feb 2011 20:16

Ephrata1966 wrote:Google Maps has an icon that says "K&B Liquor" at North Freeway and Tidwell Road in Houston. Different K&B?
While K&B had a handful of stores in Texas, they were just across from Shreveport in Longview, Marshall and Kilgore. none of the stores were in Houston.
Funny how Rite Aid and A&P held on to New Orleans, but never touched Houston.
Rite Aid isn't really 'holding on'. They are actually doing much better than they had done initially. A&P held on because they had been #1 in the market, until Walmart took full hold. That's where the market share began to fall. The local stores don't care about being #1. A&P, Kroger, Winn Dixie, Albertsons and others do, and won't stay unless they are. (Kroger has publicly stated this, as did Albertsons before their split.)
Scott Greer

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