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by pseudo3d
17 Mar 2020 00:41
Forum: History: Outside the USA and Canada
Topic: Safeway Europe and Australia
Replies: 10
Views: 20872

Re: Safeway Europe and Australia

Is there a good reason why Safeway's UK division skipped France, Belgium, and Netherlands, and went straight to West Germany for expansion? Safeway's U.S. divisions tended to be centered around major areas and then slowly diffused out to counties beyond the "core city".
by pseudo3d
08 Mar 2020 19:06
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Comprehensive list of Kmart locations
Replies: 18
Views: 441

Re: Comprehensive list of Kmart locations

14500 Plank Road in Baker, Louisiana seems to be missing. I can't find proof positive it was a Kmart beyond references to Kmart Plaza, but it was discussed here (on Groceteria) as being closed in the early 1990s (as Kmart). It ended up becoming one of the stranger Albertsons out there (along with an...
by pseudo3d
07 Mar 2020 22:26
Forum: History: USA Midwest/Plains
Topic: Did Safeway ever operate in Minnesota?
Replies: 4
Views: 306

Re: Did Safeway ever operate in Minnesota?

Here is a map showing Safeway's trade area in Iowa in 1960. This doesn't solve the Minnesota mystery, but it does shed light on how the chain was developing their trade area in this part of the country: https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/128562809/ Safeway operated as far north as Mason City, a sc...
by pseudo3d
05 Mar 2020 23:46
Forum: History: USA Midwest/Plains
Topic: Did Safeway ever operate in Minnesota?
Replies: 4
Views: 306

Re: Did Safeway ever operate in Minnesota?

For over 90 years, Safeway has maintained a presence north of Minnesota through its Canadian division in Manitoba and northwest Ontario. Safeway also once operated due south of Minnesota, in Iowa. Yet, has Safeway ever operated a store in Minnesota? It seems odd that they haven't. This winter, I co...
by pseudo3d
03 Mar 2020 19:22
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Walrus article
Replies: 2
Views: 155

Re: Walrus article

As much as I think "death of the grocery store" is a lot of hype and hot air, it's interesting to point out that they bring up the fact that the grocery store is a modern invention ("modern" being less than 150 years ago), the same people probably defend the idea of a traditional "downtown" (as a de...
by pseudo3d
03 Mar 2020 12:19
Forum: History: USA Midwest/Plains
Topic: NEW: Des Moines, 1925-2020 (sort of)
Replies: 7
Views: 215

Re: NEW: Des Moines, 1925-2020 (sort of)

This Newspapers.com newspage mentions how the Food Saver stores were bought and remodeled by Super One (Miner Inc.) in 1995, and indicates that the stores were closed during the remodeling process. Interesting chain and an interesting acquisition for Albertsons. Linking back to your earlier thread ...
by pseudo3d
01 Mar 2020 21:46
Forum: History: USA Midwest/Plains
Topic: NEW: Des Moines, 1925-2020 (sort of)
Replies: 7
Views: 215

Re: NEW: Des Moines, 1925-2020 (sort of)

This Newspapers.com newspage mentions how the Food Saver stores were bought and remodeled by Super One (Miner Inc.) in 1995, and indicates that the stores were closed during the remodeling process.
by pseudo3d
01 Mar 2020 19:59
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Max Foods
Replies: 6
Views: 3172

Re: Max Foods

From some extant records, at least one Max Foods existed in Fort Worth in the mid-1990s briefly, which became a Winn-Dixie around 1997 and even served as a Kroger for a few years after Winn-Dixie left. Grocery Warehouse existed since around 1979 when Albertsons introduced the banner by converting so...
by pseudo3d
26 Feb 2020 10:54
Forum: History: USA Southeast
Topic: Lafayette, LA
Replies: 6
Views: 1383

Re: Lafayette, LA

Further work was done in 2016 to remove the liquor store and move a few more things around. From a 2017 Street View, it still looks from the outside just as it did in 2015, the liquor store (complete with "Liquor" signage and separate doors) is still there, with even the LLC-era "Albertsons Market"...
by pseudo3d
23 Feb 2020 18:15
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Disappearing supermarket commercials from YouTube
Replies: 0
Views: 160

Disappearing supermarket commercials from YouTube

I've noticed that as YouTube crack down on content, and some users end up having their entire library removed either deliberately or due to another offense on the user's part, a lot of commercials have disappeared. I've attempted to archive YouTube videos when I see them to get a hard copy, but a nu...
by pseudo3d
20 Feb 2020 17:07
Forum: History: USA Mid-Atlantic
Topic: American Stores-era ACME history
Replies: 0
Views: 72

American Stores-era ACME history

Maybe I'm remembering this wrong, but as of about five years ago or so there used to a page that covered the early days of American Stores' ACME (American Stores as the original parent of Alpha Beta and ACME, not 1980s and 1990s-era ASC). The only thing I can find is this single page covering the fi...
by pseudo3d
20 Feb 2020 10:23
Forum: History: USA Southwest and Hawaii (Excluding California)
Topic: College Station-Bryan grocery stores since 1980
Replies: 2
Views: 93

Re: College Station-Bryan grocery stores since 1980

Groceteria wrote:
20 Feb 2020 00:04
This is pretty thoroughly excellent. Thank you!
Thanks! I was inspired by both wnetmacman's post and a much older list I had a different Internet forum, which I cleaned up and expanded. An edit I did this morning both added Food 4 Less and clarified the Wal-Mart expansion.
by pseudo3d
19 Feb 2020 11:24
Forum: History: USA Southwest and Hawaii (Excluding California)
Topic: College Station-Bryan grocery stores since 1980
Replies: 2
Views: 93

College Station-Bryan grocery stores since 1980

Figured that I should do something like this since I have the resources (old phone books, etc.) and the local knowledge. Despite the area being dominated by H-E-B with a few Krogers to balance it out, the area has a history of other retailers including Albertsons, Safeway, and even Winn-Dixie. Like ...
by pseudo3d
16 Feb 2020 20:41
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Short-lived grocery stores
Replies: 12
Views: 633

Re: Short-lived grocery stores

Hamady Complete Food Center, a 74,000 square feet store located in Flint, MI (in a former Kroger closed in 2014) managed to be in and out in three months back in 2018.

https://www.abc12.com/content/news/Hama ... 59842.html
by pseudo3d
14 Feb 2020 11:37
Forum: History: USA Southeast
Topic: Lafayette, LA
Replies: 6
Views: 1383

Re: Lafayette, LA

2863 Ambassador Caffery had to have been renovated before 2016...it had the "Albertsons Market" signage on the aisle markers when I visited in 2015, indicated it might have been renovated prior to the buyback of NAI. https://safewayalbertsonstexas.blogspot.com/2016/01/albertsons-2775-lafayette-la.ht...