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by jleyerle
03 Aug 2022 21:32
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: SuperPlus
Replies: 2
Views: 104

Re: SuperPlus

It is probably more likely that it was Florida, as A&P was having some success with the Family Mart concept down that way. SuperPlus hung on after A&P left Chicago for a few years, as the attached story says. I recall that it was essentially a warehouse market with meat/produce...akin to a F...
by jleyerle
26 Jul 2022 19:26
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: A&P bakery only locations?
Replies: 6
Views: 549

Re: A&P bakery only locations?

Apparently they did do cake decorating at their central bakeries--recently saw a mention that you could order personalized cakes from store locations w/o in-store bakeries.
by jleyerle
30 Jun 2022 14:39
Forum: History: USA Mid-Atlantic
Topic: NEW: Altoona, 1925-2020
Replies: 4
Views: 231

Re: NEW: Altoona, 1925-2020

That's a cool article! Wonder what the last service store in the A&P system was--either the one on Royal in New Orleans or perhaps one somewhere in NYC.
by jleyerle
14 Jun 2022 08:19
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: JCPenney supermarkets
Replies: 3
Views: 314

Re: JCPenney supermarkets

Their first exposure to supermarkets was up in Milwaukee, where they had the Treasury which included supermarkets at some stores. They initially cooperated with Hinky-Dinky out of Omaha which set up Supermarkets Interstate before taking them over. There's some interesting material out there includin...
by jleyerle
21 Apr 2022 16:46
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Nordstrom Stores In Alaska
Replies: 1
Views: 334

Re: Nordstrom Stores In Alaska

Don't know, but there is an apocryphal story about Nordstrom (in Alaska) taking back tires on a return with a smile....they never sold tires...except the store where the return took place FORMERLY sold the tires before Nordstrom. Service with a smile.
by jleyerle
20 Apr 2022 18:28
Forum: History: USA Midwest/Plains
Topic: NEW: Louisville KY, 1922 and 1946-2022
Replies: 7
Views: 760

Re: NEW: Louisville KY, 1922 and 1946-2022

Agree--but H-D seemed to go anywhere anyone would have them...everywhere from Wisconsin with Treasure Island/JCPenney; Rio Grande Valley with Globe/Walgreens (I think), Sioux Falls with National Bellas Hess (!); not either like Colonial (concentrated within their SE footprint) or Meadowdale/Abner Wo...
by jleyerle
18 Apr 2022 21:19
Forum: History: USA Midwest/Plains
Topic: NEW: Louisville KY, 1922 and 1946-2022
Replies: 7
Views: 760

Re: NEW: Louisville KY, 1922 and 1946-2022

Apparently Hinky-Dinky/Supermarkets Interstate had a couple locations in Louisville in the mid-60s incorporated in a couple of the more esoteric discount stores (Globe/Ontario/Arlans/National Bellas Hess...)...there is some evidence of this within the Hinky-Dinky corporate newsletter archives which ...
by jleyerle
04 Apr 2022 13:10
Forum: History: USA Northwest/Rockies/Alaska
Topic: Fred Meyer Chain - 100th Anniversary: 1922-2022 - "Shelby Report of the West" April 2022 Edition
Replies: 1
Views: 266

Re: Fred Meyer Chain - 100th Anniversary: 1922-2022 - "Shelby Report of the West" April 2022 Edition

Yes, My-T-Fine was their private label. I worked for a market research company in St. Louis who did work for Kraft; don't ask me why I remember but we were doing a survey in Portland/Seattle in about 1981 for Velveeta Singles which were in test market there. Also did one elsewhere in the US for Kraf...
by jleyerle
20 Feb 2022 17:44
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Archive of annual reports
Replies: 5
Views: 650

Re: Archive of annual reports

Eureka! Filled in some sketchy memories about JCPenney.
by jleyerle
18 Sep 2021 22:37
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: "First" JCPenney Catalog
Replies: 4
Views: 1783

Re: "First" JCPenney Catalog

Wards actually shrank their store base in the '50s...their management was convinced of a post-war depression, so hoarded cash. They expanded in suburban clusters in the early 60s around their mail order warehouses, which resulted them missing other metros entirely (they had a couple catalogue stores...
by jleyerle
03 Sep 2021 10:49
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: The oldest Kroger store in operation?
Replies: 8
Views: 9308

Re: The oldest Kroger store in operation?

The Grosse Pointe Kroger was entirely renovated a couple years ago (was closed for several weeks) so is completely modern inside...it may or may not be labeled "Fresh Fare" but is certainly to that standard, though in a small footprint. Kroger has a monopoly in that part of town after taki...
by jleyerle
26 Aug 2021 21:18
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: Major Update: Boston, 1925-1981
Replies: 5
Views: 1001

Re: Major Update: Boston, 1925-1981

You have S. S. Pirece in at least two cells.
by jleyerle
25 Aug 2021 07:50
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: Major Update: Boston, 1925-1981
Replies: 5
Views: 1001

Re: Major Update: Boston, 1925-1981

Noticed you've got a global mis-spelling...S.S. Pierce is not spelled right.
by jleyerle
20 Aug 2021 08:05
Forum: History: USA Northwest/Rockies/Alaska
Topic: Billings, MT Old Store Photos
Replies: 6
Views: 574

Re: Billings, MT Old Store Photos

there's an old-school sporting goods store (mostly team sports, specifically wrestling) in the next suburb that still has their mechanical cash register...they have so little stock except for wrestling gear but it's a fun anachronism.