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by luckysaver
02 Oct 2007 00:07
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Historical Ralphs subsidiaries
Replies: 17
Views: 7306

Ralphs subsidiaries - historic

Forgot that Hughes Supermarkets Inc was rolled into Ralphs Supermarkets Inc and dissolved with Alpha Beta/Boys/Viva/ABC. Somewhere out there is an old SEC 10K report with a full list of Hughes' subsidiaries. Artesia Quality Products was a subsidiary business - it listed its address on Private Select...
by luckysaver
02 Oct 2007 00:01
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Crawfords Market
Replies: 23
Views: 22072

Crawford's

Socalgrocer was referring to the Crawford's on Valley at New in Alhambra. Kroger's Real Estate Department owns the site and is leased to 168 Market (Chinese, owned by 99 Ranch Market). CVS (former Savon) operates at the other end. The other vintage item besides the building is the parking lot street...
by luckysaver
29 Sep 2007 12:34
Forum: History: Drugstore Chains
Topic: Kroger Pharmacies
Replies: 6
Views: 12019

Kroger Pharmacies

Did you know - Kroger owns the 1-store Gene Maddy Drugs (I believe it is in the midwest). What's the history behind Gene Maddy and how did Kroger get a hold of that store - was it part of a former drugstore chain? Kroger never mentioned them on their website as a banner nor a corporate subsidiary. T...
by luckysaver
29 Sep 2007 12:27
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Historical Ralphs subsidiaries
Replies: 17
Views: 7306

Historical Ralphs subsidiaries and brief description of each

Ralphs Grocery Co/Ralphs Supermarkets Inc 1990's subsidiaries pre Fred Meyer/Kroger merger: Ralphs Grocery Company - Umbrella holding company for all Ralphs/F4L properties, one of the largest subsidiaries of Kroger today. In mid 1990's, RGC was a subsidiary of RSI. Ralphs Supermarkets Inc - Ralphs/...
by luckysaver
29 Sep 2007 12:20
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: HACIENDA HEIGHTS CA--Former SMITH'S FOOD KING?
Replies: 12
Views: 8530

Jeff, The $2 Fabric store is on Valley and Muscatel in Rosemead. This was a former Alpha Beta shopping center which had Alpha Beta (currently Rosemead Supermarket, previously Ralphs), Alpha Beta Hy-Lo Drug (currently $2 Fabrics), and Alphy's Coffee Shop, which I don't know what is in its place now. ...
by luckysaver
28 Sep 2007 11:24
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: DIAMOND BAR CA
Replies: 15
Views: 8671

Diamond Bar - Gibson Shopping Center opened in 1970

I have an LA TIMES article from 1969 that discussed the tenants moving into the Gibson Shopping Center (today's Vons/CVS on Diamond Bar and Golden Springs). Vons was (and still is) the original tenant but the CVS was interesting - opened as a Skaggs-Payless, which became Savon, and now CVS - basical...
by luckysaver
28 Sep 2007 11:21
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Historical Ralphs subsidiaries
Replies: 17
Views: 7306

F4L Pomona

Back in the early 1990's, Ron Burkle's Yucaipa Companies owned Food4Less General Merchandising Corporation, which included Food4Less (conventional and warehouse formats), Ralphs, Alpha Beta (green and yellow scheme), Boys, Viva, and Marina. When Burkle sold F4L to Fred Meyer in 1997, it was FM that ...
by luckysaver
27 Sep 2007 21:12
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Max Foods Montebello Closing
Replies: 53
Views: 26178

Max Foods Montebello

Drove by today - entire front facade removed. Is it going to remain Max Foods or rename Lucky/Albertsons? I understand this was the last operating Max Foods in SoCal (under Supervalu). The "Max Foods" sign remains on the Montebello Plaza sign on Via Campo. No pharmacy? Maybe CVS next door is doing b...
by luckysaver
27 Sep 2007 21:05
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Gigante History
Replies: 12
Views: 5222

Gigante Pico Rivera

What's the exact cross streets of this Gigante? I have an LA TIMES article from 1980 that stated that Montgomery Ward (co-financing the project) and Alpha Beta were opening on a 23 acre parcel on the corner of Rosemead and Whittier Blvds (Junction State Routes 19 and 72). The other major tenants at ...
by luckysaver
25 Sep 2007 11:34
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: DIAMOND BAR CA
Replies: 15
Views: 8671

Country Hills Town Center

Dean, The Walnut/Diamond Bar Weekly this week has a story on the status of Country Hills. Facing the Auto Club office in what used to be the Ralphs/Alpha Beta will be an ethnic (possibly Chinese or Korean) supermarket, identified as only "H-Market". It is said to have a food court inside, much like ...
by luckysaver
11 Sep 2007 20:18
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Raisin's Markets locations in 1958
Replies: 11
Views: 6159

Raisin/Alpha Beta in Monterey Park

runchadrun wrote: "Atlantic Blvd, 1 block south of freeway, Monterey Park. I assume they are talking about the 10 freeway and not the 60, which wasn't completed in 1958. My guess is that it's this Asian store that's a former Alpha Beta" The Monterey Park location is indeed south of the 10 Freeway. ...
by luckysaver
03 Jun 2007 16:43
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: West Covina CA
Replies: 20
Views: 13870

Albertsons on Citrus and Workman

According to the website Mall Hall of Fame (mall-hall-of fame.blogspot.com), there was a small LA area chain called Hiram's Supermarkets and operated primarily at shopping malls. There was one at the Whittier Quad and another at Eastland in the Avenue Shops. The Avenue Shops is the 1950's style row ...
by luckysaver
08 Apr 2007 22:04
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Advantage Super Markets
Replies: 11
Views: 6018

Lucky/Advantage store locations

Anybody have a complete list of all original Price Advantage/Advantage/Super Saver locations in California? I plan to post a reply to this list of what those buildings are today based on a simple Google search of its addresses.

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by luckysaver
27 Feb 2007 19:18
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Albertsons and its drugstores
Replies: 7
Views: 5364

Did Grocery Warehouse have pharmacies in the past?

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by luckysaver
27 Feb 2007 19:17
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: West Covina CA
Replies: 20
Views: 13870

Does anybody know the history behind this location:

Glendora and Vine (Hong Kong Market)

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