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by jamcool
15 Jul 2014 15:16
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Heir to Leaf Brands acquires abandoned Macy's legacy marques
Replies: 4
Views: 9640

Re: Heir to Leaf Brands acquires abandoned Macy's legacy mar

Robinson's in AZ was originally Goldwaters...Since the Goldwater name is used by a family member on a line of salsas and condiments, I assume they own the rights to that name.
by jamcool
19 Aug 2013 15:30
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Dairy Queen Through the Years
Replies: 15
Views: 14533

Re: Dairy Queen Through the Years

An oddity...International DQ (the master franchisor) is owned by Berkshire Hathaway, who also has major investments in Coca Cola...yet many DQ franchises serve Pepsi.
by jamcool
25 Mar 2013 15:38
Forum: History: USA Southwest and Hawaii (Excluding California)
Topic: Bashas'
Replies: 27
Views: 27018

Re: Bashas'

Unfortunately, Bashas' wasn't able to get favorable terms on a lease renewal at that site and now it's a Sprouts (along with a number of other former ABCO stores in the Phoenix area). \ The Sprouts market just recently opened at that site. So we have a grocery store on its 4th owner! (Lucky to ABCO...
by jamcool
27 Jan 2013 22:09
Forum: History: Drugstore Chains
Topic: Largest Walgreens store I've seen
Replies: 6
Views: 9730

Re: Largest Walgreens store I've seen

In the past (pre 1980s), Walgreens stores were rather large, having restataunts, sporting goods departments, even garden departments
by jamcool
18 Jun 2012 23:32
Forum: History: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Similarities Between Texaco and Shell Signage
Replies: 9
Views: 8359

Re: Similarities Between Texaco and Shell Signage

Most of the major gas sellers use standardized signage...a controlled background sign... and share architectural design Chevron and Texaco (only difference is logo and colors) Conoco/76/Phillips 66 (same colors) Exxon/Mobil (red for Exxon/blue for Mobil) BP and ARCO (ARCO uses BP designs with ARCO b...
by jamcool
29 May 2012 01:16
Forum: History: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Goodyear Tire Service Centers
Replies: 7
Views: 8222

Re: Goodyear Tire Service Centers

I do remember the Goodyear stores with the blue and yellow "diamond" pylon - lit in neon at night. Phoenix also had a king size Goodyear diamond sign with a time/temp sign at the corner of I-17 and the Grand Ave overpass. Also the tire stores sold bikes and toys during the holidays, and of course, t...
by jamcool
14 May 2012 22:05
Forum: History: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: The Very First Texaco "System 2000" Stations (1981-1983)
Replies: 14
Views: 11513

Re: The Very First Texaco "System 2000" Stations (1981-1983)

In the 90s Texaco and Shell combined their retail/refining operations in the US into a partnership (majority owned by Shell)..in some markets Texaco was predominant, Shell in others. The partnership ended when Chevron bought out Texaco. The Texaco share of the partnership was sold to Shell around 20...
by jamcool
26 Jan 2012 20:00
Forum: History: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Bookstores
Replies: 9
Views: 8129

Re: Bookstores

There is also Hastings...the combo book store/CDs/DVDs place that is mostly in smaller towns.

In Arizona we have Bookman's , a super-sized new/used book store.
by jamcool
15 Jan 2012 01:09
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Unusual '60s 7-Eleven
Replies: 1
Views: 3112

Re: Unusual '60s 7-Eleven

I did notice Loeb's...liquor,laundromat, and BBQ under one roof!
by jamcool
18 Dec 2011 00:56
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: old store brands
Replies: 33
Views: 30935

Re: old store brands

The "generics" era was the time of double-digit inflation, they were supposedly even cheaper than the store brand and were basically slightly lower in quality than the store brand. There was even a generic "beer" which was made by the infamous Falstaff brewery
by jamcool
08 Jun 2011 15:40
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: JCPenney mall locations
Replies: 16
Views: 15713

Re: JCPenney mall locations

JCP was the center anchor of Chris Town mall in Phoenix...accessed by the glass-fronted central mall entrance
by jamcool
06 May 2011 19:32
Forum: History: USA Southwest and Hawaii (Excluding California)
Topic: Bashas'
Replies: 27
Views: 27018

Re: Bashas'

Yes, it opened as a Lucky. It became an ABCO when they bought the AZ Lucky stores in the late 80s. When ABCO went under (along with its then-owner Fleming) in the early 00s Bashas' bought the store
by jamcool
05 May 2011 02:56
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Defunct grocery chains you personally shopped at
Replies: 36
Views: 37756

Re: Defunct grocery chains you personally shopped at

Defunct/departed chains in Phoenix AJ Bayless (at its end just known as "BAYLESS") E-Z Save (one store discount grocery/dept store experiment by Bayless) Cooke's (another Bayless experiment - a warehouse-style supermarket) The famous Smitty's..which briefly changed to Fred Meyer before becoming Fry'...
by jamcool
25 Mar 2011 15:33
Forum: History: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Chveron Stations Operating as Standard Oil
Replies: 27
Views: 24777

Re: Chveron Stations Operating as Standard Oil

Exxon stills sells some industrial products (lubes, fuels) under the "Humble" and "Esso" brands

As does Mobil with the "Vacuum" and "Gargoyle" names.