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by Groceteria
29 Jan 2006 01:20
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Store #1
Replies: 31
Views: 21611

Lenny wrote:All of these stores are featured on the Weis Project.
The Weis Project:
http://www.weisproject.com/
by Groceteria
29 Jan 2006 01:11
Forum: History: Outside the USA and Canada
Topic: Safeway in Europe...?
Replies: 6
Views: 11076

Re: UK Safeways

I am not sure if Safeway is in UK still and havent seen them in other European countries. As mentioned above, Safeway UK has been merged into Morrisons. And as mentioned on the very site this message board is a part of , "Safeway expanded worldwide in the 1960s, with divisions established in the UK...
by Groceteria
29 Jan 2006 00:56
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Safeway/Vons same prototype...?
Replies: 16
Views: 10057

someone has to know something!! . Could you be a little more specific about the design elements you mean? The Vons prototype of the 1990s was the one with the red stripe and the script departmental signage: http://groceteria.com/forboard/vons.jpg Safeway in the 1990s started doing the yellow walls ...
by Groceteria
29 Jan 2006 00:46
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: PAK'N SAVE FOODS
Replies: 37
Views: 30454

And i have also heard/saw/read some where that the Pak N Save if owned by VONS used to say "Pak N Save by VONS"...unless VONS came out with a store of that name but spelled if differently...? Could have been they wound up with some formerly Safeway-owned branches when they acquired Safeway's SoCal ...
by Groceteria
28 Jan 2006 21:56
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: PAK'N SAVE FOODS
Replies: 37
Views: 30454

the pak n' save chain was owned by the Vons Companies till Safeway bought them out. Actually, I believe Safeway acquired Pak 'n Save in 1983 when they purchased Brentwood Markets, the Northern California chain which started it. Safeway attempted to build up the chain from that base. They never did ...
by Groceteria
27 Jan 2006 02:11
Forum: History: USA Southeast
Topic: Coliseum Center - Independence Blvd. CLT
Replies: 4
Views: 4548

It was a Park-n-Shop, similar to the ones still standing on North Tryon (at Sugar Creek, now Compare Foods), and Wilkinson Boulevard (vacant, near the new Wal-Mart). It was open from 1965 until the late 1970s. Independence: http://groceteria.com/forboard/ps01.jpg Wilkinson: http://groceteria.com/for...
by Groceteria
22 Jan 2006 14:43
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Market and Florence, Inglewood CA: Mayfair?
Replies: 4
Views: 4308

Note address change in subject line and original post:

230 N Market St, Inglewood.
by Groceteria
21 Jan 2006 00:06
Forum: History: Canada
Topic: Canada Safeways
Replies: 53
Views: 64468

I've split off the drifting loyalty cards topic and placed it in "current operations". And now, back to our regularly scheduled topic of Canada Safeway...
by Groceteria
19 Jan 2006 14:00
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Safeway/Alpha Beta relation
Replies: 9
Views: 6268

The following is from a 1999 archived version of the old American Stores Co. website I have, and it pretty well covers the whole subject: The Early Years: Creating a Foundation for the Future Our beginnings go back to 1891 when Samuel Robinson and Robert Crawford opened a neighborhood grocery store ...
by Groceteria
19 Jan 2006 11:40
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Safeway/Alpha Beta relation
Replies: 9
Views: 6268

Skaggs grocery stores were established in 1919, and merged in 1926 with a Southern California chain formerly known as San Seelig Stores to form the modern Safeway company. Skaggs drug stores were started by a different branch of the same family in the 1930s and later grew into the entity which over ...
by Groceteria
18 Jan 2006 15:15
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: 7-11
Replies: 36
Views: 22785

Does anyone know who owns the name Seven-Eleven? Southland Corp, the master franchiser went bankrupt after the chain over expanded in the 70s or 80s. I think Southland came to be owned by a Far Eastern conglomerate. From http://www.7-eleven.com : On November 9, 2005, Seven-Eleven Japan Co., Ltd., a...
by Groceteria
18 Jan 2006 13:12
Forum: History: Canada
Topic: Canada Safeways
Replies: 53
Views: 64468

British Columbia and Alberta are the only provinces Safeway Canada operates in. Safeway, other than the Baltimore/Washington region, in which they inherited Sanitary Stores in the 1920's, is a West Coast chain. A&P still operates predominantly in Eastern Canada, as does IGA and Loblaw's, a Canadian...
by Groceteria
18 Jan 2006 13:02
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: A&P to Super Fresh/Farmer Jack
Replies: 8
Views: 6078

Re: The New Farmer Jack

I don't know how A&P runs Superfresh or Farmer Jack's in other places. In Richmond, anyway, the Farmer Jack's stores were anything but super stores or high-end, and Superfresh was even less so - definitely not so super and not so fresh. Granted, A&P's stores today (in the markets where they still e...
by Groceteria
18 Jan 2006 01:48
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: San Jose Albertsons uproar all over news today
Replies: 4
Views: 4072

Story from the San Jose Mercury News:

http://www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercuryn ... 641200.htm
by Groceteria
17 Jan 2006 23:23
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Another Bay Area Bell history.
Replies: 5
Views: 4519

Re: On no

Is that the former car dealership? The one that doesn't havea parking lot? Yup. It does have a small lot, though. It is hard even to find an Albertsons in San Francisco and areas north. Actually, Alberstons has had a bit of a renaissance in SF proper; there are four stores there now, three of which...