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by werememberretail
10 Jun 2012 21:04
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: Mayfair Supermarket,Red Bank,NJ & NYC old Safeway questions
Replies: 3
Views: 4411

Re: Mayfair Supermarket,Red Bank,NJ & NYC old Safeway questi

I noted in an old Red Bank,NJ newspaper ,ads for Mayfair Markets,ad said a Twin County Grocers. This was late 1950's. Were these stores affilated with the Mayfair Supermarkets that were located on the west coast ? Also, I know Safeway was located in the NYC area until I think the late 1950's. Anybo...
by werememberretail
04 Apr 2012 08:54
Forum: History: USA Midwest/Plains
Topic: Milgram/SaveMart
Replies: 1
Views: 4018

Milgram/SaveMart

I was reading an old Company History of the old wholsealer Wetterau Inc. (now part of Supervalu) and it had mentioned a grocery chain it bought named Milgram Foods. Anyone remember or have any info or memories on this chain that operated in the Kansas City area, and when did it go out of business? T...
by werememberretail
13 Nov 2011 23:28
Forum: History: USA Midwest/Plains
Topic: Wrigley's supermarkets in Michigan
Replies: 15
Views: 30912

Re: Wrigley's supermarkets in Michigan

Back in 1999-2000 My library had a stack of Moodys Investment manuals dating back to 1979 that featured financial records of numerous public companies I was able to pick up some info on Wrigley/Allied Supermarkets including. after merging with Great Scott! the chain filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy i...
by werememberretail
26 Oct 2011 22:26
Forum: History: USA Southeast
Topic: Who Remembers "Barney's Cafe" (Kroger) & What's The History
Replies: 10
Views: 9446

Re: Who Remembers "Barney's Cafe" (Kroger) & What's The Hist

Here's a 1989 article interviewing the Kroger head regional deli operations manager about the growth of some of the Barney's Cafes in some Krogers. The descriptions seem even more elaborate than those previously mentioned, bordering more on a full restaurant format http://findarticles.com/p/articles...
by werememberretail
26 Oct 2011 22:17
Forum: History: Drugstore Chains
Topic: Pre-CVS drugstore in Oxford Valley Mall?
Replies: 3
Views: 6636

Re: Pre-CVS drugstore in Oxford Valley Mall?

Josh. Being from the area and visiting that mall frequently esp during the 1980s there was a HBA--only Rite Aid at the Oxford Valley Mall until the 90s, it may have been the same location as the said CVS (which moved up the road to a bigger location in Yardley) and speaking of the(and speaking of Ri...
by werememberretail
26 Oct 2011 18:55
Forum: History: USA Midwest/Plains
Topic: Kessel Food Market
Replies: 5
Views: 6396

Re: Kessel Food Market

Kroger created a distribution partnership called Foodland Distributors by spinning off the Detroit area warehouse to a limited partnership with several Detroit area supermarkets, including Kessel's. Super Kmarts in the the area were supplied by the warehouse from the 90's until the partnership was ...
by werememberretail
14 Oct 2011 21:37
Forum: History: USA Mid-Atlantic
Topic: Topco branded Products at Shop 'n Bag (Pre-Fleming era)
Replies: 2
Views: 3497

Re: Topco branded Products at Shop 'n Bag (Pre-Fleming era)

Hi, Shop &Bag Co_Op members being good businesmen and having former PenFruit customers shoping in many former Penfruit stores now being Shop &Bag were asked for Topco. They arranged to add this private label as a second private label to their stores. This however was short lived and the co-op went ...
by werememberretail
14 Oct 2011 21:09
Forum: History: USA Mid-Atlantic
Topic: An Old Philadelphia Acme
Replies: 2
Views: 3694

Re: An Old Philadelphia Acme

There was an A-frame style Acme at the corner of the Roosevelt Boulevard and Borbeck St. that was built in the 60s. It probably closed in 1980 after Acme purchased and relocated to the larger former Food Fair property at Pennypack Circle. The old store became Dugan's Restaurant and catering hall. D...
by werememberretail
01 Oct 2011 17:52
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Zayre in Florida
Replies: 2
Views: 3783

Re: Zayre in Florida

And was "QD Discount Food" a chain? Anyone know what happened to it?
Yes indeed, believe it or not it was a sub-chain of Food Fair's Florida Division that predated the Pantry Pride conversion. obviouly the stores eventually became Pantry Pride
by werememberretail
29 Sep 2011 11:49
Forum: History: USA Mid-Atlantic
Topic: Topco branded Products at Shop 'n Bag (Pre-Fleming era)
Replies: 2
Views: 3497

Topco branded Products at Shop 'n Bag (Pre-Fleming era)

( This is directed to people in the Philadelphia/ Delaware Valley area but everyone with knowledge can chime in. back in the mid 90s I recall seeing a small old abandoned truck with a half a dozen old logos all of them marked out with black paint. one of them being the old "Shop n' Bag" logo and the...
by werememberretail
19 Aug 2011 10:08
Forum: History: Drugstore Chains
Topic: Dart Drug, Wash DC area?
Replies: 3
Views: 7438

Re: Dart Drug, Wash DC area?

Yes, I remember them. They did quite well. They also opened Crown Books and Trak Auto. Some of the drug stores also sold building materials. I remember one store with ceiling tile on one side of the aisle and wine on the other. They were not well organized. Because of the family bickering, they end...
by werememberretail
17 Aug 2011 13:35
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Pantry Pride: Is anyone familiar with this store Interior
Replies: 3
Views: 5866

Re: Pantry Pride: Is anyone familiar with this store Interio

Yep………..pretty much. :-) Thanks Steve. The design seemed in tune with the time period (late 70s early 80s) and meshed well with the 1977-early 90s Pantry Pride logo and private label packaging In Philadelphia during the takeover of some of Penn Fruits best stores by Pantry Pride you had stores chan...
by werememberretail
16 Aug 2011 23:04
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Pantry Pride: Is anyone familiar with this store Interior
Replies: 3
Views: 5866

Pantry Pride: Is anyone familiar with this store Interior

Pantry Pride: Is anyone familiar with this store Interior This is chiefly to all the Food Fair fans out there but anyone can chime on the matter and since they were in two distinct regions (the Northeast MidAtlantic and Florida) I placed it in this category In my discussion on a wealth of pictures I...
by werememberretail
25 Jun 2011 01:16
Forum: History: USA Southeast
Topic: Pantry Pride prototype 2900 N 34th Street St Petersburg FL.
Replies: 1
Views: 4232

Pantry Pride prototype 2900 N 34th Street St Petersburg FL.

I was just looking up some more old ads for Pantry Pride and This turned up. http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=JmdQAAAAIBAJ&sjid=ulgDAAAAIBAJ&pg=5202,2883329&dq=save+at+pantry+pride&hl=en This is an ad for a "million dollar" remodel of a St Pete Pantry Pride. This store doesn't seem like it could...
by werememberretail
27 May 2011 18:00
Forum: History: USA Mid-Atlantic
Topic: Temple University Photo Archives: Pantry Pride
Replies: 5
Views: 4096

Re: Temple University Photo Archives: Pantry Pride

jbarn02 wrote:The pictures are great, did not find the food fair headquarters one.
type "food fair" in the search mechanism