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by turbocsx
11 Oct 2017 20:18
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Defunct grocery chains you personally shopped at
Replies: 36
Views: 40334

Re: Defunct grocery chains you personally shopped at

grand union
Hills
pantry pride
a&p
Pathmark
Waldbaums
Plus
by turbocsx
10 Jan 2013 21:14
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: New York area: Blue Jay Markets
Replies: 12
Views: 10106

Re: New York area: Blue Jay Markets

wow, i love the sign with the name in script. never saw one in person, i would have loved to though.
by turbocsx
09 Jan 2013 19:59
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: New York area: Blue Jay Markets
Replies: 12
Views: 10106

Re: New York area: Blue Jay Markets

awesome post! love the pics. Check out the parkay logo on the cartons next to your grandfather. Sounds like he built up a nice business over the years. do you know what the final store count was? also, what made him decide to sell?
by turbocsx
05 Dec 2008 21:03
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: New York Area: A&P
Replies: 17
Views: 12299

Re: New York Area: A&P

In Suffolk, how many of the Waldbaums that are still open that used to be A&P? I know of Southampton, East Hampton (I think?), and Holbrook, but being a young lad and not really traveling all over the island at that time, I can't remember any others. Can someone fill me in? As a kid (I'm pretty you...
by turbocsx
05 Dec 2008 20:58
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: New York Area: A&P
Replies: 17
Views: 12299

Re: New York Area: A&P

Today Great A&P is reviving all of its banners to make them more competitive with other chains. You'll be seeing conversions to Pathmark Sav-a-centers as well as several Food Emporiums to A&P Fresh Markets. This is an exciting time for A&P as its 150th anniversary year begins in 2009, only months a...
by turbocsx
30 Aug 2008 16:21
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Extinct Supermarket Merchandise
Replies: 177
Views: 83473

Re: Extinct Supermarket Merchandise

Did somebody mention Monk Fish? MonkFish is known as poor mans lobster and now sells for 9.99 lb and is now considered a week end only item in Acmes Butcher Block. i think you could be confused with pollock a cheap whitefish that is used for in Sea Food Chunks, lobster cunks and Sea Food Salads. Do...
by turbocsx
30 Aug 2008 16:17
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Extinct Supermarket Merchandise
Replies: 177
Views: 83473

Re:

One 'extinct' supermarket item I rewmember form when I worked at Mayfair Markets in the early 80's was the 'house dress' (also known as a mumu). Most supermarkets had a small section selling house dresses and cheap shoes. The dresses were brightly colored/patterned and usually worn by full figured ...
by turbocsx
30 Aug 2008 16:15
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Extinct Supermarket Merchandise
Replies: 177
Views: 83473

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J-Mac wrote:How about Sunshine Bakeries products? I have a friend that is upset that Hydrox Cookies are no longer avaliable.

Ah well.

hydrox is back, in retro-packaging to boot! I saw it recently at a store. Not sure which,

i think Stop and Shop.
by turbocsx
30 Aug 2008 15:37
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: New York Area: A&P
Replies: 17
Views: 12299

Re: New York Area: A&P

I have a few Pathmark stores by me. I'd love to see them converted to sav-a-centers. I'd also welcome the A&P name back into the area.
by turbocsx
19 Dec 2007 20:55
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: The Pop Shoppe
Replies: 9
Views: 6553

Re: The Pop Shoppe

we had the pop shoppe in ny also. I remember as a kid, we would load the empty cases into my mom's 1979 thunderbird trunk.
by turbocsx
17 Nov 2006 21:37
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Woolco
Replies: 43
Views: 41762

cool scan for woolco

that's a cool scan. I just fowarded it to my father and brothers. they are all in the hvac industry. and my one brother used to work at woolco.
by turbocsx
17 Nov 2006 21:22
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: New York area: Billy Blake? Food Parade?
Replies: 31
Views: 28921

ok, I just found out that the former Harrows location, now aid auto stores used to be a Safeway. I was told this by 2 people who have lived in riverhead all thier lives. So, I am not sure what the deal is. Is it possible the king kullen was a safeway 1st? I think they said that the current king kull...
by turbocsx
07 Oct 2006 07:03
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: New York: Bohacks
Replies: 20
Views: 27248

ok. that's interesting about the one in centereach. because a&p originally had a store on the other side of the street about a 1/2 mile west of the present day pathmark. it was one of their old brick stores. that store was still standing till recently. i was over there about a month ago and itwas be...
by turbocsx
03 Oct 2006 18:46
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Grocery Experience
Replies: 3
Views: 3586

i worked at a King Kullen store for about 2 years. But my interest pre-dates my employment in the industry.
by turbocsx
01 Oct 2006 11:22
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Mr. T RealiTy show
Replies: 3
Views: 3274

Mr. T RealiTy show

Has anyone seen the commercial on TVland for Mr. T's new reality show? The show is about fools in the world and how he goes and gets them to stop being fools. There is a commercial of him in a supermarket. He goes up to the express line (12 or less) and the woman has like 20 items. he rips down the ...