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by Larcor
12 Feb 2012 22:46
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Hiram's
Replies: 4
Views: 4558

Re: Hiram's

As a store manager for Lucky Stores I was sent to the Lakewood Plaza Lucky #453 (aka Hirams) as its new store manager in 1962. This store when built by the Harris family was reportedly one of if not the largest grocery store in the country. Lucky was in the process of changing the names and re-merch...
by Larcor
01 Aug 2011 23:01
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Michael's Market Orange CA
Replies: 7
Views: 5369

Re: Michael's Market Orange CA

Hi Steve, I remembered your father Vern very well as we both worked for Michael's Markets at the same time. He was well liked and respected at Michael's and was a good friend of Joe Goodnight. As you know the company had service meat departments, on his visits to the stores if customers were waiting...
by Larcor
21 Jul 2011 20:18
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Why traditional supermarkets have been dying
Replies: 11
Views: 6578

Re: Why traditional supermarkets have been dying

Hi Folks, Let me add my 2 cents on this issue. Although now retired I have been in the grocery retail, wholesale, and distribution field for 47 years. In that time I have seen many grocery companies come and go. Some have gone under because as some of you have pointed out mismanagement. While others...
by Larcor
20 Jul 2011 22:29
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: JUBILEE STORES
Replies: 0
Views: 2113

JUBILEE STORES

Does anybody remember the Jubilee Grocery Stores. The stores were purchased from Safeway. One was located in Lynwood and one in Norwalk. The stores were financed by Royal Dairies. The GM was Rudy Neely, formerly the Sales Manager of Michael's Markets. They opened sometime in 1964-65. Thanks Larry Co...
by Larcor
20 Jul 2011 22:19
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: McCoy's Market, Whittier
Replies: 17
Views: 12348

Re: McCoy's Market, Whittier

A little more history on the McCoy's Market at Beach & Ball Rd in Anaheim. It was originally opened as a Michael's Market in/or about 1964. The store manager was yours truly. The Assistant Manager was Otis Ozolins, the Meat Dept. Manager was John Nelson and the Produce Manager was a man named Neely,...
by Larcor
17 Jul 2011 21:58
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: old store brands
Replies: 33
Views: 31948

Re: old store brands

Hi Bud, Being one of those old-timers, I would like to offer the following regarding the definitions of grocery labels in the fifties, sixties and seventies. PRIVATE LABEL: This was a product that was made by a manufacture to the exact specifications of the retailer. ie Lucky Detergent. This product...
by Larcor
08 Jul 2011 22:16
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Does anybody remember All American Mkts. in So. Calif?
Replies: 8
Views: 6494

Re: Does anybody remember All American Mkts. in So. Calif?

Does anybody remember the small 10 store chain called All American Markets in Southern California. This was the same chain that Albertson's bought out to make its entry into the Southern California Grocery Arena. The thing that I remembered most was that the All American Markets each had a gigantic...
by Larcor
01 Jul 2011 10:23
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Michael's Market Orange CA
Replies: 7
Views: 5369

Re: Michael's Market Orange CA

I check in pretty often on a blog about local history in Orange County, CA. This week, the author posted some photos from the "Prospect Plaza" shopping center in the city of Orange, on the southeast corner of Chapman and Prospect Avenues. The 1966 photos (which you can see in greater detail by clic...
by Larcor
30 Jun 2011 21:01
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Orange Empire CO-OP
Replies: 2
Views: 3823

Re: Orange Empire CO-OP

I had an uncle who worked in PHX for Alfred M Lewis, the West Coast grocery wholesaler who sold under the "Orange Empire" banner. Has anybody ever seen a store using the Orange Empire name? I know A M Lewis was disbanded in the 80s-Lucky picked up their PHX warehouse then Fry's bought it when Lucky...
by Larcor
23 Jun 2011 19:04
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: La Mirada Market Basket location questions
Replies: 13
Views: 8120

Re: Market Basket location question

I found an old map of the La Mirada mall that used to be at Roscrans and La Mirada blvd and it shows a Market Basket next to the Bowling alley.. on adelphia I think Is this correct? I always though that location was a Vons or Lucky or something. Gary: Not sure if this is the location you question, ...
by Larcor
21 Jun 2011 10:58
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Vintage "Bargain Basket Markets" to be Revamped
Replies: 2
Views: 3413

Re: Vintage "Bargain Basket Markets" to be Revamped

I owned the Village Market in Fullerton, located at Commonwealth & Basque. During the early 70's I hired a good friend Lee Christenson as a part-time meat cutter. He worked full-time as a meat cutter for the Bargain Basket in Placentia. I would love hear from anyone about him or their experiences wi...
by Larcor
20 Jun 2011 11:52
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Does any remember Michaels Markets in Orange County, Calif.?
Replies: 1
Views: 3001

Re: Does any remember Michaels Markets in Orange County, Cal

Hi Wayne, I worked for Michael's Markets and knew Joe and Michael Goodnight as well as the General Manager Jim Recupero, the District Manager Ken Sage and the Sales Manager Rudy Neeley. This company was indeed financed by Challenge Dairies. Although the Goodnights invested everything they owned also...
by Larcor
19 Jun 2011 18:03
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: National Association of Food Chains-1957-Jim Dandy, etc.
Replies: 3
Views: 3411

Re: National Association of Food Chains-1957-Jim Dandy, etc.

Jim Dandy Markets...Ah brings back many happy memories. Jim Dandy acquired the four Dollar Market stores located in Long Beach together with the five Jim Dandy Stores they already had bringing their total to nine. I started working for Jim Dandy #5 in Bell on Atlantic Blvd. in 1953 as a boxboy, chec...