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by jamcool
14 Nov 2005 19:00
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Who remembers store brand beer?
Replies: 19
Views: 15886

Who remembers store brand beer?

Remember when the grocery chains had their own private label beers? Most had a taste that made Old Milwaukee taste like champagne in comparison! :twisted:
by jamcool
12 Nov 2005 00:36
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: The many slogans of Safeway.
Replies: 3
Views: 4713

The many slogans of Safeway.

Until the 80s, Safeway seemed to use different slogans for each of its divisions. Who remembers the various Safeway slogans of the 70s/80s?
In Phoenix we had:

"Since We're Neighbors-Let's Be Friends...Safeway!"
"Go For It...at Safeway"
"Everything You Want From A Store-And A Little Bit More!"
by jamcool
12 Nov 2005 00:19
Forum: History: USA Northwest/Rockies/Alaska
Topic: Grand Central
Replies: 3
Views: 4214

The New Mexico Grand Central stores were bought by WalMart
by jamcool
09 Nov 2005 15:07
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Vintage Supermarkets in Movies and TV (Old Ones Only Please)
Replies: 169
Views: 118669

Here's one that pops up on AMC once in awhile http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/bachelor_in_paradise/ Bachelor In Paradise (1961) - OK Bob Hope movie with scenes in an LA-area Hughes supermarket. From some of the scenes in the store - apparently Hughes was an IGA affiliate in the early 60s' - there we...
by jamcool
09 Nov 2005 14:49
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: KMart grocery stores before SuperKMart
Replies: 76
Views: 80895

The blue K with-squiggles was the SS Kresge corporate logo..could there also have been a Kresges in the same plaza as the Kmart? There were several shopping centers out here (Phoenix) that had both a Woolco and a Woolworth!
by jamcool
08 Nov 2005 13:20
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: KMart grocery stores before SuperKMart
Replies: 76
Views: 80895

I do remember many Kmarts had food departments..with separate "Kmart Food" signage...actually many of the discount chains had food departments until the 80s
by jamcool
07 Nov 2005 18:34
Forum: History: USA Northwest/Rockies/Alaska
Topic: The Different Formats of Fred Meyer
Replies: 27
Views: 15588

The Fry brothers opened their first store in Phoenix around 1960. I guess they came as snowbirds, noticed that Phoenix had less competition than the CA market and expanded here. I know during the 60's the Dillon's operation out of KS bought both Fry's chains and started expanding in AZ. Before Kroge...
by jamcool
07 Nov 2005 16:56
Forum: History: USA Northwest/Rockies/Alaska
Topic: The Different Formats of Fred Meyer
Replies: 27
Views: 15588

Fred Meyer had a brief stay in Arizona...more below Smitty's was a Phoenix based chain....the first superstores in the area, selling not only groceries, but electronics,hardware,clothing,housewares..even a restaraunt..they were basically a smaller Fred Meyer - In fact- the founder of Smitty's and Fr...