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by dooneyt63
14 Feb 2007 14:45
Forum: History: USA Southeast
Topic: Big Star stores NOT connected with Colonial
Replies: 6
Views: 5299

The Big Star stores were a franchise system sort of like Piggly Wiggly but with less cohesiveness. For a good period of time in the late 1970's-early 1980's, they were supplied by/sometimes operated by Malone & Hyde and carried their Hyde Park products as house brand. Many of these stores were in fo...
by dooneyt63
05 Nov 2006 15:44
Forum: History: USA Midwest/Plains
Topic: Walgreens/supermarket combos?
Replies: 9
Views: 7374

Earlier, perhaps the late 1960's, Walgreens had the Globe discount stores. I think they had grocery departments as well as pharmacies.
by dooneyt63
08 Aug 2006 20:43
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: New Uses for Grocery Stores
Replies: 88
Views: 69638

There is a centennial A&P in Quincy, FL, that serves as a courthouse annex for Gadsden County.
by dooneyt63
14 Jul 2006 19:49
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Shopping carts
Replies: 6
Views: 4452

Publix never had cart corrals until the last 4-5 years. Their policy was carryout for all orders. This is still their stated policy, but it is seldom the norm in many of their newer markets...probably because the customers are not used to the service. Some of the stores have added cart corrals, but ...
by dooneyt63
23 Nov 2005 20:11
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: A&P Futurestore
Replies: 23
Views: 16971

Pensacola, FL had an A&P Futurestore like the one pictured. The building still looks pretty much the same. Two or more supermarkets tried the space after A&P shuttered the Futurestore. Curiously, it closed well prior to the closing of two old colonials in the city. The lack of luck subsequent superm...