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Re: Smith's/PriceRite/Food4Less Las Vegas

Post by lvkewlkid » 18 Jun 2008 03:07

Store # 371 8555 West Sahara Ave Las Vegas NV 89117 is now closed and I'm not sure why.

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Re: Smith's/PriceRite/Food4Less Las Vegas

Post by storewanderer » 18 Jun 2008 05:10

wait, which store is closed? 8555 West Sahara is the original Smiths. 9200 West Sahara is the former Raleys shown below. I would venture a guess 9200 is the store that closed, but, I really shouldn't draw such conclusions. Perhaps the rest of you will draw this conclusion after you view the below photos of 9200 West Sahara:


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Re: Smith's/PriceRite/Food4Less Las Vegas

Post by lvkewlkid » 18 Jun 2008 21:21

i'm sorry, you're right it is 9200 W Sahara, although the layout is awful, I guess it was underperforming because it was so close to the Smiths at 8555 and the Albertsons across the street, and original Smith's have great layouts...

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Re: Smith's/PriceRite/Food4Less Las Vegas

Post by storewanderer » 18 Jun 2008 22:45

I didn't go into 8555. Wasn't 9200 at the major intersection and 8555 down at a secondary intersection?

Seems strange they kept these two stores so close together open. It also appears that 9200 was not a very popular candidate for any sort of upgrade money from Albertsons, Raley's, or Smiths aside from whoever repainted the walls (my money is on Raleys).

It was also strange that the street sign at 9200 had the old font Smiths sign, and the sign on the building had the newer font.
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Re: Smith's/PriceRite/Food4Less Las Vegas

Post by lvkewlkid » 19 Jun 2008 01:44

8555 is at a more major intersection, but customers can tell when they are in a run-down Smith's (former Raley's/Albertsons) and when they are in an original Smith's...they have completely different layouts and offerings...

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Re: Smith's/PriceRite/Food4Less Las Vegas

Post by luckysaver » 05 Feb 2009 01:59

Back in 1997, Fred Meyer's operations in Las Vegas consisted of Food4Less and PriceRite (operated by the Ralphs Grocery Company subsidiary) and Smiths (as a separate division). After Kroger acquired FM, the Vegas operations reorganized:

- Ralphs ended the PriceRite banner and converted to Food4Less (closed some stores)
- Smiths exited Vegas operations and kept its focus on its home state, Utah. These stores were sold to Albertsons, Raley's, Vons, and other retailers, and some were converted to Food4Less.

Currently, Kroger's operations in Vegas is simply Food4Less.

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Re: Smith's/PriceRite/Food4Less Las Vegas

Post by lvkewlkid » 05 Feb 2009 03:43

Smith's is actually still in Vegas, but Raley's isn't, only Albertsons sold to Raleys...

we still have both smiths and food4less with food4less being operated by Ralphs

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Re: Smith's/PriceRite/Food4Less Las Vegas

Post by storewanderer » 05 Feb 2009 05:08

Smiths is very much in Las Vegas. About 20 percent market share. Add another 7-10 percent market share for F4L.

Under FM, the only operation in Las Vegas was Smiths. Smiths was in control of the Smiths and Price Rite Stores in the Las Vegas Market. There were no F4L Stores in Las Vegas under FM.

However, a couple of the Price Rite Stores did start life in the early 90s as F4L Stores. They were quickly converted to Mega Foods, a Fleming banner. They did not last long as Mega and by the mid 90s Smiths was operating them under the Price Rite banner. Smiths also opened a couple other Price Rites on their own, or maybe they were conversions of old Smiths Stores. By the late 90s, Price Rite was moved to Ralphs division who rebranded the stores to Food 4 Less and started to open additional locations.
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Re: Smith's/PriceRite/Food4Less Las Vegas

Post by rnaikens » 05 Feb 2009 16:25

Just to add to what store wonderer said about Price Rite

1941 N Decatur - Originally Smiths 378
N Las Vegas and Carey - Originally Smiths 384
Pecos and Bonanza - Only Price Rite that was originally Price Rite
E flamingo and S Decatur - Originally Independent Food 4 Less stores supplied and financed by Fleming Foods SLC

Notable Mentions;

Megafoods on Boulder Hwy (old Kmart) and Windmill and Pecos (24 hours Fitness). Smith's didn't want either location when they bought Megafoods LV operation. The Mega Pecos location had closed prior to the Smiths purchase.

PS~ If you want to see more LV grocery past...friend me (Raymond Aikens) on Facebook.

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Re: Smith's/PriceRite/Food4Less Las Vegas

Post by MBZ321 » 24 Mar 2009 21:39

Question: Were these "Price Rite" stores somehow linked to the ones currently owned by Wakefern Food Corp. (aka. Shop Rite) on the East Coast?

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Re: Smith's/PriceRite/Food4Less Las Vegas

Post by TonyG » 21 Apr 2013 12:15

I'm going to take a stab at the Arizona ones. My findings are below.

Store # 188 80 N. Acoma Bl. Lake Havasu City AZ 86403 - Still Smith's
Store # 190 3490 Stockton Hills Rd. Kingman AZ 86401 - Still Smith's
Store # 192 201 N Switzer Canyon Flagstaff AZ 86001 - Now Fry's Food
Store # 193 950 W. Fair Street Prescott AZ 86301 - Now Fry's Food
Store # 194 4036 N. 1st St. Tucson AZ 85719 - Now Fry's Food
Store # 195 7050 E. 22nd St. Tucson AZ 85710 - Now Fry's Food
Store # 196 2950 W. Ina Road. Tucson AZ 85741 - Subdivided. LA Fitness and a "gallery" business.
Store # 197 2480 N. Swan Rd. Tucson AZ 85712 - Now Fry's Food
Store # 198 902 W. Irvington Rd Tucson AZ 85714 - Now Fry's Food
Store # 199 10380 E Broadway Tucson AZ 85748 - Now Safeway
Store # 306 7565 W. Peoria Ave. Peoria AZ 85345 - Subdivided. Peoria Transition Center and other businesses.
Store # 307 500 W. 24th St. Yuma AZ 85364 - Now Fry's Food
Store # 308 1135 N. Recker Rd. Mesa AZ 85205 - Subdivided. World Gym and other businesses
Store # 310 857 N. Val Vista Dr. Gilbert AZ 85234 - Subdivided. PetSmart, Sears Outlet
Store # 312 1575 Dysart Rd Avondale AZ 85323 - Now Fry's Food
Store # 313 1245 West Main St. Mesa AZ 85201 - Now Fry's Food
Store # 314 9245 W Union Hills Dr Peoria AZ 85345 - Now Fry's Food
Store # 315 435 Ellisworth Rd Mesa AZ 85208 - Now Fry's Food
Store # 318 730 S. Cooper Rd Gilbert AZ 85233 - Subdivided into an Ace Hardware and a Fresh and Easy (which is now closed)
Store # 320 6321 E. Greenway Phoenix AZ 85254 - Now Fry's Food
Store # 321 4025 E. Thunderbird Rd. Phoenix AZ 85032 - Now Fry's Food
Store # 322 10660 Grand Ave Sun City AZ 85351 - Now Fry's Food
Store # 324 3255 South Rural Rd. Tempe AZ 85282 - Now Fry's Food
Store # 325 10450 N. 90th St. Scottsdale AZ 85258 - Now Fry's Signature
Store # 327 4202 W. Cactus Rd. Phoenix AZ 85029 - Now Fry's Food
Store # 330 2075 N. Alma School Rd. Chandler AZ 85224 - Now Fry's Food
Store # 333 17232 N. 19th Ave. Phoenix AZ 85203 - Now Kohl's
Store # 335 4505 E. Thomas Rd. Phoenix AZ 85018 - Now Fry's Food
Store # 336 4329 W. Northern Ave. Glendale AZ 85301 - Now Fry's Food




There are two Phoenix area stores that appear to have been former Smith's (and are now Fry's) but I can't find them on any Smith's roster (at least as of Feb 21, 1999). Did these Smith's become Fry's prior to the Kroger / Fred Meyer merger?

744 W. Camelback (at 7th Ave), Phoenix, AZ 85013
6601 W. Indian School (Indian School & 67th Ave), Phoenix, AZ 85033

Any help on the two stores above would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: Smith's/PriceRite/Food4Less Las Vegas

Post by BillyGr » 21 Apr 2013 16:31

MBZ321 wrote:Question: Were these "Price Rite" stores somehow linked to the ones currently owned by Wakefern Food Corp. (aka. Shop Rite) on the East Coast?
Doesn't look like it, but ...

The Wakefern folks did have a couple Price Rite locations in the west (a franchise agreement with K.V.Mart co, apparently) but they were both in California. Those locations no longer appear on the Price Rite store info pages (though the K.V. Mart site has a Buy Low store in Azusa which also was one of the Price Rite locations - perhaps just dropped the name).

Of course K.V. also has a Buy Low in Las Vegas.

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Re: Smith's/PriceRite/Food4Less Las Vegas

Post by rnaikens » 28 Jan 2015 11:39

Interesting story right now. The Food 4 Less at 2255 Las Vegas Blvd N is being converted to a Smith's. This location originally opened as a Smith's in the early 90's. It became a Price Rite Grocery Warehouse and later a Food 4 Less.

Here is a pic I took last night

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Re: Smith's/PriceRite/Food4Less Las Vegas

Post by klkla » 28 Jan 2015 23:34

The Food4Less banner in Las Vegas is being dropped altogether. Roughly half the stores will become Smiths and the rest are in the process of closing.

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Re: Smith's/PriceRite/Food4Less

Post by rnaikens » 20 Feb 2015 00:58

I found this list of Smith's Food King locations from 1986 in West Texas. Anyone know who is in these stores now or exactly where they were located?

Hereford
Plainview
Amarillo
El Paso
Midland
Odessa
Fort Stockton
Pecos

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