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Re: Defunct grocery chains you personally shopped at

Posted: 20 Feb 2012 03:00
by enginecapt
So Cal:
Market Basket
All American
Lucky
Alpha Beta
Di Fazios (probably spelled it wrong)
Mayfair
El Rancho

San Luis Obispo:
Purity

Santa Barbara:
Jordano's

Re: Defunct grocery chains you personally shopped at

Posted: 20 Feb 2012 19:26
by maynesG
Hi, I have a new addition to my soon nto nbe Defunct List; Thruway Market Walden Ny. The owner has decided to sell the Supermarket to Hannaford and continue business in all oyhyer departments. Also, The now gone Valley Market in Orange County NY that after 40 years clo0sed its doors.

Re: Defunct grocery chains you personally shopped at

Posted: 21 Feb 2012 10:31
by umtrr-author
New Jersey: at least Super Saver and Two Guys, probably could add Grand Union.

New York: P&C, Edwards (assuming it's completely gone; the Rochester area experiment is over)

San Jose, California: PW, Cosentinos

Re: Defunct grocery chains you personally shopped at

Posted: 21 Feb 2012 13:51
by mesly33
Michigan: Chathams, Wrigleys, Great Scott!, Arrow Foods, Farmer Jack's

Ohio: Thirftway

Re: Defunct grocery chains you personally shopped at

Posted: 24 Feb 2012 03:01
by marshd1000
Washington State:

A&P
Piggly Wiggly
Mayfair
Lucky
Larry's Markets
Prairie Market
Tradewell
Stock Market Foods
Mark It Foods
Big Bear (the Lucky stores version)
Johnny's
Olson's

Admittedly, some of them I shopped at as a kid with my parents. But I probably bought a candy bar with allowance money.

Re: Defunct grocery chains you personally shopped at

Posted: 24 Feb 2012 04:39
by javelin
California:

Expo
Lucky
Alpha Beta
Hughes
Save More (local chain)

Stores I can remember as a kid:
Jewel-T
Fedmart
Gemco
Boys Market
Market Basket
The Pantry

Re: Defunct grocery chains you personally shopped at

Posted: 24 Feb 2012 23:23
by TenPoundHammer
Here in Michigan, we had a chain called Carter's that took a lot of Kroger and IGA locations. Ours in Oscoda was an A&P, and I also shopped at the Tawas City one which used to be a Kroger.

I think I also went into Flint's Hamady chain at least once. Two near my aunt's house became A&P for about a year, then Save-a-Lot. (Actually, some of the Krogers in North and West Michigan were Hamady for about 3 years, including Tawas City.)

Oh yeah, and then there are the A&Ps and Farmer Jack. I shopped here in Oscoda at A&P, and at a store near my grandmother's in Grand Blanc both as A&P and Farmer Jack.

There was also Kessel Foods of Saginaw, mainly composed of old Kroger locations. Some were also Giantway. Most of them have gone back to Kroger, including some of the old Giantways.

And finally, Giantway itself. They had a huge store in East Tawas, 1/3 of which is still vacant 15 years later.

Re: Defunct grocery chains you personally shopped at

Posted: 07 Mar 2012 22:11
by kbraker510
ct:
shopwell
grand union
walbaums

ohio:
foodtown

Re: Defunct grocery chains you personally shopped at

Posted: 31 Jul 2012 12:39
by Rob72830
Here in Arkansas:

Harvest Foods (the first one that was formed by the group of investers who bought all the Safeway stores and serviced by Affiliated Foods, that went bankrupt)

Food 4 Less

Skaggs Albertson's

Safeway (I know it still exists but not in Arkansas so to me its defunct)

Piggly Wiggly

Mad Butcher

IGA


that's all I can think of. Really miss the Safeway.

Re: Defunct grocery chains you personally shopped at

Posted: 31 Jul 2012 16:39
by rich
I have a ton of them:

NE Ohio:
Pick-n-Pay/Finast/Tops
Fisher Foods/Fazio's
Loblaw/Del Farm
Stop-n-Shop
Stop & Shop (a different chain in small towns E of Cleveland)
Nitti's

NW Ohio & Nearby Michigan:
Foodtown
Centre
Great Scot (the Detroit one)
Great Scott! (the Findlay one)
Farmer Jack
Churchill's
Edwards

Traveling in Ohio:
Big Bear
Albers

W. Pennsylvania:
Thorofare (also WV)
Golden Dawn

Connecticut:
Food Mart
Grand Union
Frank's (local Hartford)
Finast
Top Notch

Chicago:
Hillman's
Butera
National

Indiana:
Preston-Safeway
Standard

Missouri:
National
Gerbe's

Atlanta:
Harry's

Washington, DC:
Grand Union

So. California:
Mayfair
Alpha-Beta
Market Basket


"Locally defunct, but still in business elsewhere": A&P (Ohio, GA, CT, DC), Kroger (NE Ohio), Jewel (IN), Acme (W PA, DC area)

Re: Defunct grocery chains you personally shopped at

Posted: 07 May 2013 01:28
by GaryED44
My list is all So Cal

Market Basket
Alpha Beta
Safeway
McCoys
King Cole
Huges
Boys market
Smiths

Re: Defunct grocery chains you personally shopped at

Posted: 08 May 2013 21:01
by 47of74
Here in Iowa we used to have Eagle Food Stores / Eagle Country Market. That chain is pretty much all gone now. The only two Eagle Country Market Stores left, but they are owned by a different company.

We used to have a number of Econofoods here in Iowa as well. They used to have a number of stores here in Iowa but they pulled out of Iowa and several other states a few years back. I can remember going there on Saturdays with my mom, grandma, and my aunts and making the rounds of all the samples. They went going strong for quite a while and even expanded the Dubuque store. When they first started they were 24 hours, eventually they limited their hours. I think they just couldn't keep up with Hy-Vee and Wal-Mart.

Re: Defunct grocery chains you personally shopped at

Posted: 08 Oct 2013 02:47
by MikeRa
In PA:
Genuardi's (almost defunct, still has 1 store left)
Food Fair/Pantry Pride
Clemens
Jewel-T

Re: Defunct grocery chains you personally shopped at

Posted: 05 Oct 2015 13:15
by TheStranger
QFI, Cala Foods, Bell Markets (all the ex-Yucaipa/Ralphs-operated chains in the SF Bay Area) - went to the QFI in South San Francisco when it was that and later Bell Market; went to the Cala locations in Daly City (Skyline Plaza - now 99 Ranch Market; Mission Street - originally was a Bell Market) and two in San Francisco (Geary Boulevard - now Grocery Outlet; Hyde & California - now CVS & Trader Joe's)

Petrini's at Stonestown (now Sports Authority; was Borders Books for years before that)

I guess to some degree Albertsons in Northern California counts (with the Sacramento locations becoming Save Mart and the Bay Area ones either generally reverting to Lucky (under Save Mart ownership) or becoming Lucky for the first time)

I went to a Ralphs in the Sacramento suburb of Carmichael about a decade ago, at Marconi/Walnut; it later became an independent grocery store but has since gone empty.

Re: Defunct grocery chains you personally shopped at

Posted: 10 Oct 2015 00:03
by MikeRa
MikeRa wrote:In PA:
Genuardi's (almost defunct, still has 1 store left)
Food Fair/Pantry Pride
Clemens
Jewel-T
Added:
Bottom Dollar Food

Pretty soon to be added:
  • A&P Food Market and A&P Fresh
  • Food Basics
  • Pathmark Super Center and Pathmark Sav-A-Center
  • superfresh and Super Fresh Super Store
  • The Food Emporium
  • Waldbaum's