Any stores wrap your meat in brown paper at the checkout?

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terryinokc
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Any stores wrap your meat in brown paper at the checkout?

Post by terryinokc » 30 May 2013 17:26

I worked for Skaggs Albertsons in the 1970's and early 1980's...thru the early name changes...to Skaggs, Skaggs Supercenter, and into Skaggs Alpha Beta. We used to have rolls of brown paper at each checkstand to wrap fresh items from the meat department in before bagging them....some customers loved it...others would immediately tell you not to waste your time. Obviously this helped if you had a package that was leaking..but was time consuming too.
Any other stores do this also? I don't remember anyone else in stores I have visited...but I bet there were probably others that did.

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Re: Any stores wrap your meat in brown paper at the checkout

Post by klkla » 30 May 2013 18:02

At Mayfair we used small paper bags for meat, not the rolls. I've never seen that in California.

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Re: Any stores wrap your meat in brown paper at the checkout

Post by GaryED44 » 18 Jul 2013 18:35

Nope they've never laid a hand on me!

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Re: Any stores wrap your meat in brown paper at the checkout

Post by pseudo3d » 06 Dec 2015 19:24

terryinokc wrote:I worked for Skaggs Albertsons in the 1970's and early 1980's...thru the early name changes...to Skaggs, Skaggs Supercenter, and into Skaggs Alpha Beta. We used to have rolls of brown paper at each checkstand to wrap fresh items from the meat department in before bagging them....some customers loved it...others would immediately tell you not to waste your time. Obviously this helped if you had a package that was leaking..but was time consuming too.
Any other stores do this also? I don't remember anyone else in stores I have visited...but I bet there were probably others that did.
Where did you work, where Skaggs Albertsons went from all that to Skaggs Alpha Beta? My local Albertsons has an ad that showed it going straight from Skaggs Albertsons to Skaggs Alpha Beta, then ultimately to Jewel-Osco, and finally Albertsons.

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Re: Any stores wrap your meat in brown paper at the checkout

Post by wnetmacman » 06 Dec 2015 22:36

pseudo3d wrote:
terryinokc wrote:I worked for Skaggs Albertsons in the 1970's and early 1980's...thru the early name changes...to Skaggs, Skaggs Supercenter, and into Skaggs Alpha Beta. We used to have rolls of brown paper at each checkstand to wrap fresh items from the meat department in before bagging them....some customers loved it...others would immediately tell you not to waste your time. Obviously this helped if you had a package that was leaking..but was time consuming too.
Any other stores do this also? I don't remember anyone else in stores I have visited...but I bet there were probably others that did.
Where did you work, where Skaggs Albertsons went from all that to Skaggs Alpha Beta? My local Albertsons has an ad that showed it going straight from Skaggs Albertsons to Skaggs Alpha Beta, then ultimately to Jewel-Osco, and finally Albertsons.
I also remember, in Longview, TX, that the Skaggs store actually started out as Skaggs Supercenter, then Skaggs Alpha Beta, then Jewel-Osco, and finally Albertsons. It's the only Albertsons store remaining between Dallas and Shreveport. (one Tyler and one Longview store were Tom Thumb before Albertsons bought them)
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Re: Any stores wrap your meat in brown paper at the checkout

Post by terryinokc » 07 Dec 2015 12:37

I worked for Skaggs Albertsons in Oklahoma City.

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