Vintage Supermarkets in Movies and TV (Old Ones Only Please)

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Re: Supermarkets in the Movies and TV

Post by Jeff » 04 Jul 2008 13:09

That looks like a very stylized W to me. If you look at the bottom, it looks notched to be a W and not a V.

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Re: Supermarkets in the Movies and TV

Post by Groceteria » 04 Jul 2008 16:15

Jeff wrote:That looks like a very stylized W to me. If you look at the bottom, it looks notched to be a W and not a V.
Maybe I'm missing something, but I've looked at it many times over the years (I have too much time on my hands sometimes) and I've never been able to find a notch other than the false one created by the shadow.

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Post by runchadrun » 04 Jul 2008 19:15

Obviously the Piggly Viggly is part of their German subsidiary...

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Post by submariner » 04 Jul 2008 22:19

runchadrun wrote:Obviously the Piggly Viggly is part of their German subsidiary...
It was. Recently though, they were acquired by Vinn-Dixie.
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Re: Supermarkets in the Movies and TV

Post by Jeff » 05 Jul 2008 11:03

Groceteria wrote:
Jeff wrote:That looks like a very stylized W to me. If you look at the bottom, it looks notched to be a W and not a V.
Maybe I'm missing something, but I've looked at it many times over the years (I have too much time on my hands sometimes) and I've never been able to find a notch other than the false one created by the shadow.
I think its my eyes playing a trick on me and its the shadows,

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Post by circlekkid » 18 Jul 2008 03:52

john connors" stepdad was speared through a lady lee milk carton by the t-1000 in terminator 2.

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Post by justin karimzad » 23 Dec 2008 02:18

Nice to see the outside of the Marina Safeway in PG&E's infomercial. Click on the CFL bulb, and look real close;
http://www.wecandothis.com/

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Post by Dean » 27 Dec 2008 01:24

Caught a bit of cable channel TLCs LITTLE PEOPLE BIG WORLD show this week.

The family went grocery shopping for Christmas dinner in a LIFESTYLED SAFEWAY-owned store.

Couldn't tell if a true Safeway...or a Safeway-owned chain...as they all look the same!

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Post by jamcool » 27 Dec 2008 02:05

Dean wrote:Caught a bit of cable channel TLCs LITTLE PEOPLE BIG WORLD show this week.

The family went grocery shopping for Christmas dinner in a LIFESTYLED SAFEWAY-owned store.

Couldn't tell if a true Safeway...or a Safeway-owned chain...as they all look the same!
They live in Oregon, so it probably is a Safeway. They also shop at Fred Meyer in the series

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Post by Dean » 30 Dec 2008 12:08

Hilarious news item this past week.

Dog walked into a SMITH'S (Utah, I believe).

Dog walked directly to the pet food aisle, grabbed a bone, and walked out. Cameras got the entire "robbery" on tape !!

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Post by Jeff » 30 Dec 2008 20:26

I was watching a movie called "10 Items Or Less" starring Morgan Freeman, and they filmed it in a mexican market somewhere (I heard Carson). Several interior and exterior shots are seen.

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Post by runchadrun » 31 Dec 2008 10:38

According to this post on the Franklin Avenue blog: http://franklinavenue.blogspot.com/2008 ... right.html an episode of Mad Men that takes place in LA has a grocery bag with the old script version of the Ralphs logo. They didn't have a picture but I presume it's the pre-oval version.

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Post by Jeff » 31 Dec 2008 15:49

Werent they using the Oval with curisve lettering before the newer, non-cursive oval logo?

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Post by runchadrun » 01 Jan 2009 10:01

Jeff wrote:Werent they using the Oval with curisve lettering before the newer, non-cursive oval logo?
Yes: http://homepage.mac.com/runchadrun/groc ... hsoval.jpg It was replaced with the modernized oval sometime in the late 80s, and the oval was more or less dropped altogehter in the last few years.

I'm assuming this is the logo they used on Mad Men, which had some minor tweaks over the years:
http://jpg3.lapl.org/pics34/00066504.jpg

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Post by tesg » 01 Jan 2009 10:21

Dean wrote:Hilarious news item this past week.

Dog walked into a SMITH'S (Utah, I believe).

Dog walked directly to the pet food aisle, grabbed a bone, and walked out. Cameras got the entire "robbery" on tape !!
Murray, Utah, specifically.

Link to story (with video): http://www.ksl.com/?nid=148&sid=5161818

Apparently, a woman in Washington state thinks it's her long lost dog.

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