When did the Vons meat plant close?

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pseudo3d
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When did the Vons meat plant close?

Post by pseudo3d » 25 Jan 2018 22:51

At one time in the early 1990s (and likely before), The Vons Cos. had a meat plant that did work for its own supermarkets (presumably) and some restaurant use (famously and infamously Jack in the Box). It was that meat plant that caused the initial trouble, and certainly hasn't existed for a long time, but did it close before or after Vons was acquired by Safeway, or was it sold?

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Re: When did the Vons meat plant close?

Post by klkla » 27 Jan 2018 00:42

I don't know the exact date unfortunately but it seemed like it was a year or two after the Jack in the Box incident.

Important information to keep in mind about that incident. Vons only ground the meat that Jack in the Box supplied. It was never mixed with Vons own meat but they suffered a drop in sales and profits anyways.

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Re: When did the Vons meat plant close?

Post by pseudo3d » 27 Jan 2018 00:59

klkla wrote:I don't know the exact date unfortunately but it seemed like it was a year or two after the Jack in the Box incident.

Important information to keep in mind about that incident. Vons only ground the meat that Jack in the Box supplied. It was never mixed with Vons own meat but they suffered a drop in sales and profits anyways.
Was it more of Vons' financial issues (stemming from this, among others) or Safeway's ambitions that Safeway purchased the remaining two-thirds of Vons in 1997?

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Re: When did the Vons meat plant close?

Post by klkla » 18 Feb 2018 23:20

pseudo3d wrote:Was it more of Vons' financial issues (stemming from this, among others) or Safeway's ambitions that Safeway purchased the remaining two-thirds of Vons in 1997?
Vons financial performance had been mediocre for a while. This was just one of the causes. The failure of Omni, the Cesar Chavez arrest that caused Tianguis to eventually fail, the Jack in the Box incident, high overhead at corporate and probably the corporate culture at Vons in general all resulted in a company that's profit margin was a lot lower than Safeway's. Safeway pounced when they had the chance.

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