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Hows Market (Last of the Hughes Family Markets) Closing

Postby CalItalian » March 21st, 2014, 12:46 pm

I'm a little late posting this...

The last Hows Markets location is closing... So closes the Hughes Family Markets history. I loved Hughes Markets. They were the best for meat quality (and price) and produce...and free knife sharpening....

http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/busines ... r-15-years

http://www.howsmarkets.com
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Re: Hows Market (Last of the Hughes Family Markets) Closing

Postby storewanderer » March 23rd, 2014, 2:03 pm

I'm not surprised this store is closing, it didn't look too great late last year and customer count was very low. I had never been to a Hows before, and had pretty high expectations of the place. But it was nothing special at all; just very high prices and a really basic mix.
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Re: Hows Market (Last of the Hughes Family Markets) Closing

Postby CalItalian » March 24th, 2014, 10:01 am

storewanderer wrote:I'm not surprised this store is closing, it didn't look too great late last year and customer count was very low. I had never been to a Hows before, and had pretty high expectations of the place. But it was nothing special at all; just very high prices and a really basic mix.

USDA Prime Chateaubriand Steaks for $9.99 lb. or less...that what was special about HOWS. Hughes Markets also had very high quality beef, USDA Choice and Prime, at a time other chains only sold ungraded beef...and they sold it at the same supermarket chain prices.
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Re: Hows Market (Last of the Hughes Family Markets) Closing

Postby storewanderer » March 25th, 2014, 9:29 pm

When I was there, the freshness of the meat seemed to be lacking. That would have been around September. The decision to close had already probably been made and they had stopped trying.

I didn't know they were down to just one location though.

California grocery chains have far lower quality meat than their affiliates in surrounding states sell.
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