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by arizonaguy
July 13th, 2013, 7:38 am
Forum: Southwest & Hawai'i USA (Excluding California)
Topic: Safeway renovations in Arizona
Replies: 10
Views: 4436

Re: Safeway renovations in Arizona

That last interior, IMHO, looks nice without the drop ceiling.
by arizonaguy
July 13th, 2013, 6:35 am
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Grocery chains in your area
Replies: 60
Views: 30727

Re: Grocery chains in your area

The stores Albertsons LLC has retained in Arizona and Colorado are good condition, well run, and medium to high volume. They are sitting on some garbage still in New Mexico. As for what was just purchased from Supervalu, there is a lot of work to do... I have to give Kudos to Albertsons LLC for kee...
by arizonaguy
July 13th, 2013, 6:26 am
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Grocery chains in your area
Replies: 60
Views: 30727

Re: Grocery chains in your area

I think Frys has closed a couple of older stores in Mesa area. Fry's has closed 3 stores in the semi-recent past. Mesa: 825 W. University Goodyear: 390 N. Litchfield Road Phoenix: 1625 W Camelback Rd The stated reason for these closures is that there was another Fry's store nearby. For the Mesa loc...
by arizonaguy
July 13th, 2013, 6:04 am
Forum: Southwest & Hawai'i USA (Excluding California)
Topic: Safeway renovations in Arizona
Replies: 10
Views: 4436

Re: Safeway renovations in Arizona

jamcool wrote:There is a Safeway in Surprise (Grand Ave @ Reems) that still uses the pre-Lifestyle logos
Does that store have a "lifestyle" interior? The reason I ask is because the Safeway in Anthem is a "lifestyle" store yet ALL of the exterior logos are pre-Lifestyle.
by arizonaguy
July 13th, 2013, 6:02 am
Forum: Drugstore Chains
Topic: Rite Aid radio ads in Arizona
Replies: 5
Views: 2916

Re: Rite Aid radio ads in Arizona

jamcool wrote:I've also heard radio ads on Phx radio for Office Depot and Advance Auto Parts- none of which have stores here
I believe that the Advance Auto Parts ads are for their .com website. As far as Office Depot, they do exist in the state (but only in the Tucson market).
by arizonaguy
July 12th, 2013, 8:19 pm
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Grocery chains in your area
Replies: 60
Views: 30727

Re: Grocery chains in your area

Phoenix is interesting, but here's the list: The big 5 "traditional": 1.) Walmart (Neighborhood Market + Supercenter). 2.) Fry's (Food & Drug, Marketplace, Signature) 3.) Safeway 4.) Bashas 5.) Albertsons The others: - Fresh and Easy - Trader Joe's - Whole Foods Market - Sprouts - WinCo Foods - Food...
by arizonaguy
July 12th, 2013, 7:47 pm
Forum: Drugstore Chains
Topic: Rite Aid radio ads in Arizona
Replies: 5
Views: 2916

Rite Aid radio ads in Arizona

I was listening to 92.3 FM in Phoenix, AZ yesterday and I heard a radio ad for Rite Aid. I was pretty stunned because, as far as I can tell, there are no Rite Aids in the Phoenix, AZ market. Why would a retailer advertise for a store in a market that they don't serve? Is this a sign of things to come?
by arizonaguy
July 12th, 2013, 7:42 pm
Forum: Southwest & Hawai'i USA (Excluding California)
Topic: Fry's taking over former Albertsons Express fuel station
Replies: 1
Views: 1159

Fry's taking over former Albertsons Express fuel station

In an interesting twist of fate, the former Albertsons Express fuel station at 75th Ave / Cactus in Peoria, AZ has signs that it will soon become a Fry's Fuel Center. Albertsons closed the store there in 2007 and it appears that Cerberus sold the fuel center to a Shell franchisee when the store clos...
by arizonaguy
July 12th, 2013, 7:36 pm
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Costco Eliminates Self-Checkout
Replies: 7
Views: 3221

Re: Costco Eliminates Self-Checkout

I like the Self Checkout machines at my local Sam's club. They're fast and kind of fun as they consist of a price "gun" scanner as opposed to simply setting the items on a scanner.
by arizonaguy
July 12th, 2013, 7:34 pm
Forum: Southwest & Hawai'i USA (Excluding California)
Topic: Safeway renovations in Arizona
Replies: 10
Views: 4436

Safeway renovations in Arizona

Is there a rhyme or reason to Safeway's "lifestyle" renovations? In my casual observations, the vast majority of Safeway's Arizona stores have been renovated to the "lifestyle" format. However, Safeway has at least 3 stores that I know of that have not: 67th Ave / Peoria, 51st Ave / Olive, and 7th S...