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by pseudo3d
November 14th, 2015, 12:24 pm
Forum: California USA
Topic: Vons WLA closing, new Pavilions to replace
Replies: 20
Views: 10189

Re: Vons WLA closing, new Pavilions to replace

According to Flickr, Several years before buying Safeway, Albertsons (Cerberus) had sold a store near TCU for a new mixed-use development to be built with an Albertsons below it. Instead, the developer ended up selling the land (it was right around the time of the recession) to Kroger (whoops). Albe...
by pseudo3d
November 14th, 2015, 12:05 pm
Forum: California USA
Topic: Demise of unionized supermarkets
Replies: 6
Views: 3529

Re: Demise of unionized supermarkets

The Max was indeed Albertsons "discount" brand for a while (early 1990s I think?) I'm not too concerned about the demise of unionized supermarkets. I imagine it's very beneficial for some, but it's terrible for low level workers, when I worked at Kroger, getting a union membership would pu...
by pseudo3d
November 14th, 2015, 11:52 am
Forum: Mid-Atlantic USA
Topic: Amelia's Bought By Grocery Outlet
Replies: 1
Views: 4065

Re: Amelia's Bought By Grocery Outlet

Not sure about Grocery Outlet's move to the East Coast. Their short time in Texas and the Southwest in the early 2000s didn't go over that well.
by pseudo3d
November 14th, 2015, 11:49 am
Forum: Midwest & Plains USA
Topic: What now, SuperValu?
Replies: 64
Views: 42859

Re: What now, SuperValu?

Much of the Save-a-Lots are already franchised, spinning off the rest probably comes with still supplying them, and of course, the centers went back with Albertsons. The 2012 factbook of SVU (still up somewhere on the web, found it earlier this week) shows SVU-supplied stores heavily concentrated in...
by pseudo3d
November 14th, 2015, 11:20 am
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Integration of Albertsons and Safeway
Replies: 711
Views: 251864

Re: Integration of Albertsons and Safeway

I've visited an LLC Albertsons and a Safeway (Randalls) in the last few months, here's what I noticed-- - For both, "Signature" brands are rolled in, Essential Everyday and "Safeway" branded products are out. - Both have the same type of yellow signs for sales. - Numerous sales a...
by pseudo3d
November 14th, 2015, 11:10 am
Forum: Southwest & Hawai'i USA (Excluding California)
Topic: Safeway to renovate Moon Valley store in Phoenix
Replies: 30
Views: 14068

Re: Safeway to renovate Moon Valley store in Phoenix

Kroger knows not to operate multiple brands in a single market (I don't think there are any City Market stores in greater Denver for instance), and I think that Albertsons should do the same. I don't have numbers on if the SW division really was the best, but considering the fate of the others... No...
by pseudo3d
November 14th, 2015, 10:51 am
Forum: Midwest & Plains USA
Topic: What now, SuperValu?
Replies: 64
Views: 42859

Re: What now, SuperValu?

There's slightly more recent news that they sold off another half dozen County Market stores to an independent operator (who will continue to operate 'em) If you're referring to Covington Foods in Indiana/Illinois, they weren't owned by Supervalu, only supplied by them. And the operator that bought...
by pseudo3d
November 14th, 2015, 10:45 am
Forum: Northwest, Rockies, & Alaska USA
Topic: New Format QFC To Open In Gig Harbor
Replies: 59
Views: 27132

Re: New Format QFC To Open In Gig Harbor

Looks like Safeway will take this one back...which will close the store for a few days again, and the war continues.
by pseudo3d
November 13th, 2015, 7:39 pm
Forum: Midwest & Plains USA
Topic: Kroger testing clothes
Replies: 8
Views: 8426

Re: Kroger testing clothes

From what I hear, every clothing department in a Kroger, even down in Texas, is Fred Meyer's department. I think that would leave a bit of a merchandising problem for things like warm winter clothing in more milder climates, but I don't know... :roll:
by pseudo3d
November 13th, 2015, 6:56 pm
Forum: Midwest & Plains USA
Topic: What now, SuperValu?
Replies: 64
Views: 42859

What now, SuperValu?

With the rise of prominence of SuperValu when it created New Albertsons, and subsequent fall (ruining a good bit of the Albertsons brands, many markets, and bigg's, the hypermarket), what will be SuperValu's future? I read most recently that they are trying to spin off Sav-a-Lot, which was odd as I ...