D’Agostino's quietly looking for buyer

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D’Agostino's quietly looking for buyer

Post by bm10k » June 8th, 2016, 2:37 am

http://nypost.com/2016/06/05/citys-last ... an-stores/

The Past couple years have been interesting with A&P gone; ACME and Giant/Stop & Shop entering the market who's know what will happen

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Post by pseudo3d » June 8th, 2016, 5:15 pm

Acme isn't in NYC proper at all. It's on the New Jersey and an ultra-wealthy suburb north of NYC (name escapes me, may edit this post later), but they chose to avoid inner NYC entirely.

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Post by klkla » June 8th, 2016, 6:58 pm

It looks like Yonkers is the closest Acme (about 15 miles north of Manhattan). Their website lists 17 stores in the state of NY with most of them in the suburbs north of NYC.

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Post by storewanderer » June 8th, 2016, 11:37 pm

Those Acme conversions seem to be getting really mixed reviews but skew negative with a lot of complaints regarding pricing and expired items on the shelves.

http://www.yelp.com/search?find_desc=ac ... 2C+NY&ns=1

I thought there were some union issues with D'Agostino's and I think most are quite small and quite old stores... then again it is NYC and space is limited.

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Re: D’Agostino's quietly looking for buyer

Post by pseudo3d » June 9th, 2016, 7:54 am

storewanderer wrote:Those Acme conversions seem to be getting really mixed reviews but skew negative with a lot of complaints regarding pricing and expired items on the shelves.

http://www.yelp.com/search?find_desc=ac ... 2C+NY&ns=1

I thought there were some union issues with D'Agostino's and I think most are quite small and quite old stores... then again it is NYC and space is limited.
Pricing is always a chronic problem at Albertsons Cos., but the big problem with the "A&P Acme" stores is that the employees and managers are carry-overs from A&P as part of an agreement, and they're not very good employees. Expired items is the responsibility of managers or a delegated employee, and failing to do that means they're bad at their jobs. As long as they keep the losers they inherited from A&P, they also inherited the curse.

Reading a review on the Hell's Kitchen D'Agostino's seems to have it be a format relatively compatible with ACME if they were to take it on...Dietz & Watson programs, similar layouts, and far overpriced so that ACME will seem to be an improvement (even if nothing changes at the Albertsons Cos.), if they wanted to.

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Re: D’Agostino's quietly looking for buyer

Post by pseudo3d » August 26th, 2016, 5:09 pm

Conclusion: merger with Red Apple (another chain)

http://nypost.com/2016/08/26/red-apple- ... dagostino/

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