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    Pennyaline Guest

    Default For those who follow this kind of thing, a interesting note: mostUtah Albertson's stores...

    ....will be taken over by Associated Food Stores within the next few
    months. Associated plans to take the underperformers from the Utah
    stores and roll them in with their existing Dan's, Macey's, Dick's,
    Lin's, and so on, making Associated the biggest grocery chain in Utah.

    http://www.sltrib.com/ci_12929207?source=rss


    As if it wasn't dead and uninspiring enough around here already.

    Frankly, I've never liked Albertson's and their price-gouging. But I
    really don't want to see anymore stores from the Associated line here.
    Their sameness is numbing, and the Western Family brand is rubbish.

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    Nancy Young Guest

    Default Re: For those who follow this kind of thing, a interesting note: most Utah Albertson's stores...

    Pennyaline wrote:

    > Frankly, I've never liked Albertson's and their price-gouging. But I
    > really don't want to see anymore stores from the Associated line here.
    > Their sameness is numbing, and the Western Family brand is rubbish.


    That would suck. At least around here, different chains have their
    own strengths and weaknesses, I would hate it if it didn't make a
    difference what store you went to as far as selection goes.

    nancy

  3. #3
    John Kuthe Guest

    Default Re: For those who follow this kind of thing, a interesting note: mostUtah Albertson's stores...

    On Jul 30, 8:01*am, Pennyaline <norwegianb...@deadparrot.com> wrote:
    > ...will be taken over by Associated Food Stores within the next few
    > months. Associated plans to take the underperformers from the Utah
    > stores and roll them in with their existing Dan's, Macey's, Dick's,
    > Lin's, and so on, making Associated the biggest grocery chain in Utah.
    >
    > http://www.sltrib.com/ci_12929207?source=rss
    >
    > As if it wasn't dead and uninspiring enough around here already.
    >
    > Frankly, I've never liked Albertson's and their price-gouging. But I
    > really don't want to see anymore stores from the Associated line here.
    > Their sameness is numbing, and the Western Family brand is rubbish.


    Generica!!

    John Kuthe...

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    Dan Abel Guest

    Default Re: For those who follow this kind of thing, a interesting note: most Utah Albertson's stores...

    In article <Rhhcm.125920$[email protected]>,
    "Nancy Young" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Pennyaline wrote:
    >
    > > Frankly, I've never liked Albertson's and their price-gouging. But I
    > > really don't want to see anymore stores from the Associated line here.
    > > Their sameness is numbing, and the Western Family brand is rubbish.

    >
    > That would suck. At least around here, different chains have their
    > own strengths and weaknesses, I would hate it if it didn't make a
    > difference what store you went to as far as selection goes.


    I've found Western Family to be just fine. It's not a premium label,
    but I'm happy with it. It is the label for independent groceries. That
    doesn't mean they aren't a chain, but it means they aren't big enough to
    have their own labels. My current favorite store carries it. There are
    only two stores, but are planning on opening another about 50 miles
    north of here.

    --
    Dan Abel
    Petaluma, California USA
    [email protected]

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    The Ranger Guest

    Default Re: For those who follow this kind of thing, a interesting note: most Utah Albertson's stores...

    Pennyaline <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:4a71999e$0$87073$[email protected]..
    > ...will be taken over by Associated Food Stores within
    > the next few months. Associated plans to take the
    > underperformers from the Utah stores and roll them
    > in with their existing Dan's, Macey's, Dick's, Lin's,
    > and so on, making Associated the biggest grocery
    > chain in Utah.
    >
    > http://www.sltrib.com/ci_12929207?source=rss


    That's too bad. Reducing choice, no matter how limited it is already, is
    never a good idea.

    > Their sameness is numbing, and the Western Family
    > brand is rubbish.


    Western Family brand is not rubbish. It's just as good as Green Giant and
    better priced than many others. Western Brand is offered through PW Markets,
    Gene's Fine Foods, and Cosentino's, high-end grocers, so I'm not sure why
    you are bashing them.

    The Ranger



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    Sqwertz Guest

    Default Re: For those who follow this kind of thing, a interesting note: most Utah Albertson's stores...

    On Thu, 30 Jul 2009 07:01:16 -0600, Pennyaline wrote:

    > ...will be taken over by Associated Food Stores within the next few
    > months. Associated plans to take the underperformers from the Utah
    > stores and roll them in with their existing Dan's, Macey's, Dick's,
    > Lin's, and so on, making Associated the biggest grocery chain in Utah.


    There are *people* in Utah? I thought it was just a placeholder.

    -sw

  7. #7
    Dan Abel Guest

    Default Re: For those who follow this kind of thing, a interesting note: most Utah Albertson's stores...

    In article <19g80ymihkrc0$.[email protected]>,
    Sqwertz <[email protected]> wrote:

    > On Thu, 30 Jul 2009 07:01:16 -0600, Pennyaline wrote:
    >
    > > ...will be taken over by Associated Food Stores within the next few
    > > months. Associated plans to take the underperformers from the Utah
    > > stores and roll them in with their existing Dan's, Macey's, Dick's,
    > > Lin's, and so on, making Associated the biggest grocery chain in Utah.

    >
    > There are *people* in Utah? I thought it was just a placeholder.


    2,736,424

    http://www.google.com/search?q=utah+...utf-8&aq=t&rls
    =org.mozilla:en-USfficial&client=firefox-a

    --
    Dan Abel
    Petaluma, California USA
    [email protected]

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    Chemo the Clown Guest

    Default Re: For those who follow this kind of thing, a interesting note: mostUtah Albertson's stores...

    On Jul 30, 6:01*am, Pennyaline <norwegianb...@deadparrot.com> wrote:
    > ...will be taken over by Associated Food Stores within the next few
    > months. Associated plans to take the underperformers from the Utah
    > stores and roll them in with their existing Dan's, Macey's, Dick's,
    > Lin's, and so on, making Associated the biggest grocery chain in Utah.
    >
    > http://www.sltrib.com/ci_12929207?source=rss
    >
    > As if it wasn't dead and uninspiring enough around here already.
    >
    > Frankly, I've never liked Albertson's and their price-gouging. But I
    > really don't want to see anymore stores from the Associated line here.
    > Their sameness is numbing, and the Western Family brand is rubbish.


    Funny how people tend to think that a store is price gouging just
    because they found the same item somewhere else at a cheaper price.
    It's free enterprise in a competitive market. Hell, 7-11 is more
    expensive that Albertson's so does that make them even more of price
    gouger? Someone, somewhere will sell you something cheaper than the
    next guy.

  9. #9
    Sqwertz Guest

    Default Re: For those who follow this kind of thing, a interesting note: most Utah Albertson's stores...

    On Thu, 30 Jul 2009 11:34:39 -0700, Dan Abel wrote:

    > In article <19g80ymihkrc0$.[email protected]>,
    > Sqwertz <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> On Thu, 30 Jul 2009 07:01:16 -0600, Pennyaline wrote:
    >>
    >>> ...will be taken over by Associated Food Stores within the next few
    >>> months. Associated plans to take the underperformers from the Utah
    >>> stores and roll them in with their existing Dan's, Macey's, Dick's,
    >>> Lin's, and so on, making Associated the biggest grocery chain in Utah.

    >>
    >> There are *people* in Utah? I thought it was just a placeholder.

    >
    > 2,736,424


    Wow, it even ranks #35. They didn't have any people that one Sunday
    I stopped there <shrug>.

    ObFood: Dinner was Surf and Surf and Turf. Grilled 1/2lb Grass Fed
    Ribeye from Uruguay ($5.99/lb), 3 colossal scallops (6ct/lb @
    $7.99/lb),and 7 shrimp (21-25ct @ $4.99/lb). And a sprig of parsley
    for garnish.

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    blake murphy Guest

    Default Re: For those who follow this kind of thing, a interesting note: most Utah Albertson's stores...

    On Thu, 30 Jul 2009 11:34:39 -0700, Dan Abel wrote:

    > In article <19g80ymihkrc0$.[email protected]>,
    > Sqwertz <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> On Thu, 30 Jul 2009 07:01:16 -0600, Pennyaline wrote:
    >>
    >>> ...will be taken over by Associated Food Stores within the next few
    >>> months. Associated plans to take the underperformers from the Utah
    >>> stores and roll them in with their existing Dan's, Macey's, Dick's,
    >>> Lin's, and so on, making Associated the biggest grocery chain in Utah.

    >>
    >> There are *people* in Utah? I thought it was just a placeholder.

    >
    > 2,736,424
    >
    > http://www.google.com/search?q=utah+...utf-8&aq=t&rls
    > =org.mozilla:en-USfficial&client=firefox-a


    yeah, but most of them are mormons.

    your pal,
    blake

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    Sqwertz Guest

    Default Re: For those who follow this kind of thing, a interesting note: most Utah Albertson's stores...

    On Fri, 31 Jul 2009 16:43:48 -0400, blake murphy wrote:

    > yeah, but most of them are mormons.


    I'm sure they're not *all* morons.

    -sw

  12. #12
    blake murphy Guest

    Default Re: For those who follow this kind of thing, a interesting note: most Utah Albertson's stores...

    On Fri, 31 Jul 2009 16:25:50 -0500, Sqwertz wrote:

    > On Fri, 31 Jul 2009 16:43:48 -0400, blake murphy wrote:
    >
    >> yeah, but most of them are mormons.

    >
    > I'm sure they're not *all* morons.
    >
    > -sw


    actually, i've been told there are by-god no-pasties topless joints in salt
    lake city.

    your pal,
    blake

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    Pennyaline Guest

    Default Re: For those who follow this kind of thing, a interesting note:most Utah Albertson's stores...

    Chemo the Clown wrote:
    > On Jul 30, 6:01 am, Pennyaline <norwegianb...@deadparrot.com> wrote:
    >> ...will be taken over by Associated Food Stores within the next few
    >> months. Associated plans to take the underperformers from the Utah
    >> stores and roll them in with their existing Dan's, Macey's, Dick's,
    >> Lin's, and so on, making Associated the biggest grocery chain in Utah.
    >>
    >> http://www.sltrib.com/ci_12929207?source=rss
    >>
    >> As if it wasn't dead and uninspiring enough around here already.
    >>
    >> Frankly, I've never liked Albertson's and their price-gouging. But I
    >> really don't want to see anymore stores from the Associated line here.
    >> Their sameness is numbing, and the Western Family brand is rubbish.

    >
    > Funny how people tend to think that a store is price gouging just
    > because they found the same item somewhere else at a cheaper price.
    > It's free enterprise in a competitive market. Hell, 7-11 is more
    > expensive that Albertson's so does that make them even more of price
    > gouger? Someone, somewhere will sell you something cheaper than the
    > next guy.


    Albertson's price gouging is notorious. Prices are consistently lower on
    everyday items at other stores. They don't even try to hide the way they
    raise prices on some items while trumpeting discounts on other items via
    their Preferred Savings card. What a rip off that thing is!

    I expect 7-11 to have higher prices. I think everyone does. So that is a
    poor comparison, but yes, it still makes 7-11 more of a gouger.

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    Pennyaline Guest

    Default Re: For those who follow this kind of thing, a interesting note:most Utah Albertson's stores...

    Sqwertz wrote:
    > On Thu, 30 Jul 2009 11:34:39 -0700, Dan Abel wrote:
    >
    >> In article <19g80ymihkrc0$.[email protected]>,
    >> Sqwertz <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>
    >>> On Thu, 30 Jul 2009 07:01:16 -0600, Pennyaline wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> ...will be taken over by Associated Food Stores within the next few
    >>>> months. Associated plans to take the underperformers from the Utah
    >>>> stores and roll them in with their existing Dan's, Macey's, Dick's,
    >>>> Lin's, and so on, making Associated the biggest grocery chain in Utah.
    >>> There are *people* in Utah? I thought it was just a placeholder.

    >> 2,736,424

    >
    > Wow, it even ranks #35. They didn't have any people that one Sunday
    > I stopped there <shrug>.


    Well yeah! Sunday. Utah. Hello! Invisibility on Sundays is the closest
    thing they have to blue laws around here.

  15. #15
    Pennyaline Guest

    Default Re: For those who follow this kind of thing, a interesting note:most Utah Albertson's stores...

    Dan Abel wrote:
    > In article <Rhhcm.125920$[email protected]>,
    > "Nancy Young" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> Pennyaline wrote:
    >>
    >>> Frankly, I've never liked Albertson's and their price-gouging. But I
    >>> really don't want to see anymore stores from the Associated line here.
    >>> Their sameness is numbing, and the Western Family brand is rubbish.

    >> That would suck. At least around here, different chains have their
    >> own strengths and weaknesses, I would hate it if it didn't make a
    >> difference what store you went to as far as selection goes.

    >
    > I've found Western Family to be just fine. It's not a premium label,
    > but I'm happy with it. It is the label for independent groceries. That
    > doesn't mean they aren't a chain, but it means they aren't big enough to
    > have their own labels. My current favorite store carries it. There are
    > only two stores, but are planning on opening another about 50 miles
    > north of here.


    I've tried most of the Western Family stuff, and it's dreck. It's worth
    the trip to Smith's for the Kroger brand.


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