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anthony419
msg: 1

Thu, Jul 8, 2004, 9:50am

Quick question.................. What grocery stores do you guys have out there. On the east coast we have Giant, Shoppers, Weis, Food Lion, Safeway, Sams, and a few others. Which ones are also located in Arizona
Arizona(air-i'-ZON-u')

The State of Arizona comprises the extreme south-western portion of the United States. It is bounded on the north by Utah, on the east by New Mexico, on the south by Mexico, and on the west by California and Nevada.

? Thanks for the help!

Anthony
NickCoons
msg: 2

Thu, Jul 8, 2004, 10:55pm

This tends to change every few years with big conglomerations gobbling up other not-as-big conglomerations.

20 years ago, if I remember correctly, we had Fry's, Basha's, Smitty's, Safeway, and Alpha Beta Co.

Alpha Beta Co. shortened their name to ABCO about 10-15 years ago, and then added the tag "Desert Market" to their name about four years ago, then went out of business about two years ago.

Smitty's was bought out by Fry's about 10 years ago, Albertson's enterted the picture about 15 years ago.

And then there are the discount grocery stores that pop up for a few years and go away, Mega Foods, Food-4-Less, and Food City.. of which I think only the latter is still here.

Best of all, there are the "natural" grocery stores that sell lots of things that used to be hard to find rarities.. these are Sprouts, Sunflower Market, Whole Foods, and AJ's.. the latter tends to be in very upscale neighborhoods.

There are the big discount membership warehouses that aren't exclusively grocery stores, but they have lots of groceries that can be purchased in bulk.. these are Sam's Club and Costco.. Costco used to be called Price Club about 12 years.

In smaller towns, there is the whole IGA chain. I haven't verified this, but I'm assuming that these are franchises. You have Weber's IGA, Gordon's IGA, and I think a few others that I can't remember.

If anyone can name any that I've missed, let me know.
Gary20110
msg: 3

Fri, Jul 9, 2004, 4:55am

I'll take a stab at it...though I don't live in Tucson yet. I was there for five days in May to look at condos and have now bought one.

The four major chains are: Safeway, Albertson's, Bashas', and Frys. Food City is also a chain and offers ethnic food.

You must be from the mid-Atlantic. I currently live in Manassas VA. Weis and Food Lion have abysmal produce departments. I don't frequent Giant as they're too expensive in comparison. Shoppers Food is pretty good.

Gary

mnosko
msg: 4

Sat, Aug 27, 2005, 10:54pm

I know that this is like a year or so old, but I felt the need to post this... Currently in Arizona
Arizona(air-i'-ZON-u')

The State of Arizona comprises the extreme south-western portion of the United States. It is bounded on the north by Utah, on the east by New Mexico, on the south by Mexico, and on the west by California and Nevada.

we have the following grocery stores: Henrys, Whole Foods, Wild Oats, Sprouts, Frys, Albertsons, Safeway, Wal-Mart Neighborhood Markets, AJ's, Bashas and Food City. Henry's and Wild Oat's are both the same company...part of me thinks that Whole Foods is too. Bashas', AJ's and Food City are all owned by Bashas'.

 


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