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Offline Rapunzel

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Re: Albertsons parent Cerberus is buying Safeway for more than $9 billion
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2014, 12:15:49 AM »
Hmmm we have an Albertson's and Safeway about a block apart.  Both stores are very busy - I shop at both but steer clear of Safeway in the summer since it is walking distance from the lake and very popular with the kids coming up to buy ice, drinks, meat, etc..   both have things I cannot buy at the other store.   Our Smiths is part of Kroger and just remodeled - it has a bit of a Trader Joes feel about it now, it's just not as convenient for me as the other two stores.
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Re: Albertsons parent Cerberus is buying Safeway for more than $9 billion
« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2014, 12:37:34 AM »
The last Albertson's here priced itself out of existence.  HEB and Walmart are by far the cheapest in town with Kroger somewhat higher, but not by a huge amount.

Albertson's was often twice as expensive as HEB for almost everything except milk.

When your store is surrounded by college students, and even they will not shop there because of the prices, you know it is too high.

I don't think we've had a Safeway here since the 80s.
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