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Old 08-30-2014, 02:22 AM   #11
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wow, thanks cg. i think i was getting the wrong impression before.
them northeasteners really do set their jaw when they choose their way.
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Old 08-30-2014, 02:33 AM   #12
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bucky, I'm not even a native New Englander but I hated the idea of having to find a new regular market if Market Basket didn't resolve the family feud thing. I love my Market Basket!! Their quality is usually high, but they charge such reasonable prices and they still make a profit. I'm going to try and remember this correctly from some stats given early on in this walk-out. Last year, with something like 182 stores, Hannaford made a profit of $4 billion. With 71 stores, Market Basket made a profit of $3.5 billion. MB has fewer stores and lower prices, yet their profit wasn't exactly chump change. That leads you to wonder how much gouging goes on at the other major chains! It also shows what makes people loyal to Market Basket. Since we got a store about seven miles from our home I rarely shop anywhere else unless I need something NOW. I have a small-chain store less than a mile from home. What I'm spending extra for that gallon of milk ($3.89 vs $2.49) I'm saving on gas for the car.
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Old 08-30-2014, 08:31 AM   #13
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BT, the Market Basket chain is a gem. 71 stores and 25,000 employees in this area. While privately run, they have one of the highest profit margins in the country yet still provide the lowest prices and take good care of their employees as evidenced by the employee and customer support of the once ousted CEO.

This chain should be studied by the other guys.
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Old 08-30-2014, 08:48 AM   #14
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We have Stop and Shop and Shaw's. Shaw's has been listed as being very expensive. But Stop & Shop is almost right up there with them for price. Unlike DeMoulas which is a privately owned chain, Shaw's and S&S are both corporations.

DeMoulas was giving back to the customer 4% of their total register receipt excluding the obvious like cigaretts, alcohol, milk, milk products and by products, etc. (Milk and it by products in this state requires a special license to sell.) It is supposed to run until the end of December. I hope they will continue to do so. It was for appreciation for the customer support it gave last year when all the turmoil began.
That 4% back to in store purchases was in retaliation for the 300 Million given back to the shareholders right...
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Old 08-30-2014, 09:56 AM   #15
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That 4% back to in store purchases was in retaliation for the 300 Million given back to the shareholders right...
Yes. And that is what got Arthur T fired.
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Old 08-30-2014, 10:53 AM   #16
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Yes. And that is what got Arthur T fired.
I don't think the company at the time really had the 300 million to give back to the shareholders imo.
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Gee, after the franchise wars all restaurants became Taco Bell. So after the supermarket wars, are all grocery stores Safeway?
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Old 08-30-2014, 01:06 PM   #18
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Gee, after the franchise wars all restaurants became Taco Bell. So after the supermarket wars, are all grocery stores Safeway?
I will say no when you can go to....

1) Shaws
2) Price Chopper
3) Hannaford
4) Stop and Shop
5) Market Basket
6) Roche Brothers
7) Whole Paycheck Foods
8) Aldi's
9) Price-Rite
10) Wegmans
11) Park n Shop
12) Trader Joe's
13) Tops
14) Vons
15) Jewel Osco
16) King Soupers
17) Publix
18) Food Lion
19) A&P Supermaket
20) Winn Dixie
21) Giant Foods
22) Albertsons
23) Schnucks
24) Piggly Wiggly
25) Shop N' Save
26) Path Mark
27) Kroger
28) H.E.B
29) Bi~Lo
30) TomThumb
31) Ralphs
32) Smiths Food And Drug Stores
33) Gelson's
34) Harris Teeter
35) Fred Meyer
36) Raley's
37) Save Mart Supermarket


Coscto
Sam's Club
BJ'S



Walmart Super Stores
Target Super Stores


Albertsons does own Safeway now...
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Old 08-30-2014, 01:34 PM   #19
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I don't think the company at the time really had the 300 million to give back to the shareholders imo.

They had the cash. It was a question of how it should have been spent. The shareholders had received a distribution not too long before.
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Old 08-30-2014, 05:48 PM   #20
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I will say no when you can go to....

1) Shaws
2) Price Chopper
3) Hannaford
4) Stop and Shop
5) Market Basket
6) Roche Brothers
7) Whole Paycheck Foods
8) Aldi's
9) Price-Rite
10) Wegmans
11) Park n Shop
12) Trader Joe's
13) Tops
14) Vons
15) Jewel Osco
16) King Soupers
17) Publix
18) Food Lion
19) A&P Supermaket
20) Winn Dixie
21) Giant Foods
22) Albertsons
23) Schnucks
24) Piggly Wiggly
25) Shop N' Save
26) Path Mark
27) Kroger
28) H.E.B
29) Bi~Lo
30) TomThumb
31) Ralphs
32) Smiths Food And Drug Stores
33) Gelson's
34) Harris Teeter
35) Fred Meyer
36) Raley's
37) Save Mart Supermarket


Coscto
Sam's Club
BJ'S



Walmart Super Stores
Target Super Stores


Albertsons does own Safeway now...
But remember that Kroger corp owns Kroger, Harris Teeter, Ralphs, Smith's, Fred Meyer, Dillons etc... While different brand names, same company.

Food Lion, Hannaford, and Bottom Dollar are the same company. Jewel Osco, Shaws the same company.

Ugh, my brain is filled with too much grocery information...
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