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Most Albertson's In Central Fla. To Close
http://www.wesh.com/money/30875884/detail.html ^ | 4-11-2012 | WESH

Posted on 04/13/2012 10:42:17 AM PDT by sheikdetailfeather

ORLANDO, Fla. -- A Central Florida supermarket chain is about to close almost all of its local stores. It's part of a move by Albertson's to end the majority of its operations in the state. For the last year or so, Albertson's has been shrinking the number of stores it operates in Florida. In Central Florida, six more stores are going to close in the next few weeks. Only a store in Altamonte Springs will remain open. Albertson's says the Florida market is not good for it, and with fuel and utility costs being what they are, it's closing all but four stores statewide.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; News/Current Events; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: albertsons; bhoeconomy; close; energyprices; florida; gasprices; groceries; grocers; grocery; grocerystores; inflation; layoffs; most; obamanomics; prices; recovery; sourcetitlenoturl; theend; utilityprices
Just a heads up to all of you Albertsons shoppers in central Florida!
1 posted on 04/13/2012 10:42:27 AM PDT by sheikdetailfeather
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To: sheikdetailfeather

So what will be left for the Trayvon Martin rioters to loot?


2 posted on 04/13/2012 10:45:27 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

I don’t get how they are going to keep only 4 open in Florida. Don’t supermarkets rely on clustering their operations to save on transportation, etc between warehouses?

I want a Wegmans in Florida as much as the next nonnative, but I’m not foolish to assume they are going to just open a store 800+ miles from their next-closest one. They slowly expand and add distribution centers along the way, making sure that the trucks they have on the road are going somewhere for a purpose. Not for four random stores.


3 posted on 04/13/2012 10:48:21 AM PDT by Dan Nunn (Support the NRA!)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Step by step our economy is disintegrating. The criminal in the White House and his alien advisors are consciously ruining America.


4 posted on 04/13/2012 10:50:23 AM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

They should have closed the one near me years ago. It’s a giant 7-11. No one really buys weekly groceries there. I drive through 3 extra traffic lights to make a left into Publix rather than shop there. Horrible place.


5 posted on 04/13/2012 10:51:16 AM PDT by poobear
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To: sheikdetailfeather

First Winn Dixie now Albertson’s. Long live Publix!


6 posted on 04/13/2012 10:51:55 AM PDT by submarinerswife (Insanity is doing the same thing over and over, while expecting different results~Einstein)
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To: submarinerswife

Publix is the southeast’s megalith grocer! We shopped Winn Dixie when I was a young boy. Then Food Lion. They Kash & Karry, which became Sweetbay. Now we’re a Publix home, through and through. I like Publix for their selection. They always have options on their shelves.

The only thing about Albertsons that I cared for was their walk-in beer cooler. Otherwise, they’re just a glorified convenience store. They closed 8 of them in my local area a few years ago. Most of them turned into Publix stores. One of them became a Dick’s Sporting Goods.


7 posted on 04/13/2012 10:57:40 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: submarinerswife

Only thing we had left in Naples within easy driving distance was a Publix once the Winn Dixie closed. Albertson’s was too far away. We would have gone hungry without Publix, no other option. LOL


8 posted on 04/13/2012 10:57:50 AM PDT by RonInNaples
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To: submarinerswife

seeing more sav-a-lots and aldi’s popping up in florida.....mostly generic brands.....


9 posted on 04/13/2012 10:58:32 AM PDT by tatsinfla
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To: rarestia

I have both Publix and Albertson’s about 5 mins away from me. Our Albertsons is nice with wide aisles but they very seldom had more than 2 people working the checkout counters and they were more expensive than Publix. I still did get some things there that Publix did not have and vice versa. Albertsons was also opened a bit later and was open during the last holiday. I will miss them. They had great pumpkin pies at Thanksgiving. Walmart is where my neighbors go as they are on a budget and trying to watch what they spend. I understand Walmart plants to drop grocery prices in this bad economy. Publix has some great subs at their deli. Low prices and lots of clerks at checkout. Great bakery too. Obama is killing the economy.


10 posted on 04/13/2012 11:08:46 AM PDT by sheikdetailfeather ("We Need To Teach The Establishment a Lesson" - Newt Gingrich)
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To: Vigilanteman
You make a good point, Albertsons could be getting out before this summers Trayvon Martin riots begin.
11 posted on 04/13/2012 11:13:42 AM PDT by 2001convSVT (Going Galt as fast as I can.)
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To: Dan Nunn

“I don’t get how they are going to keep only 4 open in Florida. Don’t supermarkets rely on clustering their operations to save on transportation, etc between warehouses?”

Used to sell them Meat years ago when they had their own warehouses and distribution. I think they have gone to much more buying from independent warehouses lately (ie. Super Value/IGA etc)


12 posted on 04/13/2012 11:27:51 AM PDT by traderrob6
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS
Step by step our economy is disintegrating. The criminal in the White House and his alien advisors are consciously ruining America.

Then there are those here that say under no circumstances that they would vote for Mittens & allow this commie to continue the destruction.

13 posted on 04/13/2012 11:43:09 AM PDT by Digger (If RINO is your selection then failure is your election)
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To: traderrob6
I'm pretty sure Publix owns Albertson's

They're closing here in Key West too

Key West Albertson's to close after 11 years

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14 posted on 04/13/2012 11:45:12 AM PDT by Elle Bee
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To: Elle Bee

Some stores but not near all.

Remember Albertson’s has stores in several states.


15 posted on 04/13/2012 12:09:30 PM PDT by traderrob6
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To: sheikdetailfeather

What’s with Albertson’s? They blitzed into the Houston area in the early 90’s, even built a distribution center. By 2002, they were gone, sold out to Randall’s (and some others, I think). Weird.


16 posted on 04/13/2012 12:10:12 PM PDT by jeffc (Prayer. It's freedom of speech.)
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To: Elle Bee
“I'm pretty sure Publix owns Albertson’s”

Publix bought about half of the existing Albertson’s in Florida in 2008, but Publix does not “own” Albertson’s.

17 posted on 04/13/2012 12:21:58 PM PDT by riverdawg
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To: submarinerswife

Less competition = higher prices.

We in Pittsburgh learned that long ago, when militant unionism drove away most of the chains, giving Giant Eagle near-monopoly status. Only lately has the entry of WalMart, Bottom Dollar and Aldi started to moderate our grocery prices here.


18 posted on 04/13/2012 12:27:17 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: jeffc

Groceries are a very low-profit-margin, high-fixed-costs business. Add to that the need for advertising, cutthroat competition etc., and the advantage goes to large chains that are already established with facilities and name-recognition.

In my area the dominant chains are Safeway and Albertson’s. I’ve seen one chain that was established within the city (Hillman’s) attempt to expand to the suburbs and get crushed, and another one (Byerly’s) come to town, set up a handful of high-end stores, and collapse abruptly. I’m wondering how Roundy’s, new to the area from Wisconsin, is going to fare.


19 posted on 04/13/2012 12:30:37 PM PDT by M1903A1 ("We shed all that is good and virtuous for that which is shoddy and sleazy... and call it progress")
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To: M1903A1
I’m wondering how Roundy’s, new to the area from Wisconsin, is going to fare.

I am also in Illinois, and the import WI chain to beat is Woodmans, massive size and selection, very good pricing up and down. Only downside is a below average meat department.

Hy-Vee is also expanding within WI, can IL be far behind, as Cub Foods recedes?
20 posted on 04/13/2012 12:38:38 PM PDT by Dr. Sivana (May Mitt Romney have the mother of all Macaca moments)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Publix subs are the BEST! My fiancee and I will go the extra half mile to Publix over Subway just to get a better sandwich. Any place that uses deli-sliced meat and cheese and fresh baked bread is going to destroy the cookie-cutter sub industry that Subway pimps.

Albertson’s was never really an option in our area. Growing up, Albertson’s was where you went to buy convenience items cheaper than the local 7-11. I do, however, agree that they were great for holiday last minute items.


21 posted on 04/13/2012 12:38:38 PM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Publix is a well run outfit....non union

Harris Teeter too

Kroger....union affirmative action apathetic types...you suck

I grew up with Jitney Jungle, Ann Page, Sunflower and Winn Dixie

And Delchamps.....and of course Pig

Groceries come and go like oil companies


22 posted on 04/13/2012 12:47:34 PM PDT by wardaddy (I am a social conservative. My political party left me(again). They can go to hell in a bucket.)
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To: Elle Bee
I'm pretty sure Publix owns Albertson's

SuperValu owns Albertson's. They also own Cub Foods, Farm Fresh Markets, Hornbacher's, Jewel Osco, Shop N Save Warehouse Foods, and Shoppers Food & Pharmacy. (I work in the industry.)

23 posted on 04/13/2012 1:43:14 PM PDT by scan59 (Markets always regulate better than government can.)
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To: wardaddy

Looks like there are no more Albertsons left in the Houston area. Our local store closed about 10 years ago. I was always surprised they stayed in business as long as they did as their prices were so much higher than any of the other grocery stores.


24 posted on 04/13/2012 1:49:16 PM PDT by weiner56
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To: scan59
thanks ..... it just seemed that they were gobbling up the stores ...... like this one in KW which is less than half a mile from the publix on a 2 x 4 mile island

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25 posted on 04/13/2012 2:30:52 PM PDT by Elle Bee
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS
I don't how it happened but Ablys changed its focus a few years ago....less selection...very few worthwhile coupons..and regular prices not very competitive....

Fred Meyer here in the west used to featured terrifc coupons on food items and I've noticed now that they have very really terrific items on sale....

food inflation is here...

stock up when you can...not for surviving TSHTF scenarios but just to stay ahead of inflation...

26 posted on 04/13/2012 3:12:11 PM PDT by cherry
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To: Dr. Sivana

Haven’t seen any Woodmans yet. Where are they setting up?


27 posted on 04/13/2012 3:17:28 PM PDT by M1903A1 ("We shed all that is good and virtuous for that which is shoddy and sleazy... and call it progress")
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To: Digger

Seems to be a lot on here that would be happy with another 4 years of FUBO. Pathetic.


28 posted on 04/13/2012 3:19:21 PM PDT by bfree (The revolution is coming - OBAMI IS THE ENEMY OF FREEDOM)
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To: M1903A1
Haven’t seen any Woodmans yet. Where are they setting up?

The first on in Illinois was in Rockford. My understanding was that Janesville, WI based Woodman's made an informal deal with the owners of local chains Logli and Hilander not to tread on each other's turf. After Eagle went under, Schnuck's bought Logli, and Kroger bught Hilander, both keeping the names. Woodman's no longer felt bound by the agreement, and opened up a wildly successful store on the NE side of Rockford.


29 posted on 04/13/2012 4:07:48 PM PDT by Dr. Sivana (May Mitt Romney have the mother of all Macaca moments)
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