The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

20 June 2007

Supermarket swept

It's time to look for a new grocery store.

Albertson's, my store of choice for the last five or six years, is selling out all its Oklahoma locations, and the one I've been patronizing will be replaced by (gag) a Homeland store.

By no stretch of the imagination can this be considered a Good Thing.

Posted at 7:07 AM to City Scene

I'll miss the chicken. I won't miss the high prices. When you charge 40-50% more than Crest or Wal-Mart for the same item, the Okie market will not keep buying from you.

Posted by: Dan B at 9:50 AM on 20 June 2007

So they are replacing a nice over-priced store with a crappy over-priced store. hmmmm

Posted by: Dwayne "the canoe guy" at 10:25 AM on 20 June 2007

I still hold a grudge because Albertson's bought out the Lucky chain that I grew up with in NorCal. And then they (1) closed many of their existing Albertson's stores and (2) reopened the Lucky stores as Albertson's stores, and after just a few years (3) withdrew from the market entirely while simultaneously (4) suing a local mom-and-pop for trying to use the by-then-defunct (but apparently not abandoned) Lucky name.

If they were trying to get on my bad side, they couldn't have done a better job.

Posted by: McGehee at 1:39 PM on 20 June 2007

Well, I wonder what they are going to replace the Yukon one with. Homeland already has a store 2 mi from the Albertsons and it is a newer building than the Albertsons. Just curious now.

Posted by: anomdragon at 11:37 AM on 21 June 2007

I'm surprised WalMart doesn't just OWN the supermarket biz by now.

Posted by: Mister Snitch! at 5:51 PM on 21 June 2007

They have about 50 percent of the grocery biz here.

Posted by: CGHill at 6:38 PM on 21 June 2007

If you got one within 10 miles, Crest is the way to go. I will admit to using the Homeland store that is closer to my house when I need only one or two items.

Crest is cheap, clean, they bag your groceries, and they have a kick ass meat/deli section. My four year old swears by the fresh cut pepperoni.

Posted by: Chris at 11:59 PM on 21 June 2007

When I lived in Enid (97-98), the Homeland was actually pretty good -- but when I lived in MWC (83-86), I was too young and wild to really care about grocery stores. Heh.

Posted by: david at 10:18 AM on 23 June 2007