|fluffy - 2014-09-09 |
How many of these have the same basic jingle as each other?
Although Safeway's added timpanis are a nice touch.
|The Mothership - 2014-09-09 |
Hotel Bar Margarine?
Also, Wayne Knight (Newman from Seinfeld) sighting at 3:35?
|cognitivedissonance - 2014-09-09 |
Waldbaum's was just doomed.
|Quad9Damage - 2014-09-10 |
A bored Google/Wikipedia search reveals:
Alpha Beta: Dead, name vanished in 1995.
A&P: Alive, surviving bankruptcy.
Shop Rite: Alive, pretty big in the northeast and the largest grocery chain in Greater Philadelphia.
Waldbaum's: Dying, stores closing all over as its parent company A&P emerges from bankruptcy.
Safeway: Alive, owned by Albertsons and now the # 2 grocery chain in the nation behind Kroger.
Ralph's: Alive, owned by Kroger.
Vons: Alive, owned by Safeway.
Pathmark: Hanging on, again hurt by parent company A&P. Boomers have fond memories of all those James Karen commercials.
ShopRite is nice, they have better prices than Stop & Shop and aren't quite as evil as WalMart.
Interestingly enough, this jingle:
...is still in use today, almost unchanged.
|crasspm - 2014-09-10 |
A six pack for 1.67!? Right now, up here'n Canadia, I pay no less than eleven dollars. What a world!
|craptacular - 2014-09-10 |
these commercials are so depressing. tv was really a dismal, doldrum place back then.
|Old_Zircon - 2014-09-10 |
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