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Albertsons changing (back) to Lucky

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Agent 510 Aug 7, 2007 11:26 AM

So all the Bay Area Albertson's stores are in the middle of being converted back to the Lucky name, with certain "improvements" being promised as well.

Anyone here have a converted Lucky in their neighborhood? Any reports on whether the stores have improved?

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    DavidT Aug 7, 2007 11:28 AM

    I was in the former Albertson's @Fulton/Masonic on Saturday. I did not look closely, but there did not seem to be any difference with it now being a Lucky's store.

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      ML8000 Aug 7, 2007 12:17 PM

      I went to one the other week. No huge changes from what I can tell..although after a quick look it did seem things were slightly less expensive...or they have sale markers all over the place. Here's a related thread...not much more info.

      http://www.chowhound.com/topics/427100

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        baseballfan Aug 7, 2007 12:47 PM

        I sure hope this happens and soon. The Albertsons in San Ramon has not been switched over yet. It was much better and cheaper when it was Luckys and much busier as well.

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          adrienne156 Aug 7, 2007 01:34 PM

          At the Albertson's in El Cerrito a checker said it was switching to Savemart (sp?).

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            choctastic Aug 7, 2007 02:33 PM

            The checker at this location told me Savon. that was about a month ago. ???

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              adrienne156 Aug 7, 2007 03:06 PM

              Maybe that's what she said and my memory is just bad... Either way, I spent 15 minutes staring at cans of tomatoes and trying to decifer which were the lesser evils of the bunch. A 28 oz. can of Muir Glen whole, peeled was $4.89 which seemed pretty stinkin expensive to me.

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                BarmyFotheringayPhipps Aug 7, 2007 03:12 PM

                The Lucky stores in New Mexico (many of which were former Albertson's) are technically called Lucky-Savon, although everyone just calls them Lucky's.

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              Merrin Aug 7, 2007 04:51 PM

              The Lucky here doesn't seem much different yet, save for the new Lucky logo seats on ratty carts and some slowly deflating red and white balloons in the store. Have only done one short shop there so far, but prices did seem a smidge lower on some things I bought. Improvements? I'm waiting to see those, I guess all they've had time for here so far is slapping the Lucky name on things.

              Albertson's got bought by Save Mart. Hopefully they will better manage their stores. Ours smelled like old sweat socks from the time it was Lucky, through the change to Albertson's, up until the last few months when they must've spiffed things up to make the sale.
              http://sanjose.bizjournals.com/sanjos...

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                HollyDolly Aug 9, 2007 09:52 AM

                There is one Albertson's in new Braufels ,Texas by me ,just up the road about 12miles or so.
                Don't know their status here in Texas and their weekly grocery ad says Albertsons.
                Some of the prices on certain things aren't too bad.
                We don't have Lucky's here. In Floresville the have a Super S Foods.
                And on the other side of San Antonio there are a couple of Sav-a-Lots.

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