What are your thoughts on caldor coming back? shop.caldor.com
You gotta give the guy credit for trying but it looks like he has already given up. That fake website probably took the $5000 he had to create it and his GoFundMePage has been closed due to lack of interest. The "corporate" website is so awful it will chase off any future investors.
It looks legit, but they'll probably never open stores again. If they're trying to make it look like Amazon, they're far far off. It won't even load right on my Windows 8.1 computer!
Legit? Did you try to actually SHOP on the site? The guy is just trying to lure investors and having zero luck doing it. If he was a billionaire, then maybe there would be chance. He had $5000 in his pocket and launched a fake website. That's it.
According to Wikipedia, it is in fact legit. The owner has plans to re-launch the chain as a web-only retailer. Keep in mind, this is Wikipedia. Take it with a grain of salt. It's also nice to know that my W8.1 computer isn't the only one having trouble with the site. Unrelated: what are the fire evacuation rules for a shopping center? Last weekend I was at the Fairfield center (The one with the Giant in Exton), and as I was leaving the Staples at one end, I noticed there was a fire at a sandwich shop a couple stores away. It was clear that the fire was already being tended to WHILE I was still in Staples. No alarms went off or anything... Is that safe? Should we have been evacuated from the center?
The guy's intentions are legit. The website is not.
Fire Evacuation? I'm not a fire fighter but my guess would be GET OUT OF THE BUILDING
If I was trying to get investors I wouldn't publish a web site with broken links and pages that are only the template with no other content. I mean the returns page give you a 404 error...On a different topic, here is an interesting article on the rise, fall and redevelopment of the shopping mall with focus on the Washington, DC area:http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/capitalbusiness/the-fall--and-overhaul--of-the-american-mall/2015/01/30/cf9f05f4-a650-11e4-a7c2-03d37af98440_story.html
Well, there's no more shop.caldor.com now!Just a "DOMAIN FOR SALE" Page. :(
In regards to the Caldor page, everything I have seen indicates that he really isn't going to start things up until 2016, so I guess it's more of a test thing right now.That being said, everything I saw so far looks generic and 'fake'...all kinds of corny buzzwords, generic graphics and such on their 'corporate' page. Honestly it probably isn't going to go anywhere (then again, the relaunched Montgomery Ward site is still kickin' it...so who knows?)
http://digital.library.temple.edu/cdm/search/searchterm/Pantry%20Pride%20(Philadelphia,%20Pa.)!supermarkets/field/all!subjec/mode/exact!all/conn/and!and/cosuppress/Change "Pantry Pride" to "Acme" and off you go! Or better yet, just click "supermarkets" for a variety of photo time warps.
I've been to the Temple collection before. Some great Acme photos! Just seeing they have an interior shot of Oregon and 3rd. I'll have to do an update with that one.
Not exactly supermarket news per se, but Staples has announced its purchase of Office Depot/OfficeMax. This is going to be one insane merger considering that the OD and OM systems/distribution/stores etc. has only just begun! Get ready to watch an IT and logistics explosion occur!
Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaa? Staples now owns Office Max.... HMMM.... sounds like they're buying their competition!
The Safeway brands are beginning to take wing to the rest of the chain as predicted...http://www.undercurrentnews.com/2015/02/05/safeway-albertsons-merger-prompts-expansion-for-successful-waterfront-bistro-seafood-brand/
Funny how the DOJ shot the proposed Staples-Office Depot merger down in 1996, but it is approved almost 20 years later. Guess Amazon, Walmart, etc sell enough office supplies that this merger isn't seen as a threat. Plus, the office supply chains heavily branched out into technology, which is duplicated by Best Buy, Amazon, etc. And then you've got places like the UPS store and FedEx Office that ship, make copies, and so on.
I assume that Supervalu is going to continue to supply grocery/hba to the current Albertsons stores. I wonder how they will feel about having to stock and distribute Safeway branded products over their Everyday Essentials brand items.
Hey guys, if you want to see the Milltown Acme, now is the time. Unfortunately, they are remodeling it. They are slowly taking down the large decorations in the store. Also, they have taken down the low black lights over produce and replaced all of the lights in the store. I will miss the old décor but it has been almost 15 years since it opened. The humongous cooler filled with bottles of coke has been taken down, they removed the sprinkler from the bottom of the giant bowl of chips, and they have taken down about half of the aisle markers. You should definitely go before the rest is gone. They probably work overnight because there is a scissorlift that is being kept in the former seating area from Starbucks. They have made some significant changes to the produce section and bakery.
I stopped in about two weeks ago. It looked like they were in the process of rearranging some things but no signs of a remodel at that point. I stop in again next week. Thanks for the heads up!
can you visit the freehold acme, i see it whenever i come home from the shore and i have always wanted to go there, but never get the chance. it is on rte 9, next to a burger king and a small strip mall. can you give it the acme style treatment please?
The Freehold store will be coming to the blog this Spring. I don't have it photographed yet but it will be a store I visit once the winter weather is done.
When Albertsons added Starbucks to Acme stores, what had to be removed to make room for Starbucks? Just to clear up any confusion, I am referring only to Acme stores NOT built/opened new with Starbucks.Also, three PA Acme stores (one each in Delaware County, Montgomery County, and Chester County) all have PA wine/spirits stores inside them. While they are inside Acme walls, these are all state stores with absolutely NO other relationship with Acme. No Acme employees work in these stores, and Acme has no say in what products, services, etc the state stores have. Since each of these "one-stop shops" (the state's official name for them) are at least 2000 square feet, and all three Acme stores involved (Newtown Square, Horsham, and Phoenixville) had already existed for at least 20 years when state stores were carved out of them. What all could have been removed for the one-stop shops to be created?
In 33M models, the Starbucks took the place of the Floral Department in the front corner. The entrances were relocated to make more room. Both the Rockaway post and Morris Plains post have more details and photos of the former Starbucks cafés. Phoenixville is the only store I've been to so far that has the wines and spirits store. At that location it looks like the Dairy aisle was moved to make room for the store which left the store with a strange alcove in the back corner.
Oddly enough, the (very old and beat up) wine/spirits store in the back of the Newtown Square Acme parking lot stays open. I truly am amazed people still shop there with the much nicer, cleaner store inside Acme.
What I'd think about starbucks is... It's more of a merger deal, so maybe all the starbucks flew out of stores at the same time?
Acme still needs to do a better job of making sure expired merchandise is removed promptly. Some Cracker Jack popcorn was on sale yet at two stores (neither in close proximity), both were expired with early December sell by dates. Luckily the third location had fresh ones. Likely nothing wrong with the 'expired' ones but I wasn't paying full price (even if on sale) for stale product.
Doylestown got the coolers for their licqour from Exton. They also got carts and shelving from New Britain. Glad to see their reusing the things in other stores being renovated. Doylestown looks to open their liquor sectoon in the coming weeks.
Interesting... I'll have to stop in!
I am the commenter who keeps reporting the progress of the remodel at Milltown. When I went on Wednesday, I saw that they have taken down the gigantic bowl of chips and the "Parents Magazine / ACME (An Albertson's Company) Baby Care Center" Sign down, along with the previously removed aisle markers, soda, spinning meal center chef, low hanging lights, beverage boulevard and Snack Central signs. Also I drove down Ryders Ln. today and noticed an old red oval logo trailer sitting in the back with two containers. I also noticed that they have set up a makeshift barricade from shopping carts and caution tape in front of the wall next to the former Savon/Floral/Frozen Food entrance. As I stated in a previous comment, I believe we are getting the version of Quality Built from the 10th and Reed store, as the produce refrigerators had the same décor piece installed in December. It is a sign with pictures of the produce, and each picture describes it. This cannot be found in the Devon Store.One question: in the East Brunswick post, a commenter said something about a Rues Lane Acme. Was that Acme in the CVS that is there in the shopping center by the "Civic Center?" I had assumed so because it a CVS. And one other thing... the "Seaside Heights" Acme was actually in Ortley Beach.--Milltown
Regarding Exton: The ACME is still not emptied out, 358 days,21 hours and 26 minutes after closing. Turns out, the original Exton store still stands! It is now the Post Office.Any word on the Sears there? I stopped by the Exton Mall Sears today, everything was "on sale", and several shelves were empty. I couldn't find anything about a closing, but maybe it's too early to tell...Also, the Downingtown Wegmans is getting another remodel (2nd in 4 years, for a 9 year old store). I don't see how they can afford a remodel every time they get bored with the old décor or something.
Not sure about the Sears, but the Kmart (same company) in Exton is closing in 2016. So perhaps instead of after-Christmas sales at the end of 2015, they will start their final sale?
I have a question for any of you NJ people who might know: when did the original Sam's Club in Freehold relocate to the current Sam's Club in Freehold? One thing I do know is that the former Sam's Club was a PACE Membership Warehouse (ironically, owned by Kmart and not Walmart, which owns Sam's Club) from 1990 to 1994, then was sold to Sam's Club in 1994. It still had the "membership warehouse" signage left behind by PACE during its whole existence as Sam's Club. Today the building is split between Raymour & Flanigan and Christmas Tree Shops, but I have no idea (except that it was sometime between 2000 and 2010) when Sam's Club moved out.Also, did the PACE/Sam's Club store sell alcohol? The current Sam's Club does, but as I understand NJ law, supermarkets, drugstores, and wholesale club chains are only allowed to sell alcohol at two stores per chain in the whole state, UNLESS they have a totally separate liquor store in a different building from the main store. This law makes no sense to me, but anyway, I do know the current Sam's Club in Freehold has alcohol right in the middle of the store. Perhaps the old PACE/Sam's Club had alcohol but in a section walled off from the rest of the store, with separate checkout?
Since A&P owns SO MANY stores and chains, there are ONLY 297 stores throughout ALL the chains! I though ACME was bad! 297 and they own 6 chains?!?! Something's not right here...
Does anyone know what happened to the caldor rainbow? They haven't posted since 2012!
funny you mention that... I was wondering the same thing myself earlier today! I would assume that he had posted all the stuff worth posting in his local area, and just ran out of material. Hope they start posting again soon!
Hahaha! I hope that he comes back... I read all the posts!
Interesting... I was just snooping around online and found that he has another site and a Flickr photostream with posts as recent as late 2014.