This is slightly old news, but last week, Lucky Market, my favorite grocery, was officially taken over by Albertsons. None of the patrons of the former Lucky in my neighborhood are happy about this, AFAICT. My biggest fear, shared by most is that Lady Lee and Presidents Choice products, widely praised as the best generics in CA, will be thrown over by Albertson’s generics. I’m not familiar with those, but one customer said she’s from Texas, and can testify that Albertson generics suck.
Also, they’ve done away with the discount cards. That may not be bad; someone on this board defined using such cards as “whoring your demographics”, but I fear that without a gimmick, the promised “Everyday Low Prices” will go by the board.
I was in there today, and I have to admit that their decorated cakes were adorable. But I don’t buy decorated cakes on a daily basis.
You may think I’m overreacting, but dammit, Lucky was perfect for us, and it seems like everything I like disappears! TV shows, stores, products, landscapes… I just notice it more, since my tastes are odd, hence anything I like is almost certainly on borrowed time.
Remember, I’m pulling for you; we’re all in this together.