Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Classic Albertsons Florida Footage!!!

     I'd like to give a big thanks to Albertsons Florida Blog contributer Jimmy S. for sending in the link to this newscast uploaded to Youtube from Orlando's WFTV on May 29, 1981. The top story of this newscast is about an extortion plot at the Albertsons stores in Altamonte Springs (#4304) and on South Orange in Orlando (#4323). The newscast contains some amazing interior and exterior shots of the South Orange store in its original unaltered form, including a few glimpses of the original Skaggs-Albertsons interior used from when Albertsons first entered Florida in 1974 until the introduction of the Blue and Gray Market interior in the mid 80's. This interior was very colorful, with many red and orange stripes and color schemes throughout the store. It definitely has a 70's vibe to it (and I mean that in a good way). It's hard to find photos of this interior, which is why this video was such a great find. I'm calling this interior the '70's Stripes' interior. When I get a chance I'll update the Interiors tab with some info on this interior. The 70's Stripes interior lasted in some stores well into the 90's, however it was all gone from Florida before the beginning of the 2000's. I've never seen this interior in person, which is why I've been reluctant on saying much about it until I could see some of it firsthand. This store was remodeled sometime in the 90's, and I'm assuming it got the Blue and Gray interior from the exterior remodel it got, which it probably had until the end in 2009. Unfortunately, this store was later demolished for a new Walmart Neighborhood Market in 2012. This store will be covered more in depth at a later date. For now I just wanted to share this great classic Albertsons footage.

So until next time,

The Albertsons Florida Blogger

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Albertsons Chicken Dinner Deal Bag

     I was digging through some old stuff and I stumbled across this old Albertsons Deli Chicken Dinner Deal bag from the early 2000's. Once a week Albertsons would offer a rotisserie chicken or 8 pieces of fired chicken with choice of deli sides for a promotional price. This bag was used to hold everything in the end, and it had the bar code for the special price on the bottom. I think Albertsons still offers this promotion, but I'm sure the bags have been redesigned to something fairly generic looking by now. 

     And just a quick closeup of the seal on the front of the bag. 

     That's all I have for now. So until next time,

     The Albertsons Florida Blogger