American Stores

American Stores

American Stores Company was an American public corporation and a holding company which ran chains of supermarkets and drugstores in the United States from 1917 through 1999. The company was incorporated in 1917 when The Acme Tea Company merged with four small Philadelphia, Pennsylvania area grocery stores (Child's, George Dunlap, Bell Company and A House That Quality Built) to form American Stores. In the following eight decades, the company would expand to 1,575 food and drugstores in 38 states with $20 billion in annual sales in 1998.

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American Stores - External References
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Timeline of Events in The History of The Skaggs Family
... They settle in American Falls, Idaho before 1910 where he is located as of that year's census ... commercial effort Sam Seelig founds a chain of four stores in California called Sam Seelig Grocers ... opens the Skaggs Cash Store "with his own hands, on rented property, on borrowed money." The store was about 18x32 feet ...
Skaggs Companies - History - Skaggs Drug Centers and American Stores
... American Stores, which owned Acme Markets and Alpha Beta, was acquired in 1979 by Skaggs Drug Centers, which adopted the American Stores Company name, and relocated the company ... American Stores was by far the larger organization, with 758 supermarkets, 139 drugstores, 53 restaurants, and 9 general merchandise stores in nine states ... Although the resulting entity bore the American Stores Company name, it was controlled by Skaggs management headed by Leonard S ...
ABCO Foods
... ABCO Foods was a chain of grocery stores in Phoenix and Tucson, Arizona for over 15 years, formed from a 1984 spin-off sale by the Alpha Beta division of ... Arizona regional management secured private financing to purchase the Arizona stores (most Alpha Beta locations were in California) ... The agreement also included a non-compete clause American Stores could not reenter Arizona for a specified period of time ...
Star Market - History - After The Jewel Acquisition
... After Jewel was acquired by American Stores in 1984, the Star-Osco stores were re-badged as Star Market and placed under a single management team ... After the Jewel acquisition, American Stores had debt to pay off ... In order to pay off this debt, American Stores chose to sell its less profitable stores, including the Star Market ...

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