food: May 2009 Archives

Fewer Whataburgers

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Southern restaurant chain Whataburger is closing 14 of its Florida locations due to the spending slump. Whataburger, which has more than 700 outlets across the southern states, is closing its company-owned Florida stores while franchised locations remain open. The 14 affected stores all closed for good May 31.


Albertsons lowering prices

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Supermarket chain Albertsons is announcing a shift in prices to retain customers who have been shopping at discount stores. The program, called the Big Relief Price Cut, lowers prices throughout the store at 222 Albertsons locations in California. The move is designed not only to counter the discounters, but to keep up with competitors like Vons and Ralphs, who have already moved to push prices down.

(As an aside, what's with the California grocery scene that no one uses apostrophes? Albertsons, Vons, Ralphs--can't anyone use the possessive anymore?)


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