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02 July 2013

The ghost of Cub Foods


Cub Foods was a "no frills" supermarket that had a brief heyday in Colorado Springs during the '90s. Did you have a Cub Foods in your town? The basic principle was that the goods were cheap because their workers were non-union (and  thus paid low wages), and although someone was there at the cash register to ring up your purchase, you had to bag your own groceries.  Pat and I tried this a few times.  I never was (and still am not) very good at bagging groceries, so Cub Foods was not my favorite place to shop.  I finally just refused to keep going there.  I wonder if that's why they closed -- customers disgruntled about having to bag their purchase! Or maybe their profit margins were so slim, there just wasn't enough to keep the company in the black.  Either way, I don't miss it.  Maybe I'm lazy, but I'd rather just pay a little more to shop at a regular supermarket and have an expert bag my groceries for me!

5 comments:

Adventures of A and E said...

We had a Cub Foods in Ames, IA when I was growing up! Ohhh, how I dreaded going there as a kid. My job was - yup, you guessed it - bagging the groceries.

Stefan Jansson said...

You have to bag your own grocery in every store in Sweden. If you can't pack your own groceries maybe you shouldn't eat at all?

Tamera said...

Stefan, that's not common here. In the US we generally buy lots of groceries at a time, which I think is a little different from Sweden (or Europe in general). Of course we all deserve to eat, whether we bag our own groceries or not!

Randy said...

Never even heard of Cub Foods. Nice shot.

Pierre BOYER said...

Nice wall...
Best regards....

Pierre