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« Reply #510 on: August 04, 2017, 01:43:47 PM »

Price Chopper has put two more stores on the, erm, chopping block...

Lee, MA


Glens Falls, NY


The Glens Falls one got picked up locally, but apparently Lee is a bit outside the market (though all the stations cover some Berkshire stories).

Glens Falls does have that "other" store nearby as hinted in the last post, so that may be one reason for not keeping it. 
The Lee one, on the other hand, is not that close to their other stores but is definitely on the small side and perhaps either the new Big Y (just off Exit 2 of the Pike) has been hurting sales or they just can't find a good spot to build a larger store (since there isn't a lot of space where it is to enlarge)?
Of course, they did the same thing in North Adams a year or so ago (closing a smaller store with no space to enlarge and not looking for a new site) as well, but then they have kept (and already re-done) a couple of the smaller stores right in Albany, so they aren't completely getting out of the older locations.

Kind of hard to figure out the overall plans with the MA locations, this would leave just 3 remaining stores on the Berkshire side (2 around Pittsfield, both of which are newer or already remodeled) and one in Great Barrington (older but still fairly good sized).
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« Reply #511 on: September 26, 2017, 04:12:48 PM »

Is this the usual haggling, or could Hannaford be waiting in the wings to swoop in? Their closest store is some twenty-odd miles away in Bennington, and the only in-town competition is Shaw's.

http://www.benningtonbanner.com/stories/price-chopper-manchester-store-replacement-on-hold,519063
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« Reply #512 on: October 24, 2017, 03:28:44 PM »

Here's the 86,000 Square Foot Bristol, Connecticut location in The Bristol Commons Plaza. It opened in January 2004 in space that started as WT Grants then Caldor then very briefly Big KMART. The landlord didn't allow them to make a lot of changes to the exterior of the building hence why from the outside it doesn't look like the Southington Price Chopper or the Watebury ShopRite (which had been Price Chopper til 2008).
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« Reply #513 on: November 26, 2017, 04:28:25 PM »

They gave a parcel of land next their now-closed North Adams, MA store to the city
http://www.berkshireeagle.com/stories/price-chopper-gives-fort-massachusetts-parcel-to-north-adams,525341
And they put up cement barriers preventing a pass-through of their vacant Lee, MA store's parking lot
http://www.berkshireeagle.com/stories/price-chopper-cuts-off-cut-through-route-in-former-lee-grocery-stores-parking-lot,525056
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« Reply #514 on: January 09, 2018, 07:23:13 AM »

A few days ago, Price Chopper's Instagram story was at their Newburgh, NY location which had been recently converted to a Market 32.

Given their low presence in the Mid-Hudson Valley (Vails Gate, Poughkeepsie, and Saugerties are the only other locations), I wonder what the odds of converting all three to Market 32 would be. There really is no "higher-end" option and it allow them to stand up against their five competitors in that region (ShopRite, Stop & Shop, Hannaford, and to a lesser degree Acme and Tops) doing the same basic thing.
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« Reply #515 on: January 10, 2018, 03:21:50 PM »

A few days ago, Price Chopper's Instagram story was at their Newburgh, NY location which had been recently converted to a Market 32.

Given their low presence in the Mid-Hudson Valley (Vails Gate, Poughkeepsie, and Saugerties are the only other locations), I wonder what the odds of converting all three to Market 32 would be. There really is no "higher-end" option and it allow them to stand up against their five competitors in that region (ShopRite, Stop & Shop, Hannaford, and to a lesser degree Acme and Tops) doing the same basic thing.

They could probably do so.  Unlike the other three, Saugerties has no competition (one has to go to Kingston for other supermarkets) but that hasn't stopped them from converting other stores to Market 32.
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« Reply #516 on: January 10, 2018, 05:42:32 PM »

A few days ago, Price Chopper's Instagram story was at their Newburgh, NY location which had been recently converted to a Market 32.

Given their low presence in the Mid-Hudson Valley (Vails Gate, Poughkeepsie, and Saugerties are the only other locations), I wonder what the odds of converting all three to Market 32 would be. There really is no "higher-end" option and it allow them to stand up against their five competitors in that region (ShopRite, Stop & Shop, Hannaford, and to a lesser degree Acme and Tops) doing the same basic thing.

They could probably do so.  Unlike the other three, Saugerties has no competition (one has to go to Kingston for other supermarkets) but that hasn't stopped them from converting other stores to Market 32.

They wouldn't have much to lose. I would think that much of Saugerties goes down to Kingston (Hannaford x2, ShopRite, Walmart Supercenter, Adams Fairacre Farms) to grocery shop as it is. A hypothetical Saugerties Market 32 would also get a clientele from elsewhere which would not touch the store otherwise.

Two other locations that would be good for conversions would be Great Barrington, MA (nearest location: Lenox) and Keene, NH (nearest location: Brattleboro, VT). Both would have a lot to gain from converting and are bits of islands in the company, Keene more than Great Barrington.
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