6.12.09

ALMACS

For more than 50 years 
ALMACS Supermarkets
 
served the Southern New England area - 
They had over 30 stores throughout the state. 
Sadly ALMACS closed their doors the mid 90's.
  

   photo by Ken from Coventry

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Almacs Store #38 Lincoln Mall

 Closing Day













32 comments:

  1. My family use to shop at Almacs all the time. Sad that such a big name is no long here.

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    1. a friend of mine had a job at Almacs and when the Market Closed He lost is Job.

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    2. Well that makes sense.

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  2. I worked at store 38 from august 1988 until July 1995. It was, for a time a phenomenal place to work and I met a lot of wonderful people there. By the time '95 rolled around it was clear of the direction the company was headed. There was the big meeting at Rocky Point at which the Union advised us all to take the 15% pay cut to keep the store open. The union, however did NOT lower dues by 15%. Funny how that happens. I rememebr the summer of 95 being VERY hot and the air conditioning broke and they refused to fix it. Very few customers came in at that time. It was a real shame to have worked for a great company only to watch become a failure.

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    1. I left store 38 in August of 88 and worked at Lincoln Mall until November 95. We must have just missed each other.

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    2. 38 was Lincoln Mall

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    3. I worked at Store 5 from July 81 to August of 88. I worked from Jan 84 to June 84 twelve days straight and never got time and a half for working Saturday which was the 6th day if you worked Monday through Saturday straight. The Shopsteward said they knew what they were doing. Then I went to Store 38 from August of 88 to Nov. 95

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  3. after 22 years i get $164 58 a month

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  4. I used to deliver bread to the westerly almacs just before they went under.that store was famous for taking out dated raw chicken,washing it with bleach and then re-wrapping/re-dating it.

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    1. NO THEY DIDNT STOP YOUR LYING

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  5. I use to jerkoff in the bathroom at the warehose. paul bert.

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    1. Why didn't you call me I would have joined you. LOL

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  6. In 1968 I started at the West Warwick store in Clyde. It was a nice place to work for a high school kid and stayed there thru my first 2 years of college. We had the nicest man for store manager - Ted Deguilio. I had fun working there, made a lot of friends and enjoyed the Yum Yum shop for our meals / breaks. What a loss for Rhode Island.

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  7. Anyone with memories of the Almacs in Barrington? I was about 7 or 8 when they closed, but I remember my mother shopping there every week, and I remember a big analog clock on the wall. When they built the Shaw's, I waited outside for the grand opening to be the very first customer they ever had...and I was. It was a big deal to an 11 year old lol.

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    1. I worked there in 1988-89. It was my first job and I was 16. Its too bad the chain isn't around any more.

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    2. My first memories of going to a "big" grocery store w/ my mom was at the Almacs in Barrington, RI. That was back in the early 1970's and I was in kindergarten at the Sowams Elementary School.

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  8. I started working in the warehouse in 1965, enlisted in the marines corps, and when I returned from 1969 till the warehouse closed in 2/1990 . The Almacs super markets and warehouse actually ended when ucipa bought the company. They had no intentions of keeping it but breaking it apart for a quick return (LBO). Joe Burkle exact words to me. They employees and the unions had no chance to save the company, I know.

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  9. My first job, age 16, was at the Almacs in Barrington Rhode Island. Sad to think that the chain no longer exists. It was the only job I've ever had that made me join a union and go to regular union events lol

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  10. FALL RIVER ALMACS CHINESE PORK LUNCH MEAT THE BEST CANT FIND IT NO WHERE ALMACS WAS THE ONLY PLACE

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  11. dam us all to hell!!!

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  12. Wow. I can remember going shopping with my mom at the one in Coventry, right next to Kmart.

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    1. that's was my first job..almost 10 years..still in the biz!

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  13. Good store excellent bakery products!! Preferred Star Market meats though.

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  14. Worked for 16 years. Store 23. East Ave Pawtucket.

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  15. I worked for Almacs store # 34, 1919 Mineral Spring Avenue, North Providence, RI. I was only there for 4 years but it was the best 4 years of my life.

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  16. I do not recall the address for the Westerly store! Any help?

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  17. The homemade Chocolate chip cookies were the best (East Greenwich).

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    1. What address was that Almacs?

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    2. Main St, East Greenwich 02818

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  18. Here's my Almacs location maps: https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=1Svzyzm9WprMqT2_3Cp1U0YL_qNo&ll=41.768787009354696%2C-71.36283270000001&z=15

    Some of my family members used to go to Almacs a lot. My dad remembered the one in Smithfield (Currently a T.J.Maxx). One of my teachers said there was an Almacs near the North Smithfield/Wonsockett border (Now split into a Ocean State Job Lot and Dollar Tree. Jess from RHD RI said there was an Almacs in Attleboro MA (Now occupied by a boring Yankee Liquor). I now knew there were a couple Almacs locations in Massachusetts.

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