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  • manapst manapst Sep 1, 2000 9:04 PM Flag

    Top 10/ Reasons to work for ABS

    1. Never have to worry about being asked to work
    over-time.
    2. Night sight is better, (used to working in 1/2
    lighting).
    3. Not as many carts to shag.
    4. Don't have to
    face or stocks shelves often.
    5. Get lots of time
    to sit in budget cut meetings (& away from
    customers!).
    6. You never have to see the boss, (Gary M).
    7.
    Lots of places to hide.
    8. Can read lots of good
    books when checking.
    9. Get 1st crack at the out of
    code stuff.
    10.Get to buy ABS stock w/o brokers
    fees!

    *DISCLAIMER-This is not intended to insult investors nor employees
    of ABS on this board, but is only meant to be a
    humorous approach of executive staffs mismangement of ABS
    and results.

    Good luck to all ABS
    holders,

    MANAPST

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    • If you're storewanderer3 who is storewanderer1 and storewanderer2?

    • SWY 6pk. Yoo Hoo $3.99; shop Vons there, probably even less.

    • "Yes, but please remember that the individual
      items used to compute beverage inflation rate for
      beverages were not EQUAL to the resulting index, some were
      HIGHER, some were LOWER."

      Well, at least you have
      a grasp of what makes an average an average.
      :-)

      "It is unreasonable to compare one item that ABS
      sells to an entire inflation
      index!"

      Unreasonable? Why? The item I chose is higher than the average.
      What the heck (I was being civil here) is wrong with
      feeling that ABS's price of Yoo-Hoo is out of line with
      the "average" rate of inflation for the beverage
      index? In other words, why is Yoo-Hoo in THAT HIGHER
      END? Why does it have to be so?

      You're blowing
      completely out of proportion what I wrote. What I wrote is
      NOT THAT SIGNIFICANT, yet, you seem to believe that
      because I "compared" one item to the index, that I am
      inferring something more sinister. I AM NOT. What I said
      was SO SIMPLE that I'm sure any moron could have
      understood it. Sorry you did not.

      Yoo-Hoo is one of
      those "higher" prices contained within the "index," and
      I was merely wondering what makes it so. Geeesh!

    • Yes, a good clothing department and domestics section is great for attracting some women.

    • Glad to hear the good news on the Target store there.....

    • Yes, but please remember that the
      individual
      items used to compute beverage inflation rate for
      beverages were not EQUAL to the resulting index, some were
      HIGHER, some were LOWER. I don't care if you drink a
      pallet of yoo hoo a month! It is unreasonable to compare
      one item that ABS sells to an entire inflation index!

    • I'm guessing $24.

    • The prices are so high in the blue stores, they
      don't need to increase them anymore. I just about fell
      over when I walked the blue store in Grass Valley in
      May. I probably would faint if I walked through there
      now.

    • TGT does a pretty good job. The company seems to
      be running into some trouble; take a look at their
      stock and their most recent news release. But they
      still are running a lot of good stores. They have a
      very good auto replinishment system in place. I've
      heard that they have some stores that have a real
      morale problem though. Maybe the recent operating
      results are because they are incresing the service level
      in their stores. I agree with you regarding their
      domestics department; the best that any discount store has.

    • It really doesn't matter what I think about
      loyalty card programs. That's the point. Gary got rid of
      the Lucky name because he hates loyalty cards. That
      was by his own admission. This was simply foolish.
      The fact is that they rank as #3 in reasons consumers
      pick certain stores. The study was taken from
      Supermarket News about 3 months ago. I posted it during the
      week that I read it. I'm sorry I don't remember the
      organization who did the study.
      The point is it doesn't
      matter whether you like them, think they are a ripoff or
      would rather catch the plague than carry one. The fact
      is that customers like them and if you are in
      business to please customers you should listen to them
      instead of doing what you like to do. That is exactly why
      Albertson's will fail under current management. They only
      care about what they think. They have contempt for the
      customers and look on them as stupid. That is why they
      continue to fail in California, we're not stupid and we
      realize that Gary and his team think we are.

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