I Saved, They Saved, But We Couldn't Save U-Save

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Jun 2, 2019 ... The U-Save supermarket chain had its beginning in a small store called B&B Cash Grocery, opened in 1923 by Charles Bever and his wife ... Home Useful Information Store Models & Interiors Albertsons Florida Store List & Info Albertsons Florida Store Map Contact The Albertsons Florida Blog I Saved, They Saved, But We Couldn't Save U-Save 330 South Parrott Avenue, Okeechobee, FL      While many big names in the Florida supermarket scene have crashed and burned throughout the years in the rise of Publix, including Kroger, A&P, Kash n' Karry, and our old pal Albertsons, in addition to many others, today's post is going to feature one of the more obscure Florida-based supermarket chains that existed - U-Save. U-Save isn't a supermarket chain you hear about much in regard to supermarkets that operated in Florida, and they weren't a small operation either. U-Save once had around 30 stores at the company's peak, their stores primarily clustered around Tampa, Fort Myers, and the small rural towns of South Central Florida. Even U-Save's demise was quietly swept under the rug, with the chain slowly disappearing as 2011 came to a close with very little reported about it. In today's post I will try to shed some light on Florida's most forgotten supermarket chain, while we take a quick peek at one of this company's former stores in the small town of Okeechobee, FL.      The U-Save supermarket chain had its beginning in a small store called B&B Cash Grocery, opened in 1923 by Charles Bever and his wife Charlotte in Avon Park, FL. Seeing the success of the first store, Mr. and Mrs. Bever began to open additional B&B grocery stores in neighboring small towns throughout rural south central Florida, eventually going for the big time with an expansion into Fort Myers by the 1940s. As a way to keep the company afloat through the Depression years of the 1930s, the Bevers began to emphasize low prices as their company's key to success. By the 1960s, with Charles and Charlotte's son now running the company, he wanted a way to differentiate his stores as grocery competition began to increase in Florida. Deciding to fully embody the "Everyday Low Price" concept spearheaded by his parents, the Bever's son decided to change the name of B&B Cash Grocery to U-Save. The change to the name U-Save brought about the opening of larger stores that offered more modern amenities like in-store bakeries and a larger offering of perishable products. The Bever's son also saw some opportunities in owning commercial real estate, leading to the opening of many U-Save stores in shopping centers wholly owned by the Bever Family. To this day the Bever Family's real estate business is still in operation, with Charles and Charlotte's great-grandson overseeing the 24 commercial properties the family still owns, as well as a chain of 20 convenience stores called Handy Food Stores located in Southwestern Florida.



U-SAVE OPTS TO SHUTTER WAREHOUSE, USE FLEMING ...

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Along with its U-Save stores, B&B Holdings also operates 26 Handy Foods convenience stores in the Tampa area. Related. Ingles Markets-supermarket exterior. McLane Co. names Tony Frankenberger to succeed Grady Rosier as CEO Kroger's QFC chain pilots contactless payment technology Publix to shut two GreenWise Markets in South Carolina Weis Markets reports second-quarter sales surge Supermarkets rate high in pharmacy customer satisfaction Fresh ideas for retailers to improve online grocery shopping, from the CEO of Spoon Guru Racial unrest shines spotlight on industry diversity issues Clean-label, plant-based and high-quality frozen foods drive sales gains U.S. online grocery sales up again in May U-SAVE OPTS TO SHUTTER WAREHOUSE, USE FLEMING TAMPA, Fla. -- B&B Holdings, operator of 17 U-Save Supermarkets, here said last week it intends to close its sole distribution center in an attempt to streamline operations.Instead, the company said Dallas - based Fleming will service the U-Save stores from its Miami facility.The 78-year-old company said it has been operating in an area of increased competition from larger retailers like Albertson's, Martin Schneider 1 | Feb 26, 2001 TAMPA, Fla. -- B&B Holdings, operator of 17 U-Save Supermarkets, here said last week it intends to close its sole distribution center in an attempt to streamline operations. Instead, the company said Dallas - based Fleming will service the U-Save stores from its Miami facility. The 78-year-old company said it has been operating in an area of increased competition from larger retailers like Albertson's, Publix and Winn-Dixie. Doug Davis, B&B Holdings spokesman, told SN, "We have decided to close the facility to improve efficiencies on the buying end so that we can concentrate on retail without worrying about distribution. We can be more competitive using a larger wholesaler with more buying power."



Usave Supermarket 8201 NW 17th Ave Miami, FL Grocery Stores ...

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Get directions, reviews and information for Usave Supermarket in Miami, FL. TransitionRejection(type: 2, message: The transition has been superseded by a different transition (see detail)., detail: Transition#1( ''{} -> 'Infosheet'{"slug":"/us/florida/usave-supermarket-286153862","zoom":0,"categoryName":""} )) 8201 NW 17th Ave, Miami, FL 33147 Partial Data by Infogroup (c) 2019. All rights reserved. Find hotels by Best Western Hotels & Resorts










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