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Mon., July 28, 2014, 5:01 p.m.

OfCoffee:Joe’s Prophecy Comes True

OfCoffee (RE: Albertson purchase of Safeway OK'd): In a way, this is a prophesy come true. Joe Albertson started his company way back when he was fired from the company now known as Safeway. He was a middle-manager with my grandfather in Boise. Their company was purchased by what is now Safeway. Both men started their own grocery store chain. (My grandfather's was M&W in the Boise area. )Joe "allegedly" vowed to put an Albertsons across from every Safeway and put them out of business. It may not have worked like he foresaw, but it's funny how things come full circle.

Question: I worked my way through my senior year of high school and partly through college as a clerk in a grocery store. I enjoyed the experience greatly -- the pace, the customers and the work. Have you ever worked in a grocery store?

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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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