Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
IronTiger

FedMart

Recommended Posts

In doing research on former discount stores of College Station on my blog (already covered: Target, Walmart, Kmart, and even Gibson's), I want to know about FedMart, the store located on University (where Chimney Hill Shopping Center is now, the current incarnation). I recall I saw a newspaper clipping as to when FedMart opened, but I forgot. Apparently this FedMart had a grocery department, but was not original to the chain (possibly original to the store). It closed in 1983 with the chain.

Anyone have any more information/memories?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Several years ago I acquired rights to the FedMart name; and at the same time I was consideringalso acquiring the Montgomery Wards name, which as you probably know ended up belonging to someone else.

At the moment, I am working to bring FedMart back; at first online, then in retail storefronts. I have studied Sol Price's business practices inside out; and I believe that mixed with Disney Imagineering management practices, FedMart will again become a household name. At first, Fedmart's website will be small, although we're planning that in the Fall of 2013, we will begin reopening FedMart stores.

The new FedMart will be a combination of Walmart, Sam's Club and Costco. Many regular sized itmes, with a lot of volume sized packaging. Groceries, featuring "locally grown" groceries; with as many as possible being GMO and pesticide free.

post-11666-0-49362500-1353942646.jpg

post-11666-0-13398700-1353942848.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I remember a store near Griggs Rd. and Mykawa Rd. where my parents went and bought our first new tv back in the mid 50's. I'm pretty sure it was a Fed-Mart, or something close to that.

Seems like they used play money, which seemed silly at the time, but you had to buy their money to buy their goods. At the time it was pretty good deals. :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...