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Posted on: Fri, 06/08/2007 - 5:05am
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I called my store that is just starting the remodel....no one knows if they will have the nut butter station or not. But they said that they would find out and get back to me. I have to say that they have always had great customer service in all my local Safeway's.
I also logged onto [url="http://www.Safeway.com"]www.Safeway.com[/url] and went to the Contact Us section and sent them some feedback about this. I'll post the response when it comes. There is so much competition here for grocery that I can easily shop at one of 4 other grocers on my way home from work. I do think that PA aside that this is neat option for people but my guess is that it is a novelty and not a money maker.

Posted on: Fri, 06/08/2007 - 5:30am
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Thank you for the pic Sarah. I have never heard of the before. HEB and Super Wal-Mart are great, and I've never seen one of those machines in there. If I did, especially by the fresh produce, I'd probably complain to the store manager too.

Posted on: Fri, 06/08/2007 - 6:00am
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Quote:Originally posted by Sarahb:
[b]I think I found a picture of one
[url="http://www.progressivegrocer.com/progressivegrocer/cp/foodexport/images/pdf/asom_oct06.pdf"]http://www.progressivegrocer.com/progressivegrocer/cp/foodexport/images/pdf/asom_oct 06.pdf[/url]
it's a pretty store though...[/b]
On page one - the middle photo on the bottom is that nut butter station.
And yes, they will be grinding and processing the nuts right in the store!
If I were you, I would talk to the managers right away and see if they are planning on putting one of these stations in. If I would have known this was going up, I would have fought it from the start. Now I'm not sure much can be done since the station is up and about to be running in the next few weeks.

Posted on: Fri, 06/08/2007 - 6:04am
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Quote:Originally posted by Sarahb:
[b]I called my store that is just starting the remodel....no one knows if they will have the nut butter station or not. But they said that they would find out and get back to me. I have to say that they have always had great customer service in all my local Safeway's.
I also logged onto [url="http://www.Safeway.com"]www.Safeway.com[/url]
and went to the Contact Us section and sent them some feedback about this. I'll post the response when it comes. There is so much competition here for grocery that I can easily shop at one of 4 other grocers on my way home from work. I do think that PA aside that this is neat option for people but my guess is that it is a novelty and not a money maker. [/b]
Sarah, for sure let us know if you get a response. I called and got a good response. I am now working on composing a letter to Safeway.
The more people that talk to Safeway the better! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Fri, 06/08/2007 - 9:14am
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The King Soopers in my neighborhood (south Denver suburb) also has one. It is too high for little kids to reach and the area is kept clean. It caught my attention, but since DS rarely comes shopping with me, I haven't commented on it. As DS (5 now) gets older though I would warn him to stay away as he gets a bit taller. It looks like they removed the open peanuts in the produce area a while back, so I think they are semi-aware there.

Posted on: Fri, 06/08/2007 - 3:48pm
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The Safeways in my area do not have Nut Butter Stations, although the local Nob Hill Foods and Whole Foods Market does.
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Allison (4 milk allergic, suspect shellfish, avoiding PN/TN for now)
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Posted on: Fri, 06/08/2007 - 9:47pm
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I used to shop in a store with a nutbutter station when DS was first diagnosed, because of the nut butter. DS is not allergic to almonds, and the almonds in the almond butter machine were peanut-free. The machine was only loaded by employees, not by customers. That is, the machine was filled only when it was empty, not each time someone wanted to purchase some. The machine is closed--the only opening is where the nut butter comes out, so it is not getting into the air.
While it is easy to get your nut butter without getting it on your hands (I don't think I ever did), I could see it getting on someone's finger as they get some. Other than that, if it set up like at my old store, I don't think there is really any additional risk to shopping there.
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Posted on: Fri, 06/08/2007 - 10:08pm
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Actually, all stores are run by headquarters. I used to work at one of the "Safeway" stores here in Houston, aka Randall's. I just love HEB, by the way, in fact, most HEB managers/associates flocked from Randall's/SAFEWAY.
The management have absolutely NO control whatsoever what goes in/out of the stores. Safeway has a pretty strict policy of how stores are run. They stagger all areas in US (one section at a time) to have the stores look "alike".
So, a forewarning message, if your store does not have a Nut Butter Section, don't be surprised when they do bring it to your area. Sorry, for the news but I already know of Safeway's tactics. So, all of the complaints and rants will not help anyone with complaints/concerns.
They are the reason why I quit there. They were too communist or too Nazi. Didn't care about anyone but their own stock market $$$.

Posted on: Sat, 06/09/2007 - 12:56am
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jtreegirl is this the Pavilions in Culver city? That is where I shop and they are also remodeling.
Peg

Posted on: Sat, 06/09/2007 - 1:00am
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The only reason I shop at Pavilions is for their bagels and bread. Since I can't use them any more this won't be an issue for us but wow.
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