October 20, 2008

Add to the Value

For Maximum Value (Kroger Value)

For Maximum Value (FMV), originally named Fred Meyer Value, offered staple products such as sugar, flour, bread, and canned goods at the lowest price for that particular product in the store. Though some FMV products (such as their cheese made with water & partially hydrogenated soybean oil) use a lower-quality manufacturing process, other products appear to be indistinguishable from their banner brand equivalent (FMV sugar and Kroger sugar, for example) other than the price (these are more than likely examples of loss leaders).

In 2007 Kroger replaced FMV with the new Kroger Value brand. This has led to a situation where Kroger brand and Kroger Value brand products are sold side-by-side with little to distinguish them except for packaging and price. FMV itself was the successor to Kroger's former Cost Cutter brand, which had been introduced in 1981 and was known for its near-generic product labeling. Most Kroger Value brand items are labeled bilingually (English and Spanish).

But what about Maximum Value outside of the grocery store? Well, when it comes to buying Moonwink at your local retailer, below is a list of stores that will throw in a free spinto band 7" with your purchase. Wow... save on!

Bull Moose Music Portland ME
Sound Garden Baltimore MD
Amoeba Records Hollywood CA
Amoeba Records San Francisco CA
Amoeba Records Berkeley CA 52.5 Charleston SC
ATOMIC RECORDS Milwaukee WI
BOO BOO RECORDS San Luis Obispo CA
CD CENTRAL Lexington KY
CRIMINAL RECORDS Atlanta GA
CRIMINAL/AURORA Atlanta GA
CULTURE CLASH Toledo OH
END OF AN EAR Austin TX
EXILE ON MAIN ST Branford CT
GOOD RECORDS Dallas TX
GRIMEY'S Nashville TN
GUESTROOM RECORDS Norman OK
GUESTROOM RECORDS Oklahoma City OK
HOT POOP Walla Walla WA
JACKPOT RECORDS Portland OR
JACKPOT RECORDS Portland OR
JACK'S MUSIC SHOPPE Red Bank NJ
LANDLOCKED MUSIC Bloomington IN
LUNA MUSIC Indianapolis IN
LUNA MUSIC Indianapolis IN
M-THEORY San Diego CA
ROCK-A-BILLYS Utica MI
SHAKE IT Cincinnati OH
SLOW TRAIN Salt Lake City UT
SONIC BOOM Seattle WA
SONIC BOOM Seattle WA
STINKWEEDS Phoenix AZ
VINTAGE VINYL St Louis MO
VINYL FEVER - TAMPA Tampa FL
Cactus Houston TX
CD World Eugene OR
Disc Exchange Knoxville TN
earX-tacy Louisville KY
Earshot Greenville SC
Easy Street Seattle WA
Electric Fetus Minneapolis MN
Fingerprints Long Beach CA
Homer's Omaha NE
Kief's Lawrence KS
Lakeshore Record Exchange Rochester NY
Looney Tunes West Babylon NY
Lou's Records Encinitas CA
Magnolia Thunderpussy Columbus OH
Music Millennium Portland OR
Park Avenue CD Orlando FL
Plan 9 Richmond VA
Pure Pop Burlington VT
Rainbow Books and Music Newark DE
Record Archive Rochester NY
Record Exchange Boise ID
Record Time Roseville MI
Rhino/Mad Platter Claremont CA
Salzer's Ventura CA
Schoolkids Raleigh NC
Streetlight San Jose CA
Twist and Shout Denver CO
Uncle Sam's Miami Beach FL
Vintage Vinyl Fords NJ
Waterloo Records and Video Austin TX
Earwax Brooklyn NY
Other Music New York NY
Reckless (Broadway) Chicago IL
Reckless (Madison) Chicago IL
Reckless (Wicker Park) Chicago IL
Sound Fix Brooklyn NY
Underground Sounds Louisville KY
Wax N Facts Atlanta GA
AKA Music Philadelphia PA
Mondo Kims New York NY
Kim's Mediapolis New York NY
Insound.com New York NY
Angelo's (HQ) Aurora CO
Everyday Music HQ Portland OR
Everyday Music Portland OR
Everyday Music Seattle WA

4 comments:

lisa said...

And it's only in the USA !!! Naaaaah! :(

Nadia said...
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Nadia said...

Outside of the USA refer to handbook chapter 4, page 72.

"...once you have purchased Moonwink on CD, distract all staff members by moonwalking whilst singing Cat's Pajamas in falsetto. Then, when they ask you to leave, ask for a 7inch Spinto bribery ...failing that ...run..."

Shiv said...

I got my 7" at SHAKE IT in Cincinnati upon purchasing "Moonwink" on vinyl as well. A lovely combination.