The Des Moines Register from Des Moines, Iowa on October 22, 1995 · Page 50
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mm 6E GC Des Moines toDAY Register October 22, 1995 Pill AIIEITISEDEIT Miss Mawers Food Saver purchased and remodeled by Super One... Grand Opening October 29th Last spring, the troubled three-store Food Saver chain in Des Moines was purchased by Super One Foods. The Super One buyout was precipitated by years of Food Saver unsuccessfully struggling to gain market share in the Des Moines Metro area. Problems began when Foods Saver's parent company, Scrivner, Inc. of Oklahoma, was in the middle of a buyout by the grocery wholesale giant, Fleming Foods, also of Oklahoma. In the process of this buyout, the three Food Saver stores were.At, , neglected and starved of the capital they "ltdoesnttakea rocket scientist to figure out that if our operating costs are significantly lower than our competitors, we have a real advantage" needed to grow. By the time the wholesaler buyout was completed, there was little energy left to help the struggling Des Moines stores. Fleming Companies immediately began to search for a buyer who would be resourceful enough to turn around the long neglected Food Saver stores. Fleming, hoping to eventually recoup some of Scrivner' s losses through a wholesale supply agreement with the future buyer, rail sought out the very successful Super One Foods and sold the stores to them for pennies on the dollar. Super One Foods to the Rescue Super One Foods, purchased the troubled Food Saver stores for pennies on the dollar, and they have been in the process of remodeling them. Super One spokesperson Robert Smith says; "The Food Saver stores were a real find. Big modern facilities that probably cost their parent company, Scrivner of Oklahoma, millions to build; we purchased for practically nothing. This extremely low purchase price is the cornerstone of Super Ones' concept of running bright, clean, fresh stores at some the the lowest operating costs in the grocery business. Super One has a real advantage because we begin with much lower operating costs than our competitors. Like our customers, we are always looking for a deal that is almost too good to be true. In a way Fleming practically gave us these stores." Super Low Super Low is the concept that Super One spokesperson Robert Smith uses to describe how Super One passes lower operating costs directly to the consumer. Smith said, "It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out that if our operating costs are IIIEITISEIEIT significantly lower than our competitors, we have a real advantage." Smith added that most of the supermarkets in Des Moines have literally taken the "high road" with expensive services and luxuries that ultimately get averaged into the cost of groceries. "Super One is here to offer a real alternative to the shopper who is simply trying to save all they can. Super One does not just claim to have lower prices, we do!", said Smith. Bright, Clean, & Fresh Lower operating costs and lower prices not withstanding, customers will find Super One is a significant improvement over the dreary, closed off, cluttered Food Savers. Smith describes Super One's concept as bright, clean and fresh yet without extravagance. He says, "We went completely through all the stores; opening them up, cleaning them up and making them brighter, fresher and more fun to shop. Super One's improvements dignify the experience for shoppers trying to save all they can by eliminating the costly extravagances that drive up prices at full service supermarkets." uWatchforour grand opening ad in next Sundays Register' Dressmaker suit is a fine deal that will fit perfectly Q would love to have one of the new, closer-fitting jackets with a notched collar. I don't sew, but I do have a wonderful dressmaker. Do you have any idea what she would charge for making this jacket and skirt? BeaL. A, The new Burda 3652 fills all the requirements you have asked for and more. It features a seam from the center of the shoulder, over the bust and to the hem a perfect design line for extra fitting to fit the individual. Regarding the cost, it depends on many factors. First, the area in which you live and demand for custom tailoring there. The workmanship of the dressmaker must be flawless with a true understanding of custom tailoring. Remember, this garment will be made especially for you, not mass produced. My ballpark figure would range from $150 to $500. At any price, it's a bargain compared to well-made and designed ready-to-wear. Wonderful dressmakers are very often underpaid, so they deserve to be recognized for their expertise and time. If can 'I find a dress pattern tliat I love; however, I do have a favorite blouse pattern. Is it possible to elongate the pattern and make a dress out of a blouse pattern? Trade T. Am Yes, it will work perfectly, depending on the fit you are looking for. Naturally, you will have a straight chemise-type dress. Be sure to mea L October 2328 T RUN K! SHOW rr-'HT", ' -' ' 1 1 1 " " "1 -.. f" H h Sell those unused items with 'jahMinsssn f v Classifieds J 232-8150 L. 1 tl, 1 B :lffnl)dl f fl QUflilHILilii 7" .'"- It's Our I - fjTjfc y M - . i- -HodX Invitation Said -Af J. .', l Come in & pick up your invitation for great mJ CRAFTS I l savings. On Saturday, October ZStn we will I Vlru lJ V " --S- I l close our doors at 6 p.m. & reopen at 7 p.m. 1 1 g3i ft 0 " ' r' IftflfllMl '4 11 Don't miss this great opportunity lo save. Lfj H 0 J 1 OFFER VALID SATURDAY, OCT. 2Hlh ONLY. A W M 1 J ' I - '.d " ,- PLEASE BRING YOUR INVITATION IN fO k gJgfQf A ' . I SATURDAY NIGHT I OR A PRIZE DRAWING, -SM tftST ' - wr 1421 22nd St., WDM 223-9662 4349 Merle Hay Rd. 270-2078 2456 E. Euclid 266-5046 sure the pattern to see if the hip measurement is large enough. This can be worn with or without a belt. If you wish to add a belt casing, simply tie a string tightly at the waist, blousing as much fabric as you find flattering. Mark the position of the string and proceed with your casing. I use the lightest fabric I can find for the casing. Lining fabric works perfectly, cut on the bias to eliminate more bulk. Ia After 32 years of chasing my sewing machine from the bedroom to the kitchen, then back upstairs, I finally have a great sewing room complete with a new serger! I don't know when to serge the seams of a garment, before or after sewing them. If I serge before sewing the seams, my notches are gone! Help? Carol H. A Guess the old saying is true once again: Everything wonderful has a price. In your case, I still find it easier to serge before seaming. You must mark any notches, etc.. with a marking pen, deeper than the serged edge. Now you can serge the cut edges of your seams and still go back and find all of your important notches and other match ing marks on your pattern. WRITE EUNICE FARMER at King Fen tures Syndicate, 235 E. 45th St., New York, N.Y. 10017. ClWXES SWDICATB i - i i a f 7 C ft'v -T Burda 3652 I n. s r i ' t , tjJ a Register classified ad! Call ;, .. ! T J 284-8141 or 1-800-5.12-1585 ' "V rylWf13tii1"SFi?'i,'l Prices good white quantities There's No Store Quite Like Ours Because There's No Home Quite like Yoursh 4'- (Mm v LA Shape up. Ship it out! Hours: Mon.-Frl. 9:30-9:00 Sat. 9:30-6:00 Sun. 11:00-6:00 : v: ...1

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