A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from September 07, 2007
“Ingredients for Life” & “Your Remarkable Store” (Randalls slogans)

Randalls is a Texas-based food and drug store chain. Randalls joined the Safeway chain of supermarkets in 1999; since 2005, the slogan of both companies has been “Ingredients for Life.”

“Your Remarkable Store” was the older Randalls slogan, in use from 1972.


Randalls: About Us
From the Beginning a Family Store
As a teenager Robert Onstead delivered groceries for his uncle in Ennis, Texas. In 1954 when he was 24 and recently married, his father-in-law offered him a job at Randalls Super Valu Store in Pasadena. He also offered him important words of advice: “Treat your customers the way you treat your family”.

Onstead was a natural in the business. His marketing flair was demonstrated when he opened his second store shortly afterwards and for the occasion covered the building in a brand new material called Saran Wrap. The “Today” show came and televised it live.

Partners in Prosperity
Twelve years later Onstead joined with two other men whose experience in the grocery business went back two generations. Norman Frewin and R.C. Barclay were instinctive entrepreneurs and together the three men developed the concept of a discount supermarket. Among their innovations were special prices advertised in their large front windows, hot delis, on-the-premises bakeries, electronic check cashing, scanners and mart carts for seniors. Their fresh thinking paid off handsomely. By 1990 the chain had expanded to 42 stores. In 1991 Randalls earned over a billion dollars in revenue, making it easily the fastest growing company in Houston.

Texas-sized Success
In the 1990’s Randalls experienced unprecedented growth. We expanded into Dallas, Fort Worth and Austin. We doubled our size with the acquisition of Tom Thumb stores and the gourmet Simon David stores. In 1999 we became part of Safeway Inc., a Fortune 50 company and one of the largest food and drug retailers in North America. Safeway operates more than 1,740 stores in the U.S. and Western Canada and employs almost 200,000 people. Our new relationship with Safeway provides us incredible buying power and access to a wider range of products and services. The Randalls and Tom Thumb brands include more than 127 combination food and drug stores. Most include fresh seafood, floral, cosmetic, bakery and film processing departments. The premium Flagship Randalls and Tom Thumb stores have increased their take-out departments to provide fresh made pizzas, pastas and barbeque. Many locations even offer bank branches, ATMs, one-hour photo processing, drive-thru pharmacy windows, fueling stations and full-service counters where you can purchase lottery or movie tickets, pay utility bills and car licenses renewals.

(Trademark)
Word Mark INGREDIENTS FOR LIFE
Goods and Services IC 035. US 100 101 102. G & S: Retail grocery store services, retail pharmacy services. FIRST USE: 20050418. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 20050418
IC 040. US 100 103 106. G & S: Photographic film developing, processing, and photo finishing services. FIRST USE: 20050418. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 20050418
Standard Characters Claimed
Mark Drawing Code (4) STANDARD CHARACTER MARK
Serial Number 76611984
Filing Date September 17, 2004
Current Filing Basis 1A
Original Filing Basis 1B
Published for Opposition January 3, 2006
Registration Number 3072555
Registration Date March 28, 2006
Owner (REGISTRANT) SAFEWAY INC. CORPORATION DELAWARE 5918 Stoneridge Mall Road Pleasanton CALIFORNIA 945882322
Attorney of Record Jordan S. Weinstein
Type of Mark SERVICE MARK
Register PRINCIPAL
Live/Dead Indicator LIVE

(Trademark)
Word Mark RANDALL’S FOOD & DRUGS YOUR REMARKABLE STORE!
Goods and Services IC 042. US 101. G & S: retail grocery store and supermarket services. FIRST USE: 19770500. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 19770500
Mark Drawing Code (3) DESIGN PLUS WORDS, LETTERS, AND/OR NUMBERS
Design Search Code 26.11.20 - Rectangles inside one another
26.11.21 - Rectangles that are completely or partially shaded
Serial Number 74218581
Filing Date November 4, 1991
Current Filing Basis 1A
Original Filing Basis 1A
Published for Opposition August 14, 2001
Change In Registration CHANGE IN REGISTRATION HAS OCCURRED
Registration Number 2503335
Registration Date November 6, 2001
Owner (REGISTRANT) RANDALL’S FOOD & DRUGS, INC. CORPORATION DELAWARE 3663 BRIARPARK Houston TEXAS 77042
Assignment Recorded ASSIGNMENT RECORDED
Attorney of Record JORDAN S. WEINSTEIN
Disclaimer NO CLAIM IS MADE TO THE EXCLUSIVE RIGHT TO USE “FOOD & DRUGS” APART FROM THE MARK AS SHOWN
Type of Mark SERVICE MARK
Register PRINCIPAL
Live/Dead Indicator LIVE

(Trademark)
Word Mark TELL A FRIEND ABOUT RANDALL’S...YOUR REMARKABLE STORE
Goods and Services IC 042. US 101. G & S: retail grocery store and supermarket services. FIRST USE: 19720500. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 19720500
Mark Drawing Code (1) TYPED DRAWING
Serial Number 74218582
Filing Date November 4, 1991
Current Filing Basis 1A
Original Filing Basis 1A
Published for Opposition August 14, 2001
Registration Number 2503336
Registration Date November 6, 2001
Owner (REGISTRANT) RANDALL’S FOOD & DRUGS, INC. CORPORATION DELAWARE 3663 BRIARPARK HOUSTON TEXAS 77042
Assignment Recorded ASSIGNMENT RECORDED
Attorney of Record Mary Ann Noack - IPTL Docket Mgr.
Type of Mark SERVICE MARK
Register PRINCIPAL
Live/Dead Indicator LIVE

Posted by Barry Popik
Texas (Lone Star State Dictionary) • (0) Comments • Friday, September 07, 2007 • Permalink