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Re: University of Phoenix Stadium to lose its name
« Reply #25 on: April 30, 2017, 11:49:03 PM »

Anything is better than naming your stadium after a bullshit degree mill set up to channel taxpayer funded student loan money into the pockets of its shareholders.

Here's a pro tip: if you see ads for a "university" during daytime TV, odds are almost 100% it's crap.

Manchester, NH just did this.  Verizon Wireless Arena is now SNHU Arena.  Guy who I work with is a alum of the school back from its days as New Hampshire College.
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Re: University of Phoenix Stadium to lose its name
« Reply #26 on: May 01, 2017, 01:37:49 PM »

And the newest renamed stadium is the former Commonwealth Stadium home of the Kentucky Wildcats.  Now "Kroger Field".  $$ involved not immediatly released, supposedly some of the money will be given to various UK departments and the cooperative extension to teach "healthy eating".  Most will be used to construct a new baseball stadium, which will in tern have its naming rights up for sale. 

First naming rights deal in SEC football.

Kroger is now also the "official grocery store of move in day at UK" and the "official pharmacy of UK". 

I suspect most will still call the place Commonwealth Stadium.

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Re: University of Phoenix Stadium to lose its name
« Reply #27 on: May 01, 2017, 03:35:50 PM »

Manchester, NH just did this.  Verizon Wireless Arena is now SNHU Arena.  Guy who I work with is a alum of the school back from its days as New Hampshire College.

I'll accept that name if any of the SNHU Penmen teams make it home (Unlike the University of Phoenix, the Southern New Hampshire University has an intercollegiate athletics program at NCAA Division II). Since none has done so yet I'd refer to it as (Manchester NH) Civic Arena.
And the newest renamed stadium is the former Commonwealth Stadium home of the Kentucky Wildcats.  Now "Kroger Field".  $$ involved not immediatly released, supposedly some of the money will be given to various UK departments and the cooperative extension to teach "healthy eating".  Most will be used to construct a new baseball stadium, which will in tern have its naming rights up for sale. 

First naming rights deal in SEC football.

Kroger is now also the "official grocery store of move in day at UK" and the "official pharmacy of UK". 

I suspect most will still call the place Commonwealth Stadium.

Include me as part of my naming policy, though I may never need to name it, the above one, or almost any sports venue in the USA.
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Re: University of Phoenix Stadium to lose its name
« Reply #28 on: May 02, 2017, 01:12:07 AM »


And the newest renamed stadium is the former Commonwealth Stadium home of the Kentucky Wildcats.  Now "Kroger Field".  $$ involved not immediatly released, supposedly some of the money will be given to various UK departments and the cooperative extension to teach "healthy eating".  Most will be used to construct a new baseball stadium, which will in tern have its naming rights up for sale. 

First naming rights deal in SEC football.

Kroger is now also the "official grocery store of move in day at UK" and the "official pharmacy of UK". 

I suspect most will still call the place Commonwealth Stadium.


What about Fry's Field then (Kroger's Arizona division)?  Of course most people outside Arizona probably know Fry's as an electronics chain, and few outside of Arizona have heard of the grocery store chain (even though there are two Fry's Electronics stores in Arizona).
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Re: University of Phoenix Stadium to lose its name
« Reply #29 on: May 02, 2017, 07:17:47 AM »


And the newest renamed stadium is the former Commonwealth Stadium home of the Kentucky Wildcats.  Now "Kroger Field".  $$ involved not immediatly released, supposedly some of the money will be given to various UK departments and the cooperative extension to teach "healthy eating".  Most will be used to construct a new baseball stadium, which will in tern have its naming rights up for sale. 

First naming rights deal in SEC football.

Kroger is now also the "official grocery store of move in day at UK" and the "official pharmacy of UK". 

I suspect most will still call the place Commonwealth Stadium.


What about Fry's Field then (Kroger's Arizona division)?  Of course most people outside Arizona probably know Fry's as an electronics chain, and few outside of Arizona have heard of the grocery store chain (even though there are two Fry's Electronics stores in Arizona).

Anyone actually have any idea how many brand names Kroger actually goes by?  There are some "Smith's" locations in Arizona also which just so happen to be Kroger stores as well.

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Re: University of Phoenix Stadium to lose its name
« Reply #30 on: May 02, 2017, 08:25:51 AM »


And the newest renamed stadium is the former Commonwealth Stadium home of the Kentucky Wildcats.  Now "Kroger Field".  $$ involved not immediatly released, supposedly some of the money will be given to various UK departments and the cooperative extension to teach "healthy eating".  Most will be used to construct a new baseball stadium, which will in tern have its naming rights up for sale. 

First naming rights deal in SEC football.

Kroger is now also the "official grocery store of move in day at UK" and the "official pharmacy of UK". 

I suspect most will still call the place Commonwealth Stadium.


What about Fry's Field then (Kroger's Arizona division)?  Of course most people outside Arizona probably know Fry's as an electronics chain, and few outside of Arizona have heard of the grocery store chain (even though there are two Fry's Electronics stores in Arizona).

Anyone actually have any idea how many brand names Kroger actually goes by?  There are some "Smith's" locations in Arizona also which just so happen to be Kroger stores as well.

Jay C Foods is owned by Kroger and has several stores in Southern Indiana.
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Re: University of Phoenix Stadium to lose its name
« Reply #31 on: May 02, 2017, 09:24:07 AM »


Anyone actually have any idea how many brand names Kroger actually goes by?  There are some "Smith's" locations in Arizona also which just so happen to be Kroger stores as well.

A ton.  Kroger, Baker's, City Market, Dillons, Fry's Gerbes, Jay C, King Soopers, Lily's, Owen's, Pay Less, QFC, Ralph's, Roundy's, Pick 'n Save, Mariano's, Metro Market, Copps, Scott's, Smith's.  Fred Meyer, Food 4 Less (as a franchise), Foods Co, and Ruler.  It also owns Fred Meyer, Barclay, Fox's and Littman jewelers, and the Kwik Shop, Loaf 'n Jug, Smith's Express, Tom Thumb, and Turkey Hill c-store chains.    It also recently bought Harris Teeter, which it is keeping as a seperate deal because it overlaps Kroger's southern footprnt a bit and is a union free company, unlike Kroger.  Time will tell.

Which I don't get.  If you add it all up the supermarket footprint is close to nationwide.   Missing mainly the northeast, the upper midwest and Florida (H-T has one store in Florida because the former owners vacationed there).  National ads cost way less than local ads, and only a reference to stock market documents reveals the common ownership.  If "Kroger" works as a name in 20 states from the south coast to Texas to the lower midwest, why be totally different names (not only different from Kroger but from one another) in California, Arizona, Nevada, Colorado, Kansas, and Oregon? 
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Re: University of Phoenix Stadium to lose its name
« Reply #32 on: May 02, 2017, 10:09:43 AM »


Anyone actually have any idea how many brand names Kroger actually goes by?  There are some "Smith's" locations in Arizona also which just so happen to be Kroger stores as well.

A ton.  Kroger, Baker's, City Market, Dillons, Fry's Gerbes, Jay C, King Soopers, Lily's, Owen's, Pay Less, QFC, Ralph's, Roundy's, Pick 'n Save, Mariano's, Metro Market, Copps, Scott's, Smith's.  Fred Meyer, Food 4 Less (as a franchise), Foods Co, and Ruler.  It also owns Fred Meyer, Barclay, Fox's and Littman jewelers, and the Kwik Shop, Loaf 'n Jug, Smith's Express, Tom Thumb, and Turkey Hill c-store chains.    It also recently bought Harris Teeter, which it is keeping as a seperate deal because it overlaps Kroger's southern footprnt a bit and is a union free company, unlike Kroger.  Time will tell.

Which I don't get.  If you add it all up the supermarket footprint is close to nationwide.   Missing mainly the northeast, the upper midwest and Florida (H-T has one store in Florida because the former owners vacationed there).  National ads cost way less than local ads, and only a reference to stock market documents reveals the common ownership.  If "Kroger" works as a name in 20 states from the south coast to Texas to the lower midwest, why be totally different names (not only different from Kroger but from one another) in California, Arizona, Nevada, Colorado, Kansas, and Oregon?

Really the only answer I ever pinned down was with Ralph's out here in California which I know was it's own thing at one point before being a Kroger brand.  Safeway does the same thing with calling their stores as such most places but calling them Vons in parts of California in addition to Nevada.  I would imagine there is probably an interesting story of buy-outs and mergers throughout the entirety of Kroger...doesn't seem efficient to me to have all those names.

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Re: University of Phoenix Stadium to lose its name
« Reply #33 on: May 02, 2017, 10:33:28 AM »

Remember that even though many retail stores operate nationwide, many have regional divisions for operational efficiency and to better cater to the regional market. Kroger's different brands all operate as regional divisions (although King Soopers and City Market are considered part of the same division, and Kroger-branded stores are under multiple divisions), but Kroger chose to retain their existing names.
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Re: University of Phoenix Stadium to lose its name
« Reply #34 on: May 02, 2017, 06:20:59 PM »

If "Kroger" works as a name in 20 states from the south coast to Texas to the lower midwest, why be totally different names (not only different from Kroger but from one another) in California, Arizona, Nevada, Colorado, Kansas, and Oregon? 

To preserve customers' illusion that they're patronizing a local or regional chain?
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Re: University of Phoenix Stadium to lose its name
« Reply #35 on: May 02, 2017, 10:31:31 PM »

If "Kroger" works as a name in 20 states from the south coast to Texas to the lower midwest, why be totally different names (not only different from Kroger but from one another) in California, Arizona, Nevada, Colorado, Kansas, and Oregon? 

To preserve customers' illusion that they're patronizing a local or regional chain?

Must be since grocery retail seems to be the one segment clinging to that theory.  Really there is no benefit to the consumer since the increases in advertising something like that brings just gets passed into product. 

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Re: University of Phoenix Stadium to lose its name
« Reply #36 on: May 24, 2017, 10:16:27 AM »

Another name idea: Cold Stone Park. Cold Stone Creamery is based in Scottsdale, and they have pretty good ice cream. I really like their ice cream cakes, especially their Strawberry Passion (a cake with strawberry ice cream and red velvet cake).
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Re: University of Phoenix Stadium to lose its name
« Reply #37 on: May 24, 2017, 10:38:49 PM »

I read a good letter to the editor (don't remember whether it was Pittsburgh or Washington DC), suggesting "Taxpayers' Stadium," complete with a statue of the humble taxpayer in front of the stadium.
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