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Fred Meyer Chain Sells Vinyl Records


Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Corporate News, Music


Abbey RoadWhen an employee tried to order a special CD-DVD of REM’s “Accelerate” for the Fred Meyer’s retail chain, he(she) mistakenly entered “LP.” Sure enough, vinyl records showed up at many of the stores. While some sent them back, others kept the 20 records and sold out the next day. Because of the good results, the chain, owned by the Kroger Co., are now selling them at 60 of its stores in the Alaska, Oregon, California, and Washington. Abbey Road tops their best-seller list. We think that is a fine idea, since we miss the sound of music on vinyl, and hope they give that employee a raise.


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Kroger Co. is making a good money,
Ya i think we missed the vinyl, but now i think its getting popular.

The Freddy’s here in my town has a bunch of Vinyl records. I thought I was seeing things when I saw them. I really had to ask an employee if I was seeing vinyl records for sale. Now if only I had a record player laying around somewhere. Time to start garage sale shopping. smile

At least that mistakes did generate sales in the stores and proved to us that people do still buy vinyl records.  Even though vinyl records are very old, people will still buy them, so you should at least buy some and see if they sell.  Kudos to Fred Meyer Chain for taking the risk of ordering more and selling them at most of its stores!  It would be interesting to see the results of all the sales.


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