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ALRW1985

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#205075 28-Oct-2016 21:01
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i'm looking for bags from this store that have the chicken on them? does anyone have any of these? if so please PM me.


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  #1660062 28-Oct-2016 21:32
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I can't remember those..

In a somewhat related matter there is still a building with the logo on the roof:

 


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  #1661396 31-Oct-2016 13:43
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I remember the Dunedin store and its animatronic displays, as well as the "fish n chip" shop in store.

 

However, no idea about the chicken bags sorry


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  #1661443 31-Oct-2016 14:56
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If the old plastic bags have chicken on them they'd be a bit woofy by now!





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  #1661452 31-Oct-2016 15:08
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nzkiwiman: I remember the Dunedin store and its animatronic displays

 

I vaguely recall those in Rotorua too. I would've been ~10 at the time and it was a highlight of going to Rotorua.


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  #1661483 31-Oct-2016 15:30
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I remember those animatronics too.  There were buttons to press to get them going.  I feel very deeply about the rebranding of our local supermarkets from whatever they were called before to Big Fresh, then Franklins Big Fresh,  then Woolworths something, now Countdown. You just won't believe how much difference it's made to my life, the improvement with each name change.  It just gets better and better, I wonder where it will all end.


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  #1661503 31-Oct-2016 15:52
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We occasionally went to the Big Fresh in Mt Wellington when our son was about 3-4 and he was

 

petrified by those animated farm animals leering down from the mezzanine.





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  #1661839 1-Nov-2016 08:29
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Johnsonville Big Fresh was our 'go to' supermarket when we first moved to New Zealand.

 

My very young son loved watching the animals perform(?). We thought it was weird and awesome :)




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  #1661848 1-Nov-2016 09:03
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Certainly recall the old Big Fresh (and DEKA!) that used to be at Glenfield Mall, and the creepy animatronics. Don't know about the bags though... were they the yellow ones with the rooster head or whatever picture?


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  #1661882 1-Nov-2016 09:52
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LOL, I was a checkout chick at Glenfield DEKA on Saturdays when I was in college. They never ever got my pay right. I remember the Big Fresh store and all the bulk bins, but I don't have any of the bags.





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  #1661920 1-Nov-2016 10:58
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Ahh, the Moorhouse Big Fresh animatronics and buying boxes of floppy disks from DEKA Riccarton for pirating Amiga software.

 

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  #1661931 1-Nov-2016 11:21
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eracode:

 

We occasionally went to the Big Fresh in Mt Wellington when our son was about 3-4 and he was

 

petrified by those animated farm animals leering down from the mezzanine.

 

 

 

 

I recall going to that one too... I seem to think it was one of the few 24hour supermarkets in auckland at the time? (or was that after it changed to countdown?)





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  #1661938 1-Nov-2016 11:27
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eracode:

 

We occasionally went to the Big Fresh in Mt Wellington when our son was about 3-4 and he was

 

petrified by those animated farm animals leering down from the mezzanine.

 

 

 

 

my son didnt mind those animated farm animals but he was terrified by those 6 ft  stuffed animals that used to walk round the store and try and shake his hand.





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  #1661951 1-Nov-2016 11:44
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vexxxboy:

 

eracode:

 

We occasionally went to the Big Fresh in Mt Wellington when our son was about 3-4 and he was

 

petrified by those animated farm animals leering down from the mezzanine.

 

 

 

 

my son didnt mind those animated farm animals but he was terrified by those 6 ft  stuffed animals that used to walk round the store and try and shake his hand.

 

 

 

 

LOL - that's right - our son was too.  Evil bloody things.  Worse than Santa.

 

 


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  #1661957 1-Nov-2016 11:51
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Inphinity:

 

Certainly recall the old Big Fresh (and DEKA!) that used to be at Glenfield Mall, and the creepy animatronics. Don't know about the bags though... were they the yellow ones with the rooster head or whatever picture?

 

 

I had forgotten about the animatronics, but I do remember the Glenfield Big Fresh had a frozen yoghurt stand at the end of the store (after the checkouts), which we would occasionally get if we were good while Mum did the shopping.  To me, frozen yoghurt was a big novelty in the late 80s/early 90s.

 

Don't have any of those bags though.  I would be surprised if a plastic bag would have survived the 15-20 years since Big Fresh closed down.  I've found bags of a similar age tucked away in the back of cupboards, and they're starting to get pretty brittle by that stage.


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  #1661976 1-Nov-2016 12:32
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sleemanj:

 

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