Vintage Albertsons Commercials That Get Idahoans In The Feels
There is no business that is more associated with Boise than Albertsons. Since opening the first Albertsons at 16th and State in 1939, Albertsons has grown into a supermarket mega-company that recently announced a planned merger with Kroger.
If you lived in Boise in the 70s or 80s, you probably remember the TV and radio commercials that would have you singing along with their catchy jingle. "It's Joe Albertson's Supermarket!" Every TV commercial from the era told a story and made you feel good. They followed a simple formula focused on quality, prices, and customer service, and the commercials all demonstrated those traits.
One thing that most commercials of today don't have is personality. These vintage commercials all have plenty of that! From the customers to the employees, you wanted to know these characters, and you could see yourself in all of them.
Kind of like hearing White Christmas by Bing Crosby or Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree by Brenda Lee, watching an old movie that you haven't watched in 30 years. These commercials will transport you to another time. To a time when things were simple, you had fewer responsibilities, and you weren't comparing yourself to others on Facebook or Instagram.
Watching these will take you back to Saturday morning cartoons, Jazzercise, and renting a movie and a VHS player from the video store down the street. When Johnny Carson still hosted the Tonight Show, and you couldn't wait to go to Showbiz Pizza to see the Rock-A-Fire Explosion band, these commercials made Albertsons feel like home.