Wednesday, April 27, 2011

K & B Drugstore Products New Orleans Louisiana

This is from my personal collection of K&B drugstore branded products. K&B was acquired by Rite-Aid in 1998 and the remaining K&B merchandise was sold off at clearance prices. K&B drugs was an integral part of New Orleans retail and one of the most well branded chains that I have shopped at. K&B carried different merchandise in every store to match their customers needs. Some of the strange items that I saw at clearance sales were saw blades, fishing lures and fishing poles (Keep in mind that K&B was a drugstore similar to Eckerds or Walgreens). A few of the former K&B stores still have not been remodeled into the Rite-Aid design, so you can still see the original colors inside of those stores.

Pocket tissues


An advertisement tag


A K&B pen with purple ink


Does anyone still use 35mm film?


Breath freshening capsules were a big deal in the late 1990's


Match book


#2 Pencil for those scantron tests


Take it away in a purple paper bag


Display your processed photos in this book for 4x6 prints


The K&B ice cream blends are still missed


110 Film; a real blast from the past


My family got most if not all of their film developed there; this is from the late 1970's-1980's


Another version of the photo book


A more recent photo holder


These have got to be extremely stale by now


Heavy duty matchbooks


More #2 pencils


The playing cards match the outside box; too much reflection to get a good photo


Want to keep your beers cold; use one of these


A bundle of the lower quality matchbooks


Maps of Baton Rouge and New Orleans with locations of K&B on each map


You can't forget the fact that K&B was a pharmacy


At K&B you could find just about anything that was store branded

5 comments:

  1. Are the K & B ink pens for sale?

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  2. I am sorry, but these items are from my personal collection. I have a display of these items at my house and I wanted to show my blog readers how awesome the K and B products were. If I had more than one, I would be happy to sell it to you. Ebay has items from time to time from K and B.

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  3. There are currently a few listed items at this link, http://shop.mobileweb.ebay.com/searchresults?cmd=SKW&pg=1&kw=k+b+drugs

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  4. can somebody help me figure out what a K & B pharmacy medicine bottle is worth ?

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    1. Check Ebay, they have K & B stuff for sale all of the time.

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