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by Super S
December 10th, 2018, 7:27 am
Forum: Drugstore Chains
Topic: Two CVS locations proposed in Boise
Replies: 12
Views: 2175

Re: Two CVS locations proposed in Boise

Quite frankly, I think Bartell might be one of the things keeping CVS from expanding much in the Seattle market. So far I've only seen a handful of CVS stores here (primarily new builds) and the ones I do see seem to be some distance away from any Bartell stores. Bartell also seems to be doing quit...
by Super S
December 8th, 2018, 8:36 pm
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Shopko closing 39 stores
Replies: 9
Views: 499

Re: Shopko closing 39 stores

I'm surprised that they're only closing one store on their Wisconsin home turf. I don't know how much future is left for this chain, though. Shopko Hometown was probably a mistake in the first place: These stores couldn't have done large volumes, and if Pamida and Alco couldn't keep them going, why...
by Super S
December 8th, 2018, 7:34 am
Forum: Drugstore Chains
Topic: Walgreens to partner with Kroger for test one-stop shop
Replies: 15
Views: 1311

Re: Walgreens to partner with Kroger for test one-stop shop

This seems like nothing more than a distraction that's bound to fail. Unless the plan is for Kroger to sell its pharmacy business to Walgreen's down the road like CVS and Target. Not so sure the FTC would go for that but who knows in this environment. Not so sure Kroger would sell that as they even...
by Super S
December 8th, 2018, 7:31 am
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Sears/Kmart Death Watch 2018
Replies: 248
Views: 26581

Re: Sears/Kmart Death Watch 2018

Now Eddie Lampert is trying to buy the rest of Sears for $4.6 billion: https://komonews.com/news/business/sears-biggest-holder-bids-46b-for-rest-of-bankrupt-chain Can't see this changing anything. A person who ran the company into the ground, using a hedge fund firm to run the business as a private...
by Super S
December 7th, 2018, 10:01 pm
Forum: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Issues at Subway
Replies: 57
Views: 9570

Re: Issues at Subway

There is a Subway in Reno on Kietzke Lane that has opened and closed so many times, I lost count. I drove by it this weekend and saw it is open again. It had been closed. This is a former Popeyes building that closed as Popeyes in the mid 90's and seemed to start being a Subway sometime in the earl...
by Super S
December 5th, 2018, 9:32 am
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Shopko closing 39 stores
Replies: 9
Views: 499

Shopko closing 39 stores

https://www.wbay.com/content/news/Shopk ... 78241.html

Most of these are the small format "Shopko Hometown" stores.

This chain seems to be just limping along....
by Super S
December 2nd, 2018, 2:35 pm
Forum: Northwest, Rockies, & Alaska USA
Topic: Fred Meyer Remodels Continue
Replies: 63
Views: 12521

Re: Fred Meyer Remodels Continue

I was surprised they remodeled Pocatello. I kind of felt like Idaho Falls, Twin Falls, and Pocatello were in limbo after they converted the Utah Stores to Smiths Marketplace. Especially as time has gone on how similar the Kroger banners have become, often running the same ads, etc., it is a little ...
by Super S
December 2nd, 2018, 9:15 am
Forum: Northwest, Rockies, & Alaska USA
Topic: Fred Meyer Remodels Continue
Replies: 63
Views: 12521

Re: Fred Meyer Remodels Continue

I truly hope Kroger has Idaho Falls on its 2019 update list. I was in the store with my mom this holiday weekend and while they do have some good things (no yellow shirt door employees making you feel like you're shoplifting) the store is really falling behind in both modern Kroger trends in their ...
by Super S
December 2nd, 2018, 8:59 am
Forum: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Issues at Subway
Replies: 57
Views: 9570

Re: Issues at Subway

Two more Subway restaurants in my area closed recently. One was in a very busy shopping center that used to be open until 11 PM at night. I was shocked. If they can't get enough business on a busy road, then they really are having problems. I had to travel a mile to one at a mall. I was the only pe...
by Super S
November 30th, 2018, 9:53 pm
Forum: Northwest, Rockies, & Alaska USA
Topic: What's left of Haggen
Replies: 7
Views: 438

Re: What's left of Haggen

I felt the Tualatin Haggen was doing OK [Opened 1997] until a few things happened during the later years of its life (and the hedge fund ownership) to change the mix there. 1. Major update to nearby Fred Meyer 2. KMart leveled and redeveloped shopping center that produced a New Seasons Market 3. Wa...