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by Super S
Yesterday, 8:40 pm
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Kroger and creepy PA Announcements
Replies: 4
Views: 154

Re: Kroger and creepy PA Announcements

Fred Meyer has been playing similar announcements. I have heard some kind of random chime sounds also. But as for the security pages...if the store wants to really catch somebody the PA is the last thing you want to use...
by Super S
Yesterday, 9:13 am
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Shopko closing 39 stores
Replies: 24
Views: 2549

Re: Shopko closing 39 stores

Now a Shopko in Yakima: https://www.yakimaherald.com/news/business/local/yakima-shopko-store-appears-to-be-closing/article_c769bc94-182a-11e9-818e-0b3def97b99f.html I am starting to wonder if Shopko is going to exit the WA/OR/ID/CA markets, and close the distribution center in Boise. Shopko didn't h...
by Super S
January 14th, 2019, 8:09 pm
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Shopko closing 39 stores
Replies: 24
Views: 2549

Re: Shopko closing 39 stores

Shopko also has added Lacey, WA to the list, apparently last month:

https://www.theolympian.com/news/local/ ... 20030.html

This location has not looked well for years.

There seems to be quite a few locations being added to the closing list.
by Super S
January 13th, 2019, 7:36 pm
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Shopko closing 39 stores
Replies: 24
Views: 2549

Re: Shopko closing 39 stores

Shopko is closing six more stores:

https://www.greenbaypressgazette.com/st ... 536476002/

This isn't a good sign.
by Super S
January 10th, 2019, 9:15 am
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Shopko closing 39 stores
Replies: 24
Views: 2549

Re: Shopko closing 39 stores

Interesting article about what's going on with Shopko, which also mentions a possible bankruptcy filing coming soon:

https://www.greenbaypressgazette.com/st ... 514157002/
by Super S
January 8th, 2019, 6:53 pm
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Sears Fears: The Final Days of Sears & Kmart, 2019
Replies: 24
Views: 1913

Re: The Final Days of Sears & Kmart, 2019

another band-aid solution to keep sears alive. it maybe buys only a few more months at most to keep sears alive. Absolutely. I don't see any way that the chain makes it to 2020 in any way close to its current form. I can see Sears.com and Kmart.com becoming online retailers under different ownershi...
by Super S
January 7th, 2019, 8:58 pm
Forum: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Five Guys
Replies: 10
Views: 477

Re: Five Guys

I wonder what is happening with Five Guys. The chain seems to be on a downward projectory with fewer stores opening. Prices seem to be increasing in their locations much more often than competitors. I would never go to this place if it were up to me but sometimes I still end up there due to others ...
by Super S
January 3rd, 2019, 9:48 pm
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: And another one bites the dust!
Replies: 2
Views: 357

Re: And another one bites the dust!

I would venture the mall is in some trouble with two vacant anchor spaces. The Macy's interior looks pretty dire (probably mostly original to the 80's). I can't find any photos of the Sears interior. The JC Penney interior looks fairly modern as if it got new flooring and lights/ceiling tiles in th...
by Super S
January 2nd, 2019, 6:45 pm
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Sears Fears: The Final Days of Sears & Kmart, 2019
Replies: 24
Views: 1913

Re: The Final Days of Sears & Kmart, 2019

Who will step up and do what Sears once did? One word: Internet. Part of the problem lies in the fact that so many stores tend to have limited selection, and that competition tends to sell the same products. Part of the problem is that many chain stores give the impression that they exist to please ...