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by arizonaguy
September 20th, 2018, 1:27 pm
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Amazon Go
Replies: 10
Views: 1507

Re: Amazon Go

And here come the floodgates: https://komonews.com/news/business/plan-envisions-3000-cashier-less-amazon-go-stores-in-us-by-2021 Sources claim that Amazon is looking at opening as many as 3,000 Amazon Go stores across the country within the next three years. Somehow I can't see this ending well... ...
by arizonaguy
September 13th, 2018, 9:45 pm
Forum: Midwest & Plains USA
Topic: Marianos to consolidate with Roundy's; execs to depart
Replies: 12
Views: 485

Re: Marianos to consolidate with Roundy's; execs to depart

http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-marianos-roundys-divisions-merge-20180913-story.html Ouch... Kroger................ what in the heck are you doing? They'll probably spin it as part of their "restock Kroger" initiative to build the stores for the future... In all actuality, Kroger seem...
by arizonaguy
September 13th, 2018, 3:58 pm
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Walmart removing jewelry counters?
Replies: 12
Views: 728

Re: Walmart removing jewelry counters?

Walmart appears to be moving its store base from a one-size-fits all situation where most stores were open 24 hours a day with more or less a standardized merchandise mix that only varied based upon the size of the store to one where only a handful of stores in an area are open 24 hours a day or car...
by arizonaguy
September 6th, 2018, 10:30 pm
Forum: California USA
Topic: Clicklist now called "Ralphs Grocery Pickup"
Replies: 8
Views: 492

Re: Clicklist now called "Ralphs Grocery Pickup"

They are in the process of changing the name chainwide. Change Ralphs in the URL to QFC, FredMeyer, Kroger, etc... it says the same thing. I believe Clicklist or whatever you call it was only the first step to set up an infrastructure for grocery delivery. Clicklist was the first phase. I'm pretty ...
by arizonaguy
September 6th, 2018, 4:48 pm
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Integration of Albertsons and Safeway
Replies: 681
Views: 96414

Re: Integration of Albertsons and Safeway

Within the last few weeks Albertsons and Safeway in Arizona have replaced Dietz and Watson with Kretschmar as their "premium" deli line.

I liked Dietz and Watson and have no real experience with Kretschmar.

Almost everyone else in Arizona: Bashas', Fry's, and Sprouts uses Boar's Head.
by arizonaguy
August 23rd, 2018, 11:07 am
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Kroger to phase out plastic bags at all stores
Replies: 18
Views: 975

Re: Kroger to phase out plastic bags at all stores

I think this was inevitable.

I also believe many other chains will phase out plastic bags within the next couple of years.
by arizonaguy
August 22nd, 2018, 9:04 pm
Forum: Northeast USA
Topic: Market Basket tweet catches fire, causes a procedure change
Replies: 4
Views: 395

Re: Market Basket tweet catches fire, causes a procedure change

I wish I had much of something to add here, but it was an interesting story. Is this like an old hang over from the "fold over" deli bags before the zippers came into widespread usage? I haven't encountered this at local markets. https://www.wcvb.com/article/market-basket-changes-deli-sticker-place...
by arizonaguy
August 17th, 2018, 8:30 am
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Dillard's looking at former Boston Store locations
Replies: 5
Views: 384

Re: Dillard's looking at former Boston Store locations

Dillard's reminds me of what Carson Pirie Scott was back in the day before they were acquired by Bergner's. Since I will never realize my dream of Safebertsons magically converting all of their stores to gleaming Jewel-Oscos nor will Macy's become Marshall Field's, maybe Dillard's will use Milwauke...
by arizonaguy
August 16th, 2018, 4:00 pm
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Amid the Amazon Chatter, Walmart Proves It's Grocery-War Winner
Replies: 2
Views: 294

Re: Amid the Amazon Chatter, Walmart Proves It's Grocery-War Winner

Sorry to post the headline verbatim, but it's just too good to not reuse. Interesting article from Bloomberg about grocery in the 'States. I'll admit I never thought I'd shop Walmart for anything much, especially food... but they have really improved. I do wish my closest store had a deli counter o...
by arizonaguy
August 16th, 2018, 8:26 am
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Dillard's looking at former Boston Store locations
Replies: 5
Views: 384

Dillard's looking at former Boston Store locations

Interesting article I stumbled upon.

https://www.jsonline.com/story/money/re ... 775141002/

Dillard's may open 3 Milwaukee area stores. First major expansion I've heard from them in a while.