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by veteran+
Today, 6:56 am
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Walmart observations
Replies: 151
Views: 25813

Re: Walmart observations

Neighborhood Markets was Walmart's response to "big box" resistance. Without proper strategic locations, they were going to canvas the country with these fill in stores. In 5 states I have never been pleased with these poorly run and unpleasant stores. I often did competitive checks and walked away ...
by veteran+
Today, 6:42 am
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Instacart Delivers 3 Year Old Expired Pizza from Ralphs
Replies: 12
Views: 293

Re: Instacart Delivers 3 Year Old Expired Pizza from Ralphs

https://www.latimes.com/business/story/2020-11-24/coronavirus-instacart-ralphs-three-year-old-pizza So this was a Celeste brand pizza. This brand is not DSD and has not been DSD anytime in recent years (if ever). This is very bad. I wouldn't expect Instacart to check dates per se as a rule, but it ...
by veteran+
Today, 6:27 am
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Instacart Delivers 3 Year Old Expired Pizza from Ralphs
Replies: 12
Views: 293

Re: Instacart Delivers 3 Year Old Expired Pizza from Ralphs

I am not a subscriber to L.A Times.

Does the article mention which store the pizza came from?
by veteran+
November 24th, 2020, 7:33 am
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Capacity Limits... in the winter
Replies: 28
Views: 1455

Re: Capacity Limits... in the winter

The telehealth issue is a necessary evil right now but.................. You are spot on with your observations and I would go further. Just about every business is using this Covid thing as an excuse to categorically and quantifiably deliver less. Even their attitudes have gone sour. I suspect many...
by veteran+
November 24th, 2020, 7:27 am
Forum: Northwest, Rockies, & Alaska USA
Topic: Fred Meyer "Spokane Test" - eliminate dedicated electronics, reduce GM, expand liquor/food, require card for sale prices
Replies: 69
Views: 13926

Re: Fred Meyer "Spokane Test" - eliminate dedicated electronics, reduce GM, expand liquor/food, require card for sale pr

Same here!

Was with WM for a long time and then Chase arrived!

It was a total nightmare on every level (worse than my previous experiences with BoA).

Very high credit score here and I was treated like garbage.

Capital One is just as bad!
by veteran+
November 23rd, 2020, 5:22 am
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: JC Penney Files For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection
Replies: 189
Views: 15284

Re: JC Penney Files For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection

This sounds like a few years ago when Sears was aggressively pushing the Shop Your Way program. And that's worked out very well for them hasn't it :roll: I totally depend on caller ID for my home phone (guess I'm one of the few people left with a landline and my cell is a flip phone so that qualifi...
by veteran+
November 22nd, 2020, 5:40 am
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: JC Penney Files For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection
Replies: 189
Views: 15284

Re: JC Penney Files For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection

I also was asked to provide a phone number at JCPenney today. I also heard many complaints about rewards coupons not working or that the discounted price requires the customer to go home and do an online rebate. There were 2 cashiers for the entire store and a very long single checkout line that mu...
by veteran+
November 22nd, 2020, 5:37 am
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: JC Penney Files For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection
Replies: 189
Views: 15284

Re: JC Penney Files For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection

I actually made a purchase in a JCP Store today. Rural location, so not many people. Only one person in line where I paid. While waiting, I observed the cashier who aggressively asked the person who paid ahead of me for a Rewards Phone number then got them to sign up for it. When it was finally my ...
by veteran+
November 20th, 2020, 6:25 am
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Coronavirus Fears and Empty Supermarkets
Replies: 412
Views: 30143

Re: Coronavirus Fears and Empty Supermarkets

I have heard from friends who work for Walmart that Walmart in recent weeks has started laying off employees. Walmart is going into full on cost cutting mode. They hired tons of employees when the pandemic started. Now the bean counters at Walmart's corporate office are freaking out over the excess...
by veteran+
November 20th, 2020, 6:18 am
Forum: Northeast USA
Topic: Albertsons buys Kings
Replies: 26
Views: 1964

Re: Albertsons buys Kings

John Catsimatidis has a reputation as an all around "piece of work"---among other things, a rather vulgar would-be socialite and a peripheral figure in Trump's orbit, a lot of ego and a difficult quirky boss. No one would want the chain unless he was completely out of the picture, but finding someo...