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by SamSpade
October 15th, 2018, 8:42 pm
Forum: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: U-Haul reusing KMart - Sears buildings for self storage
Replies: 0
Views: 131

U-Haul reusing KMart - Sears buildings for self storage

I just don't understand why humans allow themselves to spend all this money to store things, but apparently it's big business. In some of the more prosperous communities, U-Haul is working with Seritage (etc) to retain former KMart and Sears properties for self storage facilities. Former Ammon KMart...
by SamSpade
October 15th, 2018, 8:38 pm
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Sears/Kmart Death Watch 2018
Replies: 207
Views: 18492

Re: Sears/Kmart Death Watch 2018

Boise, ID: A little surprising that they are closing at the largest mall in the state. But not so surprising when knowing GGP owns the mall. GGP and Sears have not had a great relationship over the years. This pretty much marks the company's exit from Boise. I am still not convinced the company is ...
by SamSpade
October 15th, 2018, 11:27 am
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Sears/Kmart Death Watch 2018
Replies: 207
Views: 18492

Re: Sears/Kmart Death Watch 2018

This USA Today article has a visual of the 142 announced closures. https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2018/10/15/sears-bankruptcy/1595399002/ Washington Square isn't shocking (seeing as the other Portland area stores are gone and now Salem) but it really is well lit and (for a Sears Holdings store...
by SamSpade
October 12th, 2018, 9:51 pm
Forum: Northwest, Rockies, & Alaska USA
Topic: Cedar Mill Safeway remodel (Portland division)
Replies: 3
Views: 492

Re: Cedar Mill Safeway remodel (Portland division)

Really liking the Safeway spin on the Albertsons LLC decor, a bit different than previous Colorful Lifestyle remodels. I'll try to upload progress photos somewhere soon. They brought in a huge mobile unit Starbucks while the in store location was rebuilt. Also it appears the (trademarked?) term Butc...
by SamSpade
October 10th, 2018, 4:27 pm
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: JCPenney closing Northgate Mall Seattle store in 2019
Replies: 6
Views: 342

Re: JCPenney closing Northgate Mall Seattle store in 2019

I doubt Nordstrom would replace their store. They're in a store pruning phase. I read an interview with the Nordstrom brothers a while back that said they overstored the west coast. They're current pattern is to have 2-3 full-line stores max in a metro area. One of the Seattle stores will eventuall...
by SamSpade
October 9th, 2018, 8:34 pm
Forum: Northwest, Rockies, & Alaska USA
Topic: New Fred Meyer eCommerce site in beta
Replies: 4
Views: 254

New Fred Meyer eCommerce site in beta

The banner ad for this the other day looked really fake, but I did a search and the site seems legit.

Kroger is starting an eCommerce site for the Fred Meyer division beyond food:
https://direct.fredmeyer.com/
In beta currently.

Finally bringing back means for Alaska bush orders?
by SamSpade
October 5th, 2018, 11:34 pm
Forum: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Mattress Firm Files For Bankruptcy
Replies: 12
Views: 640

Re: Mattress Firm Files For Bankruptcy

I can speak to the fact they changed their advertising mix and dropped radio endorsement live reads that the previous operators (Sleep Country USA > SleepTrain) used in this area. I agree, the stores are within blocks of each other here in many cases, it's almost like Payless or RadioShack in that r...
by SamSpade
September 30th, 2018, 10:29 pm
Forum: Mid-Atlantic USA
Topic: Crucial times for Shoppers
Replies: 95
Views: 18549

Re: Crucial times for Shoppers

Here's the snapshot from consumer's checkbook about number of responses on each store.
I believe the organization itself prices the 155 "brand name products" to determine price disparity.
https://www.checkbook.org/washington-ar ... overallTab
by SamSpade
September 29th, 2018, 11:17 am
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: JCPenney struggles
Replies: 13
Views: 1610

Re: JCPenney struggles

More unpleasant corporate news from JCPenney this week: https://money.cnn.com/2018/09/28/news/companies/jcpenney-stock-ceo-cfo-department-stores/index.html The company is now missing a CFO and a CEO. Who is on that company board? :-? The stock price is approaching Sears. It's interesting how wheneve...
by SamSpade
September 24th, 2018, 9:48 pm
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Sears/Kmart Death Watch 2018
Replies: 207
Views: 18492

Re: Sears/Kmart Death Watch 2018

The chart in this article really tells the Sears Holdings story well: https://www.fool.com/investing/2018/09/24/sears-holdings-boom-will-be-short-lived.aspx On a related note, I was near Vancouver Mall this weekend. No outdoor signs that Sears was going out of business other than the AVIS Car Rental...