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by SamSpade
December 9th, 2018, 2:25 pm
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Sears/Kmart Death Watch 2018
Replies: 248
Views: 26585

Re: Sears/Kmart Death Watch 2018

This is kind of a bummer for the liquidating locations, not that Sears Holdings has to care at this point:
https://goo.gl/maps/N61xeRdoJAo
by SamSpade
December 6th, 2018, 8:57 pm
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Shopko closing 39 stores
Replies: 9
Views: 500

Re: Shopko closing 39 stores

True, SW!
All 4 Utah communities appeared to have a nearby Dollar General or Family Dollar. I suppose with the continued changes in pharmacy for most Americans (forced mail order for example) meant that even that department couldn't keep these Hometown stores going.
by SamSpade
December 5th, 2018, 11:39 am
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Shopko closing 39 stores
Replies: 9
Views: 500

Re: Shopko closing 39 stores

Larger stores: Lincoln, NE: Speaking as someone that was in this community earlier this year, the city is doing well. There are 4 stores here, so perhaps it's just an acknowledgment of their shrinking market share in the community. One store is near the mall, the other at a major intersection sandwi...
by SamSpade
November 30th, 2018, 8:34 am
Forum: Northwest, Rockies, & Alaska USA
Topic: What's left of Haggen
Replies: 7
Views: 438

Re: What's left of Haggen

Haggen also operated a TOP Foods store in Kelso, which closed around 2001-2002 and was sold to Safeway. There were also a few Haggen stores scattered around the Portland area. It seemed to me like, for various reasons, their stores just never really caught on south of Olympia, and I think the exist...
by SamSpade
November 29th, 2018, 12:17 pm
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Mental Health Clinic opens in N. Texas Walmart
Replies: 9
Views: 501

Mental Health Clinic opens in N. Texas Walmart

National story from the Today show, which our local NBC affiliate "borrowed" to re-air. Mental health clinic opens inside Texas Walmart Seems to me like any other leased space at the front of the store and that more health products available at Walmart is not necessarily unusual or a negative thing.
by SamSpade
November 28th, 2018, 2:19 pm
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Target debuts new store designs to launch in October
Replies: 35
Views: 5229

Re: Target debuts new store designs to launch in October

Target has apparently opened another small format store in Portland, at a former bowling alley along Powell Blvd: https://katu.com/news/local/target-spares-bowling-alley-charm-with-store-in-se-portlands-old-amf-bowling-center I will check this out next time I am in the area. It looks interesting to...
by SamSpade
November 28th, 2018, 9:02 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 SamSpade
November 14th, 2018, 10:35 pm
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Kroger e-commerce update - Wine
Replies: 6
Views: 425

Re: Kroger e-commerce update - Wine

Kroger continues to have its eye off the ball. Their Thanksgiving ad is laughable here in the Reno market; prices higher than Safeway or Save Mart (not to mention WinCo), they are competitive on ad pricing with Raleys but even that just barely. This year's Fred Meyer TV "bookend" commercials about ...
by SamSpade
November 14th, 2018, 9:14 pm
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Kroger e-commerce update - Wine
Replies: 6
Views: 425

Kroger e-commerce update - Wine

From an Instagram ad:
https://wine.fredmeyer.com/
Shipping wine orders to states where it's allowed by law.
by SamSpade
November 13th, 2018, 11:15 am
Forum: California USA
Topic: Camp Fire Destruction
Replies: 19
Views: 1410

Re: Camp Fire Destruction

The owners of Grocery Outlet are issuing their employees final paychecks and generally taking care of their staff. It's a reminder of how sometimes you miss "mom and pop" operations. The nearby stores have stepped up to fund relief efforts and provide support for the store owners and staff, it seems...