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by SamSpade
August 16th, 2018, 3:31 pm
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Amid the Amazon Chatter, Walmart Proves It's Grocery-War Winner
Replies: 2
Views: 127

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 or...
by SamSpade
August 15th, 2018, 2:06 pm
Forum: Northwest, Rockies, & Alaska USA
Topic: Safeway lighting disaster comes to the northwest
Replies: 55
Views: 7324

Re: Safeway lighting disaster comes to the northwest

Approximately 2 years after my initial post, Safeway brought "Colorful Lifestyle" to the Pacific Northwest / Portland area. I haven't seen it anywhere else, but the Lloyd District(Center) Safeway now has this decor. I haven't been in the store yet to see if the ceiling is fixed from the former state...
by SamSpade
August 11th, 2018, 12:13 pm
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Western Family being replaced by Food Club at Associated Food Stores??
Replies: 12
Views: 1342

Re: Western Family being replaced by Food Club at Associated Food Stores??

Market of Choice: All Natural Directions offerings marked with green plastic over the shelf tags. Replaced with Wild Harvest in same product as depleted. I will say that Wild Harvest packaging in canned and boxed goods looks "better" (stood out more) than Natural Directions. Western Family being rep...
by SamSpade
August 10th, 2018, 11:31 pm
Forum: Northwest, Rockies, & Alaska USA
Topic: Some Portland Safeway hours restored
Replies: 2
Views: 147

Some Portland Safeway hours restored

Guess they realized WinCo was getting pretty busy... ;)

At least the Cedar Mill store is back to 1 am closing time (safe, affluent suburb).

Still opening at 6 am instead of 5.
by SamSpade
August 6th, 2018, 9:37 pm
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Western Family being replaced by Food Club at Associated Food Stores??
Replies: 12
Views: 1342

Re: Western Family being replaced by Food Club at Associated Food Stores??

No food club in former Unified stores supplied by SuperValu that I've seen. I was just in a New Seasons. It appears their preference is: Own label when possible Wild Harvest. If unavailable, Essential Everyday may be substitute (in paper you can get one 'Shoppers Value' item) CADIA" *Not technically...
by SamSpade
August 6th, 2018, 9:02 am
Forum: Northwest, Rockies, & Alaska USA
Topic: Safeway lighting disaster comes to the northwest
Replies: 55
Views: 7324

Re: Safeway lighting disaster comes to the northwest

Welcome omnisuperstore! I hope you come back and add more to decor discussions when they arise. I have to add that the hot bar and olive bar pricing at Mariano's is quite a bit less than stores out here, unless those photos are older. Interesting! (I would assume Chicago, while in the midwest, is st...
by SamSpade
August 5th, 2018, 8:23 am
Forum: California USA
Topic: Stater Bros. remodels
Replies: 5
Views: 238

Re: Stater Bros. remodels

My Bakersfield co-worker drives all the way cross town to Stater Bros. there because Save Mart is gross, despite being near her home.
by SamSpade
August 5th, 2018, 8:20 am
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Sears/Kmart Death Watch 2018
Replies: 139
Views: 11604

Re: Sears/Kmart Death Watch 2018

Snoozy article from Kent's local weekly. Exterior photo shows the tarnished entrance:
https://www.kentreporter.com/business/k ... this-fall/
by SamSpade
August 2nd, 2018, 10:29 am
Forum: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Denny's in decline?
Replies: 12
Views: 581

Re: Denny's in decline?

I love this board sometimes, @Storewanderer, you just led me to Ely, Nevada. Something I probably wouldn't have done on my own. Sounds like people preferred the old casino restaurant to Denny's, but it's a rather nice looking remodel. Back to the Portland area Denny's discussion, someone mentioned t...
by SamSpade
July 28th, 2018, 1:05 am
Forum: California USA
Topic: Candid Competition: Ralph's vs. Albertsons
Replies: 2
Views: 184

Candid Competition: Ralph's vs. Albertsons

Who wins at birthday cake?
Albertsons or Ralph's?

Interesting video. For all the corporate talk about ABS having such good service departments, this (Los Angeles area?) store clearly blew it.

Skip about 2/3 in to see the results on display.
https://youtu.be/JCcl--4PhF4

Hint: it's Ralph's.