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by SamSpade
Yesterday, 7:56 pm
Forum: Southwest & Hawai'i USA (Excluding California)
Topic: SuperTarget - Phoenix: A Review
Replies: 8
Views: 241

Re: SuperTarget - Phoenix: A Review

To purchase beer, the clerk scanned the ID barcode on my state-issued ID. Target is probably collecting additional information from that beyond just an "over 21" stamp of approval. In the future I'll be sure to decline. Quick question for @SamSpade: Which SuperTarget did you visit? The closest Supe...
by SamSpade
January 14th, 2019, 12:38 pm
Forum: Southwest & Hawai'i USA (Excluding California)
Topic: SuperTarget - Phoenix: A Review
Replies: 8
Views: 241

SuperTarget - Phoenix: A Review

Visited a SuperTarget store in Phoenix after needing a computer mouse unexpectedly (and too late to pick up a cheap-o one at Goodwill or similar). Also needed some groceries. As I wasn't in charge of transportation, ended up at Super Target. First off, this Super Target wasn't much more than a pFre...
by SamSpade
January 13th, 2019, 9:51 pm
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Shopko closing 39 stores
Replies: 24
Views: 2549

Re: Shopko closing 39 stores

Interesting footnote - Could some of ShopKo's troubles be from last year's Payless bankruptcy?
Payless runs leased shoe departments in stores and may have broken some of those leases in their chapter 11 filing?
by SamSpade
January 8th, 2019, 11:07 pm
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Kroger Stores starts a "fearless flyer" competitor
Replies: 1
Views: 126

Kroger Stores starts a "fearless flyer" competitor

This is clearly a riff on the Trader Joe's Fearless Flyer... The Kroger Co. Treasure EmporiYum (note, this is a PDF link) Just in case you may have never seen a TJ's Fearless Flyer, here is one: (goes out once a month in the mail if you are close enough to a Trader Joe's store) Fearless Flyer (onlin...
by SamSpade
January 8th, 2019, 4:46 pm
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Kroger (Simple Truth) commercial airing nationally
Replies: 6
Views: 300

Re: Kroger (Simple Truth) commercial airing nationally

Remember Kroger also owns Vitacost.com which (if you believe their executives) ships items to several areas where Kroger company stores do not operate (ie. New York City). It also sells Simple Truth offerings.
https://www.vitacost.com/
by SamSpade
January 7th, 2019, 6:21 pm
Forum: Northwest, Rockies, & Alaska USA
Topic: "Grant Park" QFC closing February 2nd
Replies: 8
Views: 975

Re: "Grant Park" QFC closing February 2nd

As (almost) always, neighbors seem distraught at losing this QFC. Store is now open 8 am to 8 pm only. Signs are posted all over as many departments are thin. An older woman was chatting with the self checkout cashier about everything. Of course she finds Fred Meyer too big. The company is working t...
by SamSpade
January 7th, 2019, 12:05 am
Forum: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Dollar Tree Buying Family Dollar
Replies: 18
Views: 5668

Re: Dollar Tree Buying Family Dollar

More movements with Dollar Tree (& subsidiary Family Dollar) as the company works to avoid being impacted by upcoming Chinese imports tariffs. Where I live we really only have Dollar Tree, which are OK for the most part... and everything is still $1 or less. Article on new HQ (includes store count b...
by SamSpade
December 31st, 2018, 1:42 pm
Forum: Northwest, Rockies, & Alaska USA
Topic: "Grant Park" QFC closing February 2nd
Replies: 8
Views: 975

Re: "Grant Park" QFC closing February 2nd

Nice context, Babs! :-)

For non locals, Sellwood and Moreland are roughly the same thing, two neighborhood shopping districts within a short distance of each other. Sellwood itself does have a smaller format New Seasons squeezed into what was years ago a Piggly Wiggly.
by SamSpade
December 29th, 2018, 11:22 pm
Forum: Northwest, Rockies, & Alaska USA
Topic: "Grant Park" QFC closing February 2nd
Replies: 8
Views: 975

"Grant Park" QFC closing February 2nd

This is the second smallest QFC in the Portland area (Moreland has to be smaller...) and steps from a Fred Meyer. As noted earlier in this forum, this store dropped 24/7 operation shortly after a New Seasons Market opened almost directly across the street. I'm sad to lose a "Fresh Fare" layout store...
by SamSpade
December 28th, 2018, 2:02 pm
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Integration of Albertsons and Safeway
Replies: 710
Views: 114923

Re: Integration of Albertsons and Safeway

Is the Refreshe wording gone? I guess this will impact the unsweertened seltzer too. I wonder if they will eliminate the "Soleil by Refreshe" seltzer (same thing as Refresh seltzer but not always the same price). Soleil in this market is labeled as Signature Select and Soleil. Also, it is delicious...