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by pseudo3d
December 10th, 2018, 8:21 pm
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Albertsons/Safeway 2018: Openings and Closings
Replies: 187
Views: 38626

Re: Albertsons/Safeway 2018: Openings and Closings

I'm curious as to how Albertsons is doing the El Rancho conversions, if they're selling the stores to them or leasing them, or what.
by pseudo3d
December 8th, 2018, 8:28 pm
Forum: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Issues at Subway
Replies: 57
Views: 9693

Re: Issues at Subway

There is a Subway in Reno on Kietzke Lane that has opened and closed so many times, I lost count. I drove by it this weekend and saw it is open again. It had been closed. This is a former Popeyes building that closed as Popeyes in the mid 90's and seemed to start being a Subway sometime in the earl...
by pseudo3d
December 5th, 2018, 4:59 pm
Forum: Southwest & Hawai'i USA (Excluding California)
Topic: New Safeway in Queen Creek, AZ
Replies: 3
Views: 325

Re: New Safeway in Queen Creek, AZ

I think it's fairly obvious at this point that the preferred store brand in Arizona at this point is Safeway, but this sounds a lot like a large-format Albertsons in Safeway duds, much like how the Randalls opened in Austin a few years ago was based after Albertsons' classic store layout rather than...
by pseudo3d
December 5th, 2018, 4:52 pm
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Progressive Grocers Top 50 U.S. grocers 2018
Replies: 7
Views: 478

Re: Progressive Grocers Top 50 U.S. grocers 2018

Something has to be up. Just for fun, I divided the sales by store count. Kroger beat out Albertsons, of course (expected) but Ahold Delhaize and Publix scored lower, which indicates that by average store sales there are probably a number of loser stores that they're holding onto--Ahold Delhaize obv...
by pseudo3d
November 20th, 2018, 11:09 am
Forum: Northeast USA
Topic: Lidl buying Best Market for entry into NYC market
Replies: 7
Views: 741

Re: Lidl buying Best Market for entry into NYC market

Lidl acquiring Best Market hams many scratching heads. Converted stores would lose its departments except Bakery and risk becoming unprofitable. Sounds like they would remain open during all this time, but if they're doing that and keeping employees with benefits/wages, it looks they won't downscal...
by pseudo3d
November 18th, 2018, 8:11 pm
Forum: Northeast USA
Topic: Lidl buying Best Market for entry into NYC market
Replies: 7
Views: 741

Re: Lidl buying Best Market for entry into NYC market

Perhaps not that far off, as the article suggests that their first stores were 36,000 Sq. Ft. overall? But in general, it may just be that they wanted to get into this area and it was the easiest way to do so, rather than trying to find the space to build their own and particularly if they got a go...
by pseudo3d
November 18th, 2018, 11:59 am
Forum: Northeast USA
Topic: Lidl buying Best Market for entry into NYC market
Replies: 7
Views: 741

Re: Lidl buying Best Market for entry into NYC market

That doesn't make a whole lot of sense. It's not particularly a "low-end" market (a bit small, but they go up to 40k square feet, which would be massive for a low-cost, limited-assortment Aldi competitor) and they have nothing to gain by gutting the stores and their features (like pharmacies, prepar...
by pseudo3d
November 18th, 2018, 11:39 am
Forum: California USA
Topic: Safeway Opening New Monterey Store as “Community Market”
Replies: 5
Views: 812

Re: Safeway Opening New Monterey Store as “Community Market”

They have the “new” store located in the old Nob Hill Foods location on 900 Lighthouse Ave listed as “Andronico’s” and opening on 12/5. Haven’t seen pictures of the remodel yet but assuming it’ll be closer in concept to the old Berkeley and San Anselmo Andronio’s locations. I believe this is the fi...
by pseudo3d
November 14th, 2018, 9:02 pm
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Sears/Kmart Death Watch 2018
Replies: 248
Views: 27036

Re: Sears/Kmart Death Watch 2018

Savage. Sears and Kmart stopped evolving around the time the two chains merged. The merger was definitely bad news. Kmart just coming off of bankruptcy, and Sears striking out like crazy with every initiative they tried. Kmart did come out of bankruptcy posting slight profits, though. I don't know ...
by pseudo3d
November 14th, 2018, 8:57 pm
Forum: Northwest, Rockies, & Alaska USA
Topic: Albertsons announces "Market Street Idaho"
Replies: 16
Views: 2883

Re: Albertsons announces "Market Street Idaho"

It looks like the Meridian Market Street Idaho location will be opened as Albertsons Market Street. I wonder if they will eventually do the same to the store on Broadway? https://boisedev.com/news/2018/11/04/albertsons-market-street-idaho-meridian/ This is probably the first time (if you don't coun...