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by pseudo3d
February 6th, 2019, 7:25 am
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Sears Fears: The Final Days of Sears & Kmart, 2019
Replies: 29
Views: 2795

Re: Sears Fears: The Final Days of Sears & Kmart, 2019

There is also some mention of opening "smaller format" stores but not much specifics about exactly what that is going to be, or what banner it will be under. Mattress/appliance stores if I recall, there was an article on it less than a year ago. It's already doomed, I agree its time to cut life sup...
by pseudo3d
January 26th, 2019, 12:09 pm
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Kroger and creepy PA Announcements
Replies: 7
Views: 740

Re: Kroger and creepy PA Announcements

I can confirm that the phantom security calls are chain-wide, given it happens at my (current) local Kroger in Houston.
by pseudo3d
January 26th, 2019, 12:05 pm
Forum: California USA
Topic: Safeway to take over Monterey Nob Hill
Replies: 18
Views: 3832

Re: Safeway to take over Monterey Nob Hill

I thought I read somewhere that the remaining Andronico's wasn't actually supposed to be named as such, it just remained that way due to zoning rules even though functionally it was a dead name like how Safeway held onto a single Genuardi's even months after the Albertsons merger finished and integr...
by pseudo3d
January 23rd, 2019, 11:24 am
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Shopko files for bankruptcy
Replies: 12
Views: 1020

Re: Shopko files for bankruptcy

So much for the ideas of "maybe Shopko can fill in the voids Kmart left behind", or "maybe Albertsons could buy Shopko for an IPO". :roll: Shopko hasn't been publicly traded for many years, so even if Albertsons were to buy them, it wouldn't be a backdoor IPO. Huh, I thought they did. One of the th...
by pseudo3d
January 20th, 2019, 2:28 pm
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Whole Foods Expansion
Replies: 16
Views: 1524

Re: Whole Foods Expansion

I know the sign out front has the Whole Foods name almost as big as the 365 lettering outside (at least the last time I checked), but I think the Houston location (and by extension others) have de-emphasized the WFM name, with the bags and receipts not mentioning WFM at all. I don't go to 365 all th...
by pseudo3d
January 16th, 2019, 3:33 pm
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Sears Fears: The Final Days of Sears & Kmart, 2019
Replies: 29
Views: 2795

Re: Sears Fears: The Final Days of Sears & Kmart, 2019

It looks like Lampert gets more time to drag this company down: https://www.wsj.com/articles/sears-to-stay-open-after-edward-lampert-prevails-in-bankruptcy-auction-11547636823 Spending money on Sears at this point is like spending money to keep an old dog alive. There comes a point when you know th...
by pseudo3d
January 16th, 2019, 3:31 pm
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Shopko files for bankruptcy
Replies: 12
Views: 1020

Re: Shopko files for bankruptcy

So much for the ideas of "maybe Shopko can fill in the voids Kmart left behind", or "maybe Albertsons could buy Shopko for an IPO". :roll:
by pseudo3d
January 14th, 2019, 9:22 am
Forum: California USA
Topic: Ralphs Apparently Dropping Van de Kamp's Bakery Brand Name
Replies: 13
Views: 1116

Re: Ralphs Apparently Dropping Van de Kamp's Bakery Brand Name

Another mistake. How much did it really cost them to have some bags with VDK labels shipped to that Kroger-owned bakery plant that makes these breads? Also that Catalina Coupon message is not really telling the full story as the wide pan wheat and variety (country white, buttermilk, etc.) breads ar...
by pseudo3d
January 8th, 2019, 8:01 am
Forum: Drugstore Chains
Topic: Albertsons/Rite Aid Merger is off: What's next
Replies: 42
Views: 5222

Re: Albertsons/Rite Aid Merger is off: What's next

Rite Aid’s stock is now less than a dollar. Will Albertsons try again, or will Rite Aid recover? RIte Aid is in a position it cannot compete with CVS and Walgreen's. I do not know who would want to take on remaining stores and assets now. But according to storewanderer, the stores are actually in g...
by pseudo3d
January 8th, 2019, 7:47 am
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Sears Fears: The Final Days of Sears & Kmart, 2019
Replies: 29
Views: 2795

Re: The Final Days of Sears & Kmart, 2019

I think Sears Outlets are owned by Sears Hometown, I don't think they are under Sears Holdings. Confusing web here. That's correct. Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores (SHOS) is the owner. They were spun off in 2012. I've noticed several Hometown stores going out of business lately due to declining sa...