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by rwsandiego
Yesterday, 4:09 pm
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: JC Penney Files For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection
Replies: 188
Views: 14918

Re: JC Penney Files For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection

I think you're casting too broad a sweep here. Stores used to have some expectations of customer service, even discounters. The problem is that the floor staffing has been cut over the last 20-30 years and there no longer are many career sales people around and probably not many experienced manager...
by rwsandiego
November 23rd, 2020, 7:21 pm
Forum: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Jack In The Box
Replies: 6
Views: 345

Re: Jack In The Box

...I do not recall ever seeing outdoor tables at any Jack In The Box. Most of the Jack In The Box locations in Northern California seem to have closed their dining rooms when the pandemic started. That is the problem with Jack In The Box. They do not have any outdoor tables, so I see many people ea...
by rwsandiego
November 19th, 2020, 10:16 pm
Forum: Southwest & Hawai'i USA (Excluding California)
Topic: New Mexico COVID Store Restrictions
Replies: 10
Views: 948

Re: New Mexico COVID Store Restrictions

New Mexico's aggressive stance is a result of its high COVID-19 infection rate. A friend who lives in Albuquerque has decided to decamp to San Diego for the next few months. Even if CA has to impose restrictions, the milder weather will allow her to at least go outside.
by rwsandiego
November 14th, 2020, 4:36 pm
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Dillards posts Q3 profit- same store sales down 24%- closing 1 Phoenix store
Replies: 8
Views: 531

Re: Dillards posts Q3 profit- same store sales down 24%- closing 1 Phoenix store

...I'm sure they must have made a deal to sell the real estate and it must have been a good deal because this is a pretty sudden closure that seems to have come as a surprise. And it appears it needs to be done by year end. ... I'm sure that's what happened, especially since the city wants the mall...
by rwsandiego
November 14th, 2020, 4:27 pm
Forum: Southwest & Hawai'i USA (Excluding California)
Topic: "Disco Kroger" in Houston Closing
Replies: 9
Views: 508

Re: "Disco Kroger" in Houston Closing

I wonder if a developer bought the land and intends to build a high-rise.
by rwsandiego
November 13th, 2020, 2:45 pm
Forum: Southwest & Hawai'i USA (Excluding California)
Topic: United Supermarkets opens in Pecos
Replies: 15
Views: 635

Re: United Supermarkets opens in Pecos

Could this be a case where a fancy store would be perceived as "expensive" (regardless of the prices charged) and therefore lose business? That's what happened when Jewel expanded to Milwaukee in the 1990's. They remodeled a bunch of Cub stores and were perceived as being too "fancy" by Milwaukeean...
by rwsandiego
November 12th, 2020, 8:14 pm
Forum: Southwest & Hawai'i USA (Excluding California)
Topic: United Supermarkets opens in Pecos
Replies: 15
Views: 635

Re: United Supermarkets opens in Pecos

Could this be a case where a fancy store would be perceived as "expensive" (regardless of the prices charged) and therefore lose business? That's what happened when Jewel expanded to Milwaukee in the 1990's. They remodeled a bunch of Cub stores and were perceived as being too "fancy" by Milwaukeeans.
by rwsandiego
November 11th, 2020, 4:45 pm
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Macy's Christmas Ad - Thumbs Up or Down?
Replies: 2
Views: 254

Re: Macy's Christmas Ad - Thumbs Up or Down?

I like it! A very sweet, low-key commercial that ticks a number of boxes: A Black family enjoying a holiday together The thought behind a gift is more important than the gift itself Businesses, large and small, should be supported Macy's supports all of the above Thinking about other ads which, as @...
by rwsandiego
November 11th, 2020, 4:38 pm
Forum: Southwest & Hawai'i USA (Excluding California)
Topic: ABC15's Phoenix comparisons
Replies: 14
Views: 1707

Re: ABC15's Phoenix comparisons

Pasta sauce. All of the Simple Truth Organic pasta sauces used soybean oil, while O-Organics used olive oil, the last time I checked about 6 - 8 months ago. As I recall, the Simple Truth Organic preserves also used corn syrup (not high-fructose, though) where O-Organics used cane sugar. They may ha...
by rwsandiego
November 9th, 2020, 9:14 pm
Forum: Southwest & Hawai'i USA (Excluding California)
Topic: ABC15's Phoenix comparisons
Replies: 14
Views: 1707

Re: ABC15's Phoenix comparisons

One thing that's more important to me than price is quality. Even Kroger's Simple Truth and Private Selections products are inferior to the comparable Safeway items. They tend to use soybean oil, rather than the more expensive olive or sunflower seed oil as I'd expect from premium-priced items, and...