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by rwsandiego
January 15th, 2019, 10:53 pm
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Kroger and creepy PA Announcements
Replies: 5
Views: 306

Re: Kroger and creepy PA Announcements

I was at Fry's today and they played the "Attention associates. It is time to do the top of the hour conditioning!" It was 10:00 PM and they were putting out stock. Can't imagine what conditioning they would do at that point. The Mission Valley (SD) Ralphs used to play the chime announcement and fol...
by rwsandiego
January 15th, 2019, 10:48 pm
Forum: Southwest & Hawai'i USA (Excluding California)
Topic: SuperTarget - Phoenix: A Review
Replies: 8
Views: 349

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 rwsandiego
January 14th, 2019, 10:42 pm
Forum: Southwest & Hawai'i USA (Excluding California)
Topic: SuperTarget - Phoenix: A Review
Replies: 8
Views: 349

Re: SuperTarget - Phoenix: A Review

Scanning the bar code serves two purposes. It ensures that the clerk did not accidentally enter the wrong birthdate into POS. Second, a lot of fake IDs don't have barcodes or they are incorrect. It's another check against fake IDs. It's very unlikely they are using this to collect additional custom...
by rwsandiego
January 14th, 2019, 5:17 pm
Forum: California USA
Topic: Ralphs Apparently Dropping Van de Kamp's Bakery Brand Name
Replies: 11
Views: 688

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 rwsandiego
January 14th, 2019, 4:55 pm
Forum: Southwest & Hawai'i USA (Excluding California)
Topic: SuperTarget - Phoenix: A Review
Replies: 8
Views: 349

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. Scanning the bar code serves two purposes. It ensures that the clerk did not ac...
by rwsandiego
January 8th, 2019, 7:21 pm
Forum: Northwest, Rockies, & Alaska USA
Topic: QFC tests digital shelf labeling in Redmond store
Replies: 9
Views: 408

Re: QFC tests digital shelf labeling in Redmond store

The Scottsdale AZ Whole Foods has d9bital shelf tags, but they are difficult to read.
by rwsandiego
January 8th, 2019, 7:20 pm
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Hot foods in grocery stores
Replies: 7
Views: 354

Re: Hot foods in grocery stores

Jewel started Chef’s Kitchen in the 1960’s and before that they opened “Patio Foods Shops” in several stores, including the Oakbrok Center Store. Both carried hot foods like barbecue, fried chicken, rotisserie chicken, and the like.
by rwsandiego
January 8th, 2019, 7:16 pm
Forum: Drugstore Chains
Topic: Albertsons/Rite Aid Merger is off: What's next
Replies: 39
Views: 4197

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 rwsandiego
January 8th, 2019, 7:04 pm
Forum: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Five Guys
Replies: 10
Views: 575

Re: Five Guys

When I ate at Five Guys the price seemed too high and I didn’t like the burger. Wendy’s has better burgers than they do. Smashburger is great and so is The Habit.
by rwsandiego
December 25th, 2018, 3:41 pm
Forum: California USA
Topic: Safeway San Mateo remodel (non lifestyle)
Replies: 11
Views: 860

Re: Safeway San Mateo remodel (non lifestyle)

McDowell Rd in Phoenix got the Florida package and I think it looks great, but it does not have the concrete floor. It is also a very small store and the decor makes it look larger.

When I return home from the holidays I'll be sure to take and post pictures.