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by BatteryMill
March 20th, 2019, 3:51 pm
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Ahold Delhaize to roll out Nature's Promise line to all banners
Replies: 3
Views: 670

Re: Ahold Delhaize to roll out Nature's Promise line to all banners

As of this point Nature's Promise has become a part of Food Lion: https://www.foodlion.com/our-brands/natures-promise/ So far that seems to be the only major sign of Ahold Delhaize integration between the two halves here. Fortunately they've stayed true to themselves thus far, unlike the Ahold chain...
by BatteryMill
October 31st, 2018, 6:40 pm
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Walmart to open a maximum of 10 new stores in FY2020
Replies: 15
Views: 2370

Re: Walmart to open a maximum of 10 new stores in FY2020

Well, that is a shame to see - but at least they're scaling down and continuing to invest in their stores some. I don't imagine it being like early 2000s Kmart since they do not face such doom just yet. That being said - will this count relocations too, or will it solely count brand-new locations? I...
by BatteryMill
October 31st, 2018, 5:26 pm
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Target closing 6 stores in early 2019
Replies: 14
Views: 2225

Re: Target closing 6 stores in early 2019

Well, interesting slate of closings - from my analysis, this one seems to be an adequate mix of stores from a few different eras of the chain. Some of these are classic locations from where Target has stood the test of time, while others appear to be marginal locations in rough areas or across direc...
by BatteryMill
October 13th, 2018, 6:18 pm
Forum: Northeast USA
Topic: Stop & Shop to remodel stores, bring back red/green light logo
Replies: 1
Views: 1059

Re: Stop & Shop to remodel stores, bring back red/green light logo

I'm certainly liking this change, and it's one that actually makes sense to the brand. Now Ahold Delhaize (just doesn't feel right saying Ahold on its own anymore) seems to be sprinkling individuality into their stores with this logo and improved interior package - something that isn't all too commo...
by BatteryMill
October 6th, 2018, 5:02 pm
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Target using lowercase "target" on full-scale stores
Replies: 30
Views: 12409

Re: Target using lowercase "target" on full-scale stores

My guess is that the logo change is tied to their remodeling program. When stores get remodeled, they get the new logo. Sort of a way to tell customers that there's something new and fresh going on inside the store. Starbucks did this when they were remodeling stores some years ago. Newly remodeled...
by BatteryMill
October 6th, 2018, 3:28 pm
Forum: Mid-Atlantic USA
Topic: Crucial times for Shoppers
Replies: 99
Views: 26177

Re: Crucial times for Shoppers

Kroger Mid-Atlantic and Harris Teeter acquiring Farm Fresh stores were to benefit them instead of Publix. If Publix acquired Farm Fresh stores, Kroger Mid-Atlantic and Harris Teeter would have issues. That I know now. It seems like a friendly, yet quite a competitive mode in your words. I'm certain...
by BatteryMill
October 4th, 2018, 2:25 pm
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Target using lowercase "target" on full-scale stores
Replies: 30
Views: 12409

Re: Target using lowercase "target" on full-scale stores

As this has been going around some retail discussion outlets as of late, I would like to share my comments on this change at Target. To clarify my opinion, I honestly dislike this change to Target’s branding. This new logo of theirs just makes the brand feel weak and perhaps pivot too much to their ...
by BatteryMill
October 4th, 2018, 12:51 pm
Forum: Mid-Atlantic USA
Topic: Crucial times for Shoppers
Replies: 99
Views: 26177

Re: Crucial times for Shoppers

Publix has not entered Norfolk yet. After Publix acquired Martin's stores in the Richmond area, the Kroger Company went on notice. When SuperValu put Farm Fresh stores up for sale, the Kroger Company's Kroger Mid-Atlantic and Harris Teeter divisions acquired a quantity of stores. The acquisition al...
by BatteryMill
October 3rd, 2018, 7:02 pm
Forum: Mid-Atlantic USA
Topic: Crucial times for Shoppers
Replies: 99
Views: 26177

Re: Crucial times for Shoppers

Essentially Farm Fresh is a franchised name, and uses SuperValu as a supplier. If they broke from SuperValu, then they would probably lose it (or it might end up becoming County Market). I think part of the reason why Publix passed on Farm Fresh is probably the logistics of acquiring even more stor...
by BatteryMill
September 27th, 2018, 7:06 pm
Forum: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Dunkin' Donuts Dropping Donuts In Name
Replies: 8
Views: 2171

Re: Dunkin' Donuts Dropping Donuts In Name

Not a fan of this one either. While many know Dunkin for the donuts they have, as well as coffee I see it as another example of weak simplification of chains. Having the Donuts as well honestly makes the chain have more class and even at that - is half the ring to their classic name. That being sai...