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by babs
January 14th, 2019, 2:56 pm
Forum: Southwest & Hawai'i USA (Excluding California)
Topic: SuperTarget - Phoenix: A Review
Replies: 12
Views: 1058

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 babs
January 6th, 2019, 10:12 am
Forum: Drugstore Chains
Topic: Albertsons/Rite Aid Merger is off: What's next
Replies: 42
Views: 5800

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

Rite Aid needs a new management team. The current team will just run it into BK eventually.
by babs
January 4th, 2019, 8:08 am
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Whole Foods Expansion
Replies: 16
Views: 1772

Re: Whole Foods Expansion

Honestly, I don't think Amazon has a clue what is is doing when it comes to B&M retail. I think the entire Whole Foods buy was a big move that is really going to hurt them in the long term. I would argue that Amazon isn't looking at B&M retail as B&M retail. The purchase of Whole Foods was an oppor...
by babs
December 31st, 2018, 10:51 am
Forum: Northwest, Rockies, & Alaska USA
Topic: "Grant Park" QFC closing February 2nd
Replies: 9
Views: 1858

Re: "Grant Park" QFC closing February 2nd

A little bit of history might help here. I used to be friends with a Fred Meyer exec at the time of the merger so I do know the real story. Fred Meyer bought QFC for three reasons. One, and most importantly, they ran the numbers. By switching distribution to Fred Meyer's own warehouse and away from ...
by babs
December 31st, 2018, 10:36 am
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Whole Foods Expansion
Replies: 16
Views: 1772

Re: Whole Foods Expansion

The Whole Foods 365 stores are the discount grocery stores. The prices for staples such bread and orange juice are cheaper than Safeway. That is for the store brands. The 365 stores are always busy and are a pleasure to shop in. You can get conventional non-organic foods at great prices in addition...
by babs
December 31st, 2018, 10:32 am
Forum: Online Retailers
Topic: Future of Retail - Amazon Monopoly?
Replies: 18
Views: 5237

Re: Future of Retail - Amazon Monopoly?

Could we eventually see an "Amazon Supercenter" type of store? With Amazon opening book stores now, and also controlling Whole Foods, it seems that pieces are coming together, as Amazon experiments with traditional retail, for this type of store. Amazon has been compared to Sears in many ways, and,...
by babs
December 18th, 2018, 8:31 am
Forum: Northwest, Rockies, & Alaska USA
Topic: 365 by Whole Foods to close at Bellevue Square
Replies: 18
Views: 3016

Re: 365 by Whole Foods to close at Bellevue Square

This store must have been losing some serious money for them to go through this rather than keep operating it. They could have just taken their brand off the store and ran some sort of an also ran... Sorry but the 365 stores are terrible. If they were small urban fill-in stores, it might work. But ...
by babs
December 14th, 2018, 2:39 pm
Forum: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Taco Bell Ordering Kiosks
Replies: 3
Views: 900

Re: Taco Bell Ordering Kiosks

At least at the times my wife and I go there none of the local Taco Bells seem particularly busy, so waiting for a cashier is rarely an issue. That said, I can't imagine KFC will be far behind. The number of combination Taco Bell/KFC locations means the software will need to support KFC out of the ...
by babs
December 6th, 2018, 10:54 am
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Progressive Grocers Top 50 U.S. grocers 2018
Replies: 7
Views: 1043

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

1 - Walmart Inc. $159,809,000,000 2 - The Kroger Co. $79,240,200,000 3 - Albertsons Cos. Inc. $61,261,200,000 4 - Ahold Delhaize USA $46,119,320,000 5 - Publix Super Markets Inc. $28,535,000,000 6 - H.E. Butt Grocery Co. $16,451,500,000 7 - Wakefern Food Corp. (*Aggregate of ShopRite, Price Rite an...
by babs
November 27th, 2018, 1:28 pm
Forum: Restaurant Chains
Topic: "Prices may vary" on national promotions
Replies: 6
Views: 830

Re: "Prices may vary" on national promotions

About two years ago, I stopped by the Centralia, WA McDonald's and tried to use a coupon on the app. They told me they don't accept the app. I left without ordering anything. I don't play games and I'm not going to reward them with my business. Last summer I stopped by the same location and they did...