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by Bagels
January 8th, 2019, 10:56 pm
Forum: California USA
Topic: Vons Sells Silverlake/Los Feliz Location to Children's Hospital Los Angeles for $90 Million
Replies: 14
Views: 2439

Re: Vons Sells Silverlake/Los Feliz Location to Children's Hospital Los Angeles for $90 Million

The Albertsons in Lake Forest has a huge sign on the door, providing notice of a public hearing on the proposed change in ownership. I ponder if this is park of the package of stores Albertsons agreed to sell last year, or if it continues to sell off its real estate (hello, Sears). Would be a shame ...
by Bagels
January 8th, 2019, 10:50 pm
Forum: California USA
Topic: Ralphs Apparently Dropping Van de Kamp's Bakery Brand Name
Replies: 13
Views: 1364

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 Bagels
November 19th, 2018, 3:09 am
Forum: Midwest & Plains USA
Topic: Kenosha: What a Competitive Grocery Market
Replies: 9
Views: 2215

Re: Kenosha: What a Competitive Grocery Market

A couple years ago, the Detroit Free Press investigated Fresh Thyme’s background and concluded it is a wholly owned subsidiary of Meijer (Meijer wouldn’t comment on the article, but has previously acknowledged it’s a major shareholder in Fresh Thyme). My guess is that they copied off of Sprouts thin...
by Bagels
November 10th, 2018, 1:39 am
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Albertsons/Safeway 2018 & 2019: Openings and Closings
Replies: 196
Views: 48903

Re: Albertsons/Safeway 2018: Openings and Closings

The Westheimer/Shepherd store wasn't doing that well. It had some of the lowest produce sales in the region (not the lowest profit or the highest shrink--and as for how I know this, let's just say some paperwork got left out). The traffic snarls in the area prevent left turns at the nearby stopligh...
by Bagels
October 3rd, 2018, 4:37 am
Forum: California USA
Topic: 2018 Northern California Market Share
Replies: 4
Views: 1262

Re: 2018 Northern California Market Share

It’s a typo; the second half of the article was meant to discuss potential growth, and was implying that Aldi is likely struggling in Southern California so don’t expect them in Northern. I frequent the Aldi in Laguna Woods and tend to agree with the author — while it’s just one store and I don’t ha...
by Bagels
September 21st, 2018, 2:56 pm
Forum: California USA
Topic: Safeway remodel Tahoe City, CA 09/2018
Replies: 12
Views: 2184

Re: Safeway remodel Tahoe City, CA 09/2018

The Lifestyles interior is still very modern; the renovation looks nice. At least Albertsons/Safeway is committed to making the former Safeway family of stores look uniform. Meanwhile, Albertsons is a hodgepodge of various designs...
by Bagels
August 22nd, 2018, 5:06 pm
Forum: Midwest & Plains USA
Topic: could Meijer come to Minnesota
Replies: 6
Views: 1607

Re: could Meijer come to Minnesota

I wonder why Meijer is focusing on the Midwest instead of moving down toward Kentucky/Tennessee. Is it that Walmart's presence is stronger in the South than the Michigan/Ohio/Wisconsin area? Yes, Walmart is much stronger in the South than it is in the Midwest. In areas where both chains compete, Me...
by Bagels
August 22nd, 2018, 4:43 pm
Forum: Midwest & Plains USA
Topic: could Meijer come to Minnesota
Replies: 6
Views: 1607

Re: could Meijer come to Minnesota

Meijer has acknowledged it purchased land and began plans to enter the MSP market, but ultimately suspended those plans. MSP is frequently cited as having too much grocery retail, so that probably factored into their decision. Hy-Vee’s aggressive expansion plus Kroger’s rumored courtship of Cub Food...
by Bagels
August 22nd, 2018, 4:21 pm
Forum: California USA
Topic: Stater Bros. remodels
Replies: 10
Views: 2356

Re: Stater Bros. remodels

They also seem to know how to keep stores open because they haven't closed even 1/10 the number of stores that Albertsons, Ralphs, and Vons have closed in SoCal over the past decade. Probably because it’s much smaller and most of its stores are located in the Inland Empire — a region that, as a who...
by Bagels
August 21st, 2018, 12:48 am
Forum: California USA
Topic: Stater Bros. remodels
Replies: 10
Views: 2356

Re: Stater Bros. remodels

They also seem to know how to keep stores open because they haven't closed even 1/10 the number of stores that Albertsons, Ralphs, and Vons have closed in SoCal over the past decade. Probably because it’s much smaller and most of its stores are located in the Inland Empire — a region that, as a who...