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by TW-Upstate NY
Today, 8:04 am
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Target Self-Checkout
Replies: 6
Views: 155

Re: Target Self-Checkout

There are 4 of these and thinking about it more I now remember that when I was walking into the store I saw a customer at another one with an attendant doing the same thing and there was a cash drawer there as well so apparently each one has its own drawer.
by TW-Upstate NY
Yesterday, 8:59 am
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Target Self-Checkout
Replies: 6
Views: 155

Target Self-Checkout

My local Target (Amsterdam, NY) finally got self-checkout within the last couple months but I hadn't used it until this morning. After I had scanned and bagged my items and before I had a chance to pay, an attendant said she had to complete the transaction because I was using cash. Is that the norm ...
by TW-Upstate NY
February 26th, 2019, 8:49 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: 10 Years of RetailWatchers
Replies: 8
Views: 455

Re: 10 Years of RetailWatchers

Retail events of note that have happened in my neck of the woods in the intervening years: -P+C Foods goes out of business and a lot of the stores are purchased by Tops Friendly Markets which itself has sought bankruptcy protection as of late. -Tops purchases the remaining Grand Union stores (rename...
by TW-Upstate NY
January 24th, 2019, 10:20 am
Forum: The Admin's Soapbox
Topic: Emails I get through the forum...
Replies: 5
Views: 907

Re: Emails I get through the forum...

One day I get a call at home from what sounded like an elderly lady complaining about a tree "you guys" had planted improperly. I had no idea what she was talking about and asked her who she wanted to speak to. Her reply was "well isn't this so and so's Tree Farm." I told her no and hung up. Checked...
by TW-Upstate NY
January 8th, 2019, 9:47 am
Forum: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Dollar Tree Buying Family Dollar
Replies: 22
Views: 6687

Re: Dollar Tree Buying Family Dollar

Maybe I'm naïve when it comes to money and investing, but how can they even be a factor if they only own 1.7% of the shares?
by TW-Upstate NY
December 28th, 2018, 12:57 pm
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Sears/Kmart Death Watch 2018
Replies: 281
Views: 38303

Re: Sears/Kmart Death Watch 2018

For example, the one remaining Kmart that hasn't either closed or on a list of closing/sold to other groups stores in this part of NY state is in a town called Greenwich (not to be confused with the village in NYC). Not anymore unfortunately-it's on the latest closing list along with the one in Que...
by TW-Upstate NY
March 28th, 2018, 6:09 pm
Forum: California USA
Topic: Raleys remodeling Windsor, CA - closing store for 90 days
Replies: 9
Views: 2678

Re: Raleys remodeling Windsor, CA - closing store for 90 days

Aldi has done that with two stores in my area they've remodeled and expanded. And from a customer's perspective, I think it's for the best to do it this way. Shopping in a store that is undergoing a remodel is not exactly the most pleasant of experiences. Price Chopper is currently remodeling one of...
by TW-Upstate NY
February 4th, 2018, 8:21 am
Forum: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Multiple Sam's Club Stores to close
Replies: 55
Views: 9778

Re: Multiple Sam's Club Stores to close

How does BJ’s Warehouse manage to thrive between Sam’s & Costco? Not sure how many areas this applies to, but most of this area (Albany NY and northward) has a limited amount of Sam's Club stores and BJ's but nothing from Costco so BJ's has the upper hand in this area. Costco has been mentioned a c...
by TW-Upstate NY
January 24th, 2018, 6:16 am
Forum: Drugstore Chains
Topic: Rite Aid Closed - Downtown Oakland
Replies: 3
Views: 1301

Re: Rite Aid Closed - Downtown Oakland

Article also mentions Walgreen's has a store 150 feet from this location. Speaking of which, when will there be any info. on what's going to happen to the stores Walgreen's bought? What's going to be closed/converted, etc.?
by TW-Upstate NY
January 24th, 2018, 6:09 am
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: More Layoffs at Walmart
Replies: 18
Views: 2949

Re: More Layoffs at Walmart

It seems that they've used the entire grocery segment as a loss leader to get you into the store to buy more on the GM side. Very cynical way of doing business and just another reason I shop there as little as possible. Look at their track record when it comes to stand alone grocery stores. I wouldn...