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by storewanderer
Yesterday, 8:01 pm
Forum: Northwest, Rockies, & Alaska USA
Topic: Lucky Grand Opening
Replies: 19
Views: 2808

Re: Lucky Grand Opening

I almost wonder if they need more stores to keep that Salt Lake distribution center viable. Is Salt Lake City a full service distribution facility? For some reason I thought it was HABA only. Maybe that was a long time ago. I thought they had a Sundries Center in Utah long ago (pre ASC) but it appe...
by storewanderer
Yesterday, 7:46 pm
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Kroger and creepy PA Announcements
Replies: 5
Views: 229

Re: Kroger and creepy PA Announcements

Ralphs makes those kind of announcements, too. It's very annoying. The other funny part is many Smiths use headsets for the employees to communicate with each other (to avoid using the PA) throughout the store so I am not clear how much attention the employees are even paying to the PA system... Th...
by storewanderer
Yesterday, 7:42 pm
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Whole Foods Expansion
Replies: 11
Views: 832

Re: Whole Foods Expansion

Whole Foods is ditching the "Whole Foods 365" store concept. I can't say I'm surprised. This format was created to appease Wall Street when they were independent. Now under Amazon's ownership that is no longer necessary. Funny. South Lake Tahoe 365 was slated to open in a few weeks and they've been...
by storewanderer
January 14th, 2019, 10:44 pm
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Kroger and creepy PA Announcements
Replies: 5
Views: 229

Kroger and creepy PA Announcements

Kroger really needs to do something with their creepy PA Announcements they have started to play in the stores that serve no benefit to the customer. Tonight I was in there and they had some weird chime sound playing for a while then it said something to the effect of attention all associates, it's ...
by storewanderer
January 14th, 2019, 10:39 pm
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Albertsons/Safeway 2018 & 2019: Openings and Closings
Replies: 190
Views: 42253

Re: Albertsons/Safeway 2018 & 2019: Openings and Closings

Thornydale Safeway in Tucson is closing. I thought that store was slated for a relocation/replacement...

This is a former Abco that never got a Lifestyle remodel. Low volume operation for a while...
by storewanderer
January 14th, 2019, 10:35 pm
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Shopko closing 39 stores
Replies: 24
Views: 2635

Re: Shopko closing 39 stores

This does not seem to be a good situation. And tomorrow is the 15th. We will see what happens. I guess I need to go visit Redding.
by storewanderer
January 14th, 2019, 10:32 pm
Forum: Southwest & Hawai'i USA (Excluding California)
Topic: SuperTarget - Phoenix: A Review
Replies: 8
Views: 282

Re: SuperTarget - Phoenix: A Review

Rumor: My friend says they don't offer Google or Apple Pay because they want you enrolled in the Target programs. I suppose this could explain Walmart Pay as well. I have yet to see one of the Kroger stores with the new Chase Pay feature. Target is testing Google and Apple Pay and Tap Cards at a fe...
by storewanderer
January 14th, 2019, 10:29 pm
Forum: California USA
Topic: Ralphs Apparently Dropping Van de Kamp's Bakery Brand Name
Replies: 11
Views: 596

Re: Ralphs Apparently Dropping Van de Kamp's Bakery Brand Name

I don't understand Ralphs. They spent millions of dollars doing very major remodels in NorCal, moving bakeries and delis to the other side of the store, etc. back in 2000-2003. The stores looked top of the line. Some of this was a little odd on a few stores that were in questionable neighborhoods in...
by storewanderer
January 14th, 2019, 10:18 pm
Forum: Northwest, Rockies, & Alaska USA
Topic: Lucky Grand Opening
Replies: 19
Views: 2808

Re: Lucky Grand Opening

I almost wonder if they need more stores to keep that Salt Lake distribution center viable. Yet they supply the St. George and Washington, UT Stores from Arizona despite SLC being a lot closer which makes little sense (but being in Southwest Division is getting those stores better pricing/stronger a...
by storewanderer
January 13th, 2019, 8:18 pm
Forum: Northwest, Rockies, & Alaska USA
Topic: Lucky Grand Opening
Replies: 19
Views: 2808

Re: Lucky Grand Opening

Tooele Albertsons is currently being remodeled and converted to the Lucky banner.

Interesting decision. I don't think we will be seeing the Albertsons banner return to the SLC Market.