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by storewanderer
Yesterday, 8:26 pm
Forum: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: AT&T Adding Cafe and Self Checkout
Replies: 3
Views: 118

Re: AT&T Adding Cafe and Self Checkout

The company is opening a new store with a cafe inside called The Lounge by AT&T. Coffee robots will brew coffee for customers. Customers will order from touch screens or mobile devices and then pick up their devices from secure lockers. I have seen photos and videos of the soon to open store and it...
by storewanderer
Yesterday, 11:35 am
Forum: California USA
Topic: Safeway remodel Tahoe City, CA 09/2018
Replies: 12
Views: 531

Re: Safeway remodel Tahoe City, CA 09/2018

Also this Tahoe City store has the traditional gold lifestyle decor and wall scheme above deli and liquor. Previous Safeway applications of lifestyle have that wall painted a dark red color. Also as previously noted the tile job behind the deli and seafood does not match the typical lifestyle schem...
by storewanderer
September 22nd, 2018, 11:25 pm
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Albertsons/Safeway 2018: Openings and Closings
Replies: 148
Views: 25919

Re: Albertsons/Safeway 2018: Openings and Closings

Vons is closing their La Habra store on Imperial Hwy. Saw this at the Whittwood store, as they had a sign that the prescriptions were transferred to that store. Store closes 10-12. Nice looking former Smiths that looks extremely spacious inside. I see it has a barber shop tenant and jewelry repair ...
by storewanderer
September 22nd, 2018, 11:16 pm
Forum: California USA
Topic: Safeway remodel Tahoe City, CA 09/2018
Replies: 12
Views: 531

Re: Safeway remodel Tahoe City, CA 09/2018

Also this Tahoe City store has the traditional gold lifestyle decor and wall scheme above deli and liquor. Previous Safeway applications of lifestyle have that wall painted a dark red color. Also as previously noted the tile job behind the deli and seafood does not match the typical lifestyle scheme...
by storewanderer
September 22nd, 2018, 12:00 am
Forum: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Shari's takes over Cocos and Carrows
Replies: 13
Views: 395

Re: Shari's takes over Cocos and Carrows

Coco's menu is similar to Shari's but I'd say the photos are a touch better. The intermountain west and Colorado (along with a few locations in Or / Wa) are served by Village Inn. The pie at Shari's and Village inn feels the same to me. I wonder if it is the same frozen pie. Village Inn has the old...
by storewanderer
September 21st, 2018, 11:36 pm
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Tariffs
Replies: 5
Views: 254

Re: Tariffs

Most electronics products have little margin, especially items like TVs that are more like commodities. Apple products are different since there is a lot of margin built in. Apple could absorb the tariffs but all those flat screens you see at Costco are going to go up in price significantly. Much o...
by storewanderer
September 21st, 2018, 11:32 pm
Forum: California USA
Topic: Safeway remodel Tahoe City, CA 09/2018
Replies: 12
Views: 531

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... I don't really agree with this. This renovation looks cheap and n...
by storewanderer
September 20th, 2018, 10:37 pm
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Tariffs
Replies: 5
Views: 254

Tariffs

Without going into the political side of it, I am wondering exactly how these new tariffs will work. For instance 25% tariff on a shirt from China. If the shirt has a wholesale cost of $3 and a retail price of $30, is the tariff $0.75 (based on the wholesale price) or based on the retail price? I kn...
by storewanderer
September 20th, 2018, 10:30 pm
Forum: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Shari's takes over Cocos and Carrows
Replies: 13
Views: 395

Re: Shari's takes over Cocos and Carrows

Coco's has two locations near me. One is right across the street from Disneyland and seems to be constantly busy (gee, I wonder why? :lol: $$$) The second location is a mile and a half away or so, but is located in a googie-style former Big Boy and has been the unfortunate subject of closure talks ...
by storewanderer
September 20th, 2018, 10:27 pm
Forum: Midwest & Plains USA
Topic: Supervalu to sell Shop 'n Save
Replies: 14
Views: 1066

Re: Supervalu to sell Shop 'n Save

The two Springfield, Illinois locations have Ocso pharmacies and interiors that resemble Colorful Lifestyle. One of them even has aisle signs that include street names. Here's a link. Springfield is a little confusing. Jewel Osco was there, but the 2 stores were briefly sold to Cerberus when Superv...