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by storewanderer
November 18th, 2018, 9:10 pm
Forum: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Issues at Subway
Replies: 50
Views: 8023

Re: Issues at Subway

Subway inside TA Truck Stop in Mill City, NV closed and was walled off. The location still has a Taco Bell Express.

A few years ago the sit down restaurant and buffet and the motel rooms closed at this particular site.

This is a former Burns Bros stop.
by storewanderer
November 18th, 2018, 12:45 pm
Forum: Northeast USA
Topic: Lidl buying Best Market for entry into NYC market
Replies: 7
Views: 271

Re: Lidl buying Best Market for entry into NYC market

They want to try their hand at a more densely populated market. It doesn't make much sense, they probably won't be successful, and it probably won't change what will eventually happen to Lidl in the US.

At least they are going about this in a somewhat more careful manner than Tesco did.
by storewanderer
November 18th, 2018, 12:00 pm
Forum: California USA
Topic: Safeway Opening New Monterey Store as “Community Market”
Replies: 3
Views: 209

Re: Safeway Opening New Monterey Store as “Community Market”

They have the “new” store located in the old Nob Hill Foods location on 900 Lighthouse Ave listed as “Andronico’s” and opening on 12/5. Haven’t seen pictures of the remodel yet but assuming it’ll be closer in concept to the old Berkeley and San Anselmo Andronio’s locations. I believe this is the fi...
by storewanderer
November 15th, 2018, 11:00 pm
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Target debuts new store designs to launch in October
Replies: 31
Views: 4599

Re: Target debuts new store designs to launch in October

I was in the Torrance, California Target on Friday. The entire fresh/refrigerated food areas, from the refrigerated meat to produce, were a mess at 4 pm. Very few packages of beef. A few that should have been pulled since they were brown. Dairy area was a mess with eggs almost non-existent while ga...
by storewanderer
November 15th, 2018, 10:56 pm
Forum: Drugstore Chains
Topic: Two CVS locations proposed in Boise
Replies: 7
Views: 1438

Re: Two CVS locations proposed in Boise

Rite Aid is downsizing space in remodeled stores to about 20,000 square feet in the former Payless Stores and that space is being fully merchandised. CVS new stores being built today aren't even 10,000 square feet. The 10,000 square feet is fully merchandised. However, CVS does not pack that 10,000...
by storewanderer
November 15th, 2018, 10:47 pm
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Integration of Albertsons and Safeway
Replies: 689
Views: 103121

Re: Integration of Albertsons and Safeway

It isn't too hard to jazz up a stucco exterior by adding some rocks or bricks or something along the sides. Some different lighting can also really make or break the darkness appearance of the buildings. At least these are not 1970's Kmart buildings where short of a total re-do of the front there i...
by storewanderer
November 15th, 2018, 12:00 pm
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Kroger e-commerce update - Wine
Replies: 6
Views: 227

Re: Kroger e-commerce update - Wine

Historically, Kroger has run pretty weak Thanksgiving ads but this year takes it to the extreme. This, combined with their higher everyday prices this year, is a major change. Safeway NorCal has a much stronger ad this year than they've had in over a decade. They really hit it. I am a little surpris...
by storewanderer
November 14th, 2018, 9:34 pm
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Kroger e-commerce update - Wine
Replies: 6
Views: 227

Re: Kroger e-commerce update - Wine

So, it looks like Kroger is simply linking to a third party wine reseller via its website:
https://www.krhwine.com/about/

So in that case I doubt this is taking much of any resources from Kroger...
by storewanderer
November 14th, 2018, 9:28 pm
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Sears/Kmart Death Watch 2018
Replies: 233
Views: 23289

Re: Sears/Kmart Death Watch 2018

Sears and Kmart stopped evolving around the time the two chains merged. The merger was definitely bad news. Kmart just coming off of bankruptcy, and Sears striking out like crazy with every initiative they tried. Kmart did come out of bankruptcy posting slight profits, though. I don't know if the l...
by storewanderer
November 14th, 2018, 9:24 pm
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Kroger e-commerce update - Wine
Replies: 6
Views: 227

Re: Kroger e-commerce update - Wine

I don't see the point in this initiative. It covers the Fred Meyer division and Ralphs division pretty well but it doesn't really cover much else. They can only sell online to: CA DC FL ID LA ND NE NH NM NV OR WA WV WY Kroger continues to have its eye off the ball. Their Thanksgiving ad is laughable...