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by storewanderer
Yesterday, 10:45 pm
Forum: Southwest & Hawai'i USA (Excluding California)
Topic: New Safeway for Reno
Replies: 0
Views: 32

New Safeway for Reno

This rumor has been out there a while but now it is official since Albertsons has purchased the lot. Safeway will build a new store in 2020 or 2021 in South Reno. The store is in an existing shopping center with Home Depot, Office Depot, CVS, Starbucks, 7-Eleven, and RC Willey that was mostly built ...
by storewanderer
Yesterday, 10:37 pm
Forum: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Radio Shack reopening physical stores
Replies: 1
Views: 50

Re: Radio Shack reopening physical stores

There is one in Quincy, CA too, which has been there a while. It doubles with an auto parts franchise.
by storewanderer
March 24th, 2019, 10:22 am
Forum: California USA
Topic: Save Mart to remodel 50 stores
Replies: 3
Views: 954

Re: Save Mart to remodel 50 stores

Save Mart did similar work to two stores here. A third store got the new refrigeration, but did not get any new flooring or decor. I would expect the third store to get the full remodel soon, I think it does okay. In the local remodels, they did solely cosmetic work. The tiles behind the fresh depar...
by storewanderer
March 24th, 2019, 10:01 am
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Walmart observations
Replies: 15
Views: 738

Re: Walmart observations

I think most of these closing Neighborhood Markets are for performance reasons. That format is a loser and always has been a loser. I've seen a few busy ones in northern California. Those are the only busy ones I've ever seen. Everywhere else I've ever gone to one, they are ghost towns.
by storewanderer
March 23rd, 2019, 9:21 pm
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Sears Fears: The Final Days of Sears & Kmart, 2019
Replies: 33
Views: 3508

Re: Sears Fears: The Final Days of Sears & Kmart, 2019

That is a real difference in what the different people involved say. This is a great piece of journalism that found people to talk to from Sears lifers to people who came at all points in between. Clearly, Sears was already pretty far "off track" before Eddie became involved and had been a big mess ...
by storewanderer
March 22nd, 2019, 7:24 pm
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Target Self-Checkout
Replies: 7
Views: 295

Re: Target Self-Checkout

I do wonder a little bit about safety with this. Typically the cash drawer is placed in a way that a customer cannot reach it. I guess in this case the customer can step aside over in front of the bagging area while the cashier interacts with the screen and the cash drawer, but I still wonder. Also ...
by storewanderer
March 21st, 2019, 11:01 pm
Forum: Southwest & Hawai'i USA (Excluding California)
Topic: Raleys to buy 6 of 8 remaining Scolaris Stores
Replies: 33
Views: 7437

Re: Raleys to buy 6 of 8 remaining Scolaris Stores

Sparks Scolaris has been slowly liquidating off most of its non-food aisles in recent months and converting the space into large paper product departments. There was a lot of really old stuff sitting around the store but at this point they have 2-3 aisles that are pretty much dead space and it isn't...
by storewanderer
March 21st, 2019, 10:57 pm
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Target Self-Checkout
Replies: 7
Views: 295

Re: Target Self-Checkout

Are these the self checkout machines that Target made themselves? Those are not the NCR ones with the automated money accepting slots. NCR self checkout machine bill acceptors are notorious for breaking down and not working, so Target created their own self checkout machines for some stores. I beli...
by storewanderer
March 21st, 2019, 10:47 pm
Forum: Mid-Atlantic USA
Topic: Crucial times for Shoppers
Replies: 102
Views: 26300

Re: Crucial times for Shoppers

buckguy wrote:
March 21st, 2019, 12:06 pm
Looks like Shoppers is finished:

https://www.bizjournals.com/washington/ ... tores.html
It will be very interesting to see who the buyer is, or if we have "buyers."

What is left, Cub?
by storewanderer
March 21st, 2019, 10:45 pm
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Kroger sells Turkey Hill brand
Replies: 5
Views: 333

Re: Kroger sells Turkey Hill brand

I've always wondered what the goal was for Kroger owning Turkey Hill. Was it for the convenience stores? Was it to have dairy products for their stores or a dairy product manufacturer? There are no Kroger owned stores in Pennsylvania. The closest are the Harris Teeter store in Baltimore, MD. I thin...