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by storewanderer
July 15th, 2018, 11:39 am
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: New Kmart opens in part of Sears space
Replies: 11
Views: 629

Re: New Kmart opens in part of Sears space

All they are doing is closing stores. And rapidly, at that, the past couple years. It seems like they are closing them down, as fast as they possibly can close them. The economy is great right now and real estate values have increased so this is prime time to give up properties to other users. Even ...
by storewanderer
July 15th, 2018, 11:36 am
Forum: Northwest, Rockies, & Alaska USA
Topic: Safeway closure at NE 122nd and Glisan
Replies: 2
Views: 114

Re: Safeway closure at NE 122nd and Glisan

I wonder what kind of sales volume this store did. Like, if sales volume was fine, but profitability was not good. The photos of the store online make it look pretty healthy... this is a bad situation when you have a decent volume store but can't turn a profit for whatever reason(s). It sounds like ...
by storewanderer
July 15th, 2018, 11:34 am
Forum: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Coca-Cola Freestyle machines on the way out?
Replies: 8
Views: 461

Re: Coca-Cola Freestyle machines on the way out?

I've noticed last year the Freestyle machines added to two McDonalds one in Sparks, NV (Prater Way) and one in Truckee, CA. These two locations are run by the same franchisee. They also have a location in the RNO airport (same franchisee) with employee serve drinks/no refills and there is no Freesty...
by storewanderer
July 14th, 2018, 11:41 pm
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Sears/Kmart Death Watch 2018
Replies: 133
Views: 10559

Re: Sears/Kmart Death Watch 2018

More closures announced July 2: Newark, CA: Sears Thousand Oaks, CA: Sears Altamonte Springs, FL: Sears Troy, MI: Sears West Havre, MT: Kmart Clay, NY: Sears Oklahoma City, OK: Sears Virginia Beach, VA: Sears Chesapeake, VA: Sears Madison, WI: Sears More closures announced July 12: Goleta, CA: Kmart...
by storewanderer
July 14th, 2018, 11:23 pm
Forum: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Death of AM/PM
Replies: 11
Views: 621

Re: Death of AM/PM

I am not sure any of those AM/PMs in Phoenix are company owned...

But they seem to be underperforming and lacking penetration so maybe they could be acquired easily. Giant is definitely strong outside Phoenix... Speedway will see a lot of stores in rural Arizona.
by storewanderer
July 14th, 2018, 11:19 pm
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Albertsons/Safeway 2018: Openings and Closings
Replies: 129
Views: 20324

Re: Albertsons/Safeway 2018: Openings and Closings

Another Safeway is closing in Portland, OR at NE 122nd And Glisan, date is set for August 18, 2018. Reading online reviews it looks like this store was a victim of theft and a customer base that was not comparable with Safeway pricing. Interesting. I thought this store had already closed a year or ...
by storewanderer
July 9th, 2018, 10:10 pm
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Kroger: new clothing line: "Dip"
Replies: 8
Views: 316

Kroger: new clothing line: "Dip"

Looks like Kroger has tapped the designer behind Joe Fresh to create a new clothing line called "Dip" and all the existing Kroger clothing private labels (Great Northwest, etc.) will be rolled into this new "Dip" line. The color scheme is green. It will be interesting to see how this plays out. Joe ...
by storewanderer
July 9th, 2018, 10:07 pm
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Kroger and Produce Payment Terms
Replies: 4
Views: 379

Re: Kroger and Produce Payment Terms

It looks like Kroger has opted against imposing these terms on produce suppliers. This is probably good to resolve sooner than later since produce is a very important department...
by storewanderer
July 9th, 2018, 9:36 pm
Forum: Southwest & Hawai'i USA (Excluding California)
Topic: Raleys to buy 6 of 8 remaining Scolaris Stores
Replies: 25
Views: 2300

Re: Raleys to buy 6 of 8 remaining Scolaris Stores

Seeing as how Scolari's has deleted the website, has ZERO stores with a bakery or deli (standard since before I was born), and can't even keep greeting cards in stock, I'm going to guess that they're planning to wind down business and close. It definitely does not look too good... but I wonder why ...
by storewanderer
July 7th, 2018, 12:17 am
Forum: Southwest & Hawai'i USA (Excluding California)
Topic: Raleys to buy 6 of 8 remaining Scolaris Stores
Replies: 25
Views: 2300

Re: Raleys to buy 6 of 8 remaining Scolaris Stores

Yet another change in the two remaining Scolaris. All greeting cards 50% off "until they are gone." Great produce specials continue, but rotation of product specifically in that Sun Valley Store sure leaves everything to be desired. A couple big rotten zucchini among the .50/lb zucchini too (the oth...