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by storewanderer
Yesterday, 9:36 pm
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Walmart observations
Replies: 142
Views: 25462

Re: Walmart observations

The 2015 closures were when the brakes really stopped on the Walmart Neighborhood Market concept. I'm pretty sure they've built a few since then, but that division is a mess. Some of them (including D-FW, where the WNM concept got on pretty well) were replaced with full Supercenters, but some of th...
by storewanderer
Yesterday, 9:32 pm
Forum: Southwest & Hawai'i USA (Excluding California)
Topic: Albertsons Las Vegas Observations
Replies: 5
Views: 115

Re: Albertsons Las Vegas Observations

The fact that a partially-built Vons got finished as an Albertsons a few years ago spoke volumes about which brand was stronger in the market. However, the Albertsons in LV are all "new" stores, as the original Albertsons stores were sold to Raley's (and in turn, Smith's), and the Lucky stores were...
by storewanderer
Yesterday, 9:14 pm
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Walmart observations
Replies: 142
Views: 25462

Re: Walmart observations

Wal-Mart also exited South Korea in 2006, a country which Tesco bailed from a decade later. Speaking of Tesco, they have done far worse in Asia, even selling off the profitable Thai/Malaysian operations. They have even sold off the Turkish and Polish divisions. I expect Tesco to only have a presenc...
by storewanderer
Yesterday, 9:12 pm
Forum: Southwest & Hawai'i USA (Excluding California)
Topic: Albertsons Las Vegas Observations
Replies: 5
Views: 115

Re: Albertsons Las Vegas Observations

Anyways, what a difference a decade made! Every store I was in were busy. All locations still featured the Albertsons “Grocery Palace” interior, but were well maintained, and much nicer than the Smith’s (several of the Smith’s I was in had a hybrid of pressed concrete / titled floors... just looked...
by storewanderer
Yesterday, 10:09 am
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: JC Penney Files For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection
Replies: 189
Views: 15182

Re: JC Penney Files For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection

they try to put as much on the main floor as possible, while the second floor (mostly home and odd things like sporting goods) is spread out This is exactly how they handled the store in Reno as well. It is like they want to squeeze as much product as possible onto the first floor but the way the s...
by storewanderer
Yesterday, 9:52 am
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Walmart observations
Replies: 142
Views: 25462

Re: Walmart observations

The name of the chain in Argentina is Chango Mas (More Monkey). That alone could be reason for failure lol. Reminds me of when Chevrolet sold the Nova in Mexico (Which means 'it won't go' in Spanish). But seriously, the Argentine economy has been very volatile for years. I can understand why they w...
by storewanderer
November 23rd, 2020, 5:45 pm
Forum: California USA
Topic: Camarillo Vons to move to former Kmart
Replies: 15
Views: 733

Re: Camarillo Vons to move to former Kmart

It had a garden area. You can see it from the 2D image. It's in the back of the store: https://www.google.com/maps/place/Vons/@34.2278047,-119.0376355,126a,35y,180h,45t/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x80e836048bf91083:0x81562f1266d63e17!8m2!3d34.2248473!4d-119.037016 Oh, that is a pretty large indoor gar...
by storewanderer
November 23rd, 2020, 5:39 pm
Forum: Northeast USA
Topic: Albertsons buys Kings
Replies: 26
Views: 1953

Re: Albertsons buys Kings

Well, then I guess you don't agree with the State of Washington Legislature, controlled by a certain political party, providing taxpayer money for financial incentives for paper and pulp manufacturing development in conjunction with that state's plastic bag ban. That is a stop-gap measure. Not a lo...
by storewanderer
November 23rd, 2020, 5:31 pm
Forum: California USA
Topic: Camarillo Vons to move to former Kmart
Replies: 15
Views: 733

Re: Camarillo Vons to move to former Kmart

I found a PDF from the property owner that has drawings of how the shopping center will look after the remodel. The KMart is definitely being torn down. The new store will be built to the left of the stores that are next to the current Vons and will face Arneill Road. The KMart faced Ponderosa Driv...
by storewanderer
November 23rd, 2020, 5:23 pm
Forum: California USA
Topic: Camarillo Vons to move to former Kmart
Replies: 15
Views: 733

Re: Camarillo Vons to move to former Kmart

The Vons is a former Safeway. I remember going into many years ago and it didn't have any service departments except for a salad bar which seemed really odd. Salad bar in the 80's/early 90's was under the jurisdiction of the produce department at Safeway. So that may be why it had a salad bar but n...