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by wnetmacman
January 15th, 2019, 4:20 pm
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Kohl's closing 4 stores
Replies: 2
Views: 254

Re: Kohl's closing 4 stores

Also opening up 4 small format stores this year. https://www.marketwatch.com/story/kohls-same-store-sales-deceleration-overshadows-a-positive-story-2019-01-10 Locations to be closed are: Rego Park, NY Valley Stream, NY Lenexa, KS Houma, LA. I can't speak for the other 3, but Houma was a fairly new ...
by wnetmacman
January 12th, 2019, 7:33 pm
Forum: Drugstore Chains
Topic: Fred's Pharmacy closing 185 locations
Replies: 18
Views: 11367

Re: Fred's Pharmacy closing 185 locations

I wonder how much sales at affected Fred's stores have decreased since eliminating Fred's Pharmacy. I would assume not much. If my local Fred's was any indication, sales are pretty consistent throughout. However, there were more events that led to this store's downfall. The Fred's opened roughly 20...
by wnetmacman
January 7th, 2019, 8:02 pm
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Sears Fears: The Final Days of Sears & Kmart, 2019
Replies: 26
Views: 2179

Re: The Final Days of Sears & Kmart, 2019

I think Sears Outlets are owned by Sears Hometown, I don't think they are under Sears Holdings. Confusing web here. That's correct. Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores (SHOS) is the owner. They were spun off in 2012. I've noticed several Hometown stores going out of business lately due to declining sa...
by wnetmacman
January 2nd, 2019, 9:39 am
Forum: Online Retailers
Topic: Future of Retail - Amazon Monopoly?
Replies: 18
Views: 4408

Re: Future of Retail - Amazon Monopoly?

I firmly believe that Target will sell out to Amazon. I believe that would set off a government firestorm of lawsuits and antitrust issues that would be unparalleled in history. That acquisition would simply make Amazon too large and too much of a monopoly. And Target isn't in good enough shape for...
by wnetmacman
January 1st, 2019, 8:22 pm
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Sears Fears: The Final Days of Sears & Kmart, 2019
Replies: 26
Views: 2179

Re: The Final Days of Sears & Kmart, 2019

After the last round of 80 closings, Louisiana will be down to a single Sears store, and no Kmarts at all. That single Sears is in Baton Rouge, in the Mall of Louisiana, store 1147. It's a smaller store, but even with Sears' troubles, still does a decent sales volume due to its location, and still f...
by wnetmacman
January 1st, 2019, 4:44 pm
Forum: California USA
Topic: Cisco Phones at Safeway Stores
Replies: 5
Views: 386

Re: Cisco Phones at Safeway Stores

The Cisco phone systems are a far cry newer than anything Nortel. And they can run over the standard CAT5 network, where Nortel requires separate wiring and a phone system somewhere in the building. On the other side, I can tell you through some side jobs I've worked that anything IT is an afterthou...
by wnetmacman
December 31st, 2018, 7:14 pm
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Wal Mart 2019 Changes
Replies: 6
Views: 712

Re: Wal Mart 2019 Changes

Sometimes, the store hours don't make sense. For example, I live near Lafayette, LA. There are 5 stores nearby: 415 Broussard: 24 Hours Broussard is the southern, more affluent suburb of Lafayette Parish. It is adjacent to US90 south. It's also one of the lowest volume stores, as of now. 531 Lafayet...
by wnetmacman
December 18th, 2018, 9:57 am
Forum: Drugstore Chains
Topic: Fred's Pharmacy closing 185 locations
Replies: 18
Views: 11367

Re: Fred's Pharmacy closing 185 locations

I have not noticed a list of Fred's Pharmacy locations closing. That's because one doesn't exist, except at Fred's and Walgreens. I do know that for the most part, if the town has a Walgreens, then the scripts have been moved. My local Fred's in Carencro, LA no longer has a pharmacy, and there is a...
by wnetmacman
December 18th, 2018, 9:52 am
Forum: Southeast USA
Topic: Food City expansion into Alabama and North Carolina?
Replies: 2
Views: 407

Re: Food City expansion into Alabama and North Carolina?

I wonder how Food CIty could expand into Alabama and/or North Carolina. Expansion into North Carolina will lead to further competition with supermarkets Food Lion, Harris Teeter, Ingle's, Lowe's Foods, and Publix. Expansion into Alabama would lead to competition with supermarket Publix. I don't kno...
by wnetmacman
November 30th, 2018, 1:58 pm
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Mental Health Clinic opens in N. Texas Walmart
Replies: 9
Views: 913

Re: Mental Health Clinic opens in N. Texas Walmart

National story from the Today show, which our local NBC affiliate "borrowed" to re-air. Mental health clinic opens inside Texas Walmart Seems to me like any other leased space at the front of the store and that more health products available at Walmart is not necessarily unusual or a negative thing...