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by mbz321
March 13th, 2019, 8:38 pm
Forum: Northwest, Rockies, & Alaska USA
Topic: Washington Senate passes Plastic Bag Ban
Replies: 11
Views: 615

Re: Washington Senate passes Plastic Bag Ban

If you are going to ban plastic bags, ban those super thick "reusable" ones too. They aren't reusable because they get over-packed and puncture on the first use. Oh, it's the monthly storewander anti-plastic bag ban topic.... I don't know what you are doing with your bags, but I have reused the 10 ...
by mbz321
March 13th, 2019, 8:30 pm
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Nordstrom Overhead Paging
Replies: 9
Views: 608

Re: Nordstrom Overhead Paging

omnisuperstore wrote:
March 11th, 2019, 7:10 pm
Anyone??
It seems like you answered your own question...
by mbz321
March 13th, 2019, 8:29 pm
Forum: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Costco beat expectations (their 2nd Quarter / March 2019 report)
Replies: 7
Views: 437

Re: Costco beat expectations (their 2nd Quarter / March 2019 report)

Costco is the last grasp of a dying middle class. They seem to have captured all the business that used to go to mall department stores (Costco sells a surprisingly large amount of clothing...just going by observations, it seems like 1 in 4 transactions contains a clothing item). and have cut into t...
by mbz321
January 12th, 2019, 7:16 am
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Sears Fears: The Final Days of Sears & Kmart, 2019
Replies: 31
Views: 3313

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

I agree with you here, the Kmarts look absolutely dire at this point. I cannot even believe how bad this is. Conditions never got this bad or even close to this during the first bankruptcy, even during the weeks following when Fleming cut the stores off. I kind of wonder in a way of this was done p...
by mbz321
January 11th, 2019, 9:18 pm
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Sears Fears: The Final Days of Sears & Kmart, 2019
Replies: 31
Views: 3313

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

All I know if I was a liquidator, I'm not sure if it would be worth it to even bid on Sears/Kmart...there is less and less to liquidate as the days go by. My nearest Kmart is a top-performing location and is so void of merchandise at this point, I give them another month or two at absolute best (if ...
by mbz321
January 11th, 2019, 9:10 pm
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Americans who love to cook on the decline - how will grocers react?
Replies: 4
Views: 703

Re: Americans who love to cook on the decline - how will grocers react?

. The grocers need to get serious about their perimeter operations. They need to pay their deli employees enough to reduce turnover in that department. If they could sell more and cut down on shrink, they could easily afford the increased labor costs. The amount that these grocery store delis throw...
by mbz321
January 11th, 2019, 9:06 pm
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Kroger (Simple Truth) commercial airing nationally
Replies: 6
Views: 616

Re: Kroger (Simple Truth) commercial airing nationally

I heard this commercial in the Philly market on an iHeatRadio station. At the end it states, 'Available at the Kroger family of Stores' (which we all know none of which are in the Northeast, unless you are counting Vitacost like mentioned, but that would be a big stretch. Someone goofed somewhere.
by mbz321
January 11th, 2019, 9:03 pm
Forum: Northwest, Rockies, & Alaska USA
Topic: QFC tests digital shelf labeling in Redmond store
Replies: 9
Views: 728

Re: QFC tests digital shelf labeling in Redmond store

rwsandiego wrote:
January 8th, 2019, 7:21 pm
The Scottsdale AZ Whole Foods has d9bital shelf tags, but they are difficult to read.
Just like your post :P :lol:
by mbz321
January 11th, 2019, 8:58 pm
Forum: Northeast USA
Topic: Ahold Delhaize (Stop & Shop) buys King Kullen
Replies: 5
Views: 786

Re: Ahold Delhaize (Stop & Shop) buys King Kullen

With as boring, uninspired, and high priced as Stop & Shop is, it is hard to imagine King Kullen was any worse. This is clearly a loss. And there appear to be a lot of overlapping stores. Any thought as to who might be interested in any overlapping stores? The only big players I can think of are Ac...
by mbz321
January 3rd, 2019, 8:09 pm
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Sears Fears: The Final Days of Sears & Kmart, 2019
Replies: 31
Views: 3313

Re: The Final Days of Sears & Kmart, 2019

The only thing we'll have an issue with after is who will step up and do all of what Sears once did. America has become a one-stop-shop customer group, and you simply don't have another retailer equipped or positioned like they once were. Walmart doesn't sell appliances or work on anything beyond r...