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by Alpha8472
Today, 11:42 am
Forum: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Taco Bell Ordering Kiosks
Replies: 0
Views: 17

Taco Bell Ordering Kiosks

I finally saw the new Taco Bell ordering kiosks at a Taco Bell. They look like very large tablet computers with a credit card reader next to them. Taco Bell said that it would haven them in all of their restaurants by the end of 2019. It looked very similar to the Taco Bell app on mobile phones. No ...
by Alpha8472
December 1st, 2018, 4:48 pm
Forum: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Issues at Subway
Replies: 57
Views: 9662

Re: Issues at Subway

Two more Subway restaurants in my area closed recently. One was in a very busy shopping center that used to be open until 11 PM at night. I was shocked. If they can't get enough business on a busy road, then they really are having problems. I had to travel a mile to one at a mall. I was the only per...
by Alpha8472
November 22nd, 2018, 10:00 pm
Forum: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Toys R Us Geoffrey's Toy Box at Kroger
Replies: 2
Views: 465

Toys R Us Geoffrey's Toy Box at Kroger

The hedge funds that own the trademarks for Toys R Us have added Geoffrey's Toy Box pop up stores inside of 600 Kroger owned supermarkets in various states. The stores have 35 different toys.
by Alpha8472
November 20th, 2018, 11:17 pm
Forum: California USA
Topic: Safeway Opening New Monterey Store as “Community Market”
Replies: 5
Views: 799

Re: Safeway Opening New Monterey Store as “Community Market”

Andronico's was a local small family owned chain. They opened up a store in downtown Wanut Creek, California in the early 2000s and competed with Whole Foods, Safeway, and Albertsons. It only lasted a few years. The prices were absurdly high and the quality was not that great. People even commented ...
by Alpha8472
November 3rd, 2018, 11:59 pm
Forum: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Coca-Cola Freestyle machines on the way out?
Replies: 16
Views: 2076

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

These new machines appear to be exclusive to McDonald's. There are YouTube videos of them going back to early 2017. They are probably a cheaper alternative to Coca Coca Freestyle machines which are expensive. They have cherry, vanilla, and raspberry flavor shots. None of the newly remodeled McDonald...
by Alpha8472
October 28th, 2018, 9:29 pm
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Integration of Albertsons and Safeway
Replies: 693
Views: 106243

Re: Integration of Albertsons and Safeway

I noticed the new packaging back in March on their premium ice cream. The change in packaging does make the ice cream look more appealing. However, the Value Corner brand packaging was a step down. The old Safeway designs looked better. Value Corner looks like a low quality dollar store brand. Safew...
by Alpha8472
October 5th, 2018, 11:26 pm
Forum: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Mattress Firm Files For Bankruptcy
Replies: 14
Views: 1506

Mattress Firm Files For Bankruptcy

Mattress Firm has filed for bankruptcy reorganization. The chain took over various regional chains such as Sleepy's and Sleep Train. The chain over expanded. In my area you can drive down the street and see 3 stores within blocks of each other. It is absurd that they keep these stores open. They nee...
by Alpha8472
September 23rd, 2018, 2:34 pm
Forum: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: AT&T Adding Cafe and Self Checkout
Replies: 3
Views: 620

AT&T Adding Cafe and Self Checkout

The company is opening a new store with a cafe inside called The Lounge by AT&T. Coffee robots will brew coffee for customers. Customers will order from touch screens or mobile devices and then pick up their devices from secure lockers. I have seen photos and videos of the soon to open store and it ...
by Alpha8472
September 18th, 2018, 10:36 pm
Forum: California USA
Topic: Stater Bros. Exiting Pharmacy Business, Selling to CVS
Replies: 7
Views: 1115

Re: Stater Bros. Exiting Pharmacy Business, Selling to CVS

The pharmacies probably were losing money if they took Medi-Cal. The problem with having so few pharmacies is that Stater cannot get good prices on drugs from the drug wholesalers. The profit on drugs is so low even for patients that do have regular profitable insurance plans. Even if the pharmacies...
by Alpha8472
September 10th, 2018, 11:35 pm
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Walmart removing jewelry counters?
Replies: 14
Views: 1862

Re: Walmart removing jewelry counters?

The Walmart in San Leandro, California is a very busy store, but not a supercenter. It recently received a smaller Jewelry Counter that is probably only half the size as before. They still sell quite a bit of jewelry, and there is a full time jewelry employee. There are fewer items, but it still has...