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by Alpha8472
February 4th, 2019, 11:21 am
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Safeway re-installs self checkout
Replies: 3
Views: 446

Re: Safeway re-installs self checkout

I believe that the Starbucks kiosk is owned by Starbucks, but staffed by Safeway employees. Starbucks probably was pushing for a larger kiosk to improve sales and preparation times. I have seen several Safeway stores in my area upgrade to a larger kiosk to handle more volume.
by Alpha8472
February 3rd, 2019, 5:11 am
Forum: Northwest, Rockies, & Alaska USA
Topic: Albertsons Pharmacies offering prescription-free tests
Replies: 2
Views: 308

Re: Albertsons Pharmacies offering prescription-free tests

In Idaho, as of July 2018, pharmacists can prescribe some medications such as strep throat, influenza, cold sore, and cholesterol medications. There is a $30 charge and insurance can be used to pay for it. This is a good idea as some do not want to go to a Doctor. It is a convenience thing and in ru...
by Alpha8472
January 24th, 2019, 10:33 pm
Forum: Northwest, Rockies, & Alaska USA
Topic: Locally owned markets reduced hours
Replies: 6
Views: 595

Re: Locally owned markets reduced hours

I am shocked that Raley's is open until 10. The Nob Hill Foods owned by Raley's in Walnut Creek, California closes at 9.
by Alpha8472
January 24th, 2019, 10:29 pm
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Macy's announces new round of closings
Replies: 77
Views: 15836

Re: Macy's announces new round of closings

The Sunnyvale, California Macy's is closing. The land is very valuable and millions can be made on condos and mixed use developments. Money is made via real estate not retail sales. The Silicon Valley is running low on land, and that location is in a prime area.
by Alpha8472
January 24th, 2019, 9:55 pm
Forum: California USA
Topic: Safeway to take over Monterey Nob Hill
Replies: 18
Views: 3832

Re: Safeway to take over Monterey Nob Hill

The Safeway name is so tarnished that the company is trying to use Andronico's to improve sales. If you are going to charge outrageously high prices, it might as well be from a store that sounds like it is a small independent chain. Andronico's was once a family owned chain, but even then their pric...
by Alpha8472
January 19th, 2019, 3:02 pm
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Whole Foods Expansion
Replies: 16
Views: 1524

Re: Whole Foods Expansion

Amazon probably realized that they could make more money on the full priced Whole Foods stores. Eventually the 365 name will be dropped and all prices will be raised to absurd levels. The 365 store under construction will probably open as a full priced Whole Foods store. There is no shortage of peop...
by Alpha8472
January 10th, 2019, 11:01 am
Forum: Northeast USA
Topic: Ahold Delhaize (Stop & Shop) buys King Kullen
Replies: 5
Views: 663

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

I was in New York a few months ago and visited a King Kullen. It looked clean and presentable. The store did look like it had not been remodeled since the 80s.
by Alpha8472
December 31st, 2018, 12:12 pm
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Wal Mart 2019 Changes
Replies: 6
Views: 2263

Re: Wal Mart 2019 Changes

It is mainly for shoplifting. After midnight is when there is so little staffing that grab and runs happen. Walmart probably doesn't make enough sales to justify cashiers and security after midnight. The Dixon, California store is near the University of California Davis. That is probably why it is o...
by Alpha8472
December 31st, 2018, 12:01 pm
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Whole Foods Expansion
Replies: 16
Views: 1524

Re: Whole Foods Expansion

I have 2 full sized Whole Foods in my city and the area is very affluent. The selection and pricing must vary between stores. A high volume 365 can afford to have a deli with a bigger selection and better prices. Then again, it is Northern California where prices here would seem high elsewhere. Amaz...
by Alpha8472
December 31st, 2018, 4:44 am
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Whole Foods Expansion
Replies: 16
Views: 1524

Whole Foods Expansion

Amazon is a huge company with tons of money and they are now saying that they going expand Whole Foods. They are looking into expanding into suburban areas and are going to opening bigger stores. Amazon is breaking up with the Instacart grocery delivery service. Whole Foods stores will be used for A...