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by Brian Lutz
Today, 8:24 am
Forum: Northwest, Rockies, & Alaska USA
Topic: What's left of Haggen
Replies: 12
Views: 600

Re: What's left of Haggen

The general layout of the Edmonds store seems to match the other two Snohomish County WinCo locations (Everett and Marysville), with the deli in the back of the store and the bakery at the front next to the registers. The Marysville WinCo is also similar but reversed from the others (the "Bargain ai...
by Brian Lutz
Yesterday, 10:50 am
Forum: Northwest, Rockies, & Alaska USA
Topic: What's left of Haggen
Replies: 12
Views: 600

Re: What's left of Haggen

If you look at the Google satellite view maps you can see the Edmonds store as a Top Foods which then becomes a WinCo on street view. I used to work near that Edmonds WinCo store for a while, and found it to be fairly nice compared to some of the other WinCo stores in the area, to the point that I t...
by Brian Lutz
December 10th, 2018, 7:49 am
Forum: Drugstore Chains
Topic: Walgreens and FedEx
Replies: 2
Views: 148

Re: Walgreens and FedEx

We have had several FedEx packages directed to the local Walgreens. either in cases when we would not be home when they were to be delivered or in lieu of a missed delivery tag on the door (I was able to talk to the driver through our Ring doorbell and arrange it.) They just keep the packages behind...
by Brian Lutz
December 7th, 2018, 7:31 am
Forum: Drugstore Chains
Topic: Walgreens to partner with Kroger for test one-stop shop
Replies: 15
Views: 1324

Re: Walgreens to partner with Kroger for test one-stop shop

Definitely looks like an improvement over the usual Walgreens fare. The main question I'd have is how they would brand it in territories where Kroger stores don't exist? It works reasonably well with Kroger branding, but I'm not sure how well it would work with something like Fred Meyer, Ralphs or F...
by Brian Lutz
December 6th, 2018, 12:51 pm
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Sears/Kmart Death Watch 2018
Replies: 248
Views: 26826

Re: Sears/Kmart Death Watch 2018

Now Eddie Lampert is trying to buy the rest of Sears for $4.6 billion:

https://komonews.com/news/business/sear ... rupt-chain


Can't see this changing anything.
by Brian Lutz
December 6th, 2018, 7:20 am
Forum: Northwest, Rockies, & Alaska USA
Topic: Fred Meyer Remodels Continue
Replies: 63
Views: 12592

Re: Fred Meyer Remodels Continue

Yesterday I was able to stop in at the newly remodeled Monroe Fred Meyer store. Pretty standard remodel all things considered, but a couple of things stood out: - This remodel kept the tile floors. The floor in this store had the obvious expected wear but otherwise still seemed to be in serviceable ...
by Brian Lutz
November 29th, 2018, 9:26 am
Forum: Northwest, Rockies, & Alaska USA
Topic: What's left of Haggen
Replies: 12
Views: 600

Re: What's left of Haggen

Haggen had previously operated Top Foods stores in Redmond and Bellevue, but both closed. The Bellevue one was built and opened as a Top Foods next to Crossroads, closed about a year after the Haggen Northwest Fresh rebranding and then got torn down to turn the site into apartments. The Redmond stor...
by Brian Lutz
November 28th, 2018, 3:01 pm
Forum: Northwest, Rockies, & Alaska USA
Topic: What's left of Haggen
Replies: 12
Views: 600

What's left of Haggen

Following Haggen's divested stores flameout, there were 29 "core" Haggen stores remaining, which were sold back to Safeway/Albertsons. As of right now, there are 15 of these stores that continue to operate as Haggen stores more or less as they did before, with the only sign of any connection to Safe...
by Brian Lutz
November 28th, 2018, 1:26 pm
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Target debuts new store designs to launch in October
Replies: 35
Views: 5248

Re: Target debuts new store designs to launch in October

That's actually pretty cool. Aside from Trader Joe's, I can't really think of a lot of national retailers that do much in the way of "local" designs, instead preferring uniformity across the chain. About the only example that comes to mind would be the Haggen "Northwest Fresh" stores that they tried...
by Brian Lutz
November 27th, 2018, 1:01 pm
Forum: Restaurant Chains
Topic: "Prices may vary" on national promotions
Replies: 6
Views: 364

Re: "Prices may vary" on national promotions

Over on the recent Subway thread it was noted that national promotions seem to be a major point of contention between Subway corporate and individual franchisees, with many claiming that the $5 Footlong promotions were causing them to sell product below cost. I'm not sure if I believe that completel...