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by Brian Lutz
February 14th, 2019, 9:53 am
Forum: Online Retailers
Topic: Amazon drops New York for HQ2
Replies: 1
Views: 111

Amazon drops New York for HQ2

https://komonews.com/news/nation-world/ ... s-location

Amazon is abandoning plans to put part of their HQ2 expansion in New York, citing political hostility as the primary reason for doing so.
by Brian Lutz
February 14th, 2019, 9:48 am
Forum: Restaurant Chains
Topic: LATimes.com ranks french fries
Replies: 8
Views: 354

Re: LATimes.com ranks french fries

The big "holy war" when it comes to burger chains (at least from where I see it) seems to be Californians with In 'N Out and Texans with Whataburger, and endless debates between the two about which is better. I'm rarely in Texas so it's been years since I've been to a Whataburger, but I do get to In...
by Brian Lutz
February 12th, 2019, 2:59 pm
Forum: Northwest, Rockies, & Alaska USA
Topic: Winter Storm panic shopping
Replies: 6
Views: 334

Re: Winter Storm panic shopping

Just got another email that linked to this document (PDF) showing store hours for all the various QFC stores in the area. It looks like most are closing at 7pm and opening at 7am, with a few stores closing at 9pm. My sister in law went to the Totem Lake store in Kirkland today and reported that the ...
by Brian Lutz
February 11th, 2019, 3:03 pm
Forum: Northwest, Rockies, & Alaska USA
Topic: Winter Storm panic shopping
Replies: 6
Views: 334

Re: Winter Storm panic shopping

I actually got a notification from the Downtown Bellevue QFC (where I used to shop when I lived there) that they were operating on 7am-7pm hours this past Saturday and Sunday. Normally that one is a 24 hour store.
by Brian Lutz
February 11th, 2019, 11:28 am
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Target: Changing pricing on app when customers go in store
Replies: 6
Views: 421

Re: Target: Changing pricing on app when customers go in store

Target has updated their app to make it more clear when in-store prices differ from online prices:

https://komonews.com/news/nation-world/ ... ng-changes
by Brian Lutz
February 11th, 2019, 9:58 am
Forum: Northwest, Rockies, & Alaska USA
Topic: Winter Storm panic shopping
Replies: 6
Views: 334

Winter Storm panic shopping

As you may know there's been a series of major Winter storms in the Northwest for the past week, which is rather unusual for this part of the country. Naturally, this leads to a fair bit of "clean out the aisles" panic shopping at the grocery stores. Before one of the storms last week one of the loc...
by Brian Lutz
February 11th, 2019, 9:21 am
Forum: Shopping Centers
Topic: GGP Acquired By Brookfield Asset Management
Replies: 2
Views: 174

Re: GGP Acquired By Brookfield Asset Management

From what I understand The Shops at The Bravern is owned by Ashkenazy Acquisition Corporation, but the current ownership is trying to sell the property. They've tried to make The Bravern a high-end shopping destination (anchored by Neiman-Marcus with Prada, Gucci, Hermes and a number of other luxury...
by Brian Lutz
February 7th, 2019, 2:15 pm
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Target: Changing pricing on app when customers go in store
Replies: 6
Views: 421

Re: Target: Changing pricing on app when customers go in store

This isn't the first time I've heard of this happening, and not the first store either (I've heard similar things about Best Buy, but in my experience online prices rarely differ from in-store prices there anyway.) The best solution seems to be to order online for in-store pickup on any items that y...
by Brian Lutz
February 4th, 2019, 11:28 am
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Kroger Changes Strategy
Replies: 40
Views: 5998

Re: Kroger Changes Strategy

It's entirely possible that there were supply problems as well, as at various times over the past few years there have been shortages resulting from weather conditions in lime growing regions. Wholesale costs of limes have also increased, and growers have even faced attacks from the Mexican cartels ...
by Brian Lutz
February 4th, 2019, 11:18 am
Forum: Restaurant Chains
Topic: McDonald's loses Big Mac trademark in Europe
Replies: 1
Views: 301

Re: McDonald's loses Big Mac trademark in Europe

There's a thread on Reddit which explains in a bit more detail what happened here. Basically McDonald's screwed up big time by trademarking the name "Big Mac" for both products and restaurant locations under the same trademark. Since they never used the name "Big Mac" for a restaurant anywhere in Eu...