Albertsons LLC Decor on the way out?

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Albertsons LLC Decor on the way out?

Post by wnetmacman » October 14th, 2017, 8:48 am

I went to my local Albertsons this morning in Lafayette, LA. First thing I saw on the way in was a sign asking to pardon the mess. Walking further in, all the very recent LLC decor is gone, being painted over. Has anyone else noticed this in their old LLC stores? Is that decor (which to me was somewhat dated when it was new) on the way out?

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Re: Albertsons LLC Decor on the way out?

Post by klkla » October 14th, 2017, 9:47 am

What are they replacing it with?

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Post by wnetmacman » October 14th, 2017, 10:02 am

klkla wrote:
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What are they replacing it with?
The remodel isn't far enough along to know. Right now they've just spackled over the old wall signage and started priming and reworking drywall.

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Re: Albertsons LLC Decor on the way out?

Post by architect » October 14th, 2017, 11:29 am

wnetmacman wrote:
October 14th, 2017, 8:48 am
I went to my local Albertsons this morning in Lafayette, LA. First thing I saw on the way in was a sign asking to pardon the mess. Walking further in, all the very recent LLC decor is gone, being painted over. Has anyone else noticed this in their old LLC stores? Is that decor (which to me was somewhat dated when it was new) on the way out?
In DFW, multiple Albertsons stores which have been renovated as recently as a couple of months ago have retained their LLC decor (in addition to one store in Euless which received an new LLC decor upgrade in response to a newly renovated Kroger at the same intersection). However, if I remember correctly, there were reports of Albertsons stores in the SoCal receiving both Colorful Lifestyle and Florida Decor which were reacquired from Haggen, so really anything is possible. This would be a huge stretch, but could they possibly be converting to the Safeway banner, similar to the Florida stores (and like Florida, Louisiana has no recent ties to Safeway)?

Also, which store format is the location in question?

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Re: Albertsons LLC Decor on the way out?

Post by wnetmacman » October 14th, 2017, 11:38 am

architect wrote:
October 14th, 2017, 11:29 am
Also, which store format is the location in question?
Lafayette has four stores:
The store in question is on Johnston. It's the oldest store in town; it was a former Skaggs Albertsons, and was expanded in the late 90's.
Another store on Ambassador Caffrey is a late 80s store.
The remaining two (further north on Ambassador Caffrey and Broussard) are the late 90's/early 2000 units. Both had Theme Park decor.

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Post by wnetmacman » October 14th, 2017, 11:40 am

This might help with location:
https://goo.gl/maps/ou7E7ipnnBT2

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Post by pseudo3d » October 14th, 2017, 11:54 am

architect wrote:
October 14th, 2017, 11:29 am
wnetmacman wrote:
October 14th, 2017, 8:48 am
I went to my local Albertsons this morning in Lafayette, LA. First thing I saw on the way in was a sign asking to pardon the mess. Walking further in, all the very recent LLC decor is gone, being painted over. Has anyone else noticed this in their old LLC stores? Is that decor (which to me was somewhat dated when it was new) on the way out?
In DFW, multiple Albertsons stores which have been renovated as recently as a couple of months ago have retained their LLC decor (in addition to one store in Euless which received an new LLC decor upgrade in response to a newly renovated Kroger at the same intersection). However, if I remember correctly, there were reports of Albertsons stores in the SoCal receiving both Colorful Lifestyle and Florida Decor which were reacquired from Haggen, so really anything is possible. This would be a huge stretch, but could they possibly be converting to the Safeway banner, similar to the Florida stores (and like Florida, Louisiana has no recent ties to Safeway)?

Also, which store format is the location in question?
Albertsons stores in Louisiana (I've heard) were switched over to Safeway (essentially) when it was combined with Houston (which was a SWY program). I don't think they'll switch over the name, but it looks like the format has already been changed, so they might be getting the brown decor.

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Re: Albertsons LLC Decor on the way out?

Post by rwsandiego » October 14th, 2017, 6:49 pm

architect wrote:
October 14th, 2017, 11:29 am
wnetmacman wrote:
October 14th, 2017, 8:48 am
I went to my local Albertsons this morning in Lafayette, LA. First thing I saw on the way in was a sign asking to pardon the mess. Walking further in, all the very recent LLC decor is gone, being painted over. Has anyone else noticed this in their old LLC stores? Is that decor (which to me was somewhat dated when it was new) on the way out?
In DFW, multiple Albertsons stores which have been renovated as recently as a couple of months ago have retained their LLC decor (in addition to one store in Euless which received an new LLC decor upgrade in response to a newly renovated Kroger at the same intersection). However, if I remember correctly, there were reports of Albertsons stores in the SoCal receiving both Colorful Lifestyle and Florida Decor which were reacquired from Haggen, so really anything is possible. This would be a huge stretch, but could they possibly be converting to the Safeway banner, similar to the Florida stores (and like Florida, Louisiana has no recent ties to Safeway)?

Also, which store format is the location in question?
Aliso Viejo received the Colorful Lifestyle" interior. But remember, "Colorful Lifestyle" was first unveiled at a Shaws before the merger.

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Re: Albertsons LLC Decor on the way out?

Post by storewanderer » October 14th, 2017, 11:27 pm

It also demonstrates a commitment to remain in that market if they are remodeling...

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Re: Albertsons LLC Decor on the way out?

Post by wnetmacman » October 15th, 2017, 5:26 am

storewanderer wrote:
October 14th, 2017, 11:27 pm
It also demonstrates a commitment to remain in that market if they are remodeling...
It could also demonstrate desperation to stay in the market. Sometimes operators remodel to try to gain business. I personally don't normally shop there because pricing isn't good and it is too far compared to stores that are more competitive. I know since the LLC remodels, business has gone down here.

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