Search found 210 matches

by kr.abs.swy
April 25th, 2021, 7:44 pm
Forum: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Discussion: Convenience stores / gasoline retailers
Replies: 40
Views: 4107

Re: Discussion: Convenience stores / gasoline retailers

I noticed today in the local ExtraMile/Jackson's that almost all of the store-brand goods are back to Jackson's. This is a store in Oregon. For a while they seemed to be trying reasonably hard to transition everything from Jackson's to ExtraMile. Today the only ExtraMile-brand goods I saw were mugs ...
by kr.abs.swy
April 22nd, 2021, 10:35 am
Forum: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Shilo Inns exiting restaurant business?
Replies: 6
Views: 1055

Re: Shilo Inns exiting restaurant business?

This chain has fallen dramatically. 20 years ago I would have considered staying with them. Today, not a chance. I have stayed at hotels near the Newport Shilo a couple of times and walked through out of curiosity. It is depressing. One time they had a bunch of rooms with grills in front, presumably...
by kr.abs.swy
April 13th, 2021, 4:09 pm
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Remaining unfilled Haggen stores
Replies: 23
Views: 2323

Re: Remaining unfilled Haggen stores

The Boulder City, Nevada, Vons / Haggen was empty for a while and may still be. Something called "Medolac Labs" comes up in that location on Google Maps right now. I have no idea if that is temporary or permanent or if they are taking the whole space. Albertsons really scored a nice monopo...
by kr.abs.swy
April 6th, 2021, 5:08 pm
Forum: Northwest, Rockies, & Alaska USA
Topic: Albertsons continues to disappear from WA
Replies: 74
Views: 6801

Re: Albertsons continues to disappear from WA

These stores are operating the same programs, are using combined marketing, and are even using a combined plastic bag in Washington. Both brands are well known to consumers, so it's not like they are introducing, for example, Food Lion to Seattle. Why on earth would they keep both names? It costs mo...
by kr.abs.swy
April 5th, 2021, 10:40 pm
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Fred Meyer & Target changes - 2021
Replies: 20
Views: 1760

Re: Fred Meyer & Target changes - 2021

Storewanderer, do you happen to know the story of why Safeway ended up with this store from Ray's? I remember that there were elements of that store that do not feel original to Safeway. I beg your pardon--it WAS indeed Coos Bay that I saw. We were driving north on Hwy 1 and stopped at the Safeway f...
by kr.abs.swy
April 5th, 2021, 10:38 pm
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Fred Meyer & Target changes - 2021
Replies: 20
Views: 1760

Re: Fred Meyer & Target changes - 2021

I beg your pardon--it WAS indeed Coos Bay that I saw. We were driving north on Hwy 1 and stopped at the Safeway for a restroom...saw the FM (which was the first we'd encountered) and was shocked. Thanks Romr123 That store truly has to be seen to be believed. They must have started with a fairly sta...
by kr.abs.swy
April 5th, 2021, 10:15 pm
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Fred Meyer & Target changes - 2021
Replies: 20
Views: 1760

Re: Fred Meyer & Target changes - 2021

I beg your pardon--it WAS indeed Coos Bay that I saw. We were driving north on Hwy 1 and stopped at the Safeway for a restroom...saw the FM (which was the first we'd encountered) and was shocked. You saw what is easily the most run down Fred Meyer building in the entire chain. But the interior of t...
by kr.abs.swy
April 5th, 2021, 2:12 pm
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Fred Meyer & Target changes - 2021
Replies: 20
Views: 1760

Re: Fred Meyer & Target changes - 2021

I don't agree with the statement that the Newport Fred Meyer is decrepit. It is undoubtedly laid out a bit different from other Fred Meyer stores, but the building is reasonably modern and has been remodeled within the past decade. It doesn't have the product depth of a Fred Meyer from 20 years ago,...
by kr.abs.swy
March 31st, 2021, 5:08 pm
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Target Closing 2 Small Stores in the San Francisco Bay Area
Replies: 37
Views: 3541

Re: Target Closing 2 Small Stores in the San Francisco Bay Area

I have family that lives within walking distance of the San Diego City Target, or Target, or whatever they call it. They love it. They can walk to it, they can be in and out of it quickly, and it seems to have the stuff they need despite the smaller footprint. I've been in that store a couple of tim...
by kr.abs.swy
March 29th, 2021, 7:43 am
Forum: Northwest, Rockies, & Alaska USA
Topic: Albertsons continues to disappear from WA
Replies: 74
Views: 6801

Re: Albertsons continues to disappear from WA

It looks like there were three Albertsons and two Safeways in the Tri-Cities. The Kennewick Safeway (2825 W Kennewick Ave) is along a busy highway. I visited it on Friday; it seems like a good store. There is an Albertsons (not the one being converted) two miles away from that Safeway at 5204 W Clea...