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by Super S
April 12th, 2019, 6:24 pm
Forum: Shopping Centers
Topic: Seattle’s Northgate Mall To Be Redeveloped
Replies: 12
Views: 2166

Re: Seattle’s Northgate Mall To Be Redeveloped

Looks like Nordstrom's building is going to be going away. However, Nordstrom has not announced that it is leaving Northgate. So maybe a new store will be built or it could be an opportunity for them to build a new Nordstrom Local store here. The article was in the Puget Sound Business Journal behi...
by Super S
April 10th, 2019, 9:18 am
Forum: Drugstore Chains
Topic: Walgreens under fire for underage tobacco sales
Replies: 3
Views: 347

Re: Walgreens under fire for underage tobacco sales

Walgreens has a strict policy in place to ID people under a certain age (30 or 40). It must be too easy to bypass the prompt on the register. I am not sure if they have gone as far as Rite Aid who outright requires the ID to be scanned by the employee no matter how old the customer is (good way to ...
by Super S
April 10th, 2019, 9:12 am
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Sears Fears: The Final Days of Sears & Kmart, 2019
Replies: 42
Views: 4690

Re: Sears Fears: The Final Days of Sears & Kmart, 2019

Sears failed on many fronts. Merchandise mix was bad, pricing was bad, commissioned sales structure led to situations where customers were not being taken care of in their best interests, heavy pressure on selling extended warranties to customers and in some cases refusing sales if customers did no...
by Super S
April 9th, 2019, 4:28 pm
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Lord and Taylor's New Logo and Tag Line
Replies: 5
Views: 330

Re: Lord and Taylor's New Logo and Tag Line

For the record, I have never been to a Lord & Taylor store. But I will say that their original logo gave a bit of an upscale impression. I would assume the store is similar to maybe Nordstrom. In the days when department stores thrived, this wasn't necessarily a bad thing. The malls offered a bit of...
by Super S
April 6th, 2019, 6:25 am
Forum: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: HouseMart Ace Hardware
Replies: 0
Views: 154

HouseMart Ace Hardware

Stopped in my local Ace Hardware store in Longview, WA the other day for something only to discover that the location is quietly closing down. They supposedly are closing by the end of May, and many shelves are already empty. However, there are no closing signs posted, and no advertisements that I h...
by Super S
April 5th, 2019, 7:01 am
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Macy's announces new round of closings
Replies: 79
Views: 17593

Re: Macy's announces new round of closings

Macy's has decided to close the Northgate store this year instead of next year, starting liquidation next month: https://komonews.com/news/local/macys-to-close-its-northgate-mall-store-a-year-early I wouldn't be surprised to see a few more closures and/or shrinking of store size. Especially in mall...
by Super S
April 1st, 2019, 7:11 am
Forum: International (Non-US)
Topic: Safeway (Canada) and Sobeys try dimming lights
Replies: 3
Views: 237

Re: Safeway (Canada) and Sobeys try dimming lights

Some stores have lights so bright that it gives you a headache. There were some supermarkets that were so bright you would think that they were Kmart stores. Years ago during the Enron energy crisis, stores turned out half of their lights in California. The stores were still bright including, Safew...
by Super S
March 30th, 2019, 6:51 am
Forum: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Wendy's
Replies: 11
Views: 2320

Re: Wendy's

Wendy's seems popular in my area, but only due to the fact the only other burger competition is Burger King. Some Wendy's have added self checkout using large touch screens that look like tablet computers. I have seen a row of 3 on a counter apart from the regular cash registers. They took cards bu...
by Super S
March 30th, 2019, 6:38 am
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Albertsons: New CEO to replace Jim Donald
Replies: 3
Views: 393

Re: Albertsons: New CEO to replace Jim Donald

Albertsons has been opening some pretty nice new locations recently. It will be interesting to see if they incorporate ideas from the new stores around Boise into existing locations as they remodel. It could breathe some new life into some of the stores that suffered from running on the cheap during...
by Super S
March 30th, 2019, 6:31 am
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Signs of trouble at Target?
Replies: 59
Views: 12523

Re: Signs of trouble at Target?

Target is beginning to eliminate the Pizza Hut and food offerings from their stores except for Starbucks. Team members can log in to the website and see upcoming remodel details. The pizzas and popcorn were not selling that well. It was mostly team members who ate the Target food. It is unfortunate...