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by Super S
Today, 10:08 am
Forum: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Subway Closures Explained
Replies: 11
Views: 1279

Re: Subway Closures Explained

I agree that if people are forced to run a Subway for 20 years, practically no one would want to open up a Subway. Renewals are every 5 years, and up until now the Corporate office let people walk away after 5 years. Now, if they walk away from the 20 year agreement they will be fined heavily. Perh...
by Super S
Yesterday, 9:51 pm
Forum: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Subway Closures Explained
Replies: 11
Views: 1279

Re: Subway Closures Explained

They are also thinking about enforcing the 20 year lease requirement. Since Subway is entirely concerned with selling franchises, and the big benefit is that stores are cheap to operate with a comparatively small footprint, having a 20 year lease requirement will just hurt new store openings. On th...
by Super S
November 13th, 2019, 9:47 pm
Forum: Drugstore Chains
Topic: CVS Closing 22 Stores
Replies: 3
Views: 321

Re: CVS Closing 22 Stores

I wonder if any of these are close to Target locations with CVS Pharmacy departments.
by Super S
November 13th, 2019, 10:53 am
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Sears Fears: The Final Days of Sears & Kmart, 2019
Replies: 92
Views: 12967

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

Thanks for the story with video of that Hamilton store. Can't imagine what terrible condition it must be inside if it didn't even receive the "Big" KMart renovation. There are videos of the inside on Youtube. Based on those, the store doesn't look terrible as far as upkeep (it has newer red walls),...
by Super S
November 12th, 2019, 8:35 pm
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Sears Fears: The Final Days of Sears & Kmart, 2019
Replies: 92
Views: 12967

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

With the closures in Algona and Charles City, Kmart is history in Iowa. And Oregon, Wyoming, Ohio, and many others. Worth noting is that Hamilton, Montana (the last with the original logo) is still not on any closing list: https://www.kbzk.com/news/montana-news/hamiltons-kmart-still-safe-after-late...
by Super S
November 12th, 2019, 8:29 pm
Forum: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: New self checkouts at Home Depot
Replies: 10
Views: 2079

Re: New self checkouts at Home Depot

I was in my local Home Depot tonight. They have not only installed these new self-checkouts, but have also installed all new regular checkstands at the lumber end as well as the main checkout area. The regular ones are interesting in that they have the register keyboard and cash drawer facing outwar...
by Super S
November 10th, 2019, 9:53 pm
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Kroger "big announcement coming" on branding
Replies: 28
Views: 1404

Re: Kroger "big announcement coming" on branding

Also using it at Fred Meyer is questionable. Why do they keep marginalizing the general merchandise business at Fred Meyer? The previous slogans always played up that it was a multi department store. Fred Meyer has the new signage for this campaign all over the store, and even has the new slogan on...
by Super S
November 10th, 2019, 9:49 pm
Forum: Northwest, Rockies, & Alaska USA
Topic: Has Fred Meyer outsourced truck drivers?
Replies: 2
Views: 315

Re: Has Fred Meyer outsourced truck drivers?

I was in Fred Meyer tonight and an ad played over the PA system announcing job openings at the Clackamas distribution center, one position mentioned was truck drivers. So perhaps they are contracting due to a shortage.
by Super S
November 8th, 2019, 10:25 pm
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Sears Fears: The Final Days of Sears & Kmart, 2019
Replies: 92
Views: 12967

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

I'm not shocked by any Sears or Kmart closing anymore. It really seems to me that their M.O. is to close stores as the leases are up. They aren't renewing any regardless if it's a newer store or the only store in town, they don't care. That's probably why we're seeing so many 1990s built stores clo...
by Super S
November 8th, 2019, 9:56 pm
Forum: Drugstore Chains
Topic: Bi-Mart Changes?
Replies: 18
Views: 6358

Re: Bi-Mart Changes?

Here is a link to the KPTV story: https://www.kptv.com/news/bi-mart-ending-pharmacy-services-at-stores-around-portland-area/article_07f37dbc-0269-11ea-a3f6-575e5c40de2c.html A few locations, such as Washougal, Molalla, and Sandy are a little further out and are surprising as they don't have as much ...