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by Super S
Yesterday, 10:29 am
Forum: Shopping Centers
Topic: Dead/Dying Malls in Your Area and Predictions
Replies: 48
Views: 3690

Re: Dead/Dying Malls in Your Area and Predictions

Here are my Seattle area predictions: The Commons at Federal Way is losing Macy’s leaving Kohl’s and Target as the only “department store like” anchors. I predict that this will eventually become a open air box center with a town center aspect to it since Federal Way never had a traditional downtow...
by Super S
Yesterday, 10:21 am
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Kohls
Replies: 8
Views: 778

Re: Kohls

Kohl's could make some changes that could drive people to their stores. But I am seeing issues there that are similar to other chains. Among them limited size selection (very little in men's above 2XL for shirts) and reduced staffing, often long lines at the checkouts with few registers open. The CO...
by Super S
Yesterday, 10:09 am
Forum: Northwest, Rockies, & Alaska USA
Topic: Kroger closing 2 QFC stores due to $4 Hazard pay
Replies: 34
Views: 899

Re: Kroger closing 2 QFC stores due to $4 Hazard pay

Fred Meyer is a supercenter brand, so I'm not sure they would want to use it for a regular supermarket. Kroger seems to be perfectly fine with having different banners in a market. If things are integrated on the back end, they can take advantage of the efficiencies, so having some stores operate u...
by Super S
Yesterday, 10:00 am
Forum: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Fry’s Electronics out of business
Replies: 8
Views: 252

Re: Fry’s Electronics out of business

It's sad to see Fry's go away. Up until about 3-4 years ago, the Wilsonville, Oregon store still had very good selection. They had many unique items you could not find elsewhere. A few years back I replaced my home stereo and was looking for a receiver, but also wanted a new cassette deck (I still h...
by Super S
February 20th, 2021, 8:49 pm
Forum: Northwest, Rockies, & Alaska USA
Topic: Kroger closing 2 QFC stores due to $4 Hazard pay
Replies: 34
Views: 899

Re: Kroger closing 2 QFC stores due to $4 Hazard pay

Albertsons/Safeway got rid of their marginal stores during the merger and subsequent Haggens drama. I think they have a cleaner store base than Kroger. Since Kroger doesn't have a merger to fall back on, they are using the pay increase as their justification. Not really. QFC has been closing stores...
by Super S
February 20th, 2021, 9:06 am
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Is 2021 finally the end for Sears/Kmart?
Replies: 48
Views: 3613

Re: Is 2021 finally the end for Sears/Kmart?

At the rate they are closing stores, they might be able to drag this out to 2022! Maybe close 3-4 stores per quarter? :D Truly amazing the 20 year old POS system at Kmart has kept working (sort of). It does process chip cards surprisingly quickly. Maybe they are still working through supplies and o...
by Super S
February 17th, 2021, 8:33 am
Forum: Northwest, Rockies, & Alaska USA
Topic: NW Grocers and Winter 2021 Storm(s)
Replies: 9
Views: 377

Re: NW Grocers and Winter 2021 Storm(s)

I wonder if store management was performing their monthly (visual) roof check? (debris, drainage, etc.) I'm sure the insurance company will ask that question. Looks like the store had a recent remodel to the colorful lifestyle too and I see real new looking self checkouts installed so expect some p...
by Super S
February 16th, 2021, 8:16 am
Forum: Northwest, Rockies, & Alaska USA
Topic: NW Grocers and Winter 2021 Storm(s)
Replies: 9
Views: 377

Re: NW Grocers and Winter 2021 Storm(s)

Several other businesses in the Portland area had roof collapses, including a Les Schwab Tire Center and an Old Navy store. As for out of stocks, there has been no particular pattern, but I made a big trip right before the snow hit. Veering away from grocery, there are shortages on things at auto pa...
by Super S
February 10th, 2021, 6:04 pm
Forum: Drugstore Chains
Topic: Rite Aid Logo Change
Replies: 35
Views: 4043

Re: Rite Aid Logo Change

Rite Aid retained good density in CA, MI, and PA after the divesting off of stores to Walgreens. I think they could have retained good density in the mid-Atlantic region as well but instead opted to sell 50% to 75% of the stores off to Walgreens there and just keep random stores spread around. And ...
by Super S
February 10th, 2021, 7:13 am
Forum: Shopping Centers
Topic: Dead/Dying Malls in Your Area and Predictions
Replies: 48
Views: 3690

Re: Dead/Dying Malls in Your Area and Predictions

I just don't know. Even if there has been more retail than really necessary, it's hard to believe articles by overpaid blowhards (that are wrong half the time) to tell me that department stores are obsolete (when in reality they drove off customers like me with abysmal selection and poor staffing) ...