Search found 1450 matches

by Super S
Yesterday, 9:39 pm
Forum: Shopping Centers
Topic: Three Rivers Mall in Kelso, WA sold
Replies: 0
Views: 28

Three Rivers Mall in Kelso, WA sold

https://tdn.com/news/local/three-rivers-mall-gets-new-owners/article_8868a1d1-7ae3-516e-8d1a-14d1b3e4c612.html An interesting development. Hopefully this will bring some kind of turnaround here, GGP and its successors have mismanaged the mall for years. It's a very visible location. More about the n...
by Super S
July 14th, 2019, 7:51 am
Forum: Restaurant Chains
Topic: McDonald's franchisees want a better chicken sandwich
Replies: 9
Views: 385

Re: McDonald's franchisees want a better chicken sandwich

McDonald's is really barking up the wrong tree here, customers don't really care if every restaurant is identical (as McDonald's has been updating them with a very rapid pace in the last decade), they want restaurants with competent execution. If McDonald's could institute a program that ensures re...
by Super S
July 10th, 2019, 9:56 am
Forum: Northwest, Rockies, & Alaska USA
Topic: Oregon and SW Washington UFCW Union May Strike
Replies: 21
Views: 687

Re: Oregon and SW Washington UFCW Union May Strike

Add Costco to the list of non-union grocers. Has anyone see a recent list of market share in the Portland market? I suspect Kroger and Albertson stores going on strike no longer has the impact that it would had in years past. Hopefully both labor and management realize that before they go too far d...
by Super S
July 7th, 2019, 9:38 pm
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Target Self Serve Snack Bar
Replies: 19
Views: 767

Re: Target Self Serve Snack Bar

There was only one Walmart (Supercenter) that I'm aware of that straight-up removed their food service option (outside of a few other examples--I'm pretty sure at least one small rural Wal-Mart had a McDonald's during a 1990s remodel and later removed it), but it was a store where the McDonald's ha...
by Super S
July 7th, 2019, 10:59 am
Forum: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Pizza Hut bringing back 80s branding
Replies: 5
Views: 541

Re: Pizza Hut bringing back 80s branding

They were planning a few years ago to rebrand themselves as “The HUT”...apparently cooler heads prevailed. Who else should bring back their classic logos? There is a commercial airing right now which has the old logo but still has the slogan "nobody out-pizzas the hut" so I hope they aren't reconsi...
by Super S
July 7th, 2019, 8:36 am
Forum: Drugstore Chains
Topic: Thrifty Ice Cream Packaging
Replies: 12
Views: 593

Re: Thrifty Ice Cream Packaging

There were never any Thrifty stores in OR/WA, at least not in the 90's. I should know, I worked at corporate at the time of the Rite Aid merger. Thrifty did own Pay N Save during the 80s but that's about as close as they came to having stores in the NW. Thrifty ice cream was tested as a prepack in ...
by Super S
July 7th, 2019, 8:30 am
Forum: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Taco Bell Tortilla Shortage
Replies: 10
Views: 336

Re: Taco Bell Tortilla Shortage

Well, if random Subway locations can run out of bread (I have encountered this several times) anything is possible. A chain fast food store could temporarily change to a local supplier and very few people would likely notice.
by Super S
July 6th, 2019, 12:41 pm
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Target Self Serve Snack Bar
Replies: 19
Views: 767

Re: Target Self Serve Snack Bar

Just keep in mind that Costco sets the standard for in-store food service! I still remember when their food service was a hot dog cart... They are trying to add some healthy, higher ticket items to their food service operation... Yeah, it started as a hot dog and a CAN of Pepsi you grabbed from a n...
by Super S
July 6th, 2019, 6:53 am
Forum: Drugstore Chains
Topic: Thrifty Ice Cream Packaging
Replies: 12
Views: 593

Re: Thrifty Ice Cream Packaging

They are in the process of expanding distribution of Thrifty Ice Cream. It will be in all of the OR/WA Stores. Previously it was in some limited OR/WA Stores. I think it will also be in all of the ID Stores. Funny to see the older pre 1995 Thrifty logo back with a bit skinnier font and reversed col...
by Super S
July 5th, 2019, 6:58 am
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Target Self Serve Snack Bar
Replies: 19
Views: 767

Re: Target Self Serve Snack Bar

Target was pretty consistent in offering food service in most, if not all, of their stores. It's interesting how they have done an "about face" recently. But look at other discounters....Walmart has mostly phased out their "Radio Grill" in favor of McDonalds, Subway, etc. (And in some cases has remo...