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by Super S
January 18th, 2020, 1:05 pm
Forum: Northwest, Rockies, & Alaska USA
Topic: Washington trying again to ban plastic bags
Replies: 6
Views: 277

Re: Washington trying again to ban plastic bags

Then there is the topic of a compostable plastic bag (which will be illegal in WA under the WA proposal). It will also be illegal under the WA proposal to bring your own plastic bags (thin ones) to a store. This goes too far. It is actually environmentally sensible to bring bags you have at home re...
by Super S
January 16th, 2020, 7:22 am
Forum: Northwest, Rockies, & Alaska USA
Topic: Washington trying again to ban plastic bags
Replies: 6
Views: 277

Washington trying again to ban plastic bags

https://www.kiro7.com/news/local/plasti ... BKRJFT6JY/

I don't like how they mandate that the customer has to pay for bags under these programs.
by Super S
January 15th, 2020, 11:35 am
Forum: Drugstore Chains
Topic: CVS and cutting store hours
Replies: 9
Views: 485

Re: CVS and cutting store hours

It seems like there was a period of time where Rite Aid had cut hours back in a similar way at some stores about 10-15 years ago, but eventually restored them. As for CVS....this could also work to send customers to their pharmacies inside Target locations, unless those pharmacies are also cutting h...
by Super S
January 15th, 2020, 6:31 am
Forum: Restaurant Chains
Topic: The Decline of Carl's Jr,
Replies: 8
Views: 416

Re: The Decline of Carl's Jr,

Carl's Jr. is one of those chains that has just never stood out to me. I have had issues with ordering food specific ways, food not cooked properly, and prices that seem too high to me. Within the past year, a brand-new Carl's Jr. opened by me, but the location is terrible. The drive-thru setup tend...
by Super S
January 10th, 2020, 4:05 pm
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Macy’s 2020
Replies: 29
Views: 1488

Re: Macy’s 2020

Meanwhile, Macy's will have closed more stores in Idaho than it operates in Idaho. Macy's will be down to stores in Boise, Idaho Falls and Coeur d'Alene after closing stores in Lewiston, Nampa, Downtown Boise, Twin Falls and Pocatello. It appears the purchase of Meier and Frank was a real turkey fo...
by Super S
January 10th, 2020, 10:11 am
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Oregon Senate Passes Thin Plastic Bag Ban
Replies: 16
Views: 3475

Re: Oregon Senate Passes Thin Plastic Bag Ban

WinCo does not have any self serve bags in CA Stores. You tell the cashier how many bags you want and they charge you for the bags and throw them down the belt with the rest of your groceries. At self checkout you have to ask for bags as well. This is the set up I've seen at all CA WinCos I've visi...
by Super S
January 9th, 2020, 7:57 am
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Oregon Senate Passes Thin Plastic Bag Ban
Replies: 16
Views: 3475

Re: Oregon Senate Passes Thin Plastic Bag Ban

I was talking to a friend that lives in Portland yesterday, and he mentioned that the bag ban is causing some frustration. He mentioned that some stores are offering the bags at every purchase mentioning the 5 cent charge, while others are not even offering to bag your purchase and automatically set...
by Super S
January 9th, 2020, 7:34 am
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Macy’s 2020
Replies: 29
Views: 1488

Re: Macy’s 2020

A few on that list are removals from more rural Bon - Marche markets. Northern Idaho will now have only one Macy*s, in Coeur d'Alene, adjacent to the Spokane, Wash. market with its two larger stores. Northside Center in Helena - was that a relocation after the decay of Capital Hill Mall? It's surpr...
by Super S
January 7th, 2020, 6:32 am
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Macy’s 2020
Replies: 29
Views: 1488

Re: Macy’s 2020

A few Macy's closures are surfacing. However, depending on which article you read, some are including closures from last year and the exact number of new closure announcements is not clear. There has been one new announcement in Washington state, in Walla Walla (presumably a former Bon Marche, also ...
by Super S
January 5th, 2020, 10:15 am
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Oregon Senate Passes Thin Plastic Bag Ban
Replies: 16
Views: 3475

Re: Oregon Senate Passes Thin Plastic Bag Ban

Something that I wonder about is how many people living on the border of Oregon and Washington & Idaho (and perhaps Nevada although SE Oregon is sparsely populated) are crossing the border to avoid bag fees and/or still obtain plastic bags (which some people re-use for garbage bags among other thing...