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by Super S
Today, 6:41 am
Forum: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Baxter Auto Parts to become Carquest
Replies: 4
Views: 998

Re: Baxter Auto Parts to become Carquest

I drove by the local Baxter store yesterday and noticed that they now have a new sign reading "CARQUEST Baxter Auto Parts" out front. However, I have not been inside Baxter in a while as the local store does not have convenient hours and is closed on Sundays, so I don't know the extent of ...
by Super S
June 28th, 2022, 11:16 am
Forum: Northwest, Rockies, & Alaska USA
Topic: Kroger QFC Division Has New President
Replies: 5
Views: 191

Re: Kroger QFC Division Has New President

As time passes, I get the feeling that QFC will either fade away, or at some point will end up being rebranded into some kind of Fred Meyer variant. QFC really doesn't have much reach outside of the Seattle area except for the few stores scattered around the Portland area. But then again, in the Sea...
by Super S
June 28th, 2022, 8:47 am
Forum: Northwest, Rockies, & Alaska USA
Topic: Proposed and delayed WinCo in Centralia, WA
Replies: 3
Views: 1057

Re: Proposed and delayed WinCo in Centralia, WA

Looks like WinCo might be moving forward...it has taken a while but this is a good sign:

https://www.chronline.com/stories/winco ... ore,295772
by Super S
June 28th, 2022, 8:34 am
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Lack Of Air Conditioning At Stores
Replies: 12
Views: 533

Re: Lack Of Air Conditioning At Stores

I haven't noticed this during our recent heat wave. But I do sometimes encounter convenience stores where they have A/C shut off and refrigeration that is questionable. I have seen some stores in my area converting to LED lighting. While some stores have done a thorough conversion with everything in...
by Super S
June 28th, 2022, 8:18 am
Forum: Northwest, Rockies, & Alaska USA
Topic: Supply chain issues in the Northwest easing?
Replies: 4
Views: 176

Supply chain issues in the Northwest easing?

For the first time in quite a while, I noticed that the items I regularly purchase were fully stocked and plentiful. The pandemic led to a lot of supply chain issues and random out-of-stocks. WinCo seems to be back to normal on their private label items, certain varieties of cereals are now back in ...
by Super S
June 28th, 2022, 7:52 am
Forum: Shopping Centers
Topic: Partial redevelopment underway at Salem Center
Replies: 1
Views: 100

Partial redevelopment underway at Salem Center

https://www.statesmanjournal.com/story/news/local/2022/06/26/downtown-salem-center-street-skybridge-removal-has-unexpected-delays/65363581007/ The Nordstrom store and related skybridge are being demolished to make way for apartments. It makes me wonder more about the future of the former JCPenney, a...
by Super S
June 20th, 2022, 9:28 pm
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Walmart observations
Replies: 545
Views: 101461

Re: Walmart observations

I noticed something tonight at Walmart which might be a cost saving move. The perimeter lighting (at the wall) around the entire edge of the inside of the store was turned off for some reason. This doesn't really stick out unless you are at the wall looking for something. This particular Walmart has...
by Super S
June 14th, 2022, 10:23 am
Forum: Drugstore Chains
Topic: Rite Aid closing at least 63 stores
Replies: 339
Views: 21824

Re: Rite Aid closing at least 63 stores

Completely missed that one.Judging from the final google and/or Yelp reviews,it could have very well been one of the early closures of the 145-location purge as was downtown Bellevue.What is interesting is that despite the bartell factor(and the fact that CVS has been growing in the Puget sound sin...
by Super S
June 14th, 2022, 10:02 am
Forum: Northwest, Rockies, & Alaska USA
Topic: New Grocery Outlet to Occupy Former Craft Store/Closeout Store Space
Replies: 3
Views: 206

Re: New Grocery Outlet to Occupy Former Craft Store/Closeout Store Space

It's a very strange phenomenon in Eastern Idaho, buildings will be referred to what used to be in them for years later. For example, most probably still refer to the "old Ernst" or "old KMart" for what is at the moment a U-Haul storage facility. So this story calls this building...
by Super S
June 14th, 2022, 9:45 am
Forum: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Salvation Army Thrift Stores disappearing
Replies: 6
Views: 307

Re: Salvation Army Thrift Stores disappearing

Competition from other thrift stores is killing a lot of these stores. Goodwill is notorious for giving less than one eighth of its profit back to programs to help the less fortunate. Goodwill is technically a non-profit, but they take donated goods and sell them for a profit. The good stuff often ...