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by submariner
April 30th, 2024, 12:39 pm
Forum: Australia & New Zealand
Topic: ABC Four Corners feature on the Coles/Woolworths grocery duopoly
Replies: 2
Views: 2344

Re: ABC Four Corners feature on the Coles/Woolworths grocery duopoly

I wonder why the Australian government hasn’t forced divestitures on these two operators. They do have Aldi down there, how much of a market share does Aldi have? Is there any interest for other International retailers to get into Oz? Like the Japanese retailers? Costco? I believe the government is...
by submariner
April 6th, 2024, 1:17 pm
Forum: The Admin's Office
Topic: What if we started a subforum for "Retail Payments"?
Replies: 2
Views: 1164

Re: What if we started a subforum for "Retail Payments"?

That's not a bad idea. I'm considering a few more additions soon.
by submariner
February 26th, 2024, 4:15 am
Forum: Australia & New Zealand
Topic: ABC Four Corners feature on the Coles/Woolworths grocery duopoly
Replies: 2
Views: 2344

ABC Four Corners feature on the Coles/Woolworths grocery duopoly

In Australia, Coles and Woolworths have an effective duopoly on the supermarket landscape. ABC News Australia's Four Corners programme goes in-depth to investigate allegations of price-fixing and the effects on local farmers who supply the two major grocery chains. It's worth noting that the parent ...
by submariner
January 7th, 2024, 6:50 am
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Sears & Kmart 2024: Will someone please put them out of their misery?
Replies: 55
Views: 6871

Sears & Kmart 2024: Will someone please put them out of their misery?

Based on data available as of 1 January 2024, here's where we stand: Kmart - 6 total : 2 stores in the 50 States, 1 in Guam, and 3 in the USVI. • Miami, FL (banished to its former Garden Center) • Bridgehampton, NY • Tamuning, GU • St. Croix, VI • St. Thomas (Tutu Park Mall), VI • St. Thomas (Lockha...
by submariner
December 24th, 2023, 9:12 am
Forum: The Admin's Office
Topic: Moving to Australia...
Replies: 4
Views: 2674

Moving to Australia...

I've officially got an apartment secured in Canberra, Australia. I'm leaving the U.S. on January 17th. It's been a long time trying to get there, and it's crazy to think it's actually happening now.
by submariner
November 4th, 2023, 6:47 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: *** TESTERS NEEDED! ***
Replies: 7
Views: 6499

Re: *** TESTERS NEEDED! ***

Ok, It looks like Damaïo will be the new default. The other options will remain available for selection.
by submariner
November 4th, 2023, 6:35 pm
Forum: California USA
Topic: 🛒 Kroger-Albertsons Merger: California Impact
Replies: 108
Views: 9338

Re: 🛒 Kroger-Albertsons Merger: California Impact

I visited ClownLoach 's favorite Vons yesterday, the tiny Chapman & Easter store. I remember posting about the 'lifestyle on the cheap' interior when I moved here 11 years ago, and I agree the most recent remodel is an improvement (even including some historical photos of the area on the walls)....
by submariner
November 4th, 2023, 6:23 pm
Forum: Southwest & Hawai'i USA (Excluding California)
Topic: Omega Mart: Would you pay $50 to visit a fake supermarket?
Replies: 5
Views: 1026

Re: Omega Mart: Would you pay $50 to visit a fake supermarket?

J-Man wrote: November 4th, 2023, 2:28 pm Omega Mart in Las Vegas's Area 15. Sounds like it could be fun ... but I don't know about $50 worth of fun.
I suppose it's how you view it, $50 to see the interactive art exhibit, or $50 to see the exhibit and support the artists?
by submariner
November 1st, 2023, 1:49 pm
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Macy's Opening 30 Small Format Off Mall Stores
Replies: 39
Views: 2537

Re: Macy's Opening 30 Small Format Off Mall Stores

storewanderer wrote: October 30th, 2023, 11:46 pm Went into the small format Macy's in the Arroyo center in Southwest Las Vegas.

I'm not sure what this was previously.
According to Street View, it was previously a Babies R Us:
by submariner
October 31st, 2023, 8:12 am
Forum: Southwest & Hawai'i USA (Excluding California)
Topic: VONS at Durango and Desert Inn in Las Vegas closing
Replies: 17
Views: 2937

Re: VONS at Durango and Desert Inn in Las Vegas closing

Now that the infamous Haster Vons in Garden Grove near Disneyland got a real remodel to colorful lifestyle (that was the store with cardboard posters for signage) That's the closest Vons or Albertsons to me, and the reason I've defaulted to Ralphs at Chapman & Euclid for the past 11 years of li...