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by arizonaguy
July 6th, 2019, 9:34 pm
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Albertsons/Safeway 2018 & 2019: Openings and Closings
Replies: 220
Views: 59324

Re: Albertsons/Safeway 2018 & 2019: Openings and Closings

I think it is a given Kroger isn't about to move into a 50k square foot 27 year old store. Whole Foods could be a concern, or subdividing over to Sprouts. If they own both properties I don't think they will want to lease it to a grocery chain at all. Is Hobby Lobby still building stores LOL? For a ...
by arizonaguy
July 6th, 2019, 9:22 pm
Forum: California USA
Topic: Safeway San Mateo remodel (non lifestyle)
Replies: 26
Views: 2456

Re: Safeway San Mateo remodel (non lifestyle)

New Safeway in Sacramento (Crocker) that opened recently has a layout almost identical to that Pleasant Hill Albertsons/Lucky... pretty funny. Layout is nothing like any current era Safeway. Maybe like an early 80's Safeway. Not sure I've ever seen Safeways before without large wall space for produ...
by arizonaguy
July 5th, 2019, 8:30 pm
Forum: California USA
Topic: Safeway San Mateo remodel (non lifestyle)
Replies: 26
Views: 2456

Re: Safeway San Mateo remodel (non lifestyle)

New Safeway in Sacramento (Crocker) that opened recently has a layout almost identical to that Pleasant Hill Albertsons/Lucky... pretty funny. Layout is nothing like any current era Safeway. Maybe like an early 80's Safeway. Not sure I've ever seen Safeways before without large wall space for produ...
by arizonaguy
July 5th, 2019, 7:16 pm
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Albertsons/Safeway 2018 & 2019: Openings and Closings
Replies: 220
Views: 59324

Re: Albertsons/Safeway 2018 & 2019: Openings and Closings

I've got another Arizona store closure to report: Safeway: 11275 E Vía Linda, Scottsdale, AZ 85259 This is a Lifestyle 1.0 store that is across the street from an Albertsons turned Haggen turned Albertsons. It's in a wealthy neighborhood and I'd imagine both stores were profitable but the Albertson...
by arizonaguy
July 4th, 2019, 7:03 pm
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Signs of trouble at Target?
Replies: 81
Views: 14995

Re: Signs of trouble at Target?

People sometimes freak out at a $15 minimum wage. But keep in mind that if adjusted for inflation it would be $21.16 based on it's highest value (at a time when income inequality was a fraction of what it is now). The federal minimum wage has not increased since 2009. Spot on!!!!! This problem exte...
by arizonaguy
July 4th, 2019, 6:59 pm
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Consumer Reports' Supermarket Rankings
Replies: 7
Views: 244

Re: Consumer Reports' Supermarket Rankings

Four of the top five are expensive specialty stores. Trader Joe's is just in a class by themselves. And the bottom five are bland mass merchants with one of them having more sales than the top five combined. People say they like one thing but in reality most people vote with their wallets. It's tru...
by arizonaguy
July 4th, 2019, 6:48 pm
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Albertsons/Safeway 2018 & 2019: Openings and Closings
Replies: 220
Views: 59324

Re: Albertsons/Safeway 2018 & 2019: Openings and Closings

I've got another Arizona store closure to report: Safeway: 11275 E Vía Linda, Scottsdale, AZ 85259 This is a Lifestyle 1.0 store that is across the street from an Albertsons turned Haggen turned Albertsons. It's in a wealthy neighborhood and I'd imagine both stores were profitable but the Albertsons...
by arizonaguy
June 20th, 2019, 9:39 pm
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Albertsons to bring self-checkout to all stores
Replies: 19
Views: 1086

Albertsons to bring self-checkout to all stores

Looks like they've done a complete 180 on self-checkout as they now plan to bring it to all of their stores.

https://www.supermarketnews.com/retail- ... oss-banner

I'll probably shop there more often as self-checkout is great for small baskets.
by arizonaguy
June 17th, 2019, 8:57 pm
Forum: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Fry’s Electronics on Life Support
Replies: 23
Views: 1127

Re: Fry’s Electronics on Life Support

Interesting videos of that Tempe Store. I am speechless. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fzNe1OO3n1s&feature=youtu.be It's been a few years since I've been in the Tempe location but I had no clue that things had gotten that bad. I live near the Phoenix location and was last there about a year ago. ...
by arizonaguy
June 10th, 2019, 8:43 pm
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Walmart observations
Replies: 43
Views: 3577

Re: Walmart observations

Stopped at a Walmart on East 4th Plain in Vancouver, WA today, which is one of the newest in the area as it is only a few years old now. Saw something interesting...the greeters were scanning ALL receipts when leaving the store with a handheld device. I have not seen the greeters doing this at any ...