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by SamSpade
Yesterday, 3:51 pm
Forum: Restaurant Chains
Topic: MOD Pizza and the rise of Fast Casual pizza chains
Replies: 2
Views: 126

Re: MOD Pizza and the rise of Fast Casual pizza chains

Blaze went under after opening in Beaverton, Ore. (don't know why). We also have the other California competitor as a locally-franchised store, Pieology. https://www.pieology.com/locations They seem to be trying to differentiate themselves. I find MOD quite enjoyable, and in Portland, around $8-10 i...
by SamSpade
May 19th, 2019, 4:40 pm
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Western Family being replaced by Food Club at Associated Food Stores??
Replies: 17
Views: 7810

Re: Western Family being replaced by Food Club at Associated Food Stores??

Discovered a blog post by URM Stores that notes that both they and Associated Foods decided to align with Topco due to the SuperValu / United Stores merger (which of course is now held by UNFI). http://www.urmstores.com/about-us/exclusive-brands-transition/ The plan was to transition throughout 2018...
by SamSpade
May 19th, 2019, 3:30 pm
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Albertsons/Safeway 2018 & 2019: Openings and Closings
Replies: 207
Views: 53699

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

Here's an article link that is not behind a paywall. Usual concerns, no other grocer within walking distance of older residents, etc. Sounds like the neighborhood may be changing, but also has historically been lower-income. One quoted shopper says that it was cheaper than VONS. Could that really be...
by SamSpade
May 15th, 2019, 1:46 pm
Forum: Midwest & Plains USA
Topic: Pete's Fresh Markets in Chicago
Replies: 5
Views: 306

Re: Pete's Fresh Markets in Chicago

Ok, I don't know the industry jargon SES. But otherwise, fascinating.
by SamSpade
May 15th, 2019, 12:32 pm
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Albertsons/Safeway 2018 & 2019: Openings and Closings
Replies: 207
Views: 53699

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

"Lucky" Low Prices in El Centro, CA is closing. This leaves the Albertsons-operated Lucky stores with only one store left in California, in South Gate, CA. https://www.ivpressonline.com/news/local/business/lucky-grocery-to-close-june/article_2a5071f8-72cc-11e9-b2d6-8f9f8ca00f7e.html (unfortunately b...
by SamSpade
May 15th, 2019, 12:14 pm
Forum: Midwest & Plains USA
Topic: Kroger Cosing Dearborn, MI Store... Across The Street From Another Kroger
Replies: 6
Views: 316

Re: Kroger Cosing Dearborn, MI Store... Across The Street From Another Kroger

So... apparently they are going to have a candlelight vigil farewell. People really had some love for this store.
https://www.freep.com/story/money/busin ... 678800002/
by SamSpade
May 6th, 2019, 2:49 pm
Forum: Mid-Atlantic USA
Topic: TV advertising
Replies: 1
Views: 124

TV advertising

In the Philadelphia market I've seen bookends for Aldi (specials), Giant (every day low prices / Bonus Buys / official partner of the Phillies). Via a column in RadioINK: by using Scarborough, you can determine what percentage of your market is consuming the bulk of television. The example I created...
by SamSpade
May 6th, 2019, 2:43 pm
Forum: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Wawa
Replies: 2
Views: 150

Wawa

Anyone else been to one? Definitely a nice fresh food at low price option here in Philadelphia. I'm sure that's part of why I've not seen any Subway shops so far.

The northwestern United States really has the worst gas stations / mini-markets.
by SamSpade
May 6th, 2019, 8:51 am
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Neiman Marcus struggles
Replies: 0
Views: 112

Neiman Marcus struggles

Is PE to blame? Good informational perspective from Dallas Morning News: https://www.dallasnews.com/business/retail/2017/04/20/wall-streets-lust-neiman-marcus-hurt-dallas-institution If The Idaho Statesman has a reporter to spare :( they could probably write a very interesting similar piece about Al...