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by SamSpade
25 minutes ago
Forum: Northeast USA
Topic: Lidl held down inflation on Long Island
Replies: 0
Views: 5

Lidl held down inflation on Long Island

This was apparently done by an independent third party, not clear what they price checked. I must say, it must be interesting to be in a "price competitive" grocery market. Things in this area are pretty much a snooze fest. https://www.winsightgrocerybusiness.com/retailers/how-lidl-slowed-inflation-...
by SamSpade
Today, 8:53 am
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Loose Bakery
Replies: 9
Views: 283

Re: Loose Bakery

Is Doho a program with this local Reno - Sparks doughnut shop?
https://www.doughboysreno.com/menu/
by SamSpade
Yesterday, 10:37 am
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Reports: Walmart+ expected to launch later this year
Replies: 1
Views: 86

Reports: Walmart+ expected to launch later this year

The program will have a $98 annual fee but allow for fuel discounts and many of the services Walmart currently offers to all Walmart.com users. I would be curious if VUDU will play a role in this as well. The Vox author doesn't seem to know that Walmart owns Vudu. https://www.vox.com/recode/2020/7/7...
by SamSpade
July 7th, 2020, 8:27 pm
Forum: Northwest, Rockies, & Alaska USA
Topic: Fred Meyer "Spokane Test" - eliminate dedicated electronics, reduce GM, expand liquor/food, require card for sale prices
Replies: 36
Views: 8686

Re: Fred Meyer "Spokane Test" - eliminate dedicated electronics, reduce GM, expand liquor/food, require card for sale pr

The Smith's program (at least with the "World Mastercard") isn't nearly as generous. Filling in the same data in their own calculator, I would receive $30 under the current Fred Meyer structure plus fuel rewards and only $15 under Smith's. Hmm. Well, if they start requiring a card, I feel like it wi...
by SamSpade
July 7th, 2020, 1:25 pm
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Coronavirus and Plastic Bag Bans
Replies: 91
Views: 5900

Re: Coronavirus and Plastic Bag Bans

Trader Joe's here has several notices in the "waiting queue" reminding their shoppers that reusable bags are not currently allowed into the store, but they have prompted customers that you can have items placed back into your cart to bag at your car *or* receive their paper bags. They seem to be hav...
by SamSpade
July 2nd, 2020, 10:23 pm
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Walmart to offer drive in movie theaters at 160 store parking lots
Replies: 6
Views: 214

Re: Walmart to offer drive in movie theaters at 160 store parking lots

The nearby Walmart Neighborhood Market has restored its hours to 7 am to 10 pm, but it appears all supercenters in our region are still 7 am to 8:30 pm and probably a few lower volume neighborhood markets. Near my parents home, the more urbanized community (still only around 100k) is closing at 8:3...
by SamSpade
July 2nd, 2020, 12:27 pm
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Coca-cola discontinuing Odwalla brand
Replies: 3
Views: 180

Coca-cola discontinuing Odwalla brand

I know this isn't actually a store, but seems like a significant development for grocers and convenience retailers. https://www.msn.com/en-us/foodanddrink/foodnews/santa-cruz-founded-odwalla-shut-down-by-coca-cola/ar-BB16e4ZY Coca-Cola has been assessing Odwalla's business for the last several years...
by SamSpade
July 2nd, 2020, 12:18 pm
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Nationwide Coin Shortage
Replies: 5
Views: 281

Re: Nationwide Coin Shortage

News article covering the issue Al.com - Coin Shortage? What you can do to help. Last month, the Federal Reserve issued a statement saying that the coronavirus pandemic “significantly disrupted the supply chain and normal circulation patterns for U.S. coin.” “In the past few months, coin deposits fr...
by SamSpade
July 1st, 2020, 6:39 pm
Forum: Restaurant Chains
Topic: McDonalds and re-opening inside
Replies: 19
Views: 819

Re: McDonalds and re-opening inside

McDonalds is moving back on reopening interior dining areas, although I assume this applies only to their corporately owned locations. Franchisees are allowed to follow local statutes and guidelines. https://www.cbsnews.com/news/mcdonalds-pauses-reopening-plan-amid-rise-in-covid-19-cases/ The compan...
by SamSpade
June 26th, 2020, 11:58 am
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Signs of trouble at Target?
Replies: 120
Views: 33832

Re: Signs of trouble at Target?

Seems like retail is struggling in general in downtown Portland and maybe someone else was willing to pay more for those other two floors and they ran the numbers and decided to downsize. What I wonder is what will happen to those other two floors (offices or condos)... Stores that are not on the g...