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by SamSpade
Yesterday, 11:51 pm
Forum: Northwest, Rockies, & Alaska USA
Topic: Trader Joes returns food sampling
Replies: 0
Views: 28

Trader Joes returns food sampling

I'm not sure if this is a store by store or region by region or nationwide return. I was over hearing an employee tell the other employee the situation - possible microwaving but no food preparation. So that's a little bit of a bummer as most of their old demos used to take 2-4 products and combine ...
by SamSpade
Yesterday, 11:56 am
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Costco heavily pushing Executive Memberships in store?
Replies: 17
Views: 603

Re: Costco heavily pushing Executive Memberships in store?

Luckily, according to GasBuddy's analyst Spot prices are what influence retail prices... what happens today in the spot market dictates where retail prices go in the days ahead. OHHHH MY!!! California spot gasoline prices absolutely collapsing, down nearly $1/gal... hold off on filling up in Califo...
by SamSpade
October 4th, 2022, 9:49 pm
Forum: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Olive Garden Operations
Replies: 19
Views: 486

Re: Olive Garden Operations

Off Topic
One more has added it "for employee retention." Here is their statement:
Effective October 4, 2022. In response to rising costs, a 2.5% surcharge will be added to each transaction for staff recruitment and retention.
This surcharge is not a tax or gratuity.
by SamSpade
October 4th, 2022, 10:08 am
Forum: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Gas Price-Zone Price
Replies: 72
Views: 4043

Re: Gas Price-Zone Price

The one place the rewards program isn't a joke is in Arizona. Fry's Food has a partnership with Shell and Circle K and there is pretty much a combination of a Fry's, Shell or Circle K station at every major (or every other) major intersection in the Phoenix and Tucson metro areas. Shell may have sl...
by SamSpade
October 3rd, 2022, 3:49 pm
Forum: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Gas Price-Zone Price
Replies: 72
Views: 4043

Re: Gas Price-Zone Price

Ralphs + Shell = JOKE Vons + Chevron = JOKE I also feel on the west coast: Walmart with Walmart+ = JOKE Walmart (one in the entire Portland-Vancouver, Wa trade area) Murphy USA (no where out west as far as I know) Mobil (RARE) Exxon (even rarer) It's strange to see Phillips 66 doesn't partner with ...
by SamSpade
October 3rd, 2022, 3:32 pm
Forum: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Olive Garden Operations
Replies: 19
Views: 486

Re: Olive Garden Operations

A certain large steakhouse chain is charging 'service charges' of 3% on bills in Oregon. A few local restaurants do disclose one on the menu and add it to bills. The one local chain has in type on the menu that you can speak with your server and s/he will remove it. I don't think people often do. T...
by SamSpade
October 3rd, 2022, 9:17 am
Forum: California USA
Topic: New Stater Bros. Riverside replacement store opening
Replies: 23
Views: 835

Re: New Stater Bros. Riverside replacement store opening

The store on Vista Way in O'side still has a Lucky interior repaint. This one opened as a Lucky/Sav-on. So. Much. Grocery! around there. Made my eyes :shock: I had to manually locate the Stater Bros but saw Target, Walmart, Trader Joe's, Vons, Food4Less, some local "farmers market," Smart...
by SamSpade
September 30th, 2022, 9:25 am
Forum: California USA
Topic: New Stater Bros. Riverside replacement store opening
Replies: 23
Views: 835

Re: New Stater Bros. Riverside replacement store opening

Except for one aisle, that was removed, nothing was moved at Menifee Ralphs (these two aisles were consolidated into one). I found this store very cluttered prior to the remodel & it still is. It does have good business, though. . . . Next time I'm in I'll take pics of all the painted floor dec...
by SamSpade
September 29th, 2022, 11:28 am
Forum: Drugstore Chains
Topic: (Sorry a little "off topic") Johnson & Johnson personal care products new name
Replies: 4
Views: 161

(Sorry a little "off topic") Johnson & Johnson personal care products new name

Off Topic
I don't like it, but that's pretty typical of these new weird coined phrases that companies can trade/servicemark globally.

"Ken-view"
Band-Aids and Tylenol Will Have a New Name
by SamSpade
September 23rd, 2022, 9:22 am
Forum: Northwest, Rockies, & Alaska USA
Topic: Kroger QFC Division Has New President
Replies: 8
Views: 736

Re: Kroger QFC Division Has New President

I know this is "old" news now but I found a site (archive.today) that tends to get behind paywalls.
Link to Archive URL if anyone wishes to read:
https://archive.ph/7MnUC