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by pseudo3d
April 15th, 2019, 5:24 am
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Bad concrete floor jobs at Walmart
Replies: 8
Views: 291

Re: Bad concrete floor jobs at Walmart

The Walmart near me is all concrete floors now. It was expanded once in the mid-1990s, with tile and normal ceiling tiles, then expanded to a Supercenter in 2010, adding a new section with concrete floors and warehouse ceilings, but replacing the tiles and ceiling in the old store, then a few years ...
by pseudo3d
April 12th, 2019, 3:05 pm
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: 1/3 of Fred's store base closing; strategic advisor hired
Replies: 2
Views: 203

Re: 1/3 of Fred's store base closing; strategic advisor hired

The McGregor (TX) store was the closest to me, but the farthest from their territory, so I'm not surprised to see it closing but not too surprised about it.
by pseudo3d
April 3rd, 2019, 8:34 pm
Forum: Southeast USA
Topic: Rouses going to self-distribution
Replies: 6
Views: 512

Re: Rouses going to self-distribution

While great news for Rouses, it sounds that would make them a more attractive acquisition target, if Albertsons, Kroger, or some other party went sniffing around in that area. Both chains could benefit from it, and neither one has stores in the New Orleans area. I don't see either Albertsons or Kro...
by pseudo3d
April 3rd, 2019, 8:17 pm
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Sears Fears: The Final Days of Sears & Kmart, 2019
Replies: 42
Views: 4728

Re: Sears Fears: The Final Days of Sears & Kmart, 2019

They really should've sold off the integrated services years ago, keeping only core ones (Auto, appliance installation, optical) while discarding others a long time ago. They had some very strange ones that were either licensed or still holding onto even in the last 10 years (driving school, dental).
by pseudo3d
April 3rd, 2019, 8:51 am
Forum: Southeast USA
Topic: Rouses going to self-distribution
Replies: 6
Views: 512

Re: Rouses going to self-distribution

While great news for Rouses, it sounds that would make them a more attractive acquisition target, if Albertsons, Kroger, or some other party went sniffing around in that area. Both chains could benefit from it, and neither one has stores in the New Orleans area.
by pseudo3d
April 1st, 2019, 8:11 pm
Forum: International (Non-US)
Topic: Safeway (Canada) and Sobeys try dimming lights
Replies: 3
Views: 249

Re: Safeway (Canada) and Sobeys try dimming lights

In the 90s, I once went to a Petrini's or Lunardi's that did not have fluorescent lights on the ceiling. It was very dark and the store had a green glow from ambient lighting. I found it to be very soothing. Sounds like mercury vapor, which tend to have a greenish glow especially as they get old. T...
by pseudo3d
March 30th, 2019, 8:16 pm
Forum: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: 7-Eleven to buy Stripes
Replies: 68
Views: 13767

Re: 7-Eleven to buy Stripes

"Organic Slurpees and a quick-service taqueria menu from its Laredo Taco Company highlight the offerings at 7-Eleven Inc.’s new testing-ground store in Dallas." Article: https://www.supermarketnews.com/retail-financial/7-eleven-debuts-food-focused-lab-store Photo gallery: https://www.supermarketnew...
by pseudo3d
March 19th, 2019, 7:03 am
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Shopko to liquidate
Replies: 9
Views: 717

Re: Shopko to liquidate

By the time we're done with all of this, the only "Class of 1962" stores left will be Target and Walmart....
by pseudo3d
March 8th, 2019, 7:21 pm
Forum: Northwest, Rockies, & Alaska USA
Topic: Albertsons announces "Market Street Idaho"
Replies: 22
Views: 4408

Re: Albertsons announces "Market Street Idaho"

The new Meridian store has opened as "Albertsons Market Street" https://www.idahostatesman.com/news/business/article227209309.html It will be interesting to see how this plays out, and if we will see more large stores like this. Definitely looks like the fanciest, largest, and generally best store ...
by pseudo3d
March 8th, 2019, 12:27 pm
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Kroger Missed Analysts Expectations for Q4 2018
Replies: 4
Views: 485

Re: Kroger Missed Analysts Expectations for Q4 2018

After this last year hearing the shenanigans Kroger has pulled across its divisions (and continues to pull), this shouldn't be much of a surprise to anyone. They also have heavily pushed ClickList (now just "Kroger Pickup") complete with departments within stores and special parking lots, whereas H-...