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by pseudo3d
Today, 2:39 am
Forum: Northwest, Rockies, & Alaska USA
Topic: Open Discussion: Grocery Formats in Urban WA / OR
Replies: 8
Views: 274

Re: Open Discussion: Grocery Formats in Urban WA / OR

I can tell you what Fred Meyers plan was for QFC when they bought them.. They viewed it as a no-brainer. Just by switching distribution from Associated Grocers to their new warehouse in Seattle, it would pay for the transaction in two years. In both the Portland and Seattle markets, they viewed QFC...
by pseudo3d
Yesterday, 12:14 pm
Forum: Northwest, Rockies, & Alaska USA
Topic: Open Discussion: Grocery Formats in Urban WA / OR
Replies: 8
Views: 274

Re: Open Discussion: Grocery Formats in Urban WA / OR

I had written something out like this before my login timed out and it got wiped, but QFC just seems like an oddity in the Kroger family that doesn't belong anymore. It's not very widespread (it just has locations in Portland and Seattle, not the eastern parts of those states where Albertsons/Safewa...
by pseudo3d
Yesterday, 12:10 pm
Forum: Restaurant Chains
Topic: McDonalds and re-opening inside
Replies: 27
Views: 2719

Re: McDonalds and re-opening inside

Nearly all of the McDonald's in my area have reopened dining rooms, up to 50% capacity. I think the touch-screen menus are still non-functional, there's still the "sneeze guard" in front of the cashier, and of course, masks are required inside when not seated.
by pseudo3d
February 22nd, 2021, 2:31 am
Forum: Northwest, Rockies, & Alaska USA
Topic: Kroger closing 2 QFC stores due to $4 Hazard pay
Replies: 34
Views: 901

Re: Kroger closing 2 QFC stores due to $4 Hazard pay

From what I understand, the remaining QFC stores in the Portland market do quite well, most likely because they are well located with little nearby competition. But I agree they are orphans.amd probably should just be renamed to Fred Meyer. Inside the store, it's a Fred Meyer food store. Outside of...
by pseudo3d
February 20th, 2021, 9:51 am
Forum: Northeast USA
Topic: Price Chopper, Tops to merge
Replies: 22
Views: 887

Re: Price Chopper, Tops to merge

Market Basket always prefers to expand organically. They don't ever acquire stores. They are moving into Rhode Island lately. Big Y could acquire stores in Vermont up for divestiture, assuming Albertsons buys Price Chopper/Tops. There would also be some overlap in western NH and central MA (around ...
by pseudo3d
February 18th, 2021, 4:55 pm
Forum: Midwest & Plains USA
Topic: Midwest Territory Expansion
Replies: 21
Views: 812

Re: Midwest Territory Expansion

Pyramid Foods (Ramey Price Cutter) is the market leader in Springfield and had purchased several former Albertsons locations in Oklahoma, which they successfully ran into the ground and have either closed or sold to Homeland or Reasors. Price Cutter also purchased the Albertsons stores around Sprin...
by pseudo3d
February 18th, 2021, 5:50 am
Forum: Midwest & Plains USA
Topic: Midwest Territory Expansion
Replies: 21
Views: 812

Re: Midwest Territory Expansion

I wouldn’t be surprised if Kroger tried to build out a National e-commerce network, but Is be surprised if they organically built out a store fleet in a new market. I suspect, in the coming years, there will be plenty of options for growth via acquisition that will be much cheaper than building out...
by pseudo3d
February 16th, 2021, 9:47 pm
Forum: Northwest, Rockies, & Alaska USA
Topic: Kroger closing 2 QFC stores due to $4 Hazard pay
Replies: 34
Views: 901

Re: Kroger closing 2 QFC stores due to $4 Hazard pay

Clearly this strategy to discourage cities from passing this sort of thing by closing stores as a result of it, did not work. I'm not sure if that's even the case. Again, echoing from the other thread, if Kroger really wanted to play hardball with hazard pay, then they should've threatened to close...
by pseudo3d
February 16th, 2021, 4:34 pm
Forum: Northwest, Rockies, & Alaska USA
Topic: NW Grocers and Winter 2021 Storm(s)
Replies: 9
Views: 377

Re: NW Grocers and Winter 2021 Storm(s)

It goes way beyond the Northwest, Texas has been hit hard by winter storms and grocery stores have closed up entirely.
by pseudo3d
February 16th, 2021, 4:32 pm
Forum: Northwest, Rockies, & Alaska USA
Topic: Kroger closing 2 QFC stores due to $4 Hazard pay
Replies: 34
Views: 901

Re: Kroger closing 2 QFC stores due to $4 Hazard pay

Like with the other thread, I think Kroger is using the hazard pay as an excuse to clean house on underperforming locations rather than actually being unable to afford it.