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by pseudo3d
Today, 11:55 am
Forum: Northeast USA
Topic: Albertsons buys Kings
Replies: 30
Views: 2167

Re: Albertsons buys Kings

That leaves us with 19 stores of Kings, and given that they said they wanted 27, it stands to reason that the other eight are Balducci's. However, the Balducci's stores only number 7 (Reston closed before being acquired) and the two airport stores. That assumes that they want to KEEP the airport st...
by pseudo3d
December 3rd, 2020, 9:34 am
Forum: Mid-Atlantic USA
Topic: Fresh Grocer in Philadelphia closing
Replies: 10
Views: 1633

Re: Fresh Grocer in Philadelphia closing

ACME opened October 23rd, with a store not open 24 hours (as was promised before, but now with COVID-19, 24 hour stores are practically extinct). The store features a "salad robot" and some new décor that resembles Kroger's current package. https://www.thedp.com/article/2020/10/acme-opening-tour-pen...
by pseudo3d
December 3rd, 2020, 9:20 am
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Walmart observations
Replies: 170
Views: 26720

Re: Walmart observations

Perhaps the Neighborhood Market name will be eliminated and these stores will convert to small Walmart stores. They could add in more profitable departments such as Electronics and cell phones. There is much wasted space and the floor space could be converted to merchandise that people actually wan...
by pseudo3d
December 2nd, 2020, 8:07 pm
Forum: California USA
Topic: Save Mart Sells (and leases back??) 6 San Jose Stores for $131 million
Replies: 3
Views: 197

Re: Save Mart Sells (and leases back??) 6 San Jose Stores for $131 million

Leasing back only works if the company has some sort of long-term profitability plan, which is why it seems to be working for Albertsons and why it didn't for Sears. If Save Mart Cos. wants to just inject some money into the company as it reworks what makes it tick, it could work. If they're just tr...
by pseudo3d
December 2nd, 2020, 9:43 am
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Sephora to move to Kohl's
Replies: 9
Views: 301

Re: Sephora to move to Kohl's

When they built the Sephora in the local JCPenney, it really screwed up the traffic flow of the store and made the store even more of a dated, confusing mess than it was (mirrored columns, low lighting). I'd hate to see the Kohl's get mangled the same way. And what of the Sephora stores inside of JC...
by pseudo3d
December 2nd, 2020, 9:40 am
Forum: Northeast USA
Topic: Albertsons buys Kings
Replies: 30
Views: 2167

Re: Albertsons buys Kings

So based on what the store closing announcement was with the Kings stores, here are the ones on the axe list based on WARN listings ( source ) plus the Parsippany company HQ. Bernardsville - no ACME but a big popular ShopRite across the street. Gillette - not entirely sure, as the space is 40k squar...
by pseudo3d
December 1st, 2020, 4:53 pm
Forum: Southwest & Hawai'i USA (Excluding California)
Topic: Albertsons & Smith's Las Vegas Observations
Replies: 21
Views: 844

Re: Albertsons & Smith's Las Vegas Observations

Those new Smiths produce fixtures look decent. Looks like it may cause fruits to bruise easily and will be somewhat difficult to rotate product unless the protocol will be to let the bins empty then refill only once empty or nearly empty. The presentation reminds me of WinCo or Wal Mart, but with a...
by pseudo3d
November 30th, 2020, 8:19 am
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Walmart observations
Replies: 170
Views: 26720

Re: Walmart observations

Walmart's biggest problem is its too pigeonholed in its store and customer base, with its customer base usually portrayed (and often is) as the worst of what both rural and urban areas have to offer, with apathetic (and understaffed) employees. Even if they make some changes that make it less of a p...
by pseudo3d
November 30th, 2020, 1:50 am
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Instacart Delivers 3 Year Old Expired Pizza from Ralphs
Replies: 17
Views: 573

Re: Instacart Delivers 3 Year Old Expired Pizza from Ralphs

A few years ago, there was a case where someone bought a box of cereal that had expired over 20 years prior from a Walmart, and I can't find any followup on if it was a hoax or not, so I assume it is real. (These things do happen.) Sure makes those "expired a week ago" photos from Yelp seem petty, d...
by pseudo3d
November 29th, 2020, 4:05 pm
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Walmart observations
Replies: 170
Views: 26720

Re: Walmart observations

Wal Mart is winning. At least in this 32nd inning. Defining an inning as each year they have operated supercenters. And it isn't simply because they ran a lousy operation but were undercutting everyone else and had a wage advantage like it was from the 1st-18th innings. There are other reasons they...