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by pseudo3d
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Forum: Southwest & Hawai'i USA (Excluding California)
Topic: The present and future of Randalls
Replies: 122
Views: 37996

Re: The present and future of Randalls

There’s no realistic buyer if Albertsons decides to unload the Austin-area Randalls stores. H-E-B has a 60% market share in Central Texas. It’s not like Houston where you have 3 grocers (Kroger, H-E-B and Walmart) essentially tied with about 25% of the market apiece and eager to grow. As I pointed ...
by pseudo3d
January 18th, 2020, 10:06 pm
Forum: Southwest & Hawai'i USA (Excluding California)
Topic: The present and future of Randalls
Replies: 122
Views: 37996

Re: The present and future of Randalls

I can't imagine the remaining 13 stores are that much more profitable to keep worthwhile interest in. My theory is that Albertsons has a buyer (or buyers) lined up for the other stores. I could even imagine a scenario like an independent like Arlan's Market buying most of the remaining stores (may ...
by pseudo3d
January 17th, 2020, 8:39 pm
Forum: Restaurant Chains
Topic: The Decline of Carl's Jr,
Replies: 8
Views: 418

Re: The Decline of Carl's Jr,

Carl's Jr. expansion in Texas has certainly ended poorly, it started out well in the late 2000s/early 2010s but have now been shutting down stores left and right, and frankly, I can't really blame them. I visited one in Pearland, TX a few years back and was not impressed with it...service was REALLY...
by pseudo3d
January 17th, 2020, 6:17 pm
Forum: Southwest & Hawai'i USA (Excluding California)
Topic: The present and future of Randalls
Replies: 122
Views: 37996

Re: The present and future of Randalls

As far as the Kingwood stores go, the store with Colorful Lifestyle decor was actually gutted and rebuilt a couple of years back due to flood damage from Harvey. This is a strange closure considering that if the store was barely turning a profit, Albertsons presumably would have just decided not to...
by pseudo3d
January 14th, 2020, 7:58 pm
Forum: Midwest & Plains USA
Topic: What is happening at Marianos?
Replies: 18
Views: 2646

Re: What is happening at Marianos?

I think that Kroger still doesn't see Mariano's as a separate "upscale" operation, to them (and Reddit supports this), it's moving toward the standard Kroger model for Chicago. This isn't to say that all stores will be this way, but from what I can tell, there's a growing divide between various Mari...
by pseudo3d
January 14th, 2020, 10:21 am
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Albertsons vs. Kroger comp spreads
Replies: 11
Views: 644

Re: Albertsons vs. Kroger comp spreads

To me, there were three major problems that led to Albertsons being split up in 2006. 1. Expansion into areas in the Southern and Great Plains states where there was a lot of established competition, not mention Wal-Mart Supercenters starting to become a threat. This explains why San Antonio, Houst...
by pseudo3d
January 12th, 2020, 9:06 pm
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Albertsons vs. Kroger comp spreads
Replies: 11
Views: 644

Re: Albertsons vs. Kroger comp spreads

To be fair to Kroger, there's not much room for improvement. Sure, they could always acquire another chain or two, but for the most part, their store fleet is in decent shape, their market share in nearly every city is decent (and either comparable or markedly better than Albertsons), their sales pe...
by pseudo3d
January 9th, 2020, 10:08 am
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Is Chevron consolidating brands?
Replies: 15
Views: 569

Re: Is Chevron consolidating brands?

Texaco nearly disappeared from my neck of the woods about 15 years (I guess 17 years at this point) ago when the ChevronTexaco merger actually caused Shell to have exclusive rights to the brand for three years. Since then, most of the "modern" Texacos were converted from other brands. In my town, a...
by pseudo3d
December 30th, 2019, 7:41 pm
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Is Chevron consolidating brands?
Replies: 15
Views: 569

Re: Is Chevron consolidating brands?

Texaco nearly disappeared from my neck of the woods about 15 years (I guess 17 years at this point) ago when the ChevronTexaco merger actually caused Shell to have exclusive rights to the brand for three years. Since then, most of the "modern" Texacos were converted from other brands. In my town, al...
by pseudo3d
December 12th, 2019, 12:30 pm
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Albertsons plans for "Plated"
Replies: 2
Views: 553

Re: Albertsons plans for "Plated"

I think part of the reason the home delivery service is going away because of an admittedly crowded market (Home Chef, Blue Apron, etc.) and the fact that they can't really mesh Plated into their existing operations all that well. Plated is/was based out of NYC but Albertsons doesn't even have any s...