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by pseudo3d
Yesterday, 5:52 pm
Forum: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Subway Closures Explained
Replies: 11
Views: 1287

Re: Subway Closures Explained

Alpha8472 wrote:
Yesterday, 3:22 pm
They are also thinking about enforcing the 20 year lease requirement.
Since Subway is entirely concerned with selling franchises, and the big benefit is that stores are cheap to operate with a comparatively small footprint, having a 20 year lease requirement will just hurt new store openings.
by pseudo3d
November 6th, 2019, 12:46 pm
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Albertsons: Results improving, growth initiatives
Replies: 5
Views: 1210

Re: Albertsons: Results improving, growth initiatives

I also noticed that Albertsons opened a new food manufacturing plant about a year in Riverside, California, which is a bit surprising to see them commit to food manufacturing after some sell-offs in the Northwest, manufacturing soups (which I thought was outsourced). As an aside, it's across from a ...
by pseudo3d
November 3rd, 2019, 6:38 am
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: JCPenney remodels store into new concept
Replies: 11
Views: 722

Re: JCPenney remodels store into new concept

That's a beautiful logo, alright. The store looks great in the pictures. I'd certainly shop there. For that brief shining moment before Ron Johnson ruined the chain some of their stores were fun to shop. I hadn't been in a JCPenney for twenty years until a friend bought a shirt at the Fashion Valle...
by pseudo3d
November 1st, 2019, 1:42 pm
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Kroger "big announcement coming" on branding
Replies: 28
Views: 1404

Re: Kroger "big announcement coming" on branding

Supposedly they are reducing the various private label brands-and they have many. Walmart only has 3 private brands for food, Target only 4 for everything Target's Good & Plenty or whatever their name is threw out the baby with the bathwater as far as that was concerned...I liked Archer Farms. Krog...
by pseudo3d
November 1st, 2019, 6:06 am
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Kroger "big announcement coming" on branding
Replies: 28
Views: 1404

Re: Kroger "big announcement coming" on branding

I read somewhere (Retail Dive, maybe?) that Kroger is updating its logo. Nothing can be an improvement on the Raymond Loewy-designed Kroger logo, unless it was the slightest change made to it, like the new font in the early 1960s. No way can some third-rate marketing department/focus group can come...
by pseudo3d
October 30th, 2019, 9:14 am
Forum: Midwest & Plains USA
Topic: Kroger to outsource Drug Dept. to Walgreens in Knoxville, TN Market
Replies: 18
Views: 4146

Re: Kroger to outsource Drug Dept. to Walgreens in Knoxville, TN Market

Didn't actually go in either one, but while in Knoxville a few weeks ago, noticed a Kroger with "Walgreens inside" or something along those lines on the main sign, and across the street, a Walgreens with "Kroger Express" inside. Where was the location? Doesn't look like this is being advertised in ...
by pseudo3d
October 27th, 2019, 8:08 pm
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Walmart observations
Replies: 62
Views: 9054

Re: Walmart observations

I've been noticing receipt scanning taking place the last two times I've been to Walmart, although even though there were people stationed at the doors before, I hadn't seen it actually happen until now. They seem to be waving a lot of customers through, but stopping random others, mostly people wi...
by pseudo3d
October 27th, 2019, 4:55 pm
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Child Labor & Employee Shortages at Grocery Stores
Replies: 5
Views: 1955

Re: Child Labor & Employee Shortages at Grocery Stores

Grocery stores can't compete on wages in a tight labor market. The recession is over, and working adults (myself included) are able to get better pay and work)life balance elsewhere. Grocery has such tight margins that they can't afford to raise wages. Decades of racing to the bottom is finally bit...
by pseudo3d
October 23rd, 2019, 6:28 am
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Albertsons: Results improving, growth initiatives
Replies: 5
Views: 1210

Re: Albertsons: Results improving, growth initiatives

Will be interesting to see how profitability is the next few years and how things go when they get the IPO going. If they can somehow reproduce what they are doing in Boise with those two new concept stores in other markets, I think they can get a lot of positive attention. I have to wonder what di...
by pseudo3d
October 17th, 2019, 8:41 pm
Forum: Midwest & Plains USA
Topic: Kroger to outsource Drug Dept. to Walgreens in Knoxville, TN Market
Replies: 18
Views: 4146

Re: Kroger to outsource Drug Dept. to Walgreens in Knoxville, TN Market

Didn't actually go in either one, but while in Knoxville a few weeks ago, noticed a Kroger with "Walgreens inside" or something along those lines on the main sign, and across the street, a Walgreens with "Kroger Express" inside.