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by pseudo3d
35 minutes ago
Forum: International (Non-US)
Topic: Canada Safeway Brings Back “Ingredients For Life”
Replies: 3
Views: 52

Re: Canada Safeway Brings Back “Ingredients For Life”

Nostalgia is sometimes an effective marketing tool. It's sad what happened to Safeway Canada, but I guess the sell out was necessary for Albertsons' to acquire the core USA operation (and the interest in the Mexican chain). Safeway Canada was sold off in mid-2013, before private equities were offic...
by pseudo3d
Today, 3:32 pm
Forum: Southwest & Hawai'i USA (Excluding California)
Topic: The present and future of Randalls
Replies: 153
Views: 43510

Re: The present and future of Randalls

Four of the 5 Houston-area Randalls stores closed earlier this year have been listed for lease/sublease. In one case — Panther Creek — there’s a little more than 7 years left on the lease. The Clear Lake store has 4 years left and one of the two Kingwood stores that closed has 3 years left. The fac...
by pseudo3d
Today, 2:58 pm
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Coronavirus Fears and Empty Supermarkets
Replies: 228
Views: 7157

Re: Coronavirus Fears and Empty Supermarkets

H-E-B's improvement seems to have stalled out--produce looked great, still barely any activity from the deli even if stock has increased in the area. Soda was never a rush item but now has several out of stock items (Sprite Zero, etc.). Didn't check paper products aisle. I did, however, check the ha...
by pseudo3d
Yesterday, 5:48 pm
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Coronavirus Fears and Empty Supermarkets
Replies: 228
Views: 7157

Re: Coronavirus Fears and Empty Supermarkets

Went to the local Kroger today. Since I don't go to it normally, it's hard to know how it weathered. The Easter signage put up seems to be fairly new (complete with the Kroger "Little People"), and the store seems pretty normal (besides paper products, though that had a surprising amount of tissue p...
by pseudo3d
Yesterday, 7:58 am
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Coronavirus Fears and Empty Supermarkets
Replies: 228
Views: 7157

Re: Coronavirus Fears and Empty Supermarkets

Did a bit of Google searching for reported cases of grocery store employees getting infected with COVID-19 (this is not a comprehensive list). Wonder why Trader Joe's seemed to get the worst of it...? ------- Kroger - 2 in a Nashville Kroger 1 in Colorado Springs King Soopers 1 in Portland Fred Meye...
by pseudo3d
April 1st, 2020, 7:26 pm
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Kroger releases "Thank you" TV campaign to their associates
Replies: 1
Views: 72

Re: Kroger releases "Thank you" TV campaign to their associates

VO mentions your local Kroger family of stores brand and images are kind of interesting, even showing one of the Starbucks baristas working the regular register. One snapshot of a fry's Food & Drug employee but the others are all Kroger. I did like the closing shot that shows the regional brands ap...
by pseudo3d
March 28th, 2020, 2:20 pm
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Coronavirus Fears and Empty Supermarkets
Replies: 228
Views: 7157

Re: Coronavirus Fears and Empty Supermarkets

Conditions seem to be improving at my local H-E-B. - The deli and bakery have returned to some semblance of opening, like pre-sliced meats and some cake items (lots of cake slices, looked like). More importantly, rotisserie chickens have returned. They have not returned to full service. - Produce is...
by pseudo3d
March 26th, 2020, 6:24 am
Forum: Northeast USA
Topic: Who will get Fairway?
Replies: 15
Views: 867

Re: Who will get Fairway?

Looks like VSM managed to outbid Food Bazaar and got their six stores plus the DC, a Key Food affiliate got one store, and Amazon got the leases on two, with the others continuing to operate for the time being. https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/fairway-market-announces-auction-results-3010300...
by pseudo3d
March 25th, 2020, 11:21 am
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Pay increases in grocery stores as a result of Coronavirus
Replies: 15
Views: 502

Re: Pay increases in grocery stores as a result of Coronavirus

How do the stores counter these concerns? There are already some scattered employees infected at some stores, but it seems to be a pretty small number of stores considering all things. I am thinking a number of things. No more accepting cash. Or if cash is accepted, there are special precautions ta...
by pseudo3d
March 24th, 2020, 11:14 am
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Coronavirus Fears and Empty Supermarkets
Replies: 228
Views: 7157

Re: Coronavirus Fears and Empty Supermarkets

One major annoyance: no toilet paper. The hoarding mentality is really getting on my nerves. No one needs that much of it. IMO, a lot of jerks are buying a ton of it in the hope it will get very scarce and they can make a killing reselling it. I'd like to think the opposite is going to happen. A lo...