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by pseudo3d
July 7th, 2020, 11:15 am
Forum: Mid-Atlantic USA
Topic: Acme Wynnewood closing
Replies: 22
Views: 379

Re: Acme Wynnewood closing

Even though it would have brought extra expense, keeping those stores as A&P (and related) probably would've helped them. But at the same time, some of those stores were probably doomed from the start. I don't think ACME has it in them to compete in NY/CT anymore, you'd think a few of the Fairway st...
by pseudo3d
July 7th, 2020, 11:01 am
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Sears/Kmart: Will 2020 be the end?
Replies: 81
Views: 8786

Re: Sears/Kmart: Will 2020 be the end?

More and more stores close (the 1950-built N. Shepherd store in Houston is toast), including a number of Hometown stores (Gatesville, Bastrop, and others are gone), and even Sears Outlet (no longer connected) is now American Freight.
by pseudo3d
July 3rd, 2020, 3:41 pm
Forum: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: How Dollar Stores Became Magnets for Crime and Killing
Replies: 7
Views: 317

Re: How Dollar Stores Became Magnets for Crime and Killing

If these dollar stores were not operating in these tough neighborhoods (or tiny towns), there would be no store at all. I suspect there would still be crime too in the case of the tough neighborhoods. I would argue the stores help the neighborhoods by providing products, a few jobs, and one less va...
by pseudo3d
June 22nd, 2020, 4:47 pm
Forum: Shopping Centers
Topic: Metrocenter Mall in Phoenix to close
Replies: 10
Views: 520

Re: Metrocenter Mall in Phoenix to close

It lost its ice rink (one of the defining features of the mall) back in the early 1990s and most of the anchors have also left. I don't even think Walmart connects to the mall, and it certainly doesn't connect to the upper level if it did.
by pseudo3d
June 19th, 2020, 5:18 pm
Forum: Midwest & Plains USA
Topic: Schnucks Bettendorf IA closing
Replies: 12
Views: 406

Re: Schnucks Bettendorf IA closing

Where else does Albertsons go against Hy Vee than in this market, anyway? Sycamore, Peoria and Bloomington, IL. Schnucks is in all three, too. There aren't any Jewels in Peoria. Considering Schnucks has struggled a bit lately (they outsourced pharmacy to CVS), will they ever be up for sale? If so, ...
by pseudo3d
June 17th, 2020, 6:23 pm
Forum: Midwest & Plains USA
Topic: Schnucks Bettendorf IA closing
Replies: 12
Views: 406

Re: Schnucks Bettendorf IA closing

Given Schnucks' recent activities (pharmacy outsourcing, "temporarily" closing stores--one of which did turn out to be permanent, severely restricting the Culinaria hours beyond what any grocery store would normally do) I think this is an issue more with Schnucks than it's competitors. But that's ju...
by pseudo3d
June 15th, 2020, 1:48 am
Forum: Southwest & Hawai'i USA (Excluding California)
Topic: United rebrands Albertsons Market
Replies: 6
Views: 350

Re: United rebrands Albertsons Market

I don't see them rebranding New Mexico to United. They should try to slip a Market Street into one of the better parts of Albuquerque and see how it would do. How are they doing in New Mexico with the United-Albertsons format anyway? What I saw in Alamogordo looked like it was struggling and while ...
by pseudo3d
June 14th, 2020, 12:34 am
Forum: Northwest, Rockies, & Alaska USA
Topic: Capitol Hill Trader Joe’s indefinitely Closed
Replies: 5
Views: 443

Re: Capitol Hill Trader Joe’s indefinitely Closed

What about the QFC and Bartell a couple blocks away? That QFC stopped offering public restrooms due to issues that were taking place. Literally walled off the hallway. I think this neighborhood has been struggling for the past few with increased crime and drug usage among those around it (huge slid...
by pseudo3d
June 13th, 2020, 3:51 pm
Forum: Southwest & Hawai'i USA (Excluding California)
Topic: United rebrands Albertsons Market
Replies: 6
Views: 350

United rebrands Albertsons Market

United Supermarkets is rebranding the "Albertsons Market" stores it took over from Albertsons as United Supermarkets officially and only using the Albertsons Market name in New Mexico. Makes sense, as no new stores (in TX) opened under Albertsons Market, and it still leaves that name to be used if t...
by pseudo3d
June 10th, 2020, 7:19 pm
Forum: Northeast USA
Topic: Ahold Delhaize (Stop & Shop) buys King Kullen
Replies: 10
Views: 4698

Re: Ahold Delhaize (Stop & Shop) buys King Kullen

The King Kullen deal is not going to happen. The two chains, along with Stop & Shop parent Ahold Delhaize USA, said Wednesday that they have mutually decided to terminate the deal because of “significant, unforeseen changes in the marketplace,” mainly triggered by the COVID-19 outbreak. The acquisi...