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by rwsandiego
July 14th, 2019, 9:11 pm
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Nordstrom Closing Downtown Anchorage Location
Replies: 15
Views: 652

Re: Nordstrom Closing Downtown Anchorage Location

Nordstrom even seems to be losing ground in eBar sales. I have not seen two long time employees at downtown Portland and the new staff can't even make a solid latte. :roll: They did mark up pastries a bit and pull a "Starbucks"-ization of the menu (only the grande size price and a smattering of ite...
by rwsandiego
July 10th, 2019, 8:21 pm
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Albertsons/Safeway 2018 & 2019: Openings and Closings
Replies: 220
Views: 59180

Re: Albertsons/Safeway 2018 & 2019: Openings and Closings

The Phoenix Business Journal reported that a Safeway-anchored shopping center has started construction at The Point at Eastmark in Mesa, AZ. It will be slightly smaller than the store that recently opened in San Tan Valley, AZ.
by rwsandiego
July 10th, 2019, 8:16 pm
Forum: Northwest, Rockies, & Alaska USA
Topic: Oregon and SW Washington UFCW Union May Strike
Replies: 21
Views: 676

Re: Oregon and SW Washington UFCW Union May Strike

The other argument is the union scales push up pay for management since you would not have an easy time getting people to move up to salaried non-union management if there was not an ample pay premium from a unionized clerk position. Isn't that a good thing? It's not pushing up the pay for executiv...
by rwsandiego
July 7th, 2019, 11:20 pm
Forum: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Subway Closures Explained
Replies: 3
Views: 254

Re: Subway Closures Explained

...Subway corporate needs to get involved. ... Seems doubtful that will happen, given the article's mention of Subway's founder/owner bullying franchisees and his sister having taken the reins since his death. I never liked Subway until one opened in my former San Diego neighborhood. THAT store was...
by rwsandiego
July 7th, 2019, 10:13 am
Forum: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Taco Bell Tortilla Shortage
Replies: 10
Views: 333

Re: Taco Bell Tortilla Shortage

...A chain fast food store could temporarily change to a local supplier and very few people would likely notice. I'm certain the discerning palates of Taco Bell's denizens would immediately notice the difference should their Burracolada be made with a different tortilla than that which is usually u...
by rwsandiego
July 5th, 2019, 10:38 am
Forum: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Taco Bell Tortilla Shortage
Replies: 10
Views: 333

Re: Taco Bell Flour Tortilla Shortage

Grocery stores in my area are full of flour tortillas. Prices are great just like always, product is fresh, being replenished, etc. There must be some sort of supplier issue or change of suppliers. I wonder who their supplier is. Ding, ding, ding, ding, ding! You are right, according to this articl...
by rwsandiego
July 5th, 2019, 10:35 am
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Signs of trouble at Target?
Replies: 81
Views: 14960

Re: Signs of trouble at Target?

That's the key that a lot of people don't get. That's what it's really about. There is plenty of statistical evidence to prove it is true. But a lot of the other points you make are valid, as well. This topic is probably is too complicated for a thread about Target but suffice to say that if compan...
by rwsandiego
July 4th, 2019, 8:21 pm
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Consumer Reports' Supermarket Rankings
Replies: 7
Views: 241

Re: Consumer Reports' Supermarket Rankings

Four of the top five are expensive specialty stores. Trader Joe's is just in a class by themselves. And the bottom five are bland mass merchants with one of them having more sales than the top five combined. People say they like one thing but in reality most people vote with their wallets. It's tru...
by rwsandiego
July 3rd, 2019, 7:37 pm
Forum: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Jack In The Box major remodel
Replies: 7
Views: 346

Re: Jack In The Box major remodel

Last I was in San Diego, two of the original outdoor seating only Jack in the Box restaurants are still standing. One is at El Cajon Blvd and Kansas Street and the other is at Washington and Front Streets. It's interesting that there are any of those left. Is the Jack in the Box HQ still in San Die...
by rwsandiego
July 2nd, 2019, 8:30 pm
Forum: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Jack In The Box major remodel
Replies: 7
Views: 346

Re: Jack In The Box major remodel

They did the same at the Jack in the Box on Van Buren and 16th in Phoenix. If memory serves correctly they re-opened the drive-through before the entire building was finished. Last I was in San Diego, two of the original outdoor seating only Jack in the Box restaurants are still standing. One is at ...