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by rwsandiego
Today, 8:05 pm
Forum: Southwest & Hawai'i USA (Excluding California)
Topic: Frys downtown Phoenix now open
Replies: 2
Views: 74

Re: Frys downtown Phoenix now open

I walked over to the new Fry's after work. My expectations were low (this is a Fry's, after all) and I was not disappointed. Wasn't impressed, but wasn't disappointed. The good: It is .78 miles from my home (.25 miles closer than Safeway) The decor package is very nice (didn't get a ton of pics due ...
by rwsandiego
October 14th, 2019, 11:05 pm
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Is the end near at Sears?
Replies: 40
Views: 3152

Re: Is the end near at Sears?

storewanderer wrote:
October 14th, 2019, 12:01 am
...Also cashier continues to take a tally sheet (on receipt paper) of how many customers use Shop your Way, Sears Card, etc. when paying. What a joke.
One would think the IT department could run a report on that.

Oh, wait - they were laid off last month.

Was the cashier using a pen at least?
by rwsandiego
October 7th, 2019, 10:49 pm
Forum: Drugstore Chains
Topic: Bartell Drugs to close Downtown Seattle location due to crime
Replies: 17
Views: 1966

Re: Bartell Drugs to close Downtown Seattle location due to crime

Just how bad is the crime in downtown Seattle? When I last visited (late 2010) I felt like I had to be aware of my surroundings, but it did not feel like there was an inordinate amount of crime. Has this changed?
by rwsandiego
October 7th, 2019, 10:46 pm
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Kroger and creepy PA Announcements
Replies: 33
Views: 4140

Re: Kroger and creepy PA Announcements

Previously at Safeway the receipt would print as the song was playing. ...But I seriously do not understand what this Toshiba is doing with this song playing and delaying the transaction processing time... Today at Safeway for the first time ever, I had to hear this little tune as my receipt printe...
by rwsandiego
October 1st, 2019, 1:06 am
Forum: California USA
Topic: University Park (USC) Ralphs Remodel
Replies: 15
Views: 1037

Re: University Park (USC) Ralphs Remodel

It's sad to hear that Ralphs has gotten rid of custom sandwiches. When I worked in downtown San Diego I'd get sandwiches at the Ralphs on G street two to three times a week. They were delicious.
by rwsandiego
September 30th, 2019, 6:05 pm
Forum: California USA
Topic: Vons Inglewood, CA
Replies: 4
Views: 259

Re: Vons Inglewood, CA

The Vons in Hermosa Beach also received this decor package over the past couple of months, and are currently running a "Come See What's New!" grand re-opening promo. I like how they work local elements into the package. There are several prints of old historic photos from the area. Adds a nice touc...
by rwsandiego
September 28th, 2019, 12:32 pm
Forum: California USA
Topic: Poway Vons to Close?
Replies: 13
Views: 594

Re: Poway Vons to Close?

They can "SKU Rationalize" their way straight out of many customer's shopping habits. There are simply too many other options that sell food. What is funny is how it is 'okay' by the customer for stores like Costco, Trader Joe's, Aldi, etc. to operate with a very rationalized mix. But when a mainli...
by rwsandiego
September 27th, 2019, 8:46 pm
Forum: Restaurant Chains
Topic: McDonald's drive thru setup
Replies: 12
Views: 1223

Re: McDonald's drive thru setup

... The McDonald's on the NY State Thruway also have conveyors, as the way the buildings were built the drive thru lane runs along the rear of the building (basically on the totally opposite side of the kitchen from the service counter), so they would pack the orders into bags and send those via th...
by rwsandiego
September 26th, 2019, 8:45 pm
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: J.C. Penney hires former Shopko executive to aid turnaround
Replies: 15
Views: 2062

Re: J.C. Penney hires former Shopko executive to aid turnaround

...but 40-something and 50-something are shuttering it, claiming the styles are dated and don't reflect modern women... Today's 40- and 50-somethings are a decade ago's 30- and 40-somethings. In 2007-2009 they were starting to sell more fashionable merchandise at decent prices. But then they had to...
by rwsandiego
September 25th, 2019, 7:36 pm
Forum: Restaurant Chains
Topic: McDonald's drive thru setup
Replies: 12
Views: 1223

Re: McDonald's drive thru setup

The strangest one I've seen is in the McDonald's at Third and Pine in Downtown Seattle, which has no drive thru (being an urban location), but has a walk-up ordering window facing the outside of the building which requires a conveyor system which carries orders from the kitchen over the soda founta...