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by rwsandiego
August 21st, 2019, 10:40 pm
Forum: Midwest & Plains USA
Topic: Kroger to outsource Drug Dept. to Walgreens in Knoxville, TN Market
Replies: 13
Views: 478

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

There are rumors that Kroger may make a deal with Walgreens similar to Target's deal with CVS. Essentially sell the Pharmacy operations to Walgreens.... That's very interesting because Kroger operates its own PBM . ...However that still doesn't explain Walgreens HBA products in Kroger stores. When ...
by rwsandiego
August 17th, 2019, 8:14 am
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: J.C. Penney hires former Shopko executive to aid turnaround
Replies: 11
Views: 677

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

Heard a brief bit on the news this morning, that JCPenney is considering selling used clothing in its stores through thredUP, a resale website. https://finance.yahoo.com/news/penney-fiscal-2q-earnings-snapshot-113609998.html I wonder if their lease agreements will allow for this. Typically malls do...
by rwsandiego
August 17th, 2019, 8:12 am
Forum: California USA
Topic: Stater Bros. new visual identity
Replies: 10
Views: 473

Re: Stater Bros. new visual identity

Up until a few years ago, the Costa Mesa store sported the old logo on the building. I'd like to see the new logo on that store.
by rwsandiego
August 16th, 2019, 11:11 pm
Forum: California USA
Topic: Stater Bros. new visual identity
Replies: 10
Views: 473

Re: Stater Bros. new visual identity

I like this new logo, but I have to question what is the point of changing the logo? Is it really worth the cost? It is tough to do a logo change across all of the buildings, items, signs, uniforms, receipts, labels, stickers in the stores, etc. When you are running two different logos, it looks sl...
by rwsandiego
August 10th, 2019, 11:18 am
Forum: Midwest & Plains USA
Topic: What is happening at Marianos?
Replies: 9
Views: 596

Re: What is happening at Marianos?

It looks like the last new Mariano's is the one in Chicago's Lakeview neighborhood. It opened in 2016 after being in development for more than five years. Kroger probably should re-brand some of the Mariano's as Kroger. Given Dominick's bought most of Kroger's operation in the early 1970's it would ...
by rwsandiego
August 9th, 2019, 12:20 am
Forum: Midwest & Plains USA
Topic: What is happening at Marianos?
Replies: 9
Views: 596

Re: What is happening at Marianos?

…A big problem with the pre-Safeway Dominick's that they were also trying to convert Omni Superstore into Dominick's, which largely didn't work because the Omni Superstores were in the wrong neighborhoods and wrong clientele, and often too large for Dominick's anyway. As a result, most of the forme...
by rwsandiego
August 6th, 2019, 9:45 pm
Forum: Restaurant Chains
Topic: marie callender's
Replies: 10
Views: 1199

Re: marie callender's

Looks like their corporate operated locations were poorly run (as evidenced by the corporate going bankrupt in 2011 and again now) and a few franchisees hang on in SoCal who seem to be run better. This used to be a really popular chain 25-30 years ago and seemed like a good concept (with restaurant...
by rwsandiego
August 6th, 2019, 9:44 pm
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Target using lowercase "target" on full-scale stores
Replies: 34
Views: 15649

Re: Target using lowercase "target" on full-scale stores

Now here is something I have noticed alongside the rollout of their new lowercase wordmark. Target seems to have not given the SuperTarget logo a refresh and has allocated remodeled STs to the main brand. This may be a reasonable shift given PFresh remodels have outmoded Supers, and also on the acc...
by rwsandiego
August 6th, 2019, 9:39 pm
Forum: Midwest & Plains USA
Topic: What is happening at Marianos?
Replies: 9
Views: 596

Re: What is happening at Marianos?

I thought I posted a reply, but apparently I didn't. Sigh. Here's an updated comment based on the article you posted... I would not have classified pre-Kroger Mariano's as being the same as Eataly. Not by a long shot. The prepared foods were good (much better than when I visited last year after Krog...
by rwsandiego
August 3rd, 2019, 7:53 pm
Forum: California USA
Topic: Stater Bros. President Retiring. Former Albertsons Portland Division President to Replace
Replies: 5
Views: 250

Re: Stater Bros. President Retiring. Former Albertsons Portland Division President to Replace

Alpha8472 wrote:
August 2nd, 2019, 2:47 am
I am surprised that an Albertsons person was chosen. Albertsons is the last company I would look for expert guidance....
Stater Bros' CEO, Pete Van Helden, is an Albertsons veteran. This is no surprise.