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by rwsandiego
February 21st, 2021, 10:15 pm
Forum: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Starbucks in malls?
Replies: 3
Views: 121

Re: Starbucks in malls?

It would surprise me if they closed in all malls. The Scottsdale Fashion Square location still has interminable lines during the pandemic.
by rwsandiego
February 3rd, 2021, 9:01 pm
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Trader Joe's pay changes nationwide
Replies: 12
Views: 517

Re: Trader Joe's pay changes nationwide

It is a good idea to try to get ahead of the ordinances that are going to keep coming if you can.... This is one of the reasons people love Trader Joe's to the point where they have a cult following. ... Other option is to whine, complain, close stores, threaten to close stores, etc.... And one of ...
by rwsandiego
January 30th, 2021, 11:01 pm
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Is 2021 finally the end for Sears/Kmart?
Replies: 48
Views: 3613

Re: Is 2021 finally the end for Sears/Kmart?

I suspect Keith Richards will be shopping at Sears/Kmart long after we are long gone.
by rwsandiego
January 27th, 2021, 10:01 pm
Forum: California USA
Topic: Albertsons closing Irvine, CA
Replies: 33
Views: 1706

Re: Albertsons closing Irvine, CA

Some of the pics show a drop ceiling and others show the warehouse ceiling. It looks like there a combo of some sorts. Maybe warehouse over the perimeter?

Another store, located at 3825 Alton Parkway is closing. Both are being taken over by H-Mart.
by rwsandiego
January 19th, 2021, 11:09 pm
Forum: California USA
Topic: Albertson/Vons/Pavilions Pricing
Replies: 38
Views: 2382

Re: Albertson/Vons/Pavilions Pricing

...I regularly shopped at Vons only when I first moved to CA, shortly after graduating high school in 2000. I recall the prices being very reasonable, although it's possible I was too ignorant to know better! I still have my credit card-like club card (issued by "The Vons Companies") and ...
by rwsandiego
January 17th, 2021, 11:50 pm
Forum: California USA
Topic: Albertson/Vons/Pavilions Pricing
Replies: 38
Views: 2382

Re: Albertson/Vons/Pavilions Pricing

I found some data from 2008 for San Diego market share. This was during the SuperValu era and all the stores had been converted to the Albertson's name by this time: #1 - Vons 28.5% (57 stores) #2 - Costco 18.8% (12 stores) #3 - Kroger under Ralphs + Food4Less names 15.7% (38 stores) #4 - Albertson...
by rwsandiego
January 16th, 2021, 10:44 pm
Forum: California USA
Topic: Albertson/Vons/Pavilions Pricing
Replies: 38
Views: 2382

Re: Albertson/Vons/Pavilions Pricing

I think Albertsons is as strong or possibly stronger than VONS in Orange County. They definitely didn't come close to VONS in San Diego.
by rwsandiego
January 15th, 2021, 9:31 pm
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: ALDI to add 70 new stores by next year
Replies: 35
Views: 2948

Re: ALDI to add 70 new stores by next year

I have shopped Aldi in the past and liked them a lot, but my visit to the Chandler Aldi left me with the same impression as @arizonaguy. The store was not very well organized and traffic didn't flow well. Unlike other Aldis, they didn't have the higher-end Aldi brand seafood, very little variety in ...
by rwsandiego
January 8th, 2021, 12:44 pm
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Macy's 2021: 45 locations to close by the Summer
Replies: 23
Views: 1982

Re: Macy's 2021: 45 locations to close by the Summer

That's interesting because Santa Monica is pretty upscale (demographic wise) and also a location that would deliver "signature" type prestige for any retailer with the adjunct cache of tourism. Add to that the adjacent Pacific Palisades. A full-line Bloomingdale's would probably have done...
by rwsandiego
January 7th, 2021, 9:35 pm
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Macy's 2021: 45 locations to close by the Summer
Replies: 23
Views: 1982

Re: Macy's 2021: 45 locations to close by the Summer

Parkway in El Cajon, CA doesn't surprise me. This was a Robinsons-May (and a trashy one, at that) and the mall is not quite a "Macy's" type of mall. Water Tower Place in Chicago does and doesn't surprise me. The store always has been busy when I visited (the surprise) but it is a mile awa...