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by rwsandiego
January 24th, 2020, 12:41 am
Forum: Drugstore Chains
Topic: CVS and cutting store hours
Replies: 23
Views: 1316

Re: CVS and cutting store hours

In metro Phoenix, 9 of the 14 24-hour CVS stores also have 24-hour pharmacies, while 7 of the 10 24-hour Walgreens have 24-hour pharmacies. We don't have Rite-Aid (or any other pharmacy chains) and none of the supermarkets have 24-hour pharmacies. Frankly, CVS could save money by shortening the rece...
by rwsandiego
January 19th, 2020, 8:58 am
Forum: California USA
Topic: Albertsons Costa Mesa Closing, Northgate Gonzalez Will Replace
Replies: 6
Views: 320

Re: Albertsons Costa Mesa Closing, Northgate Gonzalez Will Replace

Funny that the "Jewel" interior debuted 23 years ago yet doesn't look dated while "Premium Fresh and Healthy" looks, as @bagels said, slap-dash and cheap. (The Jewel version of PFH actually looked pretty good) As much as I love huge grocery stores, the behemoth Albertsons stores always seemed "off" ...
by rwsandiego
January 17th, 2020, 11:01 pm
Forum: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Bed Bath & Beyond: Dying?
Replies: 9
Views: 615

Re: Bed Bath & Beyond: Dying?

The Paradise Valley Gateway store is quite large and had a World Market department and still has an HBA section. I say "had a World Market" because the department has diminished by half with the other half stocking cookware. Like the store you visited, PV has removed several shelves. While it does m...
by rwsandiego
January 12th, 2020, 3:48 pm
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Albertsons vs. Kroger comp spreads
Replies: 11
Views: 883

Re: Albertsons vs. Kroger comp spreads

Alnbertsons probably learned its lesson from the disaster that was the Albertsons/Lucky "marriage," not to mention the even bigger disaster (IMO) that was Supervalu acquiring them. Outside of Idaho, their brand is pretty meaningless and what works in one region won't necessarily work in another. Con...
by rwsandiego
January 8th, 2020, 9:42 pm
Forum: Restaurant Chains
Topic: YUM Brands to acquire Habit Burger
Replies: 19
Views: 922

Re: YUM Brands to acquire Habit Burger

I kept hoping YUM would acquire Carls Jr./Hardees. The way Carls has gone downhill in the past decade, not much left there to ruin. They may have even been able to improve it.... I think you are right. The could probably improve Carl's Jr. I suppose KFC, Taco Bell, and Pizza Hut were at one time gr...
by rwsandiego
January 8th, 2020, 9:32 pm
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Macy’s 2020
Replies: 29
Views: 1702

Re: Macy’s 2020

Spring Hill Mall in West Dundee does not surprise me one bit. It was one of the few "lesser" Marshall Field's stores and, frankly, always seemed out of place in that mall. The mall itself is on a downward spiral. Penney's closed years ago, and Carson's was never very busy even before the train wreck...
by rwsandiego
January 8th, 2020, 9:21 pm
Forum: Midwest & Plains USA
Topic: What is happening at Marianos?
Replies: 18
Views: 2957

Re: What is happening at Marianos?

This article seems to paint a more positive picture: https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-marianos-kroger-changes-20200106-story.html The link you provided co es up with an error message! 😢 Try this link: https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-marianos-kroger-changes-20200106-rhwp...
by rwsandiego
January 7th, 2020, 8:31 pm
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Macy’s 2020
Replies: 29
Views: 1702

Re: Macy’s 2020

It seems like every year, Macy's does this annual restructuring. Store closures. Close some other corporate facility and chop off hundreds of jobs. Overall impact is always thousands of jobs when you tally it up across the closing stores and whatever corporate facility they decide to close. Kind of...
by rwsandiego
January 6th, 2020, 8:08 pm
Forum: Southwest & Hawai'i USA (Excluding California)
Topic: Smart & Final Extra
Replies: 26
Views: 3470

Re: Smart & Final Extra

So, it looks like they still have standard format Smart & FInal in places where they do not have Cash & Carry. I wonder what the real difference is between a standard format Smart & Final and the "Extra" stores. Looking at some photos, it appears the "Extra" is larger and has more loose produce, mo...
by rwsandiego
January 5th, 2020, 7:47 pm
Forum: Southwest & Hawai'i USA (Excluding California)
Topic: Smart & Final Extra
Replies: 26
Views: 3470

Re: Smart & Final Extra

There are several "regular" Smart and Final stores in San Diego. Here in Phoenix, all but one of their stores are "Extra!" stores.