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by rwsandiego
March 27th, 2020, 9:47 pm
Forum: Midwest & Plains USA
Topic: What is happening at Marianos?
Replies: 29
Views: 3921

Re: What is happening at Marianos?

...There is a certain standard by which things should be done in Chicago and I think Mariano had that expectation very well dialed in. This change clearly misses that mark. Yep. Same with Safeway and Dominick's and to a lesser degree ASC and Jewel. When ASC first acquired Jewel things slipped, but ...
by rwsandiego
March 15th, 2020, 10:27 pm
Forum: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Coronavirus and Empty Restaurants
Replies: 80
Views: 2580

Re: Coronavirus and Empty Restaurants

Yeah at Taco Bell, you have to ask for napkins, straws, sauces, etc. I fail to understand the point of restricting access to pre-wrapped condiment items for the sake of Coronavirus... To me, the point is to avoid customer "A"'s unwashed hands from touching all of the packets while they try to fish ...
by rwsandiego
March 15th, 2020, 12:13 am
Forum: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Spur gas stations?
Replies: 2
Views: 200

Re: Spur gas stations?

Isn't Murphy's corporate logo a spur? It sure is. According to the history page of Murphy's website, they bought Spur in the 1950's and divested the stations in the 1990's. In 2011 they divested the Spur refinery and, according to this article in the Duluth News-Tribune the brand disappeared after ...
by rwsandiego
March 14th, 2020, 10:49 am
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Coronavirus Fears and Empty Supermarkets
Replies: 227
Views: 7125

Re: Coronavirus Fears and Empty Supermarkets

I went to Fry's (DT Phoenix) and Safeway (McDowell Road) Friday evening. Both stores had plenty of fresh meat, milk, and bakery items. At both stores the entire toilet paper, tissue, and paper towel aisles were devoid of product. At Fry's, the pre-packaged bread aisle was pretty much cleared out, th...
by rwsandiego
March 8th, 2020, 6:19 pm
Forum: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Bed Bath & Beyond: Dying?
Replies: 20
Views: 1439

Re: Bed Bath & Beyond: Dying?

According to this article in Business Insider , BBB's new CEO wants to de-clutter the stores because they are overwhelming. I was recently in a Phoenix BBB (Paradise Valley Gateway) where "de-cluttering" translated into "looks like it is going out of business," i.e. exactly what you saw, @storewande...
by rwsandiego
March 8th, 2020, 8:49 am
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Signs of trouble at Target?
Replies: 109
Views: 27877

Re: Signs of trouble at Target?

Target apparently wants to build hundreds of smaller stores, primarily in urban areas and near colleges. They would be the size of a convenience store Could that be an indirect way of trying to compete with Dollar General? I suspect they will put their small stores where Dollar General isn't (which...
by rwsandiego
March 8th, 2020, 8:38 am
Forum: Southwest & Hawai'i USA (Excluding California)
Topic: Kroger closing Haltom City, TX
Replies: 1
Views: 277

Re: Kroger closing Haltom City, TX

Based on the Google pics it looks like the Kroger equivalent of "Cheap Lifestyle."
by rwsandiego
March 7th, 2020, 9:32 pm
Forum: California USA
Topic: Smith's California Adventure
Replies: 14
Views: 610

Smith's California Adventure

I wonder why Smith's failed in SoCal in the 90's? Because they couldn't find enough good locations that would support a 70-80,000 sq. ft. store. Real estate was and is too expensive in SoCal. As a result they opened up a lot stores in subpar locations that weren't profitable. Smith's exited SoCal i...
by rwsandiego
March 6th, 2020, 5:28 pm
Forum: Northwest, Rockies, & Alaska USA
Topic: Magnolia Seattle Albertsons Redevelopment
Replies: 18
Views: 778

Re: Magnolia Seattle Albertsons Redevelopment

...Who knows, they may have even kept the old signs and just put those back up. There is an Albertsons-turned Haggen-turned Albertsons along I-5 near Lacey which has a sign on the back of the building you can see from the freeway. This one is clearly new as it appears to be an LED sign and is much ...
by rwsandiego
March 1st, 2020, 9:12 pm
Forum: California USA
Topic: Safeway opening four new stores in NorCal this year
Replies: 22
Views: 1095

Re: Safeway opening four new stores in NorCal this year

...San Francisco, I believe they're referring to the 375 32nd Avenue store, formerly Fresh & Easy (and located in what I read was an old Lucky/Albertsons), to be reopened as Andronico's. The other half of the store is still occupied by CVS.... That's the one! Looks like the store has been in the wo...