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by rwsandiego
July 28th, 2022, 5:31 pm
Forum: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Bed Bath & Beyond Selling Cost Plus World Market
Replies: 12
Views: 2660

Re: Bed Bath & Beyond Selling Cost Plus World Market

Cost Plus has a couple levels of stores, the stores that do little volume and the stores that do better volume. In my area the Reno Cost Plus does better volume and it is merchandised very fully and quite nicely. For a while last year it was pretty empty too but since the ownership change especiall...
by rwsandiego
July 6th, 2022, 10:17 pm
Forum: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Oil Change Places and Car Repair
Replies: 14
Views: 472

Re: Oil Change Places and Car Repair

I have my car serviced at Firestone, as has been my habit since the 1980's. In more than thirty years I've had only one (1) issue with them. It was a service manager who refused to honor a tire replacement warranty. He claimed I hadn't rotated the tires, which voided the warranty. When I inquired as...
by rwsandiego
July 2nd, 2022, 10:42 am
Forum: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Best Buy and the Smartphone Era
Replies: 28
Views: 6392

Re: Best Buy and the Smartphone Era

I spoke with our Real Estate director about a closing of a BBY at Grossmont Center in San Diego. She said that they did not care that it was their highest volume store in the area - it was also their highest rent location in the area and they were confident that the sales would migrate to the other...
by rwsandiego
June 29th, 2022, 6:31 pm
Forum: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Bed Bath & Beyond CEO Is Out
Replies: 2
Views: 234

Re: Bed Bath & Beyond CEO Is Out

As i said before, BBB used to be a fun place to shop and they had merchandise at various price points. Now, it's mostly junk. let's hope the replacement knows how to merchandise.
by rwsandiego
June 26th, 2022, 10:40 pm
Forum: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Juul E-cigarette Ban
Replies: 4
Views: 240

Re: Juul E-cigarette Ban

Why are they only banning one brand of e-cigarette? The ban was temporarily put on hold by an appeals court. However, the hold will only last until July 12. There are a ton of gas stations and smoke shops upset about this. They will have try to sell all of those Juuls as soon as they can. FDA claim...
by rwsandiego
May 28th, 2022, 9:04 pm
Forum: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Panera Bread Lobster Roll & Mac N Cheese
Replies: 2
Views: 263

Re: Panera Bread Lobster Roll & Mac N Cheese

I am having a hard time wrapping my head around the words "lobster" and "Panera" being used together.
by rwsandiego
May 24th, 2022, 11:16 pm
Forum: Shopping Centers
Topic: Westfield Says It Is Done With The U.S.
Replies: 44
Views: 3011

Re: Westfield Says It Is Done With The U.S.

...Also these foreign malls are very comfortable with including supermarkets, home improvement stores, theaters etc. and clearly have been for decades - while multi use only became popular in the late 1990s as the traditional US shopping mall began to decline with the mass consolidation of departme...
by rwsandiego
May 11th, 2022, 11:15 pm
Forum: California USA
Topic: Albertsons closing Irvine, CA
Replies: 55
Views: 10101

Re: Albertsons closing Irvine, CA

Allegedly, Aldi was interested in the former Rite Aid space in the same plaza, and Irvine Company said no, so I assume they will have another grocer soon... Of course they would. Can't have a discount grocer in their upscale neighborhood... :lol: (ALthough it's not clear whether this interest was s...
by rwsandiego
May 1st, 2022, 9:45 pm
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Whole Foods Closures
Replies: 7
Views: 554

Re: Whole Foods Closures

The Englewood store looks pretty rough, and was probably a result of some sort of political deal.... The City of Chicago actively courted Whole Foods to build a store in Englewood because they are a "healthy" grocer. Jewel-Osco, Food4Less, Tony's, Pete's, and Cermak Fresh Market all sell ...
by rwsandiego
April 30th, 2022, 10:59 am
Forum: Drugstore Chains
Topic: Walgreens pushing credit cards
Replies: 18
Views: 1265

Re: Walgreens pushing credit cards

That Synchrony group is apparently pretty big - they do cards around here (NY) for a local chain of tire and muffler type shops. Not sure exactly what they offer, but I suspect it may be open to some that would not as easily qualify for the major company cards, as that way they still have an option...