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by BatteryMill
June 21st, 2020, 7:41 pm
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Favorite supermarket interior? (1995-present)
Replies: 24
Views: 767

Re: Favorite supermarket interior? (1995-present)

While there are many choices I'd consider from what I've seen, my favorite design meeting this criteria easily has to be Harris Teeter's Romanesque ( http://www.bciva.com/portfolio-item/harris-teeter-251-gainesville/ ) design, used by the chain for much of the 2000s. There were multiple variations d...
by BatteryMill
January 30th, 2020, 5:28 pm
Forum: Mid-Atlantic USA
Topic: Albertsons closing MD Safeway distribution center
Replies: 12
Views: 1796

Albertsons closing MD Safeway distribution center

https://www.bizjournals.com/washington/news/2020/01/30/safeway-parent-will-lay-off-520-in-prince-george-s.html?iana=hpmvp_wash_news_headline What could this move mean for Safeway's east coast operations? As Acme is taking charge I assume that chain would be unfazed, but who knows what'll happen to ...
by BatteryMill
December 17th, 2019, 4:20 pm
Forum: Mid-Atlantic USA
Topic: UNFI Makes Deals for 13 Shoppers Stores; 4 More to Close
Replies: 24
Views: 3473

Re: UNFI Makes Deals for 13 Shoppers Stores; 4 More to Close

This is quite a lot of news - so I'll state my opinion here. The closing round was certainly not well planned by UNFI, beginning these sales before the holiday season and ineffectively alerting employees. For following closings, they should plan the procedures better. While it seems Shoppers may be ...
by BatteryMill
December 13th, 2019, 5:15 pm
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Target using lowercase "target" on full-scale stores
Replies: 41
Views: 26892

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

This location is one that never even got a Pfresh remodel. Interesting question- I wonder if Target has included new PFresh sections lately within their remodel spree. Stores near me that were remodeled a couple of years ago received the bulleye logo only. The word Target was removed. Then in recen...
by BatteryMill
December 10th, 2019, 5:26 pm
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Target using lowercase "target" on full-scale stores
Replies: 41
Views: 26892

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

A recent drive through Houston highways shows that many of the roadside signage has changed to the new lower case lettering. Frankly, I'm torn about the retiring of the SuperTarget name--the PFresh stuff has diluted that, and as we know, not all grocery stores are created equal... They've been upda...
by BatteryMill
November 25th, 2019, 3:30 pm
Forum: Drugstore Chains
Topic: Glass enclosed pharmacies
Replies: 5
Views: 1465

Re: Glass enclosed pharmacies

I have not seen any examples of enclosed pharmacies in NoVA. I've only seen certain stores like Giant-MD and Rite Aid have higher counters that make it harder to reach the pharmacy stock. The Walmart pharmacy of the future prototype will feature a fully enclosed pharmacy where drugs are dispensed vi...
by BatteryMill
November 22nd, 2019, 2:45 pm
Forum: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Fried Chicken Craze
Replies: 3
Views: 642

Re: Fried Chicken Craze

Not to mention near me, several chicken chains have been expanding. Bojangle's, Zaxby's, Popeyes, and Royal Farms (a convenience store chain known for its fried chicken). KFC, the old standby of chicken restaurants, has been declining in presence in comparison.
by BatteryMill
November 12th, 2019, 5:00 pm
Forum: Mid-Atlantic USA
Topic: State of Food Lion in the Washington D.C. area
Replies: 19
Views: 14849

Re: State of Food Lion in the Washington D.C. area

So apparently, it seems as if Food Lion may be continuing to invest in the area after all. Construction bids are going up in Northern VA and the Eastern Shore for certain Food Lions. I am not sure when they will begin, though I'll expect it early next year considering remodels don't always occur at ...
by BatteryMill
November 6th, 2019, 4:49 pm
Forum: Southeast USA
Topic: Wegman's Expanding into Georgia?
Replies: 8
Views: 1920

Re: Wegman's Expanding into Georgia?

Wegman's still builds stores > 100K sf, but they have been getting out of pharmacies and GM. In Atlanta, it may have something to do with the available footprint. The Perimeter area has had vacancies in big boxes in the recent past and this may have been easily available space and they may have wan...
by BatteryMill
November 5th, 2019, 5:03 pm
Forum: Southeast USA
Topic: Wegman's Expanding into Georgia?
Replies: 8
Views: 1920

Re: Wegman's Expanding into Georgia?

Interesting to see them skip over yet again - I presume they may have plans for Charlotte, though the general tendency to cross over metro areas isn't entirely new. When they entered, VA, they largely skipped over MD. Same goes for their entrance to the Boston area. Wegman's stores in the southeaste...